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          all dates in old (earth) calendar unless otherwise noted

    ? b.c.
    the great barrier, an accretion disk 13 light years in radius from the
    center of the milky way galaxy, is constructed by an unknown race to
    imprison a non-corporeal superbeing.

    3,000,000,000 b.c.
    an advanced, extragalactic race creates a series of berserkers:
    automated "doomsday machine" robot weapons of immense size and power.

    1,000,000,000 b.c.
    the galaxy-wide slaver empire is destroyed when one race revolts
    against the slavers.  most intelligent life of this time is destroyed,
    and the only remnants of the slaver empire are stasis boxes and their

    300,000,000 b.c.
    an alien ship of insectoid beings is invaded by a magnetic organism.
    trapped in orbit of questar m-17, the crew disable their own ship to
    prevent the spread of the entity.

    2,000,000 b.c.
    "the preservers" seed various planets with carbon-based, predominately
    humanoid, life.  they take a special interest in the peoples of earth
    (sol iii) and throughout the centuries establish duplicate "earths"
    populated by relocated humans or humanoids.  some of these species are
    genetically altered and unique societies are formed, many of which are
    computer-dominated, while others are given extended life-spans or some
    such outstanding abilities.

    1,741,651 b.c.
    "the makers", an advanced race of humanoids from the andromeda galaxy,
    die out when their home star goes nova.  only their androids (on ufc
    257704-ii) live on in our galaxy.

    997,800 b.c.
    the city of the guardian of forever is established on the time planet
    (gateway) by the originators.

    598,000 b.c.
    the tkon empire dies out when its home planet's sun goes nova.

    597,730 b.c.
    the arretians colonize the known galaxy.

    497,700 b.c.
    the planet arret's atmosphere is ripped away during civil war.  a
    handful of survivors take shelter in subterranian caves.

    497,600 b.c.
    the ylans complete their artifact, an interstellar museum of art.
    over the next half million years it will become a starship trap.

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    97,800 b.c.
    atomic warfare on talos iv destroys the surface of the planet and
    drives the talosians underground.

    87,035 b.c.
    the interstellar gate system is abandoned.

    47,737 b.c.
    lokai, a political criminal, escapes from his home planet cheron.
    bele, a law enforcer, goes in pursuit.

    20,000 b.c.
    the inhabitants of altair iv colonize altair vi.  a system-wide civil
    war is later raged, dropping both worlds into savagery.

    17,735 b.c.
    kremaster, an extragalactic cyborg, becomes entrapped in the final
    nexus interstellar gate system, intent on destroying it.

    12,735 b.c.
    the aragos civilization is destroyed.

    10,000 b.c.
    the planet vulcan (40 eridani a) is at war with itself.  it is the
    beginning of the age of expansion, and the unification of vulcan

    the stone age on earth:  animal domestication and fire are developed.

    7,737 b.c.
    a 'controller' is installed by the eymorgs in their underground city
    on sigma draconis vi.

    7,735 b.c.
    fabrina goes nova.  the fabrini escape aboard an immense generation
    ship called "yonada".

    7,640 b.c.
    the guard post 'repositories' are constructed by the 'builders.'

    4,745 b.c.
    omicron delta iv, the so-called "shore leave planet", is established
    by an unknown alien race.

    4,250 b.c.
    on the planet vulcan, thousands die of the skag maug plague.

    4,032 b.c.
    extraterrestrials abduct a male and a female from earth.  they and
    their descendents will be given generations of training to help
    prevent earth's civilization from destroying itself.

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    3,834 b.c.
    akharin (a.k.a. flint the immortal) is born im mesopotamia on old
    earth.  over the next millenia he will greatly influence humanity.

    3,740 b.c.
    landru, a political figure on ufc 611-beta iii, dies.  all his
    knowledge lives on in a computer of his own design which will rule
    this world for the next six thousand years.

    zarabeth, an exile, dies in the ice age of sarpeidon, the only
    inhabited planet of beta niobe.  before death, she bears one son, zar,
    commander spock's son.

    3,000 b.c.
    all intelligent life in the beta portalan system is destroyed by the
    flying parasites.

    the kalandan empire is destroyed by a disease organism.

    2,750 b.c.
    kohl becomes the klingon god-patron of medicine on the klingon

    2,738 b.c.
    apollo, an extraterrestrial humanoid, comes to earth.  he will set the
    pattern of the greek gods.

    2,634 b.c.
    the howling god doomsday world of kirlos is constructed by the ariantu
    in their battle against the k'vin hegemony.  the ariantu empire
    collapses and kirlos is abandoned by the ariantu.  the sullurh remain

    2,000 b.c.
    the metal age on earth:  agriculture and engineering are developed.

    1,900 b.c.
    on vulcan, sikar founds the vulcan school of medicine.

    933 b.c.
    solomon (a.k.a. flint the immortal) "dies."

    750 b.c.
    the chatalia home star supernovas.  prior to the disaster, an
    interstellar ramjet vessel is launched.

    740 b.c.
    zetar expands into a red giant destroying all corporeal life in the
    system.  the minds of the planet's inhabitants live on, however, and
    go in search of a host body.

    500 b.c.
    the sandarans, fleeing from their home star's nova, arrive on earth

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    and set the pattern of classical greece.

    450 b.c.
    the first vulcan manned landing on charis is aborted following the
    extermination of the high house by t'thelaih.

    400 b.c.
    vulcans make the first landing on charis (t'khut), vulcan's sister

    67 b.c.
    surak is born on vulcan.  the eye of fire, light from the sigma-1014
    orionis nova, reaches vulcan.

    48 b.c.
    parmen is born.

    37 b.c.
    philana is born.

    22 b.c., 18 january  (139954 vulcan old date)
    duthulhiv (pre-orion) pirates land on vulcan in an attempt to loot it.
     this first extravulcanian contact will result in a split in vulcan
    society and lead up to the first vulcan interstellar colonization.

    7 b.c.
    following their departure from earth, the sandarans arrive on

    6 b.c.  (140005 vulcan old date)
    zakal the terrible, the greatest of the kolinahr masters, dies on

    s'task recruits 12,000 vulcans to depart vulcan with him. many more
    will follow, totalling 80,000.

    0 a.d.

    parmen and philana are married on platonius.

    the 80,000 leave vulcan orbit in the first interstellar vulcan
    migration outside 40 eridani.  they will later found the romulan star

    the tullvans of zeta geminorum die out.

    the surgo-op procedure is developed by the aquans on argo.

    kassaba fever destroys entire populations on rigel iv.

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    extraterrestrials transplant inhabitants from persia on earth to the
    planet argelius ii.

    warring factions on areta (beta circinus iii) unleash a nuclear
    holocaust that devastates large portions of the planet.

    zora experiments with the body chemistry of tribes on tiburon (omega
    fornacis iii).

    within the delta triangle region of space, in a different
    time-continuum, the elysian council is formed.  by 2264, elysia will
    contain members of over 123 different races.

    the irapina fleet leaves the sagittarius arm and heads toward u.f.p.
    space, conquering or destroying everything in its path.

    all intelligent life on beekman's planet is exterminated.

    the menthar-famelian war exterminates both star-faring races.

    the science age on earth:  mathematics and physics are developed.

    k't'lk is born on hamal.

    the karsid empire makes its first contact with the planet klinzhai.

    leonardo da vinci (a.k.a. flint the immortal) "dies."

    klinzhai becomes a full member of the karsid empire and adapts karsid
    technology, customs etc.

    the inhabitants of an unnamed planet construct sleeper units for
    unlimited pleasure and escape.  within the next 600 years the people
    will be in agony.

    the people of megas-tu are forced to leave earth in salem,
    massachusetts, new england.

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    great diaspora on andor (epsilon indi viii): hive medicine spreads

    interplanetary war begins between the neighboring planets eminiar vii
    and vendikar.  the war will last five centuries.

    the klingons develop the s-2 graph unit ftl propulsion system.

    the great blight: saurian virus spreads throughout known worlds.

    the vegan tyranny conquers many pre-federation worlds.

    the klingon empire (based in 2264) attempts to alter earth's history
    by assassinating aaron stemple, a minor government official.  the
    attempt fails due to commander spock's intervention.

    the karsid empire attempts to infiltrate earth.  increased resistance
    delays, and later cancels, karsid takeover.

    the redjac entity kills six women in london, england on old earth.

    johannes brahms (a.k.a. flint the immortal) "dies."

    the steam age on earth:  electricity and electronics are developed.

    the planet omicron iv is destroyed by a nuclear conflict.

    dr. mccoy (from 2261) alters earth history, accidentally.  captain
    kirk and spock restore history when social worker edith keeler dies in
    an automobile accident.

    the redjac entity kills seven women in china on earth.

    on omega iv, the warrior kohms develop immmunity to most diseases.

    the planet vulcan begins observing earth.  no official contacts are

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    roberta lincoln is born.

    the atomic age on earth:  fission power and weaponry are developed.

    captain kirk, having been subjected to the klingon mind-sifter in 2264
    and transported through the guardian of forever, is temporarily
    institutionalized on earth.

    khan noonian singh, the earth's first "eugenic superman", is born.
    genetic experimentation will continue in secret and, by 1990, some 190
    "supermen" will have been bred.

    a life prolongation experiment kills the entire adult population on
    miri's world (ufc 347601-iii), an exact duplicate of earth.

    the space age on earth:  the beginning of space flight and computers.

    in the andromeda galaxy, the kelvan empire launches a probe ship to
    explore our galaxy as a prelude to conquest.

    the u.s.s. "enterprise" (from 2262) is sent to this time to study
    earth's history.  with the aid of gary seven, an agent trained by
    extraterrestrials, world war iii is delayed until the 1990's through
    the sabotage of a suborbital nuclear warhead launch.  this is the
    first large-scale u.f.p. time travel project.

    a multi-parallel space-time inversion transposes william shatner,
    leonard nimoy, and de forest kelley with captain kirk, commander
    spock, and dr. mccoy in the 23rd century.

    the u.s.s. "enterprise" enroute to starbase 9, in 2261, is
    accidentally time-warped into this era by a black star.  it is spotted
    on earth radar, and reported as a u.f.o. by captain john christopher.
    this is the first journey back into history of the "enterprise".

    the first manned moon shot, consisting of three astronauts, is
    launched on wednesday, 6 a.m. e.s.t.

    the vegan tyranny dominates space outside of the local group.

    on earth, element 106 is discovered in russia.

    on earth, the redjac entity kills five women in kiev, russia.

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    on earth, colladium (element 114) is discovered in the united states.

    on earth, element 107 is discovered in russia.

    on earth, element 108 is discovered in germany.

    on earth, element 109 is discovered in india.

    on earth, element 110 is discovered in india.

    the drug "coradrenalin" is developed on earth from "adrenalin" to
    treat severe exposure and frostbite, after its unsuccessful use in
    cryogenic labs.

    admiral kirk lands in san francisco on earth from 2288 in a klingon
    scout vessel.  with the help of his crew, he transports two humpback
    whales back to the 23rd century to stop an alien probe.

    on earth, marcus nichols "invents" transparent aluminum with help from
    commander scott of the ex-u.s.s. "enterprise".

    the drug "cordrazine" is developed on earth and used in cryogenic

    construction begins on the s.s. "savannah" (dy-100) series, earth's
    first interplanetary sleeper vessel.  this collaborative development
    between the u.s. and u.s.s.r. marks the beginning toward eventual
    world-wide peace.

    1990, 16 march
    the eugenic "supermen" are revealed to the public.

    the fusion age on earth: fusion power and weaponry are developed.

    earth's world war iii begins: the eugenics wars result in the death of
    over 37 million people over the next four years.

    'chicago mobs of the twenties' is published in new york on earth.
    this single book will serve as a guide for the society on sigma iotia
    ii in the next century.

    the eugenics "supermen" seize power across earth.

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    the united nations peace forces (unpf) is formed on earth.

    a ship of cryogenically frozen dead are launched from earth.  they
    will be recovered and revived in over three centuries later.

    the planet age on earth:  interplanetary travel is developed.

    the last dy-100 series sleeper vessel is built.  the series now
    consists of ten ships--only eight of these will be officially
    accounted for over the next few centuries.

         24 april
    on a demonstration run in the black sea, the "gorshkov", a u.s.s.r.
    nuclear aircraft carrier is destroyed by an alien creature.  the
    entire crews' life-essences are absorbed.

    khan noonian singh, absolute ruler of a quarter of earth, from south
    asia to the middle east, escapes aboard the s.s. "botany bay", dy-102
    sleeper vessel with a crew of ninety "supermen".

    the eugenics wars comes to an end.  dr. stavos keniclius, earth's
    first cloned human, is banned from the community.

    "nightingale woman" is written by phineas tarbolde on canopus iii.

    the second dark ages begins on post-eugenics wars earth.  it will be
    at its worst over the next three years.

    the second dark ages ends and the second renaissance begins as earth
    continues to rebuild.  medical sciences regrows.  emphasis is on
    controlling population and improving the quality of life.

    construction of the dy-200 series begins.  the "brenton" class sleeper
    vessel becomes the first successful american designed interplanetary
    vessel.  constructed for extensive use as planetary survey and mining
    vessels, ten ships will be built.

    the "green death", vegan choriomeningitus, ravages vega ix.  the vegan
    tyranny begins to decline.

    2002, august
    jackson roykirk's probe, "nomad", is launched to seek out new forms of
    life.  it will later be reported damaged by a meteor and lost in

    a vaccine to cygnian plague is developed by zilzu on tellar (61 cygni

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    the tenth, and last, dy-200 series sleeper vessel is constructed.

    the icelandic public databank is established.  it is the first attempt
    at creating a synthetic consciousness.

    the martian fever ravages the martian colonies.

    algobarium (element 115) is discovered on mars: martian colony 3.

    the "forty families" generation ship is launched from earth.  this is
    the first earth interstellar ship to use a bussard ramjet for
    propulsion (not counting two robot probes).  the "forty families" will
    be lost.  two more ramjet generation ships will be launched.

    work begins on the development of an ion internally-metered pulse
    drive.  ion-impulse, utilizing beryllium fusion resulting in a
    fast-moving jet of monatomic oxygen atoms, will in time provide ships
    with speeds surpassing 0.78c.

    a cancer-inhibiting plant compound is discovered on ganymede (jupiter

    the star age on earth:  interstellar travel is perfected.

    topaline (element 117) is discovered on ganymede, the third moon of
    jupiter (sol v).  it will, in later years, become vital for life
    support systems of planetoid colonies.

    experiments with new power sources over the next four years leads to
    the development of two dy-300 prototype vessels.  experimental test
    drones for the new ion-impulse drive, they will be tested till 2029.

    on mercury (sol i), two new elements are discovered:  celebium
    (element 103) and pergium (element 111), two trans-hahnic
    radioactives.  pergium, in later years, will be used in many fission
    reactors and will be in great demand.

    the irish reunification occurs on earth: terrorism wins out.

    zefram cochrane, the creator of warp drive, is born.

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    irillium (element 116) is discovered in the asteroid belt in the sol

    the united earth space probe agency (uespa) is re-established by the
    united nations.  in time it will replace nasa.

    the power age on earth:  antimatter power is developed and research
    into warp drive is begun.

    america gains its 52nd state.

    on earth, colonel green's war begins.  the eugenics scientists make a
    futile effort to gain power.  they are eventually annihilated, but not
    before nearly pushing earth back into the second dark ages.

    the newly re-established united nations declares that no earth citizen
    can be made to answer for the crimes of his race or forebears.

    kazanga of omega cygni researches respiratory disease.

    the dy-400 "helsinki" class science survey/research vessels are
    constructed.  built with a new advanced second generation ion-impulse
    propulsion system, travel time is reduced to half.  cryogenic units
    are no longer used, but larger crews are needed.

         23 july
    the nasa starship s.s. "charybdis", commanded by colonel steven
    richey, departs the sol system.  this is the third manned
    interestellar ship to depart earth's solar system.  the ship's
    telemetry fails and is never heard from again.

    the dy-500 "woden" class space freighter is built.  over the next few
    years, the "woden" class will total six vessels, as will the
    "helsinki" class.  the last of the dy-series, the dy-500 ships will
    remain in service until the mid-2100's.

    rubindium (element 120) is discovered in the asteroid belt (sol
    system).  the crystalline element is a natural laser if properly cut
    and polished.

    the starliner "enterprise" makes earth's first successful interstellar
    expedition of the alpha centauri system.

    television becomes obsolete as a form of entertainment.

