Timeline: 2371

BEFORE

2371

  • February 24. The Doctor (sixth incarnation) and Peri Brown (22) are forced to visit the female-dominated planet Magnus as a result of the manipulations of his old schoolyard bully Anzor. They are pulled into a conspiracy by the Mentor Sil (218) and Martian Ice Warriors to destroy the planet's civilization and found a new Mars. Ultimately, Magnii society is forced to liberate its boy slaves and join with the male-dominated society of Salvak.1
  • After a botched mission, Maquis member Tom Paris (26) is arrested and sent to the New Zealand Penal Colony.
  • March 19. The experimental Defiant-class warship, USS Defiant, NX-74205, is assigned to space station Deep Space 9, under the command of Commander Benjamin Sisko (38). The ship is assigned there to help protect the Federation from a possible invasion from the Dominion. Also assigned to the station/ship is Lieutenant Commander Michael Eddington (45), as Starfleet's security chief. In addition, a Romulan cloaking device is loaned to the Federation’s Starfleet through a treaty with the Romulan Star Empire, and placed aboard Defiant. Romulan Imperial Officer Subcommander T'Rul is assigned to monitor the cloaking device. Defiant embarks on a mission into the Gamma Quadrant, seeking the Founders of the Dominion. The Jem'Hadar assault the ship, and capture the crew, subjecting them to mental experiments, though Kira Nerys (27) and Odo (25) are left uncaptured. Odo and Kira meet the changelings, Odo's people, who turn out to be the Founders, and allow them all to return to the Alpha Quadrant with Defiant.2

Subcommander T’Rul is recalled to the Empire, and the cloaking device is left unsupervised by any Romulan.
Quark marries and divorces the Klingon Grilka.
April 2 (Friday). Noah Powell is born to Alyssa Ogawa and Andrew Powell aboard the USS Enterprise-D.
Lieutenant Tom Riker of the USS Gandhi defects to the Maquis.
Jadzia Dax discovers a conspiracy on Trill, and regains the memories of Dax's sixth host, Joran Belar.
Selar's husband Voltak dies during their pon farr.
Kira Nerys is briefly pulled into a conspiracy involving dissident Legate Tekeny Ghemor. He becomes like a surrogate father to her.
A Starfleet task force led by Enterprise-D defeats the second incursion by the Furies near Brundage Station. A shuttlecraft piloted by Lieutenant Sam Redbay activates an explosive that closes the Furies' spatial rift to the Delta Quadrant. Redbay is lost in the Delta Quadrant.
In Labarre, France, a tragic fire claims the life of Robert Picard and his son Rene.
April 20 (Tuesday). Maquis cell leader Tom Riker steals the USS Defiant. He is captured and arrested by the Cardassians, and sent to the Lazon II Penal Colony.
April 26 (Monday). Lieutenant Worf is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
April 27 (Tuesday). Lieutenant Commander Data implants his emotion chip.

  • April 28 (Wednesday). The machinations of El-Aurian scientist Dr. Tolian Soran, desperate to return to his paradise within the mysterious Nexus, come to fruition, as he sets up a Rube-Goldberg like scheme to get the Nexus to change course by destroying a star. Lursa () and B'Etor (), Soran's allies, are killed as their ship is destroyed during a firefight with the USS Enterprise-D. Abandoning the stardrive section as it explodes due to critical damage (with Ensign Hammon Titus (22) dying in ensuring the ship's separation3), the saucer section crash lands on the planet Viridian III. The rest of the crew survives the crash, though they are all killed (including Will Riker, Deanna Troi, Geordi La Forge, Beverly Crusher, Worf, Guinan, Alyssa Ogawa, Reginald Barclay, Moll Enor, Nev Reoh, Alexander Rozhenko, and Noah Powell) when the Veridian star explodes. Captain Jean-Luc Picard, who is confronting Soran directly, is displaced into the Nexus just before the planet is destroyed. While in the Nexus, Picard meets legendary Starfleet Captain James T. Kirk (60), transplanted to the Nexus in 2293, and gets him to leave the with him, arriving minutes before the Veridian star is destroyed. Picard and Kirk confront Soran, and Soran fatally injures Kirk. Soran is killed as his missile is unable to launch and explodes in his vicinity, preventing the star and its system's destruction, and the deaths of Enterprise's crew.4

The Sovereign-class USS Honorius, undergoing construction, is renamed the USS Enterprise-E.
Ensign Taurik transfers to Utopia Planitia.
The USS Equinox is displaced to the Delta Quadrant. Rather than force a return via the Caretaker, they set course for Earth.
The Kof symbiont is transplanted into Gassem Mesor.
Tom Riker escapes from Lazon II and briefly becomes lovers with Commander Sela.
Following a disastrous engagement, Worf and Deanna Troi end their relationship.
Worf heads to the sanctuary on Boreth. His son Alexander returns to Earth to live with Worf's parents.
General Martok is captured and replaced by Dominion agents. He is taken to Dominion Internment Camp 375 in the Gamma Quadrant.
Ensign Harry Kim graduates from Starfleet Academy.
Ensign Vorik graduates from Starfleet Academy and is assigned to the USS Voyager as a junior engineer.
June 25. Defiant is caught in a temporal incident where Commander Ben Sisko, Lieutenant Jadzia Dax, and Dr. Julian Bashir are transported to the year 2024.
The Sabre-class USS Leonardo da Vinci is launched under the command of Captain David Gold. It is assigned to the Starfleet Corps of Engineers. The crew includes Commander Salek, first officer and head of the SCE team; Lieutenant Commander Kieran Duffy (from Enterprise-D), second officer, and second in command of the SCE team; and Lieutenant Jil Barnak, chief engineer.

