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Star Trek: New Frontier is a novel and comic series created by John J. Ordover and Peter David, and primarily written by Peter David. New Frontier began as a series of four short, interconnected novellas, then became full-length novels, and eventually expanded into other areas of Trek merchandise and literature. New Frontier was the first Trek novel series not based on a television series.
In Sector 221-G, the former Thallonian empire has recently collapsed in a popular uprising. The USS Excalibur under the command of Captain Mackenzie Calhoun is dispatched to fly the flag and offer aid to the inhabitants. The crew - a mixture of characters from TNG and the TNG Starfleet Academy books, with some original characters thrown in - must learn to work as a team, creating friendships and relationships, as they confront a number of deadly foes.
- House of Cards (Book 1 of 4)
- Into the Void (Book 2 of 4)
- The Two-Front War (Book 3 of 4)
- End Game (Book 4 of 4)
- Fire on High
- The Quiet Place
- Dark Allies
- Excalibur: Requiem
- Excalibur: Renaissance
- Excalibur: Restoration
- Being Human
- Gods Above
- Stone and Anvil
- After the Fall
- Missing in Action
- Blind Man's Bluff
- The Returned, Part 1
- The Returned, Part 2
- The Returned, Part 3
- Omnibus (reprints #1-4)
- The Captain's Table
- Double Time (graphic novel)
- No Limits (anthology)
- For canon appearances, see USS Excalibur.
The USS Excalibur (NCC-26517) was an Ambassador-class Federation starship. In 2373, the Excalibur was involved in the Borg incursion, fighting in the Battle of Sector 001. The ship took heavy damage in the battle, and its captain, Morgan Korsmo, an old Academy classmate of Capt. Picard, was killed in the attack, his final actions securing the safety of the ship and crew. Following the destruction of the Borg cube, the ship was taken to dry dock for repair and refit.
The USS Excalibur (NCC-26517-A) was a Galaxy-class Federation starship, commissioned in 2376, following the destruction of the former vessel to carry the name. The vessel was originally assigned to Captain Elizabeth Shelby, but was given to Mackenzie Calhoun upon his return to active duty.
Excalibur-A was a late model Galaxy design, described as a hot rod in terms of speed and armament (at the expense of some of the earlier Galaxy starships' civilian arrangements). Some new features built into this vessel included holographic communications and a primary hull (saucer) warp drive.
The USS Trident (NCC-31347) was another Galaxy-class starship, assigned in 2376 as Captain Shelby's second command following her tenure aboard the USS Exeter. When Shelby was promoted to Admiral, first officer Kat Mueller was given command and promoted to the rank of Captain. Andorian Commander Desma then served as first officer.