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Revision as of 15:30, October 14, 2005

This article is about the novel. For the character, see The Spectre.
Cover image.
Authors: William Shatner (with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens)
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: Star Trek (Pocket)
Published:
Pages:
Year: 2374
Stardate:
Reference #: ISBN 0671008781 (hardcover)

ISBN 0671008803 (mass-market paperback)

Warning: Possible plot spoilers

Readers should be aware that the pending summary can, and most likey will, contain spoilers.

Summary

Prologue

"He's still alive"

The story starts out in Quark's (Located on Deep Space 9, where two people, a Vulcan female named T'Val, and a Human female named Kate, use the distraction that Morn is causing when he wins a game of Dabo in which he has lifted a Dabo girl and is spinning her around. Quark comes over, demanding Morn put her down.

"Morn! Morn! Put her down!"

When T'Val see's the distraction, she hands Kate a PADD, which displays a picture of Captain(Retired) James T. Kirk. Kate shows an feels a strange hatred when she sees the pictrue of Kirk. T'Val, the Vulcan female, confirms it is indeed, James T. Kirk. Using her real hand, Kate hides her shock of seeing an image. T'Val Informs her that the image was made a year ago, during the Virogen crises, when he was arrested by the Vulcan port authorities. T'Val goes on to explain to Kirk, that he was last seen 82 years ago on the maiden voyage of USS Enterprise-B when he disapeared into the Nexus. She then explained that four years ago, Starfleet Captain Jean-Luc Picard "rescued" him from the nexus. There, when assumed by others that Kirk died, T'Val implied that when he was "revived" a year later by the Borg and the Romulans, that it was simply "...a momentary interruption in normal biological process." T'Val finishes by explaining the classified mission to what Starfleet deemed the Borg homeworld. These seemed to lead to the events of Star Trek: First Contact. Afterwards, Kirk dissapeard, not even joining the other "retired" Starfleet officers who participated in the Dominion War. From there, Kate and T'Val begin to plot on how to aquire Kirk's help. T'Val mentions that Starfleet has offered him help at a moments notice, due to his "Temporally translocated" status, which in turn, they then plan to exploit for their own use. This all happens, while Kate inquires what will be done with Kirk when they are done with him.

Chapter One

Comming soon

Background Information

Part of ongoing novel series by Shatner and the Reeves-Stevens, the Shatner mirror universe trilogy was written to follow events of "Shattered Mirror" and brings back a much older Spock (mirror). This is in contrast to Diane Duane's pre-"Crossover" novel "Dark Mirror," which had him set up on treason charges and executed before he could reform a mostly Terran Empire.

Published initially as a hardcover, then as a paperback. Early paperback edition, ISBN 0671020536 came out six months before mass-market edition.

Memorable Quotes

Characters

James T. Kirk 
Kirk reluctantly reactivated his Starfleet commission at the rank of captain, by order of Alynna Nechayev.
Jean-Luc Picard
Intendant Spock (mirror) 
Intendant Spock is the leader of the a resistance movement.
William Riker
Kathryn Janeway (mirror) 
Counterpart of USS Voyager's Kathryn Janeway. In the mirror universe she is a rebel against the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance and an enemy of Emperor Tiberius.
T'Val (mirror) 
Resistance fighter, the daughter of the mirror Spock.
Spock 
Spock's Starfleet rank was also reinstated.
McCoy 
Admiral of Starfleet Medical.
Montgomery Scott
Tom Paris (mirror) 
Commander Paris was the commander of the mirror universe Voyager.
Tiberius (mirror) 
Former emperor.
Sloane 
Lieutenant Commander Sloane was a descendant of Lily Sloane. He was chief of security, USS Enterprise-E until 2375.
Gul Rutal
Morgan Bateson
Alynna Nechayev (mirror) 
Admiral in command of USS Sovereign.

References

anti-tachyon 
Subatomic particle that is the counterpart of the tachyon.
Goldin Discontinuity 
Anomaly.
Starbase 310 
Federation starbase.
USS Voyager (mirror) 
Duplicate of the USS Voyager built using stolen plans, much as the mirror Defiant was.


Previous novel by Shatner:
Avenger
Novels
Star Trek (Pocket)
Pocket TOS/Pocket TNG/Pocket DS9
Next novel by Shatner:
Dark Victory
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