  • Prominent Maquis leader Chakotay's (36) ship Geronimo is transported to the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker.5

July 8. The Intrepid-class USS Voyager, NCC-74656, is officially launched from Utopia Planitia, under the command of Captain Kathryn Janeway. The crew includes first officer Lieutenant Commander Aaron Cavit; tactical officer, Lieutenant Tuvok (who has been sent on a mission to infiltrate the Maquis); conn officer, Lieutenant Ronikka Stadi; chief medical officer Dr. Fitzgerald Bist; chief engineer, Lieutenant Commander Alexander Honigsberg; operations manager, Ensign Harry Kim; and transporter chief, Ensign Lyssa Campbell. The crew also includes Lieutenant Joseph Carey and Ensigns Vorik and Samantha Wildman. Also aboard the ship is arrested former Maquis Tom Paris, brought aboard as part of an advisor about his former cell leader Chakotay.
Voyager departs Deep Space 9 and heads into the Badlands. It encounters a spatial displacement wave, and is propelled 70,000 light years away into the far reaches of the Delta Quadrant. Alexander Honigsberg, Fitzgerald Bist, Aaron Cavit and Ronikka Stadi are killed in the transition. The Emergency Medical Hologram is the only medical staff left, and becomes their only medical resource.
Voyager encounters the Nacene called the Caretaker, and when the Caretaker dies, Captain Kathryn Janeway destroys its array to protect the Ocampa species from the power-hungry Kazon, stranding her ship in the Delta Quadrant. Voyager absorbs the crew of Geronimo. Chakotay himself is given field commission of Lieutenant Commander and assigned as first officer. B’Elanna Torres is given a Lieutenant (j.g.) rank assigned as an engineer. Tom Paris is assigned conn duties and given full rank of Lieutenant (j.g.), despite his previous rank of Ensign. The young Ocampa Kes and the Talaxian rogue Neelix join the crew.
Voyager sets course for Earth.
July 16. Lieutenant (j.g.) B'Elanna Torres is named Voyager's chief engineer.
August 7. Bareil Antos is killed in an accident, but while dying manages to negotiate a treaty between the Cardassian Union and Republic of Bajor.
August 14. Neelix's lungs are stolen by Vidiians. He gets a transplant from Kes. Federation first contact with the Vidiian Sodality ensues.

  • August 29. Voyager's Ensign Seska Irayla is discovered to actually be Obsidian Order agent Irayla Seska (30). Seska escapes Voyager by joining the Kazon-Nistrim sect's Jal Culluh.6

T'Ryssa Chen enters Starfleet Academy.
Commander Ben Sisko visits AQR7 and poses as his counterpart.
Fabian Stevens enlists in Starfleet and is assigned to engineering on Deep Space 9.
Nancy Conlon enters Starfleet Academy.
September 11. Odo becomes entangled in a conspiracy of Elim Garak and Enabran Tain, and is on hand as a strike force of Obsidian Order and Romulan Tal Shiar ships attempt to wipe out the Founders. They are instead wiped out. Odo and Garak escape. Tain is captured by the Dominion and sent to Internment Camp 371.
October. The Bajoran Leeta begins working at Quark's.
Quark and Rom meet Brunt while the liquidator is investigating their mother Ishka.
First Minister Kalem Apren dies in office.
Shakaar Edon is elected First Minister of the Republic of Bajor, defeating Kai Winn Adami.
Cair'n is admitted to the United Federation of Planets.
Betazoid Ambassador Lwaxana Troi marries the Tavnian Jeyal.
December 17. Commander Benjamin Sisko is promoted to the full rank of Captain.
A Changeling infiltrator attempts to instigate war between the Federation and the Tzenkethi Coalition. The Changeling is accidentally killed by Odo.
Deep Space 9's crew is faced with the threat of the Uncreated after the discovery of an ancient Defiant and Dax symbiont are discovered in Sol's Oort cloud.
Voyager encounters the Furies’ homeworld after rescuing Lieutenant Sam Redbay. They are planning a new invasion of the Alpha Quadrant, using a moon-sized device to create a wormhole large enough to bring the entire planet through. Lieutenants B'Elanna Torres and Sam Redbay damage the equipment on the moon, resulting in the wormhole's redirection, sending the Furies’ planet to an unknown location, indefinitely abating the threat. Redbay dies in the process.

  • December 22. Voyager discovers the cryogenically frozen Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan, among others abducted from Earth in 1937, in the Delta Quadrant. The human slave colony, liberated by Voyager's crew, invites the "37s" to stay with them, and Earhart and Noonan remain there.7

AFTER

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