It has been announced that Bryan Fuller will be the show runner for the new Star Trek (2017) show. You might know Fuller from his work as show running from the critically acclaimed show Hannibal. Fan are excited that the show will be in good hands and look forward to more information about what the show will entail. He has 22 Star Trek episodes to his credit so he is an alum. He is a self proclaimed Science Fiction fan. He also has stated that his favorite spin off is Deep Space 9 because it did a lot of innovative things. He also has experience as a consulting producer on the fan favorite Heros from NBC. Based on past comments one could predict that he will likely base the series on a new cast with a female captain and 2nd officer including the sensibility of Next Generation but also work within the Abramsverse.
The show will premier in 2017 on CBS. The pilot will be on broadcast tv, but then will become part of a launch of a new VOD platform costing $5.99 month. Alex Kurtzman was announced show runner. If your not familiar with the name he got his start on the syndicated shows Hercules and Xena. He then went on to work on J. J. Abrams’s projects Alias and Fringe. So he has a history of working with Abrams. He also co-wrote the last 2 Star Trek films.
The show will introduce new characters and new civilizations. We interpret this as meaning a new crew and new ship. What we do know is that it will take place concurrently with the new films.
The rumor is that the 200 floppy disc drives found recently from creator Gene Roddenberry included new story ideas. We don’t know for sure if they are going to be used but hints are that they did find scripts that they are looking at to incorporate into the new show.
Star Trek: Enterprise first two seasons delve on the exploration of the universe of a space crew from Earth. Because of the disruption of the Warp 5 barrier, travel through space has been made faster and farther. Using the experimental prototype, Enterprise, the crew undergo some hazardous experiences like the development of force fields by Lt. Reed and Captain Archer’s issues regarding the cultural interference.
During the Temporal Cold War, a mysterious being uses the Cabal, a group of genetically upgraded Suliban, to make some changes in the past. From time to time, the mysterious being saves the Enterprise while on some other instances, it meddles with the ship and causes its destruction. In this period, Agent Daniels occasionally accompanies Captain Archer in fighting the Suliban and restoring the chain of events in the disrupted timeline.
For almost ninety years after Star Trek: First Contact, Vulcans manage to observe humans and monitor their progress as their civilization becomes more developed. Observing from the background, Vulcans keep some important scientific information from humans and they manipulate them to be trapped in space not too far from their home. Vulcans are always weary of humans because they tend to be emotionally invested on things. Before the Enterprise goes on a mission, some issues arises between the humans and the Vulcans as the humans disapprove how the Vulcans monitor them.
In the third season of Star Trek, the character of Xindi is introduced, an enemy who primary goal is to destroy humanity using a superweapon. It is also during this period when a mysterious probe causes the death of millions of people from Florida to Venezuela. Because of this, the ship is called back and modified with powerful weapons. A group of elite known as the Military Assault Command is also assigned to go with the ship.
Enterprise arrives in Delphic Expanse in search for Xindi’s native homeland and to secure protection for Earth. The crew discovers that the Sphere Builders are capable of observing alternate universes and timeline. The Sphere Builders, which will eventually become the “Federation,” is destroy by the weapon made by Xindi. The season ends with the restoration of time to its prior and natural state.
Season four’s main focus is the Enterprise’s journey and Captain Archer’s controversial decisions during their journey in the Expanse. It also during this season that the imprisoned Dr. Arik Soon is introduced. Eventually, Dr. Soong abandons his cause on helping mankind and sets about the creation of an artificial intelligence that will eventually become Data. Soong’s background is related to the development of Klingons mutants produced by faulty genetic engineering.
In season four, some things that concern the Vulcans from the original series and Star Trek: Enterprise are clarified. A Vulcan Civic War causes the formation of a faction made up of people who are against that teachings and actions of Surak. The Romulans also continue to make trouble not only with the people from Earth but also with Andorians and Tellarites. There ensues a war between these two races depicted in a three-part Arc.
