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Monday, January 22

A Station of Icons

It has been pure chaos aboard Enterprise and Gamma Stations these past few days. People, objects, and things, from our memories, fantasies and imaginations have become real. These physical manifestations roam the decks, interacting with our crew, and causing challenges for Security, our Marines, and anyone assigned to managing these visitors. Thankfully, the dangerous creatures have been contained, and are no longer an active threat, however, individuals like Admiral James T. Kirk, Michael Jordan, Marilyn Monroe, Amelia Earhart, T’Vol, a copy of Tessa Kensington, and many others, remain free (with observation, and, in some cases, a security escort). Unfortunately, we still have no idea why these manifestations appeared here, or how to make them disappear. As a result, both stations remain under full quarantine.

-Lieutenant Sam Archer

January 22, 2370 – (Devron Prime Timeline)

Monday, January 15

Sudden Appearances

An old emotional wound has resurfaced, and I’m having a hard time dealing with it.

Earlier today, my old pre-Academy girlfriend -- celebrity actress, Mara Kendricks -- appeared aboard Enterprise Station. I met her in 2350, while we were both professional actors in the Earth film, “Worlds Unknown” – the fictional story of a civilian starship crew exploring space. In the movie, I played the role of Eddie Benson, the ship’s engineer. Mara played the role of the ship’s nurse, Lana Martin. “Worlds Unknown” was released in 2351; you may have seen it.

Our characters, Eddie and Lana, were not in a relationship in the movie, but the two of us, Sam and Mara, got along well off-screen. I fell in love with her, she shared those same feelings, so we started dating. We were devoted to each other, grounded in the same faith, and had a great deal in common. Our relationship became long-distance when I entered Starfleet Academy -- a decision Mara lovingly supported.

Unfortunately, in 2352, things came to a sudden end when Mara disappeared. She was participating in a UFSO tour aboard the Starfleet ship, USS Chogatta (Constellation-class), when it vanished. I was a second-year SFA cadet at the time. Neither the USS Chogatta, nor its crew, have ever been found. Eighteen years later, they remain missing, with everyone presumed dead – lost, somewhere, in the depths of space.

Today, however, Mara Kendricks mysteriously appeared aboard Enterprise Station, and, strangely, she is the same 23-year-old beauty I loved the year she disappeared. She has no idea why, or how, she appeared aboard Enterprise Station, and she does not remember the events of the Chogatta’s disappearance. She’s here, she loves me as much as she did in 2352, and I am left with old feelings that I had been forced to put behind me long ago.

What baffles me the most about Mara’s sudden reappearance, though, is that she isn’t the only one. Other Enterprise Station residents have also reported the sudden appearances of old friends, deceased loved ones, long lost pets, favorite celebrities, even a few rivals and personal enemies. In addition, there is a squad of WWII American soldiers on our Marine deck, Captain America in one of our science labs, a velociraptor in the empty (unused) cetacean tanks, and it’s snowing in our Main Shuttlebay. Yes… real snow.

The crew of Gamma Station, on the Gamma Quadrant side of the wormhole, have reported similar appearances, including the deceased (and now, very much alive) Admiral James T. Kirk, Amelia Earhart, and an office full of puppies – just to name a few.

Unfortunately, we have no explanation for these appearances, at this time. I can only state the obvious: these people, and animals, are real. We can touch them, smell them, see them…. They are just as confused as we are. Many of them should not even exist.

Captain Picard has ordered both Enterprise Station, and Gamma Station, into quarantine mode, until we can figure out what’s happening. We have a lot of chaos to manage. It’s going to be a long, and challenging, night

-Lieutenant Sam Archer

January 15, 2370 – (Devron Prime Timeline)

Friday, January 12

A Social Milestone

As of earlier this week, our Public Affairs Facebook page surpassed 10,000 fans and followers. In fact, we have 10,049, as of right now. Thank you for being part of our story… no matter where you are in the vast and expansive galaxy. Thank YOU for helping us make sure that history never forgets the name, “Enterprise”.

-Lieutenant Sam Archer

January 12, 2370 – (Devron Prime Timeline)

Thursday, January 11

A View of the PAO Lounge

We spend a lot of time in the Public Affairs Lounge, on deck 2. Here is a photo that shows what that lounge looks like.

On the far portside wall, is the door to our Public Affairs conference room. The door to the left leads out into the corridor. Opposite this door, on the far wall, is our game nook, where we keep the board games, books, and other lounge activities. A comfortable restaurant-style booth resides in the corner.