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    the ka'hat plague spreads throughout the klingonii worlds.

    the bloody mind control revolts start on earth.

    the s.s. "charybdis" is contaminated by an alien life form.  colonel
    richey, the last survivor, finds himself within a simulacrum created
    from the novel 'hotel royale', on the planet theta viii.

    a vulcan scoutship crashlands on earth.  the survivors secretly leave
    earth in a stolen dy-100 vessel with help from captain kirk and his
    officers (transported from 2259).  the entire incident is covered up
    until the late 23rd century.

    sessek of vulcan studies alien physiologies.

    the mind control revolts end on earth.

    the u.n.s.s. "icarus" makes contact with the inhabitants of alpha
    centauri vii.  this is earth's first official extraterrestrial
    contact.  the centaurians are quite humanoid, descendants of greeks
    transported from earth in the 3rd century.

    dilithium (element 119) is discovered on jupiter's fifth moon.  the
    major properties of this crystalline element will not be known by
    earth for the next two centuries.

    the kzinti, a race of felinoid warriors, invade the sol system.  all
    uespa spacecraft are commandeered for military use.  the dy-500 series
    is the most advanced of these vessels and is best equipped.

    dr. zefram cochrane discovers the space warp at the alpha centauri
    scientific institute.

    cochrane's factor, the curvature of space-time by the presence of mass
    in subspace, is discovered.

    first generation warp drive is developed and tested by zefram

    the s.s. "bonaventure" (ncc-s1100) galactic survey cruiser, the first

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    ship with warp drive, is built and launched.  she will mysteriously
    disappear on her third voyage.

    lavinius v is attacked by flying parasites.  all the inhabitants are
    used for slave labor and killed.

    john burke, the chief astronomer of the royal academy, maps the ufc
    24187 (sherman's planet) region.

    the "great awakening" occurs on argelius ii.

    an earthquake strikes oldtown san francisco, earth.

    the kzinti make one more attack on the sol system.  the kzinti are
    once and for all defeated by earth forces.  their patriarchy is
    stripped down to a handful of planets by the treaty of sirius and they
    are confined to a spherical volume of space 50 light years in

    the terra 10 interstellar colonization ship is launched from earth,
    complete with 1st generation transporters.

    interstat code becomes outdated.

    the u.n.s.s. "amity" rescues a vulcan ship trapped on the outskirts of
    sol.  this is earth's first official contact with vulcans.

    the djanai settle their neighboring planet inar--which later becomes
    uninhabitable via nuclear catastrophe, forcing them to reclaim djana.

    diplomatic relations are established between earth and vulcan.

    ralph seron makes the first advances on toroidal space-time

    the tau ceti system is explored.  contact is made with the kaferians,
    an insectoid race from tau ceti iii (kaferia), and trade relations are
    quickly established with earth.

    the s.s. "valiant" (ncc-s1104) galactic survey cruiser disappears near
    the edge of the galaxy.

    earth vessels encounter the vegan tyranny.  the decisive actions of
    the s.s. "cochrane" and s.s. "krushchev" cruisers prevents a major
    interstellar war.

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    synthococcus novae, a bacillus strain, is created by accident on

    united earth is temporarily un-unified as the post-atomic horror
    reaches its peak on earth.

    colonel steven richey dies on theta viii in the alien "hotel royale"
    simulacrum, the last of the s.s. "karibdus".

    epsilon rays are first detected when the baffle plate is torn off an
    old "woden" class freighter during a passage through a comet's
    radioactive tail.

    the ceres expedition is lost.  they are later believed to have founded
    the tribes of capella iv.

    beginnings of the united federation of planets.

    zefram cochrane takes his last interstellar voyage.

    the groundwork for the united federation of planets is layed out on

    the synthococcus immunization is developed by john pearce.

    the earth-vulcan cultural exchange begins.  many new treatments and
    techniques in the field of medical science result.

    the "lafayette" starliner colonizes new paris.

    the redjac entity kills eight women in the martian colonies.

    'the starship's medicine chest and first aid in space' is published
    for the first time.

    zefram cochrane is reported missing.

    the cicada star system (sector 4423) is briefly explored.  over the
    next 150 years, a ship will disappear in this region exactly every

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    27.346 years.

    the "marco polo" encounters the galactic maelstrom, henceforth known
    as 'polo's bolos': twin black holes in motion.

    2123, 27 november
    captain walter granger, commanding the s.s. "mariposa" (nar 7678, a
    modified dy-500 vessel with yoyodyne pulse fusion drive) departs sol
    system.  the vessel will colonize the ficus sector.

    the first federation congress meets.

    2127, 8 may (stardate 0965)
    the articles of federation are signed on babel (wolf 424).  the united
    federation of planets is formed, consisting of the united nations of
    earth (sol iii), the planetary confederation of 40 eridani a (vulcan),
    the united planets of 61 cygni (tellar), the star empire of epsilon
    indii (andor), and the alpha centauri concordium of planets (centaurus
    vii).  the u.f.p. sphere of influence is a 90 parsec diameter sphere
    centered on sol, approximately 380,000 cubic parsecs.

    under the articles of federation, expenditure is granted for the
    construction of an initial total of fourteen heavy cruiser starships
    and seventeen star bases.

    a ship disappears in the cicada/taurean region.

    the worlds court bans the ownership of synthetic consciousnesses.

    alpha (procyon a) iii (terra 4) becomes the 6th u.f.p. member--the
    first colony to be launched after the advent of warp drive, a pacifist
    culture settled by buddist chinese.

    2131, 10 february
    the u.s.s. "durance" (fr-250) cargo/tug is commissioned.  the class
    will number 15 ships (fr-250-fr-264).  these warp 2 capacity vessels,
    with laser emplacements, a ship's complement of 40, and the most
    advanced turbo elevator system of its time, will serve for 33 years.

    vega ix becomes the 7th u.f.p. member.

    the  u.s.s. "carrizal" flyby of the romulan home worlds (128
    trianguli) results in the rihannsu preparing for a war against the

    a star fleet academy is opened on vulcan.


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    the u.s.s. "balboa" enters the romulan system on a peace mission.  a
    squadron of fifty rihannsu ships destroy the "balboa" with massed
    particle beams.  the romulans then use high-powered lasers to
    decompress the crew compartments of the u.s.s. "stone mountain", and
    after studying the ship, gain warp drive technology.  the first
    romulan war begins.

    the theta vii mining and subterranean farming colony is established.

    deneb (alpha cygni) becomes the 8th u.f.p. member.

    navigational buoys are placed at each sector corner and along
    spacelanes for commercial and private interstellar craft.

    tetsuo inomata, hikaru sulu's great-grandfather, is born.

    emanuel tagore is born.

    marcos xii becomes the 9th u.f.p. member.

    trivium (element 127) is discovered in the denevan asteroid belt.

    a ship disappears in the cicada/taurean region.

    2156  (8650 vulcan years)
    the vulcan outreach period begins.

    the redjac entity kills two women on alpha proxima ii.

    izar (epsilon bootis iii) becomes the 10th u.f.p. member.

    sarek is born on vulcan.

    the quantum ii 'time warp' star drive is developed.  this pb-series
    circumferential (2nd generation) warp drive, based upon an exponential
    scale of time warp factors, will enable the "horizon/archon" class
    starships to extend the boundaries of the u.f.p. by hundreds of

    deneva is colonized.

    the planet eden (ufc 3676543) is discovered by shipwrecked u.f.p.

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    the battle of cheron ensures u.f.p. victory over the romulan star

    the romulan war ends with the treaty of alpha trianguli (algeron), the
    first treaty in u.f.p. history to be negotiated entirely by data
    upload over subspace radio.

    the romulan neutral zone, an egg-shaped area of space 10 light years
    in width, with 128 trianguli at the center, is established and
    construction begins on asteroid outposts bordering on the zone.

    the ufp-m'dok war begins.

    the energy barrier at the edge of the galaxy is first detected.

    singa stows away aboard a ship bound for raga's planet.

    the planet lorca is settled by colonists from earth.

    the m'dok are defeated by the ufp and, like their kzinti relatives,
    are stripped of their empire and confined to a small area of space.

    the omega sajus system is colonized.

    guinan meets the q.

    rigel (beta orionis) becomes the 11th u.f.p. member.

    the u.f.p. border is redefined between rigel, deneb, and antares; 480
    parsecs in diameter.

    rampart (rho ophiuchi) is colonized by earth.

    the u.s.s. "almeida" (gcc-120) heavy cruiser/freighter is
    commissioned.  a dozen ships of this class (gcc-120-gcc-131), with a
    crew of 93 and laser bank weaponry, are built.

    the s.s. "aurora" (ncc-c1200) space cruiser is built.  a total of 237
    of these six-person, warp 1.6 capacity, ships will be produced by
    2180, with over 34 variations on the basic design.

    colony terra (alpha) 5 is established on eta serpentis iv.

    cait (15 lyncis) becomes the 12th u.f.p. member.

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    2173  (8700 vulcan years)
    the vulcan outreach period ends.

    the "montcalm" and "meridio" space cruisers are built, two variations
    on the s.s. "aurora".

    antos iv becomes the 13th u.f.p. member.

    radioactive pollutants on scalos begin to cause drastic mutations.

    catulla (theta pictoris) becomes the 14th u.f.p. member.

    singa, the sleeping god, offers his services to the u.f.p.

    sarek observes the world series, on earth.

    tiburon (omega fornacis iii) becomes the 15th u.f.p. member.

    a ship disappears in the cicada/taurean region.

    star fleet is officially established as the peace-keeping branch of
    the u.f.p.

    trititanium (element 128) is discovered on motherlode (acadia iii).
    it will soon become the most popular metal used in starship hulls
    until the discovery of quadtitanium in the 24th century.

    edos (92 trianguli-rho) becomes the 16th u.f.p. member.

    theta cygni xii, a dead planet wiped out by the flying parasites, is
    discovered by the u.f.p.

    2189, 05 october
    the u.s.s. "caracal" (cc-750) command cruiser is commissioned with an
    experimental dual phaser system and a ship's complement of 220.
    fifteen ships of this class will be built (cc-750-cc-764), and will be
    in service until 2232.

    robert april is born.

    tricobolt (element 129) is discovered on janus vi.

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          (8756 vulcan years)
    kironide (element 139) is discovered on vulcan.

    sarek negotiates the vulcan-terran interstellar comprehensive trade

    merak ii becomes the 17th u.f.p. member.

    the cygnia minor and the beta 6 colonies are established.

    2196, 10 october
    the u.s.s. "horizon" (ncc-1000) cruiser is commissioned with laser
    banks, a complement of 203, and a warp capacity of 4 via pb-18
    dilithium-energized warp engines.  these engines will remain in use
    for five decades, and this class will total 13 ships.  the u.s.s.
    "horizon" will be lost on a deep space survey mission.  the "horizon",
    and all other vessels of this time, lack subspace radio.

    the u.s.s. "horizon" surveys sigma iotia ii and leaves behind the book
    'chicago mobs of the twenties'.  the prime directive is not as of yet
    in effect.  the book will set the pattern of the society's future.

    the u.s.s. "archon" (ncc-1370) cruiser is commissioned.  this class,
    externally identical to the "horizon", but with greater endurance,
    will total 7.  the u.s.s. "archon" will be lost with all hands on a
    survey mission to ufc 611-beta iii.

    amanda grayson is born in u.s., earth.

    aldebaran (alpha tauri iii) becomes the 18th u.f.p. member.

    the u.f.p.'s first known contact with the klingon empire occurs when
    the u.s.s. "sentry" meets the i.k.v. "devisor".

    trititanium is used in the construction of the disc-shaped primary
    hull of starships.

    a ship disappears in the cicada/taurean region.

    the u.s.s. "republic" (ncc-1371), an "archon" class cruiser, is
    drydocked and fitted with a new disc-shaped primary hull.  further
    redesigning and hull stress testing leads to the development of the
    "constitution" class heavy cruiser.

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          (8810 vulcan years)
    dikironium (element 112) is discovered on vulcan.

    the janus vi pergium production colony is established.

    sarek returns to vulcan and is officially rewarded the position as
    ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary from vulcan, to earth.

    harcourt fenton mudd is born on antares pi iv.

    the tarsus iv colony is established.

    2214, 11 april (stardate 1260.7)
    christopher robin pike is born in california, u.s., earth.

          03 november
    construction begins on the u.s.s. "constitution" cruiser, the most
    successful starship class in u.f.p. history.

    the first u.f.p. contacts are made with the "sackers", a nomadic race
    of non-humanoid beings, revolting in appearace to humans and

    on boaco vi, the freedom movement starts.

    ardana (mu leonis) becomes the 19th u.f.p. member.

    the alpha majoris system is discovered.

    an asteroid belt is created in the sacumby-drama system following the
    destruction of a planet.

    2217, 16 march
    the u.s.s. "constitution" (ncc-1700) cruiser is launched.

          30 june
    the "constitution" class cruisers are reclassified as heavy cruisers.

    2218, 20 january (stardate 1265.3)
    leonard horatio mccoy is born in georgia, u.s., earth.

          03 may
    the u.s.s. "constitution" (ncc-1700) heavy cruiser is commissioned.
    this starship class will total 14 ships and, as other heavy cruisers
    of similar design are constructed over the next century, this class
    will be uprated to match the current state-of-the-art technologies.

    merak ii is colonized.

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    heartland (ufc 513) is discovered by the klingon empire.

    2220, 04 july
    the u.s.s. "enterprise" (ncc-1701) is launched from earth.  captain
    robert april takes her out on a shakedown cruise, following her
    christening by the u.f.p.'s president samuel solomon qasr.

    sekar is born on vulcan.

    2221, 05 january
    the u.s.s. "enterprise" (ncc-1701) heavy cruiser is commissioned with
    two (4680 tev rarium) laser banks, monotronic computers, pb-18 engines
    (as were all class i ships at this time), and a complement of 403.
    captain robert t. april takes her on his first five-year mission:
    galaxy exploration and investigation, beginning with the patrol of the
    9th quadrant, from alpha centauri to the outer pinial galaxy limit.

    argelius ii becomes the 20th u.f.p. member.

    2222, 03 march (stardate 1268.5)
    montgomery edward scott is born in aberdeen, scotland, earth.

    2223, 17 july
    while on patrol seven parsecs from klingon space, the "audace"
    (cc-757) heavy cruiser is lost.  the victim of a klingon sneak

    sharon follett is born.

    2224, 28 march
    the u.s.s. "saladin" (ncc-500) destroyer is commissioned.  twenty of
    these single propulsion unit ships (ncc-500-ncc-519) will be
    constructed, with a complement of 200.

          30 april
    the u.s.s. "ptolemy" (ncc-3801) transport/tug is commissioned.  these
    unarmed transports, like the "saladin" destroyers, utilize the same
    modular components originally developed for the "constitution" class.
    fifteen transport/tugs of this class will be built
    (ncc-3801-ncc-3815), each with a complement of 220, along with five
    different variations on specially-designed transport containers built
    strictly for this class.

    the u.s.s. "symma" (ncc-g128) cargo vessel is commissioned.  these
    unarmed, unmanned ships, with warp 4 capacity, will form the "sherman"
    series, introduced in 2235.

          10 september
    the u.s.s. "valiant" (ncc-1709) heavy cruiser is commissioned.

          03 november
    the u.s.s. "detroyat" (ncc-1100) heavy destroyer is commissioned.

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    star fleet's most expensive ships, these destroyers will total ten
    (ncc-1100-ncc-1109), each with a complement of 316.

    the irapina fleet makes telepathic contact with the arivne.

    2225, 26 march (stardate 1272.7)
    xtmprszntwlfd spock is born in shikahr, sas-a-shar, vulcan.  he is the
    first product of genetic manipulation between two different hominid
    beings, sarek of vulcan and amanda greyson of earth.

    the u.s.s. "valiant" (ncc-1709) heavy cruiser is lost on her first
    mission, an explortory probe of eminiar vii, after reporting on the
    interplanetary war within this system.

    the u.f.p. colonization attempt of heartland (ufc 513) is aborted.

    a geophysicist at the lalande 8 mining complex discovers that
    dilithium crystals can focus and channel the energy from antimatter
    annihilation reactions.

