Robert Comsol wrote:
I'd dare to say that by the time of TMP they tried to pin it down that 1,000 stardate digits equal one solar year (concluded from Kirk's TMP log entries). TAS notwithstanding (and subtracting idle time the Enterprise
spent in spacedock) we'd have a 5 year mission that starts some while after stardate 1000 (1277.1? Kirk's tombstone) and ends around stardate 6000.
The tombstone dates are "C 1277.1 TO 1313.7"
Mitchell may have been insulting Kirk by calling him a one-year-old and getting his initial wrong.