Star Trek 11 Plot Details: Alternate Timelines, Time Travel, and Romulans!!!

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As always when it comes to everything Trek, take this with a, “Maybe, maybe not”, as in, “If it’s all wrong, don’t come blaming me”. But the dudes over at Aint-it-cool-News.com may or may not know what J.J. Abrams has planned for Star Trek 11 and the two Spocks — old Spock played by Leonard Nimoy and young Spock played by “Heroes” star Zachary Quinto. I could try to decipher what AICN said, but since SyFy Portal has done it, and done a bang up job of it, I’ll just quote them on it:

The next Star Trek film apparently will deal with an alternate timeline. And no, not Spock with a goatee, but something that “Star Trek: Enterprise” as a series tried to do but failed.

“Picture an incident that throws a group of Romulans back in time,” Moriarty said. “Picture that group of Romulans figuring out where they are in the timeline, then deciding to take advantage of the accident to kill someone’s father, to erase them from the timeline before they exist, thereby changing all of the Trek universe.”

Apparently the Romulans choose the man himself, Capt. James T. Kirk. Why wait for him to fall off a bridge 100 years in the future when he can be taken out now, the Romulans reason.

That leaves Spock in a peculiar position because somehow he knows about the change, and is able to try and put it all back … but it’s not perfect.

“Evidently, the plan is to use this second timeline as a way of rebooting without erasing or ignoring canon,” Moriarty said. “These new voyages of the Enterprise, they’re taking place in whatever timeline starts with this story.”

And so it goes.

Get trekkin’ December 25, 2008.

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  • Yno Zev

    1936
    Somewhere in Earth orbit, three escape pods eject from the saucer section of the USS Enterprise. The Enterprise tumbles hopelessly into the Earth’s atmosphere. The anti-matter chamber from the engineering section breaks away and tumbles down to the Earth’s surface while the rest of the ship disintegrates in the atmosphere. Several more life pods eject from the great ship as it disintegrates into the Earth’s atmosphere.

    1908
    Krasnoyarsk Krai (Tunguska) Russia 7:40 AM. A horrific explosion occurs near the Podkamennaya River. A glow can be seen for miles turning night into day in the surrounding cities. In the forest the force of the explosion ripples through space opening a gap into time itself completely absorbing the matter that the Enterprise has left behind. Then disappears leaving only flattened trees as it’s only evidence.

    1870
    A young man emerges from a life pod in a forest near region of Hungary. The pod remains intact as he emerges from the pod. He examines the computers and makes several calculations with his tricorder. As a scientist he has determined that he has traveled back in time. ‘What?’ he states to himself. He looks up at the night sky knowing that all of the events he has experience have not happened yet. Knowing he could never return he sets the life pod power down. He finds a small town outside of Budapest and manages to make acquaintance’s with the locals. His universal translator is his only hope, he sets himself up for his new life. Knowing that he must stay clear of history but he can not resist the temptation. He would keep a diary of his life, writing down his every thought about his past and the present day. He makes his way into Budapest in 1880. He meets a young man named Nikola. They became close friends and would meet every day in the city park having long discussions. One day walking through the city park they are both held at gun point and robbed. One shot was fired and the young scientist is dead. His only possession was a diary he kept with him. Nikola has taken ownership of this.

    1943
    62 years later Nikola dies alone in a New York hotel having only his friends diary as his only possession on him. Within a few days, the diary disappears.

    1955
    A young Police officer name Eugene strolls through a neighborhood on petrol, happens to walk past by a rummage sale in Los Angles. Always seeking out new ideas he decides to look and comes across a old book covered in wax and dusty. He thinks to himself what a oddity. The elderly women hosting this sale states this was her late friends and she has had this for many years. “It’s a wonder know one has ever removed the wax” she states. Eugene buys the book. At home he carefully removes the wax and begins to read with amazement. This is the story of a scientist who is unknown in history. He writes in no certain time line a story of history not yet made. He reads through the faded handwriting with amazement. There is no name on the diary or dates in the book. It is a story of a naval battle, but in space.

    1961
    Eugene sits down in a chair with a type write in front of him and begins to type slowly. He begins to write this story

    Space… is the final frontier. This is their voyage…

    Some where in deep space a faded emission of light turns into be a massive pulsating plasma sweeping through space in ever changing patterns. A darkened and lifeless ship is suspended within the plasma. In this ship are the mangled lifeless decomposing bodies of it’s crew. Without cause or reason, they begin to reanimate, heal and slowly come back to life within the ship. It’s Captain, Kirk, appears in the command chair. He clearly remembers the sensation of having died. As final members of the crew have materialized, he can tell that several members of his crew are missing.

    on Vulcan
    Spock is in a meditative state. He opens his eyes. Slowly becomes aware of his friend and softly says “Jim?”. He becomes troubled by memories of his former life and particularly strange is that he has not had such thoughts in years. He walks outside of his dwelling just out side of his ancestral tribes city. He looks into the night time sky, a dark red sky filled with bright stars. Again he whispers “Jim”.

