THE WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE
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AN OVERVIEW OF KEY EVENTS IN THE WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE APPEARS IN BLACK TEXT - not intended as an all-inclusive history - for complete information refer to:
Philip José Farmer's Tarzan Alive, Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life, and The Other Log of Phileas Fogg
William S. Baring-Gould's Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street and Nero Wolfe of West 35th Street
Professor H.W. Starr's articles A Submersible Subterfuge, or, Proof Impositive and A Case of Identity, or, The Adventure of the Seven Claytons (both articles included as addenda to Farmer's The Other Log of Phileas Fogg and Tarzan Alive, respectively)
Rick Lai's article The Secret History of Captain Nemo, Pulp Vault number 11, Tattered Pages Press
Peter Cannon's The Chronology Out of Time: Dates in the Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, Necronomicon Press, 1997
Daniel Harms' The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana, 2nd ed., Chaosium Books, 1998 (including the Timeline of the Cthulhu Mythos by Shannon Appel)
Chris Jarocha-Ernst's A Cthulhu Mythos Bibliography & Concordance, Armitage House, 1999
other works cited on these pages
FBI Agent Fox Mulder, after "returning from the dead," reveals that he feels "like Austin Powers." The Lone Gunmen also appear.
This episode of The X-Files solidifies the presence of Austin Powers in the Newtonverse.
A Chronicle staffer breaks a story about an invisible man who works as a secret agent for the U.S. government. Apparently a synthetic gland is implanted in the agent's brain, which makes "silver shiny stuff" come out of his pores, which bends light. However, the story is killed because no one believes that an invisible man would work for the government.
This 2002 episode of The Chronicle confirms that it takes place in the same universe as The Invisible Man (featuring agent Darien Fawkes).
The original Frankenstein Monster, along with scientist Burt Winslow, and Winslow's fiancée Lynn Powell, are swept through space, and also probably time, to the land in South America known as The Lost World, which was once visited by Professor Challenger. While in the Lost World, Burt and Lynn encounter another stranded survivor from civilization, Professor Marvin Sara of the Marshall Natural History Museum.
Sixth in Donald's F. Glut's series of novels, The New Adventures of Frankenstein, published by Dennis Druktenis Publishing, May 2002. Please read Chuck Loridans' Children of the Night for more information on Frankenstein. This Lost World may be further in the past than that visited by Challenger and company, as it appears to contain many primitive species from throughout history, including dinosaurs, Neandertals and relatives of the giant ape known as Kong. The exploits of Professor Challenger, a Wold Newton Family member, were recorded by Ned Malone, and edited by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Marshall Natural History Museum is also referenced in Donald Glut's film The Mummy's Kiss; the exact reference is here (note also the reference to Dr. Adam Spektor and Stephen Banning). Marshall Natural History Museum may also be related to Indiana Jones' Marshall College.
The Chronicle reporters go up against a mad scientist, Dr. Harcourt Fenton, who has performed strange, Doctor Moreau-like experiments upon humans and animals.
2002 episode of The Chronicle. Doctor Harcourt Fenton is undoubtedly an ancestor of 23rd Century con man Harcourt Fenton Mudd, who was seen in various episodes of the original and animated Star Trek television programs.
The officers of the Chicago Police Department's super-secret division, "Special Unit 2," take the case of an apparently normal housewife accused of robbing a convenience store in her sleep. Among the various items that the woman stole is a pack of Morley cigarettes.
Episode of the television program Special Unit 2. Morley cigarettes were the brand of choice of the Cigarette Smoking Man on The X-Files. Information about the founder of Morley cigarettes can be found in The Amazing Lanes.
Relic Hunter Sydney Fox and her crew locate and salvage the booty from the legendary Treasure Island. Jim Hawkins told the tale to author Robert Louis Stevenson, and the events were then fictionalized by setting them in the South Seas instead of the Caribbean.
2001 episode of Relic Hunter.
Watching Vampirella go into action, a government agent assigned to investigate and deal with occult incidents says, "Man, this babe makes Lara Croft look like Betty Boop."