The last story told during the fourth season is about a group of human terrorist called Terra Prime. Terra Prime’s main goal is to eradicate all humans and create a child from the DNA samples of Commander Tucker and Commander T’Pol.
Doctor Who tells the adventures of “The Doctor,” a Time Lord who fled from planet Gilfrey using a stolen TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space), which allows the Doctor to travel in time and space. Throughout the series, the machine takes the form of a blue British police box.
As the story progresses, different characters come with the Doctor as he goes on his journeys. Most these are humans, whom he becomes quite interested in when he encounters them on Earth. Using his unique set of skills and tools, he prevents villains from disrupting the flow of time and causing changes in history.
The first series started in 1963 and lasted to a ninth which ended in September 2015. After a few season, another actor takes over the character of the Doctor.
The first Doctor was played by William Hartnell which lasted until the first few episodes of the third season. The seasons in which Hartnell starred were composed mostly of episodes set on Earth wherein the planet was disturbed by alien forces. His last appearance was in the story of The Tenth Planet, where the Doctor grew very weak that continued up to the point where he needed to be resurrected.
The second Doctor was Patrick Throughton. He was the Doctor during the later parts of season 3 until season 6 where his adventures were considerably more action-packed and delved on science-themed plots. Throughton played the Doctor until the episode where he was tried for breaking the laws of time. His punishment required him to undergo another regeneration.
It was Jon Pertwee who played the third Doctor. He started playing the character in season 7 where the Doctor was exiled to Earth after being forced to regenerate after the end of the War Games. There he worked for the UNIT until the time that he was compelled to regenerate after being poisoned with radiation in the Planet of the Spiders in season 11.
Jon Pertwee was succeeded by Tom Baker as the fourth Doctor. He held the role for seven seasons. In season 12, the episodes focused on the struggles of the TARDIS crew while travelling through space. It was also during this season that the character of Harry Sullivan was introduced who became an addition to the Doctor’s companions.
The fifth Doctor was played by Peter Davison who heal the role from season 19 to season 20. The series celebrated its twentieth season with the return of some of the villains from the past seasons.
The 21st season marked the emergence of the sixth Doctor played by Colin Baker. He held the role until season 23.
The 24th season of Doctor Who marked the appearance of the seventh Doctor played by Sylvester McCoy. The adventures of the eighth Doctor continued until the 26th season wherein the stories focused more on the things that he had done in the past and some of the characters’ personal life.
The eight Doctor, played by Paul McGann, appeared in television movie of Doctor Who which was aired after the 26th season.
The ninth Doctor, played by Christopher Eccleston, appeared during the start of another Doctor Who series sixteen years after it was last seen on television.
David Tennant played the tenth Doctor during the series 2 to 4 of the new Doctor Who.
Matt Smith starred as the eleventh Doctor from series 5 to 7.
The twelfth Doctor was played by Peter Capaldi.
The first season started the adventures of the Doctor in space, an extra-terrestrial being from another planet, and his companions composed of his granddaughter Susan Foreman, and her schoolteachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright.
Some the adventures that they had included the discovery of TARDIS by Barbara and Ian. This provoked the Doctor to take them with his journey using the time machine. Their first adventure together was initiated by their arrival in the Stone Age, where they did best to save their lives from an unknown creature which might have abducted Barbara. It was not long before the entire group was kidnapped by a group of people called the Daleks, who at the moment were waging a war with the Thals.
Afterwards, the Doctor tried to fix the broken time machine which caused a small explosion that knocked him and the rest of the group unconscious. When they awoke, Ian and Susan seemed to have lost some of their memories. There were also adventures that involved guiding Marco Polo to Kublai Khan and saving the five keys of Marinus from an island glass surrounded by acidic waters.
In another episode, Barbara is mistaken for the reincarnation of the ancient high priest Yetaxa. Barbara used the opportunity to change the custom of human sacrifice.
