The general idea for this fanfic has been around for a few years, and it’s taken awhile to reach this point. I was initially inspired by Seth McFarlane’s series The Orville and started developing ideas for a Starfleet vessel with equivalent size and capability. The New Orleans class caught my eye, and I’ve been in love ever since!
Even while I was working on other projects, Orlando was always in the back of my mind somewhere. It even ended up as part of a Ingrid Selvig’s backstory. She’s one of my favorites, and I had so many different ideas for her I ended up doing the multiverse thing as a way to tie them all together.
And then I had a flash of inspiration. What if Ingrid and her supporting cast all served on the Orlando? As of 2375, the Orlando is essentially a smaller version of the Galaxy class…no longer the most powerful or advanced ship in the fleet, but still capable of performing almost any mission Starfleet can come up with.
After some time away due to RL issues, I decided to update and reboot the Orlando. I’ll be moving forward with new story ideas, and characters who were part of the ship’s crew from her very first incarnation (Dana, Dorian and Mandy). Enjoy and thanks for your patience!