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The Original StarTrek-Timeline

For this timeline only facts (the dates were restored step by step: see source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) were used, which were presented during Roddenberrys lifetime and before the strange chronology of Denise and Michael Okuda had been written, which is the base for the new StarTrek timeline:

  • Million years ago Millions or more years before the beginning of human history the moon serves as a basis of genetic research on early life-forms of Earth for an unknown space-travelling race.
  • -c600.000 The Arretians colonize the known galaxy. "Six thousand centuries ago, our vessels were colonizing this galaxy, just as your own starships have now begun to explore that vastness." - Sargon to Cpt. Kirk (see TOS: Assignment Earth).
  • -c4000 Extraterrestrials abduct a male and a female from Earth. They and their descendants will be given generations of training to help prevent Earth's civilization from destroying itself. (see TOS: Assignment Earth)
  • far before 3500 BC The knowledge about stars and astronomy of human kind in the old days is highly developed and will be redeveloped with great effort in later centurys. These ancient civilizations should be better named "Mutant-Farm-Civilizations". The knowledge they have alas, was not a result of human labour and growth, thus not their own, but rooted in a gift.
  • -c2700 Earth is visited by aliens who settle in the region near Greece and the Mediterranean sea. They will set the pattern of the Greek Gods. (see TOS: Who Mourns for Adonais?)
  • -c3000 Commander Spock and Dr. McCoy are trapped in the Ice Age on the planet Sarpeidon, having been transported 5,000 years back through time by the Atavachron. Vulcans are… before Surak… (see TOS: All Our Yesterdays)
  • -2240??? The Megans arrive on planet Earth. They will live in relative isolation unbeknownst to humans until at least the 17th century A.D. Unwittingly, they may be responsible for many of Earth’s devil-legends (see TAS: The Magicks of Megas-Tu)
  • -c400 Survivors from Sahndara briefly settle on Greece on Earth, where they become admirers of the philosopher Plato. (see TOS: Plato's Stepchildren)
  • -c200 The Sahndaran refugees leave Earth and settle on a planet they name Platonius, where they begin to develop telekinetic abilities. (see TOS: Plato's Stepchildren)
  • c0 On Earth (and presumably on UFC 892-IV, Magna Roma) the religious figure Jesus Christ is born who will form the basis of Christianity. Christmas will be celebrated aboard the Enterprise numerous times. (see TOS: Bread and Circuses)
  • -850 The monastery of P'Jem is constructed by Vulcans on a planet near Andorian space 3000 years before ENT: Andorian Incident.
  • c850 Kahless the Unforgettable unites the Klingon people after his defeat of the tyrant Molor and the Fek'Ihri. Kahless establishes a strict warrior code that is passed down through Klingon culture to the present day.
  • c1350 The Vulcan holiday of Rumarie ceases to be observed. In 2372, while learning about about Vulcan holidays, Neelix discovered Rumarie, which he described as a festival "full of barely clothed Vulcan men and women, covered in slippery Rillian grease, chasing one another." Therefore Surak lived later. (see VOY: Meld)
  • c1750 The Second Dynasty rules over the Klingon Empire, but ends with General K'Trelan assassinating Emperor Reclaw then later putting to death all the members of the Imperial Family. (see DS9: You Are Cordially Invited…)
  • c1860 A group of Humans are abducted from Western North America by the Skagarans, an alien species, which wants to enslave its captives. The Humans are brought to a M-class planet inside the Delphic Expanse where they soon overwhelm their oppressors and start to rebuild their society by founding a Western-like colony. (see ENT: North Star)
  • 1893 The El-Aurian Guinan takes up residence in San Francisco on Earth. (TNG: "Time's Arrow, Part I") At approximately the same time, a group of shapeshifters from Devidia II arrive on Earth, using a cholera epidemic as cover to kill Humans in order to steal their neural energy.(see TNG: Time's Arrow part II)
  • 1937 Aviator Amelia Earhart, who captured the world's attention as the first woman to match Lindbergh's transatlantic flight, vanishes somewhere over the Pacific Ocean while circumnavigating the globe. She is one of three hundred humans taken from Earth to the Briori Homeworld, some 70,000 light years away in the Delta Quadrant. (see Voyager: The 30s)
  • 1947 A Ferengi shuttle from the 24th century crashes on Earth near Roswell, New Mexico. The aliensare briefly imprisoned by the United States military before they escape, returning to their own time. (see DS9: Little Green Men)
  • 1953 The Andorians and Vulcans first encounter each other, leading to two centuries of border conflict. The initial contact is promising, but the Andorians prove to be duplicitous. (200 years before ENT: Proving Ground)
  • 1957 A Vulcan survey vessel in Earth orbit had a serious systems failure, and the crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing on the Earth. Two were rescued three month later and returned. One called Mestral presumably lived the remainder of his life span on Earth, perhaps some 150 years. (see ENT: Carbon Creek). Obviously in this timeline there is no Vegan Tyranny around 1969.
