Orion Archives: 2294-2400 The Adventures Continue

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Title: Orion Archives: 2294-2400 The Adventures Continue
Publisher: Orion Press
Editor(s): Randall Landers
Date(s):
Series?: yes, see below
Medium: print
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Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
Language: English
External Links: Orion Press flyer
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Orion Archives: 2294-2400 The Adventures Continue 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 concerned. Their website offers timelines and such that the zines adhere to).

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

Orion Archives: 2294-2400 The Adventures Continue 1 contains 185 pages and artwork by Rick Endres, David Lawrence, Christine Myers, Gennie Summers

Flyer Summary

Summary from the flyer: "These are stories set after the events of Star Trek: Generations, and involve the various characters of Star Trek: The Original Series in various exciting adventures, continuing on their career paths without the wisdom, the humor, the humanity of their now deceased friend and commander. It is not an easy path, and some setbacks are assured, but these are the continuing voyages of our friends..."

Contents

  • Blood Oath written by Rick Endres (Kor, Koloth, Kang and Curzon take an oath of blood on an icy world...)
  • Family Comes First written by Rick Endres (The Lady Amanda lays dying on Vulcan, her body ravaged by the strain of living so long on the hot, thin-atmosphered planet. But she will not pass until she has said goodbye to her son...)
  • A Difference Which Makes No Difference written by Rick Endres (Plagued by visions of Teresa dying over and over, McCoy risks his very life to travel to Qo’noS to put a stop to them. Can Ambassador Spock, Captain Sulu and the U.S.S. Excelsior and McCoy’s step-son Miguel stop the doctor from this path of self-destruction? The final chapter of the Serenidad Saga.)
  • Annum written by Rob Morris (To most in the galaxy, December 1st 2295 (by old Earth reckoning) merely passed as days usually did, and for others, it did not...)
  • Teri and the Boys written by Rob Morris (also in The Sixth Fleet) (Doctor McCoy and his new bride attend Princess Teresa and her sons’ memorial service.)
  • I Never Said Goodbye written by Rick Endres (Spock returns to Vulcan after Sarek’s death.)
  • Eulogy Written by Ann Zewen, with Rob Morris (Leonard McCoy learns of Scotty’s rescue and reflects over the engineer’s funeral...)
  • Heaven written by Donna S. (While starting out in the Nexus, Kirk recalls a certain summer spent with a certain someone who we’d never met before Star Trek: Generations.)
  • The Way Back written by Rob Morris (Captain Sulu tries to convince Commander Chakotay to abandon the Maquis. B’Elanna meets one of her idols as well!)
  • The Viewing written by Rob Morris (McCoy gets the chance to say goodbye to his old friend, James T. Kirk.)
  • Dead to Me written by Rob Morris (Montgomery Scott comes to grips with the hatred of the Prestons who still hold him to blame for young Peter Preston’s death.)
  • Until the End of Time written by Nicole Comtet (Facing an incurable disease, Starfleet Admiral Leonard H. McCoy, M.D., ret., turns to his oldest remaining friend.)

Reactions and Reviews

[Until the End of Time]: Very nicely developed death scene for McCoy with Spock providing the comfort, the two having long since come to terms with one another. Spock makes the passing relatively comfortable for the doctor, who retains his spark and feistiness to the end - which comes from a previously unknown virus. Moving and fun -- and the emphasis on an afterlife does not spoil it for those of us who find that illogical. Nice touch is the revelation that there really is a "second star to the right and straight on till morning" - at least on Vulcan. [1]

The Orion Archives:

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

References

  1. Halliday’s Star Trek Zinedex (TOS) - Title Index, Archived version