Issue numbers 4-6 of the Vampirella ongoing series by John Smith and Mike Mayhew, Harris Comics, 2002. Given Lara Croft's involvement in difficult-to-explain activities, it is not unreasonable that this government agent would know who Lara Croft is. Vampi also teases the government agents, referring to their "black magic James Bond cover story." However, given that by 2001, Bond is much more well-known as a fictional movie figure than a real person (see The James Bond Chronology and Genealogy), it is doubtful that Vampi knows the real Bond. As with Popeye, it is currently unknown whether Betty Boop is a real person in the Wold Newton Universe or not.
Dr. Hereford Ross and his assistant, Butch, secretly launch their civilian rocket ship and travel to the Moon, although U.S. government Men and Women in Black do attempt to stop the liftoff. On the Moon, Ross and Butch discover an underground cavern and a dying lost race of humans. The humans' ancestors were forced to flee Earth 13,000 years ago after losing a war. Over time, the men devolved and became much more brutish, while the women grew softer and more voluptuous. The leader of the man-brutes, Mogoth, challenges Butch with the cry, "Kreegh-a! Mogoth bundolo!" Later on, Mogoth swears by "Grakoom."
Story and art by Don Marquez in Don Marquez's Fantastic Stories, issue number two, Amryl Entertainment, 2002. My theory is that the ancient ancestors of the Lunarians had met ancient Mangani and adopted some of their language. Grakoom appeared in Grakoom...The Forgotten God! (Fantastic Stories number one), thus placing the events of that tale in the Wold Newton Universe.
While investigating a haunted mansion, Vampirella connects with past events of ritual murder, in which the names Azathoth and Gnopf-Hek, among others, are invoked.
Issue numbers 7-10 of the Vampirella ongoing series by John Smith and Dawn Brown, Harris Comics, 2002. Azathoth is the Outer God of Chaos in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos tales. "Gnopf-Hek" is likely a reference to either Gnoph-Keh or the Gnophkehs, also referred to in the Mythos stories. It should be noted that there is also a Pantha backup story in these issues of Vampirella. Pantha is a major character in the Vampirella universe, has crossed-over with Vampirella on many occasions, and therefore has her own listing on the Character page. Vampirella's promotional crossovers with characters from other publishers will be taken on a case-by-case basis to ensure that they fit into continuity.
FBI Special Agent John Doggett, after a reference to "ectoplasm," makes a snide remark about the Ghostbusters.
2001 episode of The X-Files.
2002 - The events of Austin Powers in Goldmember, in which it is revealed that Austin Powers and Dr. Evil are brothers, both the sons of former British agent Nigel Powers.
The future is uncertain. There are many possible alternate futures which have connections to the Newtonverse.
Although I have chosen to list the Star Trek connections in the Chronology, there are other alternate futures, including:
Doc Savage references in James Axler's Outlanders series
Sherlock Holmes references in Poul Anderson's Time Patrol series
and the alternate future of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Moon series,
any one of which can be said to be a possible alternate outcome of the Wold Newton Universe.
For an article on the concept of divergent timelines and alternate universes, please click here.
March-May 2004 - The events of Godzilla vs. the Robot Monsters by Marc Cerasini.
2010 - The events of Knight Rider 2010.
2016 - Upon the death of his father, Kit Walker takes over as the 23rd Phantom.
2020 - Colonel Shaun Geoffrey Christopher, son of Air Force Captain John Christopher, and grandson of Jimmy Christopher (Operator #5), heads the first manned Earth-Saturn-Titan probe (Star Trek episode Tomorrow Is Yesterday).
2020-2022 - Planetary Baseball League legend Buck Bokai plays for two seasons with the Gotham City Bats (information from a baseball trading card, as seen in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode If Wishes Were Horses).
2022 - Birth of Kit Walker, the 24th Phantom.
2024 - Death of the 23rd Phantom in the Great Train Wreck, a toxic disaster in Metropia (New York City). He leaves a two-year-old son, who is unaware of the Phantom legacy.
Investigator Jerome Rhodes and Geneviève Dieudonné appear in the penultimate chapter of Seven Stars.
The action concludes in 2026 with the next entry, Seven Stars Episode Seven: The Duel of Seven Stars.
Jerome Rhodes, Geneviève Dieudonné, Edwin Winthrop, and Pai-net'em are all brought together to confront the mystery of the jewel of Seven Stars.
Final chapter of Kim Newman's Seven Stars.
