Hello and welcome to another episode of Truth OR Myth Beta Canon, a Star Trek web series that dives into the history of any given topic using Beta Canon sources and my own imagination to fill in the gaps. In today’s episode, we’re taking a look at the mission history of the USS Enterprise E, where Ill endeavour to create a cogent narrative and timeline to explain the amazing history of this amazing starship.
Please note; this is not a definitive listing of all the Beta Canon Missions of the Enterprise E as there are so many, often contradictory mission, and as such, I’ve picked the more important and colourful ones for this video.
Also, because this IS a Beta Canon video, all information relaid should pretty much be taken with a grain of stardust, and only considered a little bit of Star Trek Fun! And so, with all that out of the way, let us begin.
Designed to fight the Borg while catapulting Starfleet into a new Golden Age of Technological Development, the Sovereign Class U.S.S. Enterprise-E would blaze a trail of her own across the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. But what were some of the more important missions of the Enterprise-E? Well today, we find out…
Early in 2372, the U.S.S. Enterprise E was launched for her shakedown cruise under the command of Captain Morgan Bateson.
Captain Bateson, his ship and crew, had travelled through time from the year 2278 to the year 2368, where Bateson then proceeded to do everything in his power to integrate his crew into this new era of history, eventually being given temporary command of the Enterprise-E. During the Enterprise’s shakedown cruise, he defied Starfleet orders to strike a blow against the Klingon Empire after their withdrawal from the Khitomer Accords.
Ultimately however, his plan failed and the ship was commandeered by the Empire who intended to use it against the Cardassian Union who they were at war with.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew would be successful in recovering that Enterprise and shortly thereafter Captain Picard would resume his command of the Federation Flagship. Captain Picard would then resume the Shakedown cruise which included war game exercises with the U.S.S. Samson in the Pantera Nebula. During these exercises, the Samson was infiltrated and destroyed by a rogue Changeling, who then proceeded to beam over and infiltrate the Enterprise with the same destructive intentions. However, Captain Picard and company were eventually able to force it off the ship and the Enterprise continued its shakedown cruise.
In early 2373, while in the last stages of its shakedown cruise, The U.S.S. Enterprise was recalled to Earth by the newly inaugurated Federation President Min Zife. Once there, the President assigned Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Captain Benjamin Sisko with a mission that aimed to reopen negotiations with the Klingon Empire to resign the Khitomer Accords. Though ultimately, this mission was a failure, once the Cardassian Union joined the Dominion later in the year, the Klingon Empire would resign the treaty.
Then the Enterprise, after being assigned to patrol the Neutral Zone while Earth was under attack by the Borg, would defy orders and return to the human homeworld, eventually travelling to Earth past to ensure First Contact with the Vulcan people by humanity. Once the Borg were defeated and First Contact happened, the U.S.S. Enterprise returned to the 24th Century to continue her mission of exploration.
Soon after, the Enterprise was assigned to patrol near sector 221G, home of the recently fallen Thallonian Empire. The ship’s crew catalogued the terrible refugee situation caused by the failure of the Thallonian infrastructure.
Shortly thereafter, Admiral Alynna Nechayev dispatched the Enterprise to recover former Starfleet Officer Mackenzie Calhoun and convince him to return to Starfleet as captain of the U.S.S. Excalibur, to assist and take charge of the situation in Sector 221G.
Early in 2374, The U.S.S. Enterprise was dispatched to investigate a mysterious incident at a facility on the planet Galor IV which was attempting to re-create Soong Type Androids. During the course of the investigation, Commander Data of the Enterprise unravelled a mystery that revealed much to him about the history of androids within the galaxy. Midway through 2374, The Enterprise was ordered to the homeworld of the Gorn, a diplomatic mission where Captain Jean-Luc Picard would attempt to convince the Gorn in joining the war effort against the Dominion. In late 2374, The Enterprise was ordered and successful in liberating the Betazoid homeworld Betazed from the Dominion.
In early 2375, Captain Jean-Luc Picard would temporarily resign from Starfleet to assist the Baku people from a conspiracy to relocate them so that the Federation could claim the planet for their own. Ultimately he was successful and the relocation effort was halted.
Then the U.S.S. Enterprise would lead a fleet of starships that would defend Earth against an attack by the Breen after they joined the Dominion and the Cardassian Union in the war against the Federation, Klingon and Romulan allies. In early 2376, the Enterprise would travel to Gemworld, home of Elaysian Lieutenant Melora Pazlar, who had received a telepathic distress cry from her home world. Once there, the Enterprise crew was successful in preventing the destruction of the Lieutenants home world.
later that year, when a series of warp drive “dead zones” appeared throughout the Milky Way, the Enterprise was assigned to investigate the phenomena. Eventually it was discovered the anomalies were Multiverse wide and the Picards of four other parallel universes would destroy their Enterprises restoring all the multiverse back to their original conditions.
Starfleet then assigned The Enterprise to search the Badlands for a suspected Breen presence. After an encounter with a derelict Cardassian freighter, the Enterprise and her crew would discover a lost Bajoran Orb of the Prophets and return it to Bajor. Shortly thereafter, The Enterprise would return to Deep Space 9 to witness Bajor’s induction into the Federation as a member world. Then while conducting a star mapping mission the Enterprise encountered the U.S.S. Premonition from the future which warned of a pending large scale invasion by the Borg. The Enterprise and her crew would be successful in stopping it.
