So here we are, soaring through the depths of space as if we belong here. Twelve years ago, we had no deep space program and we'd never ventured past the moons of Jupiter. We were forced into this sci-fi existence. Scientists from all around the world had warned us to take care of our fragile environment, which had already been suffering from rising sea levels and global extremes. They tried to prepare us for the consequences of neglect and the cost of our ruthless consumption of the planet's natural resources, but greed is a powerful thing, as is lack of foresight.
Our planet went into a global whiteout that began during the 21st century. It was expected to cause the annihilation of all advanced life on planet earth. In an attempt to save humanity, an enormous self-contained spaceship, lovingly christened The Enterprise, set off for the Orion nebula in January of the year 2120 in the hopes of finding an inhabitable planet to claim as our own.
Able to make great leaps into the galaxy, through an induced wormhole, this vessel enabled us to be found by a Federation of different species of advanced humanoids inhabiting planets in over one hundred solar systems. We now know for sure that we are not alone in this universe. We were invited to join this federation. We also found a planet we could inhabit. There are also two dangerous and surprisingly advanced reptilian adversaries, the Palchek and the Crau, who have terrorized the Federation for several millenia. After thousands of years of this aggression, Kotar, the leader of the Federation, declares an all out war....
--Commander Robert Manning, First Mate of New Earth's Flagship, The Elusive.