|Star Trek: The Adventures of Argus episode|
|"Messages From Home"|
|Original post date:||1st November 2005|
|Previous episode:||"Trial By Fire"|
|Next episode:||"Nuclear Time"|
Kate Sheridan comes face to face with her past when she and several other Argus crew members are sent to recapture a hijacked Federation starship. Meanwhile, Sara Parker discovers a hidden signal that could have huge repercussions for the Argus and her crew.
- This story takes place at the same time as "Message in a Bottle", telling the story from the Federation point of view.
- Captain Robert Styles is presumed to be a descendant of USS Excelsior's Captain Lawrence H. Styles and was the original Commanding officer of the USS Argus.
- Captain Styles' thoughts on correcting the Prometheus' registry come from the appearance of two different registries for the ship in the Voyager episode. The exterior shots of the ship displayed "NX-59650", while the Master Situation Display on the bridge displayed "NX-74913". "NX-74913" is considered the Prometheus' correct registry in Argus continuity.
- Doctor Haysbert referring to the EMH Mark II as "Andy" is a nod to Andy Dick who played the Hologram in the Voyager episode.
- Dr. Haysbert's replicator creating the wrong colour uniform for him explains why Voyager's EMH finds him in an Operations division uniform shortly before he dies in "Message in a Bottle".
- The two Defiant-class ships sent to recapture the USS Prometheus were both labeled as the USS Defiant in the Voyager episode. They were named USS Defender and USS Alexander by the author for this story.
- The attack on the USS Bonchune is shown in "Message in a Bottle".
- This chapter takes place at the same time as Voyager's pilot episode "Caretaker".
- The Organian Peace Treaty between the Federation and the Klingon Empire was established in 2267 following the events of "Errand of Mercy".
- Forcas III was first mentioned in "Parallels".
- Sherman's Planet was the intended final destination of the poisoned grain from "The Trouble with Tribbles".
- Doctor Orias Pax's name is a nod to the Transformers (fiction) Optimus Prime, whose original name in the cartoon was Orion Pax.
- Deep Space Six being a Vanguard-class starbase is a nod to the novel series Star Trek: Vanguard.
- Kara Tarm's appearance here the beginning of a long-running subplot that runs through the first three seasons of Argus.
- This chapter is an alternate view of the first several scenes of "Message in a Bottle"'s fifth act.
- The two security officers who beam onto the Prometheus' bridge in "Message in a Bottle" are identified in this story as Lieutenant Bower and Lieutenant Taylor. Bower first appeared in "Trial By Fire" and is a reoccurring character in Argus.
- Admiral Hayes first appeared in the film First Contact ordering the USS Enterprise to patrol the Romulan Neutral Zone.
- Agents Dulmur and Lucsly of Temporal Investigations first appeared in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Trials and Tribble-ations". Their dislike of the predestination paradox was also established in that episode.
- "Messages From Home" is the second episode of Star Trek: The Adventures of Argus.
USS Alexander; Akira-class; USS Bonchune; Michael Bower; USS Constitution; Deep Space Six; USS Defender; Defiant-class; Ebonez; EMH Mark II; Susana Flores; Forcas III; Admiral Hayes; Marcus Haysbert; Celia Hudson; William Johnson; Mullins; Orias Pax; USS Prometheus; Juan Roldán; Admiral Rothschild ; Sherman's Planet; USS Spector; Robert Styles; Sullivan; Kara Tarm; Taylor; Naomi Tsukino; Vanguard-class; Vasquez