    2229, 26 march (stardate 1277.1)
    james tiberius kirk is born in riverside, iowa, u.s., earth.

    the memory alpha complex is established.

    the "independence" (ncc-f1300) transport/freighter is commissioned.
    these class 2 support ships, designed to supplement the main fleet of
    "ptolemy" transport/tugs will total 100 vessels (ncc-f1300-ncc-f1399),
    each with a complement of 25, and warp 4 capability.  with their
    success, the "freedom", "equality", "liberty", "justice", and
    "fraternity" series vessels will be built in later years.

    marla mcgivers is born.

    katalya tremain is born.

    2230, 24 june (stardate 1278.4)
    hikaru walter itaka sulu is born in san francisco, u.s., earth.

    captain krenn sutai-rustazh is the first klingon ambassador on earth.
    spock meets his first klingon.

    daran v becomes the 21st u.f.p. member.

    harry mudd marries stella klatskin on antares pi iv.  he will stow
    away aboard a trading vessel two months later.

    the memory alpha complex is opened to the general public.

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    svonn kidnaps spock's sehlat as an experiment.

    the s.s. "columbia" crashlands on talos iv.  there is only one
    survivor, vina oliver, the talosians first human contact.

          (8877 vulcan years)
    spock undergoes the kahs-wan ordeal on vulcan.  his life is saved by
    his cousin selek prior to the actual test.  his pet sehlat, i-chaya
    dies.  sekar comes to spock's defense, silencing the bullies
    challenging his heritage.  spock is joined by law, tradition, and the
    vulcan mind touch to t'pring.

    the duchiai expansion results in the mal satz conflict.

    2233, 19 january (stardate 1281.2)
    nyota penda uhura is born in kitui province, kenya, earth.

    christopher pike enters the star fleet academy as a midshipman.

    mr. brack purchases omega vii (holberg 917g).

    robert johnson is born.

    beta ophiuchi becomes the 22nd u.f.p. member.

    lori ciana is born.

    the u.s.s. "sherman" (ncc-g145) cargo vessel is commissioned.  the
    successor to the "symma" series which also forms the "sherman" class,
    will consist of seven series: "symma" (ncc-g128), "sherman"
    (ncc-g145), "linda" (ncc-g147), "susan" (ncc-g150), "alana"(ncc-g151),
    "dirdra" (ncc-g153), and "alexis" (ncc-g420).  all vessels will be
    commissioned by 2244.

    spock visits minneapolis, earth in the winter.

    elaine johnson is born.

    richard daystrom makes the duotronic breakthrough.

    christopher pike is placed aboard the u.s.s. "farragut" (ncc-1702)
    with the rank of ensign as an engineering technician.

    a ship disappears in the cicada/taurean region.

    montgomery scott constructs 7 seperate field generators to simulate
    the klingon multiship field system and disproves the perera theory
    that photon torpedoes would detonate when placed at the junction

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    points.  it is called the aberdeen solution and later published in
    'the encyclopedia of engineering development and design'.

    montgomery scott ships out as a crewman aboard a private prospecting
    vessel, and is soon promoted to assistant engineer.

    kevin thomas riley is born on earth.

    the initial planetary survey of vendor ix.

    wrigley's pleasure planet is founded.

          30 may
    the u.s.s. "republic" (ncc-1371) is reclassified as a heavy cruiser
    training ship.

    the inhabitants of altair iv and vi reacquire spaceflight and begin
    mining the asteroid belt and altair iii.  interplanetary civil war
    breaks out yet again in this system.

    janice rand is born.

    aurelia (xi herculis) becomes the 23rd u.f.p. member.

    the battle of donatu v is fought.

    leonard mccoy receives his doctorate at the university of georgia and
    john hopkins.

    kodos the executioner murders half the population of tarsus iv.  while
    visiting relatives there, james kirk becomes one of the few

    dr. tristan adams revolutionizes asylums.

    2241, 19 september (stardate 1290.7)
    pavel andreievich chekov is born in pushkino, u.s.s.r., earth.

    the raven species is first revealed to the u.f.p. from a survivor of a
    wrecked cargo freighter.

    lenore karidian is born.

    cygnet xiv becomes the 24th u.f.p. member.

    joanna mccoy is born.

    spock enters the star fleet academy.

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    the 'time barrier' (warp factor 4) is broken by intermix
    improvements--and dilithium crystal focus.  the crystals are used to
    focus and channel the output, not just in the energizers.  with more
    energy made available stronger warp generators are built.  these pb-31
    (3rd generation warp drive) warp engines are quickly installed on all
    class i mk-ix heavy cruisers, allowing warp 7 capacity.  the
    "enterprise" is one of the first.

    the u.s.s. "rickover" is lost while on an exploratory mission near the
    galactic core.

    james kirk meets patrick brady.

    charles evans is born.

    commodore robert april becomes the u.f.p.'s ambassador-at-large.  he
    will retain this position over the next two decades.

    montgomery scott, senior engineer on the deneva asteroid belt run,
    applies for his warp drive papers.

          14 december
    the u.s.s. "surya" (ncc-1850) frigate is commissioned.  these
    heavily-armed ships (4 21.5 qev dilithium laser banks), each with a
    ship's complement of 320, were developed from the u.s.s. "resolution"
    (ncc-1101), a "detroyat" class heavy destroyer, used as a testbed for
    this new class ship.  a total of 39 "surya" firgates
    (ncc-1850-ncc-1888) will be constructed.

    metika spyroukis is born.

    james kirk meets gary mitchell.

    dr. leonard mccoy enters star fleet.

    the auroral plague slaughters the entire population of dramia ii.  dr.
    mccoy leads a mass-innoculation program on dramia ii.

    spock becomes a star fleet officer.

    the four years war begins between the u.f.p. and the klingon empire.

    charles evans is stranded on thasus after a transport crash.

    james kirk enters the star fleet academy as a midshipman.  he romances
    ruth bonne, an assistant professor, and is bullied by bruce finnegan,
    an upperclassmate.


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    the battle of axanar is fought.

    hikaru sulu enters the star fleet academy and majors in spatial

    after distinguishing himself in the battle of axanar, captain
    christopher r. pike commands the "enterprise", with lt. spock as
    science officer/second officer.  its new five-year mission begins,
    with the "enterprise" deployed primarily as a survey vessel.

    2248, 17 january
    the u.s.s. "coventry" (ncc-1230) frigate is commissioned.  these
    high-warp frigates, each with a complement of 315, will replace the
    "surya" class.  fourteen will be built (ncc-1230-ncc-1243).

    mantilles becomes the 25th u.f.p. member.

    neural (zeta bootis iii) is discovered.

    dr. mccoy has his last meeting with archaeologist nancy crater.

    commander leigh chapel is assigned as first officer to the

    the "enterprise" returns to areta (beta circinus iii) and establishes
    trade between the native nomads and townspeople.  vulcan's glory is
    recovered by the "enterprise" from gs391.

    the "enterprise" surveys rigel vii & viii.  many of the crew are
    wounded on the former world.  the ship heads for vega ix for
    replacement of personnel and resupply.

          stardates 1298.3-1298.5
    the talos iv expedition: the talosians are contacted by the
    "enterprise" and captain pike is taken captive for a short period of

          08 december
    the u.s.s. "bonhomme richard" (ncc-1712) heavy cruiser is commissioned
    with pb-32 warp engines.  this second variation on the "constitution"
    class has warp 8 capacity, two dilithium laser banks, duotronic
    computers, and a complement of 430.  sixteen ships of this class will
    be built (ncc-1712-ncc-1727) and, beginning in the 2250's, ten
    "constitution" ships will be converted over to this class.

    the u.s.s. "pralaya" (ncc-1855), a "surya" class frigate, is destroyed
    near beta aurigae by klingon-allied warships.

    axanar becomes the 26th u.f.p. member.

    hikaru sulu graduates from the star fleet academy and enrolls in the

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    tufts college of military science, where he specializes in
    astrophysics and tactical weaponry.  he will receive his degree four
    years later.

    the four years war between the u.f.p. and the klingon empire ends.

    cadet james kirk enrolls in the friendship exchange action and meets

    the axanar peace mission establishes the u.f.p.-klingon border.  james
    kirk participates in this mission and is awarded the palm leaf.

    ensign james kirk is assigned to the training vessel u.s.s. "republic"
    (ncc-1371) and prevents a near-fatal explosion aboard ship, and is
    promoted to lieutenant.

    james kirk is given his first deep space assignment aboard the heavy
    cruiser u.s.s. "farragut" (ncc-1702) under captain garrovick and makes
    the first planetary survey of neural (zeta bootis iii).

    all research on the elway theorem is abandoned after having been
    proven inaccurate.

    james kirk contracts vegan choriomeningitis.

    the u.s.s. "farragut" (ncc-1702) is attacked by a vampire cloud near
    tycho iv.  half the crew are killed including captain garrovick.  lt.
    james kirk is given a commendation for bravery.

    peter kirk, james kirk's nephew, is born.

    james kirk serves as second officer aboard the scoutship "aeolus".  he
    meets cecelia simons for the first time.

    the t-4 "work bee" single-operator multipurpose craft is introduced.
    over three million of this small, popular craft will be produced over
    the next half century, with over 17 different modular packages.

          03 july
    the u.s.s. "potemkin" (ncc-1711) heavy cruiser is reclassified as a
    training vessel.

    the vulcan science survey vessel "criterion" is lost on a mission near
    the romulan neutral zone.

    hikaru sulu enters command school at star fleet academy.

    sharon follett graduates from the star fleet academy--2nd in a class
    of 286.

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    alterations in star fleet uniforms include larger group insignias, and
    u.f.p. insignias replacing united earth fleet registry insignias.  a
    command grade sleeve mark braid is issued, and ship's services and
    sciences insignias are swapped.

    the planet cerberus (eta lupi) ii is striken by crop failure.  carter
    winston uses his personal fortune to save the colony.

    ship-mounted phaser banks are installed on all major star fleet
    starships.  starship lasers become obsolete.

    the romulans begin their grand design project on the planet

    cyrano jones, intergalactic trader and general nuisance, embarks on
    his trade of buying and selling rare merchandise throughout space.

    lt. spock meets leila kalomi, a botanist, on earth.

          24 july
    the u.s.s. "federation" (ncc-2100) dreadnought is commissioned.  a
    total of twelve of these high-warp ships, the first utilizing three
    warp drive propulsion units and a complement of 500, will be
    constructed (ncc-2100-ncc-2112).  after installation of the pb-47
    drive in 2263, they will have warp 10 capacity.

    the sheliak corporate sever all contact with the u.f.p.

    dr. leonard mccoy applies for starship duty after serving as a medical
    advisor/cultural observer.  he is assigned to the "enterprise" as a
    replacement surgeon following the death of chief surgeon boyce.

    hikaru sulu is placed aboard the u.s.s. "essex" (ncc-1727) heavy
    cruiser as a relief helmsman with the rank of lieutenant (j.g.).

    nyota uhura receives her degree at the university of kenya.

    lori ciana is assigned to star fleet command, earth.

    2256, 01 march
    construction begins on the u.s.s. "coronado" (ncc-1975) through-deck

    the s.s. "beagle" (ncc-f1307), commanded by captain r.m. merik, is
    destroyed near ufc 892-iv (magna roma).

    james kirk has his last meetings with janet wallace and areel shaw
    prior to achieving command.

    james kirk is assigned as executive officer to the u.s.s. "alexander"
    (ncc-511) destroyer with the rank of lieutenant commander.  he will

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    receive command when her captain is killed in a battle with the
    klingons, and be awarded the medal of honor.

    lt. montgomery scott is assigned as an engineering officer aboard the
    u.s.s. "enterprise".

    lt. hikaru sulu temporarily leaves star fleet for the position of
    chief of development of the daystrom duotronics corporation.

    nyota uhura enrolls in the star fleet college of communications.

    dr. mornay and perren begin working on the science of transwarp.

    the planet medusa (xi hydrae iv) is discovered.

    orion pirates start raiding 1212 muscae iv (flyspeck).  this will
    continue for 8 years until the u.f.p. negotiates a treaty with the

         10 sept
    the u.s.s. "republic" (ncc-1371) heavy cruiser is decommissioned.

    2258, april
    captain christopher pike is promoted to fleet captain.  over the next
    two years he will teach at the star fleet academy as an instructor
    aboard a training starship.

    following the destruction of the "lydia sutherland" at the battle of
    ghioghe, commander james kirk is promoted to captain and given command
    of the u.s.s. "enterprise".  his first mission is to transport a team
    of vaudeville performers.

          12 july
    the u.s.s. "coronado" (ncc-1975) through-deck cruiser is commissioned.
     this class will total six vessels by 2260.  designed with a unique
    'double-ended' secondary hull, these warp 8 capacity ships, with a
    ship's complement of over 305, are the predecessors of the much larger
    "ariel" class shuttlecarriers introduced decades later.

    carter winston crashes on vendor.

    medusa (xi hydrae iv) becomes the 27th u.f.p. member.

    ingraham b is destroyed by the flying parasites.

    the planet elysia is charted by the u.s.s. "clarion".

          stardate 1305.4
    captain james kirk commands the "enterprise" on a five-year mission.
    after taking on supplies at the aldebaran colony, the "enterprise"
    discovers the mysterious planet kapeshet (ufc 155).  an alien time

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    experiment transports captain kirk and a small landing party to the
    21st century.

          stardates 1312.4-1313.8
    the recorder-marker of the s.s. "valiant" (ncc-s1104) is recovered by
    the "enterprise" at the rim of the galaxy.

    2260, 11 january
    in the gamma 400 system, in orbit of star base 12, the "enterprise" is
    drydocked and converted over to a "bonhomme richard" class heavy
    cruiser.  her new systems include two retractable phaser banks, an
    experimental photon torpedo system, warp 8 capacity via pb-32 engines,
    and a complement of 430.

    saavik is born on the planet hellguard (872 trianguli v).  she will be
    the first half-romulan/half-vulcan hybrid encountered by the u.f.p.

          01 february (stardate 6605.17)
    new star fleet uniforms are issued.  they include brightened colors
    and greater diversification of sleeve mark braids and insignias.
    sciences and services insignias are swapped back to normal.

    the u.s.s. "enterprise" is recommissioned after her uprating to the
    "bonhomme richard" class.  the five-year mission officially begins.

    omicron ceti iii is colonized.

          stardates 1512.2-1514.1
    on a star charting mission, the "enterprise" makes the first contact
    with the first federation.

          stardates 1329.8-1330.1
    harry mudd is pursued and captured by the "enterprise", which sustains
    serious damage to her dilithium crystals.  the crystals are replaced
    at rigel xii.

          stardates 1672.1-1673.1
    on planet alfa 177, the "enterprise's" transporter system
    malfunctions, stranding a landing party on the rapidly freezing

          stardates 1513.1-1513.8
    in orbit of ufc 113, a salt vampire stalks the crew of the

          stardates 1704.2-1704.4
    on a mission to pick up a team of scientists from psi 2000, a virus is
    accidentally brought aboard the "enterprise".  by integrating cold
    matter/antimatter, the ship is transported several days back through

          25 november (stardates 1533.6-1535.8)

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    the u.s.s. "antares" (ncc-f1312), a science probe vessel, is destroyed
    after picking up an orphan, charlie evans.  attempting to take control
    of the "enterprise" with his special abilities, evans is removed by
    his thasian step parents.

          stardates 1709.1-1709.6
    after a century, contact is re-established with the romulan star
    empire when a romulan cruiser tests its new cloaking device against
    u.f.p. forces.  four earth outposts are destroyed before the romulan
    vessel is forced to self-destruct.

          stardate 2712.4
    the "enterprise" is assigned to locate dr. roger korby on exo iii.  he
    is found alive in android form and, using the exoan technology,
    duplicates captain kirk.  his plan fails.

          stardates 2715.1-2715.2
    dr. tristan adams dies from his neural neutralizer machine on the
    tantalus v penal colony, following the escape of dr. simon van

          stardates 2713.5-2717.3
    miri's world (ufc m-347601), an exact duplicate of earth, is
    discovered by the "enterprise".  the landing party fights, and
    defeats, a deadly virus there.

          stardates 2817.6-2819.8
    kodos the executioner dies aboard the "enterprise".

          stardates 2821.5-2823.1
    on a mission to deliver medical supplies to new paris, the "galileo"/7
     shuttlecraft crashes on taurus ii while investigating murasaki 312, a
    quasar-like phenomena.

          stardates 2947.3-2950.1
    following an ion storm, captain james kirk is accused of murdering his
    records officer, benjamin finney.  he is forced to stand a general
    court-martial on star base 11 and is cleared when it is revealed that
    he was framed by the victim.  james kirk is the first star fleet
    starship captain to stand trial.

    dr. ursula mornay of the university of tarrigor (altair vi)
    synthesizes trilithium in solid form.

    tritanium (element 125) is discovered on argus x.

          stardates 3012.4-3013.2
    the "enterprise" is called back to star base 11.  it is then hijacked
    to talos iv by commander spock along with her former commander, fleet
    captain christopher pike.  spock stands court-martial but all charges
    are dropped by commodore mendez.  pike becomes a cultural observer for
    the u.f.p. on talos iv.

