For combining intricate details of history with a story i look to victor hugo. This installment was developed to be a sequel to the original series episode the tholian web. This version postulates the divergence of history to start at the time of the earthromulan war, with the conquest of. In the thirdfirst century, seven hundred years after the event shown in voyager, the prime universe doctor is activated in the mirror universe. The next generation book dark mirror, written by diane duane, offers another explanation of what. The first two comprise collections of three novellas, the third a series of short stories, and the fourth is a novel expansion of one of the earlier novellas. The midseason premiere confirmed that star trek discovery is tackling one of the most iconic settings in trek history the mirror universe. Discovery has a purpose beyond lets see how different we can make things. May 21, 2019 as with so many nowiconic star trek conceits, the mirror universe started with a single oneoff episode, in which transporter interference from an ionic storm spits kirk, uhura, scotty, and mccoy out into a parallel universe from their own.
By day, kevin works as a senior writer for hallmark cards in kansas city, missouri. Spock prime has returned from the mirror universe or at least part of him has and, for his sake, mccoy makes one last trip to vulcan. Havent you ever wanted to phaser the captain, level a helpless planet, and steal your weight in goldpressed latinum. Okay, its a rare occasion i enjoy a star trek book and even more rare when i get to the point where i cant put it down. What universe or timeline is star trek discovery in.
Empire and commits it to the greatest gamble in its history. This scum hoshi sato mirror universe is driving cruella insane. Why didnt star trek tng explore the mirror universe. Yet, of all the books i have read i enjoy his the most. Tos just like his good counterpart, he was portrayed by the late leonard nimoy.
Enterprise intermittently when it aired and missed the two parter in a mirror, darkly until i watched it recently on a whim. Follows events from my mirrorverse version of star trek 2009, an unholy alliance. James blish was the first person to write star trek books through short stories for each episode into one book. Inspired by the classic star trek episode, this topsyturvy world hosts an adventure of epic proportions, where nothing is what it seems. Canon fodder hypothetical timeline of the mirror universe. In the mirror universe of dark mirror, earths history took a darker turn starting with the end of homers iliad, where achilles kills king priam, instead of showing one moment of humanity. Novels based on the mirror universe star trek wikipedia. The mirror universe is an alternate reality that runs parallel to the main star trek timeline. Existing star trek canon has the divergence between the good universe and the mirror universe at some point in the distant past. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading star trek. The most interesting aspect of the entire book, all three stories told by different writers, is that they joyfully mine star trek history, each with a little overlapping among the generations. Forrester and tvs frank are trapped on the sol, while bearded mike and the bots subject them to horrible movies.
Shards and shadows kindle edition by palmieri, marco, clark, margaret. Enterprise, and their captain, the ruthless jeanluc picard. In the mirror universe, everyone is a way bigger asshole than they are in the regular star trek timeline. The mirror universe trilogy by william shatner 3 primary works 3 total works a followup series by william shatner with judith and garfield reevesstevens to their odyssey trilogy. His short stories have appeared in anthologies including native lands by crazy 8 press. Jan 14, 2018 one thing im really appreciating is that the mirror universe in star trek. It must be rewritten or added to so sayeth the great lord of darkness sauron, or he will send darth vader to terminate you help improve this article by rewriting, expanding. One thing im really appreciating is that the mirror universe in star trek. Please take it with a grain of salt and bear in mind that for all we know groups and individuals in the mirror universe are likely to take positions and actions contrary to our history. In contrast to the prime universe, the course of history has taken a different turn early in earths history and possibly other planets as well.
In 2009 the series continued in an anthology of twelve short stories, shards and shadows, which. One possible way the borg are encountered in the mirror universe is presented in the book star trek. Everything we know about the timeline of star treks mirror. Forrester and tvs frank are trapped on the sol, while bearded. Instead of greeting the vulcans with open arms in 2063, the mirror version of zefram. The ion storm also caused their malicious counterparts to beam to the real starship. It tells three different stories that take place in. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The mirror universe storyline was concluded in the novel rise like lions, released in november 2011. Discoverys midseason premiere reintroduced one of the franchises most popular storylines, the mirror universe. All i can say is that you are going to be much sexier than any crew member in this universe.