On the left wall -- the corridor side of the lounge -- can be found multiple touch-screen database access walls, as well as our main viewscreen, where we watch old movies, and access communication broadcasts. On the opposite wall, on the right, are exterior windows facing forward. Blue canvas blinds, that rise and lower, can be found covering these windows.

Within the room itself, is a couch area (facing the video screen), as well as nine tables, and chair seating for thirty-six individuals.

On the starboard wall, behind the camera view -- a mirror version of the far wall, is the door to our Public Affairs kitchen, another door that leads out into the corridor, and our coffee and beverage nook, that always features hot coffee and beverages for those who work in the PAO. Another restaurant-style booth rests in the starboard-forward corner.

Our Public Affairs Lounge is unique. There is no other lounge on Enterprise Station that looks like this. Many lounges have similar features, but all of them retain a more standard appearance.

-Lieutenant Sam Archer

January 11, 2370 – (Devron Prime Timeline)

Wednesday, January 3

A New Personnel Communicator

Starting this week (as of January 1st), Starfleet Command has designated Enterprise Station (and, by default, Gamma Station) as one of the locations that will test a new personnel communicator. For the next six months, instead of the standard insignia combadge, all Starfleet crew will wear a unique wrist communicator, similar in appearance to a digital wristwatch. This new wrist device features the standard communication operations of a combadge, as well as time-keeping, personal health monitoring, an array of easy-access data options, the ability to uplink to nearby tricorders, and limited short-distance scanning capabilities. It is part of Starfleet’s greater initiative to streamline mission options, and bring increased efficiency to the tools available to individual officers and crew.

If this six-month test is deemed a success, these wrist devices could become a standard part of duty operations. If they don’t pass the testing period, all crew will likely return to insignia combadges.

-Lieutenant Sam Archer

January 3, 2370 – (Devron Prime Timeline)

Monday, January 1

New Years Day, 2370

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2370.

-Lieutenant Sam Archer

January 1, 2370 – (Devron Prime Timeline)

Sunday, December 31

New Years Eve in the PAO

Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year, from Tessa Kensington, Cassie Queen, and myself, here, in the Public Affairs Office aboard Enterprise Station!

If you are at the station today, you are cordially invited to visit us in the PAO Lounge, on deck 2, starting at 1900 hours. We will be celebrating the new year, with festive snacks prepared by our kitchen staff, gifts (since we were unavailable to exchange them on Christmas), decorations, board games, videos, memories from 2369, a New Years Eve countdown at midnight, and much more! Both Tessa and Cassie are dressed in red for the occasion, and our deck cook, PO2 Brina Barnett, has balanced their bright dresses with a lovely green one of her own (which, I’m told, she made herself).

Come join us! Help us ring in the new year (2370) with friends, family, and plenty of laughs!

-Lieutenant Sam Archer

December 31, 2369 – (Devron Prime Timeline)

Friday, December 29

Gamma Station

One of our fans asked us to post a picture of Gamma Station, so, featured here, is the former Galaxy-class stardrive section of the USS Enterprise-D, now redesignated as Gamma Station (a stationary deep space facility). Gamma Station is located 70,000 light years from Bajor, near an unexplored star system, on the Gamma Quadrant side of the wormhole. It is now, officially, the furthest Starfleet facility from Federation space.

Gamma Station resides where it does, because it generates a constant gravimetric field that anchors the Gamma Quadrant terminus of the Bajoran Wormhole. The station has a crew of 150, and is currently defended by the Saber-class starship, USS Patriot.

-Lieutenant Sam Archer

December 29, 2369 – (Devron Prime Timeline)

Thursday, December 28

Enterprise Station

Well, that was an interesting two months.

As you may have noticed, we didn’t have any posts from our Public Affairs Office, here, aboard Enterprise Station, since the beginning of November. This is due to my staff and I being temporarily (and unexpectedly) reassigned following the stabilization of the Bajoran Wormhole. During this time, I was asked to participate in special operations at the Temporal Investigations facility in orbit of Koralis III (i.e. Tempus Station, five light years from Bajor), and both Lieutenant (JG) Tessa Kensington, and Ensign Cassie Queen, were reassigned to short-term postings in Enterprise Station operations.

