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"Experimentalism" (also known as Star Trek: Experimentalism) was the second long-form episode of Star Trek: Phoenix-X, taking place after Episode 17 and before Special 1 (which takes place before Episode 18). Like "The Links' Traitor", it was classified as a "chapter".


Commander Avery puts the Phoenix-X out of service and everyone is re-stationed. But with the sudden disappearance of random starships in Federation space, mystery and danger begins to bring the crew back together for one more adventure.

Memorable quotesEdit

"How do you think I feel? I'm the Captain and they haven't beamed me up yet."

Background informationEdit

  • Avery follows through with his threat to "keep an eye" on Gotens and the ship for any "slip-ups", as said in "The Tiloniam System", by finally decommissioning the Phoenix-X, and forcing everyone to be re-assigned. He would later return in Season 4's "STO Halloween".
  • The episode, "The Tiloniam System" is revisited in Experimentalism.
  • Daniel and Kugo admit that they never knew nor thought about the origins of the Transwarp drive since serving on the Phoenix-X. They would later be told of its origins at the end of the episode by Theseus.
  • Daniel and Kugo's initial encounter with the Transwarp drive would be clarified in the episode "The Tilonian System".
  • This is the first and most involved appearance of the Gordarions. Another time when their influence would make a difference would be in "Occurrence, Parts I & II". They also cause the USS Hijinx to travel to Borg-infested space in "Hijinx".

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