Star Trek: Serenity
Terran Time Line
1969 – Apollo 11 lands on the Moon. According to Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong died when his head hit the bulkhead during
the landing in the lunar module. Aldrin is the first man to step foot on the moon and his first words are, “I claim this moon
in the name of the American Empire”. Naturally other countries protest.
1970 – In response to America claiming the moon, Australia claims Antarctica. The moon was a political move but most of
the Empires had bases in Antarctica and Australia just told them to get out. With his reorganization, Emperor King had
almost a million soldiers in the Philippines and a major naval base at Subic Bay. In a nuclear attack, Sydney is annihilated in
a mushroom cloud and resistance goes downhill from there. Resistance holds out another year on Tasmania but is soon
snuffed out. Antarctica is divided up on the American Empire’s terms after that. Within the next 10 years; Japan, Europe,
China, and Russia all develop nuclear weapons but America is still two generations ahead of them, they already have
ballistic submarines on patrol.
1980 – Emperor King becomes to first Emperor to actually retire without dying in office or being assassinated. His chooses
Jimmy Carter to replace him. Before Carter ascends to office however, reports surface that he shot two people snooping
around his peanut farm. Normally this would not be a problem as most Emperors personally killed many, but these turned
out to be just kids. Ronald W. Reagan used this to his advantage and ascended to Emperor.
1982 – Emperor Reagan highly publicizes South African atrocities in their concentration camps for political prisoners. South
African dictator Nelson Mandela fires back that America does the same in the middle of the deserts of the American
Southwest. Reagan finally invades South Africa, although Europe, still with territory in East Africa, protests because of the
strategic importance of the Cape of Good Hope.
1985 – After thirty years of uneasiness about the NATO pact, Japan and China formalize an official alliance. This new
“Eastern Coalition” realizes it might have the makings of something incredibly powerful and invites Russia and Turkey to
1990 – Emperor Reagan dies of what CIA doctors call a heart attack. CIA director William Jefferson Blythe assumes the title
of Emperor soon after. It is curious to note the previous CIA director George H.W. Bush died the same way.
1991 – Russia and Turkey join the Eastern Coalition.
1994 – In response to the growing influence of the Eastern Coalition, the American and European Empires form the
1995-2053 – The “Undeclared War” quietly rages across the globe. Over the decades, technology explodes across the globe.
Space is a constant battlefield and military science repeats the process of measure/counter-measure over and over again.
Each side supplies weapons and armaments to rebel groups within the others borders, but all these are harshly crushed. With
the backing of the Western Coalition, a group of genetically engineered “Augments” led by a man named Khan Noonien
Singh attempt to seize control of the entire Eastern Coalition in 1996. They are quickly defeated, however before they can
be executed Khan and his followers flee Earth in a prototype DY-100 sleeper ship. In 2006, Emperor Vicente Fox sparks a
major rebellion in Eastern Turkey which spreads to Persia. Russia soon annexes both areas, although they are partially
administered by the Coalition. In 2025, Empress Elizabeth Cheney manages to bribe several European military figures into
launching a coup.
2053 – Emperor Adrik Thorsen orders the assault team of the Space Platform to seize a new advanced satellite launched by
the Coalition. The Coalition responds by destroying the Space Platform. A few hours later nuclear missiles are launched and
the world plunges into nuclear war. The Alliance had a good anti-missile system but several nukes still got though
destroying several major cities and military bases. The Coalition didn’t have as good a system and the Alliance used
advanced stealth technology on their missiles. The exchange ended soon after with the Eastern Coalition completely
destroyed, having over a billion dead. The Alliance ‘won’ the war, but virtually collapsed all the same. The government of
the American Empire still existed but it was severely weakened and over the next several years, several areas formed their
own associations while still claiming allegiance to the Emperor.
April 5th, 2063 – Physicist Zefram Cochrane launched a converted nuclear missile and made humanity’s first warp journey.
He had to first take control of most of Eastern Montana to secure materials/money and ruled from Bozeman. Later that
evening an alien spacecraft landed outside of the town and an alien came out and used a strange gesture in greeting, he also
said, “live long and prosper”. As a scientist Cochrane was curious and tried to imitate it but couldn’t. He then realized he
was standing in front of an alien spacecraft that made his look primitive so he pulled out his shotgun and fired at the alien.
His bodyguard knew what he was thinking and yelled, “Board their ship, take everything you can!”
The ship’s records showed that they were on a deep space patrol and not expected to return for a year. They altered course to
investigate warp emanations from our solar system and determine the threat value of our race. Cochrane’s team begin
immediate development of a new warp vessel incorporating modifications based on the Vulcan design.