    In an attempt to more fully understand what has happened, Kirk has ship log played back. He learns that the ship has been evolved in a time gap in space. His science officer Spock, chief engineer Scott and a young science officer jettisoned from the great vessel moments from the end of his last log entry. A sudden surge of energy, they assume is how the vessel and her crew met their demise.

    The final members of the crew have materialized. The mass of plasma which had surrounded the ship abruptly disappears. Full ship scans indicate that somehow every aspect of the vessel has been dramatically restored. Kirk orders a full scan of space and surrounding area. Navigator Chekov is at the science station. He is able to determine with no uncertainty that they had been dead for more than 300 years. He compounds the bad news by announcing that he cannot begin to determine their exact location in time or space.

    Kirk orders Uhura to raise Starfleet Command. Static is their only response. They are shocked to find that there are no traces of any the Starbases. As time goes on they encounter a Rigelian starship, whose captain does not recognize the Star Ship. Kirk tells the Rigelian Captain he is the commander of the Federation ship Enterprise. The Rigelian Captain informs Kirk that there are no Star Ships from Earth and Earth has never been a part of the Federation of Planets. The Rigelian Captain accuses Kirk to be a unknown invading force and begins to fire upon them. In the ensuing battle the Enterprise manages to disable the Rigelian ship.

    Kirk growing more confused by the moment, excuses himself to his captains office. Contemplating the words of the Rigelian and pondering the fate of Spock. He becomes aware of his old friends presence. Should he divert to the ship to Vulcan? The ships doctor, McCoy, enters his office and confronts him. The doctor suggest that they proceed straight to Earth. Reluctantly the captain agrees.

    Returning to the bridge, Kirk thinks to himself out load that if the Rigelian statement was even half truth it would be more logical to head to Vulcan. He decides to order a course to Vulcan. McCoy feels that this is “ill advised” but the captain points out that there had occasionally been a “telepathic” link between himself and Spock and for this reason Kirk seriously believes that his friend is alive on Vulcan. More importantly, Spock may hold some clue as to what had happened to them.

    They are able to go into Vulcan orbit without being detected. Chekov, is able to pick up a signal from a federation tricorder, accesses its registered owner and is able locate Spock. Kirk beams down to his cell like quarters. Despite the fact that Spock has such a difficult time with emotion he smiles and is genuinely pleased to see his old friend. Both Kirk and Spock attempt to figure out exactly what is going on. They know that somehow their universe has been altered. Spock deduces that the mission they previously been on has had something to do with the “time gap”. The theory is that somehow time has shifted, which is why no one has ever recognized Spock or the Enterprise and there has never been any friendly contact between Earth and Vulcan. If this theory is correct Kirk wonders aloud, how did Spock survive? According to the Spock a anti-matter explosion of the Enterprise warp core may have created a tiny time gap in the space time continuum and individuals who exited in the life pods may have been protected from time shifts before the singularity closed.

    They beam aboard the Enterprise which breaks orbit but not before they are able to out race a squadron of Vulcan cruisers. When they arrive to Earth, there is absolutely no sign of Starfleet Command. Uhura manages to tap into a video broadcast. A futuristic design fills the main screen. Awesome buildings fill the screen with a hint of Klingon influence. Yet it looks as if they are in the mid 20th century. To Kirk however it is a travesty. The city is nothing as it had been. The people are uniformly dressed and the city itself is a conglomeration of structures lacking the beauty of the 23rd Century he had known. Dirty, dusty and gray.

    Chekov tabs into a communications record database. He finds a name that is very familiar. A scientist. Beaming down to the edge of the city they manage find this scientists who takes in Kirk and Spock. Kirk asks the gentleman’s name. Daystrum he states. Kirk takes note of the planet’s surface. Covered with a vast ugly urban sprawl. A discussion starts with the scientist who reluctantly gives them a description of his world. “A populated race of mindless automatons” he states “who do nothing but eat, sleep and perform their designated functions within a social order”. Kirk ask if he knows of a scientist named Scott. The Daystrum informs him that a historical figure named Scott had work in a unspecified laboratory near Munich in the distant past. He had left behind the great mediator. This is the only information he had. Spock asks who the great mediator is. Daystrum looks at him with a saddened expression and says “That is the question which may get you killed. We ask no such questions out in public”. Kirk explains to the scientist that they are from a alternate time line and Daystrum easily accepts this. He too has been studying for years anomalies he had discovered in his research of physics. “Quantum Mathematics can not lie” he states. “It merely opens the mind to what must be the truth, nothing more” Kirk invites him to the Enterprise. All of them beam back aboard, where they discusses and theorize that Scott himself might have been the source of the time shift. Spock deduces that they must find this mediator.