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          stardates 3025.3-3025.8
    the crew of the "enterprise" take shore leave on omicron delta iv.
    doctor mccoy is seemingly killed.

          stardates 2124.5-2126.3
    while crossing a star desert on a mission to the beta 6 colony, the
    "enterprise" battles trelane, a super-being, on the rogue planet

          stardates 3045.6-3046.2
    contact is made with the gorn hegemony when cestus iii, an earth
    colony, is destroyed by a gorn raid.  the "enterprise" goes in
    pursuit, but is apprehended by the metrons.  captain kirk is forced to
    fight the captain of the gorn ship on an asteroid.

          stardates 3087.6-3088.7
    on a remote planet, a "winking out" phenomena is observed and
    corrected by the "enterprise".

          stardates 3113.2-3114.1
    while heading back to star base 9 for resupply, the "enterprise" is
    caught by a black star and flung back through time to the year 1969.

    the "enterprise" once again engages romulan vessels.

          stardates 3156.2-3158.7
    the "enterprise" goes in search of the long-lost u.s.s. "horizon"
    (ncc-1370).  on planet ufc 611-beta iii, a society enslaved by a
    computer called landru is released.

          stardates 3192.1-3193.0
    a 500 year interplanetary war fought by computers is halted by the
    intervention of the "enterprise" on eminiar vii.

          stardates 3141.9-3143.3
    the dy-100 class sleeper vessel, s.s. "botany bay" (dy-102) is
    discovered drifting in space by the "enterprise".  eighty 'supermen'
    from the eugenics wars are revived and, after a failed takeover
    attempt, are exiled to ceti alpha v.

          stardates 3417.3-3417.7
    under the influence of spore plants, the "enterprise" crew desert the
    ship for the planet omicron ceti iii.  commander spock, through the
    use of subsonics, destroys the spore influence.

          stardate 3196.1
    silicon-based life is discovered on janus vi.  the "enterprise"
    investigates and discovers the horta creatures are the last of its
    kind and a mining agreement is established.

          stardates 3198.4-3201.7
    the organian conflict: in orbit of the seemingly-primitive planet

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    organia, the forces of the klingon empire and the u.f.p. prepare for
    all-out war.  the organians, super-beings in reality, put a stop to
    the war and establish the organian peace treaty.

    the time planet (gateway) is discovered by the "enterprise" by
    following waves of time distortion.  earth history is accidentally
    destroyed and then repaired through the use of the guardian of

    the "enterprise" heads for earth for shore leave.  captain james kirk
    considers resigning from star fleet.

          stardates 3287.2-3289.8
    a mass insanity of flying parasites is tracked to the planet deneva by
    the "enterprise".  by setting up a ring of orbital trivium satellites,
    they are destroyed.

    the u.s.s. "hood" (ncc-1707) heavy cruiser is attacked by a kzinti
    cruiser.  ensign m'ress, sneaking aboard the enemy vessel, sends a
    distress signal.

    corbomite (element 140) is discovered on star base 27: named after
    james kirk's famous bluff!

    the vulcan science survey ship "diversity" is lost near the romulan
    neutral zone.

          stardate 3018.2
    two extra-galactic aliens are encountered by "enterprise" crewmembers
    on the planet pyrus vii.

          stardates 3219.4-3220.3
    enroute to epsilon canaris iii, the shuttlecraft "galileo 7" is
    hijacked in space to gamma canaris n by a gaseous life form.

          stardates 3497.2-3499.1
    a topaline mining agreement treaty is negotiated on capella iv despite
    klingon mining interest.

          stardate 3468.1
    the "enterprise" is stopped dead in space by a super-being calling
    himself apollo, while approaching pollux iv.

          stardate 3372.7
    commander spock is forced to return to vulcan due to the koon-ut
    kal-if-fee mating drive.

          stardate 4202.9
    the u.s.s. "constellation" (ncc-1017) is found wrecked in space.  the
    intergalactic berserker responsible is destroyed enroute to the rigel
    colonies by the starship "enterprise".

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          stardates 3614.9-3615.4
    while on therapeutic shore leave on argelius ii, lt. commander scott
    is accused of murder.  further investigation proves that a
    non-corporeal being (redjac) is responsible.

          stardate 3541.9
    the long-lost space probe 'nomad' is brought aboard the "enterprise"
    after having destroyed all life in the malurian star system.  the
    probe itself eventually self-destructs.

          stardates 3715.3-3715.6
    on gamma trianguli vi, a primitive subservient civilization is freed
    of its mechanical god.

    during an ion storm, a landing party beaming up to the "enterprise"
    transpose with their counterparts in an alternate universe.

          stardates 3478.2-3479.4
    while delivering supplies to gamma hydra iv, members of the
    "enterprise" landing party become subject to hyperaging.  command is
    temporarily transferred to commodore stocker who takes the ship into
    the romulan neutral zone and nearly destroys the "enterprise" moments
    before an antidote is developed.

          stardate 4513.3
    the "enterprise" is hijacked to the planet mudd (ufc 257704-ii) by an
    android commanded by harry mudd.  after control of the "enterprise" is
    regained, mudd is forced into exile on the planet.

          stardates 4523.3-4525.6
    a priority a-1 distress signal draws the "enterprise" to deep space
    station k7.  captain kirk is ordered to guard a shipment of wheat to
    sherman's planet while his ship becomes infested with tribbles.

          stardates 4040.7-4041.7
    the wreckage of the s.s. "beagle" (ncc-f1307) is traced to planet ufc
    892-iv (magna roma) where, due to its 20th century-styled culture, the
    prime directive of non-interference is nearly broken.

          stardates 3842.3-3843.4
    the "enterprise" is assigned the task of transporting ambassadors of
    u.f.p. planets to the planet babel.  contact is made with an orion
    high-speed vessel.

    captain james kirk investigates a series of murders at the vulcan
    academy of science on the planet vulcan.

    after a month in orbit of vulcan, the "enterprise" encounters a plague
    condition on nisus (vulcan colony 9).

          stardates 4211.4-4211.8
    on neural, the klingons are discovered breaking the prime directive by
    escalating the development of firearms.

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          stardates 3211.7-3259.2
    captain kirk and a landing party, while checking the gamma ii station,
    are kidnapped to the planet triskelion and sold as thralls.

          stardates 3619.2-3620.7
    on argus x, a vampire cloud creature is battled.  it is the same
    creature that decimated the "farragut" eleven years earlier, and it is
    destroyed by the "enterprise" on tycho iv.

          stardates 4307.1-4309.4
    a gigantic spacegoing 'ameba' is destroyed after having annihilated
    the u.s.s. "intrepid" (ncc-1708) and the entire gamma 7a system.

    the "enterprise" is sent to sigma iotia ii to discover what
    sociological damage the pre-prime directive ship "horizon" (ncc-1000)
    had on the planet.

          stardates 4657.5-4658.9
    kelvans, from the distant andromeda galaxy, take control of the
    "enterprise" and ready it for an intergalactic journey back home.

          stardates 4768.3-4770.3
    three disembodied entities are unearthed on the long-dead planet
    arret.  in an experiment, they take control of the bodies of three
    "enterprise" officers.

    a drastic violation of the prime directive is discovered on ekos,
    where old earth's nazi germany society had been recreated by u.f.p.
    cultural observer john gill.

          stardate 4729.4
    dr. richard daystrom's new computer, the m-5, is installed aboard the
    "enterprise" and given a test run.  it fails miserably after
    destroying the s.s. "woden" (dy-500) automated ore freighter, and
    firing on the heavy cruisers u.s.s. "lexington" (ncc-1703),
    "excalibur" (ncc-1705), "hood" (ncc-1707), and "potemkin" (ncc-1711).
    dr. daystrom is hospitalized.

    a crewless u.s.s. "exeter" (ncc-1706) in orbit of omega iv is found
    contaminated with a deadly virus, and fleet captain ronald tracy is
    found to be violating the prime directive on the planet.

    by use of the lightspeed breakaway factor, the "enterprise" is sent
    back through time to the year 1968 for crucial historical research.
    captain kirk discovers that an alien team is already stationed on
    earth, ensuring its survival.

    2263, 12 march
    the u.s.s. "achernar" (ncc-1732) heavy cruiser is commissioned, the
    first starship with the pb-47 circumferential warp drive, and the last
    major starhip class with circumferential (as opposed to linear)
    engines.  this third variation on the "constitution" class will

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    establish records for hyperspace acceleration unsurpassed until the
    development of linear warp drive in the mid-2260's.  her expanded
    systems include 6 phasers, 2 photon torpedo banks, and an
    externally-mounted deflector shield grid.  thirteen ships of this
    class will be built (ncc-1732-ncc-1744) and 22 "constitution/bonhomme
    richard" ships will be converted over to this class.

          stardate 4385.3
    under orders to contact the melkots, the "enterprise" officers, before
    achieving their goal, become entrapped in an illusionary world.

          stardate 4372.5
    the "enterprise" transports the dohlman of elas to troyius, in the
    tellun star system.  the starship's engines are sabotaged and a
    klingon d-6 battlecruiser engaged.

          stardates 4842.6-4843.6+
    an asteroid is diverted from destroying the planet amerind.  in doing
    so, the "enterprise's" warp engines are burned out, forcing the ship
    to drift to amerind on impulse engines for 59.223 days.  the first
    evidence of the preservers, an advanced culture known to have saved
    many primitive cultures in ancient times, is found on this class m

          stardates 5027.3-5027.4
    on sealed orders, the "enterprise" enters romulan space and is
    captured by a small fleet of romulan vessels: "luctas" ("starfire",
    chr 316), "parno" ("broadsword", chr 381), and "n'lanaes" ("predator",
    chr 385).  the "enterprise" escapes with the romulans' new cloaking
    device and the fleet commander.  it is confirmed that romulans are now
    employing klingon vessels (d7 battlecruisers) and technology due to
    the recent klingon-romulan alliance.

          stardate 5029.5
    in the epsilon indii system, the starnes expedition is found dead on
    triacus.  the "enterprise" investigates and a non-corporeal alien is
    found responsible and is dealt with.

          stardates 5431.4-5432.3
    commander spock's brain is removed by an alien woman from sigma
    draconus vi.  his brain is restored in the advanced underground city.

          stardates 5630.7-5630.8
    while transporting the medusan ambassador to the u.f.p. back to its
    homeworld, dr. lawrence marvick, one of the designers of the
    "constitution" class engines, goes mad from exposure to the medusan.
    he takes control of the ship and takes it out of our universe and
    dies.  by use of a medusan mind meld, the "enterprise" returns home.

          stardate 5121.5
    sent to pick up a team of scientists in the minaran system which is
    entering a nova phase, the "enterprise" finds the team murdered by
    humanoids.  the "enterprise" warps out as minara goes nova.

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          stardate 5693.2
    in the territorial annex of the tholian assembly, the "enterprise"
    encounters the u.s.s. "defiant" (ncc-1717) trapped in a dimensional
    interphase.  while trying to recover captain kirk from the "defiant",
    the "enterprise" returns fire with tholian scout ships.

          stardates 5476.3-5476.4
    an immense generation ship built by the fabrini, called "yonada", is
    diverted from destroying the u.f.p. member world daran v, by the
    "enterprise".  by researching the fabrini records, a cure for
    xenopolycythemia is found.

    a non-corporeal alien that feeds on hate attempts to start a war
    between the survivors of the klingon battlecruiser "klolode" aboard
    the "enterprise", but is overpowered.

          stardates 5784.2-5784.3
    the planet platonius is discovered by the "enterprise".  a fight
    against the psychokinetic platonians result when the ship's chief
    medical officer refuses to remain on the planet.

          stardates 5710.5-5710.9
    hyperaccelerated humanoids are discovered on scalos.  they nearly
    seize control of the "enterprise" in an attempt to use the crew as
    breeding stock.

    an "enterprise" landing party discover an ancient kalandan outpost and
    battle against a deadly computer-generated 'woman'.

          stardates 5730.2-5730.6
    contact is made with the last two natives of the planet cheron, which
    is found to have destroyed itself.

          stardate 5718.3
    the deranged fleet captain garth of izar takes control of the elba ii
    penal colony and its inmates.  the "enterprise" delivers a new
    therapeutic drug to the correctional facility, which results in most
    of the inmates' rehabilitation.

          stardates 5423.4-5423.8
    the first u.f.p. delegation to the planet gideon (delta dorado)
    reveals the planet to be grossly overpopulated.  the forced
    introduction of vegan choriomeningitis results in a crude form of
    population control.

          stardates 5725.3-5725.6
    the memory core of memory alpha is attacked and destroyed by the
    non-corporeal inhabitants of zetar.  rebuilding of the library complex

          stardates 5818.4-5819.3
    on the u.f.p. world ardana (mu leonis), a sociological revolution

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    occurs.  the troglytes gain their freedom to live in the cloud city of

          stardates 5832.3-5832.6
    the space cruiser s.s. "aurora" (ncc-c1200) is destroyed after being
    stolen by a band of 'space hippies' in search of the mythical planet
    eden (ufc 3676543).  with help from the u.s.s. "enterprise", the
    planet is located.  their leader, dr. sevrin, dies after briefly
    commandeering the ship.

          stardates 5843.7-5843.8
    rigellian fever strikes the crew of the "enterprise" and, in hopes of
    obtaining the only known antidote, mr. flint, a wealthy hermit is
    bargained with on holberg 917g (omega vii).

          stardates 5906.4-5906.5
    the planet excalbia is surveyed by the "enterprise" and contact is
    made with non-humanoid, carbon-cycle beings.  through the power of
    mass transformation, the excalbians learn the concepts of good and
    evil from the crew of the "enterprise".

          august? (stardates 5943.7-5943.9)
    while exploring sarpeidon, the only inhabited planet of beta niobe
    which is on the verge of going nova, an "enterprise" landing party
    becomes entrapped in different time zones.  the ship and landing party
    leave in time to escape the nova.

          stardates 5928.5-5930.3
    through the use of an ancient machine unearthed on camus ii, dr.
    janice lester swaps bodies with captain james kirk of the "enterprise"
    and assumes command.  the transfer is broken and lester is committed.

          stardates 6346.02-6389.91
    the u.s.s. "enterprise" at the arias mastac prime dockyards in orbit
    of daran v is uprated to the "achernar" class with some new systems,
    including a new holographic recreation room, life support belts in
    place of environmental suits, new phaser systems etc.  lt. m'ress
    signs on as a communications officer and lt. arex as chief navigator.
    ensign pavel chekov is temporarily transferred to the u.s.s.
    "lermontov" as executive officer.

          stardates 5221.3-5221.8
    in orbit of questar m-17, the "enterprise" battles an ancient magnetic

          stardates 5373.4-5373.9
    an intelligent cosmic cloud is diverted from destroying pallas xiv by
    the "enterprise".

    while assisting a team of historians on the planet gateway, commander
    spock's time stream is disrupted.  he returns to vulcan with the use
    of the guardian of forever and corrects history.

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    the ln-64 pulsed linear (4th generation) warp drive is developed.
    these new engines, utilizing linear warp drive intermix shafts
    connecting impulse and warp systems for efficient energy distribution
    will enable ships to attain warp 12 speeds.