2040 - Kit Walker becomes the 24th Phantom and operates for several years (Phantom 2040 animated television series). His great great aunt Heloise, 94 years old, is the daughter of the 20th Phantom. In the episode Down the Line, Kit receives a message from the Phantom of 2157.
In this tale of the 24th Phantom, Guran, speaking to Kit about a crimelord named Gordo, says "...and she will spread her tentacles world wide, like Hanoi Xan before her...."
Two-part episode of television program Phantom 2040. Hanoi Xan was the arch-nemesis of adventurer Buckaroo Banzai. Of Hanoi Xan and Hanoi Shan , Matthew Baugh writes:
Hanoi Shan, described in H. Ashton-Wolfe's "Warped in the Making: Crimes of Love and Hate" is, according to Farmer, an earlier identity of the man we know as Fu Manchu. [See The Fu Manchu Chronology.]
Could Fu Manchu/Hanoi Shan and Hanoi Xan be one and the same? There are a couple of reasons it doesn't quite work. The first is that the personalities of the two characters are rather different. Xan is a demented sadist who delights in calling himself "evil" while Fu Manchu sees himself as the benefactor of humanity and has a strangely noble character.
More telling though is ancestry. Fu Manchu is (as his nom-de-guerre indicates) a Manchu. The manchus were a Northern peoples who conquered China and ruled for several centuries as the Ch'ing dynasty. They knew that China had a long history of absorbing her conquerors and, to prevent this, they were very strict about preventing intermarriage with the Chinese. The rank of mandarin (which Fu held) was only open to pure blood Manchus.
Xan on the other hand was a pure-blooded Mongol and boasted of being a direct descendant of Genghis Khan. With this "foreign taint" he would never have gotten very far with the racial politic of Ch'ing China.
2050s - World War III (Star Trek: First Contact).
April 5, 2063 - Scientist Zephram Cochrane achieves humanity's first manned faster-than-light flight on the spacecraft Phoenix (Metamorphosis, Star Trek: First Contact). Immediately thereafter, the Vulcans make first contact with the human race and Earth enters the interstellar community. Although this event is generally thought of as the first human-alien contact, in truth it is only the first widely known and publicized incident of its kind, that is not subject to a massive governmental cover-up or disinformation campaign. The intervention of the U.S.S. Enterprise-E in the Borg plan to prevent the birth of the Federation by halting Cochrane's flight is also a pivotal event leading to the creation of at least one of the Mirror Universes (see Preserver).
The main character, John Gribardsun (aka Tarzan), travels back in time from the year 2070 to 12,000 BCE. He then lives a full life for 14,000 years until at least the year 2140, when he and his wife Jane depart in a spaceship bound for the star Capella.
This novel by Philip José Farmer shows one possible alternate future of the Wold Newton Universe and Tarzan, who is never actually named as such in the novel. Although technically not a crossover novel, it does connect with Farmer's Opar novels, which take place in 10,000 BCE.
Having helped to clean up Earth, the long-lived Ralph von Wau Wau leaves for Arcturus XIII. It is also mentioned that A Fat, Ralph's arch-enemy, is just as hard to kill as Fu Manchu or Sherlock Holmes.
The 21st and final Ralph von Wau Wau novel by Jonathan Swift Somers III. Somers may have access to the same source of future events as Philip José Farmer and Kilgore Trout. See Art Bollmann's The Curious Case of the Farmer's Daughter for more information.
2071 - After sleeping in suspended animation for almost a century, Jean Rogers wakes up to a brand new world (Just Imagine Jeanie by Forrest J. Ackerman).
2080 - The saga of the Reid and Kato families continues in the Green Hornet comics mini-series Dark Tomorrow.
2111 - Birth of Jonathan Archer, captain of the Enterprise, NX-01.
2140 - Tarzan and Jane depart for Capella in a cryogenic sleeper ship (Time's Last Gift). The crew and passengers intending to colonize Capella are part of an anti-tech movement and therefore choose not to utilize faster-than-light technology to achieve their destination.
2145 - Human beings make first contact with the Hoka of Toka (Earthman's Burden).
2151 - After a breakthrough in warp propulsion, the first true starship, the Enterprise, NX-01, is launched from Earth, commanded by Captain Jonathan Archer. Archer is undoubtedly a descendant of the Rutherford/Challenger/Archer lineage.
