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Switcheroo Series FAQ

How did the Switcheroo Series come about?

It all started as a Star Trek Enterprise writing challenge posed by a friend. The challenge was to write a story where the senior staff was in different jobs, but to keep their relationships and personalities reasonably intact. I put Hoshi Sato and Travis Mayweather (the two lowest-ranking officers in the “Real Universe”) as captain and first/science officer, respectively.

Was it difficult to reassign roles?

Jon Archer was the easiest to “reassign”...I always pictured him as more of a diplomat and wanting to know other races and cultures. The others were more took some shuffling around, but I put them in their present AU positions. I was at a loss as to where to put Malcolm, since Trip was the Armory officer in this AU. Then a friend and I got into a discussion about whether or not Malcolm was “too sensitive” to be an Armory Officer in the Real Universe. That sparked an idea, and I made him the Chief Medical Officer.

What was the first Switcheroo story?

The initial story was Captain Sato's Enterprise, which introduced the crew in their new roles. Each chapter is told from the viewpoint of a different person. At this point, I wasn't planning on making it a series, so there were significant differences in the original fanfic. Then I wrote Whips, Chains and Plomeek Soup, which was a direct continuation from CSE. I'm planning on rewriting WCPS to fit the new continuity.

Why did you continue this AU (alternate universe?)

Why not?

Well, I was a latecomer to Star Trek Enterprise (didn't see it on its first network run), but once I saw the series, I was hooked. There were many things I liked about the series, but other things I definitely disliked. I knew STE was supposed to be a prequel to the Star Trek the Federation was supposed to have come about. I thought I could do that in this particular boldly go where no man (woman, beagle and Pyrithian bat) have gone before.

This series was almost completely scuttled at one point, thanks to some trolling. I removed the entire series from ff. net, reworked it, and put some of the series back on New stories will be put here on this site.

Which actors/actresses do you imagine in these roles?

Many writers I know will visualize a certain actor/actress in a role to get a better grip on the character. I'm one that doesn't usually do that. If I did, I'd still see Connor Trineer, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock and Scott Bakula in their original roles with little change. For Malcolm, I still see Dominic Keating, but with the beard he wore in the episode “Twilight”. As for the characters of Captain Sato and Commander Mayweather, they need to be older than Linda Park and Anthony Montgomery. Maybe Michelle Yeoh and Denzel Washington? Shrugs Any suggestions are welcome.

Any long-term plans for this series?

Eventually, I'd like this crew to explore the universe, discover new planets and meet new cultures. The original premise of Star Trek Enterprise was to show the establishment of the Federation and I want to show that. If this series goes on long enough, I might even write about the Romulan War in this AU.

Is there any particular order to read the series?

If you want a bit of background, read Captain Sato's Enterprise. But the series itself begins with May the Wind be at our Backs. The listing of stories is in chronological order, with longer stories interspersed with shorter, one-shot “interludes” that happen between the stories. You can read them out of order, but there may be some details that might not make sense until you read the earlier ones.

The art?

I have a Star Trek Art Blog, The USS Sarasvati. It includes my drawings and sketches from various Star Treks (Enterprise, TNG, DS9, and soon Voyager and the 2009 Movie Reboot). It also includes the Mirror Universe (Most ENT-era), so I wanted to include my AU drawings too. The Switcheroo art is also included in this blog.

Is this series open? Are you open to ideas?

The series right now is a closed one, though I'm open to ideas and collaborations. Artwork is also encouraged. Let me know at if you have any ideas or suggestions.

Enjoy reading the series!

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Updated 10/12/2011
includes current rewrites

Story Codes
MWBB=May the Wind be at Our Backs
MUS-= Musica
ET=Empathic Tendencies
TBE=The Batty Engineer
TLOE=The Logic of Emotion
DoA=Day of Atonement
DBMC= A Dog and A Bat Meet in a Corridor
LFH= Letters from Home
WHR=What Happens on Risa...
LAMP=Logic Applies in a Mud Pit
DNO=Do No Harm

Known First Names in parenthesis

Command Crew

Captain Hoshi Noriko Sato, CO 

Commander Travis Mayweather, First Officer and Science Officer

Commander Phlox, Chief Engineer

Lt. Commander Charles “Trip” Tucker, Armory Officer

Lt. Commander Jonathan Archer, Communications Officer, Resident Diplomat

Lt. T’Pol, Helm/Navigation Officer

[Commander, Medical Division] Dr. Malcolm Reed, Chief Medical Officer


VSA=Vulcan Science Academy, Shi’Kahr, Vulcan
VMA=Vulcan Medical Academy, Shi’Kahr Vulcan
V'SHAR=Vulcan Security
VSSOM=Vulcan Space and Ship Operations Ministry 

Military )



V'Shar )


Betazoids )

Altarrans )

Klingons )

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Disclaimer: Don't own 'em. Don't make money off 'em.

Notes: R/S and TnT

This is an immediate sequel to “Captain Sato’s Enterprise”. Read that fic first to understand what’s going on. . T’Pol’s relationship with the Vulcan High Command is’s not how it is in the “real” universe.

Rating: PG

Archive?: Just let me know first. Thanks!

Chapter One )
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The senior staff deals with a disciplinary issue. T'Pol attends an interesting dinner in the Captain's Mess with Hoshi and Trip.

Chapter Two )
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Odd incidents begin to occur on board Enterprise. Hoshi and the Away Team participate in a Luran party...and must adjust when the High Chieftain changes the rules.

Chapter Four )
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Travis and Liz find clues to what's happening on board the ship. T'Pol does some soul-searching, while Malcolm finds himself in an awkward situation. Jon has an unusually candid talk with the Luran High Chieftain.

Chapter Five )
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Notes: This was the original response to a “Switcheroo” challenge from a friend. Write a “Day in the Life” story on the ship, but switch the crew around so they’re doing another job. The challenge is to keep their personalities and/or relationships relatively intact during the Switcheroo. Each chapter is told from the POV of a member of the “changed” crew.

This has been modified to reflect the current AU Switcheroo timeline. It comes after "Logic Applies in a Mud Pit".
Rating: T/PG
Spoilers: None
Pairings: R/S and TnT
Archive?: Sure, but let me know first, please. Thanks!
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Trip and T'Pol are stuck together in a mud pit. A rather strange conversation ensues.

TnT, and this story is mostly dialogue, except near the end.

Logic Applies in a Mud Pit )
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The E Crew has shore leave on Risa. Certain members of the crew run into mishap and mayhem.

Rating T

Chapter One )
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Jonathan Archer hand-delivers messages from Echo One. Certain people have good news from home; others do not.

Letters from Home )
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Notes: #7 in the AU Switcheroo series. Sorry for the long delay, but real life's been complicated for me lately.

Readers might see some familiar scenes based on ENT episodes in the “real universe”. Do you know where they're from? Something has affected Hoshi, and the crew must figure out how to save her.

Please R&R.

Rating: T

Chapter One )
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The mystery deepens as the Away Team find suspicious clues.

Rating: T

Chapter Two )


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