This is the story of a hero – and a moment forever lost to history.
It is a tale of Starfleet's early days, of a time before the Star Trek we know. The story of a secret mission gone horribly wrong – and an instant in time where the galaxy stood poised on the brink of one final, destructive war. It is the story of a ship since passed on into legend, and a man we know only as the father of Starfleet's greatest captain.
His name is Kirk. Commander George Samuel Kirk. He is a warrior, born and bred to battle. Now destiny has placed the fate of a hundred innocent worlds on his shoulders.
And put the power of the greatest weapon the galaxy has ever seen in his hands....