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TAS “Yesteryear”

Monday 5th April, 2269: S.D. (4)53y3; 11th T’lakht, 8903 V.E.

Estimated duration: 1 day
Chronology: There’s a stardate, S.D. 5373, with entries for 5373.4 and 5373.9. Whilst in the past, Spock gives the “subjective” stardate of S.D. 5373.5. Needless to say, it bears no resemblance to the stardate I think it would be. On the other hand, if it turned out that the “past” and “future” stardates matched exactly, I think that would be far too much of a coincidence.
Continuity: Enterprise has returned to the Guardian of Forever’s planet, first seen in TOS “City On the Edge of Forever”. Spock travels back almost exactly thirty Earth years, to February 2239. I’ve not dated any of the other animated stories by stardate unless they fall after TOS “Turnabout Intruder”. This is the exception that proves the rule.

December 2269: S.D. (4)60a3 to (4)60d3

I’m speculating that this is when Enterprise goes in for a refit to get an extra door on the bridge, amongst other things. Arex and M’Ress are assigned to the ship and Chekov leaves, possibly to return to the Academy. It would also seem that Doctor McCoy is promoted to full commander. Not before time, even if it was to save on the number of animation cels needed!

TAS “How Sharper than a Serpent’s Tooth”

Thursday 30th December, 2269 to Saturday 1st January, 2270: S.D. (4)60d2 to (4)60d4

Estimated duration: 3 days
Chronology: The log entries are all on the second day, S.D. 6063.
Continuity: Enterprise then travels to Starbase 21.

TAS “The Survivor”

Monday 10th to Tuesday 11th January, 2270: S.D. (4)61x3 to (4)61x4

Actual dates: Monday 25th to Saturday 30th January, 2269: S.D. (4)51c3 to (4)51c8

Estimated duration: 2 days
Chronology: Stardates are given for S.D. 5143.3 and S.D. 5148.7. Not only are these dates too early to suit me, I also don’t think there’s a five-day gap between the two log entries.
Continuity: Enterprise pays another visit to the Romulan Neutral Zone.

Around Saturday 15th January, 2270: S.D. (4)61x8

Enterprise begins the survey that’s just finishing in TAS “The Practical Joker”. by strict stardate, it would be Monday 21st January, 2267: S.D. 3178, and overlapping the end of TOS “Return of the Archons”.

TAS “The Practical Joker”

Thursday 20th to Friday 21st January, 2270: S.D. (4)61y3 to (4)61y4

Actual dates: Saturday 26th to Sunday 27th January, 2267: S.D. (4)31c3 to (4)31c4

Estimated duration: 2 days
Chronology: There is a stardate for the first day, S.D. 3183.3. I’ve ignored it since it’s massively too early, and it clashes with TOS “Space Seed”.
Continuity: As well as another encounter with the Romulans, this story also features the first appearance of a “Star Trek” holodeck.

TAS “The Slaver Weapon”

Monday 24th to Sunday 30th January, 2270: S.D. (4)61y7 to (4)61z3

Actual dates: Saturday 25th to Friday 31st January, 2268: S.D. (4)41y7 to (4)41z3

Estimated duration: A week
Chronology: The stardate for the first day, S.D. 4187.3 is far too early to suit me.

TAS “The Magicks of Megas-Tu”

Thursday 10th February, 2270: S.D. (4)62a4

Actual date: Thursday 16th February, 2265: S.D. (4)12a4

Estimated duration: A day
Chronology: The stardate, 1254.4 is amazingly early.
Continuity: Captain Kirk and his crew will return to the centre of the Galaxy in “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier”. I haven’t even tried to guess how long it takes to get to the centre of our galaxy. It seems a surprisingly quick trip each time it’s made.

TAS “The Time Trap”

Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th March, 2270: S.D. (4)62c5 to (4)62c8

Actual dates: Monday 8th to Sunday 16th March, 2269: S.D. (4)52c5 to (4)52c8

Estimated duration: 4 days
Chronology: The stardate for the first day, 52.2 seems to be a mistake. The third day is S.D. 5267.6, and that’s too early for me.
Continuity: Kor makes a return appearance, after TOS “Errand of Mercy” and before DS9 “Blood Oath”.

Thursday 10th March, 2270: S.D. (4)62d2

Enterprise arrives to deliver medical supplies to the planet Dramia, just before TAS “Albatross”. The “strict” stardate would be Monday 15th March, 2269: S.D. 5272.

TAS “Albatross”

Sunday 13th to Monday 14th March, 2270: S.D. (4)62d5 to (4)62d6

Actual dates: Thursday 18th to Friday 19th March, 2269: S.D. (4)52d5 to (4)52d6

Estimated duration: 2 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first and second days, S.D. 5275 and S.D. 5276. They’re far too early.
Continuity: Doctor McCoy previously visited 19 years before. By strict stardates, that’s 2250, but I’ve moved it up to 2251.

