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Multiple realities
(covers information from several alternate timelines)


Prime reality[]

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USS Discovery
USS Enterprise
According to the Star Trek Chronology, Christopher Pike begins his second five-year mission aboard the USS Enterprise.

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Alternate reality[]

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USS Enterprise
USS Enterprise (alternate reality), profile

The USS Enterprise of the alternate reality was launched this year

February 11: The USS Enterprise and seven other Federation starships, including the USS Farragut, launch from Starbase 1 under the command of Captain Christopher Pike in response to a distress call from Vulcan. The Enterprise hasn't even been christened yet but is used due to the emergency. (Star Trek)

  • En route, cadet James Kirk, who has stowed away with the help of Medical Officer Leonard "Bones" McCoy, overhears the mission briefing and deduces that the circumstances around Vulcan are similar to those surrounding his birth, when the USS Kelvin was destroyed by an unidentified, technologically-advanced ship. He reports these conclusions to Pike, who thusly prepares the Enterprise for action. (Star Trek)
  • The Enterprise arrives only to find a debris field of the fleet, and the Narada hovering over Vulcan with a drilling platform in the lower atmosphere attempting to mine to the core. Nero orders the destruction of the Enterprise, only to realize what vessel he is firing on. (Star Trek)
USS Enterprise and Narada face off over Vulcan

The Narada and USS Enterprise face off above Vulcan on stardate 2258.42

  • Nero is first seen by the Federation and tells the native Spock that he wants him to see something as well as order Captain Pike to come aboard the Narada, just like he requested Richard Robau to twenty-five years earlier. (Star Trek)
  • Pike agrees and is accompanied by Kirk, helmsman Hikaru Sulu, and chief engineer Olson. Pike appoints Spock acting captain and Kirk his first officer. (Star Trek)
  • Kirk, Olson and Sulu space-dive onto the platform. Olson, who had the charges, is killed in the descent; however, Kirk and Sulu succeed at disabling the drill. Unfortunately, the drill's work has already been completed, and Nero orders the red matter deployed. Kirk and Sulu beam back to the ship by the efforts of Ensign Pavel Chekov. (Star Trek)
  • Spock determines that the red matter will cause a black hole to develop inside Vulcan. While the planet evacuates, he beams down to reach several Vulcan dignitaries who reside in areas that are unreachable by transporter. He succeeds at saving some of them, including his father Sarek, but his mother Amanda Grayson is killed. (Star Trek)
  • Vulcan itself is destroyed. Spock privately estimates no more than 10,000 survivors, making him a member of an endangered species. (Star Trek)
  • Spock, emotionally unbalanced by these traumas, orders a course for the Laurentian system to rendezvous with the rest of Starfleet in an effort to balance the odds for the next confrontation against Nero. Kirk objects and is marooned on Delta Vega. He gets chased by vicious animals and finds his rescuer is Spock himself, but 129 years older. Spock explains the situation to Kirk via a mind meld and they head for the Starfleet outpost fourteen kilometers away. (Star Trek)
  • Spock and Kirk meet Montgomery Scott and Keenser at the Delta Vega outpost, and using his transwarp beaming equation, Spock transports Kirk and Scott to the Enterprise. After a fight which proves Spock to be emotionally compromised, Kirk assumes command and the pursuit of Nero. Meanwhile, Nero and the Narada head for Earth intent on destroying the planet. Chekov devises a plan to hide the Enterprise near Saturn to avoid the Narada's detection and rescue Captain Pike. (Star Trek)
  • Kirk and Spock board the Narada to confront Nero and stop him. Spock steals the Jellyfish and Kirk fights with several guards, Ayel and eventually Nero. The Jellyfish destroys the drilling platform and escapes the area, to draw the battle away from Earth and sets a collision course for the Narada. He and Kirk along with Pike are transported away at the last second by the Enterprise, but the Jellyfish crashes into the Narada thereby igniting the red matter and causing a massive black hole, which consumes the Narada, and very nearly the Enterprise as well. This beam-out marks the first time Scott ever beams three people from two targets onto one pad. (Star Trek)
  • Under the command of James T. Kirk, the Enterprise begins its mission with the crew who helped him stop Nero, including Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Montgomery Scott, and Spock. (Star Trek)

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Vulcan consumed by black hole

The destruction of Vulcan






Background information[]

According to "Coming of Age", there was an age requirement of sixteen years for cadets. Assuming that Gary Mitchell was born in 2242, this year would be the earliest that he could have entered the Academy.

External link[]

2257 23rd century