And, yes you read that correctly, the USS Enterprise-D has been officially redesignated, by Starfleet Command, as “Enterprise Station”. Since we must remain at the mouth of the Bajoran Wormhole (holding the wormhole open with generated gravimetric fields), we are now the primary Starfleet command facility for the entire Bajor sector. Our separated stardrive section -- currently parked in the distant Gamma Quadrant, holding the Gamma Quadrant wormhole terminus open -- has been redesignated as a stationary facility named, “Gamma Station”. Enterprise Station crew have been reassigned there, as needed.

Meanwhile, tensions have been explosive on Bajor, with the entire planet recently emerging from a brief civil war. That civil war resulted in a new planetary government (succeeding the unstable Provisional Government), which has expelled all non-Bajorans from the planet, as well as from all existing Bajoran facilities. This has forced Starfleet to evacuate Deep Space 9, which remains in orbit of Bajor (and which the Bajorans have now renamed “Bajor Station”). Some of DS9’s evacuated Starfleet crew have been posted to Enterprise and Gamma Stations.

Diplomatic agreements will allow both Enterprise Station, and Gamma Station, to remain at the wormhole indefinitely. This is due to our vital function here, as well as the high value of the phenomena. Bajoran liaisons are being assigned as necessary, however, both stations remain under Starfleet control and operation. Bajoran nationals can operate aboard our stations, with many already taking up residence, but they are subject to Starfleet policies and regulations, as well as all Federation laws currently in effect.

Essentially, we now have an alliance of necessity with the Bajoran people. The wormhole is theirs, but the stations operating and defending it belong to Starfleet. So far, both sides are coordinating their affairs in peace, despite the Bajoran government’s strong anti-alien stance. We hope this can continue (and eventually improve even further), because the newfound political, scientific, and exploratory stakes are extremely high…. for both the Bajorans, and the Federation.

-Lieutenant Sam Archer

(Attached photo: The newly designated saucer starbase, Enterprise Station)

December 28, 2369 – (Devron Prime Timeline)

Friday, November 3

Cosday Costumes

On Cosday (known centuries ago as “Halloween”), my staff and I dressed up as our favorite superheroes from the “Marvel Cinematic Universe”. We made our costumes from scratch, using replicated parts, purchased fabric, and special elements sewn by ourselves and one of the ship’s tailors. On Tuesday, I teased a shadow image of our costumes, with an invitation for anyone to see us wearing them later in the PAO lounge. For those who were not able to see us in person, here is an image of our 2369 Cosday costumes.

Cassie Queen is dressed as Captain Marvel, I am dressed as Captain America, and Tessa Kensington is dressed as Black Widow. Both Cassie and Tessa dyed their hair (temporarily) to match their chosen characters.

All three costumes turned out well, and received many compliments from the Enterprise crew. We may have even inspired some inter-departmental competitiveness next year, with Commander Riker vowing (in jest) to outdo us. In short, I think we started a new ship-wide Cosday event!

-Lieutenant Sam Archer

November 3, 2369 – (Devron Prime Timeline)

Tuesday, October 31

Cosday 2369

Happy Cosday!

Today’s cultural holiday (previously known as “Halloween” 300 years ago) is the day in which Humans, throughout the Federation, celebrate their love of characters, fictional or historic. We dress up in costumes, attend character parties, participate in themed character events, share family-friendly cosplay activities, and more. Beloved characters and stories are everywhere. Today we celebrate the joy and creativity that they bring to our lives.

The Enterprise-D Public Affairs crew is getting in on the fun as well, and will, hopefully, do so every year. My staff and I were fortunate to get an early start on our costumes this Spring, and we were able to expedite their completion in time for today’s celebration.

This year, our chosen PAO theme is the “Marvel Cinematic Universe”. Tessa, Cassie, and myself have created costumes representing our favorite MCU characters, and we will be wearing them in the PAO lounge later this evening (starting at 1900 hours). Everyone aboard is welcome to stop by and see which MCU characters we chose (photos will be posted here, on our FB page, later this week). Themed refreshments will be served as well, created by our wonderful PAO deck 2 kitchen staff.

-Lieutenant Sam Archer

October 31, 2369 – (Devron Prime Timeline)

Sunday, October 29

Wormhole Redirection #34

We’re back! The USS Enterprise-D is no longer trapped inside a wormhole.

Officially, this is the 34th time that the Bajoran Wormhole has randomly relocated to new coordinates throughout the galaxy – 63 times, if you count all exit points. This time, however, the main terminus (the one that I was assigned to help explore, as a pilot aboard the runabout USS Liberty) has returned to the Bajor System. The Enterprise crew took the opportunity to activate our untested stabilization protocols, and it looks like we have successfully anchored the wormhole at its original coordinates. As long as we maintain our gravimetric fields, generated at two of the three ends of the wormhole, it looks like we’re finally here to stay.