    Kirk and Spock beam back down to the capital’s hall of records, with the intent to steal information. Spock begins to tap into one of the main frame computer cores with his tricorder to study the information within it. He learns, at least in theory, that they must go back to 1933 Earth and stop Scott from altering history. Spock states the trip could be successful but the ship’s power has been drained to the point if they go back they will be unable to travel back to the future. Before the could beam back to the Enterprise, several large men wearing Klingon garments approach them stating they have no authorization and begin to beat them. Spock manages to contact the ship and is able to have himself and Kirk beamed back aboard. Mean while, Uhura has been sending a signal on all Starfleet frequencies and finally receives a faint response. It is a automated response from the life pod some where in what was once a forest near Hungary, which validates Spock’s theory that the Enterprise and it’s crew are immune to the time shifts.

    Spock calculates for time travel. He tells the captain that because of the time shift that his calculations would not be constant. “With out a definite projection in the space time continuum I can not guarantee my accuracy” Kirk looks at him. “I trust your guess more than I do my facts, Mr. Spock”. They arrive in the mid 20th century.

    Adorned in appropriate clothing for the time period, Kirk and Spock beam down to a Munich. Everything looks notably different than what they expected. Cars have electric motors, people’s clothing differ slightly and the whole pace and tone of the city is slower than they expected thus illustrating that some alterations have already taken place. Spock notes “Jim, we have missed the target year”. They walk around the city and discover a replica monument commemorating the initial appearance of the Mediator in 1933. Kirk makes a observation of a news paper stand. Picks one up. “1961″ he says out load. “28 years too late”.

    According to people who would talk to them, the Great Mediator brought peace and optimism to the world. He cured diseases and fed the hungry. The “Mediator” could be found at the League of Nations headquarters in Geneva. Spock takes note that no one is concerned of there presence. They were also quite a shocked that World War II had never taken place. Kirk, who was a amateur historian himself states “it has seem that Scotty has altered history to an incredible degree.”

    They beam over to Geneva, Kirk manages to find and meet with a robust Winston Churchill, who denies him access to Scott. Surpassingly Churchill is not shocked by Kirks presence or with is consistent questions concerning Scott. Kirk is quite concerned that Churchill knows of him. He continuously questions him only to discover that the great Mediator is a computer which was reportedly a gift from Scott who left instructions on how to use it. A committee of world leaders and scientists have work on it themselves and also learned its secrets.

    With little choice Kirk and Spock go back to the Enterprise where they decide to beam all of committee aboard so that they can explain their position. Moments later they beam up to their own amazement Josif Stalin, Adolf Hitler, John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt and Albert Einstein and are all overwhelmed to be there. Kirk explains to them who he is and where they are. He conducts a tour ultimately explaining that Scott’s must be returned to the proper time.

    Kirk goes before the committee pleading for the opportunity to meet with Scott. They must have no objections and he must have a direct communication with Scott. Adolph Hitler argues that he is needed here and given the fact that Scott is now an old man he can be of no use to the Enterprise. Hitler demands to know Kirk’s true motives. Using Spocks tricorder as evidence the captain finally explains that Scott is responsible for altering the future and has no choice but to show historical data of what should have occurred between the years 1933 and 1963. They witness World War II, Hitler’s involvement of the holocaust, the Americans use of the atomic bomb, Stalin’s murderess Soviet Union, Mao Zedong communist China and the spread war in Asia, Kennedy’s own assassination. Daystrum adds because of the great achievement of world peace and the cooperation space exploration this allows the discovery of space warp, which in turn leads them some how to a untimely war with the Romulans before the year 2063 and the death of over two thirds of the human race. This makes the humans too weak to defend against Klingon conquerors. The committee are all horrified by what unfolds.

    “Granted this is an awful prospect” Kirk states “progress must be made one step at a time by a great number of individuals. Mankind will finally correct these horrors on his own without the intervention of a Mediator.” He adds that “the Mediator is a product of the history it has wiped out. Because of Scott’s interference, this world has made themselves slaves to a computer. The only way to prevent the world from being enslaved by any conquerors you must allow me to meet with Scott.”

