December 2nd, 2007

Star Trek: Mirror Universe

In the original Star Trek series, there was episode called "Mirror, Mirror" where Kirk and a few of his command crew wound up in a mirror universe. In this universe, there was still a starship Enterprise with the same crew, but they were all evil; you could tell, because the men all had beards. There were a few Deep Space Nine episodes which followed up on this ("Crossover" in season 2, "Through the Looking Glass" in season 3, "Shattered Mirror" in season 4, "Resurrection" in season 6, and "The Emperor's New Cloak" in season 7) and two episodes of Enterprise ("In A Mirror, Darkly" parts I and II). If you've seen one of these, you've probably seen most of the others too.

There have also been various novels which were set in the mirror universe, although for various reasons they don't all fit in with each other or with the actual TV episodes. I like to think that there are several alternate universes which diverged after the original transporter accident.

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