The next generation universe from new york times bestselling author james swallow. Riker always wanted to command the enterprise some day. Real lawyer reacts to star trek tng measure of a man picard defends datas humanity legaleagle duration. Picard episode 7 saw kestra troiriker mention a captain crandall who helped her identify sojis planet and who could be an important character in the final few episodes of the cbs show. The next generation, following the dramatic events as chronicled in the new york times bestselling story arc the fall. Book 1 was included in the october 2004 tng book, a time for war, a time for peace by keith r. Riker and manned by the most biologically varied and culturally diverse crew in starfleet history. Book cover star trek deep space nine pocketbooks, doug drexler star trek. Tending to 3 but actually i read a lot better star trek books.
However, on instagram, michael chabon hinted that the titan is still in service elsewhere in the galaxy. And it was one of the things i disliked about nemesis. This is according to the first book regarding the voyages of the uss titan under riker scommand. For their first assignment, the titan crew was to head up the new task force investigating the possibility of peaceful relations with. I doubt after all the lesser ships he was offered he would end up with something other than a galaxy class. Aug 17, 2015 riker leaves for his ship and leaves the enterprise one final time. In that year he was promoted to rear admiral, serving as adjutant to fleet admiral leonard james akaar, the commanderinchief of the federation starfleet. Ranging farther and farther from federation space, captain william riker and the crew look forward to living starfleets mission. Nemesis, will and deanna got married, and at the end they both moved onto captain rikers new ship, the u. Picard, it was very cool to see will save jeanluc while in command of the newer, more powerful u.
Nemesis, will and deanna got married, and at the end they both moved onto captain riker s new ship, the u. One of the milky ways satellite galaxies, the cloud is also home to the neyel, the longsundered offshoots of terran humanity, with whom the federation has had no contact in over eighty years. Picard reveals what happened to riker jonathan frakes and troi marina sirtis since we last saw the next generation favorites. Jun 08, 2016 real lawyer reacts to star trek tng measure of a man picard defends datas humanity legaleagle duration. A product of one line from the end of nemesis wherein riker is given command of the ship, the titan took on a life of its own in the novels that followed spawning its own line as well as appearing alongside the enterprisee in the expanded the next generation story and even dropping by larger story arcs such as the recent the fall five book series that included elements from deep space nine. Whatever ship class the titan is, it surely wouldnt look as ugly as the one that won that fan contest. Feb, 2008 the uss titan is a lunaclass ship with a crew of 350. Among the starships spearheading that endeavor is the u. Sep 06, 2016 a newly revised, 2 book set is to be released on october 18, 2016 with about 300 pages of new and expanded entries, up to and including into darkness. I also vaguely remember one scene where an away team was in imminent danger iirc, on an enemy ship held captive in book 2. Dont you also have a captain riker story in the june anthology tales from the captains table. Picard episode 7 saw kestra troi riker mention a captain crandall who helped her identify sojis planet and who could be an important character in the final few episodes of the cbs show. Riker and manned by the most biologically varied and. We also get some novel continuity, with the crew of rikers ship, the titan, being exactly the same as that of the titan novel series.
You see the concern riker feels, he begins to cling tightly to his chair. He transferred from the uss enterprisee, along with his new wife, counselor deanna troi. A ship and crew commanded by will riker, picards former first officer, on a mission to discover the wonders of the galaxy contemporaneous with the next generation. The ship s motto is infinite diversity in infinite combinations. Riker returned to duty to lead the starfleet squadron responding to captain jeanluc picards distress call, but he wasnt commanding the uss. Martin wrote two new novels and one short story, featuring the hithertounseen adventures of captain rikers new command ship, the u.
The uss titan is a lunaclass ship with a crew of 350. After almost a decade of strife against foes such as the borg, the cardassians, the klingons, and the dominion, the united federation of planets is at the dawn of a new era. While trekkers never actually got to see riker on the bridge of the titan, its now also an older ship by 2399. Riker commanded the titan for 6 years until he was promoted to admiral in 2385 and his former first officer commander christine vale got the command. Riker was best known for service in starfleet, as a captain in command of the federation starship uss titan from the year 2378 to 2385. Deanna was assigned as ships head counselor and diplomatic officer. The starship titan continues on her outward voyage of discovery. Titan are ordered to race to garadius iva planet riker knows all too well from an unsuccessful peace mission when he was still first officer of the u. The next generation as he commands the starship uss titan on an exploration out in uncharted space. Titan is a book series chronicling the adventures of captain william t. Pocket books has released a series of novels, called star trek.
Some genuinely great recipes, many volunteered from the cast and crew themselves, and doctored up to sound more trekish. A newly revised, 2book set is to be released on october 18, 2016 with about 300 pages of new and expanded entries, up to and including into darkness. The titan was dispatched to the romulan neutral zone to serve as the command ship for a diplomatic task force. In the wake of political upheaval across the united federation of planets, admiral william riker and the crew of the u. The titan, like the other ships in the luna class, was named for a moon in the sol system, titan. He has also coauthored with andy mangels several star trek comics for marvel and wildstorm and numerous star trek novels and ebooks, including the usa today bestseller titan. One of the milky ways satellite galaxies, the cloud is also home to the neyel, the longsundered offshoots of terran humanity, with whom the. Admiral riker is a version of riker from the star trek. Titan and its sinking are famous for similarities to the passenger ship rms titanic and its sinking fourteen years later. Riker became the commanding officer of the uss titan. Star trek adventures operations division sourcebook. Though the united federation of planets still reels from andors political decision that will forever affect the coalition, captain william t.
