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THE "EARLY VOYAGES" OF CAPTAIN CHRISTOPHER ROBERT PIKE


THE STORIES

 

Episodes

 

"The Cage" (TOS)"The Cage" (TOS)

Written by: Gene Roddenberry

Director: Robert Butler

Time Period: 2254 (as established by "The Menagerie" [TOS])

Significance: Established the entire idea of Captain Pike's Enterprise.  Introduced the characters of Christopher Pike, Number One, Yeoman Colt, Doctor Boyce, Lieutenant Spock, and Josť Tyler.

 

 

"The Menagerie, Part I" (TOS)"The Menagerie, Part I" (TOS)

Written by: Gene Roddenberry

Director: Marc Daniels

Original Airdate: 17 November 1966

Time Period: Stardate 3012.4, 2267 (original Star Trek's fist season)

Significance: Showed the future of Captain Pike.

 

 

"The Menagerie, Part II" (TOS)"The Menagerie, Part II" (TOS)

Written by: Gene Roddenberry

Director: Marc Daniels

Original Airdate: 24 November 1966

Time Period: Stardate 3013.1, 2267 (original Star Trek's fist season)

Significance: Showed the fates of Captain Pike and Vina.

 

 

 

 

Novels

 

Vulcan's Glory (TOS #44)Vulcan's Glory (TOS #44)

Written by: D. C. Fontana

Date of Publication: February 1989

Time Period: 2254 (some time before "The Cage" [TOS])

Significance: First Captain Pike novel.  Showed Spock's first assignment on the Enterprise.  Introduced the characters of Lieutenant Commander Davies, Chief Engineer Barry, Security Chief Orloff, and Lieutenant j.g. Scott.  Established biographical data for Pike, Number One, Spock, and Doctor Boyce.

 

 

Legacy (TOS #56)Legacy (TOS #56)

Written by: Michael Jan Friedman

Date of Publication: August 1991

Time Period (Flashbacks): 2254 - 2261

Time Period (Main Story): Stardate 5258.7, 2268

Significance: Established Bradford Wayne and his fate.  Essentially an original series novel, but features several flashbacks to the Enterprise's Pike days.  Note that Scotty's recounting of a Captain Pike adventure seems to imply he was not aboard at the time (2255).

 

 

The Rift (TOS #57)

Written by: Peter David

Date of Publication: November 1991

Time Period ("First Contact"): 2254 (immediately after "The Cage" [TOS])

Time Period ("Second Contact"): 2287 (after Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)

Significance: Showed the future of Josť Tyler.  Not an all-Pike book, the second part takes is a follow-up to Part I.

 

 

Where Sea Meets Sky (TOS CT#6)Where Sea Meets Sky (TOS CT#6)

Miniseries: The Captain's Table (Book 6 of 6)
Written by: Jerry Oltion

Date of Publication: September 1998

Time Period (Story): 2254 (not long after "The Cage" [TOS])

Time Period (Frame): Stardate 1626.8, 2266 (just before Pike's accident)

Significance: Established Communications Officer Dabisch and "Burnie" Burnstein.  Related the fate of Yeoman Colt.  Told in first person point-of-view by Pike in 2266.  The first Pike story of the "modern" Trek era.

 

 

 

 

Novels (References)

 

Enterprise: The First Adventure (TOS)

Written by: Vonda N. McIntyre

Date of Publication: September 1986

Time Period: 2265 (the very beginning of Kirk's first five-year mission)

Significance: Related the future of Christopher Pike, Number One, Doctor Boyce, Spock, Uhura, and Scotty.

 

 

Final Frontier (TOS)

Written by: Diane Carey

Date of Publication: January 1988

Time Period (Epilogue): 2250 (during the Enterprise's first refit)

Significance: Includes the speech April gives when turning the ship over to Pike.

 

 

Crisis on Vulcan (TOS SA#1)Crisis on Vulcan (TOS SA#1)

Miniseries: Starfleet Academy (Book 1 of 3)

Written by: Brad & Barbara Strickland

Date of Publication: July 1996

Time Period: 2246 (during the Captain April years)

Significance: Showed Christopher Pike as the first officer of the Enterprise.  This concept was initially hard to reconcile with "Though Hell Should Bar the Way" (TOS EL), Best Destiny (TOS), and Vulcan's Glory (TOS #44).  Note that though Spock meets Commander Pike here, they do not seem to know each other in Vulcan's Glory.