The first season ended with the group arriving in the 18th century during the surge of the French Revolution.
In season 2, the group continued their adventure but Susan left during one of the stories. She was eventually replaced by Vicki. This season also marked the departure of Ian and Barbara and the inclusion of Steven in the TARDIS crew.
The adventures that the new TARDIS group had started with their encounter with two battling space ships. It continued with the investigation of space agent Marc Cory of a possible Dalek ship sighting on Kembel. During the course of his investigation, his crew were infected by Varga plant who began mutating into Vargas as their conditions became more aggravated.
In the third serial, the group arrived in Troy during the Trojan siege. The Doctor was kidnapped by the Greeks and forced to conceive plans for taking over the city. On the other hand, Steven and Vicki were snatched by the Trojans who compelled them to think of something that could destroy the Greeks.
Six months after Marc Cory’s journey, the TARDIS arrived in Kembel where the Doctor searched for medicine for the wounded Steven Taylor. The journey of the group continued forward and backward in time, being caught from time to time in various conflicts.
At the end of season 3, the group arrived near the newly constructed Post Office Tower in London. There, the Doctor encountered a highly advanced computer called WOTAN who thought that humans were inferior to machines.
The fourth season marked the arrival of the new companions, Ben and Polly. Their adventure started with their encounter with a group of pirate looking for a treasure in the 17th century. It was also during this season that the Doctor’s body began wearing out which prompted his regeneration into a new Doctor. The group also had another confrontation with the Daleks. They also met Jamie McCrimmon in 1746 who came with them in one of their journeys.
Their more exciting adventures involved another encounter with the cybermen, a battle with giant crabs called the Macra, and discovery of aliens that stole identities. The fourth season ended with the Doctor and Jamie being transported back to the 19th century by a professor who was under the command of the Daleks. The Daleks planned on using the Doctor’s skills to give their kind human intelligence.
The fifth season started with adventures in the tomb of the cybermen where the crew discovered an expedition unearthing the remains of cybermen on Telos. Soon afterwards, another journey led them to the Himalayas where the Doctor was thought to be a Yeti because of the coat that he was wearing. Other adventures involved a battle with Ice Warriors from the planet Mars, a conflict with a doppelganger named Salamander who wanted to control the world using volcanoes, and a Yeti-control situation. The fifth season ended with the Doctor and Jamie waking up on deserted spaceship loaded with Cybermen heading for the space station, The Wheel.
The sixth season was marked by the arrival of a new companion, Zoe Herriot. Their first adventure was an encounter with the aliens called the Dominators. They also had meetings with fictional characters that included Rapunzel, Gulliver, and Medusa. There was also another conflict with Cybermen whom the crew discovered to be hiding in London’s sewers as they were concocting up plans to invade the Earth again.
Other adventures included another battle with Ice Warriors, meeting the members of Gonds and the mysterious Krotons, and a conflict with space pirates. The sixth season ended with their adventure during the World War I, where the TARDIS crew were sentenced to death when they were accused of being spies.
In the seventh season, a new Doctor was introduced in the series. The season stared with the Doctor’s exile to Earth during a time when meteorites were plaguing the earth and beings called Autons were trying to replace the world’s population with plastic creatures. The Doctor’s other adventures included saving people from creatures called the Silurians, making contact with lost astronauts, and a journey to an alternate universe in order to save a project that aimed to penetrate the Earth’s crust.
This season marked the arrival of a new villain, the Master, who conspired with Autons in invading Earth. The Master also created a machine which killed prisoners. In another episodes, the group had conflict with beings called Axons and a separate adventure in planet Uxaerius. The eighth season ended with the Master conjuring up Azal to help him with something in an archaeological site at Devil’s end.
In the ninth season, the Daleks, which were last seen in season 4 of the previous Doctor Who, returned. The groups other adventures included battling an primeval curse on the planet Peladon, a visit to the Master, a conflict with Sea Devils, saving solonians from becoming mutants, and inspecting the TOMTIT machine and the potential powers of the crystal of Kronos.
