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Author(s): William Shatner with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: Pocket TOS
Odyssey #1
Published: 27 June 1995 (hardback)
1 March 1996 (paperback)
Pages: 309
Stardate: 9854.1 (2293 [flashback], 2371 [framing sequence])
Reference(s): ISBN 0671520350 (hardback)
ISBN 0671520369 (paperback)
Audiobook (abridged)
Narrator: William Shatner
Running Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published: 1 June 1995
Reference(s): ISBN 0671528920 (cassette)
ISBN 0671856650 (CD)
ASIN B0000547GK (Audible)
You may also be looking for the comic book adaptation.

SummaryEdit

In the 24th century, Spock arrives on Veridian III to pay his final respects to his former captain, and greatest friend, James T. Kirk. Kirk risked his life to bring back Spock, but there was no way to bring back Kirk.

In the 23rd century, shortly after the Khitomer Conference (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country), James T. Kirk decides to resign from Starfleet as his old Starfleet Academy nemesis Androvar Drake is appointed commander-in-chief of Starfleet Command. Lacking any drive in his life, Kirk accepts a last chance for adventure with the seductive young Teilani who wants him to protect her paradise planet; so Kirk and Montgomery Scott take the mothballed USS Enterprise-A and head for Chal where a secret Starfleet cabal seek to exploit the planet for all its fountain of youth properties. The rest of the former Enterprise crew hitch a ride on Hikaru Sulu's USS Excelsior and together the crew once again save the Federation. The Enterprise-A is destroyed while defending the Excelsior from Klingon battle cruisers under the direction of Admiral Drake.

Back in the 24th century Spock is preparing to escort Kirk's body back to Earth, when a ray of light emerges from Kirk's grave. Spock approaches it to investigate, and finds, Kirk is gone...

BackgroundEdit

CharactersEdit

James T. Kirk
Spock
Leonard McCoy
Montgomery Scott
Hikaru Sulu
Pavel Chekov
Uhura
William T. Riker 
in charge of removing USS Enterprise-D wreckage, Kirk's body and other items from Veridian III in accordance with the Prime Directive
Carol Marcus
Androvar Drake 
New Starfleet C-in-C, former Academy classmate and USS Farragut crewmate of Jim Kirk.
Galt 
Ensign aboard the Farragut, killed by the Dikironium cloud creature on Tycho IV
"Jade" 
undercover Starfleet Intelligence officer
Kort 
Klingon smuggler
Faith Morgan 
Farragut weapons officer and Kirk's lover, killed by the Dikironium cloud creature on Tycho IV
Teilani 
Young Klingon/Romulan hybrid who becomes romantically involved with Kirk.

ReferencesEdit

USS Enterprise-A 
Retired Federation starship. Jim Kirk found the ship taken out of mothballs and sold to Chal, he and Scotty command the vessel with a crew of Chal natives.
USS Excelsior (NCC-2000) 
Federation starship.
USS Farragut (NCC-1647) 
Federation starship.
The ship's registry was seen in the comic adaptation, despite having previously been depicted as the same vessel, but numbered NCC-1702, in "Debt of Honor" and the Star Fleet Technical Manual.
Chal 
Planet, homeworld of a colony of Klingon/Romulan hybrids.
Dark Range Platform 
Ancient space installation, probably from the time of the Preservers. Used as a base for smuggling and other illegal activities.

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