    Hitler is suspicious, pointing out that Kirk would not have made such a perilous journey simply to renew an old friendship. He refuses pointing out that they will not allow their age of splendor to become like the one they saw on the viewing screen. The committee members agree. Kirk, unsure on his next move reluctantly returns the leaders back to Earth except for Kennedy who wishes to stay behind. Kennedy later tells Kirk that he agrees with him and despite the fact a time alteration would claim billions of lives, and ultimately this would include his own life. He agrees to give Kirk the location of Scott’s hideaway in the South Pacific. Kirk is impressed by Kennedy’s wisdom. Kirk states “Mr. President, I don’t know of any other way around this.” Kennedy looks at him “Captain, if logic out weighs the good of the many, then the sacrifice of the few shall not be in vain.” Kirk returns Kennedy back to Earth.

    Upon reaching the island and overcoming guards, Kirk, Spock and McCoy go to a beautiful palace where they meet with a considerably older Scotty, a man who has become accustomed to his great authority. His bearing is dignified and wise. He quickly recovers from his shock at seeing the trio and explains that when the ship exploded, he escaped the life pod. Something went wrong and he found himself surrounded by German soldiers who immediately attacked him. He was forced to stun them with his phaser to escape. He tried to survive for months in the forest but could not.

    In time he found himself in a awful position of having to trade scientific information for food and equipment. He only wanted to get back home but as a result, he changed history. Most notably the fact that the worlds arsenal was more powerful than it should have been at the time. Feeling intense obligation, he had to make sure those weapons were never used. As time went on, he realized history had already been changed to the point where all he could do was hope that all the changes would be for the better. Following through with this he helped developed potent medicines and agricultural systems saving lives and eliminating famine. Kirk tells him about the future. Rather than feeling regret, Scotty explains, he could use this knowledge to alter even that time period. Spock disagrees, stating that they must return to 1933 and correct history. Scotty states “I can not go”. Stating that his old age would be of no use but he gives Kirk something to help him achieve the task at hand. Dilithium crystals he had manage to create in his laboratory. He reason with the captain to go back in time and destroy the life pod, the time line would correct itself correcting reality and the changes would cease to exist in the space time dimensional plane. Spock agrees stating to Scott “Your logic is without flaw”.

    Kirk, Spock and McCoy beam back aboard the Enterprise and begin their journey. Unfortunately Enterprise’s engines have weakened to the point that it’s engines can no longer maintain the anti matter containment. Sweeping through time the ship fires it’s phasers and destroy the specified target. A moment later, the Enterprise itself explodes.

    Back to 1961
    Eugene concludes his story. Reflecting back at this old wax soaked book with torn pages and faded lettering. He takes a blank piece of paper, feeds it into the typewriter and types in bold letters on the page…

    STAR TREK: BY GENE RODDENBERRY

    2245
    Some 284 years later, a Constitution class Star Ship is being assembled in the San Francisco shipyards under the watchful eye of its Chief designer Robert April, a future captain himself. In a shuttle pod, a aging Jonathan Archer is having his first look at this newly designed Starship. He is accompanied with a brilliant engineer and close associate of Robert April named Samuel Kirk, who is giving the tour. Only one nacelle been fitted on the great ship, the other has yet to be fitted. The saucer section is under construction. The main engineering section is complete. Archer is very pleased. “The U.S.S. Enterprise” Archer states out load. “This is why the lord has kept me around all of these years”

    2264
    Travel farther into the future in the proper time frame of the 23rd Century several Star Ships are being constructed in space dock. The Enterprise is going through another refit.

    Back on Earth, a younger Captain Kirk, Commander Mitchell and Lt. Spock and the rest of the bridge crew are at Starfleet Command awaiting a shuttle. Spock looks around him with curiosity. His telepathic ability gets the better of himself and thinks out loud to his new Captain “My time gap calculations must be mistaken. A investigation will not be necessary”. Kirk looks at Spock with a confused expression shaking and rubbing his forehead feeling the effects from the night before. “Are you sure Vulcan’s can’t suffer from the effects of hangovers?” Kirk looks between his fingers at Spock, Mitchell laughs and pats Kirk on the back. “Don’t worry Jim, Vulcans are harmless creatures. If there was such a thing as a hangover for Vulcans I’m sure it would be quite logical experience.” Spock holds his ground looking blankly at Kirk showing a slight irritation and raising one eyebrow.

