2368 To 2369
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2368: S.D. 445y9 to 455y4

Two years after Serova started to bend his ear about it, Rabal comes to “understand” that her research is “incredibly sophisticated,” and WARP DRIVE IS EVIL! As he explains in TNG “Force of Nature”.

In a parallel universe, Deanna Troi and Worf have a daughter called Shannara, who’s two in TNG “Parallels” (October 2370).

Death of Miles O’Brien’s mother, two years before DS9 “Whispers” (December 2370).

Two years before DS9 “Paradise” (January 2371), the first runabouts are commissioned.

Sometime this year, the Federation and the Cardassians begin the peace negotiations that result in the establishment of the Demilitarized Zone, three years before TNG “Journey's End” (March 2371).

Three years earlier, Neelix first flies past the dilithium-rich planetoid visited in VOY “Phage” (December 2371).

Three years before DS9 “Prophet Motive” (December 2371), April Wade is first nominated for the Carrington Award.

There’s an eclipse on the planet Banea. It’s the last time Lidell is “treated like a woman” by her husband before his untimely death four years later in VOY “Ex Post Facto” (January 2372).

Five years before DS9 “Doctor Bashir, I Presume?” (December 2373), Pater suggests he works on Earth, not go gallivanting off into space.

7of9’s ship crashes on a planet, stranding her with three other drones, eight years before VOY “Survival Instinct” (June 2376).

Doctor Zimmerman’s hologram Haley is brought online, nine years before VOY “Life Line” (May 2377).

The vintage of the bottle of Kandora Champagne Kira “wins” in DS9 “Meridian”.

Early January 2368

Six weeks before TNG “The Nth Degree”, Reg Barclay begins his acting lessons. By strict stardate, this would be mid-January, 2368.

Friday 5th January, 2368: S.D. 445z3

The final log entry on the Brattain/Brittain, S.D. 44673.9, Thursday 25th January, 2368 by strict stardate. From the internal logic of the story, it has to be about a week before TNG “Night Terrors”. The stardates in the story are really no help at all. This is the best I could do.

TNG “Night Terrors”

Saturday 13th January to Saturday 3rd February, 2368: S.D. 446a1 to 446c2

Estimated duration: 22 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 44631.2, the fifth day, S.D. 44635.8, the ninth day, S.D. 44639.9. At this point they’ve been adrift for ten days, so I seem to be roughly on course; and the twenty-second day, S.D. 44642.1.
Continuity: They all set off for Starbase 220, but they end up at the centre of the Galaxy instead.

TNG “Identity Crisis”

Monday 5th to Friday 9th February, 2368: S.D. 446c4 to 446c8

Estimated duration: 5 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 44664.5 and the fifth day, S.D. 44668.1.

TNG “The Nth Degree”

Sunday 11th to Thursday 29th February, 2368: S.D. 446d0 to 447x8

Actual stardates: Saturday 24th February to Wednesday 13th March, 2368: S.D. 447x3 to 447z1

Estimated duration: 19 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the second day, S.D. 44704.2, the third day, S.D. 44705.3 and the nineteenth day, S.D. 44721.9. I’ve had to completely ignore them, so I can fit in TNG “Qpid” and TNG “The Drumhead” without getting hopelessly mixed up.
Continuity: Enterprise spends ten days visiting the Cytherians who live at the centre of the Galaxy.

Tuesday 27th February, 2368: S.D. 447x8

On S.D. 44758, J’Dan the Klingon exchange officer is logged as accessing the Enterprise propulsion system files, a week before the Romulans acquire those very files, and eleven days before TNG “The Drumhead”. Since I adjusted the date for that story, I’ve flagged this date up as a problem, too.

Sunday 3rd March, 2368: S.D. 447y1

The last time Chakotay was at Starfleet Headquarters, and the day he resigned his commission. He gives the exact date in VOY “In the Flesh”.

TNG “Qpid”

Sunday 3rd to Wednesday 6th March, 2368: S.D. 447y1 to 447y5

Estimated duration: 4 days
Chronology: There’s a stardate for the first day, S.D. 44741.9.
Continuity: It’s supposed to be over two years before DS9 “Q-Less” (December 2369), but I have it less than two years by three months. Compared to DS9 “Second Sight”, it’s not a big problem.

03:00 on Thursday 7th March, 2368: S.D. 447c5

There’s a suspicious explosion on board Enterprise, four days before TNG “The Drumhead”, on S.D. 44765.3 03.00.59.941. It’s clearly stated to have happened at 03:00, but I’m afraid 03:00 would be S.D. 44765.125, not 44765.3. The remastered version amends the stardate to S.D. 44765.2, which still doesn’t work! A “strict” interpretation would make it 03:00 on Monday 26th February, 2368: S.D. 44765.1. For some reason, everything was crammed into a very limited range of stardates at this point. Even ignoring most of the stardates used, the stories still overlap unconvincingly, but there just isn’t anywhere else to put all this stuff. I have tried.

