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"One Giant Leap" was a short story in the Gateways omnibus What Lay Beyond, a TOS story serving as sequel to the TOS - Gateways novel: One Small Step.

Summary

James T. Kirk arrives on the Petraw homeworld after following Luz and Tasm through the Kalandan transporter gateway. After intervening in their struggle over the device, he is captured and placed in a holding cell, but frees himself by hacking a hole in the polymer-like material. Hiding in an empty living cell, he discovers the Petraw information feed and absorbs reports that Tasm is being honored with command of the science initiative to reverse-engineer the Kalandan device, while Luz is sentenced to be put out of the Petraw hive structure, a death sentence. He frees Luz and, with her help, reactivates the portal to Earth and sabotages the device.

References

Characters

James T. KirkLuzTasmunnamed Petraw
Referenced only
Enwright

Starships and vehicles

Petraw scout shipPetraw shuttle

Locations

Petraw homeworld (the galaxy's Beta Quadrant)

Races and cultures

HumanPetraw

States and organizations

FederationStarfleet

Other references

statesyrup

Appendices

Connections

Star Trek: Gateways
One Small StepChainmailDoors Into ChaosDemons of Air and DarknessNo Man's LandCold WarsWhat Lay Beyond ("One Giant Leap" • "Exodus" • "Horn and Ivory" • "In the Queue" • "Death After Life" • "The Other Side") • Here There Be Monsters

Timelines

published order
Previous story:
first in the anthology
Star Trek Next story:
Exodus
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
One Small Step
Gateways
Pocket Next Adventure:
Mudd In Your Eye
Previous Adventure:
One Small Step
Gateways
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
Mudd In Your Eye
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