  • 1967 Henry Starling starts the microprocessor revolution. (see VOY: Future's Endp art I)
  • 1977 Space shuttle Enterprise OV-101 undergoes flight tests (see STM - Star Trek I.)
  • 1991 The Soviet Union dissolves into a series of independant republics and federations. (see VOY: Future's End part II)
  • 1996 The crew of the U.S.S. Voyager arrives in Los Angeles, and Janeway searches for a Henry Starling, a megalomaniac businessman who has stolen a 29th century timeship. (see Voyager: Future's End)
  • 1999 The Millennium Gate is completed. (see Voyager: Millenium Gate)
  • 2020 The U.S. Government creates special Sanctuary Districts for homeless people and the unemployed. (see DS9: Past Tense)
  • 2032 On 19. October Lieutenant John Kelly, piloting the Ares IV command module in Mars orbit, reports the approach of a large unknown object seconds before he and his craft vanish. Crewmates Rose Kumagawa and Andrei Novakovich, on the planet's surface at the time, are stranded but later rescued. (see Voyager: One Small Step)
  • 2047 The Los Angeles area is submerged under 200 meters of water following the Hermosa Quake. The region becomes the largest coral reef on the planet. (see Voyager: Future's End)
  • 2053 Begin of World War III. For several decades, tensions had been rising between the major powers of the west (North America and Europe) and the nations of the Near- and Far East, united in the Eastern Coalition. The conflict soon escalated into a nuclear holocaust that engulfed much of the world, nearly returning human civilization to that of Earth's Dark Ages. The subsequent collapse of the global economy, political systems, and the drastic environmental effects of the war devastated those nations which had escaped direct nuclear attack. The death toll from the conflict reached 600 million. (see Star Trek: First Contact, VOY: In the Flesh) Therefore Spock was wrong in TOS: Bread and Circuses, because he talked about just 37 million…
  • 2061 By this time on Earth, fossil fuels have been replaced by other, cleaner energy sources. (see ENT: Carpenter Street)
  • 2063 In Montana, Zefram Cochrane works to convert an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) into the first faster-than-light, or warp, spaceship – the Phoenix. The Phoenix's test flight attracts the attention of other space travelers and "first contact" is soon made between humans and Vulcans. (see Star Trek: First Contact)
  • 2064 "The S.S. Valiant had encountered a magnetic space storm and was being swept […about 1/2 light-year out of the galaxy]. Kirks words about an "old impulse engines, which weren't strong enough" from c2210 is nonsense. It is a Daedalus-Class-Ship with Warp-Engines, too!
  • 2067 The space vehicle "Charybdis" is launched by the United States (NASA) on July 23, 2067. It is a Daedalus-Class-Ship with Warp-Engines!
  • 2067 The Earth colony ship SS Conestoga is launched with the mission of colonizing the a class M planet Terra Nova. It will reach this planet, which is less than 20 lightyears away, after 9 years. Shortly after the initial colonization in the late 21st century, however, contact to this first human colony was lost. (see ENT: Terra Nova). Even space-travel is therefore still established Earth also launches the space probe Friendship One. (see VOY: Friendship One)
  • 2069 The Klingon Emperor dies. No successor ascends the throne. ("Rightful Heir" (TNG)) ???
  • 2070 A group of North American Indians leave Earth in order to preserve their cultural identity and to find a new home. They will finally settle on Dorvan V near the Cardassian border in 180 years. (see TNG "Journey's End")
  • 2097 The Andorian Class D planetoid Weytahn is officially claimed by the Vulcans, who call it Paan Mokar. (see ENT: The Andorian Incident)
  • 2102 The Earth J-class vessel ECS Horizon was commissioned by the Earth Cargo Service (maximum speed was warp two on the Cochrane scale). The inside of her warp core casing was autographed by Zefram Cochrane. (see ENT: Horizon)
  • 2103 Colonization of Mars. Humanity establishes a foothold on Mars and the colonization process begins. (see Voyager: The 30s)
  • 2113 War, poverty, disease, and the causes thereof, have been eliminated on Earth. (see Star Trek: First Contact").
  • 2119 The Warp 5 Complex is established to create technology that will allow humans to safely explore deep space. Zefram Cochrane is present during the groundbreaking ceremony. (see ENT: Broken Bow) Henry Archer, father of Jonathan Archer, is second only to Cochrane in his importance to this program. (see ENT: Singularity) The Warp Five program would eventually come under the jurisdiction of the new entity, Starfleet, working in conjunction with the Vulcan Advisory Council. (see ENT: First Flight)
  • 2122 T'Pau is born on Vulcan. (see ENT: The Forge)
  • 2139 On Earth, the first transporter becomes serviceable. (see ENT: Daedalus)
  • 2141 The ECS Horizon encounters in space a group of Deltans. (see ENT: Bound)
  • 2143 The NX program, which has worked to design and test a vessel capable of breaking the Warp 2 barrier. The Vulcan Advisory Council is not impressed, and they demand that the program be stopped for the time being. Vulcan have already the Warp-2 technology. "Where it took the Vulcans 100 years to break the Warp 2 barrier, the people of Earth completed the task in 82 years" (see ENT: First Flight)
  • 2150 Jonathan Archer becomes Commanding Officer of the Starship Enterprise NX-01.