TNG “The Drumhead”

Monday 11th to Saturday 23rd March, 2368: S.D. 447y9 to 448a1

Actual stardates: Friday 1st to Wednesday 13th March, 2368: S.D. 447x9 to 447z1

Estimated duration: 13 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 44769.2, and the start of the trial, on S.D. 44780. Since there are supposed to be around ten days between the two stardates, and certainly more than one, I’ve ignored the second date.
Continuity: It’s four years since Picard took command of the ship (August 2364), and three years since TNG “Conspiracy” (March 2365), which my calculations make almost exactly three years, with or without tinkering with the stardates. There are references to TNG “Data’s Day” and TNG “The Best of Both Worlds”.

Friday 22nd March, 2367: S.D. 448a0

S.D. 44820.5, launch date of the USS Sutherland, according to the Bridge plaque used in TNG “Redemption II”.

TNG “Half a Life”

Wednesday 27th March to Thursday 4th April, 2368: S.D. 448a5 to 448b3

Estimated duration: 9 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 44805.3, the third day, S.D. 44807.5 and the eighth day, S.D. 44812.6.
Continuity: Lwaxana Troi is visiting the ship again.

April 2368: S.D. 448b0 to 448d9

According to TNG “Allegiance,” Captain Picard is due for his annual physical.

Tuesday 2nd April, 2368: S.D. 448b0

According to the internal evidence, Ambassador Odan arrives on Enterprise, ten days before TNG “The Host”. I suppose it might have happened, but we never saw it, and it does rather make you wonder how he managed to wander on board in the middle of TNG “Half a Life”. I’m afraid there are rather too many events and not enough days just now.

Monday 8th April, 2368: S.D. 448b7

Four days after TNG “Half a Life”, Timicin celebrates his 60th birthday. By dying.

Mid-April 2368

Jenna D’Sora and Jeff Arton split up, six weeks before TNG “In Theory”.

TNG “The Host”

Friday 12th to Monday 15th April, 2368: S.D. 448c1 to 448c4

Estimated duration: 4 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 44821.3, the third day, S.D. 44823.8 and the fourth day, S.D. 44824.4.
Continuity: This is the first time the Trill appear in “Star Trek”. Unfortunately, Odan looks nothing at all like Dax’s hosts in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”. Although they never mention it again, ever, Commander Riker and Doctor Crusher share some very special moments together.

TNG “The Mind’s Eye”

Friday 19th to Tuesday 30th April, 2368: S.D. 448c5 to 448d9

Estimated duration: 15 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 44885.5, the fourth day, S.D. 44891.6 (although we seem to be about a week into the story at this point) and the ninth day, S.D. 44896.9. I’ve given the story the full fifteen days, but I’m not confident that the given dates will work that well.
Continuity: It’s “almost four years” since Geordi and O’Brien started serving together. I make it about three months before the fourth anniversary (August 2364). Troi manages to help Geordi make a very quick and full recovery. Enterprise is due to visit Starbase 36 next month, but I think that gets changed for TNG “Redemption” instead.

TNG “In Theory”

Thursday 23rd to Wednesday 29th May, 2368: S.D. 449c2 to 449c8

Estimated duration: A week
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 44932.3 and the fourth day, S.D. 44935.6.
Comment: “Star Trek: First Contact” establishes that this was a strictly “no nooky” relationship.

TNG “Redemption” (Parts 1 & 2)

Wednesday 5th June to Friday 5th July, 2368; 13th to 42nd So’jen, 995 Q.B.: S.D. 449d5 to 450c5

Estimated duration: 31 days.
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 44995.3, the second day, S.D. 44996.1, the fourth day, S.D. 44998.3, the twenty-sixth day, S.D. 45020.4, the twenty-seventh day, S.D. 45021.3 and the thirty-first day, S.D. 45025.4. This is a long story, by both stardates, and internal references to the passage of time.
Continuity: Picard declares Gowron chancellor on the fourth day, S.D. 44998.3: Saturday 8th June, 2368; 16th So’jen, 995 Q.B. The identity of Sela as Tasha Yar’s long-lost daughter is established. Enterprise-C was destroyed 24 years ago, according to both Picard and Sela, although 23 years is also mentioned. Data has been a Starfleet officer for 26 years.

Around Monday 17th June, 2368: S.D. 450a7

Almost three weeks before TNG “Darmok”, the Children of Tamar arrive at the planet El-Adrel IV and begin transmitting a signal to the Federation.

TNG “Darmok”

Sunday 7th to Tuesday 9th July, 2368: S.D. 450c7 to 450c9

Estimated duration: 3 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 45047.2 and the second day, S.D. 45048.8. The remastered version of this story matches S.D. 45047.2 to 04:49:54.3. This works if a stardate unit maps exactly to a day.

TNG “Ensign Ro”

Sunday 14th to Friday 19th July, 2368: S.D. 450d4 to 450d9

Estimated duration: 6 days
Chronology: There is a stardate for what I calculate is the third day, S.D. 45076.3 and the fourth day, S.D. 45077.8.
Continuity: TNG “Ensign Ro” introduces the “Bajora.” Pay attention, it’s all very important for “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”. Enterprise is scheduled to spend three weeks surveying Sector 21305. I think they can just about manage it before:

TNG “Silicon Avatar”

Friday 9th to Sunday 18th August, 2367: S.D. 451c0 to 451c9

Estimated duration: 10 days
Chronology: There are stardates for what I think is the third day, S.D. 45122.3, the sixth day, S.D. 45125.7 and the tenth day, S.D. 45129.2.
Continuity: The Crystalline Entity seen in TNG “Datalore” returns, and gets destroyed.

