Hyperion (Star Trek TOS fanzine 2004)

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Title: Hyperion
Publisher: Orion Press
Editor(s): Randall Landers
Date(s): 2004-2008
Series?: probably, see below
Medium: print
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Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
Language: English
External Links: Orion Press
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cover of issue #1, Randy Landers

Hyperion is a gen Star Trek: TOS fanzine published by Orion Press with so far four issues. It features Uhura as a Captain on the USS Hyperion.

Summary

Summary from Orion Press: "In 2295, deep in the Beta Quadrant, in star cluster NGC-2548, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, NCC-1701-B, discovered the lost ship U.S.S. Hyperion, a Federation prototype missing for nearly twenty years. Captain Chekov dispatched his executive officer, Commander Uhura, with orders to get the derelict operational and returned to Earth. Once back at Earth, the Hyperion was readied for reassignment. On January 18th 2296, the U.S.S. Hyperion, NCC-10100, was launched with its new captain, a new crew, and a new five year mission. These are some of the stories of Captain Uhura, Science Officer Drevan, Doctor M'Benga, First Officer Ken Reichard, Chief Engineer Indri, Communications Officer T'Soral, Helmsman James Marsden, Physician's Assistant Harrison "Hardav" Davids, Doctor Giacomo Eletto, Weapons Officer Joe Tucker, Nurse Marie Webb and Assistant Chief Engineer Jesse Running Bear."

Issue 1

Hyperion 1 was published in 2004 and contains 164 pages. On the cover: "2296 Vol.1" Cover Artwork by Randy Landers. Featurs interior schematics and information on the Hyperion, and information on its command crew. Summary from Orion Press: "In 2295, deep in the Beta Quadrant, in star cluster NGC-2548, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, NCC-1701-B, discovered the lost ship. Hyperion, a Federation prototype missing for nearly twenty years. Captain Chekov dispatched his executive officer, Commander Uhura, with orders to get the derelict operational and returned to Earth. Once back at Earth, the Hyperion was readied for reassignment. All it needed was a captain... On January 18, 2296, the U.S.S. Hyperion, NCC-10100, was launched with its new captain, a new crew, and a new five year mission. These are some of their stories..."

  • A Motley Crew written by Jim Ausfahl (On her maiden voyage, Captain Uhura and her newly assembled crew encounter two unique passengers which are either insane or carrying information vital to the security of the Federation...or both!)
  • Like Fish in a Barrel written by Jim Ausfahl (The crew of the Hyperion agrees to participate in a war game scenario for some Starfleet Academy cadets. Unfortunately, the games turn to tragedy when a Klingon crew reactivates one of the remote-controlled ships and opens fire on the defenseless cadet fleet! Can the crew of the Hyperion stop the slaughter?)
  • An Issue of Identity written by Jim Ausfahl (On an icy world, the Orions have discovered the only remaining survivor of a scientific experiment gone horribly wrong. To save his life, they have built a robotic survival mechanism and placed him in it. Unfortunately, he has no memory of what happened or who he was, and it's up to the Hyperion's medical staff to help his resolve the mystery!)
  • Guilt Gulper written by Jim Ausfahl (Hyperion has been sent to a planet to help a Federation ambassador rescue a Federation negotiator from certain death under their barbaric penal system. Unfortunately, the negotiator falls ill, and Uhura's science officer volunteers to take his place!)
  • Bedtime Story written by Jim Ausfahl (The crew of the Hyperion is dispatched on what is ostensibly a secret mission to a plague-ridden world. Unfortunately, things are not what they seem as they discover the real nature of their mission, a mission which has drawn the attention of a Klingon battle group!)

Issue 2

cover of issue #2, Joseph Melvin

Hyperion 2 was published in September 2006 and contains 148 pages. The cover art is by Joseph Melvin.