And, yes, you read that correctly, this Bajoran Wormhole has THREE exit points, one here in the Bajor System, a second in the distant Gamma Quadrant, and a third deep in the Delta Quadrant, near the space of a species known as the Krenim. The Enterprise has separated, with the saucer section parked in the Alpha Quadrant, holding the Bajoran terminus in place (via a generated gravimetric field), and the stardrive section parked in the Gamma Quadrant, holding that end of the wormhole in place. The Delta Quadrant end of the wormhole is stable on its own.

If we stop anchoring the Bajoran Wormhole in place, it will disappear, and may never again return to its present coordinates. In short, we’re holding the doors open. If there is any value to this wormhole, then both sections of the Enterprise won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.

As previously noted, this Bajoran Wormhole also appears to have temporal qualities. From our end, the Enterprise has been trapped inside the wormhole for 57 days. However, a total of 155 days have passed outside of the wormhole. We cannot account for this discrepancy, although, it does seem to be consistent with the temporal nature of the Devron Anomaly that sent us here.

To date, we have not encountered any alien entities – temporal or otherwise – inside this wormhole, so the entire thing appears to be a naturally-occurring phenomena.

Now that we’re back in the Alpha Quadrant, my runabout piloting assignment has ended, and I can resume my daily operations in the Public Affairs Office. I miss my desk. There is a great deal more to say about our unique experiences, and our present circumstances, but I will have to save those things for future posts. Right now, it’s just good to be home.

-Lieutenant Sam Archer

October 29, 2369 – (Devron Prime Timeline)

Thursday, July 13

Wormhole Redirection #30

This is the thirtieth time that the Bajoran Wormhole has relocated to elsewhere in the galaxy. This time, we appear to have a terminus on the Federation frontier, relatively close to Klingon space. Thankfully, we have not seen any Klingon vessels, and do not anticipate meeting any before the wormhole jumps to its next random location.

That said, I have very little to report with this relocation. There are no star systems near the Liberty-explored terminus of the wormhole, and nothing of note within a stone’s throw from where we are. It is, however, nice to be within communication range of friends again, even if those friends are not local to our present coordinates.

-Lieutenant Sam Archer

July 13, 2369 – (Devron Prime Timeline)

Tuesday, July 11

Wormhole Redirection #29

This is the twenty-ninth time that the Bajoran Wormhole has randomly relocated to somewhere else in the galaxy. If calculations are correct, this is the first time that our exit terminus has deposited us within communication range of the Federation. We hope that, this time, friendly forces are able to receive this message.

On May 23, the USS Enterprise-D was temporally relocated from the Devron Anomaly -- inside the Romulan Neutral Zone (when the unexplained phenomena disappeared six years ago -- on May 18, 2363), and mysteriously reappeared inside an undiscovered wormhole connecting the Bajoran star system to the distant Gamma Quadrant. We exited the wormhole, made contact with the Starfleet administration aboard Deep Space 9 – an old Cardassian ore processing station in orbit of Bajor, and were asked to take up a defensive position at the Bajoran end of the phenomena. Unfortunately, just over two days later, on May 26, the Enterprise was pulled back inside the wormhole, by gravimetric forces, and became snagged within the interior of the wormhole. We have been unable to break free from the energy strands holding us in place.

At the same time, these gravimetric forces destabilized both ends of the Bajoran Wormhole, and began bouncing them to random locations all across the galaxy. The Enterprise could do nothing from inside the wormhole, and was little more than a stationary starbase. Every time the wormhole relocated to a new terminus, the Enterprise sent out runabouts to assess the new locations, and try to establish communication with Starfleet. Relocations occur at intervals roughly two days apart.

Due to my small craft piloting experience, I was assigned to the crew of the Enterprise auxiliary runabout, USS Liberty. To date, I have been aboard the Liberty during all twenty-nine terminus exploration missions, and I have seen terminus locations in all four galactic quadrants. During our missions, the Liberty narrowly missed destruction by an unknown species aboard a massive cubed vessel, that claimed to be known as the “Borg”. We met a hunting vessel crewed by a species known as the “Hirogen”; we befriended a starship crew of friendly “Vorta” explorers; and we witnessed a brilliant star going supernova -- just to name a few experiences.

