Project Description

To begin rebuilding a broken and war weary Federation on the verge of tearing itself apart, the battle-hardened crew of the U.S.S. Gladiator is deployed to the ravaged planet Betazed in the face of ever increasing political and social turmoil.

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The United Federation of Planets and the Romulan Star Empire are the last remaining superpowers after the devastation of the Dominion War. A cold war brews after the Romulans refuse to return liberated Federation territory. In the midst of this turmoil and uncertainty, Betazed, a world ravaged by the war, is in dire need of humanitarian aid, but with low manpower, a devastated fleet, and young officers given battlefield promotions well before their time, the Federation stands upon a razors edge to render adequate assistance.

Now, battle weary Captain Malcolm Xires and his ship, the U.S.S. Gladiator, are redeployed to Betazed to help rebuild the planet. With no support, the ship finds itself unable to contain the ever changing political and social landscape of the planet. The lack of basic necessities in the face of increasing violence and growing resentment towards Starfleet and the Federation makes the mission even more difficult. Can the crew of the Gladiator, raised in combat, serve in galaxy that no longer wants warriors? Can these jaded, young crewmen help a fracturing Federation return to its original values?


Star Trek Gladiator

Episode 1- “Pilot”

Beam down to read the direct sequel to Deep Space Nine.

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Star Trek Gladiator Pitch Bible

A series primer featuring a brief overview of the series background, concepts, style, characters, and story.

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Star Trek Gladiator Writer’s Bible

Read the writer’s bible, a document for writers of the show to understand every aspect of the series.

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Writer’s Commentary

Learn the writer’s thoughts and process for developing the Star Trek Gladiator series and pilot episode.


Written By Paul Pratt
Header Image and Logo Created by Paul Pratt
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Based on Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry
Image Credits: Euderion, Jetfreak-7, Alex Jaeger