The Enterprise crew experience waking dreams of previous missions.
- 1 Summary
- 2 References
- 3 Timeline
- 4 Appendices
- Captain's log, stardate 5268.1
- The Enterprise is headed for Starbase 9, where we will put in for minor repairs and some well-deserved shore leave. True to form, my science officer has volunteered to remain on the ship for the duration of our stay. As previous logs will show, Mister Spock would rather further his research than blow off some steam. I just hope it doesn't catch up with him some day. End log entry.
- Captain's log, stardate 5258.1
- Forty-four members of my crew have now been afflicted with these dreamlike experiences—and we're no closer to finding out the cause of them than we were before. To make the puzzle even more confusing, two of those crewmen—Ensigns Pavel Chekov and Jorge Sildar—dreamed about incidents they never experienced in the first place... because they had yet to sign on with the Enterprise when those incidents took place. Chekov, for instance, dreamed of something that happened to Lieutenant Stiles—who served under me during my first encounter with the Romulans. But Chekov never met Stiles—nor had he studied any account of the incident. At first we assumed the dreams were memories, plucked out of each individual's mind. Now, it seems the dreams are externally imposed.
- Captain's log, stardate 5268.9
- In accordance with Doctor McCoy's suggestion, I have attempted to contact Janice Rand, now a lieutenant posted at Starfleet Headquarters in San Francisco. She has not answered our subspace call. However, I have received a response from Admiral Durham of Starfleet Command.
- Captain's log, stardate 5269.5
- Homing in on the coordinates obtained by Mister Spock, we have arrived at an unexplored solar system... one that contains a single, uninhabitable planet. It is here we've begun our search for Janice Rand.
- Captain's log, supplemental
- This place is a maze, but I think we've finally gotten a fix on Lieutenant Rand. Interestingly enough, she's not alone. In fact, according to my tricorder, she's in the midst of several hundred aliens... live ones. Though they're in the same sluggish state as my former yeoman. At this time, I don't expect any trouble from them. Of course, that could change at any moment. Kirk out.
- Christine Chapel • Pavel Chekov • Durham • James T. Kirk • Kyle • Leonard McCoy • Mikhol • Janice Rand • Montgomery Scott • Spock • Hikaru Sulu • Nyota Uhura • unnamed Chuniikites • Unnamed USS Enterprise personnel (2260s)
- Referenced only
- Dave Bailey • Balok • Charles Evans • Lenore Karidian • Jorge Sildar • Stiles • Stiles family
Starships and vehicles
- Dreamers' planet • Dreamers' system
- Referenced only
- Miri's planet • Starbase 9 • Starfleet Headquarters • San Francisco
Races and cultures
- Chuniikite • Dreamer • Human • Vulcan
- Referenced only
- Balok's species • Romulan • Talosian • Thasian
States and organizations
Ranks and titles
- admiral • captain • chief engineer • commander • communications officer • ensign • helmsman • lieutenant • lieutenant commander • navigator • science officer • yeoman
Science and technology
- biobed • impulse engine • intercom • lifeform • medicine • phaser • photon torpedo • sensor • star system • starbase • tricorder • transporter • vaccine • warp drive
- bridge • captain's log • Chuniikite Civil War • coordinate • dream • five-year mission • helm • log entry • music • observation deck • planet • Romulan War • ship's log • shore leave • sickbay • telepath • Vulcan lute
- This story is a sequel of sorts to Janice Rand's TOS season 1 appearances.
- Although Rand is a chief petty officer in her next chronological canon appearance (TOS movie: Star Trek: The Motion Picture), she is mentioned here to have gained the rank of lieutenant due to her skill at secret intelligence missions. Perhaps her officer status was kept secret to maintain her effectiveness as a clandestine agent, a supposition that could explain why she was later shown to be a commander (TOS movie: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock) but again shown later as a master chief petty officer (TOS movie: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home), and finally as simultaneously being a lieutenant junior grade and lieutenant commander (during TOS movie: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and VOY episode: "Flashback", respectively).
- TOS episodes: "The Corbomite Maneuver", "Miri", "Charlie X", "Balance of Terror", "The Conscience of the King", "The Enemy Within"
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