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Summary

Ensign Pavel Chekov is on routine duty in auxiliary control aboard the USS Enterprise, when suddenly the ship lurches off course, and out of control. Chekov attempts to contact the bridge but cannot get a response, but discovers that the Enterprise is in danger of being destroyed by a black star.

Chekov manages to make his way to the bridge, where he finds that Captain James T. Kirk and the senior staff are unconscious, and the navigator is seriously hurt. With the Enterprise only seconds away from destruction, Chekov manages to plot a course out of the star. Realizing that Chekov has just saved the ship, Captain Kirk assigns Chekov to bridge duty as navigator, while the primary navigator is recovering in sickbay.

References

Characters

Pavel ChekovJames T. KirkLeonard McCoySpock
Referenced only
Robert FoxMontgomery ScottKhan Noonien SinghHikaru Sulu

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)

Locations

USS Enterprise
auxiliary controlbridgesickbay
Referenced only
Omicron Ceti III

Races and cultures

HumanVulcan

States and organizations

FederationStarfleet

Other references

black stargravityspacestar

Ranks and titles

captaincommanding officerensignnavigatorofficer

Technology and weapons

intercomstarshipwarp drive

Chronology

Appendices

Information

According to this story, Chekov joined the Enterprise crew just before TOS episode: "A Taste of Armageddon". However, The Janus Gate establishes that he was a crewmember at least prior to TOS episode: "The Naked Time".

Connections

Timeline

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A Test of Character
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Project Blue Book
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Previous Adventure:
The Leader
Constellations
Pocket Next Adventure:
Ishmael
Previous Adventure:
Operation -- Annihilate!
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
Ishmael
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