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* '''Stardate 1329.8''': While on patrol, the ''Enterprise'' rescued four survivors from a damaged freighter. One of the survivors were discovered to be con-man, [[Harcourt Fenton Mudd|Harry Mudd]], while the others were three "beautiful" women. It was thanks to the efforts of Mudd and his women that the ''Enterprise'' obtained replacement [[lithium crystal]]s from [[Rigel XII]]. (''TOS'' [[novelization]]: "[[Mudd's Women]]", ''[[Mudd's Angels]]'').
 
* '''Stardate 1329.8''': While on patrol, the ''Enterprise'' rescued four survivors from a damaged freighter. One of the survivors were discovered to be con-man, [[Harcourt Fenton Mudd|Harry Mudd]], while the others were three "beautiful" women. It was thanks to the efforts of Mudd and his women that the ''Enterprise'' obtained replacement [[lithium crystal]]s from [[Rigel XII]]. (''TOS'' [[novelization]]: "[[Mudd's Women]]", ''[[Mudd's Angels]]'').
   
* '''Stardate 1704.2''': Enroute to [[Psi 2000]], the ''Enterprise'' left a large survey team on the surface of [[Tlaoli IV]]. Following the incident at Psi 2000, resulting in the ''Enterprise'' being flung back in time three days, the ''Enterprise'' returned to Tlaoli early. On arrival back at the planet, they discover that half of the team had disappeared. Captain Kirk led a cave expedition team and found his team, but both he and Lieutenant Sulu were transposed in time, by a Jim Kirk from [[2247]], and Captain Sulu from an alternate [[2287]]. The situation was later resolved by travelling into the various timeframes and restoring the natural course of events. (''TOS'' novels: ''[[The Janus Gate]], #1: [[Present Tense]]'', ''#2: [[Future Imperfect]]'', and ''#3: [[Past Prologue]]'').
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* '''Stardate 1704.2''': Enroute to [[Psi 2000]], the ''Enterprise'' left a large survey team on the surface of [[Tlaoli IV]]. Following the incident at Psi 2000, resulting in the ''Enterprise'' being flung back in time three days, the ''Enterprise'' returned to Tlaoli early. On arrival back at the planet, they discover that half of the team had disappeared. Captain Kirk led a cave expedition team and found his team, but both he and Lieutenant Sulu were transposed in time, by a Jim Kirk from [[2247]], and Captain Sulu from an alternate [[2287]]. The situation was later resolved by travelling into the various timeframes and restoring the natural course of events. (''TOS'' novels: ''[[The Janus Gate]], #1: [[Present Tense]]'', ''#2: [[Future Imperfect]]'', and ''#3: [[Past Prologue (novel)|Past Prologue]]'').
   
 
:: '''''Note''': ''[[The Janus Gate]]'' trilogy invalidated itself because it occured in the three day pocket of time, leaving the characters with no memory of the events afterwards.''
 
:: '''''Note''': ''[[The Janus Gate]]'' trilogy invalidated itself because it occured in the three day pocket of time, leaving the characters with no memory of the events afterwards.''

Revision as of 02:59, September 4, 2006

Between 2264 and 2270, the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) was under the command of Captain James T. Kirk. During his tenure as captain, the Enterprise was a major component in many events of Alpha Quadrant history, as well as minor, run-of-the-mill missions. Below is a list of all the printed adventures undertaken by the Enterprise over a six-year period, including the historic five-year mission from 2265 and 2270.

Crucible

2264

1701 TATV

The USS Enterprise.

