Star Trek Reverse Bang

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Name: Star Trek Reverse Bang, Trekreversebang
Date(s): Jan 2010-2014
Moderator: ileliberte and zippitgood
Founder: ileliberte
Type: challenge, Reverse Bang
Fandom: Star Trek
URL: LJ comm
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Star Trek Reverse Bang is a Reverse Bang, i.e. a fanart/fanfic challenge akin to a Big Bang, only with the fanart created first to inspire the fic. Also the minimum word count is only 6k[1], less than with most Big Bangs. The idea was proposed by Ileliberte in August 2009 when she posted a poll to gauge interest.[2]

The first Reverse Bang was held in 2010. Sign-ups started in January 2010, the finished collaborations were posted from the middle of May to the end of June. There were 37 pieces of art and 42 pieces of fic in total.[3] The event was repeated in 2011 and 2012.


Reverse Bang 2010

Reverse Bang 2011

Arts Mecanique by sesh_khem

Artist: linstock
Rating (fic): G
Rating (art): G
Genre/Pairing: Het, Steampunk AU; Reboot Uhura/TOS Spock
Word Count: 10,111
Warnings: Total AU, a bit fluffy
Fic Summary: The Star Alliance is a collection of independent principalities. The Age of Steam has wrought changes in the balance of power. Political maneuvering and royal intrigue resemble a chess match. Nyota Uhura just hopes she’s not the pawn in someone else’s game.

Rishan D’Kahf-spol (Heart’s Survival) by 1lostone

Artist: swordsart
Rating (fic): NC-17
Rating (art): PG
Universe: TOS+ Reboot
Pairings: K/S and of course, K/S
Words: 22,259
Warnings: None really. Some angst and h/c.
Summary: Jim and Spock , who can barely tolerate working together, let alone come anywhere near the epic friendship they’re supposed to have, find themselves on an inhospitable (but strangely not uninhabited) planet- stranded from the Enterprise.

The Loop by ariadnechan and the_physicist

Artist: theoreticalpixy
Rating (fic): PG-13
Rating (art): PG
Genre: Adventure
Pairing: Kirk/Spock & Pike/Number One.
Word Count: ~6700
Warnings: Time loops, mayor character disappearance. It's unbeta'd- or more like a second draft i'll say, sorry! so every error there is totally mine(We ran out of time, but we will make it up this week at some point.)
Summary: Pike calls for Jim and Spock in a secret mission. They must to go to Sigma four to rescue younger Pike/Number one from their imprisonment. Pike has confidence in this mission, because he was there and he saw Jim and Spock rescue them. But what will happen to Jim and Spock there? Will they comeback alive in their own timelines to finish the loop in time?

On the other side of every mountain by jactrades

Artist: uber_wench
Rating (fic): R
Rating (art): G
Genre/Pairing: Gen (ish)
Word Count: ~6,300
Warnings: Art: none. Fic: uh, it's a slashy (Kirk/McCoy) sort of gen? MASH plotlines (and a bit of TOS) shamelessly used.
Summary: It's nine in the morning, they've already been in the OR tent for four hours, and Jim Kirk, surgeon extraordinaire, feels chatty. Of course.

One of Each of Us by KCScribbler

Artist: megan_moonlight
Rating (fic): PG-13
Rating (art): PG
Genre/Pairing: Gen (could be read as pre-slash Kirk/McCoy if that floats your boat), friendship, H/C, angst, humor
Word Count: 18,675
Warnings: Surely everyone’s seen the movie by now or wouldn’t be a part of this comm; basic movie spoilers referenced here and there. Also warning for references to TOS episodes and off-screen (and non-AOS) character death.
Fic Summary: Five times Bones comforted Jim, and one time Jim returned the favor. Shameless H/C – SHAMELESS, I tell you! Read at your peril. :P Title comes from this quote, from the TOS episode The Balance of Terror, McCoy speaking to Kirk: In this galaxy there’s a mathematical probability of three million Earth-type planets. And in the universe, three million million galaxies like this. And in all that, and perhaps more...only one of each of us. Don't destroy the one named Kirk.

Purpose to Serve by hellokatzchen

Artist: aliceanimator
Rating (fic): PG
Rating (art): PG
Genre/Pairing: Mystery/Adventure/Angst; gen with minor Kirk/Rand & Spock/Uhura
Word Count: 6001
Warnings: Minor spoilers for a couple of scenes from the '09 film. A bit of death/threat of death but it's really not graphic.
Fic Summary: In which Kirk is ill, Spock is in charge, the lady crew is badass and nobody really knows what happens. A nu!Trek story loosely based on the TNG episode "Clues."