TAS “The Ambergris Element”

Thursday 17th to Friday 25th March, 2270: S.D. (4)62d9 to (4)63x7

Actual dates: Monday 31st May to Tuesday 8th June, 2269: S.D. (4)54d9 to (4)55x7

Estimated duration: 9 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 5499.9, the sixth, S.D. 5504.2 and the eighth, S.D. 5506.2. These dates are all too early to suit me, and they also comprehensively overlap the “strict” stardates for TAS “The Eye of the Beholder”. I’ve not used them.

Late March 2270

Just before TAS “The Pirates of Orion” there’s an outbreak of choriocytosis on board.

TAS “The Pirates of Orion”

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd April, 2270: S.D. (4)63y4 to (4)63y6

Estimated duration: 3 days
Chronology: There are stardates for all three days. S.D. 6334.1, S.D. 6335.6 and S.D. 6336.2. Somewhat amazingly, I don’t need to ignore them!
Continuity: Direct reference is made to the Babel Conference in TOS “Journey to Babel”. An Orion featured in TOS “The Menagerie”, at least in Captain Pike’s dreams, and they appeared in ENT “Borderland” and ENT “Bound”.

TAS “More Tribbles, More Troubles”

Saturday 9th to Monday 11th April, 2270: S.D. (4)63z2 to (4)63z4

Actual dates: Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th April, 2269: S.D. (4)53z2 to (4)53z4

Estimated duration: 3 days
Chronology: There is a stardate for the first day, S.D. 5392.4. That’s too early for me. It also clashes with my placement of TOS “Elaan of Troyius” but wouldn’t if everything was placed strictly by the given stardate.
Continuity: Tribbles, Cyrano Jones and Captain Koloth all return from TOS “The Trouble With Tribbles”.

Wednesday 20th April, 2270: S.D. (4)64a3

By my adjusted chronology, it’s five weeks, three days, two hours and four minutes before TAS “Eye of the Beholder”. The crew of Ariel beam down to Lactra VII. Going strictly by stardates, it would be Sunday 25th April, 2269: S.D. 5413.

TAS “Beyond the Furthest Star”

Thursday 28th April, 2270: S.D. (4)64b1

Actual dates: Monday 22nd February, 2269: S.D. (4)52b1

Estimated duration: 1 day
Chronology: A stardate is given, S.D. 5221. I’ve ignored it.
Continuity: Enterprise is right at the edge of the Galaxy, so I’ve placed it just before TAS “The Infinite Vulcan”.

TAS “The Infinite Vulcan”

Sunday 1st to Monday 2nd May, 2270: S.D. (4)64b4 to (4)64b5

Actual dates: Tuesday 15th to Wednesday 16th June, 2269: S.D. (4)55y4 to (4)55y5

Estimated duration: 2 days
Chronology: There is a stardate for the first day, S.D. 5554. I’ve gone later.
Continuity: Enterprise is still at the periphery of the Galaxy, so I’ve placed it between TAS “Beyond the Furthest Star” and TAS “One of Our Planets is Missing”. A giant Spock clone stays behind on the planet Phylos.

TAS “One of Our Planets is Missing”

Sunday 8th to Monday 9th May, 2270: S.D. (4)64c1 to (4)64c2

Actual dates: Thursday 25th to Friday 26th March, 2269: S.D. (4)53x1 to (4)53x2

Estimated duration: 2 days
Chronology:There are stardates for both days. S.D. 5371.3 and S.D. 5372. I’ve not used them, although I’ve fixed the “actual dates” so as not to be too close to TAS “Yesteryear”.
Continuity: The governor of Mantilles is the same Robert Wesley who appeared in TOS “The Ultimate Computer”. By “strict” stardates, his 11 year old daughter Katie would have been born in 2258. I’ve adjusted that to 2259. Enterprise is still at the edge of the Galaxy, previously visited in TOS “Where No Man Has Gone Before”, although the edge is a big place, so it still could be a very long way away from Delta Vega.
Comment: I think that Mantilles and Delta Vega might not be so widely separated, though. Why is there a lithium-cracking station out in the middle of nowhere in the first place, if it’s not part of a Federation colonisation plan?

TAS “The Lorelei Signal”

Friday 20th to Saturday 21st May, 2270: S.D. (4)64d3 to (4)64d4

Actual dates: Tuesday 25th to Wednesday 26th May, 2269: S.D. (4)54d3 to (4)54d4

Estimated duration: 2 days
Chronology: There are stardates for the first day, S.D. 5483. Once again, I’ve ignored them.
Continuity: Starships vanish in this area of space every 27.346 years. I’ve assumed that means every 9,988 days and compiled the following table for the most recent vanishings:
Dates of Disappearance
My Stardate placement “Strict” Stardate
14th January, 2243 19th January, 2242
10th September, 2215 15th September, 2214
5th May, 2188 11th May, 2187
30th December, 2160 5th January, 2160
26th August, 2133 31st August, 2132

The Federation re-settles the women on another planet, so there won’t be any further problems.