In the following months, Dr. Cochrane is able to use his new discovery to take over the American Empire. He then renames
it the Terran Empire and declares reign over the rest of the world, which was to devastated to offer any resistance. In fact,
many in Asia welcome this new global empire, in hope that it will repair their civilization.
2064 – Recognizing that the best way to motivate people to pull together was to turn their focus outward, Emperor Cochrane
decrees the Terran Space Initiative. Exploitation of the solar system begins to help rebuild terran civilization.
2074 – The first ten vessels of the Conqueror Class, a warp drive starship design, completes production.
2076 – The Vulcan invasion fleet enters Earth’s orbit. Empress T’Pol herself demands an audience with Emperor Cochrane.
Bureaucratic opportunists on the Vulcan High Command saw the power that can be formed with an alliance. The Vulcans
soon begin sharing various technologies with the Terran Empire and become the first Vassals of the Terran Empire.
While on an exploratory mission, the ISS Bonaparte discovers Axanar and its intelligent, but non-space faring, humanoid
race. The Axanar are quickly subjugated and become part of the Terran Empire.
2080 – A fleet of Terran Defense Force vessels encounter a Tellarite vessel while on patrol in the Vega system. After a brief
and incisive attack, the Tellarite vessel is disabled. The Tellarite commander is interrogated and quickly divulges the
coordinates of the Tellarite homeworld.
The combined fleet of Terran Empire and Vulcan warships enters the Tellar home system. After a two year siege, the
Tellarites surrender and all of the Tellarite controlled space is annexed by the Terran Empire.
2081 – An Andorian warship fires on a Terran scout ship. The Terran Empire declares war and masses a fleet. Each battle
comes to a draw, with neither side a clear victor. After five months, the Vulcans mediate negotiations between the two foes
and logic wins out showing each the advantage of becoming allies. Andorian Priests declare Cochrane the reincarnation of
the legendary conqueror Krotus to sell it.
2082 – A series of meetings take place on Earth; attended by the diplomats from Earth, Vulcan, and Andor. Talks of a formal
unified alliance fails to gain popularity due to disagreements as to how the new alliance would be governed, and by whom.
2084 – Emperor Cochrane is poisoned. Fleet Admiral Emory Erickson, Commander-in-Chief of the Terran Defense Force
declares himself Emperor.
2085 – During a war games exercise involving Terran, Vulcan, and Andorian warships, an Andorian warship is crippled
when two Terran warships collide with it. The incident calls for an immediate and in-depth review. It is found that there
needs to be a more centralized command and training structure between the three governments.
2087 – The Terran Emperor, the leader of the Vulcan High Command, and the Andorian Chancellor gather with the high
ranking members of their governments and military to sign the accords forming an official alliance. Each government’s ruler
will equally rule on a council of nine regents, three from each government. Every six years, the mantel of Prime Regent will
be held by one of the three rulers.
In addition, a unified military command is created. The new Starfleet will consist of officers and warships from all three
governments. Each will maintain defense fleets within their home territories, but Starfleet warships and their commanders
will have overriding authority. To show solidarity, the Vulcans and Andorians agree to have Starfleet based on Earth, which
in a matter of months became the military powerhouse of the new Alliance; essentially a planet-wide military base.
To ensure a high standard of training and competence, a Starfleet Academy is organized and built on Earth, in San
Francisco, to train all Starfleet officers.
Through a great amount of debate and political maneuvering, the Terrans’ own Emperor Emory Erickson accepts the mantel
as the first Prime Regent of the Alliance.
2091 – During a tour of the Terran Empire, the ISS Alliance is attacked by vessels of unknown configuration. The leader of
the Vulcan High Command and the Andorian Chancellor are killed in the attack. Emperor Erickson declares martial law
until the attackers can be brought to justice.
Protests are raised by the Vulcan and Andorian governments, but are quickly quieted when squadrons of Zeus Class
dreadnaughts take up orbit around Vulcan, Andor, and other key colonies and installations. The Zeus Class is the newest
warship design out of a secret Jovian construction dock. Some 60 had been built from 2083 and 2091.
There are a number of minor rebellions, which are quashed by either the Terran warships or the MACO (Military Assault
Command Operations) shock troops carried aboard. One notable rebellion was on Luna, which led to a Terran warship
bombarding a colony there.