 

 

Cadet Kirk (TOS SA#3)Cadet Kirk (TOS SA#3)

Miniseries: Starfleet Academy (Book 3 of 3)

Written by: Brad & Barbara Strickland

Date of Publication: September 1996

Time Period: 2251 (during the first year of Pike's five-year mission)

Significance: Captain Pike and the Enterprise make a guest appearance.  Note that though Spock meets Captain Pike for a second time here, they do not seem to know each other in Vulcan's Glory (TOS #44).

 

 

Enterprise (TOS #87)Enterprise (TOS #87)

Miniseries: My Brother's Keeper (Book 3 of 3)

Written by: Michael Jan Friedman

Date of Publication: January 1999

Time Period: 2265 (before and after "Where No Man Has Gone Before" [TOS])

Significance: Explained why Spock was assigned as executive officer under Kirk instead of Mitchell.  Note that other sources, such as War Dragons (TOS CT#1) state that Mitchell was executive officer originally.

 

 

 

 

Short Stories

 

"The Menagerie" (TOS episode novelization)

Collection: The Classic Episodes 1

Written by: James Blish

Date of Publication: September 1991

Time Period: 2254 (as established by "The Menagerie" [TOS])

Significance: Actually the novelization of "The Cage" (TOS), despite its title.  Established Chief Garrison.

 

 

"A Private Anecdote" (TOS SNW)"A Private Anecdote" (TOS SNW)

Collection: Strange New Worlds

Written by: Landon Cary Dalton

Edited by: Dean Wesley Smith

Date of Publication: June 1998

Time Period: Stardate 2822.5, 2267 (immediately after Pike's accident)

Significance: Told the stories of one mission from 2255 and Pike's accident in 2266.

 

 

"Sins of the Mother" (DS9 TLOD)"Sins of the Mother" (DS9 TLOD)

Collection: The Lives of Dax

Written by: S. D. Perry

Edited by: Marco Palmieri

Date of Publication: December 1999

Time Period (Letter): Stardate 1229, 2265 (after Enterprise: The First Adventure [TOS])

Time Period (Frame): 2280 (between Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

Significance: Fleet Captain Pike made a guest appearance.

 

 

"Conflicting Natures" (TOS EL)"Conflicting Natures" (TOS EL)

Collection: Enterprise Logs

Written by: Jerry Oltion

Edited by: Carol Greenburg

Date of Publication: June 2000

Time Period: 2254 (not long after "The Cage" [TOS])

Significance: Established backstory for Burnie and Colt.

 

 

 

 

Comic Books

 

"Flesh of my Flesh" (EV #1)"Flesh of My Flesh" (EV #1)

Written by: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton

    Penciler: Patrick Zircher

    Inker: Greg Adams

Date of Publication: February 1997

Time Period: Stardate 2252.34, 2254 (months before "The Cage" [TOS])

Significance:  Establishes a number of new characters, including Nano, Grace, Mohindas, and Carlotti.

 

 

"The Fires of Pharos" (EV #2)"The Fires of Pharos" (EV #2)

Written by: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton

    Penciler: Patrick Zircher

    Inker: Greg Adams

Date of Publication: March 1997

Time Period: Stardate 2378.1, 2254 (immediately after "Flesh of My Flesh" [EV #1])

 

 

 

"Our Dearest Blood" (EV #3)"Our Dearest Blood" (EV #3)

Written by: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton

    Penciler: Patrick Zircher

    Inker: Greg Adams

Date of Publication: April 1997

Time Period: Stardate 2385.7 to 2385.8, 2254 (two weeks before "The Cage" [TOS])

Significance: Leads straight into "The Cage" and shows the death of Dermot Cusack

 

 

"Nor Iron Bars a Cage" (EV #4)"Nor Iron Bars a Cage" (EV #4)

Written by: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton

    Penciler: Patrick Zircher

    Inker: Greg Adams

Date of Publication: May 1997

Time Period: 2254 (during "The Cage" [TOS])

Significance: Introduces Colt to the Enterprise crew

 

