Season 1

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A prototype Galaxy-class Refit, the Columbus was originally scheduled for a ten year mission of exploration in the Delta Quadrant by way of the rediscovered Barzan wormhole. With this mission in mind, the ship had been rebuilt from the space-frame up: Bio-neural processors and circuitry, redesigned warp core and power distribution systems, prototype independent transwarp drive, state-of-the-art sensors, upgraded weapons, and an experimental axial phaser cannon. Near the end of her shakedown cruise, however, elements of Task Force 38 made contact with Starfleet Command via the Fourth of July nebula terminus of the wormhole known as the Epatha Gateway. Subsequently, Starfleet has a new task for the Columbus: resupply and reinforce Task Force 38. Now it's a race against time to complete her shakedown, test her prototype transwarp drive, resupply for her mission, and pick up the supplies and personnel for Task Force 38, all before the next 15 minute transit window to the Delta Quadrant.

Group Post Count: 134

Included Missions

Episode 2: Columbus Ascending

Post Count: 54

Having been lured into a trap by the fleeing saboteur, the Columbus, barely out of the Fleet Yards, is destroyed. There are many questions to be answered and, in the aftermath of battle, the crew of the Columbus gathers at Starbase 611 to await an uncertain future.

Pilot: Change of Plans

Post Count: 37

The Columbus has returned to her berth at Utopia Planitia following her certification tests and now awaits the arrival of her permanent crew. Most of the Fleet Yard personnel have disembarked, leaving only a handful behind to complete some last minute repairs and system optimizations. With her fusion reactors in cold stand-by and her warp core powered down for final inspections, the ship slumbers in Grey Mode, relying on dry-dock for power. A sense of anticipation hangs in the air as the first of her permanent crew arrive. What will they find in the Delta Quadrant? Have the Borg really returned? Only time will tell...