Enterprise, and originally aired on april 22 and 29, 2005. A number of star trek games take place in the mirror universe or reference it. Here its kira and bashir who travel to the parallel universe after having problems exiting warp in their runabout when going into the wormhole. Beamed up during an ion storm, which causes a transporter malfunction, the landing party of kirk, mccoy, scotty and uhura find themselves in a mirror universe aboard a parallel enterprise run by ruthless barbarians. Jan 30, 2017 crossover returned star trek to the mirror universe on tv for the first time since the original series episode aired 27 years earlier. Mirror, mirror, a card game titled after the namesake episode mirror, mirror, mirror, mirror, anthology title from star trek. The kelvin timeline films which take place outside of the continuity of all other star trek films and series have seemingly met an abrupt end with star trek 4 being canceled, and paramount. In the episode mirror mirror, both the prime and mirror universes halkan council were engaged in negotiations for their dilithium. Voyagers mirror universe episode could be living witness. Mirror, mirror, a card game titled after the namesake episode, mirror, mirror, mirror, mirror, anthology title from star trek. Mirror universe coexisting on another dimensional plane the astronaut on the moon is seen wearing a ev suit still in use in the mid22ndcentury, suggesting a date much later than the prime universe moon landing in 1969. Something of a dark mirror of the traditionally optimistic, progressive worldview of star trek, the mirror universe sees the benevolent federation replaced by the evil terran empire, a. The star trek franchise has a history of episodes and arcs that take place in this mirror universe.
Star trek to introduce mirror universe khan in 2020. This is a very well thought out, totally intriguing, alternate star trek history that is well worth your time. The mirror universe is a parallel universe where the patterns of events move in similar manners to that of the primary universe, but the intentions and characterizations are different, often showing evil characteristics in place of good, and vice versa. The book mentioned above also includes a story, age of the empress, that covers one possible outcome. Dec 21, 2019 star trek will continue to explore the mirror universe in 2020. In this setting book for the star trek roleplaying game, you can bring federation ideals of justice to the mirror universe, or revel in your own characters dark. Enterprise twists humanitys history in the mirror universe, revealing that we lean into our baser, more selfish instincts than create the utopian world that star trek represents in its main. While the mirror universe shares many people and elements in common with the prime universe, its culture and values are. Mirror universe is a novel series published by pocket books. In fact, it almost has a timeline of its own as rich as the prime reality of trek itself. Discovery to the mirror universe for episode 10, despite yourself. Mirror universe is the unofficial designation for the parallel universe the terran empire and the klingoncardassian alliance originate from.
Star treks kelvin timeline may be done on the big screen, but the franchise can still utilize the world of j. It is set immediately after the events of star trek iii. In 2009 the series continued in an anthology of twelve short stories. An official behindthescenes featurette explores star trek. Kirk and several officers from the uss enterprise in 2267. In a mirror, darkly is the eighteenth and nineteenth episodes of the fourth season of the american science fiction television series star trek. He wrote total 11 books based on the three seasons of original star trek episodes.
The most interesting aspect of the entire book, all three stories told by different writers, is that they joyfully mine star trek history, each with a little overlapping. The following characters are categorized as versions of crew from the mirror universe. It was a place the franchise would return to in five episodes of deep space nine and a twoparter on enterprise as the years went by and the franchise changed, we saw the mirror world evolve, as well as more. Mirror universe score a book s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Star trek s mirror universe is one ofhell, the most famous parallel universes in science fiction history. When looking for a story written in complicatd, awkward prose. The original series episode mirror, mirror showed us a parallel world with an empire instead of a starfleet and united federation of planets. In a mirror, darkly was first released for home viewing as part of the star trek. The solicitations include two new star trek comic books. This parallel universe coexisted with the prime universe in the same space, but on another dimensional plane. The kelvin timeline should be the new mirror universe.
Mirror universe memory beta, noncanon star trek wiki. Glass empires star trek mirror universe by greg cox. Star trek s kelvin timeline may be done on the big screen, but the franchise can still utilize the world of j. But the best known parallel timeline in star trek lore is the socalled mirror universe, introduced 50 years ago in the beloved original series episode mirror, mirror, which aired on october. Since the alternate universe was first glimpsed in the classic episode mirror, mirror, something about star treks dark side has beckoned us, called to us, tempted us like forbidden fruit on the tree of knowledge. Discoverys mirror universe wardrobe and how it pays homage to star trek.
Many of the references to past events are explained using sources from our universe, arising from my presumption that events in the mirror universe tend to inherently reflect those in the universe we know, acting as a true mirror of sorts to normal star trek history. It began with a series of six novels published in two books in 2007. Hypothetical timeline of the mirror universe this is the hypothetical timeline of the mirror universe. Enterprise communications officer and captains woman to empress of the terran empire in star trek. Mirror, mirror, the tos season 2 episode, introducing the mirror universe mirror, mirror book, a prop book titled after the namesake episode, designed for star trek. The vulcans were also militaristic, as there was no surak. Star treks mirror universe is one ofhell, themost famous parallel universes in science fiction history.
