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Series: Starfleet Corps of Engineers
Author(s): Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
Publication information
Published: Paperback - March 2004
Pages: 336
ISBN: ISBN 0743483006


Introduction (blurb)


In the twenty-fourth century, the U.S.S. da Vinci and its S.C.E. team led by Commander Sonya Gomez roam the galaxy, solving the technical problems of the universe in a state-of-the-art ship. But the road to the da Vinci was a difficult one, as the S.C.E. had to go through its share of growing pains back in the twenty-third century....

Book One

One hundred and twelve years before the heyday of the da Vinci, Montgomery Scott took an assignment to the Romulan Neutral Zone to work alongside the crew of the U.S.S. Lovell and her staff from the Starfleet Corps of Engineers. But this S.C.E. is much different from the modern version -- a down-and-dirty team of technicians given the worst jobs in the fleet. When the repair of one of the Neutral Zone outposts goes horribly wrong, Scotty and the nascent S.C.E. team must work together to keep the outpost in one piece....

Book Two

Over a century before the days of the da Vinci, the Starship Enterprise encountered -- and deactivated -- a world-running computer called Landru on Beta III. In the aftermath of the incident, a team of engineers, led by Montgomery Scott, is tasked with getting Beta III back on its feet. But even in "death," Landru's influence can still be felt....

Book Three

A century before the heyday of the da Vinci, an engineering accident on an experimental Kelvan ship sent Scotty and an S.C.E. team led by his old friend Commander Mahmud al-Khaled into uncharted space. When a group of hostile aliens demands that they leave or face the consequences, the S.C.E. must work against the clock to repair the ship or face destruction!


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Carol AbramowitzMahmud al-Khaled • Anderson • Bilar • Alicia BurkeEvert CelineDaltrenDreaKieran DuffyBart FaulwellDiego FelicianoGhrexDavid GoldSonya Gomez • Hacom • Jane Hamilton • Hanar • HoytIrcoralJ'lenn • Jahn • KellermanPaul LeGereChristopher LindstromMarplonVanessa Masters • Nrech'lah • Nirsrose • O'Halloran • Daniel OkagawaJoanne Piotrowski • Reger • Robin RusconiMontgomery ScottSolomanFabian StevensTkellan • Tomar • Tula • Xav • Talev zh'Thren
Referenced only 
Alhena al-KhaledJil BarnakBohanRichard Daystrom • Dorin • Robert FoxJames T. KirkElizabeth LenseAnthony MarkGabriel MarshallLeonard McCoyHeihachiro NoguraRojanSpockThompsonWilliam of OccamSongmin WongWorf

Starships and vehicles

USS ArchonUSS ChandleyUSS da VinciUSS DefiantDurgejiin (Lutralian warship) • USS EnterpriseUSS Enterprise-DUSS HippocratesUSS LexingtonUSS Lovell (Daedalus-class) • MoleUSS Tucker


AberdeenAndromeda GalaxyBeta IIIBeta QuadrantDelta Tau IIIEarth • Eerlik • Empok NorMaeglinMemory Alpha • New Kelva • NGC 321 systemOutpost 5Qualor IIRigel XIIRisaRomulan Neutral ZoneSector 68HStarbase 2Starbase 10Starbase 22Starfleet HeadquartersTau Delta III

Races and cultures

Alpha CentauranAndorian • Archons • BetanBynarFerengiKelvanKlingonLutralianMedusanRomulanSenutaTellariteTholianVulcan

States and organizations

"the Body" • Elders • Federation CouncilFederation Diplomatic CorpsKelvan EmpireKlingon EmpireLawgiversLutralian Central CommandLutralian HegemonyStarfleetStarfleet AcademyStarfleet Corps of EngineersStarfleet Medical ServiceStarfleet Research and DevelopmentUnited Federation of Planets


anti-gravity unit • babushka • Cajun spice • Canopian spiced salad • chicken broth • Denevan whiskeydeuterium • disruptor cannon • doamjah oilduotronic computerEarth-Romulan Warelbbarcs wineelectromagnetic pulseenvironmental suitFederation News NetworkFeinberg receiver • "the Festival" • first contactgalactic barrierGanitriul • goldfish • Guardian • haggis • Hall of Audiences • hand laserhologram • hull plating • interphasic coil • ion driveLandru • lasagna • M-5 computer • Mark II laser cannon • Mark III laser-drilling pack • Mark IX artillery cannon • Occam's Razor • plastisteel • plexisteelplomeek soupprojectile weaponproton pump inhibitorPXK reactorration pack #47 • Red Hour • root beerScotchself destructsonic shower • "space bag" • spatial torpedoStarfleet Corps of Engineers Command Liaison • subspace relay beacon • teaTellarite storytranstatortranswarp • tuna salad sandwichType II phaseruniversal translatorvegetables


  • Foundations was originally published in three parts in the Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers eBook series (# 17, 18 and 19). It was later reprinted in a single paperback volume, with minor changes to the connecting material, and billed as "The first full-length novel starring the Starfleet Corps of Engineers!"
  • Original eBook covers by Mike Collins:

Related stories

Stories featuring the USS Lovell
FoundationsWhere Time Stands StillDistant Early WarningSummon the ThunderReap the WhirlwindOpen Secrets
Star Trek: Corps of Engineers stories and publications
eBooks The Belly of the BeastFatal ErrorHard CrashInterphaseCold FusionInvincibleThe Riddled PostHere There Be MonstersAmbushSome Assembly RequiredNo SurrenderCaveat EmptorPast LifeOathsFoundationsEnigma ShipWar StoriesWildfireHome FiresAge of UnreasonBalance of NatureBreakdownsAftermathIshtar RisingBuying TimeCollective HindsightThe DemonRing Around the SkyOrphansGrand DesignsFailsafeBitter MedicineSargasso SectorParadise InterruptedWhere Time Stands StillThe Art of the DealSpinCreative CouplingsSmall WorldMalefictorumLost TimeIdentity CrisisFables of the Prime DirectiveSecurityWoundsOut of the CocoonHonorBlackoutThe CleanupProgressThe Future BeginsEchoes of CoventryDistant Early Warning10 is Better Than 01Many SplendorsTurn the PageTroubleshootingThe LightThe Art of the ComebackSigns from HeavenGhostRemembrance of Things Past
Short stories "Field Expediency" • "An Easy Fast"
Omnibuses Have Tech, Will TravelMiracle WorkersSome Assembly RequiredNo SurrenderFoundationsWildfireBreakdownsAftermathGrand DesignsCreative CouplingsWoundsOut of the CocoonWhat's Past


published order
Previous eBook:
SCE eBooks Next eBook:
Enigma Ship
Previous book:
No Surrender
SCE omnibuses Next book:
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Rising Son (Chapter 9)
Pocket Next Adventure:
Enigma Ship
Previous Adventure:
The Return of the Archons
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)

Book Two Chapters 2-8
Next Adventure:
A Taste of Armageddon
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2376.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in three other timeframes:
Previous Adventure:
Book One, Chapters 2-7
Next Adventure:
Enterprise: The First Adventure
Previous Adventure:
The Return of the Archons
Book Two, Chapters 2-8
Next Adventure:
The Avenger
Previous Adventure:
A Little More Action
Book Three, Chapters 2-7
Next Adventure:
The Pandora Principle

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Legion: Foundations was a six-issue story arc pitting the Legion of Super-Heroes against Darkseid.

The entire universe, along with all galactic history was nearly destroyed when a gigantic plot by Darkseid threatened to give him control of the universe. In a miscalculation, attempting to retrieve a young Clark Kent to brainwash as one of his servants, Darkseid's agents brought Superboy into the 31st Century via Boom Tube, where the Science Police found him floating through space. When Spark planted crystals she had found at the site of the former rift in the Second Galaxy on Trom, Live Wire reappeared, back from the dead, albeit in the Progenitor's body.[1] They came into conflict with a group of terrifying dark super-beings in space who were tampering with the Stargate systems. Dreamer suddenly lost her ability to perceive the future, leading her to determine that somehow, there was no longer a future left.[2] Further investigation would yield that Stargate and Boom Tube technology were being combined towards much more sinister purposes. The size of the Universe itself was somehow being rapidly diminished.[3] Clark Kent was able to resist Darkseid's brainwashing, remembering his previous identity after seeing Superboy's emblem. He defected and joined the Legionnaires to help combat Darkseid's growing forces. Brainiac 5 determined that Darkseid had actually been siphoning dark matter and energy from our galaxy into a period about ten years in the past. When the Legionnaires launched their attack on Apokolips to stop him, they were just in time for the final phase of his plan: Darkseid was actually bringing his own past self into the present, and teaming up with him.[4] The older Darkseid, fearing that his body was succumbing to thousands of years of decay, brought his younger self back as a fresher body with which he could use to conquer the universe. Although the removal of a God from his own time period would cause the destabilizing and rupturing of the entire Timestream in that era, Darkseid's plan had been to create a dark matter buffer ten years in his own past... so that although the entire history of creation would be obliterated, he would be able to rule the future. What he didn't count on was, the young Darkseid having no problem with brutally murdering his older self.[5] Unfortunately, the Darkseid of the 31st Century had not yet completed his machinations. Their time period was still vulnerable, and began to collapse around them, along with everything else. Although the past had been erased, Kid Quantum figured out that there was still about half an hour left of structured time behind them... enough to go back, and prevent Darkseid from being killed, or being displaced in time. Kid Quantum, Superboy, Live Wire and Violet traveled backwards, and while the primary Legion subdued the older Darkseid, the Legionnaires from the future pushed the younger one back into the portal from whence he had came, stopping the temporal destruction before it could begin. Young Clark Kent himself delivered the final blows to Darkseid, subduing him and completely draining him of any remaining power in the fight. Clark Kent was returned to his own time with his memory erased by Saturn Girl, and existence was saved.[6]



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  • Foundations is referenced during Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds, when XS is excited to hear that both she and the original Legion fought Darkseid.

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Darkseid versus the Legion of Super-Heroes

Having survived into the 30th Century, Darkseid has occasionally come into conflict with the Legion of Super-Heroes. This has happened twice to the Legion of Pre-Zero Hour continuity during both the events of Great Darkness Saga and The Quiet Darkness, and the Post-Zero Hour Legion met him during Legion: Foundations.

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