  • 2151 In the nine decades following Zefram Cochrane's visionary warp flight in space and the First Contact that followed, the human race has been slowly guided by the Vulcans toward developing the Warp Five engine. Mankind is at last able to explore the virgin depths of space with a revolutionary new starship, the Enterprise NX-01, under the command of Captain Jonathan Archer. First (not disastrous) Contact (not disastrous) with the Klingons (ENT: Broken Bow)
  • 2152 After unwittingly wandering into a minefield in Romulan territory, Enterprise becomes trapped when struck by an undetonated mine. (see ENT: Minefield) First humans from Earth on the famous pleasure planet of Risa. (see ENT: Two Days and Two Nights)
  • 2154 The first officer of the ship Enterprise joins the science officer T'Pol on a visit to Vulcan. (see ENT: Home)
  • 2155 The opening ceremony of the Coalition of Planets, was the precursor to the United Federation of Planets, took place on Earth in San Francisco. Participants includes dignitaries from United Earth, Vulcan, the Andorian Empire, Rigel, Denobula Triaxa, Coridan, and Tellar. (ENT: "Demons").
  • c2160 Earth-Romulan-War.
  • 2161 The UFP is founded. Member worlds are Earth, Vulcan, Tellar, Andoria and Centaurus VII.
  • 2164 Jonathan Archer became an honorary member of the Andorian Imperial Guard by General Thy'lek Shran. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II")
  • 2169 Admiral Jonathan Archer is Earth-Ambassador on Andoria.
  • 2170 A group of Native Americans, seeking to preserve their culture, leave their North American home to search for a planet on which they can begin a colony. (see TNG: Journey's End)
  • 2184 Admiral Jonathan Archer is President of the United Federation of Planets.
  • 2210 The is the year that Harry Kim's ancestor Jack piloted a deep space mission to Beta Capricus, while the rest of his crew is in stasis. When he finds no sign of life he turns around without waking up the crew. The ship didn't yet have a subspace transmitter (see Voyager: 11:59)
  • 2264 Tuvok is born on Vulcan. (see VOY: Flashback)
  • 2267 The "Organian-Peace-Treaty" between Federation and the Klingon Empire is signed.
  • 2267 The "USS Enterprise" hosts a number of dignitaries going to the planet "Babel" to debate the admission of "Coridan" into the Federation. En route, Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan suffers cardiac problems at a particularly inopportune time. (2. season TOS)
  • 2267 A Federation development project for Sherman's Planet was in jeopardy when approximately 1,771,561 tribbles infested the storage bins for the project of quadrotriticale intended on Deep Space Station K-7. (see DS9: Trials and Tribble-ations)
  • 2267 "Nimbus III" is colonized by Romulans, Klingons and the Federation.
  • 2270 The "USS Enterprise" returns from her five-year mission: Kirk is promoted to Admiral and Chief of Starfleet Operations; Captain William Decker takes command of the "USS Enterprise NCC-1701". McCoy resigns his commission. (see Voyager:Q2)
  • 2271 Vejur Incident: Voyager 6 returns to Earth to seek its "Creator", causing the destruction of three Klingon cruisers (one called the "Amar") and the "Epsilon Nine Space Station" on its way. (StarTrek I.)
  • 2272 The Battle of Klach D'Kel Brakt takes place, which marks the end of the Klingon-Romulan alliance. (see DS9: Blood Oath)
  • 2284 James T. Kirk tells Antonia, he would go back to Starfleet. (see Star Trek VII: Generations)
  • 2285 Hikaru Sulu, who is promoted to Captain, serves with Admiral Kirk. James T. Kirk meets Kahn Noonian Singh again… (StarTrek II.)
  • 2286 An alien probe, dubbed the 'Whale Probe', disables Starfleet and Klingon ships, and causes serious damage to Earth's atmosphere. It is discovered that the probe was sent to contact the species Megaptera novaeangliae or humpback whale, which had, however, been hunted to extinction in the 21st century. Admiral James T. Kirk is able to retrieve two members of the species from the year 1986, and avert further catastrophe. The probe leaves Federation space, and the disabled ships are restored. (StarTrek IV.)
  • 2286 Hikaru Sulu takes command of the "USS Excelsior" and never served on the Enterprise-A (because Star Trek V. is non canon)
  • 2289 The Korvat Negotiations between the Federation and the Klingon Empire take place. (see DS9: Blood Oath)
  • 2290 Hikaru Sulu takes command of the "USS Excelsior".
  • 2293 "Khitomer peace conference" between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire takes place; the Romulan Empire sends Diplomats. (see Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)
  • 2293 John Harriman becomes captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise-B in 2293 during its maiden voyage. During an emergency, Harriman froze, then gave command to Kirk. (see Star Trek VII: Generations)
  • 2298 The Vulcan Tuvok leaves the USS Excelsior and resigns from Starfleet.
  • 2311 The "Tombed Incident" is the beginning of another period of Romulan isolation (TNG: "The Defector", "The Pegasus"). Federation won't hear from the Romulans for 53 years (TNG first season: The Neutral Zone)
  • 2321 Boothby begins his infamous career as head groundskeepers at Starfleet Academy. (see VOY: In the Flesh)
  • 2328 The Cardassian Union begins its occupation of the neighboring planet Bajor which will last until 2368.

