Star Trek Expanded Universe

Star Trek: Discovery was a Star Trek fanfic, and a spin-off of Star Trek: Constance. Unlike traditional Star Trek storytelling, it centered on two namesake ships at the same time: the USS Discovery in 2431 and the Discovery NX-04 in 2161. These are presented side-by-side by having the NX-04 presented as a holonovel running in 2431.

This fanfic, along with others in the series, references Star Trek: Hidden Frontier and its spin-offs.


The idea for the NX-04 as a holonovel was attributed by the author to the season finale of Star Trek: Enterprise's use of the NX-01's final mission. Rather than limiting this "show within a show" to one mission, the author decided to combine the two ships' stories into a single storyline. This was done in part by making the hologram crew self-aware characters in the holonovel to better interact with the modern crew.

Despite being several hundred years apart, the two ships shared similarities in their missions, both of which helped bring Starfleet back to the ideals of exploration following periods of conflict. They also both had major conflicts with the Tholian Assembly across both time periods.


The primary theme of Star Trek: Discovery was the idea of returning to exploration, of facing down enemies even under the most extreme of circumstances. With the inclusion of the NX-04 Discovery, it also focuses on the importance of learning from history as it pertains to the present and preserving the past.

Main characters[]

USS Discovery[]

NX-04 Discovery[]

  • Captain Marie Todd
    • Commanding Officer
  • Commander Benjamin Draako
    • First Officer
  • Dr. Saakume (Vulcan Female)
    • Chief Medical Officer
  • Lt. Commander Tanya Horwitz (Human Female)
    • Chief Science Officer
  • Ensign Lera Kesta (Trill Female)
    • Comm officer

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