At present, the current Liberty-explored wormhole terminus appears to reside near what we, in 2363, assumed to be the area of space inhabited by the unknown Ferengi. We have not seen any Ferengi vessels thus far, nor have we been contacted by any vicious Ferengi warriors. We will continue to explore and seek communication with Starfleet until the wormhole neutrinos elevate, once again, and we are forced to return to the Enterprise. Scientists aboard the Enterprise do indicate that they may be near developing a strategy to stabilize the wormhole, but that is unlikely to happen until after a few more terminus relocations.

We sincerely hope this entire situation can end, sooner than later, and that we end up with a favorable terminus by which to mount a final escape. Starships – Galaxy-class or otherwise -- were not designed to sit, trapped, inside unstable wormholes.

-Lieutenant Sam Archer

July 11, 2369 – (Devron Prime Timeline)

Tuesday, May 23

Temporal Relocation: The Bajoran Wormhole

Yes, we are alive, and, yes, the USS Enterprise-D still exists. It would appear, however, that we have time-traveled six years into our future – arriving in the present: May 23, 2369.

One minute we were quietly investigating the Devron Anomaly – inside the Romulan Neutral Zone, and then the next, we are drifting inside a different spatial phenomena, later determined to be an undiscovered wormhole. We are now sitting, outside that wormhole – in Bajoran space – five light years from Cardassia Prime. Somehow, the Enterprise has been transported all the way across the Federation, 90 light years from the Devron System. We’ve relocated from one unexplained phenomena to another.

After determining the nature of this wormhole (while drifting inside it), we found a terminus (one end of the wormhole), and briefly exited into the distant Gamma Quadrant, 70,000 light years away. We gathered some sensor scans, and then the Enterprise passed through the wormhole again, arriving inside the Denorios Belt of the Bajoran star system.

The attached photo was taken from inside the wormhole.

Back in the Alpha Quadrant, we made contact with the nearest Starfleet facility, a repurposed Cardassian ore mining station -- in orbit of Bajor. Deep Space Nine, as that orbital space station has been renamed, is under Starfleet administration (since January of this year) – by request of the Bajorans, who now control the station after it was abandoned by the Cardassians in December. The Cardassians had occupied Bajor for the past forty years.

According to historical records, shared by the crew of DS9, the USS Enterprise-D was one of many ships assumed destroyed when the Devron Anomaly unexpectedly spiked in power output, and exploded like a massive supernova. With the power of 20 G-type stars (the same class as Earth’s Sun), the shockwave obliterated nearby Federation and Romulan bases, stations, and observation posts, destroyed starships, and led to a forced resumption of diplomacy between the Federation and Romulan Star Empire.

Even six years later, the Devron Anomaly still remains unexplained. With our survival, and relocation, however, Commander Data believes that the anomaly may have been temporal in nature, and something about this new Bajoran Wormhole may be as well. He theorizes that we may have been attracted between phenomena by temporal energy, much like how a lightning rod functions during a thunderstorm.

With a general unease between the Bajorans and Cardassians, despite the Cardassian withdrawal from Bajor, we have been requested to remain at the the wormhole, to defend it for the Bajorans. The Enterprise remains parked here, operating as a temporary starbase (i.e. platform operations), while we await orders from Starfleet command at Lya III. Meanwhile, the Bajorans are abuzz at our discovery of a stable wormhole within their space. They attribute it to a religious event, which makes us, aboard the Enterprise, quite popular on Bajor.

It's been a busy few days aboard the Enterprise, and, I’m pretty sure things are about to become even more active and exciting over the coming weeks. We were lost, and now we are found. In addition, we brought a religiously-connected wormhole into existence with us, so that makes us rock stars on Bajor. We just became important to the Bajorans, their culture, and their religious faith. Like it or not, I have a feeling we may be here for a while.

-Lieutenant Sam Archer

May 23, 2369 – (Devron Prime Timeline)

Thursday, May 18

Investigating the Devron Anomaly

The Enterprise arrived in the Devron System earlier this morning. A few civilian vessels are already in the area, including a Romulan science vessel, however, everyone seems to be giving the 400-km-wide “Devron Anomaly” a relatively wide berth. We, aboard the Enterprise, have been conducting scans of the phenomena all day, but our sensors cannot penetrate the outer boundaries. We have no readings on the internal energy source fueling the anomaly, and no technology that would make that possible. For now, we can only observe and report.