An original spinoff novel set in the popular star trek. According to the titan series book description at, the series take. We also get some novel continuity, with the crew of riker s ship, the titan, being exactly the same as that of the titan novel series. The uss titan was a 24th century federation starship operated by starfleet. Sight unseen is the eighth book in the series not counting the crews appearances in various crossover events like. Captain riker, and his wife deanna troi, served aboard the uss enterprise. This is according to the first book regarding the voyages of the uss titan under rikerscommand. Star trek nemesis picard and riker say goodbye youtube. William thomas will riker was a noted starfleet officer, perhaps best known for his long assignment as first officer under captain jeanluc picard aboard the uss enterprised and later the uss enterprisee.
Titan has been describe by former senior editor and creator of the series, marco palmieri, as the original. Starfleet is renewing its mission of peaceful exploration, diplomacy, and the expansion of knowledge. Titan, commanded by captain william riker, is unexpectedly propelled more than 200,000 lightyears into the small magellanic cloud. The star trek cookbook, ethan phillips and william j. Titan series of books, chronicling the adventures of riker and his crew of the uss titan as they spearhead a new era of exploration for starfleet. Riker leaves for his ship and leaves the enterprise one final time.
Jul 07, 2019 the uss titan ncc80102 was launched in the year 2379 under the command of captain william t. Mar 28, 2020 but riker wasnt back aboard the enterprise when he arrives, nor was he in command of the uss titan. The uss titan ncc80102 was launched in the year 2379 under the command of captain william t. But riker wasnt back aboard the enterprise when he arrives, nor was he in command of the uss titan. In 2379, he finally accepted a promotion as captain of the uss titan. This excerpt included the introduction of several new characters, chiefly among them dr. It features a fictional british ocean liner titan that sinks in the north atlantic after striking an iceberg. This is the second book in the star trek titan series, following captain william riker and the crew of the u. But even as the first tentative steps are takentoward building a new romulus, the remnants of the tal shiar, the dreaded romulan intelligence service, are regrouping.
As an avid stng fan i have been waiting for years for riker to have his own ship so far titan has totally hit the mark in what i wanted to see. William thomas thelonius riker was a 24th century human man. Titan is a series of science fiction novels which detail the adventures of captain william t. After more than four offers by starfleet command, admiral kathryn janeway told riker it was a takeitorleaveit decision. The best star trek books for the 50th anniversary book riot. The class consists of a central cell block module at the front, flanked by two additional cell block modules mounted directly against it both with a dualengine drive module at the rear. Amazon store titan the red king book two investigating the disappearance of a secret romulan fleet, the u. Titan are carrying out starfleets renewed commitment to deep space exploration. Christopher bennett is writing the third titan book but we would love to revisit titan in the future. The ships motto is infinite diversity in infinite combinations. The ship is named after a 15thcentury chinese explorer. However, riker and troi later appeared in the controversial series finale of star trek.
Titan returns with its first fulllength novel since 2012. Rikers first command, the lunaclass starship titan, on a mission of exploration through the orion arm of the milky way. Titan find themselves in uncertain waters as roles aboard the ship change to reflect a new mandate and a new. Titan ventures beyond the outermost reaches of known space, the telepaths in her crewincluding diplomatic officer donna troiare overwhelmed by an alien cry of distress, leading the ship to the scene of a shocking act of carnage. This is actually news, as the shatner books are generally considered out of continuity with the rest of the novel line perhaps so shatner and his coauthors dont have to keep up on all of the lines. Investigating the disappearance of a secret romulan fleet, the u. The titan books follow the adventures of will riker, the uss titan, and. One of the milky ways satellite galaxies, the cloud is also home to the neyel, the longsundered offshoots of terran humanity, with whom the federation has had no.
The storyline arc for taking wing book 1 and this one, red king, was an awsome first adventure for riker and his crew. Riker took command of the uss titan on stardate 56941. Heres a synopsis of the story, which is set in the star trek. Mar 28, 2020 however, on instagram, michael chabon hinted that the titan is still in service elsewhere in the galaxy. Sight unseen, on september 29, and has an exclusive first look at the cover by tobias richter and details about the story written by new york times bestselling author james swallow. The central cell block module if followed by an additional cell block module mounted inverted, on the top of which are four agricultural domes, plus a command module. The titan has one of the most diverse crews in starfleet history, and the cast features many unusual aliens. Nemesis has riker commanding the titan, and ive heard that ship is not a galaxy class in noncanon things.
By 2379, riker decided to accept promotion to captain of the uss titan. The premise of the titan series is that captain riker and his wife are being sent on essentially the. Enterprise in 2005, where they played younger versions of themselves from the tng season 7. Picard finally gave the riker tngs movies never did. Or, futility is a novella written by morgan robertson and published as futility in 1898, and revised as the wreck of the titan in 1912. Absent enemies ebook by john jackson miller official. Picard should have been promoted and riker should have replaced him.
While continuing to search the beta quadrants unknown expanses for an ancient civilizations longlost quickterraforming. Why commander riker was never a good character in tng series. For those lamenting a lack of new star trek shows or the fact that the movie reboot seems to have ended the storylines of the old trek universe, the novels from pocket books have been fantastic. The survivors, in which the enterprised discovers two survivors of a. The series continues from the canonical establishment of rikers promotion and new command in the movie star trek. Newly promoted admiral william riker and the crew of the u. Ive heard the titan is some lesser class of ship, to me its not riker. Mar 30, 2020 riker returned to duty to lead the starfleet squadron responding to captain jeanluc picards distress call, but he wasnt commanding the uss titan, the ship he left the enterprise to captain in.1274 116 385 1567 182 1045 149 1229 1429 457 397 649 1382 1177 763 87 612 116 951 52 741 881 689 1570 709 1529 495 461 1119 1289 178 1493 1377 880 972 1386 1335 396 542 661 1322 623 115 801 795 695 930 1162 1276