During the tenth season, the Doctor was released from his punishment. Because he could travel through time and space again, his help was sought by his home planet when the Time Lords were attacked by an unknown force. In addition to this, the Doctor and his crew were also involved with conflicts that included a supposedly lost ship, the Draconian Empires, another encounter with the Daleks, and giant maggots invading the Welsh country side.
The eleventh season was marked by several earth-bound and extra planetary adventures that included the disappearance of scientists from a top secret research facility, the appearance of dinosaurs, a beast encounter in planet Peladon, and conspiracies involving Tibetan monks, a planet called Metebelis III, and monstrous spiders.
The twelfth season starred a new Doctor. The crews’ adventures included encounter with an insectoid alien race, meeting the Fourth Doctor, trying to rewrite the history of the Daleks, and aiming to save a space crew plagued by a deadly infection.
The stories shown in the thirteenth season were the investigation of missing oilrigs in Scotland, a murdered expedition, killer mummies, a deserted English village in Devesham and cryptic beings who wore space suits, resurrection of a renegade Time Lord, and giant seedpods that could spell trouble for Earth.
In the fourteenth season, the group’s adventures started with a live energy structure called the Mandragora Helix. The next episode featured the companion, Sarah, being caught in an explosion with the Doctor while holding a fossilized hand. The Doctor also returned to Gallifrey where he was accused of killing the president of the High Council. Their other adventures included cult worshippers of himself, a vessel filled with murderous crew, and Chinese stage magician and his master.
The stories in this season involved a mysterious thing from the sea that burned everything it touched, an intelligent virus infecting a shuttle crew, the resurrection of a very fearful creature, class ruling in the future habitable Pluto, and saving the Minyan race. The season ended with the Doctor taking over the presidency in Gallifrey and driving out the companion, Leela, from the Capitol Citadel.
The sixteenth season also bore the title Key to Time which connected the various serials in the entire season. It started with the White Guardian, giving assignments to the Doctor, K9, and the new companion, the Time Lady Romana. They were tasked to find the six segments of the Key to Time, a cube that functioned in maintaining the balance of the universe. It was made of six segments distributed to different points of space and time. Because of the current disturbance occurring in the universe, the White Guardian must retrieve the segments and use them to restore universal balance. He also warned them about the Black Guardian who wanted all the segments for himself. Their adventures on different space and time table led them to the recovery of six segments. The Black Guardian, posing as the White Guardian, tried to fool the Doctor into giving the Key to him. However, the Doctor realized who really was and he dismantled the Key and let the segments spread out across the universe again. The Doctor assigned the six segment to be Princess Astra. In the end, he set a randomizer in his navigation system to prevent the Black Guardian from finding him.
The seventeenth season started with the fourth Doctor and Romana being stranded in an almost familiar planet where they met the androids called Movellans. These androids were waging a war with the Daleks. Their other adventures included alien conspiracy that involved Mona Lisa, Lady Adrasta and her mysterious pet, collision with another space ship, a great labyrinth known as “The Power Complex,” and Skagra, who was eager to find the lost planet of Shada.
When the eighteenth season started, the Doctor and Roman went to planet Argolis where they found something strange going on. There was also an episode about two groups of people fighting over a Dodecahedron, an object which supplied the energy of planet Tigella. It was also during this episode that Romana was called back to Gallifrey. Romana followed orders but while the TARDIS led the rest of the group to an alternate universe called E-Space. During his adventures, the Doctor managed to damage the TARDIS and K9. After returning to N-Space, the Doctor and Adric were asked by the Keeper of Traken to help him in saving the Union from some evil force. The season ended with the Doctor trying to repair the broken TARDIS while the Master observed him from afar.
