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Summary[edit | edit source]

The USS Enterprise is transported, without its crew, to an alternate universe, and has to develop its artificial intelligence to survive.

References[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

MinuetJean-Luc Picard (hologram)
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Data

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Carpenter (Excelsior-class) • USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class)

Locations[edit | edit source]

alternate universeunnamed stars and systems

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

HumanMec
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BorgOrganian

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

Daystrom InstituteStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

Bussard collectorcomputercomputer coredeflector shieldhailholodeckhologramhullimpulse engineinterphasic boundaryinterspacenavigation beaconoptical data network relayParanoid Modephaser arrayself destructsensorshield generatorstarshipsubspace communicationtargeting sensortractor beamwarp corewarp drivewarp nacellewarp signature

Other references[edit | edit source]

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Appendices[edit | edit source]

Title[edit | edit source]

  • The story's name comes from the Lewis Carroll poem "The Walrus and the Carpenter".

Chronology[edit | edit source]

  • 5 June 2334: The USS Carpenter is listed as missing.
  • Enterprise experienced nearly three months in the alternate universe but returned at almost the instant she left.
  • The communications code Carpenter used to contact Enterprise was nearly seventy years old, and Enterprise is noted to be seventy years more advanced than Carpenter at the time of its disappearance, which indicates this story takes place in either the 2400s, or Carpenter actually went missing around the turn of the 24th century and wasn't listed as missing until 2334.

Connections[edit | edit source]

published order
Previous story:
Civil Disobedience
Strange New Worlds I
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Next story:
Life's Lessons
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Vendetta
Pocket Next Adventure:
The Monkey Puzzle Box

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