Note: The events and references in Enterprise: The First Adventure were later overridden by other novels, and can no longer be considered in the same continuity as later novels.
  • Stardate 1278.40: Captain Kirk assumes command of the Enterprise and relieves Captain Pike. The Enterprise's first mission is to transport Pike to his next assignment on Draxis II. Enroute, the Enterprise once again encounters the Tralmanii, a race that Pike had once dealt with before when he commanded the Enterprise. (TOS comic: "All Those Years Ago...").
Note: This story provides an alternate take on the Enterprise's first mission than the one provided in Enterprise: The First Adventure.
  • Captain Kirk used a shuttle to board the Enterprise for the first time taking command because the transporters were down. This would become a tradition for later Enterprise captains. (TNG novelization: Encounter at Farpoint).
  • Stardate 1297.80: Shortly after Lieutenant Nyota Uhura's assignment to the Enterprise, Captain Kirk and a landing party are taken prisoner by the Klingons. Willing to save her captain and crewmates, Uhura steals a shuttlecraft and eventually rescues the landing party. (TOS comic: "Uhura's Story").
  • Stardate 1003.6: In August 2264, the Enterprise was ordered to intercept an alien spaceship in the Mandylion Rift, which had registered as travelling at warp 15. On arrival in the Rift, they discovered that the Klingons were also expressing an interest. The aliens issue Kirk and Commander Kaul of the Klingons a challenge: one of each their crewmembers have to scale a mountain, however wins will receive the knowledge of their technology. Kirk sent Lieutenant Hounslaw Tanaka, but she failed the challenge and fell to her death. (TOS novel: Captain's Peril).
Note: The events depicted in this segment of Captain's Peril, may or may not have happened in the primary continuity, as it is part of the Shatnerverse.
Note: This novel could be placed in the same continuity as Enterprise: The First Adventure due to the reference to Dr. McCoy.

2265

  • Shortly after, the Enterprise was dispatched to the planet Tendar on a first contact mission, following the Tendaran's movements towards warp drive. Captain Kirk and Lt. Commander's Spock and Gary Mitchell beamed down to meet the Prime Minister, but instead of being greeted were arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment. Despite attempts to negotiate by Montgomery Scott, in command of the Enterprise, the Tendarans refused, stating they wanted to make an example out of the prisoners. (TOS comic: "Prisoners").
Enterprise barrier

The USS Enterprise approaching the Galactic Barrier

  • Stardate 1312.4: In April 2265, Admiral Saylor ordered the Enterprise to the Galactic Barrier where they discovered a disaster marker from the SS Valiant. Kirk ordered the Enterprise to probe beyond the barrier, which resulted in the death of 9 crewmembers, and the affect of creating god-like abilities in Gary Mitchell and Dr. Dehner. Kirk decided to maroon Mitchell on Delta Vega, but Mitchell was too powerful and a fight broke out. It was thanks to the actions of Dehner, that Mitchell was defeated. (TOS episode: "Where No Man Has Gone Before" and novel: My Brother's Keeper, #1: Republic).
Note: It was stated in Constitution that Kirk had been in command of the Enterprise for 13 months.
  • Stardate 1321.6: After leaving Delta Vega, the Enterprise headed for Starbase 33 to be debriefed by Admiral Saylor. Enroute they enterered the Taurus Reach and stopped of at Vanguard (Starbase 47) for repairs. The repairs were rushed so that the Enterprise could investigate the destruction of the USS Bombay and the Starfleet listening post in the Ravanar system. (VAN novel: Harbinger).
  • After leaving Vanguard the Enterprise continued on to Starbase 33 and Kirk was debriefed. Following the debriefing the Enterprise returned to Earth, a journey of 10 weeks, to attend the funeral of Gary Mitchell. On Earth, Janice Rand and Dr. McCoy board the ship. (TOS novels: My Brother's Keeper, #2: Constitution, and #3: Enterprise).
Note: Harbinger featured Uhura as already being aboard the Enterprise following Where No Man Has Gone Before, which is at odds with My Brother's Keeper, however it could be reconsiled by ignoring Uhura coming aboard.
  • Stardate Unknown: While the Enterprise enroute to Earth for Gary Mitchell's funeral, Captain Kirk starts to compose a letter to Gary's parents. Unable to write the truth about Gary's death, Kirk writes a story about an adventure that Kirk and Mitchell had aboard the Farragut. (TOS comic: "Gary").
  • After leaving Starbase 12, the Enterprise was assigned to investigate Timshel's self-imposed quarantine. Captain Kirk beamed down alone, following his past experience on the planet, and discovered that the residents had become slaves to the Joy Machine, and worked solely for a "payday". Kirk managed to destroy the Joy Machine by uploading a computer virus into the system with help from the local resistance. (TOS novel: The Joy Machine).