Mid-August 2368

Enterprise has an unrecorded mission on Muldor V, just before TNG “Disaster”.

TNG “Disaster”

Sunday 25th to Thursday 29th August, 2368: S.D. 451d6 to 452a0

Estimated duration: 5 days
Chronology: What we see is on the first day, S.D. 45156.1, but they have to clean up afterwards.
Continuity: It’s two years before TNG “Thine Own Self” (January 2371, so I’m slightly off). Doctor Crusher is trying to get Geordi to take a part in a production of “The Pirates of Penzance”. Molly O’Brien is born (prematurely), but her age as given at various times in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” doesn’t really reflect this date of birth.

Around Saturday 31st August, 2368; 31st T’lakht, 8988 V.E.: S.D. 452a2

Ambassador Spock disappears, three weeks before TNG “Unification I”.

Early September 2368

Just before TNG “The Game” Commander Riker takes a short break on Risa.

TNG “The Game”

Friday 6th to Tuesday 10th September, 2368: S.D. 452a8 to 452b2

Estimated duration: 5 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 45208.2 and the fifth day, S.D. 45212.1.
Continuity: Wesley Crusher pays a visit, about a year after he started at the Academy. I make it around ten months, since I have that being around the end of October 2367.

Tuesday 17th September, 2368: S.D. 452b9

In a parallel universe, Worf and Deanna Troi are married on this day, “Two years, one month, twelve days” before TNG “Parallels” (October 2370). This is a bit of a problem, because they were supposed to fall in love after Worf is injured in TNG “Ethics” (December 2368), complete with the stardate. How TNG “Ethics” is supposed to happen at least two years and seven months before TNG “Parallels” I don’t know. I don’t think it works out properly whether you use stardates or not. In any case, I don’t think TNG “Ethics” will be happening for another three months, let alone six months before this. It must be an “alternate alternate” universe?

Thursday 19th September, 2368; 16th T’ke’Tas, 8988 V.E.: S.D. 452c1

On S.D. 45231.2, Ambassador Spock is spotted on Romulus, two days before TNG “Unification I”.

TNG “Unification” (Parts 1 & 2)

Saturday 21st September to Saturday 5th October, 2368; 18th to 31st T’ke’Tas, 8988 V.E.: S.D. 452c3 to 452d7

Estimated duration: 15 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 45233.1, the fourth day, S.D. 45236.4, the eighth day, S.D. 45240 and the thirteenth day, S.D. 45245.8.
Continuity: It’s “barely a year” since Picard mind-melded with Sarek in TNG “Sarek” (April 2367, with the stardates placing it in May). I make it around sixteen months. Sarek suggests Spock met Pardek at the Khitomer Conference, a reference to “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”. I think Sarek dies on Saturday 28th September, 2368; 24th T’ke’Tas, 8988 V.E.: S.D. 45240, at the tragically early age of 203.451 standard years. According to a display seen in DS9 “Image in the Sand” this story is in 2368.

Wednesday 9th October, 2368: S.D. 453x1

On S.D. 45321.4, Wendy Neuss is attacked by Jev the Ullian telepath in the Nel star system. Her condition is wrongly diagnosed as Iresine Syndrome. The stardate is given in TNG “Violations”. The remastered version of the story has P. Lauritson attacked on S.D. 45321.8.

Friday 11th October, 2367: S.D. 453x3

On S.D. 45323, Peter Lauritson is attacked by Jev the Ullian telepath in the Nel star system. His condition is wrongly diagnosed as Iresine Syndrome. The stardate is given in TNG “Violations”. The remastered version of the story has W. Neuss attacked on S.D. 45323.7.

TNG “A Matter of Time”

Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th October, 2368: S.D. 453x9 to 453y1

Estimated duration: 3 days
Chronology: There are stardates for all three days: first day, S.D. 45349.1, second day, S.D. 45350.3 and the third day, S.D. 45351.9.
Continuity: Berlinghoff Rasmussen is taken to Starbase 214, presumably for “re-education.”

TNG “New Ground”

Thursday 24th to Friday 25th October, 2368; 50th to 51st mer’utlhIj, 995 Q.B.: S.D. 453y6 to 453y7

Estimated duration: 2 days
Chronology: There is a stardate for the first day, S.D. 45376, with entries for 45376.3 and 45376.8.
Continuity: Alexander pays a visit to the ship, and says he was born on S.D. 43205 or 43rd Maktag in the Klingon calendar. My calculations make him two years and a month old at this point. Alexander gets to live on Enterprise with Worf.

Saturday 2nd November, 2368: S.D. 453z5

Starbase 514 loses contact with Vico in a black cluster, two days before TNG “Hero Worship”.

