INTRODUCTIONStar Trek: Foundations
is a script-based fan fiction, developed independently by a small number of individuals As a reboot to the television series Star Trek: Enterprise
(ENT). It takes place aboard the United Earth Ship Enterprise
, which is Earth's first attempt at a serious long-range explorer. The story starts in 2152 and will progress from there, showing Earth's growth from a modest planet to a major force behind the founding of the Federation.
The intent here is to use the same concepts behind ENT, but to better utilize these concepts to present the "Birth of the Federation" in a manner that reflects the continuity of the Star Trek
franchise rather than rewriting it. At the same time, this is an opportunity to part from the other series and present a version of humanity that we can recognize and associate with better, because they have not yet reached the utopian vision seen in those later series. Humanity is taking its first steps into the unknown.
The technology that has come to be familiar to us from the other series will either be completely unknown or in its infancy. Very few species possess anything like a transporter, and Earth isn't one of them. Energy-based shields and tractor beams are still just an engineer's daydream, just as phasers and photon torpedoes are the perfect uber-weapons that only exist in the fantasies of the military. The military itself is a major force to be reckoned with, thanks to major conflicts with the Kzinti and the Nausicaans. The United Earth Space Probe Agency is the small upstart civilian organization originally founded by Dr. Zefram Cochrane himself, and charged with space exploration. It has come into conflict with the United Earth Military over this point, which sees the civilian exploration of space as naïve at best, and dangerous at worst. Earth's Vulcan allies agrees with them to a point, but sees Earth's apparent militarism and naivety as signs that it is not yet ready to join the interstellar community.
Sufficed to say, this makes Foundations
somewhat darker than any other canon incarnation of Star Trek
. But the underlying message is growth. Not only will we see humanity grow, but we will see the crew of the Enterprise
grow as well through the experiences we witness them have. Foundations
is definitely a character-based series, but make no mistake, no one is safe. Just as we have lost people in our first steps into space, these are dangerous times, and the crew of the Enterprise
will be put to the test time and again.
We hope you enjoy the series and the journey of our crew. If you have any questions, feel free to post them in our forum, or to send a private message to Executive Producer CX