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Summary: In a slightly difficult nUverse, Commanded James T Kirk of the Starship Enterprise finds himself struggling with his own doubts and fears while a deadly conspiracy threatens the heart of the Federation.
Rated: K
Categories: Alternate Universes, Alternate Original Series Characters: Chekov, Pavel (Yelchin), Kirk, James T. (Pine), McCoy, Leonard (Urban), Pike, Chris (Greenwood), Scott, Montgomery (Pegg), Spock (Nimoy), Spock (Quinto), Sulu, Hikaru (Cho), Uhura, Nyota (Saldana)
Genre: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Drama, Mystery, Other
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Character Death
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Word count: 5410 Read: 2334
Published: 17 May 2014 Updated: 20 May 2014
Story Notes:
This is my take on the Star Trek Into Darkness film. I wanted to address two of my main gripes with the movie (which I have to admit I enjoyed quite a bit anyway):

* Kirk being Captain of the Federation flagship straight out of the Academy

* The handling of Khan and the augments

For my version, I have gone back to one of the statements made by the producers all the way through the pre-release of the film: Benedict Cumberbatch's character really is John Harrison. I decided to explore how they could have used the Khan storyline they wanted to but also keep that statement true, and maintain the mystery of Harrison's character in a more elegant fashion.

I also wanted to make it into a little bit more of a political thriller while keeping the Star Trekness we all love. And I wanted to do more of a hommage to Wrath of Khan and Space Seed than the rip-off we actually ended up with.

In terms of context, you can consider that everything that happened in the original Star Trek 2009 movie happened as in the film, except that at the end instead of Kirk being made Captain, he is made first officer again, under Pike who remains in command of Enterprise.

1. Prologue by CaptainSarine [Reviews - 3] (1087 words)

2. Chapter 1 by CaptainSarine [Reviews - 3] (2228 words)

3. Chapter 2 by CaptainSarine [Reviews - 2] (2095 words)