          25 december (stardates 5143.3-5148.7)
    patrolling near the edge of the romulan neutral zone, the "enterprise"
    comes to the rescue of carter winston, who turns out to be a
    shape-changing vendorian spy set up by the romulans.  after
    commandeering the "enterprise" and taking the ship into romulan space,
    the vendorian agent is captured and the ship makes a narrow escape
    from romulan vessels.  the "enterprise" takes on supplies and is
    briefly refitted in orbit of valeria.

    coridan becomes the 28th u.f.p. member.

          stardates 5483.7-5483.9
    the "enterprise" frees the inhabitants of taurus ii from their own
    glandular secretion trap.

          stardates 5554.4-5554.8
    the 5th clone of stavos keniclius is discovered ruling the planet
    phylos by the "enterprise".

          stardate 5591.2
    the "enterprise" returns to omicron delta iv, the "shore leave planet"
    for r & r.  the planet's computer is running wild and is negotiated
    with before shore leave commences.

          stardate 4978.5
    harry mudd is once again apprehended by the "enterprise", after having
    tried to sell 'love crystals'.

          stardate 1254.4
    given the task of exploring the galactic core, the "enterprise" is
    drawn into a parallel universe.  the crew are tried by the inhabitants
    of megas-tu and helped to cross back into our universe.

          stardates 5577.3-5577.7
    responding to a strange distress signal, the "enterprise" is bombarded
    with spiroid epsilon radiation.  the crew begin to contract but are
    restructured by the transporter systems.  the lost colony terra 10 is
    found to be responsible, and the entire city is spacelifted to
    verdanis (epsilon pegasi), renamed verdantin.

          stardates 5267.2-5267.6
    surveying the delta triangle region of space, the "enterprise" and the
    klingon battlecruiser "klothos" ("carnage", kl 99970), are transported
    into a parallel universe.  through cooperation, they manage to return
    to our own continuum.

          stardate 5392.4

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    while escorting two robot grain ships to sherman's planet, the
    "enterprise" rescues trader cyrano jones from a pursuing klingon
    battlecruiser, the "tor'stog" ("devisor", kl 73796) the "enterprise"
    once again becomes infested with tribbles, as does the "devisor".

          stardates 5499.9-5506.2
    the class n water world argo is studied by the "enterprise" when
    captain kirk and commander spock are transformed into water-breathers
    by the planet's inhabitants.  the process is reversed, and a sea-quake
    is diverted by the "enterprise".

          stardates 6334.1-6336.2
    commander spock is stricken by choriocytosis and the u.s.s. "huron"
    (ncc-f1313), carrying the only cure, is attacked and ravaged by orion
    pirates.  after pursuit by the "enterprise", the orion pirate vessel
    is captured intact and spock's life is saved.

          stardate 5683.1
    numerous ships are called to rendezvous with a vedalan asteroid for a
    unique mission.  a holy war will erupt across the galaxy unless the
    stolen soul of skorr is returned to its people.  kirk and spock and a
    group of specially selected beings retrieve it from a mad planet
    (upsilon mensae).

          stardates 5275.6-5276.8
    dr. leonard mccoy of the "enterprise" is tried for medical mispractice
    in the dramen system for the slaughter of the inhabitants of dramia
    ii, nineteen years ago.  he is released after finding a cure for the
    auroral plague which threatened the crew of the "enterprise".

          stardate 3183.3
    after escaping from a romulan sneak attack into an energy cloud, the
    "enterprise's" main computer malfunctions and threatens the lives of
    the ship.

          stardates 6063.4-6063.5
    the "enterprise" officers meet kukulkan, a space traveler who visited
    earth in ancient times, while tracing the origin of kukulkan's
    unmanned probe of earth.

          stardates 6770.3-6770.6
    enroute to babel with the retiring ambassador robert april, the first
    captain of the "enterprise", the ship seemingly crosses over into an
    antimatter universe.  the entire incident is later revealed to be the
    doing of a rogue planetoid of telepathic beings testing the u.f.p. and
    the klingon empire.

          stardate 5501.2
    the disappearance of the crew of the science vessel "ariel", in orbit
    of lactra vii, leads the officers of the "enterprise" into a
    planet-sized zoo of specimens from all across the galaxy.  after being
    released by the lactrans, the ship aids them in a quest for a new
    creature for their zoo, a jawanda.

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          stardate 7403.6
    commander ari bn bem from the recently-contacted planet pandro (garo
    vii), joins the "enterprise" on a series of exploratory and contact
    missions.  trouble starts on delta theta iii, and later on pandro
    itself when klingons are found experimenting with pandronian life

          stardate 4187.3
    the "enterprise", enroute to negotiations with the newly-contacted
    briamosites, discovers a slaver stasis box.  it is transported to star
    base 25 by shuttlecraft and is captured by kzinti enroute.  the box is
    opened, revealing an advanced weapon which self-destructs, killing the
    kzinti.  afterwards, the stasis box is used to impress the briamosites
    into allying themselves with the u.f.p., to the regret of the klingon

    ensign chekov returns to the "enterprise" as navigation officer.

    the u.s.s. "star empire" prototype "federation ii" class dreadnought
    is destroyed following its theft by terrorists:  the admiral
    rittenhouse scandal.

    the theft of the experimental transwarp drive leads the "enterprise"
    into a desperate battle for the revolutionary new star drive.

    the duotronic ii series computer is developed by dr. richard daystrom,
    incorporating many features of the failed m-5 multitronic unit.

    the u.s.s. "constitution" (ncc-1700) confronts a new klingon prototype
     "k't'inga" ("great powerful conqueror", kl 99634) heavy battlecruiser
    near gamma canaris.  having sustained considerable hull and bulkhead
    damage from the engagement, the "constitution" is drydocked at
    starbase 27.  this delay in resuming it's mission will prevent her
    from being uprated to the new "enterprise" class.

    fleet admiral heihachiro nogura, chief of staff, prepares a special
    report on a new program of fleet rejuvenation.

    construction on the epsilon series listening outposts on the disputed
    border of the klingon empire continues.  epsilon outposts one, two,
    and three are completed and fully operational.  these outpost stations
    will number nine by 2268.

    guinan's people encounter the borg.  her people are destroyed.  the
    few survivors scatter throughout the galaxy.

          stardate 6205.7
    the u.f.p. encounters the tomarii.  commander spock goes undercover
    and fabricates the legend of black fire.  the new star fleet uniforms
    are tried out aboard the "enterprise", and naturally-occuring

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    trilithium crystals are discovered.  the "enterprise" sustains battle

          march (stardate 6987.31)
    the five-year voyage of the u.s.s. "enterprise" ends.  over the next
    six months:  captain james kirk is promoted three grades to rear
    admiral and assigned to star fleet headquarters, terra, as chief of
    star fleet operations.  commander spock and dr. leonard mccoy resign
    their star fleet commissions.  lt. commander montgomery scott is
    promoted to commander and supervises the work on the new linear warp
    drive engines and the fleet rejuvenation program.  spock bonds with
    t'sura.  mccoy journeys to yonada and meets dr. keridwen llewellyn

    over the next nine months, all ground based fabrication facilities
    (sol system) begin producing components for heavy cruisers to be
    refitted to the new "enterprise" class.  warp simulation testing of
    the new ln-64 pulsed linear warp drive nacelles is carried out at the
    star fleet orbital simulation yards in orbit of earth.  drydock
    facility number one is specially constructed to accommodate the new
    class one heavy cruiser to be constructed.  the "enterprise" herself,
    meanwhile, is tested for structural integrity while all fuels and
    consumables are purged.

    the tandem 14 warp driven shuttlecraft is developed.  this shuttle
    consists of a warp drive sled housing both impulse and warp engines,
    with a maximum speed of warp 4.

          02 december
    construction starts on the u.s.s. "decatur" (ncc-2500) strike cruiser,
    the first class one starship with ln-64 linear warp drive.

    2266, 03 january
    the u.s.s. "enterprise" enters drydock number one in orbit of earth
    and uprating begins to form the new "enterprise" (ncc-1701) class
    heavy cruiser.

          13 february (stardate 7912.04)
    new star fleet uniforms are issued.  these new uniforms are
    materialized directly on the wearer while standing in a combination
    sonic shower/clothing fabricator.

    svonn steals the katra of zakal from vulcan.  dr. llewellyn dies,
    sacrificing herself to destroy zakal.  spock breaks the link with
    t'sura and decides to achieve kohlinahr.

    2267, 17 february
    the u.s.s. "decatur" (ncc-2500) cruiser is launched, the first
    starship with linear warp drive.  a maximum warp speed of 10 is
    attained.  further refining will enable a two warp factor increase.

    delta iv becomes the 29th u.f.p. member.

    the imperial government collapses on magna roma (ufc 892-iv).

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          23 august (stardates 7412.6-7414.1)
    a high-energy cloud destroys the epsilon 9 monitoring station after
    having destroyed three klingon "k't'inga" class warships: "arakkab"
    ("indignant", kl 11805), "eelst" ("hunter", kl 83452), and "amar"
    ("revenge", kl 98520).  the barely-completed u.s.s. "enterprise" is
    launched ahead of schedule to intercept the v'ger entity enroute to
    earth.  rear admiral james kirk is given temporary command of the
    starship for this mission, and many of the previous "enterprise"
    officers are reassigned to the "enterprise".  the loss of the ship's
    captain, willard decker, results in kirk being re-awarded permanent

    the vulcan ship "symmetry" is dispatched to the planet hellguard (872
    trianguli v) in romulan space.  spock and sarek recover the
    romulan/vulcan children there, including saavik.

    2268, 17 may
    the u.s.s. "enterprise" (ncc-1701) heavy cruiser is recommissioned.
    this, yet another variation on the original "constitution" design, and
    the second class i ship with linear warp drive (ln-64), incorporates
    all of the latest advances in star fleet technology: 18 warp-powered
    phasers, two photon torpedo banks, warp 12 capacity, a cloaking
    device, new deflector shields and screens, duotronic ii computers, and
    a complement of 500.  this starship class will consist of eight
    vessels, all rebuilt heavy cruisers.

    the first of two five-year missions of the new u.s.s. "enterprise"
    begins with admiral james kirk in command.

    the helvan race is being experimented upon by aliens.  the
    "enterprise" is assigned to study the waves of violence sweeping
    through this section of the galaxy.

    the new human movement of the zaran totality reaches its peak as the
    "enterprise" is ordered to transport the zaran ambassador home.
    admiral kirk and commander spock battle against the oneness.

    commander spock takes a two-week leave on vulcan while the
    "enterprise" transports a diplomatic party of kaldorni.

    although not known to the ufp at large, star fleet begins to take
    covert actions against the kzinti.  this "hemming-in" will lead to the
    kzinti incursion in three years, and will later have great affect on
    star fleet's shipbuilding schedule.

    the u.f.p., klingon empire, and romulan empire jointly agree to
    develop the planet nimbus iii, "the planet of galactic peace", in the
    neutral zone.

    2270, 12 may
    the u.s.s. "decatur" (ncc-2500) prototype cruiser is commissioned.  it

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    will be further uprated and become a member of the "belknap"
    (ncc-2501) strike cruiser class.

    six warrantors are kidnapped by the romulans to forment political
    chaos.  they are rescued by the "enterprise".

          stardates 0304.6-2816.3
    with the aid of ael t'rllaillieu a romulan defector and commander of
    the "bloodwing", the "enterprise" destroys the levaeri (113 trianguli)
    v research laboratory in romulan space and rescues vulcan captives.

    2271, 19 october
    the uprated u.s.s. "constitution" (ncc-1700) heavy cruiser is
    recommissioned.  this first variation on the "enterprise" class
    utilizes ln-60 warp engines and is capable of only warp 11, has a
    complement of only 435, and is armed with twelve phasers and two
    torpedo banks.  seven ships will form this scaled-down "enterprise"
    class, all rebuilt from older heavy cruisers.

    dr. leonard mccoy is kidnapped by romulans while on a three-week
    voyage aboard the u.s.s. "vega" starliner.  with help from commander
    t'rllaillieu, the "enterprise" rescues mccoy from the romulan

    dr. emanuel tagore dies.

          stardate 2213.5
    the klingon warship "hakkarl" ("vanguard", kl 1017), an uprated
    "k't'inga" heavy battlecruiser (fully automated) is launched with
    captain kasak sutai-khornezh in command, via a klingon bird of prey
    scout ship, "tazhat" (kl 1018).  the renegade klingon heads for
    dekkanar (4725 cancri iv) to trigger a war--and is destroyed by the

    the kzinti incursion: forces from kzin attack tau ceti.  admiral kirk,
    aboard the u.s.s. "enterprise" (ncc-1701), commands a large task force
    against the kzinti and employs the "zetarian squeeze" maneuver to
    force the enemy fleet into a neutron star.  the starships "astrad" and
    "alfr" track down and capture the kzinti patriarch's flagship.

    the duotronic iii series computer system is developed.

    'the final reflection' is published.

    2273, march
    the u.s.s. "avenger" (ncc-1860) heavy frigate rebuilding begins, using
    the old "surya" class frigates.

         13 july
    the u.s.s. "endeaver" (ncc-1716) heavy cruiser is commissioned.
    essentially uprated heavy cruisers based on the "achernar" design with
    self-contained ln-52 linear warp drive nacelles and uprated

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    sensor/navigational deflector dishes, twelve of this class are
    converted ships while four (ncc-1728-1731) are newly-built
    replacements for the destroyed heavy cruisers "constellation",
    "defiant", "intrepid" and "valiant".  each ship has warp 10 capacity
    and carries a complement of 430.

    the "marco polo" class i freighter is launched.

    ambassador sarek begins preparations for the legaran conference.

    2274, 20 january (stardates 7815.3-7816.1)
    king stevvin is transported aboard the "enterprise" which has the
    mission of retrieving the hidden crown of shad on sigma 1212.

    the space control ship project is considered by senior officers of
    star fleet command.

    the warp engines of the "enterprise" heavy cruisers are uprated with
    minor modifications.  uprating on all "enterprise" starships will be
    completed by 2276.  the engines will again be uprated once again,
    beginning in 2281.

          07 february
    the u.s.s. "belknap" (ncc-2501) strike cruiser is commissioned.
    capable of warp 12, these cruisers which will total 28, combines many
    of the features of the heavy cruisers and dreadnoughts into a more
    warp dynamic design.

    the u.s.s. "avenger" (ncc-1860) heavy frigate is commissioned.  these
    new heavily-armed vessels equipped with 4 megaphaser cannons, 4 photon
    torpedo banks, and 12 standard phasers, will form the basis of the
    "knox" frigates to be constructed in the future.  with a complement of
    360 and a warp capacity of 11, a total of 22 ships of this class
    (ncc-1860-ncc-1881) will be built.

    the u.s.s. "artemis", bound for septimus minor, colonizes tau signa

    rebuilding begins on the u.s.s. "federation" (ncc-2100) dreadnought,
    incorporating the latest systems.

    saavik enrolls in star fleet academy.

    the romulans' grand design is put into action.  the "enterprise"
    recovers a romulan warship loaded with deadly cargo.  star fleet h.q.
    on earth is contaminated and the "enterprise" voyages back to the
    planet hellguard for the cure.

    the u.s.s. "daran" (ncc-3201) fast frigate is commissioned.  by 2278,
    this class, based upon the "avenger" heavy frigate design, will total

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    twelve starships (ncc-3201-ncc-3212), each having warp 11 capacity, a
    complement of 345, and 12 phaser emplacements.

          15 august
    the u.s.s. "tikopai" (ncc-1800) heavy cruiser is, at long last,
    commissioned. after constant redesigns due to the influx of new drive
    technologies in the early 2260's this class was greatly delayed.
    utilizing ln-65a engines, a complement of 440, and a slightly modified
    primary hull, these are essentially another variation on the
    "enterprise" heavy cruiser.  a total of 33 "tikopai" heavy cruisers
    will be built (ncc-1800-ncc-1832), all new ships.

    2276, august
    the uprated u.s.s. "federation (ii)" (ncc-2100) dreadnought is
    recommissioned.  with state-of-the-art warp drive (three ln-64
    nacelles), 20 phasers, 4 photon torpedo banks, a cloaking device, and
    a complement of 500, these "federation ii" dreadnoughts serve as
    flagships for many subquadrant fleets and system defense forces.  a
    total of nine will be reconstructed, each one capable of warp 15, the
    fastest ships in star fleet of the 23rd century.

    a program is authorized to develop the transwarp drive system.

          22 november
    the u.s.s. "ariel" (ncc-2200) shuttlecarrier is commissioned.  this
    immense delta-winged starship with warp 14 capacity via ln-65a engines
    and a complement of 842 is the largest star fleet vessel to date.
    only four such vessels will be constructed (ncc-2200-ncc-2203), but
    its extremely warp-dynamic design is considered for the construction
    of future deep-space ships.

    the u.s.s. "enterprise" makes first contact with the inari
    civilization when encountering a scout ship just beyond subquadrant 3

    the u.s.s. "excelsior" (ncc-1718) heavy cruiser disappears while on a
    reconnaissance mission outside u.f.p. treaty territory (external to
    subquadrant 2 south).