2266

Mudd's Women

Harry Mudd's cargo.

  • Stardate 1329.8: While on patrol, the Enterprise rescued four survivors from a damaged freighter. One of the survivors were discovered to be con-man, Harry Mudd, while the others were three "beautiful" women. It was thanks to the efforts of Mudd and his women that the Enterprise obtained replacement lithium crystals from Rigel XII. (TOS novelization: "Mudd's Women", Mudd's Angels).
  • Stardate 1704.2: Enroute to Psi 2000, the Enterprise left a large survey team on the surface of Tlaoli IV. Following the incident at Psi 2000, resulting in the Enterprise being flung back in time three days, the Enterprise returned to Tlaoli early. On arrival back at the planet, they discover that half of the team had disappeared. Captain Kirk led a cave expedition team and found his team, but both he and Lieutenant Sulu were transposed in time, by a Jim Kirk from 2247, and Captain Sulu from an alternate 2287. The situation was later resolved by travelling into the various timeframes and restoring the natural course of events. (TOS novels: The Janus Gate, #1: Present Tense, #2: Future Imperfect, and #3: Past Prologue).
Note: The Janus Gate trilogy invalidated itself because it occured in the three day pocket of time, leaving the characters with no memory of the events afterwards.
  • Stardate 1929.13: Captain Kirk is sent on a Anti-Klingon mission and is replaced Captain Zarlo.
Chapel and Korby

Nurse Christine Chapel meets Roger Korby and his androids.

  • Stardate Unknown: The Enterprise responds to a distress call from an Anti-Federation League colony in System 1324. Under heavy attack by Orions, a security force is transported down while the Enterprise goes in pursuit of an enemy vessel. Heavy losses are sustained by the landing party. The Enterprise, damaged, eventually returns to 1324-IV to claim the surviving colonists and security personnel after the Orion defeat. Just as "Jon Anderson" aka Kell is promoted after saving Captain Kirk's life. (TOS novel: Errand of Vengeance, #1: The Edge of the Sword).
  • Stardate Unknown: At Starbase 42, the Enterprise recieves crew replacements and shore leave. With the Orions believed to be in the employ of the Klingons, an Orion deep-core dilithium mining operation is investigated, and subsequently shut down, by the "Enterprise" in System 7348. While Captain Kirk leads the landing party, the Enterprise moves to intercept the IKS D'K Tahg and is led into a trap. (TOS novel: Errand of Vengeance, #2: Killing Blow).
Entphasers

The Enterprise in battle.

  • Stardate Unknown: While enroute to Starbase 21 for repairs, the Enterprise is intercepted by Admiral Robert Justman and Lt. West via the high-speed warpshuttle Trager. Justman orders the Enterprise to the ancient, decommissioned Starbase 42, which is to become the admiral's new command post, believing it will be attacked by the Klingons seeking its supply of starship-grade dilithium crystals. Klingon infiltrators already in place on the station wreak havoc while Captain Koloth's IKS D'K Tahg attacks the starbase. Admiral Justman sacrifices himself to save the life of Lt. West and to buy Captain Kirk the time needed to defeat Klingon troops. With the "D'K Tahg" crippled by the starbase and Enterprise, the Klingon High Council disavows their actions and Koloth is forced to withdraw. The USS Constellation, commanded by Commodore Decker, arrives to assist the Enterprise. Post-mortem performed on Ensign Anderson reveals that he was a Klingon agent, and Dr. McCoy puts together a simple scanning program to detect future infiltrators. (TOS novel: Errand of Vengeance, #3: River of Blood).

