Star Trek Expanded Universe

Star Trek: Abandoned is a fan fiction series set in Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek universe. The series documents the activities of a joint civilian-Starfleet mission team, who have established an outpost far from Federation territory in the depths of the Beta Quadrant. The series is primarily posted at The Omega Sector BBS, with an edited and extended version at the Ad Astra Star Trek Fanfiction Archive. A spin-off series, Star Trek Diaspora, is in development.


In the decade following the Dominion War, the Federation's hands were full with both recovering from their losses and the provision of aid to the war-torn Cardassian Union. This did not, however, prevent Starfleet's exploratory program from resuming. In mid-2383, through observation and interaction with several primitive and spacefaring cultures, respectively, they became aware of a myth inexplicably common to them all: of a world of supreme beauty and terrible power that had once subjugated the region, known only as the Motherworld. Starfleet and the Federation Archaeological Commission were intrigued at the potential, and in mid-2384 an expedition was dispatched.

The starship USS Beltane, under Captain Enriss Temaga, discovered a series of ancient outposts, but none yielded any results until stardate 62084, where the story begins.


Main characters[]

  • Lieutenant Commander Will Gates - Chief of security aboard the Beltane; joint expedition commander
  • Doctor Nathan Carson - Lead archaeologist and highest-ranking of the civilian members; joint expedition commander
  • Captain Tom Farrin - Captain of the USS Adelphi
  • Colonel Eyrn Nora'n - Acting Tactical Officer
  • Professor T'Sora - Head of the civilian science teams
  • Ensign Hanar D'Jan - Chief Engineering Officer; takes up security/science tasks as needed
  • Ensign Kira Rhiohr - Pilot
  • Doctor Anton Tagan - Chief Medical Officer

Recurring characters[]


Note: The following is a complete list of episodes as planned by the author. Only linked episodes have been completed and posted to their respective locations.

Season One: 2385[]

Season Two: 2386[]

Season Three: 2387[]

Season Four: 2388[]

  • Relocation
  • Terra Incognita
  • Olympus Reborn
  • The Warming
  • Symbiotic
  • Association
  • Allies
  • The Return
  • Touchdown
  • Rebuilding
  • The Storm
  • Uninvited
  • Neutral Ground
  • Initial Defeat

Season Five: 2389[]

  • Final Victory
  • Underground
  • Asylum
  • Lost Prophets
  • Disarmament
  • The Embrace that Smothers
  • The Truth Beneath the Rose
  • Omega
  • Promises, Promises
  • It's Just a Cry for Help
  • The Last of their Kind
  • The Seeds of Doubt
  • Messenger
  • New Order, part I

Season Six: 2390[]

  • New Order, part II
  • The Descended
  • Portal
  • Fire and Ice
  • Inquest
  • Corvidae
  • Gateway
  • Lost
  • When Things Go Wrong
  • It Never Rains
  • The Missing
  • Modern Myths, Ancient Truths
  • Lemuria
  • Found

Season Seven: 2391[]

  • The Shift
  • The Chosen One
  • Avian
  • Rebirth
  • Warpath, part I
  • Warpath, part II
  • Take Me 'cross the River Wide
  • The Quest
  • Favoured of the Prophets
  • Away on the Wings of...
  • Rebellion
  • Beyond

Season Eight: 2392[]

  • Divine Intervention, part I
  • Divine Intervention, part II
  • Fragments
  • The Key
  • Deity
  • The Instrument
  • The Hunt, part I
  • The Hunt, part II
  • Wanderer
  • Jump
  • Modifications
  • Dysfunction
  • Those Who Fell from Heaven
  • The Beginning


  • Futility - a story unrelated to the main plot of Abandoned, taking place between the sixth and seventh seasons
  • Ascension - intended to be the closing episode of the series, set after the eighth season finale


The Abandoned continuity also has a number of short stories, usually set between episodes. Some of these are not regarded as existing within the Abandoned canon.

  • Fine (AU)
  • The Autopilot
  • Follow the Rules
  • From Across a Crowded Room
  • For the Queen
  • Beautiful
  • Going Down Hard (this was later included in the extended version of "Lost and Found, part I")


The continuity of Abandoned includes all incarnations of Star Trek, with the exception of the 24th century depicted in Star Trek.

Creation and development[]

The concept of Star Trek: Abandoned was based on a previous, unfinished work, Smoke on the Horizon. This story would have focused on a fleet of support craft (shuttles, runabouts, etc.) fleeing their home colony after an attack by unknown aliens, and their quest for survival. This idea was, in turn, adapted from another unfinished story with a working title of The End. Several major plot points from these two works found their way into the Abandoned storyline, most notably the scattering of the characters from their home in an ill-equipped fleet.

Further concepts inspired by the science fiction television show Stargate Atlantis were integrated into the plot, distinctly setting it apart from its predecessors. Instead of beginning with the attack and sudden exile, the characters now had almost two years of (relative) peace and undisturbed exploration of their city and the surrounding space before they were finally driven away.

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