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

» Defining the job

Mission: Welcome Aboard
Posted on Sun Jan 24th, 2021 @ 8:54am by Lieutenant Victoria Mason & Ensign S'Relle

Mason finally made her way to the security office. She wanted to ensure that her quarters were set up to her liking before she delved into her work. Because once she started, she would not stop until she knew everyone in the Department.

As she looked through the records, one…

» Welcome aboard, Admiral

Mission: Welcome Aboard
Posted on Sun Jan 24th, 2021 @ 8:50am by Vice Admiral C’Raal & Captain RS Harrison & Lieutenant Commander Emmalyn Marcus & Lieutenant Victoria Mason & Ensign S'Relle

Marcus was glad that was over. She really didn’t like anything about the whole situation and felt great relief as the security team beamed off the ship with the unconscious traitor prior to Admiral C’Raal coming aboard.

Marcus hit the comm after a brief pause but heard Admiral C’Raal finishing…

» New orders ::RE-EDIT::

Mission: Welcome Aboard
Posted on Fri Jan 15th, 2021 @ 10:00pm by Lieutenant Sumr Monshine

Starfleet Academy - 2276
Sumr sat outside the Commandant office for the 19th time? He was trouble but a tool. He was a Chameloid a race that everyone thought was a fairytale to tell their children when they went to bed. His race should shift into anything they want…

» 13 days

Mission: Welcome Aboard
Posted on Thu Jan 14th, 2021 @ 11:47am by Captain RS Harrison

First officer but recently promoted Captain Harrison, entered the briefing room in a bit of a rush to see Captain James studying a monitor.

“I hope you got to finish your rounds,” James offered.
“Probably not if I stayed five more years, sir,” Harrison managed.
James changed his tone and…

» Strange Awakening

Mission: Welcome Aboard
Posted on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 @ 5:24pm by Lieutenant Commander Emmalyn Marcus

Things had been hectic for Commander Marcus. She hadn't even time to say her to say her farewells to her last crew before her promotion to Lieutenant Commander and XO on a new ship with new crew.

Thing was she was nervous. However, she knew how to suppress nervousness like…