TNG “Hero Worship”

Monday 4th to Friday 8th November, 2368: S.D. 453z7 to 454a1

Estimated duration: 5 days
Chronology: There is a stardate for the first day, S.D. 45397.3.
Comment: Little Timmy the Orphan would like to be Data’s friend. We Never See Him Again.

TNG “Violations”

Saturday 16th to Friday 22nd November, 2368: S.D. 454a9 to 454b5

Estimated duration: 7 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 45429.3, the second day, S.D. 45430.9, the third day, S.D. 45431.7; on the fourth day Deanna Troi wakes up from a three-day coma, so I think I’m on track; the fifth day, S.D. 45433.2 and the seventh day, S.D. 45435.8.
Continuity: Jev’s victims are going to require treatment on the Ullian homeworld. They make a remarkably quick recovery.

TNG “The Masterpiece Society”

Wednesday 27th November to Tuesday 3rd December, 2368: S.D. 454c0 to 454c6

Estimated duration: A week
Chronology: There is a stardate for the first day, S.D. 45470.1. The star fragment will reach the colony in six days, making me think that the story lasts a week.

TNG “Conundrum”

Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th December, 2368: S.D. 454d4 to 454d7

Estimated duration: 4 days
Chronology: There is a stardate on the first day, S.D. 45494.2.

TNG “Power Play”

Wednesday 18th to Thursday 19th December, 2368: S.D. 455x1 to 455x2

Estimated duration: 2 days
Chronology: There are stardates for both days, the first day, S.D. 45571.2 and the second day, S.D. 45572.1. Most of the action seems to be on the first day.
Continuity: O’Brien has to be back to feed “the baby.” I calculate that Molly is about sixteen and a half weeks old.

TNG “Ethics”

Saturday 21st to Friday 27th December, 2368: S.D. 455y4 to 455z0

Estimated duration: A week
Chronology: There’s one stardate, and I think it applies to the fourth day, S.D. 45587.3.
Continuity: As well as having Worf and Troi get married longer ago than the injury that drew them together, Data says Worf hurt his back on S.D. 45587 in TNG “Parallels”, but I think the accident took place three days before that. Oh well, it was an alternate universe, after all.
Comment: I’ve left as big a gap as I could, but Worf’s slow, painful, recovery is still very quick.

In a parallel universe, Worf and Deanna Troi tentatively begin a relationship, as seen in TNG “Parallels”.

2368 or 2369

Three or four years before DS9 “Hippocratic Oath” which I place in July 2372 (both are specifically stated, one must be wrong), Goran’agar the Jem’hadar is trapped on Bopak III for 43 days. It cures him of his ketracel white addiction.

2369: S.D. 455y5 to 465y9

The only known part of the Stone of Gol is stolen from a museum on Vulcan, a year before TNG “Gambit, Part II” (August 2370).

Two years before DS9 “Paradise” (January 2371), the first runabouts are commissioned.

Two years before TNG “Journey’s End” (March 2371), Lakanta goes on a vision quest on Dorvan V and sees Wesley Crusher, although since he turns out to be the Traveller all along, maybe this is just more nonsense to get an impressionable young man to follow him.

Former Daimon Bok buys his way out of jail, two years before TNG “Bloodlines” (April 2371).

Enabran Tain retires as head of the Obsidian Order and moves to Arawath Colony. It’s three years before DS9 “The Die is Cast” (February 2372) and the move to Arawath Colony is in DS9 “The Wire”. This seems to be linked to:

Elim Garak is exiled to Terok Nor, two years before DS9 “Profit and Loss” (February 2371). Shortly after this, he becomes addicted to the electrical stimulation of a neural implant, according to DS9 “The Wire”.

Riley Frazier regains her individuality following an electro-kinetic storm that damages her Borg ship, five years before VOY “Unity” (February 2374 although the problems are with the stardates in the story, rather than the overall placement).

2369 to 2372

Hector Ilario toasts the class of ’72. Following normal practice, this suggests he was at the Academy from 2369; I think he’d have to be a very early entrant, at 16. The biographical details are supplied in DS9 “Field of Fire”.

TNG “The Outcast”

Monday 20th to Sunday 26th January, 2369: S.D. 456a4 to 456b0

Estimated duration: 7 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 45614.6 and the seventh, S.D. 45620.4.
Continuity: The poker game we see is on the third day, Saturday 1st February, 2368: S.D. 45616. I’m assuming that there must have been another game on Tuesday 4th February, 2368 that we didn’t get to see that will be the poker game mentioned in TNG “Cause and Effect”.

Before February 2369

Over two years before TNG “Eye of the Beholder” (February 2371), Daniel Kwan gets to know Maddy Calloway.

February 2369: S.D. 456b6 to 457x3

Six months before TNG “True-Q” (August 2369), Amanda Rogers discovers she can do magic. I’ve adjusted this date, so by strict stardating it should be a month later.

