THE ALTERNATIVE FACTOR >
pursued anti-Lazarus across space and time, eventually arriving
in 2267, where their conflict created vast cosmic effects that
drew the attention of Starfleet.
SPECIES: Unknown Male
Assigned to investigate, Captain Kirk and the USS Enterprise
confronted Lazarus several times, attempting to learn the truth.
Lazarus referred to his counterpart as a "beast" and claimed he
had destroyed Lazarus' entire civilization. Kirk and Spock soon
realized there were two versions of Lazarus.
In a final confrontation, Kirk was accidentally transported to
the antimatter universe, where anti-Lazarus revealed the whole
story. He confirmed that if Lazarus succeeded in crossing over
to the antimatter universe, and there confronted anti-Lazarus,
the result would be the destruction of both universes.
Together, Kirk and anti-Lazarus forced Lazarus into the negative
magnetic corridor that connected the two universes. Kirk then
destroyed Lazarus' spaceship, which also destroyed anti-Lazarus'
ship, sealing the corridor, saving the universes – and trapping
both versions of Lazarus together for the rest of time.
SPECIES: Human Female
Masters was in charge of
re-amplifying the starship's dilithium crystals
after a near-collapse of the known universe drained
them of power and put the ship at risk. Identical
beings from opposite universes each desired the
crystals for their own purposes. Anti-Lazarus
rendered her unconscious and stole a pair of
crystals as part of his plan to prevent his mad
opponent, Lazarus, from destroying both of their
universes. Later, Lazarus created a fire to force
her out of engineering to steal his own dilithium.
Along with her assistant, Masters shared a low
opinion of Enterprise coffee.
SPECIES: Human Male
Barstow communicated with Captain
James Kirk aboard the USS Enterprise, to confer
about the galaxy-wide "winking-out" effect which had
been centered on the planet which the Enterprise had
been investigating. Barstow and Kirk agreed that the
effect might signal a threat of invasion, and
Barstow informed Kirk that he had ordered the
withdrawal of all Starfleet vessels within one
hundred parsecs of the planet, while simultaneously
ordering Kirk to continue the investigation.