At the edge of the final frontier.
- 1 Publisher's description
- 2 Summary
- 3 References
- 4 Appendices
- 5 Timeline
From solicitations: An alien artifact abandoned by the Cardassians at the end of their occupation of Bajor has been reactivated, sending waves of temporal distortion through DS9. This causes the crew to experience leaps into alternate timelines and alerts the Cardassians and the artifact's creators of its whereabouts. It's a race for control of the very fabric of time!
Cardassian agents covertly return to Bajor to retrieve an ancient artifact hidden when the occupation came to an end. When touched, the artifact emits waves of temporal distortion, creating disturbances across the Federation and alerting the artifact's creators, an ancient race eager to reclaim what was once their most feared weapon.
- Julian Bashir • Julius Caesar • Curzon Dax • Jadzia Dax • Dukat • Will Kayden • Kira Nerys • Malbret • Benjamin Maxwell • Morn • Keiko O'Brien • Miles O'Brien • Pelek • Quark • Rom • Sebarr • Khan Noonien Singh • Benjamin Sisko • Jake Sisko • Hikaru Sulu • Tartek • Zek
- unnamed Cardassians • unnamed Deep Space 9 personnel • unnamed USS Defiant (NX-74205) personnel • unnamed USS Rutledge personnel
- Referenced only
- Mars • Saturn
Starships and vehicles
- Cardassian shuttlecraft • Danube-class • USS Defiant (Defiant-class) • Galor-class • Karg starship • runabout • USS Rutledge (New Orleans-class) • USS Saratoga (Miranda-class)
Races and cultures
States and organizations
Ranks and titles
- captain • chief • commander • dictatrix • Emissary of the Prophets • general • Grand Nagus • gul • lieutenant • lieutenant commander • supreme commander • vedek
Weapons and technology
- Cardassian disruptor • cloaking device • deflector shield • DNA • drill driver • plasma generator • phaser • shields • sonic drill • temporal disruptor • transporter • warp drive
- agrobiology • chroniton • dollar • doughnut • Eugenics Wars • Federation-Cardassian War • hell • hyronalyn • jumja stick • moon • norep • Occupation of Bajor • pergium • plasma • radiation • sculpture • temporal distortion • time • uridium • vole
- Includes alternate timelines.
- Ancient Rome
- Julius Caesar declares himself dictator of the Roman Empire, as witnessed by timeshifted Bashir.
- 27 October, 1995
- Khan declares victory over the civilized world, as witnessed by timeshifted Sisko.
- Late-23rd or early-24th century
- Captain Hikaru Sulu becomes the lover of timeshifted Keiko Ishikawa-O'Brien.
- Miles O'Brien is timeshifted, and finds himself a commander in the first Cardassian War under the command of Captain Benjamin Maxwell.
- During the Cardassian withdrawal, miners discover the temporal device. They seal the mine, intending to recover it later.
- The O'Briens visit a camp on Bajor near the abandoned mine. Gul Tartek's team lands nearby.
- This story did not explicitly state a time frame for the primary, unaltered chain of events, however, it seems to have taken place in early 2372, sometime after Sisko was promoted to captain in "The Adversary", but before the arrival of Worf on the station in "The Way of the Warrior".
- The artist depicted two of Bajor's moons in some panels but it wasn't specified which of Bajor's multiple moons these were.
- Sisko mentions the events of "Past Tense, Part I" and "Past Tense, Part II," while Kira mentions the events of "Crossover."
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