          17 may
    the u.s.s. "knox" (ncc-1940) frigate is commissioned.  essentially
    scaled-down "knox" frigates, 26 in all will be built
    (ncc-1940-ncc-1965).  armed with only phasers (no torpedoes), a
    complement of 350, and a warp capacity of 11, these ships will replace
    the converted "surya" frigates.

          stardates 7823.6-7835.8
    the akkalla-chorym alliance.  lt. commander pavel chekov is promoted
    to commander rank and is promoted to first officer of the u.s.s.
    "reliant" (ncc-1864) heavy frigate.

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    the "enterprise" is drydocked, following her last deep-space mission.
    admiral james kirk becomes an instructor at the star fleet academy on

    the "enterprise" is deployed as the flagship of the terran defense
    group, fleet quadrant zero, under command of commodore gregory

          02 june
    the "ascension" (ncc-2520) dreadnought is commissioned.  a
    mini-"federation ii" class dreadnought, ten ships of this class will
    be constructed (ncc-2520-ncc-2529).  with warp 15 capability, a crew
    of 485, and--like the "federation"--three ln-64 propulsion units.

    the "k'teremny" klingon destroyer is commissioned.

    the "menahga" (ncc-3100) heavy destroyer is constructed.

    mark jameson is born.

          stardate 8083.6
    'strangers from the sky' is published.  the resultant publication
    triggers off deeply buried memories in the minds of admiral kirk and
    captain spock.

    2280, january
    alpha centauri b goes nova.  many other stars are also showing signs
    of entering a nova phase due to a time acceleration phenomena.
    admiral kirk is once again given temporary command of the "enterprise"
    on a mission to gateway, in order to halt the phenomena.

    the second minor uprating of warp drive engines on "enterprise" heavy
    cruisers begins.  it will be complete on all ships of this class in
    one year.

    the secession of vulcan from the u.f.p. is debated.

    t'pau dies.

    2283, 08 june
    on kazh, the bur chak kingdom of shanto k'tor consolidates its hold
    over the klingon emperor's seat.  klingon activity increases
    substantially, forcing star fleet to construct additional frigate-type

    lars-eric valdemar becomes federation commissioner of the star fleet

    the u.s.s. "tori", "lafayette", and "wasp" defeat the klingon
    hunter-killers "k'chss" and "k'utuul" during the taal tan offensive.
    this substantial increase in klingon activity leads to the

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    construction of additional frigate-type starships by star fleet.

    the u.s.s. "matapan" (ncc-1960) frigate is lost with an entire
    tacfleet force during the mtk security action beyond federation treaty
    territory (outside subquadrant 2 north).  no survivors are found.

    an attempt is made to salvage the transwarp drive project by pairing
    it with the space control ship project.  this results ultimately in
    the u.s.s. "excelsior" (ncc-2000) class space control ship.  with the
    koeller uti k27 transwarp engines, a maximum warp of 17 is achieved.
    the transwarp drive will be unofficially placed back on the research
    and development status in the next few years.

    the u.s.s. "renner" (ncc-3250) corvette is commissioned.  twenty one
    of these successful warp 11, 180 complement, vessels
    (ncc-3250-ncc-3270) will be built.

    the u.s.s. "enterprise", at the request of admiral kirk, director of
    personnel, is reassigned to the academy for use on rotation as an
    academy midshipman training vessel.

    magna roma (ufc 892-iv) begins to transform into a republic.

    the u.s.s. "enterprise" heavy cruiser undergoes an extensive overhaul,
    which includes the installation of an experimental photon torpedo
    launch system utilizing manual loading and prelaunch control.

    during the rykla dagh incident, the u.s.s. "hood" (ncc-1707) heavy
    cruiser defeats and captures the klingon battlecruiser "l'ktja".

          01 december
    the u.s.s. "endurance" (ncc-1862) frigate is commissioned.  all eight
    frigates of this class (ncc-1862-ncc-1880) are refits of the "avenger"
    class heavy frigates and will all be commissioned by early 2286.  they
    are all scaled-down "avengers", each now possessing only 14 phasers
    total and no photon torpedo banks.

    the klingon destroyer "qrish" is pursued between borderspace and
    donatu, by u.f.p. starships upon discovering her disappearence from
    her homeport in the shahkur star sytem.  the "hood" heavy cruiser is
    destroyed in the ensuing battle and the new destoyer "ajax" withdraws
    badly mauled.  the "qrish" escapes unscathed.

    shar-lon is born on the soon-to-become 'world of the peacekeepers.'

    the u.s.s. "cyane" (ncc-1890) heavy frigate is commissioned.  based
    directly upon the "avenger" class, all ten ships (ncc-1890-1899)
    possess the same firepower of their predecessor heavy frigate class
    but with newer system types.  almost identical to the "avenger", these
    ships have the capacity to embark full squadrons of "killer bee"

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    tactical assault craft.

    the duotronic iv series computer is developed.  when later installed
    aboard the "enterprise" (ncc-1701-a) it will cause a major shipwide
    breakdown, the last one to occur in a star fleet ship of the line
    until nearly a century later.

    2287, 28 january (stardates 8130.4-     )
    on a survey mission, the u.s.s. "reliant" (ncc-1865) is hijacked by
    khan noonian singh from ceti alpha v.  the genesis device is
    prematurely  activated, following a space battle between the
    "enterprise" and the commandeered "reliant".  the latter vessel is
    destroyed and the former is severely damaged.  the genesis planet is
    created from the mutara nebula.  captain spock dies in the line of
    duty and is reborn on the genesis planet.

          stardate 8210.3
    admiral james kirk, in direct violation of star fleet orders, takes
    the "enterprise" to genesis.  the "enterprise" is destroyed upon
    encountering a klingon "bird of prey" scout commanded by captain
    kruge, who also dies, and the genesis planet breaks up into an
    asteroid belt.  admiral kirk and his officers capture the klingon
    scout ship intact and spend the next four months in exile on vulcan.

         01 march
    construction begins on the "enterprise (ii)" (ex-"levant", ncc-1843)
    heavy cruiser.

    2288, 17 may (stardate 8390)
    enroute to earth to face court-martial, admiral kirk and his officers
    are forced to employ the light speed breakaway factor to the klingon
    scout ship, to time warp into earth's past (1986 o.c.).  a  cetacean
    probe is diverted from earth with the help of two humpback whales
    saved from extinction via time travel.  admiral kirk is demoted to
    captain rank and is given command of a new "enterprise" (ncc-1701-a).

    the "cyane" (ncc-1890) and "reprisal" (ncc-1896) heavy frigates
    challenge and later engage three klingon "domis'avyi" ("guardians of
    the border") ships over a territorial violation during operation
    distant hammer.  all three vessels are quickly defeated.  the
    "k'chjne" and an unidentified ship self-destruct.  the "mje'ask" is
    escorted to the federation border and tracked into klingon territory.

          stardate 8454.1
    the newly launched "enterprise" (ncc-1701-a), while being debugged, is
    commandeered by sybok, captain spock's half-brother, while on a rescue
    mission to nimbus iii.  the "enterprise" is taken through the great
    barrier and to the galactic center where it battles and defeats a
    non-corporeal entity.  sybok sacrifices himself and the "enterprise"
    makes her escape with the klingon scout ship "okrona".  klingon
    captain klaa makes the first steps toward klingon-u.f.p. peace.

                            star trek chronology

    2289, 30 january
    the uprated u.s.s. "enterprise" (ncc-1701-a) heavy cruiser is
    commissioned.  the "enterprise ii" class will consist of a total of 14
    vessels: six of the original "enterprise" class converted and seven
    newly constructed ships (ncc-1843-ncc-1849), including the rebuilt
    "enterprise".  each ship, while externally identical to the
    "enterprise" class, contains new duotronic iv computer systems,
    advanced ln-64b warp engines capable of warp 13, a ship's complement
    of 510, and all-new shipwide touch sensor control interfaces.

    the u.s.s. "ingram" (ncc-2001) space control ship is launched.  an
    upgraded "excelsior" class starship with 22 phasers, 4 megaphasers,
    and 3 torpedo banks, the "ingram" is equipped with a sophisticated
    form of standard linear warp drive due to the complexity,
    suceptibility to extraneous factors, and poor power curve of the
    transwarp drive.

    war breaks out between the u.f.p. and the klingon empire.

    captain k'taymak, commanding the klingon warship "tong", embarks on a
    long-term voyage with his men in suspended animation.

    magna roma (ufc 892-iv) becomes a member of the u.f.p. following
    revolutions and the start of reforms.

    the ansada of rutia iv are denied their independance and resort to
    terrorism which will last for 70 years.

    beta li'odo signs a treaty with the u.f.p.  the first known contact
    with the nuaran imperium occurs when the u.s.s. "polaris" engages the
    invading fleet.

    the u.f.p. makes its first contact with the inhabitants of angel i.

    the klah'kimmbri resort to kidnapping off-worlders to continue their

    jean-luc picard is born.

    the first unofficial contacts between the u.f.p. and the ferengi
    alliance start.

    the tomad incident is the last u.f.p. contact with the romulans
    (excluding the norendra iii attack of 2344).  for more than half a
    century they will remain out of contact with the u.f.p. and the
    klingon empire.

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    gatherer penthar mull, of the larnac clan, is killed by utah of the
    tralesca clan.

    stephaleh n' ehliarch is born on andor.

    the hamlin massacre occurs: the entire adult population of the ufp
    colony on hamlin is slaughtered by the choraii, but the children are
    taken alive.

    shar-lon acquires the 'gifts' of the 'repository' of the 'builders'
    and eliminates all nuclear weapons on his planet.  he demands the
    construction of the 'world of the peacekeepers' and becomes their

    omne's vortex is once again accessable.

    mark jameson negotiates a hostage situation on mordon iv.  by breaking
    the prime directive through arming both sides with weapons, four
    decades of civil war will result.

    jackson carter is born.

    t'para (selar) is born on vulcan.

    the sadalsuudians of beta aquarius v make exploratory contacts with
    ships from the u.f.p.  they obtain human genetic material and grow a
    human: dorothy "chops" taylor.

    the artificial world kirlos is discovered by the u.f.p. and the k'vin

    william thomas riker is born.

    captain picard commands the u.s.s. "stargazer" (ncc-2893).

    selar is bonded to sukat.

    the chaquafar's scientific community share their information with the

    the class i freighter "marco polo" is completely refitted.

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    natasha yar is born on tecona iv (new paris).

    the u.f.p. colony on omicron theta is destroyed by lore, a prototype
    android created by dr. noonian soong.  lore is disassembled and
    stored.  data, its successor, is created and soon discovered by a
    u.f.p. survey team of the u.s.s. "tripoli".

    government collapses on tecona iv (new paris).

    2339, 16 september
    geordi la forge is operated on by dr. lenske and receives his visor

    the klingon empire allies itself with the u.f.p. after negotiations
    between riva, sarek, and kobry.

    worf is born.

    2342, 09 april
    jean-luc picard misses a rendezvous in paris.

    the u.f.p. makes its first contact with the harada, to disasterous

    the u.s.s. "enterprise" (ncc-1701-c) commanded by captain rachel
    garret successfully defends the norendra iii klingon outpost under
    attack by 4 romulan warbirds, but is destroyed in the battle.

    in an alternate universe, the klingon outpost is destroyed by the
    romulans.  the klingons, believing their new u.f.p. allies betrayed
    them, break away from the treaty, and over two decades of war result
    between the u.f.p. and klingon empire.

    jean-luc picard meets abraham orbutu on cassiopeia gamma iv.

    the khitomer massacre: romulan ships ravage the klingon agricultural
    colony on khitomer.  worf and kahlesst are the only survivors.

    william riker meets paula andropova in golden gate park on earth.

    amnesty is offered to the gatherers.  they refuse.

    wesley crusher is born.


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    dr. paul manheim disappears with a team of scientists to work on
    non-linear time experiments.

    a ferengi merchant encounters a crippled choraii ship marooned in
    space.  the ferengi exchange metal for five human captives, who in
    turn are sold to the ufp.  the first official ufp contact with the
    choraii is made.

    the planet treva petitions for u.f.p. membership.

    william riker enrolls in star fleet academy.

    kyle riker deserts his son, william t. riker.

    selar joins star fleet and leaves vulcan.

    ensign william riker is assigned to the cruiser "nogura".

    stephy carter is born.

    natasha yar is rescued from tecona iv (new paris) by darryl adin,
    security chief of the u.s.s. "cochrane" exploratory vessel.

    beverly crusher meets dayland quaice.

    tecona iv (new paris) severs contact with the u.f.p.

    kyle riker is the sole survivor of a u.f.p.-tholian conflict.

    jeremia rosa is born on the u.f.p. colony galen iv.

    captain picard, in command of the u.s.s. "stargazer", visits the
    planet chalna.

    admiral leonard mccoy retires from star fleet.

    the battle of maxia: the u.s.s. "stargazer" (ncc-2893), under command
    of captain jean-luc picard, engages a ferengi vessel in the maxia zeta
    system.  the "stargazer", picard's first command, is abandoned after
    the famous "picard maneuver" is executed.

    natasha yar enters star fleet academy.

    the last tyrellian plague ship is believed to have been destroyed.

    the u.s.s. "huxley", commanded by captain alfred c. bowles, is

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    destroyed by a thermonuclear device in orbit of the planet rampart in
    the rho ophiuchi system.

    cona and morna rosa die on galen iv during a tellarian attack.  their
    son, jeremia rosa, is adopted by tellarians.

    tenara requests u.f.p. membership, which is delayed due to m'dok

    the klah'kimmbri kidnap the crew of the "le-matya" for their

    following the destruction of the "odin", the survivors settle on angel
    i.  a conflict with the prime directive of non-interference results.

    willy pots is born.

    worf meets the half-human/half klingon k'aylar.

    thala is born.

    the u.s.s. "potemkin" is the last star fleet vessel to contact tecona
    iv (new paris).

    dr. dayland quaice is stationed at starbase 133.

    dr. manheim and his associates begin their search for a suitable
    planet for their temporal experiments.

    tenara becomes a u.f.p. member world.

    the u.s.s. "moniter" visits the planet ianni (roze vii).

    ambassador stephaleh is assigned to kirlos.

    kirlos is opened to widespread archaeological exploration.


    captain picard commands the "enterprise" (ncc-1701-d), a new "galaxy"
    class heavy cruiser, out of spacedock.

          stardate 41150.7
    enroute to farpoint station on deneb iv, the "enterprise" makes
    contact with, and is tested by, a super-being known as the q.
    farpoint station is revealed to be a living, intelligent organism.

          stardate 41209.2

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    a mutant form of psi 2000 virus is brought aboard the "enterprise"
    from the "tsiolkovsky" which is later destroyed.  a cure is found in
    time to prevent the destruction of the "enterprise".

          stardate 41235.25
    negotiations with the ligonians result in lt. tasha yar entering in a
    duel to the death.

          stardate 41386.4
    in orbit of an ancient outpost from the long-dead tkon empire, the
    "enterprise" makes the first official u.f.p. contact with the ferengi

          stardate 41187.5
    during warp engine enhancement tests conducted by gazintski and "the
    traveller", the "enterprise" is thrown into deep space.  wesley
    crusher is promoted to acting ensign.

          stardate 41249.3
    while transporting ambassadors, the "enterprise" is invaded by a
    non-corporeal energy being.  members of the crew are taken over,
    including captain picard.

          stardate 41255.6
    while on shore leave on rubakin iii, ensign wesley crusher is given
    the death penalty by the edo.  only through communication with their
    "god", an advanced pandimensional vessel, is he released.

          stardate 41723.9
    a ferengi captain takes revenge on captain picard for the death of his
    son years ago.  the u.s.s. "stargazer" (ncc-2893) is recovered.

          stardate 41591.4
    q is once again encountered by the "enterprise".  the q being offers
    commander william riker q-like superpowers and is rejected.

          stardate 41294.5
    in orbit of haven, counselor diona troi is nearly wed.  the
    intervention of a tyrellian ship prevents the marriage.