When the nineteenth season commenced, the Doctor was very weak from recent regeneration. He and his companions then went to Castrovalva to speed up his recovery. The fifth Doctor emerged and he started his adventures with Nyssa, Tegan and Adric aboard a spaceship heading to Earth. Tegan had an encounter with an evil force that endangered Deva Loka. Their other adventures included saving a village in 1666, solving a murder mystery involving the Cranleigh family, murderous androids patrolling cave tunnels, and preventing a villain from taking the ancient powers of the Xeraphin.
In the twentieth season, some of the most well-known villains returned in the series. The season started with the battle between the Doctor and an anti-matter creature which was trying to invade his body. In Manussa, Tegan was plagued by nightmares. In another episode, the group were trapped in a warp ellipse stranded in time. Turlough joined them who was also contacted by the Black Guardian. The Black Guardian bribed Turlough with safe passage to Earth if he agreed to kill the Doctor. Turlough conceded with the plan. Their other adventures included appearing in a spaceship that contained passengers suffering from a leprosy-like disease, the Eternals race, a shapeshifting robot which posed as King John, and a vortex trapping the first to fifth Doctors.
Some of the cases included in this season were two opposing groups that were in the midst of a cold war, the villagers of Little Hodcombe kidnapping and attempting to burn Tegan, people of the Earth facing the dangers of planet Frontios, an attempt to use the TARDIS to free an evil man from prison, and another encounter with the Master when he tried to use the Numismaton gas for his evil plans.
The adventures of the Doctor and Peri in this season included thwarting the plan of Cybermen to hijack Halley’s Comet, being part of a torture show in Varos, preventing the Master and Rani from taking the chemical that causes people to sleep, collaborating with second Doctor in stopping the Androgums, saving the people of Karfel from Borad, and the solution for famine concocted by Davros involving dead bodies and Daleks.
This season was also known as the Trial of a Time Lord. During this time, the sixth Doctor was put into trial by the High Council of Time Lords with charges of violating laws that covered interference with other words and genocide. The mysterious Valeyard served as the prosecutor. The evidence presented were events from the past and future involving the Doctor. Some future events were used to prove the Doctor’s innocence. It was discovered that the Valeyard falsified evidence against the Doctor. When the Valeyard tried to escape, the Doctor and Glitz. The Doctor’s attempt to prevent the Valeyard from killing the High Council was thwarted by the Master who appeared to kill the Doctor and take control. The Doctor fought back by destroying the Matrix archive. At the end of the season, the Doctor was proven innocent and he was offered the position of the presidency which he refused to accept.
The season started with Rani taking over the planet Lakertya and using its people to build a laboratory base in a cliff. She used the bat-like Tetraps to enforce her plans. She also caused the TARDIS to crash land into the planet and initiate the Doctor’s seventh regeneration. The other adventures of the Doctor included a trip with Mel to Paradise Towers where there were killer cleaners and crazy architect lurking around, saving the Chimeron queen from assassination, and the release of Kane from his ice prison after 3,000 years.
The twenty-fifth season started with the Doctor and Ace’s meeting with the Daleks, Davros, and a little girl. They also had journeys that involved a Kandyman who made sweets that could kill, another encounter with the cybermen including a sorceress and some Nazis, and a battle with the Gods of Ragnarok.
The twenty-sixth season was the final season before the 16-year hiatus of the series. In this season, the Doctor and Ace continued their adventures starting with the collaboration with UNIT and the Doctor’s reunion with his old friend the Brigadier in order to defeat Morgain and Mordred. In Gabriel Chase, the Doctor tried to help Ace in accepting her guilt for burning down the house. They also encountered Fenric who wanted to play one last game of chess with a Time Lord. The season ended with the duo arriving in a planet full of killer cats.