2092 – Emperor Erickson reveals that Starfleet Intelligence has discovered that the Council of Regents had conspired to
assassinate him. With this, he disbands the Council of Regents and declares Vulcan and Andor subject worlds of the “mighty
There are many rumblings by the Andorians and Vulcans of their loss of power, however over the past five years the
military might of the Alliance had become centered on Earth. Even the Andorian Imperial Guard was based on Earth, along
with numerous Vulcan warships. This enabled the Terrans to seize control of both Vulcan and Andorian warships and
equipment, thereby outgunning both the Vulcan and Andorian governments. The Vulcans and Andorians therefore had little
choice but to accept Terran rule or face annihilation.
2093-2130 – The Terran Empire soon began a policy of promoting the inherent superiority of Terrans. Although officially
Vulcans and Andorians are allies to humanity, many Terrans openly regard them and other aliens as nothing more than
slaves. During this time, Terran revisionist historians propagate the idea that the first Vulcans to step foot on Terran soil
were part of an invasion force and that Zefram Cochrane “turned the tables on them”. Despite all of this, many Vulcans,
Andorians, Denobulans, Orions, and other non-Terrans attend Starfleet Academy and serve on Starfleet warships.
2130 – Upon Emperor Erickson’s death, he is succeeded by his son Emory Erickson Jr. Around this time many Vulcans
began an underground movement of idealists which promoted the idea that their species and others were equal to Terrans. A
prominent member of this movement was Soval.
2150 – By this time, the Terran Empire has conquered dozens of species and even launched attacks against several Klingon
ships, however the leadership of the Empire under Emperor Erickson II has become extremely corrupt, caring very little for
the good of the Empire instead only for their own ambitions. Seeing this corruption as a weakness and vulnerability, Vulcan
dissidents incite a rebellion against the Terran Empire. Soon members of other conquered species joined the rebels, such as
Andorians and Tellarites.
2151 – With the rebellion turning into a full-blown war, the Terran flagship ISS Enterprise leaves spacedock. Although the
ship could have been Jonathan Archer’s, Starfleet admirals conspire behind his back, ultimately giving command to Captain
Maximilian Forrest, with Archer as his first officer. The Enterprise would eventually see more battle experience than any
other crew in Starfleet.
Hoshi Sato was the third officer to assume command of Enterprise after the death of the previous officer. Sato was able to
capitalize on the dissatisfaction in Emperor Erickson II and took command of the Fleet and with its firepower ordered the
surrender of Starfleet and declared herself Empress of the Terran Empire to Admiral Gardner at Starfleet Command.
Emperor Erickson II and the officials of his administration were executed soon after.
2156 – The last members of the rebellion are destroyed by the ISS Defiant under the command of Captain Travis
Mayweather. With the threat to the Terran Empire over, Empress Sato ordered a new fleet of ships to be built using next
The Klingons, emboldened by Emperor Erickson II negligence, destroy the Terran colony on Khitimer claiming the world
as part of the Klingon Empire. Vulcan Intelligence Agency, the V’Shar, are taken aback by the ruthless aggressiveness of the
species and foresee a conflict that may last centuries unless they are dealt with decisively.
Empress Sato eager to move beyond the coup, agrees with the V’Shar to begin an all out assault on the Klingon Empire. The
Klingons prove to be perfect fodder for the propaganda machine resulting in an enrollment spike in Starfleet.
Empress Sato manages the war remarkably well, utilizing her various resources to her greatest advantage. The Klingon
Defence Force,unaccustomed to such a powerful organized enemy, soon falls into chaos. At the end the Klingon chain of
command was in shambles. 18 months after the war has started, the Terran attack fleet initiated General Order 24 on Qo’nos
desroying every major population center on the planet. The Klingon Empire was no more.
2159 – Fresh from their victory over the Klingons the V’Shar reveal the existence of a race similar to the Vulcans called the
Romulans. The Romulans are a group of Vulcans that escaped from Vulcan refusing Surak’s teachings.
Seeing their existence as a threat to the memory of Surak and therefore the whole of Vulcan culture, the V’Shar push for a
large-scale military action. Empress Sato grants the Vulcan petition to attack the Romulans relishing the chance to test her
new battle ready Defiant class starships. Starfleet warships are supported by a large number of Vulcan vessels in the
campaign against the Romulans.
2162 – Unlike the Klingon war, The Romulan Imperial Fleet was ready for them. Most of the battles took place in space
where Romulan speed, stealth, and strategy had the advantage. The invasion fleet fell victim to unending ambushes and
victories that cost too much. Eventually both Terran and Romulan warmachines were worn to the bone and a Treaty was
Terrans begin to change their views of Vulcans, with most no longer regarding them as slaves. Instead Vulcans become
known for their ruthlessness, which Terrans admire. This is all in response to how the Vulcans fought in the war against the