2267

  • Stardate 3125.3: In response to the threat of a Romulan invasion the Enterprise was dispatched to the Neutral Zone to head off an attack, while a Starfleet task force was enroute. The attack along the Neutral Zone proved to be a decoy as the Romulan fleet was due to invade Canara in order to obtain a vaccine for a deadly desease. Captain Kirk negotiates an agreement with the Romulans and the invasion is called off. (TOS novel: Web of the Romulans).
Note: Despite references to "The Enterprise Incident" this novel obviously takes place after "Tomorrow is Yesterday" due to the amourous computer and references to Cygnet XIV as mentioned in that episode.
  • Stardate 3001.3: The Enterprise rushes to respond to a distress call from an unexplored sector, and discover a large space vessel attacking an unprotected colony. After attempts to communicate with the vessel, the Enterprise manages to draw the vessel's fire while Dr. McCoy led a landing party to the colony. (TOS comic: "No Compromise, Part I").
  • Stardate 3005.1: Dr. McCoy discovers that the Harahni colony is been bombarded with intense radiation, and that the continued attacks are starting to kill people. While Commander Scott works on physical defences against the attacks, Ensigns Chekov and Julia Crandall work with the native population on natural defences in the colony's plant-life. However, Crandall and Spock are soon taken prisoner by rebellious colonists. (TOS comic: "No Compromise, Part II").
  • Stardate 3006.4: After refusing to negotiate with the rebels, the colonist's realise that the need the Enterprise's assistance in defeating the vessel as the attacks increase. Scott manages to break through the alien vessel's shields and Captain Kirk and Chekov beam aboard and discover that it is a malfunctioning ark, where dead creatures and plants fill the cargo areas. After shutting down the malfunctioning vessel, Ensign Crandall and a scientific team remain behind to study the vessel. (TOS comic: "No Compromise, Part III").
  • Stardate 3040.2: While visiting a dying planet, the Enterprise crew discovers an empath on the surface, who can hear the song of the dying planet and plans to die along with the planet. Captain Kirk convinces the empath or worldsinger that there are other worldsongs to hear. (TOS comic: "Worldsinger").
  • Stardate 3375.3: After taking aboard new crewmembers at Starbase 7, the Enterprise was ordered to observe voting on the planet Nador on whether the Nadorians will join the Federation. While in orbit the Enterprise was attacked by Nadorian terrorists, who attempted to assassinate their rulers, Abon and Delor. The attempt fails, but McCoy was forced to seperate the conjoined twins, but both survived. (TOS novel: Gemini).
  • Following an engagement with a Klingon warship, the Enterprise visited Vulcan to obtain urgent medical treatment for Ensign Karl Remmington. Remmington unfortunately dies, but Captain Kirk has to lead a murder enquiry following a series of murders at the Vulcan Science Academy, that could eventually target Spock's mother, Amanda Grayson. The murderer was revealed to be a Vulcan dissident that embraced emotion. (TOS novel: The Vulcan Academy Murders).
  • After spending a month in orbit of Vulcan, the Enterprise was about to transport the culprit away, when they were diverted to the Vulcan Colony on Nisus. Nisus had been ravaged by a plague that was killing everyone of all races, despite battling for days Dr. McCoy and Dr. M'Benga could not find a cure, until a half-Klingon, half-Human child was found to be immune to the disease. (TOS novel: The IDIC Epidemic).
Notes: The events of The Vulcan Academy Murders and The IDIC Epidemic depict Dr M'Benga joining the crew of the Enterprise, however later sources show that M'Benga had been aboard since 2265, at least.

2268

  • Stardate 3547.2: While carrying radiation victims to a nearby starbase, the Enterprise is hijacked by a crewmember and taken to a nearby planet which is reportedly inhabited by faith healers. While on the planet, Captain Kirk and the Enterprise crew encounter a new species. (TOS comic: "A Small Matter of Faith").
  • Stardate 4720.1: The Enterprise was on a survey mission to Delta Canaris IV, when they received a distress call from the Vulcan science vessel T'Pau. The Enterprise discovered the Vulcan crew dead and were drawn to Alnath II by an Andorian science team, and discover the Klingon dreadnought, IKS Terror in orbit. The planet began to have a strange effect on the crew, causing them to be insorbidinate, but the mystery was later solved by Captain Kirk and Commander Kalan of the Terror. (TOS novel: The Klingon Gambit).
  • Stardate 4769.1: Following the survey mission to Delta Canaris IV, the Enterprise headed for Starbase 1 for shore leave. Shore leave was cancelled when Admiral McKenna ordered the Enterprise to transport a diplomatic team to Ammdon and Jurnamoria. Enroute they picked up an alien woman called Lorelei, who inspired the crew to mutiny, and remove Captain Kirk from command. The mutiny was quashed and the Enterprise returned to Starbase 1. (TOS novel: Mutiny on the Enterprise).