Star Trek: The Next Generation covers the adventures undergone by the crew aboard the starship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D). The crew commences their journey 70 years after the last Enterprise went into its last mission. Since the time of James T. Kirk, the Federation has progressed more, making innovations that can help them in exploring the space and searching for other signs of life in other planets. These innovations and other scientific advances causes the development of controversies and complex issues that concern the Prime Directive. The Klingon Empire and the United Federation of Planets has become two united forces while some villains like the Romulans and the Borg also make appearances in the series.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard mans the Enterprise while William Riker is the first Officer Commander. Data the second officer/operations manager, Tasha Yar the security chief, Deanna Troi as the counselor, Dr. Beverly Crusher the chief medical officer, Geordi La Forge as the conn officer Lieutenant, and Worf as the junior officer Lieutenant. During the first season, Lieutenant Yar dies, promoting Worf as the official chief of security while Geordi La Forge starts serving as the chief engineer when the second season of the series commences.
When the series starts, the Enterprise-D crew are tried by a mysterious being known as Q. He threatens to annihilate the entire human race for their inferiority and savagery. This forces the team to dissuade Q by trying to solve a mystery at a nearby Farpoint Station. The crew succeed and move on making new journey towards new planets.
Some of the stories tackled in the series include discovery of new life forms, forming relationship with alien creatures, and studying humans. New creatures and characters are also introduced like the Ferengi, the Cardassians, and the Borg.
The seventh season marks the end of the series. The final episode brings everything back to their former meeting with Q. A disruption in space poses fatal danger to everything in the universe. To save the whole universe, Picard journeys to the present, past, and future to find and defeat that threat. With this, Picard proves to Q that humans are more than capable and skilled than what he thinks of them. The series ends with a more tight-knit Enterprise crew embarking on new journeys in space.
Star Trek: The Original Series is about the adventures of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) crew. The series starts in the Milky Way galaxy, in the year 2026 when the crew led by Captain James T. Kirk commence their journey in space. Spock acts as the first officer and science officer with Leonard McCoy serving as the chief medical officer.
The first season starts with the crew’s encounter with a shape-shifting creature. Throughout the season, they will face various foes and people and go into numerous adventures in outer space. Some of these adventures include an encounter with a man who has mental power, Captain Kirk being split into two beings, battling deadly viruses and highly intelligent computer systems, and chasing aliens. After three seasons, the series ends with its final episode where Kirk becomes trapped in a body of a woman who aims to kill him and take over his body.
The other notable characters in the series include the engineer, Mr. Scott, an Asian helmsman named Mr. Sulu, the Russian navigator Mr. Chekov, the African Communications Officers Lt. Uhura, and Nurse Christine Chapel. Throughout the series, some of these characters die as the crew undergo space trials and their numerous adventures.
V starts with the arrival of an alien race on Earth aboard saucer-shaped motherships and posting their space crafts above the largest of the cities all over the world. On the roof of the United Nations building in New York, the representatives of the aliens come out, appearing like humans. The creatures wear special kind of sunglasses and speak using non-human tones. Calling themselves as the Visitors, the aliens ask for the aid of humans to save their world by providing them with necessary supplies. The Visitors promise to equip the humans with the latest technology that they have in exchange for their help. A deal between the human leaders John and Diana and the aliens is made and the aliens then start to influence the existence of all humankind.
Afterwards, strange things start happening on Earth. The media experience restrictions from the government when they try to pry information from the world’s scientists. People who question the presence of the Visitors start to disappear. Some people also begin acting weirdly.
A television journalist cameraman called Michael Donovan sneaks into one of the Visitor’s vessels and discovers that the aliens’ true nature. He sees that they are really carnivorous reptilian humanoids who feed on live beings. Donovan captures their images in camera and tries to expose them. However, before his video can be played on television, the Visitors interrupt the connection and take full control of the media. They use the media to insinuate that Donovan is a criminal and they make him a fugitive.
The plot of the Visitors to dispute the authorities of the scientists who may reveal to the world the kind of race they really are. Diana uses a unique mind control technique to put humans under the command of the Visitors while other human subjects are used for her unimaginable biological experiments. One of Diana’s experiments involves the impregnation of Robin Maxwell by Brian, a Visitor posing as a human.
