Star Trek Expanded Universe

Star Trek: Mirror Wars is a fan fiction series written by James Earl. It consists of sixteen stories. It was seemingly abandoned halfway through its second season back in 2008.


During the 27th century, the Second Terran Empire has regained its power in the mirror universe, after defeating the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance a few centuries before. The Empire now controls the entire galaxy, but still desires to expand its borders. They learn of our alternate universe, and the Emperor plans to invade, but not without resistance. They build a crossover device and send one ship, the ISS Enterprise-O, to our universe to scout the area, where it discovers the USS Enterprise-O and destroys it, but not before the Enterprise-O sends a message warning of the attack. Now that Starfleet is warned, they prepare for the upcoming battle, sending a fleet of their own under the command of Admiral Frank Riker, the father of the Enterprise-O's captain. Riker has recently come out of retirement after Admiral William Deker told Riker of his son's death. Deker and Riker command the fleet and battle the mirror universe fleet. Unknown to them, a cloaked fleet slips by and heads towards their real target, the planet Vulcan. Since Riker's fleet is being held back by the other fleet, Starfleet sends extra ships to Vulcan, including the USS Majestic, under the command of James Obeska.

Original idea[]

In an interview with the series creator, James Earl, he talks about how he originally had a Mirror Wars series idea much different from the current version.

"The Star Trek: Mirror Wars story started out to take place only a few years after Star Trek: Nemesis. Originally, a ship from the TOS era would find a sort of unknown space station and then find many secrets. Then, when they start to leave, it explodes, sending them into the future, a few years after Nemesis. The battle against the mirror universe has already begun, and the Federation is on the brink of destruction. Even though the old TOS ship would not survive a real battle against the mirror universe ships, the Federation lets it join the fleet, and refits it so, even though it won’t ever win a battle, it could survive one. Eventually, the crew finds an alternate version of themselves and soon they become mortal enemies. In the end, they learn that the mysterious space stations were the key to winning the war; they eventually destroy the mirror crew, activate all the space stations, win the war, but not before the captain dies to activate the last station. This takes place over five or so seasons. It was actually quite good. I know, that was a long explanation but, I like long explanations (Sorry, a joke just for myself). I guess that that story sort of “fell apart.” I started to write it, but I had too many mistakes, I couldn’t explain some things, so I decided to start over, this time, to avoid any more problems, I started in the future, in the 27th century." -James Earl, Star Trek Mirror Wars creator


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Season 1 (2006-2007)[]

Darkness and Depression rules as the Federation is drawn into a war that may not only destroy one universe but two. Traitors lurk in the dark, plans go horribly wrong, a dark secret within the Federation starts to surface, and one crew member may not survive it all...

Episode Name Post date Synopsis
101 "The Mirror Shattered, Part 1" March 3, 2006 Captain Riker (great-great-great-great-great grandson of William T. Riker) of our universe makes contact with the mirror universe and sends a distress signal to Starfleet Headquarters, warning of an incoming attack. (Part 1 of the pilot episodes)
102 "The Mirror Shattered, Part 2" March 29, 2006 With Starfleet warned of a huge incoming fleet, they prepare for battle. A man deals with the death of a loved one, and a new Federation political figure arrives. (Part 2 of the pilot episodes)
103 "The Mirror Shattered, Part 3" April 3, 2006 With the first battle of the war started, Admiral Riker and Deker are surprised at how easily they are winning. But things may not always be as they seem... (Final part of the pilot episodes)
104 "Approaching Dawn" July 5, 2006 A new ship is called into the fray. The new ship and crew get to know each while preparing for the upcoming battle. As the ship races towards the battle, Admiral Deker tries to hold off the oncoming fleet, while dealing with a personal crisis with Riker.
105 "Seeing in the Dark" July 26, 2006 As the battle rages on, the remnants off the original fleet race towards Vulcan. Admiral Deker and Admiral Riker push the fleet to the limit.
106 "Interview" August 6, 2006 Someone from the USS Majestic starts giving valuable information to the mirror universe. Admiral Hanson comes on board to find the traitor.
107 "Alternate Invasion, Part 1" September 26, 2006 The Spy lurks somewhere on the ship, and he knows more then he should. Meanwhile, Starfleet prepares to take the offensive in the war.
108 "Alternate Invasion, Part 2" October 5, 2006 The Spy is confronted while the fleet prepares to crossover to the Mirror Universe with only one goal in mind... To attack Earth itself.
109 "Alternate Invasion, Part 3" November 1, 2006 Starfleet attacks the Mirror Universe, with disastrous results, and one of the senior staff may not survive it.
110 "Her Flags Unfurled" March 13, 2007 As Sarah lies in Sickbay, James relives an old disaster. Meanwhile, Blake Terval starts a mission that may end his life, and he doesn't even know what the mission is about.
111 "Boldly Going On" April 16, 2007 Leaving a fellow crew member behind in critical condition is never easy, but the crew of the Majestic must leave. As the war starts to get worse and worse for Starfleet, James starts to question himself.
112 "Betrayer of the Light, Part 1" March 29, 2006 The Spy returns with a scheme that is so horrible, it could destroy a universe. James must pull out of his depression about Sarah and save

the universe. Will he save the universe at the cost of the crew? (Season finale)

Season 2 (2007-2008)[]

As the war continues to go badly, Starfleet must fight an attack from the inside as well as the outside, paths start to converge, the identity of the most sinister evil will be revealed, the crew gets a look into the destructive future, and none of the crew will be the same again as they learn a dark truth behind Starfleet and the universe itself.

Episode Name Post date Synopsis
201 "Betrayer of the Light, Part 2" September 18, 2007 As the captain faces his ultimate destiny, the crew bands together to stop Gregory's plan.
202 "Fixes to History" January 1, 2008 Just as James takes command of the new USS Enterprise-P and heads back to the fleet, he and crew come across a surprising man, with an even more surprising job. But as the man's true intentions come to light, a hero will return from the dead.
203 "Acta Sanctorum" February 3, 2008 As a father reunites with the son he thought was dead, James tries to deal with the fact that someone from the future is changing his fate.
204 "Hiding in the Dark" March 26, 2008 James and Deker are called to Starbase 223 for a meeting with Admiral Klug and Federation President Zut, but the meetings are cut short when the mirror universe assaults the base. Meanwhile, the impostor from the future receives his next orders. (Last episode released online)

Major events[]

Vulcan, the location of the first battle of the Mirror War (Star Trek: Mirror Wars), the Battle of Vulcan.

Background information[]

  • The Mirror Wars logo seen on the main page of the website is from a promotional poster from the 2004 movie Darkness.
  • The original idea for Star Trek: Mirror Wars was actually written in script format and made into a fan film that was unfinished and never released.

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