2157 - There is still a Phantom active during this time period (Phantom 2040: Down the Line).
2161 - The United Federation of Planets is incorporated.
2175-2186 - Ensign Alexander B. Jones of the HMS Draco, Terrestrial Interstellar Survey Service, crash lands on the planet Toka, home planet of the Hokas (the events of Earthman's Burden, as told by Poul Anderson & Gordon R. Dickson). The TISS is a fleet of Earth ships, unconnected to the newly created UFP Starfleet. Since Toka was contacted by Earth ships before the incorporation of the UFP, the Prime Directive of non-interference does not apply to Toka. Therefore, upon re-establishing contact with Earth, Ensign Jones is attached to the Interbeing League, a branch of the UFP specifically established to deal with civilizations and cultures which were subject to pre-Prime Directive contact with humanity. At the conclusion of these events, the Hokas are petitioning for the right to travel off planet; hence, their appearance in a Starbase bar approximately 100 years later (see Ishmael).
2230 - Birth of Spock of Vulcan, son of Sarek of Vulcan and Amanda Grayson of Earth. Spock can trace his human lineage to Sherlock Holmes, thus placing him in the Wold Newton family. Spock is also descended from the Stemples of Seattle, and is probably also related to Richard Grayson (Robin, and later, the second Batman).
2233 - Captain James Tiberius Kirk is born in Riverside, Iowa.
The X-Men travel from their universe to The Wold Newton Universe and meet Captain Kirk and crew aboard the Starship Enterprise, NCC 1701.
One-shot from Marvel Comics. The X-Men's universe is The Marvel Comics Universe. See also Alternate Universes. The adventure takes place during Kirk's first five-year mission aboard the Enterprise.
The Enterprise encounters a malevolent energy life-form known as Redjac which has inhabited the bodies of many serial killers over the centuries, including the 19th Century London murderer known as Jack the Ripper.
Episode of the original Star Trek television series. Although Sherlock Holmes, in 1888, and Ellery Queen, in 1966, both worked on the Ripper case, neither could have known that the culprit whom they identified as the Ripper was possessed by an evil energy being. Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln also encountered the evil being in 1974 Moscow.
Commander Spock and Lieutenants Sulu and Uhura of the U.S.S. Enterprise run afoul of the Kzin during a mission to deliver a great archaeological find, a Slaver stasis box, to Starbase 25.
Slaver Weapon is one the the better animated Star Trek episodes, and Alan Dean Foster's expansion on it to novel size in Star Trek: Log 10 is also well done. One can tell from my STAR TREK Timeline that I do consider the animated series as "canonical," despite Gene Roddenberry's disavowal. While this story would appear to bring Larry Niven's Kzin and Known Space stories into the Newtonverse, the Kzin shown in this episode are like the Predators in Tarzan vs. Predator at the Earth's Core: as with humanity, other sentient races can have parallels in various universes. For an informative article on this topic, please see Allyn Gibson's The Kzin Question: Reconciling the Kzin with the Modern Star Trek Universe.
Spock is transported back in time to Earth of the year 1867, where he encounters a mélange of Western figures, including Paladin, Aaron Stemple, and the Cartwrights. The tall, curly-haired space tramp seen in a Starbase bar by Kirk, Spock and Uhura is likely none other than the time-and-dimension-traveling Doctor Who. A pair of Hokas are also seen in the Starbase bar. Aaron Stemple is also revealed to be an ancestor of Spock's human mother, Amanda Stemple Grayson. There is also a a reference to the Hong Kong-based company, Struan and Sons.
It has already been established that Doctor Who visits The Wold Newton Universe. The Hokas are from Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson's two books, Earthman's Burden and Hoka!, about incredibly imitative fuzzy teddy bear aliens who love to play make-believe and recreate Earth history; (one of the stories is "The Adventure of the Misplaced Hound," a Holmes pastiche). All the Hoka stories have recently been collected in the volumes Hoka! Hoka! Hoka! and Hokas Pokas! Aaron Stemple is from the television program Here Come the Brides. Paladin is from the show Have Gun, Will Travel, and, of course, the Cartwrights appeared on Bonanza. Struan and Sons is featured in James Clavell's "Asian Saga", consisting of the novels Shogun, Tai-Pan, Gai-Jin, King Rat, Noble House, Whirlwind, and Escape. Please see the TV Crossovers page for the wide variety of western television crossovers to which this novel by Barbara Hambly leads.
Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln travel from the year 1969 to the 23rd century and again encounter Captain Kirk and his crew. Seven and Lincoln, in their time together in the 1960s, have met or have knowledge of the following: The Avengers; U.N.C.L.E. agent April Dancer; the Questor android; reporter Carl Kolchak; the Impossible Missions Forces; James Bond; The Prisoner; the events of The Andromeda Strain, and Dr. Evil, arch-nemesis of secret agent Austin Powers.
This Star Trek novel by Greg Cox was published by Pocket Books in 1998 and brings the television series The Questor Tapes, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Mission: Impossible, The Prisoner and the feature film Austin Powers, as well as the book and film The Andromeda Strain, into the fold. Of course, the Avengers, U.N.C.L.E. and James Bond are already mainstays of the Newtonverse. Click here for an in-depth article on the inclusion of Star Trek in the Wold Newton Universe. And see Mark Dawidziak's The Night Stalker Companion: A 25th Anniversary Tribute, Pomegranate Press, 1997, for a great guide to all things Kolchak.
Among the Starfleet ships that greet the Enterprise upon her return from testing a revolutionary new drive system, are the cutter Ransom and the cruiser Malacandra.
A Star Trek novel by Diane Duane, Pocket Books, 1983. Is it possible that the cutter is named after the eminent 20th Century philologist, Dr. Elwin Ransom? The other cutters listed are named for explorers, making it more likely that this ship is named after early interplanetary explorer Ransom. That the cutter is named after Dr. Ransom seems to be confirmed by the naming of the cruiser Malacandra. Malacandra is the native name for the planet that Ransom visited, which appeared to be Mars. Perhaps Malacandra is the Mars of a parallel universe. If so, a mystery remains as to how to reconcile Malacandra with other alternate/parallel Martian planets visited by other denizens of the Wold Newton Universe, such as John Carter's Barsoom. Dr. Ransom appeared in the Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength.
The date for The Wounded Sky is derived from my own STAR TREK Annotated Timeline and Reference Table. It should also be noted that other starship names in the novel are the Rodger Young (this may be a reference to Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers, but Rodger Young was also a real person, as seen here and here) and Eilonwy (Princess Eilonwy is a character in Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain, a fantasy series).
Admiral Kirk and the crew of the late Starship Enterprise, now serving temporarily aboard the U.S.S. Excelsior, NX 2000, again cross swords with the malevolent Redjac entity, aka Jack the Ripper.
A sequel to the original series episode Wolf in the Fold, found in issues 22 and 23 of DC Comics' Star Trek, volume 1, published in 1986. The story is set in a brief period between Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, during which Kirk and the crew, except for Spock, are testing the new Excelsior on shakedown cruises.
Captain Spock, who is half-human, makes a statement implying that he is a descendant of Wold Newton family member Sherlock Holmes. Also, the dedication plaque on the starship U.S.S. Excelsior, NCC 2000, commanded by Captain Hikaru Sulu, reads, "No matter where you go, there you are."
1991 feature film. Click here for an in-depth article on the inclusion of Star Trek in the Wold Newton Universe. The dedication plaque is a sure indication that either Dr. Buckaroo Banzai has somehow survived to the late 23rd century and has contributed design specs to Starfleet (most likely in the field of warp propulsion), or else one of his descendants carries on the tradition. The story takes place during the final year of Kirk's command of the U.S.S. Enterprise, NCC 1701-A.
2305 - Captain Jean-Luc Picard is born in Labarre, France.
One of the amphishuttles on the U.S.S. Hermes, a science vessel commanded by Captain Nyota Uhura, is called the Nautilus.
A Star Trek short story by Peg Robinson in the anthology Strange New Worlds II. An amphishuttle is similar to the aquashuttle seen in the animated Star Trek episode The Ambergris Element. The amphishuttle Nautilus is named after the advanced submarine that was commanded by Captain Nemo in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, as documented by Jules Verne.
2332 - Birth of Captain Benjamin Lafayette Sisko in New Orleans.
2335 - Captain Kathryn Janeway is born in Indiana.