  • AWOL written by Jim Ausfahl (It's time for a little shore leave on the Hyperion, but things go direly awry when a crewmember is kidnapped, and the crew of the Hyperion decides to manage a rescue, their way… )
  • The Weed written by Jim Ausfahl (Renzal is a colony with a weed problem that is threatening its survival; the Hyperion is sent with an interventional ecologist and a research botanist to control the weed. It looked so easy… )
  • Cruithneacht III written by Jim Ausfahl (The Hyperion is sent with a hold full of seed and plants to rescue a colony whose agriculture is being devastated by a local fungal blight; the only problem is that the colonists won't take charity from anyone.)
  • Fallen Giants written by Jim Ausfahl (The Klingons are snooping around what look like ancient, technologically advanced cities on a planet whose inhabitants are living at a subsistence agriculture level; the Hyperion crew is sent to see what they can learn, and to help if it is needed…)
  • Call from a Duck Blind written by Jim Ausfahl (Haitz has been at war with itself for too long, and its focus on war has kept it from noticing an oncoming asteroid that promises to wipe them out. Captain Uhura and the Hyperion have been dispatched to try to pull off an impossible rescue, without tipping the population off to the existence of intelligent life off planet…)

Issue 3

cover of issue #3, David Landon

Hyperion 3 was published in December 2007 and contains 135 pages. It has a color cover by David Landon. Interior artwork by David Lawrence and Zaquia Tarhuntassa.

Summary from flyer: "On January 18th 2296, the U.S.S. Hyperion, NCC-10100, was launched with its new captain, a new crew, and a new five year mission. These are some of the stories of Captain Uhura, Science Officer Drevan, Doctor M'Benga, First Officer Ken Reichard, Chief Engineer Indri, Communications Officer T'Soral, Helmsman James Marsden, Physician's Assistant Harrison "Hardav" Davids, Doctor Giacomo Eletto, Weapons Officer Joe Tucker, Nurse Marie Webb and Assistant Chief Engineer Jesse Running Bear."

  • The Tribunal written by Jim Ausfahl (Captain Uhura finds herself on trial for violating the Prime Directive on Haitz!)
  • Dreamscape written by Jim Ausfahl (The crew of the Hyperion has a unique first contact with telepathic aliens who mean to test their concepts of thoughts, dreams and ideas in a most unusual battlefield with the most unusual combatants.)
  • To Leap Tall Buildings written by Jim Ausfahl (The Hyperion has been given the taxing task of transporting a colony from one star system to another. As usual with such orders from Starfleet, there’s a catch...)
  • Rescue Operation written by Jim Ausfahl (Captain Uhura and her officers must attempt to rescue the survivors of a science research station where dinosaurs reign supreme...)
  • Gone Missing written by Randall Landers (While exploring an icy world, Hardav and Reichard appear to have ‘gone missing’...)
  • Beside Himself written by Jim Ausfahl (In attempt to develop a new energy source for the Federation, a researcher has unintentionally created a weird, energy doppleganger of the darker side of his self, and it’s up to Uhura and her crew to defeat the entity before it takes over the Hyperion.)

Issue 4

cover of issue #4, Randall Landers

Hyperion 4 was published in October 2008 and contains 122 pages. The cover art is by Randall Landers.

  • The Ensign written by Jim Ausfahl (Even on the Hyperion, the paperwork never ends—but sometimes it presents the occasional surprise, and challenge.)
  • The Ion Storm written by Jim Ausfahl (The warp shuttle gets separated from the Hyperion and crashes on planet—with Uhura on board; the crew of the Hyperion goes into overdrive to rescue their captain.)
  • Evacuation written by Jim Ausfahl (The star of the Menno star system is about to nova, and the Hyperion has to help move the colony before the stellar fireworks start, but things are never what they seem.)
  • Prisoner Exchange written by Randall Landers (Six Klingons have been captured and are being traded for three UFP operatives who are full of surprises.)
  • Family Matters written by Jim Ausfahl (T’Soral receives an impromptu visit from an admiral and his family—who just happen to be her family.)
  • Unwelcome Communication written by Jim Ausfahl (The Romulans are massing near the UFP border, and the Hyperion quietly positions itself for easy deployment, just in case it is needed, using shore leave as an excuse.)

The Orion Archives:

Note: Though it has a different title format, Hyperion 2296-2323 may also fit into this series

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