before 2337
Interactive Holodeck-technology is used for simulated adventure-games for kids based on novels.

  • 2344 The USS Enterprise-C is destroyed while defending the Klingon outpost on Narendra III. This event reemphasizes the Khitomer Accords and ensures a lasting peace between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. (see TNG: Yesterday's Enterprise)
  • 2354 Together with her parents, Magnus and Erin Hansen, the six years-old Annika Hansen embarks on a scientific journey to study the Borg aboard the USS Raven. (see VOY: The Raven)
  • 2356 Magnus, Erin and Annika Hansen are assimilated by the Borg, following the destruction of their ship, the USS Raven. (see VOY: The Raven)
  • 2369 The Cardassian Union ends its occupation of the planet Bajor, which lasted 41 years. After the Cardassian retreat the Federation takes over an administrative role in this system. (1st season DS9: Babel) Deep Space Nine prominence grows as the importance of the Bajoran wormhole is revealed. (see DS9: Emissary)
  • 2370 A group of Federation colony worlds declare an unofficial war on the Cardassian Union after rejecting the Federation-Cardassian Treaty. They call themselves the Maquis. (see DS9: 2nd season and TNG: 7th season)
  • 2371 The USS Defiant (NX-74205) returns from its mission to the Founder's Homeworld in the Gamma Quadrant. The Cardassian Obsidian Order together with the Romulan Tal Shiar are lured into a trap, when they attack the homeworld of the designated leaders of the Dominion. The following battle leads to the complete destruction of the combined Romulan-Cardassian fleet of 20 ships and severely cripples both organizations, which, in turn, reduces possible resistance against the Dominion by the Federation and the Klingon Empire. (see 3rd season DS9) The Federation starship USS Voyager (NCC-74656) is thrown 75,000 lightyears away into the Delta Quadrant by the being known as Caretaker. The USS Equinox probably experienced this fate some months or weeks earlier. (see 1st season VOY) The Federation Galaxy class starship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) is destroyed over Veridian III. Almost the entire crew survives in the ship's saucer section. Captain James T. Kirk reapears from the Enterprise-B through the Nexus and is killed preventing Dr. Tolian Soran from destroying the Veridian system. (see Star Trek VII: Generations)
  • 2372 The Klingon Empire invades the Cardassian Union. The United Federation of Planets objects to this action, causing Chancellor Gowron to withdraw from the Khitomer Accords, ending their alliance. (see 4th season DS9)
  • 2373 The Borg and Species 8472 go to war after the Borg attempted to invade Species 8472's native fluidic space. (see 3rd season VOY) The war between the Federation and the Klingon Empire is ended with a temporary ceasefire. A few months later the Klingon Chancellor Gowron reinstates the Khitomer accords with the Federation. The Cardassian Union officially joins the Dominion and the Dominion War begins. (see 5th season DS9) The Borg launch a second offensive against Earth. Thanks to Jean-Luc Picard's knowledge of the Borg from his earlier assimilation, the attacking Borg Cube is quickly vanquished by the Starfleet armada. However, before its destruction the Cube releases a small Sphere which creates a temporal vortex aimed at the year 2063. The Enterprise-E follows the Sphere through time and catches it attacking Earth, apparently intending to prevent Zefram Cochrane's first warp flight and the subsequent First Contact with the Vulcans. (see Star Trek VIII: First Contact)
  • 2374 The Romulan Star Empire joins the Federation and the Klingon Empire in their war against the Dominion after the Romulans discover questionable but sufficient proof of a planned Dominion sneak attack on the Star Empire. (see 6th season DS9).
  • 2375 End of Dominion War. (see DS9 7th season). Admiral Matthew Dougherty from Starfleet and the Son'a attempt a forced relocation of the Ba'ku, but are foiled by the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E). (see Star Trek IX: Insurrection)
  • 2377 The U.S.S. Voyager returns to Earth by using the Borg transwarp network. (see VOY 7th season: Endgame)
  • 2379 Enterprise-E visits Romulus, because they were invited by Shinzon, the new Praetor. (see Star Trek X: Nemesis)