Xenexian warrior M'k'n'zy of Calhoun wanders into the Captain's Table bar and has a run-in with the bragging Roman soldier, Captain Miles Gloriosus. All those who enter the Captain's Table must pay for their visit with a story, and when, in 2373, Captain MacKenzie Calhoun of the U.S.S. Excalibur pays his second visit, he recounts a tale which lead to his entry into Starfleet Intelligence in 2367.
This Star Trek: New Frontier novel by Peter David, Pocket Books, 1998, brings the events of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum into the Newtonverse. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is based on the plays Miles Gloriosus, Pseudolus, and Mostellaria by Plautus (251-183 B.C.).
The status monitor in the shuttle bay of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D lists one of the shuttles as the Indiana Jones.
Although the shuttle bay was seen in many episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, this was the first, and thus is listed for that reason. Indiana Jones was a prominent archaeologist in the 20th century.
While Picard is searching for information on colony ships launched in the early 22nd century, the results set on his screen displays information on the S.S. Buckaroo Banzai, captained by John Worfin. Its mission is listed as Planet 10, Dimension 8. The ship on which Picard is looking for data is the colony ship S.S. Mariposa, launched in 2123. It's a DY-500 class ship, which probably makes it quite old at time of launch. (Khan Noonien Singh's ship, launched in 1996, was a DY-100 class ship called the S.S. Botany Bay.) Interestingly, the Mariposa is powered by yoyodyne pulse fusion.
Second season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The ship Buckaroo Banzai; the name John Worfin; Planet 10, Dimension 8; and the name "yoyodyne," all confirm that the events of the feature film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai exist in the history of the Star Trek universe.
Samuel Clemens is accidentally transported to the U.S.S. Enterprise, NCC 1701-D, commanded by Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Clemens is quickly returned to San Francisco in the the year 1893.
Clemens ("Mark Twain") also met The Lone Ranger and Tonto back in 1880. He would go on to solve a baffling mystery, with the assistance of Scotland Yard's Inspector Lestrade, in 1896.
Deep Space Nine station Commander Ben Sisko owns a trading card of baseball legend Buck Bokai, who played for the Gotham City Bats in the early 21st Century.
Episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Gotham City was the home base of several generations of renowned heroes who fought crime as The Batman.
Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-D face the malicious Redjac entity, last seen in 2285. Redjac takes over the Holodeck and takes on the form of one of its most famous vessels of murder, Jack the Ripper, complete with the Victorian London setting. Redjac casts Doctor Crusher and Commander Troi as helpless victims, and casts Data as his old nemesis, Sherlock Holmes. Eventually, the Enterprise crewmates manage to contain Redjac, but only time will tell if Redjac will strike again.
Star Trek: The Next Generation one-shot comic by Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski, Dave Hoover, Troy Hubbs, and Jason Martin. Wildstorm Comics, 2000.
Captain Kathryn Janeway and the crew of the Starship U.S.S. Voyager discover aviatrix Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, who both disappeared without a trace in 1937, in cryostasis on a planet on the other side of the galaxy.
Episode of the Star Trek: Voyager television series. Both Indiana Jones and The Shadow met Earhart in the 1930s. However, given the other possible solutions to the Earhart mystery in the Wold Newton Universe, it is most likely that Earhart and the others from The 37s were transporter duplicates of the original people. Transporter duplicates have been seen before in Star Trek (with varying degrees of accuracy in the copies, ranging from the original series episode The Enemy Within to The Next Generation episode Second Chances). Surely a race capable of transporting a group of humans across the galaxy to the Delta Quadrant could achieve transporter duplication. Click here for an in-depth article on the inclusion of Star Trek in the Wold Newton Universe.
The U.S.S. Voyager encounters and is nearly destroyed by malevolent entities in the Delta Quadrant.
Short story by Craig D.B. Patton in the Strange New Worlds collection, Pocket Books, 1998. The Monthuglu entities are reminiscent of Cthulhuoid horrors and the adventure is included here on that basis.
One of the ships defending Section 001 against the Borg incursion is the Starship U.S.S. Thunderchild, NCC 63549.
1996 feature film. The Starship Thunderchild is named after H.M.S. Thunderchild, which valiantly defended Great Britain against the Martian Invasion of 1898, as told in H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds.