Then after the kidnapping of an elderly scientist, Carol Marcus, a deadly new variant of the Genesis effect was detected in the form of a wave that was destroying several inhabited Federation worlds. The Enterprise was dispatched to carry out emergency evacuation efforts for colonies and stations within the path of the wave, and with the help of Dr Leah Brahm and an Elderly Klingon named Maltz, were able to track the origin of the wave, and stop it in its track. However, both Carol Marcus and Maltz died in the attempt. After repairs were completed in early 2377, the Enterprise was assigned to confiscated a portable version of the Genesis device on the planet Solosos III and Soon after, the Enterprise was dispatched to the planet Aluwna, a planet transformed by the Genesis Wave whose population had survived the wave by dematerializing in a series of Transporter satellites orbiting the planet The Enterprise would be successful in restoring the planet’s population and assisting them with beginning the daunting task of recolonizing their home world.
In 2378, the U.S.S. Enterprise would be part of the fleet to welcome Captain Kathryn Janeway and the U.S.S. Voyager back to Earth and the Alpha Quadrant.
Then The Enterprise was sent to the planet Tezwa on an emergency diplomatic errand to avert a war between the Tezwa and the Klingon Empire. Once there, Commander Data uncovered evidence that a destructive weapon used against the Klingon Empire had actually been supplied by Federation President Min Zife and his staff. Agreeing to keep this secret from the Federation and the Klingon Empire in order to avoid a costly war, President Zife would abruptly resign as President and dropped completely out of sight.
Then in 2379, When the Milky Way began to experience an unusually high amount of supernovae, the Enterprise was dispatched to the colony of Cestus III Colony to aid in that planets evacuation. Once there it was discovered to be the result of the omnipotent being known as Q, who would kidnap the bridge crew of the Enterprise, except for Picard, along with the most famous command crews of Starfleet including Benjamin Sisko, Kathryn Janeway, and James T. Kirk, to serve as proxies in his war against the Metrons and the Organians.
While Picard, Crusher, and La Forge remained on the Enterprise, the rest of the bridge crew was replaced by Spock, Seven of Nine, Odo, and Uhura who had to deal with a young Q Named Trelene who pitted the starship against a doomsday machine. However, the Enterprise-E’s payload of quantum torpedoes, fired down the monster’s maw, proved sufficient to destroy it and eventually all the kidnapped crew members were returned to their rightful place AND time.
Admiral Kathryn Janeway then ordered the Enterprise to the Romulan Homeworld to assess the potential for peace between the 2 galactic powers after Shinzon of Remus was successful in a coup against the Romulan Praetor and Senate once there, however, it was discovered Shinzon’s plans were not for peace with the federation, rather a convoluted plan to Capture Captain Jean-Luc Picard and destroy the Federation with a Thaloron Weapon. Thanks to the Sacrifice of Commander Data, the Enterprise was successful in stopping Shinzon, and would eventually return to Earth for repairs and upgrades.
In 2380, after finishing her repairs, the Enterprise would meet former Borg drone Seven of Nine at the planet Vulcan, where she informed Picard that the Borg had taken Admiral Kathryn Janeway as their new queen. Disobeying direct orders, from Admiral Edward Jellico, Picard would take the Enterprise to trophy world where he retrieves the Doomsday Machine, reactivated it, and proceeded to Earth, where the Doomsday device would be instrumental in defeating the Borg attacking Earth, however, this was only the beginning of the Borgs assault on the Federation.
In early 2381, outfitted with Transphasic Torpedoes, the Enterprise was assigned to investigate how the Borg were penetrating Federation defences so easily and destroying a number of worlds, the Enterprise defended several Federation Member worlds, destroying several Borg Cubes, which itself would bring Klingon Empire to the Federation’s aid with the war against the Borg. Investigating where the Borgs staging area was, the Enterprise would trace the Borgs signals back to the Azure Nebula, where they discovered several Borg Subspace Tunnels they had built between the Unicomplex and the Alpha Quadrant.
Attempting to stop the Borg, The Enterprise came under severe attack and released a general distress call, that would be answered by the U.S.S. Aventine under the Command of Captain Ezri Dax. After dealing with the immediate threat, the two vessels began repairs along with debating using the Subspace Tunnels to gather intel and mount a defence against any further Borg Incursion..
After taking several trips through the tunnel system, both starship would end up facing a Hirogen assault. And although successful in repelling the attack, the journey back to the Federation would be hastened due to the collapse of the tunnel system, and once back the ships would discover a starship graveyard that had been attacked by over 7000 Borg Cubes.
And eventually, The Enterprise would play a pivotal part in the final downfall of the Borg Collective shortly thereafter. After a short repair stay at McKinley Station, the Enterprise would be sent out to assist those worlds and areas of Federation Space that had been devastated by the Borg Invasion, acting as a troubleshooter with Starfleet Command giving Captain Picard a wide latitude to get the job done and keep the federation together.
By late 2381, it was discovered that the Romulan Empire was being threatened by a SuperNova which would not only destroy the Romulan Home World but several surrounding star systems within the Empire, and to assist the Romulan People with a mass evacuation, Captain Jean-Luc Picard would be promoted to the Rank of Admiral and be given command of one of Starfleets newest and most advanced starships the U.S.S. Verity.
Newly promoted Captain Worf, Former Tactical then-First Officer of the starship, would be given Command of the U.S.S. Enterprise E continuing the Federation Flagships tradition of Exploring New world, Seeking out new life and new civilizations, Boldly going, where no one had gone before…
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