Star trek is an american media franchise based on the science fiction television series created by gene roddenberry. Discovery mirror universe theory changes everything. Mirror universe is a prose fiction series set in the mirror universe featuring characters from many star trek series. Star trek mirror universe glass empire is such a book. A brief history of star treks mirror universe nerdist. Tom and gypsy are swapped with their evil counterparts. Though now, it seems like that divergence is connected to. In the episode mirror mirror, both the prime and mirror universe s halkan council were engaged in negotiations for their dilithium. The novels are based solely on the mirror universe episodes. The mirror universe was a parallel universe widely recorded as first being visited by james t. Custom star trek mirror mirror costume scifi design. Executive producer akiva goldman talks about what it was like taking star trek. A further story taking place in the mirror universe, section 31 disavowed, was released in october 2014. Something of a dark mirror of the traditionally optimistic, progressive worldview of star trek, the mirror universe sees the benevolent federation replaced by the evil terran empire, a violent, ruthless organization obsessed with conquest.
Abrams films by making it a recurring alternate reality just like the mirror universe. By comparison, half a centurys worth of star trek mythology hardly registers a blip on the grand timeline of human history. For our purposes, this refers mostly to events that we can confirm as. After discovery accidentally jumps to an alternate universe, the crew does a little investigating only to realize theyre in very unfriendly territory. Go to the editions section to read or download ebooks. Enterprisethe original seriesthe next generationdeep space ninevoyager glass empires star trek. The mirror universe is a parallel universe in which the plots of several star trek television. Everything we know about the timeline of star treks. If you plan to enter the mirror universe anytime soon, or attend a convention, this custom star trek mirror mirror costume will be perfect for both occasions. It tells three different stories that take place in the mirror universe of each star trek series. Kirk and several officers from the uss enterprise in 2267, though in reality already encountered by the uss discovery around a decade earlier.
The first television series, called star trek and now known as the original series, debuted on september 8, 1966 and aired for three seasons on nbc. Thats the prime timeline along with the mirror universe the evil dimension where everyones bad, first introduced in a 1967 tos episode called mirror mirror. The 8 best practical jokes in trek history, ranked. Starfleet intelligence, by 2267, referred to this reality as terran empire parallel. Pages in category mirror universe the following 46 pages are in this category, out of 46 total. Written in response to a comment from minecraft guardiansaiyan. A history of the future, by michael okuda and denise okuda. Sure, thats a part of it, but its not the main purpose of the arc. Please take it with a grain of salt and bear in mind that for all we know groups and individuals in the mirror universe are likely to take positions and actions. Khan noonien singh and the other supermen won the eugenics wars, but then wiped each other out.
It ties together two episodes from the original series and fleshes out a particular corner of star trek. Star trek has an ongoing motif of the mirror universe the mirror universe is an informal name for a parallel universe first recorded as visited by james t. Spock is a ruthless vulcan turned man of peace in the mirror universe, which is apart of the greater star trek multiverse. Mystery science theater 3000 explicitly parodied the star trek mirror universe in their last of the wild horses episode. As with so many nowiconic star trek conceits, the mirror universe started with a single oneoff episode, in which transporter interference from an ionic storm spits kirk, uhura, scotty, and mccoy out into a parallel universe from their own.
First, as i mentioned in my previous recap, the terran empires xenophobic and racist platform provides important commentary, given whats going on in the u. Star trek mirror universe history, from the original. The format of the chronology is based more or less on that found in star trek chronology. This list may not reflect recent changes learn more. The next generation, go into the alternate mirror, mirror universe to meet the coldblooded crew of the i. Discovery boldly goes to the mirror universe youtube. Star trek will continue to explore the mirror universe in 2020. Mirror, mirror, the tos season 2 episode, introducing the mirror universe, mirror, mirror book, a prop book titled after the namesake episode, designed for star trek. The first two comprise collections of three novellas, the third a series of short stories, and. The goto source for comic book and superhero movie fans. Star trek light twist scientifically explains mirror. Ranking every mirror universe episode of star trek syfy wire. The mirror universe holds many secrets in the latest. This chronology is intended as a guide to the events depicted in the mirror universe, as well as its internal history, described from that universes pointofview.
It was released on region one dvd in the united states on november 1, 2005. In fact, it almost has a timeline of its own as rich as the prime reality of trek. Oct 09, 2017 in the mirror universe, everyone is a way bigger asshole than they are in the regular star trek timeline. The mirror universe holds many secrets in the latest episode. The books featured one novel for each of the five television series plus the new frontier series.49 864 1456 452 625 1102 774 1391 1046 1611 938 322 573 664 489 495 756 1058 292 1407 971 483 791 1486 385 800 1050