By the late 20th Century, the truth about the Martian Invasion had been successfully covered up and the historical document, The War of the Worlds, was viewed as an interesting piece of fiction. Those who considered themselves to be rational and scientific refused to believe, without substantial scientific proof, that alien life-forms had visited Earth. However, by the late 24th Century, pre-2063 visitations to Earth by extra-terrestrials (including the 1898 Invasion) were an established fact.
In attempting to return to the 24th Century from the year 2063 (just after the events of Star Trek: First Contact), the U.S.S. Enterprise, NCC 1701-E, is accidentally thrown into the 1990s of an alternate universe, that containing the mutant X-Men.
One-shot from Marvel Comics. The alternate universe is The Marvel Comics Universe.
Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-E again encounter The X-Men, residents of an alternate universe.
Novel by Michael Jan Friedman, Pocket Books, 1998. It is clearly stated that the Marvel Comics Universe is an alternate universe to the Star Trek Universe.
Jadzia Dax makes a statement indicating that pre-First Contact Earth was subject to numerous visits by the Retuculii, for the purposes of conducting genetic sampling on humans; the wiping of the memories of the human test subjects lead to "Missing Time Syndrome."
Book One of the Millennium trilogy (a Deep Space Nine trilogy) by Judith Reeves-Stevens and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Pocket Books, 2000. Dax's reference, in conjunction with the reference to the Reticulans in the novel Preserver, is enough to at least postulate that the events of The X-Files take place in the Wold Newton Universe.
Commander Elias Vaughn's last assignment was on the U.S.S. Nautilus.
A Star Trek: The Next Generation novel by Charlotte Douglas and Susan Kearney, Pocket Books, 2002. The Nautilus is named after the amazing submarine that was commanded by Captain Nemo in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, as told by Jules Verne.
Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Scott team with Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-E. In the course of their battle with Tiberius (James Kirk) of the Mirror Universe, they discover that a vast conspiracy and that the history of the Federation has been manipulated by the beings known as the Preservers. Kirk also mentions the frequent visitations to Earth in the late 20th Century by interfering extraterrestrials, whom he refers to as the "Reticulans," and during the discussion regarding the conspiracy, Kirk and Picard conclude that the best course of action is to, "Trust no one." Finally, the Vulcan psychohistorian, T'Serl, also states that once the impossible is eliminated, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth; she cites the originator of said statement as an ancestor.
Novel by William Shatner, with Judith Reeves-Stevens and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Pocket Books, 2000. The implied link to the events of The X-Files, while not conclusive, is too provocative to ignore. T'Serl, like Spock, must also have some human blood, although her line of descent from Holmes is probably different than Spock's. Click here for an in-depth article on the inclusion of Star Trek in the Wold Newton Universe.
The dedication plaque from the 29th Century Timeship Relativity reads: "The only reason for time is so everything doesn't happen at once." The Relativity is a Wells-class Timeship.
This episode of Star Trek: Voyager confirms that the events of the feature film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai are part of the Star Trek universe, and thus the Wold Newton Universe. The Wells class of Timeships is named after legendary writer H.G. Wells, who documented several real historical events in the Wold Newton Universe under such titles as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and The Island of Dr. Moreau.
The head of the Starfleet Department for Temporally Displaced Officers is Admiral Gulliver.
Star Trek: New Frontier novel by Peter David, Pocket Books, 2001. Admiral Gulliver must be a distant descendant of Lemuel Gulliver.
One of Simon Wagstaff's favorite authors is Jonathan Swift Somers III, who wrote epic biographies of the talking canine detective, Ralph von Wau Wau. Simon also discusses the creation of Dr. Victor Frankenstein's monster as a real historical event, and compares the film version of those events.
Novel by Kilgore Trout, Dell Books, 1974. Trout is also a Wold Newton Family member and was first brought to the world's attention in several books by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., such as God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; Slaughterhouse-Five; and Breakfast of Champions. It is unclear how Mr. Trout gained knowledge of the future, but perhaps he had the same connections that Philip José Farmer had, as described in Art Bollmann's The Curious Case of the Farmer's Daughter.
c. 20,000 - Ishmael (from Herman Melville's Moby Dick) is transported 20,000 years into the future, where he encounters a world of flying ships and flying whales, as told by Philip José Farmer. Presumably Ishmael was transported back into the past, where in the 1890s served on Captain Nemo's Nautilus, as told in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.