    The Enterprise and its newly commissioned crew are preparing for their first mission. They all board a shuttlecraft and take a tour of a much simpler Enterprise. Fleet Captain Pike and Admiral April greet them in the hanger deck, where a ceremony concludes a transfer of command.

    Later in the captains corridors, Kirk is joined by Spock and Dr. Piper. Kirk asked Spock what he stated just before they boarded the shuttle. Spock responds that he would simply be attentive to accuracy and be diligent to with his job as his chief science officer when providing information. Spock states his loyalty “I shale always be yours to command…” Kirk smiles at Spock.

    Back on the bridge Kirk sits in his captains chair and makes a statement to his bridge crew “As a great man by the name of Zefram Cochrane once stated… To boldly go where no man has gone before” he then orders helmsman Kelso to engage.

    Exit the Enterprise into space.

    • MacGyverDB

      Very well written!

  • Yno Zev

    1936
    Somewhere in Earth orbit, three escape pods eject from the saucer section of the USS Enterprise. The Enterprise tumbles hopelessly into the Earth’s atmosphere. The anti-matter chamber from the engineering section breaks away and tumbles down to the Earth’s surface while the rest of the ship disintegrates in the atmosphere. Several more life pods eject from the great ship as it disintegrates into the Earth’s atmosphere.

    1908
    Krasnoyarsk Krai (Tunguska) Russia 7:40 AM. A horrific explosion occurs near the Podkamennaya River. A glow can be seen for miles turning night into day in the surrounding cities. In the forest the force of the explosion ripples through space opening a gap into time itself completely absorbing the matter that the Enterprise has left behind. Then disappears leaving only flattened trees as it’s only evidence.

    1870
    A young man emerges from a life pod in a forest near region of Hungary. The pod remains intact as he emerges from the pod. He examines the computers and makes several calculations with his tricorder. As a scientist he has determined that he has traveled back in time. ‘What?’ he states to himself. He looks up at the night sky knowing that all of the events he has experience have not happened yet. Knowing he could never return he sets the life pod power down. He finds a small town outside of Budapest and manages to make acquaintance’s with the locals. His universal translator is his only hope, he sets himself up for his new life. Knowing that he must stay clear of history but he can not resist the temptation. He would keep a diary of his life, writing down his every thought about his past and the present day. He makes his way into Budapest in 1880. He meets a young man named Nikola. They became close friends and would meet every day in the city park having long discussions. One day walking through the city park they are both held at gun point and robbed. One shot was fired and the young scientist is dead. His only possession was a diary he kept with him. Nikola has taken ownership of this.

    1943
    62 years later Nikola dies alone in a New York hotel having only his friends diary as his only possession on him. Within a few days, the diary disappears.

    1955
    A young Police officer name Eugene strolls through a neighborhood on petrol, happens to walk past by a rummage sale in Los Angles. Always seeking out new ideas he decides to look and comes across a old book covered in wax and dusty. He thinks to himself what a oddity. The elderly women hosting this sale states this was her late friends and she has had this for many years. “It’s a wonder know one has ever removed the wax” she states. Eugene buys the book. At home he carefully removes the wax and begins to read with amazement. This is the story of a scientist who is unknown in history. He writes in no certain time line a story of history not yet made. He reads through the faded handwriting with amazement. There is no name on the diary or dates in the book. It is a story of a naval battle, but in space.

    1961
    Eugene sits down in a chair with a type write in front of him and begins to type slowly. He begins to write this story

    Space… is the final frontier. This is their voyage…

    Some where in deep space a faded emission of light turns into be a massive pulsating plasma sweeping through space in ever changing patterns. A darkened and lifeless ship is suspended within the plasma. In this ship are the mangled lifeless decomposing bodies of it’s crew. Without cause or reason, they begin to reanimate, heal and slowly come back to life within the ship. It’s Captain, Kirk, appears in the command chair. He clearly remembers the sensation of having died. As final members of the crew have materialized, he can tell that several members of his crew are missing.

    on Vulcan
    Spock is in a meditative state. He opens his eyes. Slowly becomes aware of his friend and softly says “Jim?”. He becomes troubled by memories of his former life and particularly strange is that he has not had such thoughts in years. He walks outside of his dwelling just out side of his ancestral tribes city. He looks into the night time sky, a dark red sky filled with bright stars. Again he whispers “Jim”.

    In an attempt to more fully understand what has happened, Kirk has ship log played back. He learns that the ship has been evolved in a time gap in space. His science officer Spock, chief engineer Scott and a young science officer jettisoned from the great vessel moments from the end of his last log entry. A sudden surge of energy, they assume is how the vessel and her crew met their demise.