There are also some people who are fooled by the Visitors like Donovan’s mother and a Holocaust survivor who gives up the location of a family of scientist to the Visitors.
Due to the increasing manipulation of the Visitors, a resistance movement is formed by humans which aims to unveil the true nature of the Visitors and counteract their plans. Donovan joins the group based in Los Angeles led by Julie Parrish. When he sneaks inside another mothership, he discovers from a Visitor named that the aliens’ true plan is to harvest all the resources of Earth and use the humans as food source. In addition, they only intend to spare some of them so they can be used as slaves when the aliens pursue their plan of waging war with other alien races. Martin confesses that he is part of a faction whose aim is to live peacefully among humans. He helps Donovan to escape and assures him that he will help the Resistance in achieving their goals. Using one of the aliens’ sky-fighter ships, Donovan escapes the mother vessel, bringing with him Robin Maxwell and a prisoner called Sancho.
The Resistance makes an attack and steals some equipment and weapons from the Visitors’ base. The series ends with the continuing invasion of the Visitors while Julie and Elias send interspace transmission to ask other alien races to help them battle the Visitors.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is another franchise of the Star Trek series set in the years 2369-2375. The series takes place in a space station unlike the other Star Trek series which involve star ships.
The series focuses on the former Cardassian space station Terok Nor. The newly liberated Bajoran Provisional Government accepts the offer of the United Federation of Planets to take over the space station which is renamed as Deep Space Nine afterwards.
The series starts with the relocation of the space station near the mouth of the Bajoran wormhole. The wormhole serves as access tunnel to the Gamma Quadrant, a currently unexplored territory. As the area becomes a center for exploration, a number of issues and conflicts arise that involve interstellar trade and space politics.
Starfleet Commander Benjamin Sisko is assigned to the space station Deep Space Nine. His task includes working with the Bajorans and help them on their feet as they try to reestablish their lives after being formerly oppressed by Cardassians. Sisko and Jadzia Max discover a wormhole inhabited by beings that are not affected by space and time. The Bajoran think that these creatures are gods or Prophets and the wormhole, their Celestial Temple. Sisko becomes the Emissary of Prophets, acting as messenger of the creatures from the wormhole.
Sisko then struggles with his duties as a commander and the role he tries to play with the Bajorans. As the series progresses, his hesitations diminish and starts to fully accept his role as an Emissary of the Prophets.
One thing that the space station needs to handle is the human resistance called the Maquis. The members are former Federation Citizens who fought against Cardassian forces before. Some of them like Calvin Hudson and Michael Eddington are Starfleet Officers.
In the second season, a formidable empire called the Dominion coming from the Gamma Quadrant appears. It is led by “the Founders,” composed of the shape-shifting Changelings. These creatures made genetically modified beings that they can use in achieving their goals. The Volta are used as their diplomats while the Jem’Hadar make up their troops.
The threat of the Dominion prompts the Earth to send the USS Defiant to provide extra security to the Deep Space Nine. As the series progresses, the Dominion collaborates with the Cardassians and joins the Alpha Quadrant in their war. During the war, a secret organization of the Federation known as the Section 31, is discovered to have tried killing all the Founders before.
The series also explores the existence of alternate universes. One instance involves the arrival of Kira and Dr. Bashir in an alternate universe controlled by the Klingons and the Cardassians. Here, they meet the alternate versions of the people of Bajor, called Terrans, who live barbarically in Bajor. In the end, the people from the alternate Bajor are also liberated and they form resistance groups that can be seen in some episodes of the series.
Logan’s Run is set in 2274, a time when all humans are living in a domed city controlled by a computer. Though the people live pleasure, they must follow the ritual of the “Carrousel” as soon as they reach the age of 30 when they will be vaporized and supposedly “renewed.” Their life span can be monitored by a “life-clock” which changes colors as people age. Most people accept their fate but other people called “Runners” try to run and escape such end while “Sandmen” are the people tasked with finding and killing them.
