Orion Archives: 2284-2323 Captain Sulu

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Title: Orion Archives: 2284-2323 Captain Sulu
Publisher: Orion Press
Editor(s): Randall Landers
Date(s): 2001, 2008
Series?: yes, see below
Medium: print
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Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
Language: English
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Orion Archives: 2284-2323 Captain Sulu is a gen and het Star Trek: TOS anthology that reprints content published in previous Orion Press zines in particular from Orion. Some of the later issues also reprint online fanfic. The early issues are numbered, later on the titles are organized by the fictional timeframe the zine takes place in (many Orion Press zines take place in a vaguely shared universe at least as far as the basic chronology of the Trek universe is concered. Their website offers timelines and such that the zines adhere to). Issues are still being released as of 2009, and there are also re-releases of older Orion Archives issues. A full list is available at the Orion Press website.

Summary from flyer: "Captain Hikaru Sulu assumes command of the U.S.S. Cooper, an Oberth-class science ship. For the next five years, he commands missions that Starfleet doesn't feel worthy of the attention of one of it's top-of-the-line starships. Fortunately, he's got a good crew. But patience pays off, and in 2290, he receives the command of the starship of his dreams: Excelsior. Unfortunately, his crew leaves a lot to be desired."

Issue 1

cover of issue #1, first edition
cover of issue #1, 2001 edition

Orion Archives: 2284-2323 Captain Sulu 1 contains 264 pages and artwork by Rick Endres, Randall Landers, David Lawrence, Teegar and Patty Wright. It was published 2001 and re-released 2008.

  • "Return to Xantharus" written by Randall Landers ("Return to Xantharus" is an episodic piece, focusing on Sulu as he now commands the U.S.S. Cooper, a small science survey ship while on a diplomatic assignment to the Barrier Alliance. Unfortunately, the Tholians have plans which may interfere with this mission. Note: Sexual themes.)
  • "Never Forget" written by Rick Endres & Elizabeth Knauel (Captain Sulu of the U.S.S. Cooper finds a world dead, a dying Romulan, and a new romance in his last mission before his long hoped-for transfer to the U.S.S. Excelsior. Note: Sexual situations.)
  • "Until We Meet Again" written by Shayna Gitnick (Having finally gotten command of the starship of his dreams, Hikaru turns to an old friend to serve as his executive officer.)
  • "Bloodlines" written by Rick Endres & Elizabeth Knauel (Begins the day Jim Kirk disappeared into the Nexus, and runs through the rest of the month; includes some of the events of Chekov's Enterprise and Generations. The Klingons relish the fact that Leonard McCoy literally goes through hell as he faces the death of James T. Kirk and the death of his beloved wife, Teresa, and their children. Note: Graphic violence and sexual situations.)
  • "The Spider's Lair" written by Randy Landers (It comes to Hikaru Sulu and the crew of the U.S.S. Excelsior to defeat a creature that once bested James T. Kirk.)

Issue 2

cover of issue #2, Zaquia Tarhuntassa

Orion Archives: 2284-2323 Captain Sulu 2 contains 199 pages and artwork by Rick Endres, David Lawrence, Julie Nosal and Zaquia Tarhuntassa. It was published in 2008.

Summary from the flyer: "Captain Hikaru Sulu assumes command of the U.S.S. Cooper, an Oberth-class science ship. For the next five years, he commands missions that Starfleet doesn't feel worthy of the attention of one of it's top-of-the-line starships. Fortunately, he's got a good crew. But patience pays off, and in 2290, he receives the command of the starship of his dreams: Excelsior. Unfortunately, his crew leaves a lot to be desired. These stories feature original and familiar characters such as Captain Hikaru Sulu, Executive Officer Janice Rand, Chief Medical Officer Ariel Cord, Chief Engineer Deneice Maliszewski, Chief Helmsman Boris Lojur, Science Officer Tuvok, Tactical Officer Ryan Peterson, Chief Navigator Linda Parker, Security Chief Brai, Assistant Chief Medical Officer Viger, Transporter Chief Hamilton, Communications Officer Jared Behn, Science Officer Roger Dashner, Assistant Chief Engineer Krasnyk and Chief Psychologist Helen Noel."

  • A Little Family Secret a novella written by Randy Landers, with Rick Endres (Captain Hikaru Sulu finally faces up to the one thing he has refused to face, and Doctor Ariel Cord learns a little family secret.)
  • bortaS choQ a novella written by Elizabeth Knauel (previously published as standalone in 2001) (A mysterious plague on a Klingon colony world; Kor, Koloth and Kang's blood oath; Sarek on a diplomatic mission to that very colony world; the mysterious Captain Kevin Riley; and the Albino himself all contribute to a very trying mission for the captain and crew of the U.S.S. Excelsior as Doctor Cord must beam down to the plague-stricken planet and work with a Doctor Susan Nuress to either develop a cure or die trying.)
  • Ashes written by Randy Landers (Captain Sulu receives a final report on a family tragedy...)
  • The Kid Down the Way written by Rob Morris (Captain Sulu turns to his ship's psychologist about Demora's death...)

The Orion Archives:

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