Some Boys (Some Boys Don't Know How To Love) by pearlstar178

Artist: warped_factor
Rating (fic): Hard R
Rating (art): PG
Genre/Pairing: Kirk/Spock, Mirror Kirk/Spock, mentions of Mirror Kirk/Gaila and OCs, mentions of Mirror Bones/Pike/Boyce and Chapel/Cupcake
Warnings: slightly cracky, language, allusions to violence and abuse, some sexual content
Summary: James T Kirk's 30th birthday starts off by visitors from another dimension (and not the sex he was hoping for). Still, it's the best birthday ever!

Soul Dreamer by sunryder

Artist: squarededdie
Rating (fic): PG-13 (curse words)
Rating (art): G
Genre/Pairing: Action, Gen
Word Count: 18,290
Warnings: The occasional curse word
Summary: They were supposed to be on shore leave, so explain how Spock ended up mentally adopting a kid and Jim was making nice with Godzilla.

Reverse Bang 2012

Cracked Time on the Edge of Forever by nevadafighter

Artist: lymanalpha
Rating (fic): PG-13
Rating (art): G
Word Count: 10,470
Warnings: Crack. Language and crack.
Summary: Jim. Bradley Hall must die. (Who?)

Handful of Dust by unbidden truth

Artist: Ewientjes
Rating (fic): PG-13
Rating (art): G
Genre/Pairing: Christopher Pike, Jim Kirk, Number One, Philip Boyce. Cameos by Archer, original characters and mentions of Kodos. Gen, Pike-centric with a slight Pike/Number One.
Word Count: ~10,000
Warnings: Mentions of genocide, starvation, trauma related to wartime/genocide, etc (fairly mild)
Summary: When Captain Chris Pike is sent to Tarsus IV, he never imagined to find such devastation but he also never expected his life to change when he meets a boy named Jim Kirk.

Like Father Like Son by marlee813

Artist: megan_moonlight
Rating (fic): NC-17
Rating (art): G
Genre/Pairing: TOS!Kirk/AOS!McCoy, background AOS!Kirk/AOS!Spock; angst, first-time, schmoop, BAMF Kirk (x2), AU
Word Count:
Warnings: Nothing that I think fits here.
Summary: Kirk was never a decent father, always chose his career over his son and didn’t realize the consequences it would have. On either of their lives. Until fate, destiny, or one Christopher Pike interferes and reunites them. What happens when they’re forced to come together to save the people they love the most? Can they overcome their differences?

Love You Like a Sehlat by sullacat

Artist: kenshincha
Rating (fic): R
Rating (art): G
Genre/Pairing: Kirk/McCoy, Spock/McCoy, Kirk/Spock/McCoy
Word Count: ~7400
Warnings: excessive use of flashbacks; angstier than it should be.
Summary: "Once upon a time, there were three young children who lived on Vulcan, three young boys who really didn't get along." Love isn't always like a fairy tale.

More than Starfleet by sarhea

Artist: pentapus
Rating (art): G
Rating (fic): R
Genre/Pairing: Action, Adventure, Drama, Suspense, Crossover, gen,
Word Count: ~6600
Warnings: violence, side-character death
Summary: (Crossover, Star Trek 2009 with Highlander the Series) Chekov and Sulu get an easy assignment that doesn’t turn out to be so simple after all. They are introduced to Watchers, Immortals, Quickenings, and duelling in quick succession and are just as quick to roll with the punches.

Sparks by kenshincha

Artist: sunryder
Rating (fic): PG-13
Rating (art): PG
Genre/Pairing: Kirk/Spock
Word Count: 6000
Warnings: None
Summary: In a universe where humans have mutations leading to super powers, Jim is rather disappointed in his.

This Fire, It Burns So Hot by umbrellas can

Artist: calembours
Rating (art/fic): R
Genre/Pairing: Action/Adventure; Kirk/McCoy
Word Count: 19,800
Warnings: Violence, language, torture
Summary: Steampunk-ish AU. Jim Kirk is captain of the airship Enterprise. On a routine trip a familiar face is dredged up from Kirk's past and threatens to take his hard earned ship - and freedom - away.

The Vulcan Queen by infiniterider

Artist: pentapus
Rating (fic): PG-13
Rating (art): G
Genre/Pairing: Adventure, Eventual pairing Spock/Kirk/McCoy/Uhura
Word Count: 39,185
Warnings: some strong language, gender bending
Summary: A hero's journey.

We got a right to pick a little fight (Bonanza!) by sail aweigh

Artist: lymanalpha
Rating (fic): PG
Rating (art): G
Genre/Pairing: Gen, background Spock/Uhura, Kirk/McCoy
Word Count: 13,400
Warnings: Dinosaurs being frat boys with foul mouths. Really. And you might get an eye poked out.
Summary: Larry just wants to impress a girl. Instead, he saves the world?


  1. ^ FAQ (accessed 10 Mar 2010)
  2. ^ Ileliberte. Star Trek reverse bigbang: POLL, posted 31 Aug 2009 (accessed 10 Mar 2010)
  3. ^ 2010 Masterlist, posted 29 Jun 2010 (accessed 30 Jun 2010)