          stardate 41997.7
    while on a critical diplomatic mission to contact the harada, one of
    the "enterprise"'s holodecks malfunctions.  captain picard and several
    officers are trapped within an early 20th century simulacrum.

          stardate 41242.4
    returning to lt. commander data's home planet, omicron theta, a
    duplicate data android is found, assembled, and activated by the
    "enterprise" officers.  he attempts to offer the "enterprise"
    complement to a crystalline life-sapping being.  beamed out into open
    space, lore will be rescued by a pakled trading vessel two years

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          stardate 41636.9
    the "enterprise" has the difficult task of evacuating a non-u.f.p.
    shipwrecked party from angel i, a female-dominated world not part of
    the federation.

          stardate 41365.9
    the bynars, a race of computer-dependent beings, hijack the
    "enterprise" from a starbase in order to temporarily download the data
    from their computer banks which are on the verge of being disrupted by
    a nearby nova flare.

          stardate 41309.5
    admiral mark jameson is transported to mordon iv to negotiate a
    hostage situation, by the "enterprise".  he dies shortly after
    completing his mission from an anti-aging drug he previously
    appropriated on cerberus ii.

          stardate 41509.1
    the mythical world aldaya is found by the "enterprise".  its
    inhabitants want the "enterprise's" children to replenish their own
    dying world.  investigation proves that their own technological shield
    generator is responsible for their situation, and it is deactivated.

          stardate 41463.9
    the terraforming team on velara iii, in the pleiades cluster, nearly
    destroy an intelligent crystalline-based race.

          stardate 41416.2
    acting ensign wesley crusher takes his entrance examination on relva
    vii to join the star fleet academy and fails.  an investigation of the
    "enterprise" and her crew is made by admiral gregory quinn and remek.

          stardate 41503.7
    a group of renegade klingons are rescued by the "enterprise" and
    nearly recruit lt. worf. to their purposes.

          stardate 41798.2
    the investigation of the disappearance of the u.s.s. "drake" light
    cruiser, commanded by captain paul rice, and the inhabitants of the
    planet minos in the lorenz cluster, takes the "enterprise" into battle
    against an automated weapon capable of wiping out entire worlds.

    lt. yar and lt. commander data are sent to treva to investigate the
    rebellions there.  they become involved in aiding the rebels.

    darryl adin is cleared of the charges of treason and murder.

    the "enterprise" rendezvous with a choraii vessel to exchange the
    hostages taken decades ago for much needed minerals.  the u.s.s.
    "ferrel", a "constellation" class starship, is destroyed in the
    resulting encounter.

    an interplanetary drug trading/exploitation agreement is encountered

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    by the "enterprise" in the delos star system.  captain jean-luc picard
    is forbidden to act against it due to the prime directive.

          stardate 41801.3
    lt. natasha yar dies in the line of duty while trying to rescue the
    marooned counselor troi from a 'skin of evil' being on vagra ii.

          stardate 41886.9
    time distortions lead the "enterprise" to vandor iv where dr. paul
    manheim is carrying out dangerous temporal experiments.  lt. commander
    data neutralizes the lab complex.

          stardates 41775.5-41780.2
    enroute to pacifica, the "enterprise" is diverted to ditalix b in the
    mira (omicron ceti) system to rendezvous with the frigates "renegade",
    "thomas paine", and the ambassador class heavy cruiser "horatio".  the
    "horatio" is destroyed.  an invasion of the u.f.p. by parasitic beings
    is stopped(?) by the "enterprise", after heading to star fleet h.q. on

          stardate 41986
    three 20th century deep-freeze corpses are found aboard an ancient
    interplanetary earth vessel and revived.  after more than five
    decades, contact is re-established with the romulan star empire by the

    lt. geordi laforge is promoted to chief engineer of the "enterprise".

          stardate 41800.9
    the "enterprise" is assigned the task of assisting the "centurion"
    (ncc-1702, ex-"farragut") with protecting the planet tenara from m'dok

          stardate 42073.1
    dr. kate pulaski replaces dr. crusher as chief medical officer aboard
    the "enterprise".  an alien energy being impregnates councilor troi,
    who gives birth to a short-lived alien child.

    the "enterprise" is used as a mediator between the klingons and the
    kreel when the latter uncover an ancient stronghold of super weapons.

          stardates 42193.6-42193.7
    in the mogana quadrant, the "enterprise" finds itself outside of the
    normal universe and its crew are tested by an alien being named
    negilan interested in understanding death.

          stardate 42286.3
    three days prior to a rendezvous with the starship "victory", a
    holodeck simulation accidentally becomes too real, aboard the
    "enterprise".  a holographic moriarty achieves consciousness in a game
    to defeat lt. commander data.

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          stardate 42402.7
    a space rogue, okona, is assisted by the "enterprise" which leads to a
    dispute between neighboring worlds in the omega sajus system.

          stardate 42477.2
    deaf mute, riva, is transported by the "enterprise" to halt a
    centuries old war.

          stardates 42437.5-42437.7
    lt. commander data is overcome by the life force of a dead cybernetic
    genius, ira graves, on grave's world.  the starliner "constantinople"
    is assisted by the "enterprise" transporting kareen brianan to
    starbase 6.  the knowledge of ira graves is deposited into the
    "enterprise's" computer.

          stardate 42494.8
    the u.s.s. "lantrie" is found with her entire ship's complement dead,
    by the "enterprise" which leads her to a genetic engineering disaster
    at a nearby science outpost.

          stardate 42506.5
    commander riker accepts transfer, temporarily, to a klingon scout
    ship.  the klingon captain suspects treachery and a battle is

          stardate 42523.7
    while at starbase 173, data is put on trial for his rights as a star
    fleet officer when a young scientist, commander bruce maddox, wishes
    to duplicate him.

          stardate 42528.6
    the "enterprise" surveys the planet elysia and halts the samdan-koner

    in an alternate universe, data becomes a human being, a gift from the
    elysian 'gods'.

          stardate 42568.8
    assigned to transport a female ruler, ensign wesley crusher clashes
    with shape-shifting beings.

          stardate 42609.1
    the u.s.s. "yamato" (ncc-71807), another "galaxy" class starship, is
    destroyed myseriously.  the "enterprise" later discovers, almost too
    late, that an advanced computer virus is responsible.

          stardate 42625.4
    an "enterprise" away team, while exploring a hostile planet, becomes
    entrapped within an alien-generated simulacrum of an ancient novel,
    the royale.

          stardate 42679.2
    a shuttlecraft bearing a duplicate captain picard is recovered by the

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    "enterprise".  her ship's log indicates that the "enterprise" was
    destroyed in the near-future.  the closed causal loop is broken by
    non-linear thinking on picard's part.

          stardate 42686.4
    commander riker confronts his father.  riker turns down the offer to
    command a ship of his own.

          stardate 42695.3
    data makes contact with a planet protected under the prime directive.
    only through dr. pulaski's help is the near-contamination prevented.

          stardate 42761.3
    q returns and flings the "enterprise" over 7,000 light years into deep
    space to the j25 system.  the borg, a race of cybernetic humanoids, is
    encountered by the u.f.p. for the first time.

          stardate 42779.1
    captain picard undergoes a serious heart operation.  chief engineer
    laforge is kidnapped and forced to upgrade the systems of a rogue
    space vessel.

          stardate 42823.2
    the "enterprise" is assigned to relocate a lost u.f.p. colony which
    leads to another off-shoot of the colony that is dying and in need of
    fresh genetic material.

          stardate 42859.2
    lwaxana troi returns to the "enterprise" in search of a mate.  she
    apprehends a group of assassins being transported by the

          stardate 42901.3
    k'aylar, a half-human/half-klingon emissary, boards the "enterprise"
    in order to assist in the recovery of an ancient klingon warship
    manned by pre-alliance klingons.

          stardate 42923.4
    the "enterprise" participates in wargames with the 80 year old u.s.s.
    "hathaway" (ncc-2593).  a ferengi ship jeapardizes the lives of the
    crew aboard the "hathaway".

          stardate 42976.1
    commander riker becomes infected with an alien organism and for a
    brief time relives past memories.

    the "enterprise" recovers the crew of the "gregor mandel" in the
    trilik'kon mahk'ti system and puts an end to the klah'kimmbri

    new star fleet uniforms are issued for senior officers.  chief
    engineer la forge is promoted to lieutenant commander.  dr. beverly

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    crusher returns to the "enterprise" as chief medical officer.

          stardate 43125.8
    ensign crusher accidentally frees enhanced nanites, microscopic
    robots, aboard the "enterprise".  the mission of deploying a neutron
    star probe is jeapardized when they infect the ship's main computer.
    lt. commander data establishes contact with them and an agreement is

    lt. commander data is given the difficult duty of evacuating an old
    u.f.p. colony that lies within sheliak corporate space.

          stardate 43152.4-43153.7
    when a u.f.p. colony is found destroyed, with the exception of two
    survivors (or so it seems).  lt. commander troi is under mental

          stardates 43173.5-43174.2
    accidental violation of the prime directive on a primitive world
    dominated by proto-vulcanoids leads captain picard to explain the
    "enterprise" to the natives.

          stardate 43197.5
    the ariantu attempt to reclaim the planet kirlos.  the sullurh are
    given the world following the near-activation of the howling god

          stardate 43198.7
    lt. worf bonds with a child who's mother, killed during the
    exploration of a dead world, was re-created by the planet's
    non-corporeal inhabitants.

          stardate 43205.6
    an ancient felonian warship is discovered intact in an asteroid field,
    but before long the "enteprise" finds itself within the same booby
    trap which doomed the ancient vessel.  lt. commander laforge uses the
    holodeck to recreate the engineering systems of the enterprise to find
    an escape.  shutting down all systems, the "enterprise" makes her
    escape using just maneuvering thrusters.

          stardate 43349.2
    chief engineer la forge is marooned on a hostile world when the
    "enterprise" encounters a romulan warship trespassing into u.f.p.

          stardate 43385.6
    a 'stable' wormhole is negotiated for in the barzan ii system between
    the u.f.p. and the crusalians.

          stardate 43421.9
    the "enterprise" negotiates with the gatherers and executes a female
    assassin, utah of the traleska clan.

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          stardates 43462.5-43465.2
    admiral jarok, a romulan, is tricked into defecting to the u.f.p.  the
    "enterprise", lured into the neutral zone by the belief that a
    first-strike base was being readied on nelvana iii, encounters
    commander tomalak again.  backed up by klingon birds of prey, the
    "enterprise" retreats.

          stardate 43489.2
    roga danar, a genetically-enhanced war veteran, is hunted aboard the
    "enterprise" while negotiating with angosia iii.

          stardate 43510.7
    terrorists are captured on the planet rutia iv after nearly destroying
    the "enterprise".

          stardate 43539.1
    q is briefly stripped of his powers and exiled to the "enterprise".
    he stabilizes the moon of bre'el iv, and is accepted back into the q

          stardates 43610.4-43611.6
    commander william riker is accused of destroying a science station and
    its head scientist, dr. nel abgar.

          stardate 43625.2
    the "enterprise" encounters a temporal rift.

          stardate 43657.0
    lt. commander data constructs an android named lol.  the android is
    deactivated after suffering a complete neural breakdown.

    worf's brother is assigned to the "enterprise" as a temporary
    replacement for first officer riker.  worf's father is charged for the
    destruction of the khitomer colony 20 years ago.  he is cleared of the
    charges by the high council of kazh.

    captain picard is kidnapped by a group of aliens trying to understand
    human emotions.

    forced to take shore leave, captain picard finds himself involved with
    aliens from the 27th century in search of a super-weapon.

          stardate 43779.3
    the "enterprise" takes on tan elbrun, an eccentric betazoid, to aid in
    the contact of an alien life form/ship codenamed 'tin man'.

          stardates 43807.4-43808.2
    officer barkley saves the "enterprise" from destruction by isolating a

          stardate 43872.2
    lt. commander data is kidnapped by kevas fajo to complete his
    priceless collection.

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          stardates 43917.4-43920.7
    ambassador sarek is transported by the enterprise to negotiate with
    the legarans.  he retires shortly afterwards.

          stardate 43930.7
    lwaxana troi and councilor troi are kidnapped by ferengi, and rescued
    by the "enterprise".  acting ensign wesley crusher is promoted to full

          stardates 43957.2-43960.6
    while on a mission to map the zeta galleus star cluster, the
    prosecuted survivor of an alien race, a zalconian, is rescued by the

          stardates 43989.1-43998.5
    a distress signal brings the "enterprise" to the jureg iv colony.  it
    is found destroyed, with no survivors, apparently by the borg.  the
    borg makes contact with the "enterprise" once again, capturing captain
    picard and converting him.  the borg vessel sets course for sector
    0-0-1: sol iii (earth).

          stardates 44001.4-44002.3
    captain picard is rescued by the "enterprise" following an unsucessful
    attempt to disable the borg vessel.  star fleet dispatches a fleet of
    40 ships to engage the borg vessel at wolf 359.  all of which are
    destroyed, including the "telstoy", "melbourne", and "queshu".  using
    picard as a link, commander data inerfaces into the borg network and
    issues the sleep/regeneration command to disable them.  the borg
    vessel self-destructs just minutes away from earth.  picard is
    returned to normal and the "enterprise" is drydocked and repaired over
    the next 5 to 6 weeks in earth orbit.

          stardate 44012.3
    while the "enterprise" is being refitted, captain picard returns home.
     lt. worf is reunited with his foster parents who are given a tour of
    the "enterprise".

          stardates 44085.7-44091.1
    dr. noonian soong summons his androids data and lore.  data
    temporarily takes command of the "enterprise" and hijack's it to
    soong's planet.  soong dies after accidentally installing a chip in
    lore enabling the android to experience emotions.  the "enterprise"
    remains at starbase 416 for several days due to a minor medical

          stardate 44143.7
    in sector 21947, the "enterprise" rescues jono (jeremia rosa) from a
    tellarian vessel.  captain entar of the warship "kamayer" nearly goes
    to war over custody of the tellarian-raised human boy.

          stardates 44161.2-44162.8

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    after departing starbase 133 following standard "enterprise" crew
    rotation, an experimental static warp bubble transports dr. crusher
    into another reality.  the traveler returns and retrieves her.

          stardates 44215.2-44225.3
    enroute to camus ii for archaeological survey, the "enterprise"
    rescues the survivors of the "arcos" freighter.  ishara yar aids the
    "enterprise" in rescuing the hostages on tecona iv (new paris).

    in the "mirror" universe, the star empire begins to crumble.

    an alien super-weapon is constructed and displaced back through time.

    the u.f.p. treaty zone is fully explored.

    the energy barrier's wavefront begins to impact on inhabited u.f.p.
    worlds, according to k't'lk's calculations.

    all life in the andromeda galaxy is destroyed by high radiation.

    the wanderers who play return to the u.f.p. to judge its progress.

    *                star trek chronology notes  9011.04                *

    fasa dates have been ignored, except in the cases where they have been
    incorporated into the novels and do not conflict.  all comic books
    have also been avoided since i personally doubt their accuracy, do not
    collect them, and am still recovering from the 1st generation of star
    trek comic books from way back when.  many novels and short stories
    are included however, though it is very doubtful that they all occur
    in the same star trek timeline.  note that primarily only past
    references of the novels and short stories are in the timeline. this
    is because the majority of novels occur during the latter half of the
    5-year mission (c. 2263-2265), and accurately piecing together the
    exact order of novels and short stories is a near-impossible jigsaw
    puzzle, especially where they contradict one another. only specific
    novels with relevent date references have been included, primarily
    those that occur between star trek-the motion picture and star trek
    ii: the wrath of khan.

                            the five-year mission
    the dates during which the famous 5 year mission occurs have been
    obtained from numerous sources. the original star trek time line was
    written by chuck graham and published in the fanzine menagerie v, c.