2269

  • Stardate 6732.4: While enroute to the New Paris Colony, the Enterprise encountered three alien pods, which quickly disable the Enterprise. After restoring power, the crew discover that the pods contained energy beings that were being nurtured to be caretakers for the universe. Captain Kirk engages one of the beings in personal combat to ensure the survival of humanity. (TOS comic: "This Tree Bears Bitter Fruit").
Note: This story is placed here due to references to the Zetarians from "The Lights of Zetar", and must take place shortly after that episode.
  • Stardate Unknown: While pursuing the pirate Auk Rex, Captain Kirk, Spock and Dr. McCoy follow him down to the planet Sanctuary in a shuttle. They soon discovered that they are trapped on the planet by a field that renders modern technology useless. (TOS novel: Sanctuary).
  • Stardate 6021.4: The Enterprise were forced two travel deep into Romulan space to help Gary Seven track down to other agents working for the Aegis. They discover that the Romulans were planning to travel to 2293 and assassinate Spock at the Khitomer Conference. Together, the Enterprise crew and Seven prevent them from doing so. (TOS novel: Assignment: Eternity).
Note: This story takes place a week after the episode "Turnabout Intruder".
  • Stardate Unknown: After spending a week studying Beta Castelli, the Enterprise observed the star's death and the destruction of Zirgosian space. Shortly after, it was discovered that a spatial rift had been created by the Sackers and was leading to our universe merging with another. The process was reversed when the Enterprise used a baryon inverter on the rift. (TOS novel: The Three-Minute Universe).
  • Stardate Unknown: While performing a survey of Talin IV, the Enterprise's warp drive was prematurely activated while within the planets gravity well leading to widespread destruction on the surface. Over the next four months, the Enterprise's five-year mission was cancelled, and the senior officers were either demoted or forced to resign. Investigations by the crew revealed that the disaster was caused by an alien hive-mind intelligence, and the Enterprise crew were exonerated of any wrong-doing. (TOS novel: Prime Directive).
Note: This novel takes place shortly after Memory Prime.

The Mudd Timeline

  • Stardate 4011.9: The Enterprise was conducted a star-mapping expedition near the Shapley Center on the opposite side of Klingon space, when war between the Federation and the Empire broke out once again. Captain Kirk decided to proceed to Organia to appeal to the Organians but the journey would take months. Spock volunteered to be sent to Organia in tachyonic form using the transporter, but the result was two duplicate Spocks. Eventually, the Enterprise reached Organia and after freeing them from a Klingon created "thought-barrier" the Organians confined the Klingons to their homeworld for 1000 years. (TOS novel: Spock Must Die!).
  • Stardate 6720.8: After eight days in orbit of Kyros, the Enterprise's trilithium modulator crystals were sabotaged by Spock, effectively stranding the Enterprise in orbit. Spock had been possessed by a revolutionary from the planet due to the experimental cyphalic implant that he was wearing. Thankfully, the situation was resolved and the Enterprise repaired. (TOS novel: Spock, Messiah!).
Note: This story takes place shortly after Spock Must Die! because of McCoy's comment that the last time they used the transporter they had two Spocks.