TNG “Cause and Effect”

Friday 7th to Wednesday 26th February, 2369: S.D. 456c2 to 457x1

Estimated duration: 20 days
Chronology: There’s a recurring stardate, S.D. 45652.1. The poker game must therefore be in the early hours of the morning, between 02:24 to 04:45. The clocks are out by 17.4 days, so I’ve assigned twenty. Keeping to the stardates means there’s not a lot of extra time available here, especially just afterwards.
Continuity: USS Bozeman checks in, after an unexpectedly long mission. The remastered version of this story lets us see that Geordi suffered minor headaches on S.D. 45384.6, S.D. 45752.2, S.D. 45773.0, S.D. 45794.9 and S.D. 45798.3. All but the first of those dates falls after this story!

Friday 14th February, 2369: S.D. 456c9

According to the remastered version of TNG “The First Duty”, the fatal accident happens on S.D. 45659.1. (Although I have to admit, it looks more like S.D. 45859.1, which makes no sense.)

TNG “The First Duty”

Friday 28th February to Tuesday 4th March, 2369: S.D. 457x3 to 457x7

Estimated duration: 5 days
Chronology: There’s a stardate for the first day, S.D. 45703.9.
Continuity: Wesley will have to retake a year at the Academy, as will his friend Sito Jaxa. She’ll appear again in TNG “Lower Decks”, where she dies.

Before March 2369

Over nine months before TNG “Aquiel” (December 2369), Lt. Aquiel Uhnari starts at the communications relay station.

TNG “Cost of Living”

Thursday 6th to Monday 10th March, 2369: S.D. 457x9 to 457y3

Estimated duration: 5 days
Chronology: There is a stardate, for what I think is the fifth day, S.D. 45733.6.
Continuity: Enterprise will need some fairly extensive repairs.

TNG “The Perfect Mate”

Tuesday 18th to Monday 24th March, 2369: S.D. 457z1 to 457z7

Estimated duration: A week
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 45761.3 and the sixth day, S.D. 45766.1.

TNG “Imaginary Friend”

Saturday 29th to Monday 31st March, 2369: S.D. 458a2 to 458a4

Estimated duration: 3 days
Chronology: There’s a stardate for the first day, S.D. 45832.1. The internal chronological references make it plain that the story happens over three days.
Continuity: Geordi talks about his father (an exobiologist) and his mother (a Starfleet officer) in a way that suggests they’re both dead. Fortunately, we’ll find out later that they’re both alive, although his mother will be dying in the next few years anyway.

April 2369: S.D. 458a5 to 458d4

According to TNG “Allegiance,” Captain Picard is due for his annual physical.

If Bashir graduates about now, there’s the whole ballerina thing from DS9 “Armageddon Game”. Not to mention him being the Captain of the Starfleet Medical Academy racquetball team, and winning in his final year, taken from DS9 “Rivals”.

TNG “I, Borg”

Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th April, 2369: S.D. 458b4 to 458b7

Estimated duration: 4 days
Chronology: There is a stardate for the first day, S.D. 45854.2. In TNG “Descent”, Captain Picard watches an excerpt from TNG “I, Borg”, timestamped 07:18 to 07:19 on S.D. 45855.4. Not for the first or last time, the ship clock seems to be out of step with the stardate, since it’s for the second day, but sometime between 09:36 to 11:59 by my calculations.
Continuity: It’s a year before TNG “Descent” (June 2370). I make it a year and two months!

Monday 14th April, 2369: S.D. 458b8

Regana Tosh is convicted of trading in Jewels of Sound, and sentenced to three years’ imprisonment, according to a display seen in DS9 “Hippocratic Oath”. The actual date is given as S.D. 4585,8 so this seems the most reasonable option.
Comment: “Jewels of Sound” was the name of a narcotic being illegally traded on Enterprise in Harlan Ellison’s script for TOS “The City on the Edge of Forever”.

TNG “The Next Phase”

Sunday 27th to Tuesday 29th April, 2369: S.D. 458d1 to 458d3

Estimated duration: 3 days
Chronology: Doctor Crusher gives Ro’s date of death as S.D. 45892.4. This raises problems with the time of death, established as a transporter accident at 14:30. I’ve arbitrarily assumed that the death can’t be “postdated” on the file, and that the accident was at 14:30 on Sunday 27th April, 2369: S.D. 45891.6. The funeral’s at 23:00 the next day, Tuesday 29th April, 2369: S.D. 45893.9. Doctor Crusher’s appointments log conveniently covers Monday, Tuesday and early Wednesday. I’ve assigned three days, with the story ending in the very early hours of the last day.

May 2369: S.D. 458d5 to 459c5

The start of building up the particle flux in the Tyran particle fountain, four months before TNG “The Quality of Life” (September 2369, as adjusted by me; the “strict” stardates would put it a month later).

Fourday 24th Twomonth, 9396 B.E.; Saturday 3rd May, 2369: S.D. 458d7

Exactly a year before DS9 “In the Hands of the Prophets”, Kira’s hiding in a nameless swamp as part of the Resistance. I’ve made it a Bajoran year, naturally.

TNG “The Inner Light”

Saturday 10th May, 2369: S.D. 459a4

Estimated duration: 1 day
Chronology: There’s a stardate, S.D. 45944.1. Although Picard gets a whole lifetime of memories, it only takes about 25 minutes for them to be put in his brain.