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    1974.  it was a mere two pages long with less than 3 dozen dates up to
    the start of the mission (2260 a.d.), but it was reprinted in geoffrey
    mandel's starfleet handbook and apparently made its way around in
    fandom.  the star fleet medical reference manual went by these dates
    and all other publications and blueprints followed suite.  around
    1980, a poorly researched book came out called star trek space flight
    chronology which totally blew away all previously established

    how was 2260 a.d. established for the start of the 5-year mission?
    it's quite obvious that star trek is set in the 23rd century, this is
    an automatic "given" from sources such as the making of star trek.
    the question then arose as to exaactly when in this century.

    star trek's second pilot, "where no man has gone before" had the
    "enterprise" recover the recorder-marker of an earth ship at the edge
    of the galaxy, the s.s. "valiant."  it was mentioned repeatedly that
    the valiant had been lost 200 years ago.  for an earth vessel to
    travel that far it had to have had warp drive (despite kirk's comment
    about the inferior impulse engines of the "valiant").  warp drive was
    developed by earth in the 21st century as we later would meet the
    inventor, zefram cochrane in "metamorphosis" who disappeared "150
    years ago" by mccoy's reckoning.  he was an old man at the time, in
    cochrane's own words, before the companion rejuvenated him.
    furthermore, he went on to identify mr. spock as a vulcan
    (questionably), but had never heard of the united federation of
    planets.  these facts alone place "where no man has gone before" no
    sooner than the mid-23rd century.

    in the first season episode "miri", the "enterprise" encounters a
    duplicate earth where, we assume, history ran parallel to that on the
    real earth.  shortly after beamdown, spock comments that it is earth
    circa 1960.  later on in the episode, kirk and spock come across an
    ancient piano.  kirk asks mr. spock its age and spock replies with the
    figure of 300 years.  1960 + 300 = 2260 a.d.

    "space seed", the episode by which space flight chronology, and later
    fasa, falsly place star trek around the early 23rd century, must be
    ignored.  if we examine this episode closely from the start, kirk was
    confused by the age of the s.s. "botany bay".  when first spotted,
    kirk mistakenly refers to it as a dy-500 series ship and spock
    corrects him "much older, dy-100 series".  after khan's revival kirk
    tells him he was sleeping for "two centuries we estimate".  the dy-100
    series was an interplanetary ship, according to spock, last produced
    and launched in the late 20th century.  obviously the dy-500 came much
    later (mid- or late-21st century).  kirk absent-mindedly told khan the
    two centuries after the dy-500 series (c. 2050 + 200 = 2250).
    likewise, the date mentioned in "squire of gothos" must also be
    ignored (placing star trek centuries later in time).

    the animated series which followed went on to support the 2260 star
    trek date.  "the terratin incident" dealt with a lost earth colony

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    stranded on the planet cepheus.  at the beginning of the episode,
    uhura picks up a message in interstat code, commenting that inerstat's
    been out of use for two centuries.  we later learn that the colony had
    transporters, which mr. spock was not surprised to learn for an early
    earth colony.  the colony was originally named terra 10 and we assume
    that there were at least 9 other interstellar earth colonies
    attempted.  this suggests that transporter technology was developed in
    the 21st century, probably shortly after warp drive.  the episode "the
    slaver weapon" introduced us to the kzinti (borrowed from larry
    niven's known space books).  we learn from mr. sulu that the kzinti
    fought 4 wars with mankind and lost all of them--the last one being
    200 years ago.  indeed, star trek cannot take place any earlier than
    2260.  in order to defeat the kzinti, earth had to have had space
    flight and warp driven ships.  quite possibly the development of warp
    drive and transporter technology shortly thereafter enabled earth to
    conquer the kzinti.

    the novels which shortly followed supported this dating system.  the
    dates mentioned in "world without end" place star trek sometime in the
    mid-23rd century and the novel "perry's planet" is set around an earth
    colony launched about 300 years ago (a bit on the high side).

    thus, the voyages of the "enterprise" under kirk's command occured
    from 2260-2265 a.d.  other novels and references "fine-tuned" this a
    bit.  "enterprise: the first adventure" tells us that kirk took
    command of the "enterprise" even earlier, 2258, based upon his age.
    furthermore, it would have taken time for kirk to familiarize himself
    with the ship before taking on any major missions.  shortly after
    "enterprise" occurs the novel "strangers from the sky (book ii)", and
    then on to "where no man has gone before" (late 2259).  this last
    episode takes up the bulk of time between 2258 and 2260:  the two-way
    trip from u.f.p. space to the energy barrier at the edge of our
    galaxy.  early 2260 is also spent uprating the "enterprise"
    ("constitution" class to the specs of the "bonhomme richard"
    class--but that's another file in itself!) and of course the
    installation of new systems and the institution of new uniforms
    ("corbomite maneuver" onwards).  the 5 year mission therefore
    "officially" begins right after the "enterprise" returns and is
    refitted following the second pilot episode, in early 2260.  (kirk's
    prologue explaining "its five year mission..." isn't even incorporated
    into the title sequence of the 2nd pilot episode!)

    now if the order of the original episodes are examined, you will
    notice them to be in production order.  considering the minute changes
    of systems (and uniforms worn) aboard the enterprise, there is simply
    no other logical way to chronical the episodes.  aired order begins
    with "the man trap", when clearly the first episode is "where no man
    has gone before".  taking them in stardate order is an intriguing
    idea, but stardates do not hold up when the additional stardates of
    the animated series and the novels are incorporated.  novels make
    things worse.  in fact, stardates actually overlap in certain episodes
    ("corbomite maneuver" and "the man trap").  in addition, many
    novelists don't take stardates seriously.  we have to live with the

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    information in the making of star trek that stardates have no real
    chronological bearing for the enterprise.

    examining the chronology you will see that the first season episodes
    span the first two years, 2260 and 2261 and the second and third
    season epsides are in 2262 and 2263 respectively.  why?  "charlie x"
    is set in november as kirk mentions thanksgiving--the latter half of
    the year.  the episodes "court-martial" and "the menagerie" were
    filmed one after another yet both take place at the same starbase 11
    (despite asherman's numerical errors in his star trek compendium).  we
    first see the base being commanded by commodore stone and then we see
    it commanded by commodore mendez.  obviously there is a considerable
    gap of time between these two episodes.  furthermore, in "day of the
    dove", kang states that the klingon empire and the federation have
    been at peace for 3 years, not 2 as we would believe (deliberately
    overlooking the possibility that he was referring to klingon years).

    immediately following the original episodes are the 22 animated
    episodes.  they are not in production order, aired order, or stardate
    order.  they follow in the order in which alan dean foster novelized
    them.  why?  a.d.f. has contributed more to the star trek universe
    than any other novelist in his star trek log series of ten books.
    they are linked together in his own unique order, with the last 4
    adaptations blown-up into full-length novels, greatly expanded and
    providing a rich source of information to fandom.  the klolode class
    ship name was taken from star trek log 4, the concept of transporter
    patterns being used for security purposes was taken from star trek log
    3, and the rich background of the characters arex and m'ress were
    drawn from these novelizations.  each of which was far more faithful
    to the original work than any of james blish's attempts.  "the
    survivor" is said to take place on christmas and thus is considered
    the last episode of 2263.  the bulk of the star trek novels follow the
    animated episodes in the remaining 2263 and 2264 years.  early 2265
    marks the end of the mission and "the lost years" follow immediately.
    two and a half years after, in 2267, "star trek-the motion picure"

                                 the movies
    undisputably, the films star trek ii: the wrath of khan, star trek
    iii: the search for spock, star trek iv: the voyage home, and star
    trek v: the final frontier all occur one after another with very short
    timelapses between one another.  in fact, the above four films occured
    within one to two year's time, no longer.  many months being the crews
    exile on vulcan between st iii and st iv, and the alteration of bridge
    and systems of ncc-1701-a between st iv and st v.

    this leaves us with the gap of time between star trek-the motion
    picture and star trek ii: the wrath of khan.  from the statements of
    kirk and khan we are led to believe that "space seed" happened 15
    years ago.  there is therefore a gap of 7-8 years between st-tmp and
    st ii.  unfortunately this does not hold up under intense analysis.
    there is overwhelming data to suggest that "space seed" occured
    further back than just 15 years.

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    1.  in st ii, kirk reads the date 2283 off of the romulan ale bottle.
    mccoy replies that it needs to age.  assuming it is an earth date and
    not a romulan date (fasa fans prefer the latter) then the timeline is
    off by 8+ years, as it brings us to 2275.
    2.  in st iii, admiral morrow states that the "enterprise" is 20 years
    old.  what comes as a shock to the officers is star fleet's idea of
    decommissioning the "enterprise."  although externally scarred from
    battling the "reliant", the "enterprise" was still quite intact and
    repairable.  if there was only a 7-8 year gap between the time she was
    rebuilt and the time star fleet wants to decommission her, something
    is terribly wrong.  even more troubling is the 20 years statement,
    when it should be more like 55 years.  the "enterprise" is the pride
    of the fleet, the finest starship and according to unanimous tech
    sources, has a duration of 22 years.
    3.  in st v, the planet of galactic peace was established between the
    klingons, romulans, and federation.  if "space seed" (a 1st season
    episode) was really 15 years ago, then it occured the same year as
    "balance of terror": the federation's only contact with the romulans
    in a century's time.  in other words, nimbus iii was settled 5 years
    before "balance of terror" which is impossible. it's also quite
    unlikely that the war-mongering romulans would sit down with the
    federation and agree to jointly settle a planet.

    what is the solution to all these discontinuties?  if admiral morrow
    was referring to the age of the uprated "enterprise" of st-tmp, then
    most of these problems are solved.  2267 + 20 = 2287.  the date comes
    reasonably close to her maximum duration deadline (22 years).  the
    date also surpasses the 2283 date on the ale bottle, well within the
    "need to age range" (4 year old ale).  it's also a reasonable amount
    of time after "balance of terror" for the romulans to reaquaint
    themselves with the u.f.p.  furthermore, the actors would be
    portraying characters much closer to their actual ages. otherwise,
    shatner, nimoy, and kelly would have been portraying characters 10+
    years younger than themselves in st v!  the only glitch in this
    approach is the 15 year statements in st ii.  some were made by khan:
    perhaps a ceti alphan year is longer than an earth year?  either way
    he still clung to 200 years from 1996, "on earth--200 years ago--i was
    a prince..."  he was clearly confused about time passage.  fasa fans
    and friends of shane johnson's books who dispute this and point to the
    service pins on the uniforms as a "proof" of a 7-8 year gap will be
    sad to know that the pins don't hold water under close analysis, since
     kirk should have at least one more 5 year pin and possibly 2 of them
    (kirk was at the academy 15 years before "space seed" according to
    "shore leave").  there are even more problems if anyone's analyzed the
    service pins on spock, mccoy, scotty, uhura, sulu, and chekov.

                             the next generation
    how well does the timeline hold up when next generation dates and
    references are taken into account?  very well, but there are

    in "encounter at farpoint", data states mccoy's age at being 137.

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    this places the first season of the next generation in the year 2355.
    towards the end of the first season, data gives us the year as being
    2364.  finally something undisputable to work with!  there is a +9
    year discrepancy.  in the 3rd season, we are told by data in
    "evolution" that the last shipwide computer failure in a star fleet
    starship was 79 years ago.  2364 + 3 (3rd season/year) = 2366.  2366 -
    79 = 2287!  2287, the year of our last 4 trek movies, the year of
    ncc-1701-a's launch and it's flop in st v due to a shipwide computer
    failure.  there is little doubt why data was given this line in
    "evolution" and it's highly unlikely for it to be mere coincidence.
    right on the nose.  in "sarek", picard tells his bridge officers that
    sarek is 202 years old.  in "journey to babel" sarek stated his age at
    being 102.437--about 100 years between the two episodes.  using my
    timeline, taking "journey to babel" as being in 2262 and "sarek" as
    being 2366, there's a +4 year discrepancy.  one possible means of
    explaining away the problem of age is time dilation: the slowing down
    of time aboard ships approaching light speed in real space.  over a
    great period of time, this can add up.  consider the possibility that
    a being of star trek's time may have a biological age (the subjective
    age of the being's body) and a chronological age (the being's
    objective age computed from birthdate and present date).  in the novel
    "enterprise: the first adventure", it is stated that yeoman rand had
    experienced this firsthand and used it to her advantage.  with all the
    time mccoy and sarek spent in space, a few years would add up.

    it's quite apparent where the star trek script writers got their dates
    from.  they went by the original series dates (1966-1969) and added
    300 years on.  the 2364 of the next generation was probably chosen
    because it is a century after "the cage", trek's first produced
    episode (1964).  when st ii was filmed, it was nearly 15 years after
    1966's "space seed".  by the time st iii came out, the "enterprise"
    (the original model, that is!) was around 20 years old.  the same
    figure of 20 years was used to place the time of the planet of
    galactic peace.  the ages of mccoy and sarek were only roughly
    estimated by the writers based upon these factors, and in either case
    failed to take into account minute changes, such as "sarek" being a
    third season episode.  the year 2287 of st v was appropriately chosen
    because it is nearly contemporary and nearly the year of st v's
    release, minus three centuries.

    in closing, let me add that i am not responsible for creating this
    chronology.  these dates are compiled from numerous sources, spanning
    over 15 years, from star trek "tech fandom" which has been responsible
    for much of the detailed technical background of the star trek
    universe.  the material from the novels was simply integrated in based
    upon references given.  as for the chronology itself, here's a rough
    look at my sources, a bibliography:

    the starfleet handbook (1975):  chuck graham's 2-page star trek
    timeline which set the trend for future trek historians.  not very
    accurate for certain dates, but overall forming the layout of trek

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    star fleet medical reference manual:  featuring an impressive medical
    timeline of dates and a detailed listing of elements and their dates
    and places of discovery.

    u.s.s. enterprise officer's manual:  the first book to accurately nail
    down the starting and ending dates of the 5 year mission.  the manual
    is also a treasure chest of birthdates and service records of the
    enterprise officers, and also the launch date of the constitution
    class heavy cruiser (c. 2217), nicely jiving with the material in the
    making of star trek and star trek log 7.  there is also rich
    background about how (larry niven's) kzinti and (james blish's) vegans
    fit into star trek.  as a side note, a revised u.s.s. enterprise
    officer's manual was later published--drastically changed with dates
    altered to fit into the faulty fasa roleplaying/spaceflight chronology
    universe.  much was removed and some pages were added, with
    considerable contributions from shane johnson, a die-hard fasa
    supporter who has his own conflicting tech drawings.  the revised
    manual should be ignored date-wise.

    star trek maps:  once again adding to what went before it, this
    beautiful package features the u.f.p. mapped out in 4 colorful maps
    based upon actual star charts packed with details.  the 29 u.f.p.
    worlds admission dates into the federation are given here along with
    the founding/contact dates in an introduction to navigation manual,
    which also provides insight into the chronological development of warp

    u.s.s. avenger class blueprints:  mostly background information and
    dates about how the "reliant" of st ii evolved in an excellent set of

    starship design:  a 23rd century naval publication showing numerous
    ships and their background.

    line officer requirements:  a 3-volume set (volumes i & ii plus a
    supplement).  the least impressive of all manuals, artwork wise, but
    easily surpassing fasa works in workmanship and research (if
    overlooking numerous typographical errors).  numerous historical dates
    are given.

    federation reference series:  6 issues forming an updated tech manual
    which includes the best guide to star fleet uniforms ever.  the actual
    launch dates of classic star fleet ship classes are given along with
    their status codes (based upon the subquadrant info in star trek
    maps).  dates of uniform issuing, the klingon war etc.  the first
    manual to go by the 20 year gap (sttmp/st ii) assumption.

    u.s.s. ingram/excelsior blueprints:  nice prints of the upgraded
    u.s.s. "excelsior."  acknowledges the 20 year gap (as does all
    publications from here on) and supplies dates concerning the transwarp
    development and the date of the most recent films (2287).

    u.s.s. enterprise heavy cruiser evolution blueprints:  3 giant sheets

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    packed with info, expanding upon federation reference series, giving
    the launch and commissioning dates of heavy cruisers and how the
    u.s.s. "enterprise" was uprated over the decades to match the latest
    heavy cruiser specs.

    ships of the fleet (vol. i):  an expansion of heavy cruiser evolution
    blueprints but with emphasis upon their current status.  not only
    featuring heavy cruisers but also the belknap strike cruiser and rich
    backgrounds of each class.

    oh, one more thing... this star trek chronology is copyright 1990 by
    'james dixon'. it's not to be sold or altered in any way but you're
    free to distribute it around all you'd like...  in fact, i'm hoping
    that you do.  leave the altering to me.  i'm sure that by the time you
    read this file my original will be greatly expanded.  this originally
    started off as a hobby for my own private use and i had no intention
    of uploading it.  now it's grown beyond that.

    special thanks go to lyndon brunel for technical support and
    additional research and, of course, my deepest thanks to those who've
    contributed to and expanded upon "tech fandom"...