  • Stardate 5268.1: When the Enterprise crew began to experience dreams about their former crewmate, Janice Rand, Captain Kirk began investigating, and discovered that Rand was missing in action following a covert mission to monitor the Chuniikites. The crew discovered her whereabouts after Spock supposed that the dreams were her sending clues to her location. Kirk found Rand in a derelict city on an uninhabited planet, and with Rand's help the two officers escape the Chuniikites and flee the planet. (TOS comic: "The Dream Walkers").
Note: This story is placed here due to Rand's appearence in The Abode of Life.
  • Stardate 5064.4: Following a layover at Starbase 4, the Enterprise began an investigation of gravitic anomalies in the Sagittarius Arm of the galaxy. As a result the Enterprise was flung over 300 parsecs to the planet Mercan. The ship needed repairs to their engines, so Captain Kirk led landing party to contact the Mercans, where they discovered that the star Mercaniad was becoming very unstable, and with the signing of an agreement with the Mercans, the Enterprise stopped Mercaniad going nova, before returning home. (TOS novel: The Abode of Life).
  • Stardate 7521.6: After transporting prisoners to the planet Trefolg, the Enterprise was diverted to the Trellisane along the Romulan Neutral Zone. The Enterprise was instrumental in creating a peace accord between the Federation, the Klingons, and the Romulans. (TOS novel: The Trellisane Confrontation).
Note: Following the death of Lt. Commander Kinitz, Lt. Ingrit Tomson is promoted to chief of security aboard the Enterprise.
  • Stardate 7003.4: The Enterprise is ordered to Aritani to investigate pirate attacks on the native population. While investigating, Spock is confronted by three pirate fighters commanded by Romulans, and jumps off a precipise causing severe physical damage and amnesia. While Spock is recovering from his injuries on Vulcan, the Enterprise transports Federation Council members to an emergency meeting on the Aritani situation. With assistance from a Romulan double-agent, the Enterprise crew manages to destroy the Romulans secret base. (TOS novel: Mindshadow).
Note: Dr. McCoy states that it has been three-years since he last saw his daughter, Joanna.
  • Stardate Unknown: The Enterprise transports a group of Hydrillan researchers from Beekman's Planet to Vulcan. Unbenkownst to the crew of the Enterprise, they are also transporting a group of non-corporeal beings who wish to enslave Vulcan. (TOS novel: Demons).
  • Stardate Unknown: After being having enhanced sensors installed, the Enterprise returns to investigate the gravitational anomalies they were studying on stardate 5064.4. Also accompanying the Enterprise is the new sensors' designer, Dr. Jason Crandall. Once again, the starship is transported thousands of light-years into an interstellar conflict between the Hoshan and the Zeator. After negotiating a peace between the two races, the Enterprise crew discover that the anomalies are gateways created by an unknown ancient race. (TOS novel: Chain of Attack).
Note: Given McCoy's statement in Mindshadow, this story must take place after.
  • Stardate Unknown: A few weeks after the Enterprise's journey through the interstellar gateways, she discovers the USS Cochise. The Cochise has been invaded by an alien life-form from the gateway's. After once again traveling through the gateways, the Enterprise discovers the final nexus and the secrets to the system. (TOS novel: The Final Nexus).
  • Stardate Unknown: After being ordered to the Federation research outpost on the planet Tanis, the Enterprise crew discover that biological warfare experiments, sponsored by Admiral Jose Mendez, was being performed at the outpost. Following this, the Enterprise heads for Starbase 13 for shore leave. (TOS novel: Bloodthirst).
Note: During this story the date of October 31st is given. It has also been several months since Demons.
  • Stardate Unknown: The Enterprise is ordered to the planet Chyrellkan system to mediate a dispute between the two planets of the system. After beaming down to negotiate, Spock and Dr. McCoy are taken prisoner by militants. The whole action is later revealed to be a plot by Benjamin Finney to get revenge on Captain Kirk. (TOS novel: Renegade).

