Stardate 139364.5 (Wed 3 Oct 2300): Hostile Gorn and Kzin vessels have been crossing into Federation space, and the arms race between the two powers is heating up. While returning to the Merrimac from Starbase 23, a shuttle carrying Capt. Phillips and Lt. T’Maril is forced to crash-land on an uninhabited planet.
Stardate 214645.0 (Tue 13 Jan 2376): Voyager finally returns to Earth and must deal with the repercussions of the events of their six-year journey, as well as their long absence. Families are reunited, old wounds reopened, and new bonds forged.
Stardate 139244.8 (Mon 20 Aug 2300): The Merrimac, an aging Constitution-class starship, has been given a new crew and assigned to one final five-year mission: the typically dull duty of patrolling the border with the Gorn and the Kzin, just as tensions between the two neighboring races begin to rise.