The Farthest Star originally started out as Star Trek: Swiftfire, a fanfic that was focused on the crew of the USS Swiftfire-A during the Dominion War. TFS was created as a title under which non-Swiftfire based fiction would reside. In 2014 plans were made to make Swiftfire a sub-series of TFS and in late 2015 this move was made along with a resetting of the series continuity.
Swiftfire was originally organised into numbered seasons, each with 10 episodes. There were also a number of "special" episodes, which are set in the same continuity but are not included within the seasons. These stories are written to further expand the universe Swiftfire inhabited by focusing on not just the main characters but also some of the minor characters.
With the reorganisation into TFS the idea of 'seasons' was dropped along with story numbering. Instead some stories would be labelled under sub-series titles. Currently there are only two planned sub-series:Swiftfire, which would be a complete rewrite of Star Trek: Swiftfire, and Spectrum, which would cover alternate universe tales.
Star Trek: The Farthest Star continuity includes a range of sources from canon, non-canon to fanon material.
Due to the flexible nature of fan fiction the continuity is far more malleable. Any conflicts or changes needed can be edited in as needed. This was often done in Star Trek: Swiftfire to fix continuity errors or to change the direction of certain aspects.
The Farthest Star attempts to be as consistent with Star Trek canon as possible. It is set in the prime universe, which is the timeline of events from the series and films prior to the JJ Abrams reboot Star Trek. As such the five series and ten films created before that form the core of TFS's continuity.
Star Trek: Discovery is supposedly set in the prime universe and would therefore be part of TFS continuity. However, it is being more or less ignored by TFS partly due to it being set far enough in the past to not matter and partly to avoid any conflicts with previously established canon that might arise. This might change in the future.
Non-canon refers to licensed and official works that have been produced over the years and includes novels, comics, and games. Certain elements from non-canon works are included however no non-canon work has yet to be included in its entirety into the series' continuity.
The series has also been heavily influenced by the unofficial RPG works by Steven Long, particularly The Dominion War Sourcebook. His Ship Recognition Manuals have also become the source for many ship classes and statistics used in the series.
Fanon material refers to fan created material such as fan fiction. Currently no other fanon source is considered to be part of TFS continuity.
Swiftfire was involved in a crossover with other fan fiction series as part of Star Trek: Unity. However, due to the resetting of TFS continuity (and therefore SWF continuity) the Unity pieces are considered to be AUs. This is done so that TFS is not beholden to what occurred in Unity. It is hoped that in the future rewrites of the Unity pieces may be done to include the events back into the main TFS continuity.
Due to the nature of fan fiction it is impossible to prevent someone from using material from TFS without consultation from TFS's writer. Any mention of characters, places, objects and events from TFS outside Unity are likely to be done without the involvement of TFS. These are not considered part of TFS continuity, though TFS is open to collaboration with other series.
The Farthest Star
|52516.43 (2375)||The Harbinger sees a future that cannot be allowed to occur and with only one way to stop it - the death of one man.|
|2372||Rex Callan arrives on a backwater planet to meet a contact.|
|2360-2361||Aimee Wessling tells her parents of her desire to join Starfleet.|
"What Little Girls Are Made Of"
|2359||Terri Renu gets help from an unexpected source in her search for information on her past.|
|unknown||Letum is bleeding to death and is faced with the greatest fear of any Ferengi: having to refund a fee.|
"Chariots of Korvat"
|2373||Maxine Benton is part of the force scrambled to the Korvat system to secure and hold the system after it is invaded by the Klingon Empire.|
- Titles and outlines subject to change.
"Foundations of Empire"
|2364||The USS Marlborough finds itself embroiled in a murderous plot around the successor to a independent state that borders the United Federation of Planets and Gorn Hegemony.|
"Rex Mortuus Est"
|2372||Rex Callan is ex-Starfleet and now ex-Maquis and just wants to be left alone. However, he's about to find out that the past is harder hide from than it is to forget.|
- Main article: Swiftfire
- Main article: Spectrum