2270

  • Stardate 5000.1: The Enterprise spends six weeks studying the decay of a singularity. In an alternate timeline, the Enterprise was diverted to Aleph Prime to transport Dr. Georges Mordreaux to a penal colony. During the mission, Captain Kirk was killed by Mordreaux. The timeline was reset when Spock traveled back in time to prevent the Enterprise being summoned. (TOS novel: The Entropy Effect).
  • Following an extensive refit at Starbase 23, the Enterprise was ordered to the oceanic planet, Okeanos, to settle a dispute between the Susuru and a human colony. The Enterprise managed to settle the power-struggle, but not without the interference of Commander Kain and the new Klingon dreadnought, IKS Leviathan. (TOS novel: From the Depths).
Note: This story takes place 207 years after Zefram Cochrane's warp flight (i.e 2063+207=2270).
  • After being declared physically fit for duty, the Enterprise was tasked with transporting Captain Garth of Izar back to Antos IV, following his crippling madness. Garth's mission was to repair the sociological damage he caused on the Antosians following his madness, and with Kirk's help, managed to maneuver Antosian rebels to exile themselves on to the island of Acra. (TOS novel: Garth of Izar).
  • Stardate 4740.5: The Enterprise returned to Delta Vega after detecting a large spatial anomaly emanating from the planet. While studying the anomaly, two ships emerged from it, but the first was destroyed by the second. The second vessel was commanded by the Gladiator of the Praetor of the Imperial Guard who claimed Delta Vega for themselves. The survivors of the first vessel are later found aboard the Enterprise and call themselves the X-Men. With the aid of the X-Men, Captain Kirk returned to the surface and discovered Gary Mitchell alive and in league with the Imperial Guard. The two teams managed to overcome the menace, kill Gary Mitchell and close-up the anomaly. (TOS comic: "Star TreX").
  • The Enterprise was summoned to a remote planet on the edge of Federation space, and discovered an unscrupulous scientist excavating on the surface of the planet. Soon after, the Gorn arrived and the Gorn captain, S'Alath, who Kirk last faced during the Cestus III mission, demands to know why the Federation are excavating on a Gorn cemetery world. Kirk managed to restore the peace by surrendering to S'Alath. (TOS comic: "Dying of the Light").
  • Shortly after, the Enterprise was summoned to Starbase 6 for an urgent conference on Klingon Neutral Zone policy. However, the conference was interrupted when a Klingon squad attacked and took Kirk and several aides hostage. Realising that the Klingons were not behaving as expected, Spock turned to Commander Kor for help, and they succeeded in freeing the hostages. (TOS comic: "Action of the Tiger").
  • Stardate 5989.6: After discovering a wormhole leading to a pocket universe, the Enterprise soon detected a form of communication coming from the other side. Captain Kirk led a shuttle expedition along with Lieutenants Sulu and Uhura. Captain Kirk was injured during the mission, leaving Uhura in command, who successfully established contact with the aliens, and returned to the Enterprise. (TOS comic: "Message in a Bottle").
  • Shortly after, Captain Kirk leads a landing party aboard a shuttlecraft on a planetary survey. The Enterprise was forced to find them after the party was captured by the natives of the planet, who were genetically engineered. (TOS comic: "As Flies to Wanton Boys").
  • Stardate 5997.1: After beating a group of Klingons at a game of cards, Sulu and Chekov head back to the Enterprise in a new shuttlecraft. Unknown to the both crewmembers, Chekov now found himself as head of a Klingon house. The shuttle was attacked by various parties who want to rule the house for themselves, but Sulu's helm skills and Chekov's ingenuity allow them to safely return to the Enterprise. (TOS comic: "Trekkers").
  • Stardate 6205.7: While on a cadet training mission, the Enterprise became the victim of sabotage when a bomb was set off on the bridge, resulting in the deaths of several cadets. Believing an outside source to be responsible, Spock set up a fake court-martial and went undercover, where he was captured by the Tomarii who were responsible for the attack. Spock was rescued by the repaired Enterprise, but that ship was again heavily damaged following the battle with Tomarii and Romulan warships. As a result the Enterprise returned to Earth for heavy refitting. (TOS novel: Black Fire).
Note: Black Fire was meant to lead into the refit of Enterprise in time for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, however later novels have made this novel invalid and part of another continuity.
  • Stardate 5998.6: The Enterprise crew are informed that their five-year mission is officially over. Before heading to Earth, they proceeded to Starbase 10 to take Commander Willard Decker aboard. Enroute to Earth, the ship is diverted to Talos IV by a Talosian illusion affecting the crew. On arrival, they discover that Commander Kang and a Klingon task force had invaded Talos and had learned how to use the Talosians telepathic powers. Captain Kirk and the Talosians are able to defeat the Klingons, and leave them at the mercy of Talosian illusions of peace and tranquility. (TOS comic: "The Final Voyage").
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