Star Trek: The Captain's Table is a Star Trek crossover miniseries developed by Dean Wesley Smith and John J. Ordover. There were originally six novels published in 2000 (later reprinted in omnibus form), and one anthology, Tales from the Captain's Table was released in 2005.
The stories of this miniseries are told in the first person by whichever captain is the focus of the story. These usually unfold when the captain discovers a mysterious door to the supernatural bar The Captain's Table, which seems to transcend space and time. They then proceed to tell their stories as the cost for a drink. The miniseries is met with mixed reviews, as while Once Burned and Fire Ship are often cited as fan favorites, others are found to be lacking.
Also interesting is that the authors of the miniseries are all depicted on the cover art of one of the novels in the miniseries.
The Captain's Table Miniseries[edit | edit source]
- War Dragons by L.A. Graf (Captains James T. Kirk and Hikaru Sulu)
- Dujonian's Hoard by Michael Jan Friedman (Captain Jean-Luc Picard)
- The Mist by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Captain Benjamin Sisko)
- Fire Ship by Diane Carey (Captain Kathryn Janeway)
- Once Burned by Peter David (Captain Mackenzie Calhoun)
- Where Sea Meets Sky by Jerry Oltion (Captain Christopher Pike)
- Tales from the Captain's Table, edited by Keith R.A. DeCandido
- "Improvisations on the Opal Sea: A Tale of Dubious Credibility" by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin (Captain William T. Riker)
- "Darkness" by Michael Jan Friedman (Captain Jean-Luc Picard)
- "Pain Management" by Peter David (Captain Elizabeth Shelby)
- "loDnI'pu' vavpu' je" by Keith R.A. DeCandido (Captain Klag)
- "The Officers' Club" by Heather Jarman (Captain Kira Nerys)
- "Have Beagle, Will Travel: The Legend of Porthos" by Louisa M. Swann (Captain Jonathan Archer)
- "Iron and Sacrifice" by David R. George III (Captain Demora Sulu)
- "Seduced" by Christie Golden (Captain Chakotay)
- "An Easy Fast" by John J. Ordover (Captain David Gold)