    The final members of the crew have materialized. The mass of plasma which had surrounded the ship abruptly disappears. Full ship scans indicate that somehow every aspect of the vessel has been dramatically restored. Kirk orders a full scan of space and surrounding area. Navigator Chekov is at the science station. He is able to determine with no uncertainty that they had been dead for more than 300 years. He compounds the bad news by announcing that he cannot begin to determine their exact location in time or space.

    Kirk orders Uhura to raise Starfleet Command. Static is their only response. They are shocked to find that there are no traces of any the Starbases. As time goes on they encounter a Rigelian starship, whose captain does not recognize the Star Ship. Kirk tells the Rigelian Captain he is the commander of the Federation ship Enterprise. The Rigelian Captain informs Kirk that there are no Star Ships from Earth and Earth has never been a part of the Federation of Planets. The Rigelian Captain accuses Kirk to be a unknown invading force and begins to fire upon them. In the ensuing battle the Enterprise manages to disable the Rigelian ship.

    Kirk growing more confused by the moment, excuses himself to his captains office. Contemplating the words of the Rigelian and pondering the fate of Spock. He becomes aware of his old friends presence. Should he divert to the ship to Vulcan? The ships doctor, McCoy, enters his office and confronts him. The doctor suggest that they proceed straight to Earth. Reluctantly the captain agrees.

    Returning to the bridge, Kirk thinks to himself out load that if the Rigelian statement was even half truth it would be more logical to head to Vulcan. He decides to order a course to Vulcan. McCoy feels that this is “ill advised” but the captain points out that there had occasionally been a “telepathic” link between himself and Spock and for this reason Kirk seriously believes that his friend is alive on Vulcan. More importantly, Spock may hold some clue as to what had happened to them.

    They are able to go into Vulcan orbit without being detected. Chekov, is able to pick up a signal from a federation tricorder, accesses its registered owner and is able locate Spock. Kirk beams down to his cell like quarters. Despite the fact that Spock has such a difficult time with emotion he smiles and is genuinely pleased to see his old friend. Both Kirk and Spock attempt to figure out exactly what is going on. They know that somehow their universe has been altered. Spock deduces that the mission they previously been on has had something to do with the “time gap”. The theory is that somehow time has shifted, which is why no one has ever recognized Spock or the Enterprise and there has never been any friendly contact between Earth and Vulcan. If this theory is correct Kirk wonders aloud, how did Spock survive? According to the Spock a anti-matter explosion of the Enterprise warp core may have created a tiny time gap in the space time continuum and individuals who exited in the life pods may have been protected from time shifts before the singularity closed.

    They beam aboard the Enterprise which breaks orbit but not before they are able to out race a squadron of Vulcan cruisers. When they arrive to Earth, there is absolutely no sign of Starfleet Command. Uhura manages to tap into a video broadcast. A futuristic design fills the main screen. Awesome buildings fill the screen with a hint of Klingon influence. Yet it looks as if they are in the mid 20th century. To Kirk however it is a travesty. The city is nothing as it had been. The people are uniformly dressed and the city itself is a conglomeration of structures lacking the beauty of the 23rd Century he had known. Dirty, dusty and gray.

    Chekov tabs into a communications record database. He finds a name that is very familiar. A scientist. Beaming down to the edge of the city they manage find this scientists who takes in Kirk and Spock. Kirk asks the gentleman’s name. Daystrum he states. Kirk takes note of the planet’s surface. Covered with a vast ugly urban sprawl. A discussion starts with the scientist who reluctantly gives them a description of his world. “A populated race of mindless automatons” he states “who do nothing but eat, sleep and perform their designated functions within a social order”. Kirk ask if he knows of a scientist named Scott. The Daystrum informs him that a historical figure named Scott had work in a unspecified laboratory near Munich in the distant past. He had left behind the great mediator. This is the only information he had. Spock asks who the great mediator is. Daystrum looks at him with a saddened expression and says “That is the question which may get you killed. We ask no such questions out in public”. Kirk explains to the scientist that they are from a alternate time line and Daystrum easily accepts this. He too has been studying for years anomalies he had discovered in his research of physics. “Quantum Mathematics can not lie” he states. “It merely opens the mind to what must be the truth, nothing more” Kirk invites him to the Enterprise. All of them beam back aboard, where they discusses and theorize that Scott himself might have been the source of the time shift. Spock deduces that they must find this mediator.

