Welcome to the USS Montana!

Welcome to the Federation Starship USS Montana NCC-1889, a member of the Independence Fleet.

We are a semi-canon based sim set in 2289, approximately two years after the events of the movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home with some modifications to the continuity.

Key deviations from canon in our alternate timeline include:

1. ST:TMP never happened but Captain Kirk completed a second five year mission;

2. James T. Kirk is demoted from Admiral to Commodore at the end of ST:IV and is sent off on a third and final five year mission which will overrun and end around the same time as the last movie featuring Kirk (2293).

Yes, his five year mission ending in 2293 makes his last five year mission run about six years but you know, sometimes things run long. Many of the key deviations are detailed in the sim wiki, and since we are currently in 2289 what might happen in 2293 or even 2290 for that matter is unknown.

3. Sulu is promoted to Captain of the Excelsior at the end of STIV.

While this site is being updated please refer to Memory Alpha for refit Constitution Class and other information, some of which is referenced in various places on this site.

The USS Montana is a Star Trek role play-by-post sim set during the TOS Movie era (2285). We like to have fun and explore a timeline of Trek not usually traveled by other sims. If you would like to join us, click here and submit your application today.


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Latest News Items

» The Roll Call News Item

Posted on Sun Jan 24th, 2021 @ 8:26am by Captain RS Harrison in General News

Please go to the News and find the recently edited "Roll Call" item and post like I asked.

Thank you.

This link may take you there I hope.


» Wiki updates with schematics and maps

Posted on Wed Jan 13th, 2021 @ 1:38pm by Captain RS Harrison in Website Update

I’ve made some wiki page updates primarily regarding phasers and communicators and track orders which results in four pieces of equipment that make it redesigned in the game.

I’ve also posted the deck plans in the map as a wiki page for reference without a better option I think will adopt those soon.

Similarly I have posted a link to a map of Federation space.

I also think there’s one other wiki page update but good night.

» Congratulations Mr. Ryson

Posted on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 @ 10:20am by Captain RS Harrison in Sim Announcement

I messaged Mr. Ryson privately but I thought I'd make a News item.

Mr. Ryson's post is Great. It is just about exactly what I asked for (I'm not looking) but I just read it and I was very please with what he turned in.

Congratulations, Mr. Ryson and thank you.

Feel free to post again while we wait for me to nudge us out of Spacedock. I think I mentioned everyone can make multiple posts like this so go ahead everyone.

Ryson put up a good example.

Anyone can contact me with questions but my schedule is weird and I may not reply quickly.

Thanks again.

P.S. I've read some other stuff that isn't published but since this is published and you can all see it I wanted to congratulate him in public. I've gotten a few questions and samples from players who clearly did not read my initial instructions and I was worried that I had not been clear but I'm satisfied now that I was not too vague in my assignment regarding the first post and that is partly why I'm making this public comment. That and Ryson's post was also enjoyable as noted. And... we're off!

» Roll call etc

Posted on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 @ 8:20am by Captain RS Harrison in General News


I’m pleased that all players have checked in but some may not be getting all Nova messages or may not be on Discord so reply to me here if that’s an option or message me directly so I know that you are in Nova.

Also if it’s not public on the site please DM/PM me to confirm your User email is accurate as I think that is where and how you get Notices.

The Sim has begun. There are about 4 posts. 2-3 more are on deck.

Please be SURE to browse the Nova Sim and follow the Sim guidelines I set up.

I’m also using the Wiki which promises to be useful.

Please don’t post anything that contradicts an earlier post or especially an instruction from me and contact me with any questions.


EDIT: Leave a comment here ASAP so I can see who is getting notices and is checking the Nova site etc. I think we are all... engaged now, lol.

» Captain's Bio Updated

Posted on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 @ 10:36am by Captain RS Harrison in Sim Announcement

More information about Captain RS Harrison is available on his Bio page.
Comments are welcome and maybe should be delivered privately but I'm OK with comments on Discord as well.

Latest Mission Posts

» And 'Away Team' We Go

Mission: Welcome Aboard
Posted on Wed Jun 16th, 2021 @ 12:21am by Lieutenant Stuart Mann & Captain Emmalyn Marcus & Lieutenant Commander T'Ponga Shemara & Lieutenant Commander Mara Naago & Lieutenant S'Relle & Chief Petty Officer Samuel De'luvia


The shuttle bay crew was forming when a voice came over the intercom:

"Lt. Mann, Jefferies is reaching out..."

"Pipe it down here, please..." responded Mann.

Looking over at everyone to be quiet the message came through,

"Greetings, I am Commander......well that does not matter. What matters is I…

» The arrival

Mission: Welcome Aboard
Posted on Sun May 30th, 2021 @ 11:59pm by Lieutenant Commander William Jefferies & Lieutenant Stuart Mann & Captain Emmalyn Marcus & Lieutenant Commander T'Ponga Shemara & Lieutenant Angelus De'luvia & Chief Petty Officer Samuel De'luvia

The USS Montana had been at high warp for almost two days. Lt. Stuart Mann had been in the command chair most of the time, while the Captain dealt with other issues.

“Lt. Mann, we are approaching Starbase 80, sir” said the Helmsman.

“Very well, take us out of warp…

» Meeting "The Boss"

Mission: Welcome Aboard
Posted on Tue May 25th, 2021 @ 5:30pm by Lieutenant Niles McCulloch Lt. & Captain Emmalyn Marcus & Lieutenant Commander T'Ponga Shemara

After Finally Catching up with the USS Montana, NCC 1889,
Lt. Niles James McCulloch and Ensign, Trevor A. Andrews in their Fighter Class Shuttlecraft request landing clearance.

" This is Star Fleet Shuttlecraft Tyco-1, to the USS Montana, NCC 1889. Requesting Clearance to land." Lt. Niles McCulloch states succinctly, "This…

» meeting the new Capt

Mission: Welcome Aboard
Posted on Mon May 24th, 2021 @ 8:35pm by Captain Emmalyn Marcus & Lieutenant S'Relle

S'relle was on security rounds by the bridge she walked in caitian style with her paw feet,and her tail wagging.. She looked around the bridge seeing whats been hopping in command central she kept walking around seeing how things were going, she was near the captains door as her whiskers…

» Strange Assumption

Mission: Welcome Aboard
Posted on Sat May 22nd, 2021 @ 3:17am by Captain Emmalyn Marcus & Lieutenant Commander T'Ponga Shemara & Lieutenant Stuart Mann

On the Bridge at 0600:

Lt. Mann was still in command as the ship sped through space at warp 8.5. The helmsman looked at the Mann,

“Sir if we don’t slow down we are going to forced too after we break the ship”

Mann was unmoved, he sat in the…

Latest Personal Logs

» after Security Shift

Posted on Thu Feb 11th, 2021 @ 5:07am by Lieutenant S'Relle

S'Relle came back to her quarters, after shift she became very tired ,and decided it was time to soak in the tub even with all her fur she needed to soak her whole body good . she was laying in water full of bubbles enjoying it the whole time. S'Relle…