Logan 5 and Francis 7 are Sandmen who manage to kill a Runner during one of their missions. When Logan rummages through the Runner’s possessions, he finds an ankh. Not long after, he meets a girl named Jessica 6, who also wears the same accessory. Logan does some research and finds out that the ankh serves as the symbol of a covert group who helps the Runners find “Sanctuary.” The computer commissions Logan to find and destroy the Sanctuary. To be force him and to be able to fool the members of the secret group, his life is reduced to just four years by the computer. Logan finds Jessica and he asks for her help. At the edge of the city, Logan uses the ankh to unlock the exit. The gate opens to a frozen cave. As they explore the cave, Francis 7 follows them quietly. A robot named Box comes up and tries to capture them and freeze them.
Once outside the cave, Logan and Jessica notice that their life-clocks have stopped functioning. They also notice how their surroundings are filled with forests and woodlands and do not have any trace of human civilization. They explore the rest of their environment and ends up in Washington D.C. where, much to their surprise, they meet an old woman. They discover that the Sanctuary does not exist. Francis reveals himself and tries to kill them. During their struggle, Logan manages to kill Francis. Before he dies, Francis sees Logan’s life clock being working again. Logan and Jessica go back to the city and try to convince the people that the ritual of the Carrousel is made to fool them. They are apprehended and eventually interrogated by the computer. When asked about the Sanctuary, Logan plainly answers that there is no Sanctuary. The computer repeats the question and overloads with Logan’s repeated answers. The computer system fails and the security around the city breaks down. The people escape the city and are surprised to see an old man well beyond the age of 30.
Star Trek: Voyager is another Star Trek television series set in the 2370s in a part of the Milky Way galaxy 70,000 light years away from Earth. The series focuses on the adventures of the Starfleet vessel USS voyager as it becomes stranded in the Delta Quadrant during its mission to find a Maquis ship.
The series starts with the departure of the USS Voyager from the space station Deep Space Nine. Its mission is to find the missing ship controlled by Maquis rebels who escape into the Badlands. Fortunately, security officer Vulcan Lt. Tulvok manages to infiltrate the escaping ship. The Voyager is caught by a powerful energy wave that not only damages the Voyager but also kills some members of the crew. Afterwards, the Voyager ends up being stranded in Delta Quadrant which lies 70,000 light-years away from Earth.
In the Quadrant, the Voyager encounters the lost Maquis ship. The crew of the two vessel agree to help each other in order to go back to their homes. The leader of the Maquis group, Chakotay, becomes the Voyager’s first officer while B’Elanna Torres is tasked to be the chief engineer. On the other hand, the released prisoner Tom Paris is assigned to be the Voyager’s helm officer. Two beings from Delta Quadrant, Neelix and Kes, are assigned to be the chef and morale officers and the hologram Doctor’s assistant.
During the ship’s journey, the crew encounter various creatures with unfathomable characteristics like the Kazon, the organ-harvesting Vidiians, the hunter-race of Hirogen, Species 8472, and the Borg. They are also caught in some extreme events like the Nekrit Expanse, the Void, wormholes, nebulae, and others.
Along the way, the vessel encounters Q and also manages to make contact with the Starfleet.
During the course of the fourth season, Kes is replaced by a Borg drone called Seven of Nine who eventually acquires human traits thanks to Captain Janeway’s help. The Doctor also discovers some of his interest like art and music. The crew also manage to save another group of Borg drones whom the Doctor tries to re-humanize too.
As the Voyager finds its long way home, some crew members die while some prove to be traitors to the crew’s cause. There are also children who are born inside the vessel during its journey.
Throughout the series, the crew is able shorten their journey quite a few times. There are also instances that they fail to use the chances that can make their journey home shorter. At the end of the series, it takes the Voyager a total of 23 years to get back home instead of 75.