Our crew remains healthy and in good spirits, despite the earlier uncertainty over what we might find upon arrival. As far as we can tell, we are witnessing a benign energy anomaly that is fueled by something – natural, or unnatural -- at its center. It does not appear to be harming the surrounding space, the ships present, or their crews. It shouldn’t be here – in the Devron System – but it does not appear to be a threat. Perhaps, if we can manage a new diplomatic channel, the Romulans may have gathered additional scientific data that they would be willing to share.

[PAO post: supplemental commentary]

I’m adding this note, before final posting, to document additional observations. Something appears to be occurring within the Devron Anomaly. The energy output is rising. This suggests the possibility that something new may be altering the energy source inside the phenomena. We still have no ability to scan beyond the outer boundaries, so no additional facts to report, but we can deduce based upon what we see.

We will continue to….

[communication terminated]
[channel lost]

May 18, 2363 – (Devron Prime Timeline)

Wednesday, May 17

Something Is Happening In The Neutral Zone

Early this morning, after only a day of investigating Farpoint station, a commship arrived from the nearby Starfleet facility on Suprinda III. It delivered orders requesting us to abandon our Deneb IV mission, and immediately divert to the Devron System, inside the Romulan Neutral Zone (5 light years away). Three days ago, Romulan and civilian vessels began moving to that region, in response to reports of a large spatial anomaly appearing there. The Enterprise is Starfleet’s largest science-diplomacy vessel in the area, so we have the honor of investigating.

We are proceeding with extreme caution, since Starfleet has had no direct contact with the Romulans in 52 years (since the Tomed Incident of 2311). The Treaty of Algeron (signed in 2311) does allow us to enter the Neutral Zone for limited scientific or archaeological purposes, so we will not be arriving under military pretense. The same applies to the Romulans.

Beyond that, we do not know what to expect. Anticipation is high, and our crew is a bit uneasy. There should not be a 400-km-wide spatial anomaly inside the Devron System.

We are currently underway, and should arrive at the anomaly tomorrow.

-Lieutenant Sam Archer

May 17, 2363 – (Devron Prime Timeline)

Monday, May 15

An Admiral and a New Mission

The USS Enterprise has arrived at Deneb IV. We have taken up orbit alongside the USS Hood (Excelsior-class) -- which was awaiting our arrival, and have begun transferring our final crew aboard, including our new first officer, Commander William Riker, and our assigned chief medical officer, Commander Beverly Crusher. For a large part of the day, we also had a surprise visit from retired Starfleet admiral, Leonard McCoy, who wanted to tour our state-of-the-art medical facilities before the USS Hood left orbit.

As of an hour ago, the USS Hood has departed Deneb IV, leaving the USS Enterprise-D, and her full crew, to complete our diplomatic mission with Deneb IV’s native Bandi. Mission operations are likely to begin tomorrow morning, during Alpha Shift.

-Lieutenant Sam Archer

May 15, 2363 – (Devron Prime Timeline)

Monday, May 8

Bound For Deneb IV

The USS Enterprise left Earth late last night, and is currently en route to Deneb IV. When we arrive in orbit, we will begin interacting with the Bandi, a near-human species that have offered Starfleet exclusive use of a new starbase on their home planet. Our task is to assess this invitation, and put together a report on the usefulness of their facility. We will also be rendezvousing with additional crew, including our new first officer, Commander William Riker, and chief medical officer, Commander Beverly Crusher.

-Lieutenant Sam Archer

May 8, 2363 – (Devron Prime Timeline)

Friday, May 5

Captain Picard Takes Command

Our new captain, Jean-Luc Picard, has taken command of the Enterprise. He left his previous command, the USS Majestic (Miranda-class) -- also in orbit of Earth, and was ferried to the Enterprise aboard the shuttlecraft Galileo. Our Chief Security Officer, Lieutenant Natasha Yar, was his pilot, and the first of our crew to welcome him aboard. Transfer orders were read to a small gathering of personnel in Shuttlebay 2, command codes were activated, greetings were exchanged, and a senior officer reception was held in Ten Forward, hosted by our lovely and gracious lounge manager, Ms. Dayna Winslow.

Following completion of our ongoing communication array upgrades, as well as an unexpected problem with the plasma inducers, we will likely depart Earth, sometime this weekend, for our diplomatic mission to Deneb IV.

-Lieutenant Sam Archer

May 5, 2363 – (Devron Prime Timeline)