    Kirk and Spock beam back down to the capital’s hall of records, with the intent to steal information. Spock begins to tap into one of the main frame computer cores with his tricorder to study the information within it. He learns, at least in theory, that they must go back to 1933 Earth and stop Scott from altering history. Spock states the trip could be successful but the ship’s power has been drained to the point if they go back they will be unable to travel back to the future. Before the could beam back to the Enterprise, several large men wearing Klingon garments approach them stating they have no authorization and begin to beat them. Spock manages to contact the ship and is able to have himself and Kirk beamed back aboard. Mean while, Uhura has been sending a signal on all Starfleet frequencies and finally receives a faint response. It is a automated response from the life pod some where in what was once a forest near Hungary, which validates Spock’s theory that the Enterprise and it’s crew are immune to the time shifts.

    Spock calculates for time travel. He tells the captain that because of the time shift that his calculations would not be constant. “With out a definite projection in the space time continuum I can not guarantee my accuracy” Kirk looks at him. “I trust your guess more than I do my facts, Mr. Spock”. They arrive in the mid 20th century.

    Adorned in appropriate clothing for the time period, Kirk and Spock beam down to a Munich. Everything looks notably different than what they expected. Cars have electric motors, people’s clothing differ slightly and the whole pace and tone of the city is slower than they expected thus illustrating that some alterations have already taken place. Spock notes “Jim, we have missed the target year”. They walk around the city and discover a replica monument commemorating the initial appearance of the Mediator in 1933. Kirk makes a observation of a news paper stand. Picks one up. “1961″ he says out load. “28 years too late”.

    According to people who would talk to them, the Great Mediator brought peace and optimism to the world. He cured diseases and fed the hungry. The “Mediator” could be found at the League of Nations headquarters in Geneva. Spock takes note that no one is concerned of there presence. They were also quite a shocked that World War II had never taken place. Kirk, who was a amateur historian himself states “it has seem that Scotty has altered history to an incredible degree.”

    They beam over to Geneva, Kirk manages to find and meet with a robust Winston Churchill, who denies him access to Scott. Surpassingly Churchill is not shocked by Kirks presence or with is consistent questions concerning Scott. Kirk is quite concerned that Churchill knows of him. He continuously questions him only to discover that the great Mediator is a computer which was reportedly a gift from Scott who left instructions on how to use it. A committee of world leaders and scientists have work on it themselves and also learned its secrets.

    With little choice Kirk and Spock go back to the Enterprise where they decide to beam all of committee aboard so that they can explain their position. Moments later they beam up to their own amazement Josif Stalin, Adolf Hitler, John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt and Albert Einstein and are all overwhelmed to be there. Kirk explains to them who he is and where they are. He conducts a tour ultimately explaining that Scott’s must be returned to the proper time.

    Kirk goes before the committee pleading for the opportunity to meet with Scott. They must have no objections and he must have a direct communication with Scott. Adolph Hitler argues that he is needed here and given the fact that Scott is now an old man he can be of no use to the Enterprise. Hitler demands to know Kirk’s true motives. Using Spocks tricorder as evidence the captain finally explains that Scott is responsible for altering the future and has no choice but to show historical data of what should have occurred between the years 1933 and 1963. They witness World War II, Hitler’s involvement of the holocaust, the Americans use of the atomic bomb, Stalin’s murderess Soviet Union, Mao Zedong communist China and the spread war in Asia, Kennedy’s own assassination. Daystrum adds because of the great achievement of world peace and the cooperation space exploration this allows the discovery of space warp, which in turn leads them some how to a untimely war with the Romulans before the year 2063 and the death of over two thirds of the human race. This makes the humans too weak to defend against Klingon conquerors. The committee are all horrified by what unfolds.

    “Granted this is an awful prospect” Kirk states “progress must be made one step at a time by a great number of individuals. Mankind will finally correct these horrors on his own without the intervention of a Mediator.” He adds that “the Mediator is a product of the history it has wiped out. Because of Scott’s interference, this world has made themselves slaves to a computer. The only way to prevent the world from being enslaved by any conquerors you must allow me to meet with Scott.”

    Hitler is suspicious, pointing out that Kirk would not have made such a perilous journey simply to renew an old friendship. He refuses pointing out that they will not allow their age of splendor to become like the one they saw on the viewing screen. The committee members agree. Kirk, unsure on his next move reluctantly returns the leaders back to Earth except for Kennedy who wishes to stay behind. Kennedy later tells Kirk that he agrees with him and despite the fact a time alteration would claim billions of lives, and ultimately this would include his own life. He agrees to give Kirk the location of Scott’s hideaway in the South Pacific. Kirk is impressed by Kennedy’s wisdom. Kirk states “Mr. President, I don’t know of any other way around this.” Kennedy looks at him “Captain, if logic out weighs the good of the many, then the sacrifice of the few shall not be in vain.” Kirk returns Kennedy back to Earth.

