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"Unexpected Honor" is a Star Trek Online short story by Christine Thompson appearing in Star Trek Magazine #40. It was the first in an ongoing series of short stories, based in the Star Trek Online universe, published in Star Trek Magazine, every issue, following.


Va'Kel Shon visits Data to discuss the command of the USS Enterprise, which he has been offered. Data attempts to convince Shon that Shon's tactical mindset is needed now.

Memorable quotesEdit

"I don't look at the galaxy like you do. You see experiences - I see potential threats. I'm a tactical officer, not an explorer."
Va'Kel Shon



B4DataVa'Kel Shon
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Bruce MaddoxDeanna TroiMontgomery Scott (implied)

Starships and vehiclesEdit

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USS Enterprise-EUSS Enterprise-F


EarthOxford University
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AndoriaFluidic spaceStarbase 36Starfleet AcademyVega colony

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

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Daystrom InstituteUndine task force

Other referencesEdit

Earl Grey



Published Order
Previous story:
Star Trek Online (series) Next story:


STO Unexpected Honor

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