Star trek timeline questions

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Specter, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Specter

    Specter Ensign Red Shirt

    Dec 15, 2019
    Couple things...

    This is a time line post/question. Mods feel free to move it if needed.

    So we have Picard coming out soon
    And Discovery s3 at some point.

    Being someone who has probably seen every movie and every series (but no really the old animated or any games or books or someone’s you tube spin off) I am always mixed up a bit on timeline. As a 55 yr old who can obviously forgive technology changes on the set, some timeline things bug me.

    Does anyone have a clear run down on timeline?

    I sorta see it like this / in this order so far but want to be enlightened:

    Discovery 1&2 w capt pike merging into
    The star trek short treks
    Then some movies and even ones like Beyond
    Then next gen
    And those movies
    And then ds9
    Now picard
    And then disc 3

    is that about right? what am I missing?

    or who can even go so far as to list movies and how and where they mix into other series if these had all been “epsiodes” in a vast timeline? I know we are supposed to kind of accept that some of the timeline is punky and distorted but still. Some of you must have a better handle on it than I do.

    on a side note, as I post this, I am proud to day that I am headed to the Flynn Theater in Burlington Vt tonight, Thursday Jan 16 where William Shatner is hosting Star Trek 2 Wrath of Kahn and with the VIP tix we got we might even get to meet him and get a pic!

    this is awesome!
    Plus ski areas up there will get powder which is my other huge hobby!
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2020
  2. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    Short Treks seems to be all over the timeline. Some are concurrent with Disco (the Tilly one and the Harry Mudd one) some are before Disco (the Saru one, The Girl Who Made the Stars, the Pike ones) and some are after Disco (Ephraim and Dot, Children of Mars, Calypso).
    Actually, the Kelvin movies would in fact be between Disco and TOS.
    This period is all concurrent with each other. TNG ends during DS9 season 2. DS9 begins during TNG season 6 and ends during Voyager season 5. Voyager begins during DS9 season 3 and ends two years after DS9 ended. As for the TNG movies, Generations takes place during DS9's third and Voyager's first season. First Contact during DS9's fifth and Voyager's third season. Insurrection during DS9's seventh and Voyager's fifth season. Nemesis two years after Voyager ended.
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  3. Specter

    Specter Ensign Red Shirt

    Dec 15, 2019
    Excellent synopsis thank you.
    The kelvin timeline bugs me
    Is it an alternate universe where the bad versions of characters (except some) exist? Or a whole other universe

    or are we again supposed to just weave all of it in

    im also bugged by how they had genesis and mycelial network and dont use all that stuff against borg and janeway getting home and all that

    it can be crazy
  4. Dukhat

    Dukhat Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland, USA
    You’re confusing it with the Mirror universe, where everyone has an evil counterpart. The Kelvin universe branched off from the Prime universe in 2233, but nobody’s evil (although a dark-skinned Middle Eastern Khan Noonian Singh is now a pasty white Brit ;))
  5. Specter

    Specter Ensign Red Shirt

    Dec 15, 2019
    Well wasnt Brunt a nice Ferengi in the bad universe? Lol

    and ezri was... well she was cute in regular and hot in evil haha
  6. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Tomorrow Never Knows Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Here, There and Everywhere
    South Asian actually though played by a Mexican of Spanish descent.
  7. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    The reason why Janeway never used spore drive/mycelial network to get home is addressed in Disco's season 2 finale.
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  8. JesterFace

    JesterFace Commodore Commodore

    Jun 1, 2014
    Suomi Finland
    One option would be to watch all the series in the order they were made.

    There would be no spoilers around.
  9. Specter

    Specter Ensign Red Shirt

    Dec 15, 2019
    Edit: I do recall what was determined by a certain Vulcan at the end of disco2

    i have watched everything i think
    But not nec in any order
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2020
  10. BillJ

    BillJ History's Greatest Monster Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2001
    U.S.S. Cerritos
    Because we all know how good governments are at keeping things hidden from the public.


    That was the dumbest thing ever. Ripping off the end of an episode of The Simpsons'.
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