    Upon reaching the island and overcoming guards, Kirk, Spock and McCoy go to a beautiful palace where they meet with a considerably older Scotty, a man who has become accustomed to his great authority. His bearing is dignified and wise. He quickly recovers from his shock at seeing the trio and explains that when the ship exploded, he escaped the life pod. Something went wrong and he found himself surrounded by German soldiers who immediately attacked him. He was forced to stun them with his phaser to escape. He tried to survive for months in the forest but could not.

    In time he found himself in a awful position of having to trade scientific information for food and equipment. He only wanted to get back home but as a result, he changed history. Most notably the fact that the worlds arsenal was more powerful than it should have been at the time. Feeling intense obligation, he had to make sure those weapons were never used. As time went on, he realized history had already been changed to the point where all he could do was hope that all the changes would be for the better. Following through with this he helped developed potent medicines and agricultural systems saving lives and eliminating famine. Kirk tells him about the future. Rather than feeling regret, Scotty explains, he could use this knowledge to alter even that time period. Spock disagrees, stating that they must return to 1933 and correct history. Scotty states “I can not go”. Stating that his old age would be of no use but he gives Kirk something to help him achieve the task at hand. Dilithium crystals he had manage to create in his laboratory. He reason with the captain to go back in time and destroy the life pod, the time line would correct itself correcting reality and the changes would cease to exist in the space time dimensional plane. Spock agrees stating to Scott “Your logic is without flaw”.

    Kirk, Spock and McCoy beam back aboard the Enterprise and begin their journey. Unfortunately Enterprise’s engines have weakened to the point that it’s engines can no longer maintain the anti matter containment. Sweeping through time the ship fires it’s phasers and destroy the specified target. A moment later, the Enterprise itself explodes.

    Back to 1961
    Eugene concludes his story. Reflecting back at this old wax soaked book with torn pages and faded lettering. He takes a blank piece of paper, feeds it into the typewriter and types in bold letters on the page…

    STAR TREK: BY GENE RODDENBERRY

    2245
    Some 284 years later, a Constitution class Star Ship is being assembled in the San Francisco shipyards under the watchful eye of its Chief designer Robert April, a future captain himself. In a shuttle pod, a aging Jonathan Archer is having his first look at this newly designed Starship. He is accompanied with a brilliant engineer and close associate of Robert April named Samuel Kirk, who is giving the tour. Only one nacelle been fitted on the great ship, the other has yet to be fitted. The saucer section is under construction. The main engineering section is complete. Archer is very pleased. “The U.S.S. Enterprise” Archer states out load. “This is why the lord has kept me around all of these years”

    2264
    Travel farther into the future in the proper time frame of the 23rd Century several Star Ships are being constructed in space dock. The Enterprise is going through another refit.

    Back on Earth, a younger Captain Kirk, Commander Mitchell and Lt. Spock and the rest of the bridge crew are at Starfleet Command awaiting a shuttle. Spock looks around him with curiosity. His telepathic ability gets the better of himself and thinks out loud to his new Captain “My time gap calculations must be mistaken. A investigation will not be necessary”. Kirk looks at Spock with a confused expression shaking and rubbing his forehead feeling the effects from the night before. “Are you sure Vulcan’s can’t suffer from the effects of hangovers?” Kirk looks between his fingers at Spock, Mitchell laughs and pats Kirk on the back. “Don’t worry Jim, Vulcans are harmless creatures. If there was such a thing as a hangover for Vulcans I’m sure it would be quite logical experience.” Spock holds his ground looking blankly at Kirk showing a slight irritation and raising one eyebrow.

    The Enterprise and its newly commissioned crew are preparing for their first mission. They all board a shuttlecraft and take a tour of a much simpler Enterprise. Fleet Captain Pike and Admiral April greet them in the hanger deck, where a ceremony concludes a transfer of command.

    Later in the captains corridors, Kirk is joined by Spock and Dr. Piper. Kirk asked Spock what he stated just before they boarded the shuttle. Spock responds that he would simply be attentive to accuracy and be diligent to with his job as his chief science officer when providing information. Spock states his loyalty “I shale always be yours to command…” Kirk smiles at Spock.

    Back on the bridge Kirk sits in his captains chair and makes a statement to his bridge crew “As a great man by the name of Zefram Cochrane once stated… To boldly go where no man has gone before” he then orders helmsman Kelso to engage.

    Exit the Enterprise into space.

    • MacGyverDB

      Very well written!