TNG “Time’s Arrow” (Parts 1 & 2)

Sunday 25th May to Monday 16th June, 2369: S.D. 459b9 to 460a1

Estimated duration: 23 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 45959.1, the second day, S.D. 45960.2, the seventh day, S.D. 45965.3 and what I’m calling the twenty-third day, S.D. 46001.3. The strict interpretation of the stardates is that the story lasts around 43 days. I don’t think the internal chronology of the story supports that length of time, and my rough guess at the duration was 14 or 15 days.
Continuity: Data’s head is now 500 years older than the rest of him. The other part of the story is in 1893.

TNG “Realm of Fear”

Sunday 6th to Tuesday 8th July, 2369: S.D. 460c1 to 460c3

Estimated duration: 3 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 46041.1 and the third day, S.D. 46043.6.
Continuity: O’Brien has a pet tarantula, called Christina.

TNG “Man of the People”

Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th July, 2369: S.D. 460d1 to 460d5

Estimated duration: 5 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 46071.6, the third day, S.D. 46073.6 and the fifth day, S.D. 46075.1.

Sunday 20th July, 2369: S.D. 460d5

The 400th anniversary of the first Moon landing. Harry Kim has a certificate commemorating the event in VOY “Nightingale”.

TNG “Relics”

Monday 28th to Thursday 30th July, 2369: S.D. 461x3 to 461x5

Estimated duration: 3 days
Chronology: There’s a stardate for the third day, S.D. 46125.3.
Continuity: Montgomery Scott is retrieved from transporter stasis. He’s 147 years old (meaning he was born between August 2221 and July 2222). Enterprise is travelling to Starbase 55.

TNG “Schisms”

Friday 8th to Friday 15th August, 2369: S.D. 461y4 to 461z1

Estimated duration: 8 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 46154.2 and what I’m calling the eighth day, S.D. 46191.2. Strictly speaking, the stardates imply a much, much longer story, but the events only seem to cover about four days, all told. This story also shows Riker looking at a clock in his quarters, displaying the stardate S.D. 46154.4, and the time 10:37:41. This time does match up if a stardate unit is exactly the same as a day.
Continuity: This is when Data débuts his “Ode to Spot”. TNG “True-Q” must follow almost immediately, however you try to interpret stardates.

TNG “True-Q”

Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th August, 2369: S.D. 461z2 to 461z3

Estimated duration: 2 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 46192.3 and the second day, S.D. 46193.8.
Continuity: Enterprise starts off at Starbase 112, so they must have been nearly there at the end of TNG “Schisms”?

Late August 2369

Just before TNG “Rascals”, Picard, Guinan, Keiko O’Brien and Ensign Ro take a shuttle trip to the planet Marlonia.

TNG “Rascals”

Thursday 28th to Friday 29th August, 2369: S.D. 462a5 to 462a6

Estimated duration: 2 days
Chronology: There are stardates, on the first day, S.D. 46235.7 and on the second S.D. 46236.3.

TNG “A Fistful of Datas”

Thursday 4th to Thursday 11th September, 2369: S.D. 462b1 to 462b8

Estimated duration: 8 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 46271.5 and the last day, S.D. 46278.3. I’m not sure the story really lasts that long, but it’s what the stardates say.

Around Friday 19th September, 2369; Oneday 45th Fourmonth, 9396 B.E.: S.D. 462c6

Three weeks before TNG “Chain of Command”, the Cardassians begin massing troops.

TNG “The Quality of Life”

Sunday 20th to Tuesday 30th September, 2369: S.D. 462c7 to 462d7

Actual dates: Friday 10th to Monday 20th October, 2369: S.D. 463x7 to 463y7

Estimated duration: 11 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 46307.2, the ninth day, S.D. 46315, the tenth day, S.D. 46316.6 and the eleventh day, S.D. 46317.8. I found it impossible to use them, because I’d run out of days!

Twoday 5th Fivemonth, 9396 B.E.; Sunday 5th October, 2369: S.D. 463x2

On S.D. 46302, the Velos VII Internment Camp is shut down. (DS9 “Babel”.)

Fivemonth, 9396 B.E.; Early October 2369

Six years before DS9 “Waltz”, the Cardassian occupation of Bajor ends. I have that in November 2374, so I’m struggling. I think it’s more like almost exactly five years. Also, it’s five years before DS9 “The Rapture”. I have that in October 2373. Putting the withdrawal in 2368 doesn’t match at all with the course of events in DS9 “Emissary”. I’m putting it immediately before the start of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”, and admitting that there’s a problem.

TNG “Chain of Command” (Parts 1 & 2)

Friday 10th to Thursday 16th October, 2369: S.D. 463x7 to 464y3

Estimated duration: A week
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 46357.4, the second day, S.D. 46358 (with entries at 46358.1 and 46358.2) and the fourth day, S.D. 46360.8.
Continuity: Picard has to be appearing in DS9 “Emissary” only a few days after being tortured, back on duty as if nothing’s happened. What can I say? I ran out of time.

