Star Trek: Voyager ReBoot - U.S.S. Equinox
In early 2371, whilst charting the Black Nebula, the Nova-Class U.S.S. Equinox
NCC-72381 became the second Starfleet ship to be swept into the Delta Quadrant. During transit the Commanding Officer was killed, soon afterwards, the First Officer was the crewmember abducted by the Caretaker. Command of the ship fell to Lieutenant Commander Rachel Liu, the Second/Chief Science Officer. She attempted to get to the Ocampa Homeworld but an overwhelming Kazon presence prevented them from even getting close to planet, and they were forced to withdraw. Damaged and with a fleet between them and the Array, they had to turn away and head back to the Federation on their own.
Over the next six years, the Equinox
lost over three quarters of her crew complement, whilst the ship itself took damage, supplies were constantly in short supply, and morale was low. After an encounter with one of the few friendly species they met on their journey home, they discovered a means to vastly improve their warp drive, which would allow them to get home in a fraction of the time. However, in order to succeed, they needed to go against Federation morals, ideals and regulations.
They needed to choose: to sacrifice their principles in order to get home safely or, face the prospect of dying alone, in the middle of the Delta Quadrant.
Command Staff of the U.S.S. Equinox
Lieutenant Commander Rachel Liu –
The former Chief Science Officer, she greatly respected Captain Sokell and was romantically involved with Commander Laura Kellogg, so after both of them were lost and she found herself in command, she was overwhelmed. Her struggle to get the crew home has been stressful and exhausting, but she won’t give up.
Lieutenant Maxwell Burke –
Once just the Chief Security/Tactical Officer, he now also holds the position of First Officer. All the adversities they have faced have made him colder and harder over the years. He has learned that in the Delta Quadrant it is often best to shoot first and never ask any questions.
Lieutenant JG Holnn Zrey –
When he first came onboard the Equinox
, he was bright and upbeat, a freshly promoted junior lieutenant eager to assume his post as Ops Manager. But over the years, after watching people he cares about die on an almost regular basis, he has grown up quickly.
Lieutenant JG Noah Lessing –
In the Alpha Quadrant, he was the Head of Life Sciences, but after Lt. Commander Liu’s impromptu promotion she appointed him Chief Science Officer. Once an optimistic man who took delight from his work, he hates what he has become, but cannot deny what it means for the crew.
Ensign Marla Gilmore –
She started off as Junior Engineering Officer, but has since been promoted to the Chief position, after the loss of all her superiors. The constant stress has made her nervous, paranoid and verging on the edge of a breakdown, it’s only by focusing on her work that she has been able to keep it together.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Haraan –
He came aboard the Equinox
as Shuttle Control Specialist, after the loss of their flight control officers he was next in line for the duty. Though Tiburonian, he isn’t easy-going or hedonistic, but rather angry and bitter, which he often takes out on whoever is nearby.