TAS “The Eye of the Beholder”

Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th May, 2270: S.D. (4)65x1 to (4)65x2

Actual dates: Wednesday 2nd to Thursday 3rd June, 2269: S.D. (4)55x1 to (4)55x2

Estimated duration: 2 days
Chronology: There is a stardate for the first day, S.D. 5501.2. I’ve not used it, and it clashes comprehensively with the “strict” stardate placement of TAS “The Ambergris Element”.

TAS “Mudd’s Passion”

Tuesday 14th June, 2270: S.D. (4)65d8

Actual date: Saturday 21st November, 2268: S.D. (4)49d8

Estimated duration; 1 day
Chronology: No, I didn’t use the stardate, S.D. 4978.4. It falls towards the end of TOS “The Paradise Syndrome”.
Continuity: This is the third and final time Harry Mudd crosses paths with Enterprise, after TOS “Mudd’s Women” and TOS “I, Mudd”.

TAS “Once Upon a Planet”

Friday 17th to Monday 20th June, 2270: S.D. (4)65z1 to (4)65z4

Actual dates: Tuesday 22nd to Friday 25th June, 2269: S.D. (4)55z1 to (4)55z4

Estimated duration: 4 days
Chronology: Everything seems to happen in one day, but I’ve assumed they stay a little longer for shore leave. There is a stardate, S.D. 5591.2, but I’ve not used it.
Continuity: Enterprise makes a second visit to the planet seen in TOS “Shore Leave”.

Approximately Wednesday 22nd June, 2270: S.D. (4)65z6

Around 390 days after TOS “For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky”, Yonada arrives at a new planet.
Comment: I’ve left space for Enterprise to be around.

July to early August 2270

Immediately before TAS “Bem”, Enterprise undertakes six relatively safe exploration and contact missions, with an observer from the planet Pandro on board. I’m assuming that the missions are unseen, simply because finding six suitable “lead in” missions from the broadcast shows seemed implausible. Captain Kirk specifically says that beaming down to a newly discovered planet with possible aboriginal life is more hazardous than the previous assignments. I’ve let TAS “The Jihad” happen during this period because it takes so little time, and nobody remembers it afterwards.

TAS “The Jihad”

Friday 29th July, 2270: S.D. (4)66d3

Actual date: Saturday 24th July, 2269: S.D. (4)56c3

Estimated duration: 2 minutes
Chronology:There is a stardate, S.D. 5683.1. I’ve not used it, and cheated slightly with the “strict” date so that it doesn’t clash with TOS “The Tholian Web”.
Continuity: Kirk and Spock return to the bridge after only two minutes have passed, and their memories fade very rapidly. In effect, it never happened.

TAS “Bem”

Monday 8th to Tuesday 9th August, 2270: S.D. (4)67x3 to (4)67x4

Actual dates: Tuesday 25th to Wednesday 26th April, 2271: S.D. (4)74a3 to (4)74a4

Estimated duration: 2 days
Chronology: The stardate, S.D. 7403.6 isn’t immediately ruled out, so it presented me with a bit of a quandary. It would be nice to use the “real” stardate in an animated story, but Icheb is quite clear in VOY “Q2” that the mission finished in 2270. I’ve ignored the stardate, obviously.

TAS “The Terratin Incident”

Friday 12th August, 2270: S.D. (4)67x7

Actual date: Monday 28th June, 2269: S.D. (4)55z7

Estimated duration: 1 day
Chronology: There is a stardate, S.D. 5577. I’ve not used it.
Continuity: The people of Terratin are relocated to the planet Verdanis by Enterprise, a trip that takes ten days.

Monday 22nd August, 2270: S.D. (4)67y7

The people of Terratin arrive at their new home, ten days after TAS “The Terratin Incident”. The strict interpretation of stardates would make it Thursday 8th July, 2269: S.D. 5607, and I’d have to move TOS “Day of the Dove” from where I have it.

TAS “The Counter-clock Incident”

Thursday 25th August, 2270: S.D. (4)67z0

Estimated duration: 1 day
Chronology: There is a stardate, S.D. 6770, and I’m using it! I think everything happens in one day, but it’s complicated by the fact that the clocks run backwards in the other universe (the title of the story is a hint). It absolutely finishes on the same day it started, though.
Continuity: Enterprise is taking Robert and Sarah April to Babel, mentioned before in TOS “Journey to Babel”. Robert April was the first captain of the USS Enterprise. The ship also makes a return visit to Beta Niobe from TOS “All Our Yesterdays”.


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by StrauchiusStrauchius on 12 Jul 2017 14:26, last updated on 14 Jul 2017 08:41