“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”

It is pointed out several times that “the station keeps Bajoran time.” With that in mind, I have provided dates in my own version of the Bajoran calendar, as well as more conventional dates. In the hopes of not getting totally confused, I have calculated the duration of stories by conventional days, rather than converting them into Bajoran ones. This occasionally means that the longer Bajoran days get “out of sync” with my elapsed days, making it look as if more or less time has passed than I say it has. The Bajoran date is usually based on the date at 12:00 on the conventional date, although the conversion uses the exact stardate to determine the Bajoran date when that’s available.

Sevenday 17th Fivemonth, 9396 B.E.; Sunday 19th October, 2369: S.D. 463y6

O’Brien and some of the other Federation crew of Deep Space 9 arrive on Enterprise. Since I’ve flagged up DS9 “Emissary” as a problem, I’ve made this problematic too.

DS9 “Emissary” (Parts 1 & 2)

Oneday 18th to Sevenday 24th Fivemonth, 9396 B.E.; Monday 20th to Sunday 26th October, 2369: S.D. 463y7 to 463z3

Estimated duration: A week
Chronology: This required a lot of careful thought and compromise. I’ve done my best to accommodate everything, including the on-screen stardates, but haven’t been entirely successful. The story opens with a date, S.D. 46379.1. This appears to be The Arrival, commemorated by the Bajorans every year. I can’t make this date work at all, because there is another date, following closely: S.D. 46388.2. This is Benjamin Sisko’s first log entry on Deep Space 9. Either he’s spent nine days looking at the station out of the window, or nine days not making any log reports, or the stardates are a mess. I’ve gone with the last theory, and made this the second day, which is still stretching things a bit. Enterprise is at Deep Space 9 today. The following day is Fourday 21st Fivemonth, 9396 B.E.; Wednesday 22nd October, 2369: S.D. 46389. This is the day Sisko visits Kai Opaka and has his first Orb experience. At a real stretch, it might be The Arrival counted from the first visit to Bajor. I think that’s cheating, though. What I’ve calculated is the fourth day has a stardate, S.D. 46390.1. Dax and Bashir arrive. I have them arriving a day late, since Sisko was expecting them “tomorrow” when he made his first log entry. Enterprise leaves for Lapolis. Sisko finds the Wormhole, and gets stuck inside it. The next stardate is for what I think should be the sixth day, S.D. 46392.7, when Deep Space 9 is moved close to the Wormhole. The last day is S.D. 46393.1. Enterprise arrives back at the station. I make it the seventh conventional day, or the sixth Bajoran day. Now the fun really starts.
Continuity: It’s six years before DS9 “Tears of the Prophets” (June 2375), and five years before DS9 “A Call to Arms” (May 2374). A caption says it’s three years since the Battle of Wolf 359. I have the battle on Sunday 17th June, 2367: S.D. 44001 and only two years and four months ago, which is a bit of a disaster, since it doesn’t even count as a near miss. The assumption used in calculating dates in the show appears to have been that it was actually three complete years, and that causes quite a few problems down the line.

DS9 “Past Prologue”

Oneday 25th to Threeday 27th Fivemonth, 9396 B.E.; Sunday 26th to Tuesday 28th October, 2369; 4th to 6th nay’poQ, 996 Q.B.: S.D. 463z3 to 463z5

Estimated duration: 3 days
Chronology: I ‘ve guessed that the story lasts three days. Bashir and Garak meet for the first time on the first day, so it can’t be that long since Bashir arrived. Since it’s difficult to see how it could be happening alongside events in DS9 “Emissary”, I’ve placed it straight afterwards. There is an “out of nowhere” stardate for this story, S.D. 46412.3. I wasn’t able to use it.
Comment: Given what happens later on, sealing up the Wormhole without harming the aliens living in it would seem to be the most sensible course of action.

Sunday 26th October, 2369: S.D. 463z3

The day before DS9 “A Man Alone” starts, Ibudan’s ship arrives on S.D. 46383. He has an appointment with Odo at 17:00, the approximate time of his murder. Assuming the appointment is by station time, I calculate it as 17:00 on Sevenday 24th Fivemonth, 9396 B.E.; 07:29 on Sunday 26th October, 2369: S.D. 46383.3. It could be a day later, but things are confused enough already.

DS9 “A Man Alone”

Oneday 25th to Oneday 32nd Fivemonth, 9396 B.E.; Monday 27th October to Monday 3rd November, 2369: S.D. 463z4 to 464a1

Estimated duration: 8 days
Chronology: There is a stardate for what, going on the internal evidence of the story, should be maybe the third or fourth day. By strict stardates, it’s the eighteenth day. I’ve split the difference and made it the eighth day, S.D. 46421.5: 9:07 on Oneday 32nd Fivemonth, 9396 B.E.; 13:27 on Monday 3rd November, 2369. It’s when Keiko’s school opens, so I was able to harmonise Bajoran hours with conventional ones.

TNG “Ship in a Bottle”

Tuesday 6th November, 2369: S.D. 464a4

Estimated duration: 1 day
Chronology: There’s a stardate for very early in the morning, S.D. 46424.1. Ideally, I’d have stretched things so that Data and Geordi’s holodeck fun was the evening before, but the timescale of the planet collision kind of rules that out, unfortunately.
Continuity: It’s around four years since Moriarty was put in storage, in TNG “Elementary, Dear Data” (September 2365, so I make it four years and just less than two months).

