The Different Captains and Crew of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)

Federation Starfleet

The Starfleet created after the formation of the United Federation of Planets (2161) has grown to be one of the most important powers of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants.

 

The Vulcans, while supportive of the Federation, were extremely cautious of Starfleet’s expansion; slowing Earth down in its endeavor to expand the Federation  As its expansion crept along through the admittance of more and more worlds, it came into conflict.  Belligerent powers such as the Klingon and Romulan Empires aggressively opposed the Federation.  Orion pirates plague the space ways, attacking and looting ships and colonies.  Most of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants remains unexplored; space is the final frontier.

 

At the time of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) launch in 2245, the Federation has been in existence for eighty-four years.  

1701

  

In the Voyager episode, “Flashback” Tuvok begins to suffer from a mental breakdown.  It is believed that a mind-meld with Captain Janeway will help Tuvok.   This mind-meld takes him back to his tour of duty with Captain Sulu aboard the USS Excelsior.

 

The following is an exchange between Harry Kim and Captain Janeway about the events of the flashback:

 

 

“It would seem that Captain Sulu decided not to enter that journey into his official log. The day’s entry makes some cryptic remark about the ship being damaged in a gaseous anomaly and needing repairs, but… nothing else.”


“You mean, he falsified his logs?”


“It was a very different time, Mister Kim. Captain Sulu, Captain Kirk, Doctor McCoy. They all belonged to a different breed of Starfleet officers. Imagine the era they lived in: the Alpha quadrant still largely unexplored… Humanity, on verge of war with Klingons… Romulans hiding behind every nebula. Even the technology we take for granted was still in its early stages: no plasma weapons, no multi-phasic shields… Their ships were half as fast.”


“No replicators. No holodecks. You know, ever since I took Starfleet-history at the Academy, I’ve always wondered what it would be like to live in those days.”


“Space must have seemed a whole lot bigger back then.  It’s not surprising they had to bend the rules a little. They were a little slower to invoke the Prime Directive, and a little quicker to pull their phasers.  Of course, the whole bunch of them would be booted out of Starfleet today. But I have to admit: I would have loved to ride shotgun at least once with a group of officers like that.”

 

– Kathryn Janeway and Harry Kim

 

 

The Enterprise Timeline:

2243

Commodore Van Anling placed Captain April in charge of construction of the Constitution-class, U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701), at the San Francisco Fleet Yards.

 

2245 -2251

Captain Robert April takes the Enterprise out for her first five-year mission.

 

2252-2264

Captain Christopher Pike assumes command and he takes the Enterprise out on a 12 year mission.

 

2265-early 2271

At 30 year of age Captain James T. Kirk takes the Enterprise on a five-year mission.

 

 

 

 

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Captain April and Crew 

 

 

Captain Pike and Crew

 

Captain Kirk and Crew

 

 

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~ by startreklives on May 29, 2008.

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