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Stardates in Star Trek FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Stardates in Star Trek.

This FAQ about Stardates in Star Trek was compiled and written by Andrew Main zefram@dcs.warwick.ac.uk with numerous contributions by others.

-01 Introduction to this faq (Stardates in Star Trek)
There are a number of conflicting theories concerning the meaning ...
-02 Abbreviations (rec.arts.startrek.tech)
Note the following abbreviations, which will be used without ...
-03 The official explanation (Theories of stardates)
Originally, stardates were used so that Star Trek could be established ...
-04 Subjective stardates
A common theory, picking up on part of Roddenberry's explanation, is ...
-05 Mission-based stardates
Another theory is that stardates refer only to the ship's current mission, ...
-06 Modified julian dates (Theories of stardates)
It has been suggested in numerous places that stardates are actually ...
-07 Hexadecimal stardates, ten year centuries and other rubbish
It has been suggested, in jest, that stardates are actually hexadecimal, ...
-08 Recalibration of the warp factor scale (Theories of stardates)
Many people have noted that between ST:TOS and ST:TNG, as well as the ...
-09 Time standards (Investigation into stardates)
This FAQ addresses the problem of what stardates mean. Of course, ...
-10 Principles for the investigation (Investigation into stardates)
Since there must be some basis for a system, the following will be assumed, ...
-11 Reference points: the original series (Investigation into stardates)
Going by the Star Trek Chronology, the first and last episodes are ...
-12 First period of stardates: the original series (Investigation into stardates)
Stardate 1533.6 was sometime during 2266-11-21. According to the Chronology,...
-13 Reference points: the classic films (Investigation into stardates)
Going by the Star Trek Chronology again, these dates may be useful. ...
-14 Third period of stardates: the classic films (Investigation into stardates)
It turns out that the stardate rate has to change sometime between ST:TMP ...
-15 Second period of stardates: intermediate, st:tos to tcfs
Neither of the periods of stardates discussed above gives a satisfactory ...
-16 Reference points: the next generation (Investigation into stardates)
Throughout ST:TNG stardates have increased at approximately 1000 units ...
-17 Fifth period of stardates: the next generation
Note that ST:TNG stardates have five digits before the decimal point, ...
-18 Fourth period of stardates: intermediate, tcfs to st:tng
SD 9521.5 corresponds to the date 2292-12-19. The digits run out and ...
-19 Zeroth period of stardates: before the original series
From the ST:TOS stardates we know that SD 1530 is 2266-11-21. Extending ...
-20 Conjectural history of stardates (Consequences of the theory)
Before the Federation was founded, everyone involved in space travel ...
-21 Date calculations (Consequences of the theory)
Here's when the classic movies are set:...
-22 Stardates in the twentieth century (Consequences of the theory)
It has been calculated that stardates begin on 2162-01-04. It is ...
-23 The klingons wouldn't use a human-based system (Objections to the theory)
Objection: this stardate system makes stardates round numbers of Terran days,...
-24 There aren't really any stardates below 1000 (Objections to the theory)
Objection: this system has stardates starting at zero, but there hasn't ...
-25 The 4 at the beginning of tng stardates means 24th century (Objections to the theory)
Objection: the 4 at the beginning of TNG stardates is supposed to ...
-26 It wasn't winter on stardate 44012.3 (Objections to the theory)
Objection: in the fourth season ST:TNG episode Family, Picard visits ...
-27 Riker's beard was four years old, but this system makes it five (Objections to the theory)
Objection: in the seventh season ST:TNG episode The Pegasus, ...
-28 This system gets sarek's age wrong (Objections to the theory)
Objection: in the ST:TOS episode Journey to Babel, SD [19]3842....
-29 Sisko said his wife died four years before stardate 47329.4 (Objections to the theory)
Objection: in the second season ST:DS9 episode Second Sight (...
-30 Stardate 49263.8 was an anniversary of the arrival of the emissary (Objections to the theory)
Objection: in the fourth season ST:DS9 episode Starship Down (...
-31 Stardates in the 30000s were 35 years before stardate 47254.1 (Objections to the theory)
Objection: in the seventh season ST:TNG episode Dark Page (SD 47254.1),...
-32 Obtaining the latest version of this faq (rec.arts.startrek.tech)
This FAQ is posted to the USENET newsgroup rec.arts.startrek.tech every ...
-33 Obtaining this faq in other formats (rec.arts.startrek.tech)
The canonical version of this FAQ will always be the plain ASCII text version,...
-34 Related material (rec.arts.startrek.tech)
A stardate calculation computer program is available. To get the program ...
-35 Contacting the author (rec.arts.startrek.tech)
Comments on this FAQ are always welcome. Send email to ....
-36 Acknowledgements (rec.arts.startrek.tech)
Major thanks to Jason Hinson , for writing ...
-37 History of the text (rec.arts.startrek.tech)
Version 0.*...
-38 Legal notice (rec.arts.startrek.tech)
This document, entitled Stardates in Star Trek FAQ, Version 1.6, ...









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