While testing a classified phase inverter on Stardate 5693.2, an accident caused the U.S.S. Defiant NCC-1764 to fall into an interphase rift. The Defiant emerged into a universe where time moved far more slowly than in its native universe. While only hours passed for the Defiant, twenty years passed on the other side of the rift. The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A was ordered to embark on a dangerous mission to retrieve the Defiant and its classified cargo on Stardate 8544.9. Despite interference from a covert Romulan agent, the mission was a complete success, and Captains Kirk and Scott recommended that the Defiant be placed in the Fleet Museum.
Notes and References
- Ryan, Kevin J. (Writer). "Raise the Defiant". Star Trek, volume 2, Special Issue 2. Art by Chris Wozniak and Jeff Hollander. Colors and Lettering by Chris Eliopoulos. Edited by Margaret Clark. DC Comics, Winter 1995.
- Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer) and Freiberger, Fred (Producer). "The Tholian Web." Star Trek, Season 3, Episode 9. Directed by Herb Wallerstein and Ralph Senensky. Written by Judy Burns and Chet Richards. Paramount Pictures Corporation, 15 November 1968.