"Shatnerverse" is an unofficial fan term for the continuity in which novels credited as written by William Shatner take place. These novels include:
- The Ashes of Eden
- The Return
- Dark Victory
- Captain's Peril
- Captain's Blood
- Captain's Glory
In this continuity, James T. Kirk was restored to life following his "death" in 2371, and went on to adventures involving former crewmates from the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) as well as prominent 24th century figures.
Shatnerverse in fandomEdit
In Star Trek: Prometheus all of the "Shatnerverse" novels are accepted as canon. Minor inconsistencies including, but not limited to, a Vulcan resistance which is separate from the Terran rebellion/resistance, are viewed as "typos". In Defenders of the Federation it is assumed that the Vulcan resistance is actually the Terran rebellion, which was named for the species who originated it (from the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance's view) and in honor of the Terran Empire (the rebellion's view).
The fan fiction series Star Trek: Pendragon accepts the first four Shatner/Reeves-Stevens novels as part of its continuity. The Pendragon staff have gone on record as feeling that Dark Victory's substandard writing and the untenable changes to the nature of the Trek universe shown in Preserver place them outside of continuity. In Pendragon continuity, the resolution of the conflict begun in Spectre remains unknown (as yet). The Captain's trilogy is simply ignored.
In "Displacement Syndrome", Cell and Seifer visit this universe and meet James T. Kirk. According to this alternate universe Kirk, he decides to name the universe after an Ensign Shatnerve, who brings him coffee every morning.
William Raymer's storiesEdit
Harry Potter and the Return of James T. Kirk, Harry Potter and the Fountain of Possibilities and Star Trek: Omega Force all recognize the first five Shatnerverse novels (The Ashes of Eden to Dark Victory) as part of their collective continuity.
Certain portions of the post-Dark Victory Shatnerverse novels (yet to be determined by William Raymer) are also so recognized.