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Space, the Final Frontier.
This is the Voyage of
the Federal Starship Enterprise
Her Mission: To seek out
New Life and New Civilizations
To Defend and Bring Justice to
the Farthest reaches of the
Federal Union of Planets.
And above all else:
To boldly go where none
has gone before.

A Star Trek Fan Webcomic set in an alternate Star Trek universe. It tells the story Of Janet T. Kirk, captain of the Federal Star Ship Enterprise in her five-year mission to explore strange and new worlds. You can read it here

The Universe has a few differences with the standard Star Trek universe, some of them cosmetic (Federal Union of Planets instead of the United Federation of Planets) and some of them... not (Janet and Spock are married!). The story starts around the end of TOS, and ends a few months after the events of Star Trek: Generations, encompassing 13 graphic novels made in the Poser rendering software, 5 novel length stories and a collection of four short stories.


  • Alternate Timeline: Ben Finney creates one by meddling with the Guardian of Forever.
  • Alternate Universe: The stories are set in one where Janet T. Kirk is the captain of the FSS Enterprise.
  • Art Evolution: While the look of the characters have remained more or less constant, later graphic novels are rendered in more advanced versions of the Poser rendering software and it shows.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Three times during the battle of Starbase 98. Kang's ship, the USS Enterprise and her little squad, and finally, the fleet reunited by Admiral Fitzpatrick.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Due to the nature of Poser, and the availability of celebrity morphs, quite prevalent. To wit:
    • The captain of the FSS Constitution (in the "A tale of Two Captains" three parter) is based on Clint Eastwood.
    • Grand Admiral Stryker, the Commander-in-Chief of Starfleet in the TOS era is based on John Wayne.
    • An admiral with a bit part in "Special Report" is based on Vincent Price.
    • Two Admirals from the TNG era are based on Steve McQueen and Kirk Douglas.
  • Death by Adaptation:
    • In the Nova Trek Universe, Jean Luc Picard died stopping Tolian Soran.
    • Also, in "Gains and Losses" we learn that Mara, Kang's wife, was killed by Andorian renegades, with Romulan backing.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Janet T. Kirk to James T. Kirk, obviously.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Apart from the canon ones like Spock and Deanna Troi, we have:
    • Spock's son and daughter, Sarek James and Amanda Maureen, who are one quarter Vulcan. So would be the stillborn first son of Spock and Janet, in "Gains and losses".
    • An unnamed Andorian/human hybrid appears between the Andorian renegades in "Gain and losses."
  • Heinz Hybrid: The daughter of Sarek James and Janet, Janet Tamera Rayannah Kirk is 1/8 Vulcan, 3/8 Human, 1/4 Klingon and 1/4 Romulan.
  • Negative Space Wedgie: A few, in the proud tradition of Star Trek. To wit:
    • The Romulan militants create one, inadvertently bringing James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise to the FSS Enterprise.
    • In the first landing party of Tamera Kirk as crewman of the FSS Georgetown, they find a Negative Time Wedgie.
    • In the prologue to "Beginning's End" a NSW throws Deanna Troi into Tamera Kirk's penthouse in 2015.
  • Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: Janet, daughter of Kang and Rayannah, the Romulan Commander, who is a Romulan/Klingon hybrid, and ends married to Sarek James.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Commodore Moxon, in "Ventures. The life and times of Shev Ta'Laren", in the Inquiry Board over the Battle of Starbase 98.
  • Older Than They Look: Tamera Kirk, courtesy of the Guardian.
  • Other Me Annoys Me: A mild and justified version. Janet is not exactly thrilled by the presence of James T. Kirk in her ship. Justified because her universe James Kirk died in the first graphic novel.
  • Rebellious Princess: Shev's mother, Sallen Tal'gen, while technically not a princess, fit the bill. Including eloping with her fiancé to Earth from Andor when her family tried to forbid their relationship
  • Spear Counterpart: Curiously, only one. Edward Keeler to Edith Keeler.
  • The Spock: the Trope Namer himself, twice times over, as we see the Nova Trek universe one, first officer of the FSS Enterprise and husband of Captain Janet T. Kirk, and his version from the Prime Trek universe, who appears in the "A tale of two captains" three parter.
  • Surprise Pregnancy: Janet is told by McCoy after a routine check-up, at the beginning of "Gains and Losses".
  • Take That!: A couple:
    • One in "Special Report" to the Reboot!Enterprise bridge design, specifically to the windowscreen, which turn to be the result of a Romulan mole.
    • And another in "Altered Lives" to the Mirror Universe episodes of ''Star Trek: Enterprise, specifically to the differences in the Defiant.