This is a guide to events that serve as the background for STRANGE NEW WORLDS TrekMUSH RP. Anything written here has been ruled CANON by the Admin and should be regarded as factual history, and most certainly may be used in RP. SNW regards MOST of Star Trek the original series, motion pictures, and books as Canon. Same with MOST of Star Trek: The Next Generation series, but NOT movies. The Admin does reserve the right to rule certain things OOC or non-canon if it interferes with the interaction of players. So, while you MAY find an example of such and such in a book or episode, and it is most likely canon, it is not necessarily so. This may sound confusing, but as RP gets going, you'll see the necessity of such a reservation.

A lot of history happened over 8 RL years, as lived by thousands of players over that period. Every empire fought with just about every other power, or was allied with them at some point. Some major points are mentioned in the timeline, but find an old-timer and feel free to ask them if they have any great stories. We've woven together some of the SNW and TNG histories.

SNW Timeline


  • 2290s - Khitomer conference, thawing relations between Klingons and Federation (ST6). Orion worlds secede from Federation, forming the Orion Alliance. Resulting political intrigues brought a war between most of the Alpha and Beta powers. The Klingons invaded the Orions with the support of the Federation. The Rihannsu covertly aided the Orions while the Gorn fleets managed to force the Klingons to the peace table, where the Klingon Chancellor was assassinated by Orion terrorists. The resulting Klingon civil war and Federation scandals shook both societies, and the end of the decade witnessed a reverse of the thaw between the two powers.


  • 2300s - War between Orions and Rihannsu; ended by truce. War between Klingons and Federation; destruction of Starbase 2, ended by Klingon civil war.
  • 2310s - Evacuation and natural destruction of Paragonia homeworld. Terrorist campaign by Warriors of Andor to "liberate" Andor; stopped by Federation and Rihannsu. Orion civil war; destruction of Shapiro shipyards, peacekeepers on Rigel 8.


  • 2320s - War between Orions/Gorn and Federation; ended after Orion leaders captured. War between Klingons and Federation; Wolar liberated. First contact with the Ferengi.
  • 2330s - War between Klingons and Federation; treaty of Qi'tomer and surrendering of President Rrr'fassa. First contact with Q continuum. War between the "Quiet Ones" and Klingons/Gorn; "Quiet Ones" portal closed. First contact with Cardassians. War between Nyak and Federation, Orions, Klingons; Nyak eventually moved away from known space.
  • 2340s - Skirmishes between Cardassians and Federation. War between Gorn and Klingons/Orions; Moltoc invaded. War between Cardassian and Klingons; stalemate. War between Klingons and Federation; Klingon government toppled. Bajoran wormhole discovered.
  • 2350s - Years of war between the Dominion and Alpha Powers. Bajoran wormhole sealed. Freed Bajor joins UFP, leads to deterioration of Cardassian/Federation relations. Magnitude of Dominion war encourages guarded peace among the Alpha powers, warming Klingon/Federation relations in particular leading to Alliance. Cooling of Rihannsu relations with other powers, several border disputes with the Klingons. War begins between Cardassia and Federation.


  • 2360s - (SNW) Wormhole wave phenomenon averted, known space rearranged with minimal casualties. War between Klingons and Orions; mediated by Federation. (TNG) Launch of USS Enterprise, 1701-D. First contact with Borg. War between Cardassian and Federation ceases with uneasy truce. Klingon civil war; Gowron wins.


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