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Welcome to the world of the bizarre. More bizarre than usual Traks. This is the world of Star Traks: Unleashed, where anything can happen, even if it really shouldn't. This is the place your Traks authors have dedicated for putting their not quite normal works, those works which don't necessarily conform to continuity or make sense.

Some of these works aren't necessarily part of Traks as you know it. Some are stories that never happened. Some are stories that shouldn't have happened.

All have been shuffled to this back corner of the Traks domain, for your enjoyment.

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Star Traks: Howlers #5 - What's the Frequency?

by Brendan Shust
The sound you are now hearing is trouble as the Howlers come up against a force even they can't deal with. The search for answers leads to more questions that they may not want to be asking.



Star Traks: Howlers #4 - Up the Heat

by Brendan Shust
When a Starfleet surveillance team disappears on an unfamiliar world, the Howlers are sent to pick up the...um...scent. But due to a very personal condition affecting one of the team, Mayle has to head into the field. Will his inexperience turn out to be an asset or a liability? We're going to go out on a limb and say liability.



Star Traks: Howlers #3 - Pack Mentality

by Brendan Shust
Friction is growing between the Alpha and Beta Howler teams, leading Mayle to wonder if there's more to the tension than simple intra-pack rivalry. The Howlers need a way to blow off some steam or this situation is going to get really ugly.



Star Traks: Howlers #2 - Heads or Tails

by Brendan Shust
Snarling, people-eating, tree-humping beasts to the left, mad scientists (and Vulcans) to the right, a snarling cat to the rear and Andorian assassins to the front. It's times like these that Ensign Greg Mayle wishes he'd done something safe. Like shark-wrestling. Or alligator taunting. Or anything OTHER than Liaison Officer for the most bizarre yet deadly assault team in Starfleet history.



Star Traks: Howlers #1 - Loopapalooza

by Brendan Shust
What happens when Traks authors have nightmares? Well most of the time, nothing more than screams that annoy a spouse or terrify a pet. But sometimes nightmares get lodged in the brain and ferment into strange and bizarre new shapes. Which brings us to Star Traks: Howlers! Story 1 - Loopapalooza follows Ensign Greg Mayle as he finds himself on a top-secret ship, suffering from a strange disease that nobody understands, nobody can cure, but that some people have found the perfect way to exploit!



Thank the Great Bird They Weren't There - Volume Four

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by Anthony Butler, Alan Decker, Brad Dusen, Maija Meneks, and Brendan Shust
Just in time for the holidays (If you happen to be reading this in December 2011 when it was posted (and happen to be celebrating a holiday)), the Star Traks authors have gathered together to bring you a collection of TV shows, movies, and video games lovingly ruined by the presence of their various Star Traks crews. Think of them like carolers...only with much less singing...for which we're all grateful.



Star Traks: Hootenanny #2 - Groza's Day

by Mark Stockman
Following up where the round robin left off, Mark Stockman brings us the second tale of the crew of the USS Hootenanny. After the events of the first story, Commander Groza has been a bit under the weather (or broken into many many pieces really), so the crew takes it upon themselves to cheer him up. Considering that the only thing the crew to do to accomplish this is die horribly and painfully, this is not likely to go well.



Star Traks: Hootenanny #1 - Chips and Dips

by Several Members of the Star Traks Forum
Welcome to the first (and possibly last) adventure of the USS Hootenanny. This story is the product of a round robin writing project by members of the Star Traks Forum. Wait! Before you run away in terror, this story is actually coherent. Mostly. We promise!



Thank the Great Bird They Weren't There - Volume Three

by Alan Decker, Anthony Butler, Brad Dusen, and Brendan Shust
The time has come once again for our intrepid writing staff to offer some humble suggestions to a few TV shows of ways they might be enhanced by the addition of the Star Traks crews. One show gets a particularly large bit of the attention, and for that we apologize. We just kind of LOST our heads.



Star Traks: The Vexed Generation
Deleted Scenes Vol. 1 (TVG)

by Anthony Butler
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the Unleashed page, we unearth more Traksy goodness from days gone by. Here, posted online for the first time, are deleted scenes from Years 1-4 of The Vexed Generation. Some scenes just didn't work, some made no sense, some were OK but didn't fit. Whatever the case, they were nixed, and nwo they're here. Also included in this once-in-a-lifetime gift set, is narration from me and Captain Andy Baxter, along with a preview of Year Eight. I'm so excited I could cough. Enjoy!



Once More With Starships

by Alan Decker and Anthony Butler
What happens when you smash a classic Star Trek film into "Once More With Feeling," the musical episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"? You may not want to know. But just in case you do, the answer is in "ONCE MORE WITH STARSHIPS"!



Thank the Great Bird They Weren't There - v.2.0

by Alan Decker and Anthony Butler
In the first Thank The Great Bird, the Star Traks crews took on classic Trek scenes. Now see what happens when they broaden their horizons to some of the other shows cluttering the air waves...or cable...or satellite...or whatever medium of television delivery you happen to be using. Oh never mind.



Who You Leave Behind (TVG)

by Anthony Butler
Ever wondered what happened to Mirk and Hartley after "All's Well That Ends?" No? FINE! Be that way! Just kidding. Anyway, this story picks up shortly after that book. Without giving much away to those who haven't read Ends, I'll say this story is not exactly a laugh riot. As such, and because it's sort of a story I don't have the guts to release as "canon" (even though it may as well be) it gets shoved off to Unleashed. But it absolutely had to be written, and I hope you enjoy reading it. If you haven't already, check out All's Well that Ends. As always,let me know what you think of the story!



Thank the Great Bird They Weren't There

by Alan Decker and Anthony Butler
Generally, the crews of the Secondprize, Waystation, and the Explorer tackle missions that are a bit off-kilter to begin with, but what happens when their crews are put into some real Star Trek situations from the various series?



The Bright Side of Death (TVG)

by Anthony Butler
Relatively early in my Traks writing career I decided I needed to do a ghost story, in the tradition of the TNG show "Out of Phase" and about a million different sitcom episodes. I'm not sure I'm happy with what resulted, and that's why it's ended up here. There are some character moments I like, but all-in-all I think death is just too damn hard to get jokes out of. Its one redeeming quality is we get to revisit a whole slew of people I killed off in Year One. Did anyone else notice how many crew bit the dust during that year? Anyways, let me know what you think of this one!





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