 

"Cloak and Dagger, Part I" (EV #5)"Cloak and Dagger, Part I" (EV #5)

Written by: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton

    Penciler: Patrick Zircher

    Inker: Greg Adams

Date of Publication: June 1997

Time Period: 2255 (after "The Cage" [TOS])

 

 

 

"Cloak and Dagger, Part II" (EV #6)"Cloak and Dagger, Part II" (EV #6)

Written by: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton

    Penciler: Patrick Zircher

    Inker: Greg Adams

Date of Publication: July 1997

Time Period: Stardate 2396.6, 2255

 

 

 

"The Flat, Gold Forever" (EV #7)"The Flat, Gold Forever" (EV #7)

Written by: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton

    Penciler: Patrick Zircher

    Inker: Greg Adams

Date of Publication: August 1997

Time Period: Stardate 259.9, 2255 (one week after "Cloak and Dagger, Part II" [EV #6])

Significance: Names Pike's father and godfather

 

 

"Immortal Wounds" (EV #8)"Immortal Wounds" (EV #8)

Written by: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton

    Penciler: Patrick Zircher

    Inker: Greg Adams

Date of Publication: September 1997

Time Period: Stardate 360.3 to 860.5, 2255

Significance: Explains what has been afflicting Boyce since the beginning of Early Voyages

 

 

"One of a Kind" (EV #9)"One of a Kind" (EV #9)

Written by: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton

    Penciler: Patrick Zircher

    Inker: Greg Adams

Date of Publication: October 1997

Time Period: Stardate 361.6, 2255

Significance: Establishes much about Lieutenant Nano and his culture.

 

 

 

"The Fallen, Part I" (EV #10)

"The Fallen, Part I" (EV #10)

Written by: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton

    Penciler: Mike Collins

    Inker: Greg Adams

Date of Publication: November 1997

Time Period: Stardate 371.2 to 371.6, 2255 (takes place over a time period of twelve days)

Significance: Establishes backstory for Carlotti.

 

 

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"The Fallen, Part II" (EV #11)

Written by: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton

    Penciler: Mike Collins

    Inker: Greg Adams

Date of Publication: December 1997

Time Period: 2255

 

 

 

"Futures, Part I" (EV #12)"Futures, Part I" (EV #12)

Written by: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton

    Penciler: Mike Collins

    Inker: Greg Adams

Date of Publication: January 1998

Time Period: Stardate 389.4, 2255 (a week after "The Fallen, Part II" [EV #12])

 

 

 

"Futures, Part II" (EV #13)"Futures, Part II" (EV #13)

Written by: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton

    Penciler: Patrick Zirchner

    Inker: Steve Moncuse

Date of Publication: February 1998

Time Period: 2293, in an alternate future

 

 

 

"Futures, Part III" (EV #14)"Futures, Part III" (EV #14)

Written by: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton

    Penciler: Patrick Zirchner

    Inker: Steve Moncuse

Date of Publication: March 1998

Time Period: Stardate 9521.9, 2293, in an alternate future

 

 

 

"Now and Then" (EV #15)

Written by: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton

    Penciler: Patrick Zirchner

    Inker: Steve Moncuse

Date of Publication: April 1998

Time Period (Present): 2255 (moments after "Futures, Part I" [EV #12])

Time Period (Future): Stardate 9522.0, 2293, in an alternate future

 

 Warning: This is Captain Pike.  This is a Klingon.

"Thanatos" (EV #16)

Written by: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton

    Penciler: Javier Pulido

    Inker: Steve Moncuse

Date of Publication: May 1998

Time Period: Stardate 390.5, 2255 (ten days after "Now and Then" [EV #16])

 

 

 

Special!  Last Issue!

"Nemesis" (EV #17)

Written by: Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton

    Penciler: Javier Pulido

    Inker: Steve Moncuse

Date of Publication: June 1998

Time Period: 2255 (immediately after "Now and Then" [EV #16])

Significance: The last issue of Early Voyages, which ended in a cliffhanger, due to the series' sudden cancellation by Marvel Comics.

 


 

STAR TREK: THE "EARLY VOYAGES" OF CAPTAIN CHRISTOPHER ROBERT PIKE

 

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