That's right. The crew of the Aerostar is back in the Alpha Quadrant, but their incompetence and bad luck more or less remains the same. Without giving away any surprises, let's just say that all is not what it once was with the Aerostar crew, or with the Aerostar. Still, fun ensues!
to see what the crew's been up to since they got back to the Alpha Quadrant...
1. "Rank and Priveleges"
Due to a bureaucratic mixup, Baxter is demoted back to inventory officer.
2. "Today's Episode"
Lt. Commander Richards realizes that television plays an important part in people's lives, when he gets caught up in a strange, alternate, television world.
The Captain creates an assistant in his laboratory, and the assistant, named Jabobo, wreaks havoc around the ship.
4. "Healthy Competition"
Dr. Browning must battle the Emergency Medical Hologram for supremacy over the ship's medical practice.
5. "Land, Ho!"
The Explorer becomes uncomfortably embedded in a planet's surface, a planet that seemingly appeared from out of nowhere.
6. "A Stitch in Time"
In Memory of DeForest Kelley
The Explorer crew is assigned to take care of Admiral Leonard McCoy while he recovers from a hip injury, and he's not exactly accomodating with them, to say the least.
7. "The Punchline"
While on shoreleave, Captain Baxter mistakenly heckles a Klingon comedian, which results in a life and death battle for honor. Also, Ensign Ford accidentally joins a cult.
8. "Sibling Rivalry, Part One"
A small family squabble erupts when J'hana discovers that her brother is now the member of an insane faction of Andorians bent on making war with the Federation.
9. "Sibling Rivarly, Part Two"
It's every Andorian for himself as Conway and Ford come up against a pair of sexy Andorian sisters who bear no resemblance whatsoever to Lhursa and B'etor.
10. "Bent Into Shape"
When the crew revives a 20th century fitness guru, he gives them a deal they most certainly can refuse.
11. "Happily Ever Altered"
The Explorer is overcome by a wave of tranforming Disney-energy that transforms it magically into a fairy-tale themepark that threatens to kill Conway, Peterman, and Larkin.
12. "Dog Gone"
Charlie is kidnapped by a fiendish new enemy, and Baxter must go to the ends of the galaxy to find him.
13. "A New Direction"
Guest-written by Alan Decker (CmdrAJD@aol.com)
The Directors return, only to decide that the Federation is best left on the cutting room floor.
14. "At Times They Even Talk Alike"
The Explorer runs into Larkin's namesake, who is now a freighter captain, with a personality slightly different than the android's. Will Larkin defect to the other Larkin's freighter?
BOOK # 3: WORLDS APART
The Explorer crew takes a walk on the happy side, battling the Federation of Fun and the maniacal Jean-Jean Picard. That's right, the Federation of Fun is back!
The fun continues as Baxter and co. stuggle to get out of the twisted happy universe, and Jean-jean Picard tries out some new dance moves.
15. "Symbiotic Relationship"
While negotiating a dispute with the Trill on the Tellarite homeworld, Commander Conway learns that not all relationships are what they seem...or what he wants them to be.
16. "If I Only Had a Brain...."
Tilleran, Hartley, Gellar and Ford go to investigate a Federation colony that is overrun by brain-eating zombies.
17. "The Pudding of Boredom"
Guest-written by Daniel McNickle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A horrifyingly boring assignment starts a fight between Baxter and Peterman and Richards and Browning. It also drives Lt. Hartley mad, and she creates a cure for boredom on the holodeck. Will the crew survive Hartley's cure for boredom? Will Hartley survive this temporary insanity? Will Ensign Saral lose control over her emotions? Will Dean Wilcox ever learn that phasers are not funny? Is Captain Picard really the Explorer's Chief of Inventory in another universe? Well, the answers to all your questions are in the story, so START READING!!!
18. "Friendly Wagers"
Captain Baxter runs into a rival of his that convinces him to enter the Explorer in a high stakes wager that may be more than he bargained for.
19. "It's a Dawg's Life"
While on a routine scanning mission, the Explorer encounters a race of cyberneticly-enhanced animals called the Dawg that assimilate Conway and J'hana and take a very willing Counselor Peterman and Charlie, threatening to assimilate the entire ship.
20. "Image is Everything"
When Dr. Louis Zimmerman visits the Explorer to test out his Emergency Command Hologram, the crew is inspired to make holograms of their own out of pure laziness. Also, Counselor Peterman joins a support group for assimilation victims.
21. "The Best to You Each Morning"
The Explorer is plagued by a "cereal" killer whose targets include anyone who chances to eat breakfast. Will Conway and J'hana find the killer, or will the insanity spread to other mealtimes, like lunch and dinner???
22. "Quid Pro Q"
Q's wife gives a gift to the men aboard the Explorer that they won't soon forget.
23. "Prior Engagements" YEAR TWO FINALE!
As the time of Browning and Richards' marraige nears, the Starshine Kids resurface, Bradley Dillon visits, and things altogether start to go topsy-turvey, as Year Two of ST:TVG concludes. I guarantee some large-ish surprises with this one!