Thursday 13th November, 2369: S.D. 464b1

From S.D. 46421.32 to S.D. 46421.34, Captain Rudolph Ransom evades a Romulan ship by diving into the atmosphere of a planet, according to VOY “Equinox, Part II”. I make that about 40 minutes at most, so the Romulans must have been in a hurry.

DS9 “Babel”

Fourday 42nd to Sevenday 45th Fivemonth, 9396 B.E.; Friday 14th to Monday 17th November, 2369: S.D. 464b2 to 464b5

Estimated duration: 4 days
Chronology: There are stardates for what I think is the second day, S.D. 46423.7 and the fourth day, S.D. 46425.8.

Wednesday 19th November, 2369: S.D. 464b7

On S.D. 46437.5, the Cardassians install a backup program in the missile that later turns up in VOY “Dreadnought”.

DS9 “Captive Pursuit”

Twoday 47th to Fourday 49th Fivemonth, 9396 B.E.; Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st November, 2369: S.D. 464b7 to 464b9

Estimated duration: 3 days
Chronology: There’s an “out of nowhere” date, S.D. 46477.5. I’ve sort of used it, vaguely.
Continuity: Keiko hasn’t seen much of Miles for the last three weeks. It could be a clue as to when they arrived on the station, but I can’t move the story that far forward. It’s still only just over a month, though.

Friday 28th November, 2369: S.D. 464c6

Lieutenant Keith Rocha arrives on the relay station, five days before TNG “Aquiel”. His logs run from S.D. 46455 to S.D. 46460 The logs for S.D. 46459 are missing. It’s made very plain that Rocha was on the station for five days, so I’ve assumed that his logs also cover the period immediately prior to his arrival. This interpretation has been rendered a little problematic in the re-mastered version of the story, where the log entries are all clearly visible. What’s worse is that the log entries are all very clearly dated between S.D. 45455 to S.D. 45460. I don’t see how that’s not a year too early, however you calculate stardates!

Sunday 30th November, 2369: S.D. 464c8

Lieutenant Aquiel Uhnari records a log entry on S.D. 46458.3, two days after Lieutenant Rocha arrived. I make it three days before TNG “Aquiel”.

TNG “Aquiel”

Wednesday 3rd to Saturday 6th December, 2369: S.D. 464d1 to 464d4

Estimated duration: 4 days
Chronology: There is a stardate for the first day, S.D. 46461.3. The internal chronology for the whole story is surprisingly effective, with internal references placing events over three days, and my assumption being that Aquiel Uhnari goes to Starbase 12 on the fourth day.

DS9 “Q-Less”

Threeday 14th to Fiveday 16th Leapfivemonth, 9396 B.E.; Saturday 13th to Monday 15th December, 2369: S.D. 465x1 to 465x3

Estimated duration: 3 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the second day, S.D. 46531.2 and the third day, S.D. 46532.3.
Continuity: Vash makes an appearance. She says she’s been in the Gamma Quadrant for over two years, but I can’t make the gap as long as that. TNG “Qpid” was in March 2368, so I make it only a year and nine months.

Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th December, 2369: S.D. 465x5 to 465x7

Just before TNG “Face of the Enemy” Deanna Troi attends a neuropsychology seminar on Bokara VI.

TNG “Face of the Enemy”

Saturday 20th to Monday 22nd December, 2369: S.D. 465a8 to 465b0

Estimated duration: 3 days
Chronology: There’s a stardate for what I think is the second day, S.D. 46519.1.

DS9 “Dax”

Fourday 22nd to Sevenday 25th Leapfivemonth, 9396 B.E.; Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th December, 2369: S.D. 465y0 to 465y3

Actual stardates: Friday 1st to Monday 4th May, 2370: S.D. 469a0 to 469a3

Estimated duration: 4 days
Chronology: There is a stardate for the first day, S.D. 46910.1. This is far too late, both in terms of production and broadcast order, and more importantly because of the O’Briens. They’ve gone back to Earth for Keiko’s mother’s 100th birthday. It’s possible that there were two trips to Earth at different times, but that doesn’t seem to have been the intention.

Around Fiveday 23rd Leapfivemonth, 9396 B.E.; Tuesday 23rd December, 2369; 14th Tasmeen, 8989 V.E.: S.D. 465y1

The Vulcans make First Contact with the Wadi, three weeks before DS9 “Move Along Home”.

TNG “Tapestry”

Friday 26th December, 2369: S.D. 465y4

Estimated duration: 1 day
Continuity: Captain Picard needs some work on his artificial heart.

TNG “Birthright” (Parts 1 & 2)

Tuesday 30th December, 2369 to Friday 16th January, 2370: S.D. 465y8 to 466a5

Estimated duration: 18 days
Chronology:There is a stardate for the first day, S.D. 46578.4. There is a second stardate, S.D. 46579.2. I think it’s on the twelfth day, whatever the stardates seem to be suggesting.
Continuity: Data starts having dreams.


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by StrauchiusStrauchius on 07 Mar 2016 15:29, last updated on 27 Aug 2017 10:48