The story takes place several years after Star Trek: Voyager and follows the crew of the U.S.S. Mary G. Ross, a Galaxy-class variant designed for technological research and diplomacy, exploring the Shackleton Expanse as the Federation tries to rediscover its identity after years of war.
The show is hosted by QueueTimes, and airs on their Twitch channel every Monday at 6:30pm PT, with VOD available on YouTube the following Thursday.
The Crew is made up of the following:
- Sam De Leve as Captain Azeri Sull, the Orion Captain of the Ross.
- Gina DeVivo as Commander EXEO, the holographic XO and ship counselor.
- Revati Dhomse as Lieutenant Jane Lakat, the Cardassian Chief Science Officer.
- Xander Jeanneret as Master Chief Petty Officer Theq Lynadas, the Bolian Chief Engineer.
- Bonnie Gordon as Lieutenant Commander M'Qrell, the Caitian Chief Medical Officer.
- Aki as Ambassador Olyn Madzhin-Nil, the Deltan Ambassador.
- Eric Campbell as the Game Master.
This show contains examples of the following:
- Apologetic Attacker: Someone accosts Ambassador Madzhin-Nil from behind in their quarters before the Ross sets out. They apologize for the rudeness of the meeting, saying they had to talk to them.
- Batman Gambit: Captain Sull gives Vrenn secret orders to cause trouble. While the rest of their senior staff tries to obtain classified information on their Romulan asset, Vrenn steals a shuttlecraft and flies around Starfleet Intelligence HQ. While he's distracting everyone there, the crew has a clear shot at the Romulan...as does the third Tal Shiar operative. Just as Azeri planned, their senior staff is able to handily subdue the agent while they're on the scene, and the crew manages to smuggle the classified information out without anyone the wiser.
- The Cameo: Admiral Janeway steps in to witness Azeri accepting their commission as Captain of the U.S.S. Ross.
- *Click* Hello: Someone puts a phaser to Ambassador Madzhin-Nil's back within their home to get a conversation with them.
- Deep Cover Agent: There are three Tal Shiar deep cover agents within Starfleet, according to the datapad Ambassador Madzhin-Nil is given at phaser-point.
- Dude, Not Funny!: When Lakat agrees with him in a senior staff meeting, Vrenn jokingly asks if she's a changeling. Prahl immediately snaps that that's not funny, and he never wants to hear him say that again.
- First Contact: The crew discovers a primitive space station being pulled into a particle fountain in Episode 9. Its inhabitants are from a newly warp-capable race, the J'Shashians, yellow-skinned humanoids with black platelets on their faces. After rescuing the science crew, the Ross visits their homeworld to officially make first contact.
- Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: As the Ross approaches the Shackleton Expanse, Captain Sull is visited by a Q, who mentions that not long ago in another timeline, a Starfleet Captain who wanted to be like James Kirk also made the journey to Shackleton—a reference to Captain Martinez and the crew of the U.S.S. Sally Ride from Shield of Tomorrow.
- Mundane Made Awesome: Sam decides to make the inaugural dice roll of the game Azeri attempting to earn the friendship of Jane's pet wompat, Orwell. Eric decides to also make it the inaugural threat spend.
- Noodle Incident: Theq decides the best way to get to know EXEO is by taking her bowling on the holodeck. Bolian bowling, that is.Theq: [as Doctor Redgrave leaves] Computer, fill it half an inch with water! Here we go—
- One Last Job: Captain Sull used to work Starfleet counterintelligence, and with the revelation that there are three Tal Shiar deep cover operatives within Starfleet, is pulled into one last job before leaving with the Ross.
- Projected Man: EXEO is a Hard Light hologram crew member. She's the subject of many reactionary talking head shows.
- Something Completely Different: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the cast took two weeks to play a one-off adventure featuring a group of Academy Cadets getting pulled into a plot with the Department of Temporal Investigations.
- Team Pet: Orwell, Lieutenant Lakat's pet wompat (a creature similar to a ferret or mink), and Patience, Ambassador Madzhin-Nil's pet border collie.