Timeline - TNG Era (2364-2379)
2364 Nick Locarno is accepted as a cadet at Starfleet Academy on Earth (TNG: "The First Duty").
2364 Commander William Riker is offered the opportunity to command the starship Drake, but declines in favor of his assignment on the USS Enterprise-D (TNG: "The Arsenal of Freedom").2364 TNG Season 1 (see here)
The Enterprise encounters Q, a seemingly omnipotent being, for the first time (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint"). First official contact is made with the Ferengi (TNG: "The Last Outpost"). The Traveler accidentally transfers the Enterprise into the Galaxy M-33, millions of light years away (TNG: "Where No One Has Gone Before"). Data's brother Lore is found, and turns out to be dangerous (TNG: "Datalore"). Natasha Yar is killed by an entity named Armus (TNG: "Skin of Evil"). Alien intruders attempt to take over Starfleet Command (TNG: "Conspiracy"). The first official contact with the Romulans since 2311 takes place (TNG: "The Neutral Zone").
2364 Romulan Senator Pardek participates in a trade negotiations conference (TNG: "Unification").
2364 The Vulcan ship T'Pau is decommissioned and sent to the surplus depot Zed-15 orbiting Qualor II (TNG: "Unification").
2364 Jadzia, a young woman on Trill, enters the Trill initiate program (DS9: "Equilibrium").
2364 Tova Veer begins to serve as Prof. Gegen's assistant (VOY: "Distant Origin").
2364 Aamin Marritza accepts a position as an instructor at the Cardassian military academy on Kora II (DS9: "Duet").
Prior to 2365 B'Elanna breaks up with Maxwell Burke (VOY: "Equinox").2365 TNG Season 2 (see here)
Doctor Crusher leaves the Enterprise and is replaced by Dr. Pulaski (TNG: "The Child"). Commander Riker takes part in an exchange program and serves on a Klingon ship (TNG: "A Matter of Honor"). The Iconian homeworld is discovered in the Neutral Zone, and Picard decides to destroy the technology so that the Romulans don't get their hands on it (TNG: "Contagion"). Q takes the Enterprise to a remote sector, where they encounter the Borg (TNG: "Q Who?").
2365 After the Lissepian Mother's Day Heist, Morn deposits 1000 bars of gold-pressed latinum in the Bank of Bolias (DS9: "Who Mourns for Morn?").
Around 2365 A couple of Ferengi try to break into Fort Knox (VOY: "Dark Frontier").
2365 Kira Nerys, a member of the Bajoran underground, arrives at the space station Terok Nor to kill collaborator Vaatrik. Odo is forced to conduct the investigation (DS9: "Necessary Evil").
2365 A Talaxian freighter is captured by operatives of the Vidiian Sodality and its 23 crew members are held prisoners to serve as an organ repository (VOY: "Faces").
2366 B'Elanna Torres talks to her mother for the last time (VOY: "Barge of the Dead").
2366 Alexander, son of Worf and K'Ehleyr, is born (TNG: "Reunion").2366 TNG Season 3 (see here)
Relations with the Romulan Empire deteriorate when a Romulan scout ship crashes, and briefly later a high-ranking Romulan officer defects (TNG: "The Enemy", "The Defector"). The Enterprise-C has to be sent back to the past to avert a Klingon-Federation war (TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise"). Worf is dishonored for alleged crimes of his father, Mogh (TNG: "Sins of the Father"). Jean-Luc Picard is abducted and assimilated by the Borg. As Locutus he takes part in the attack on Starfleet at Wolf 359 (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds").
2366 Starfleet begins the development of a new type of heavily armed starship, the Defiant class, to be prepared for a Borg attack (DS9: "The Search").
2366 D'Ghor begins a systematic financial attack on the House of Kozak, preying on Kozak's weakness for gambling (DS9: "The House of Quark").
2366 The Cardassian personnel transport Ravinok is reported missing. Among the passengers are Gul Dukat's Bajoran mistress Tora Naprem and her daughter Tora Ziyal (DS9: "Indiscretion").
2366 The United Federation of Planets and the Cardassian Union sign a peace treaty (TNG: "The Wounded").
2366 Mirror Benjamin Sisko and Mirror Jennifer Sisko are separated (DS9: "Through the Looking Glass").2367 TNG Season 4 (see here)
Duras kills K'Ehleyr, and Worf takes revenge by killing him (TNG: "Reunion"). Wesley Crusher enters Starfleet Academy (TNG: "Final Mission"). Miles O'Brien marries Keiko Ishikawa (TNG: "Data's Day"). The Enterprise successfully prevents the Romulans from supporting the Duras family in the Klingon Civil War. Worf's honor is re-established (TNG: "Redemption").
2367 Haley, the holographic assistant to Lewis Zimmerman, is first brought online (VOY: "Life Line").
2367 Bajoran Kohn-Ma terrorist Tahna Los, in Cardassian captivity, suffers a brutal, disfiguring beating (DS9: "Past Prologue").
2367 Captain Kathryn Janeway meets Lieutenant Tuvok (TNG: "The Phage", "Revulsion").
This is inconsistent with "Fury" where Tuvok states that they know each other for 20 years, so they should have met a decade earlier. "Revulsion", where it is stated that Janeway knows Tuvok for nine years (which would be since 2365), is inaccurate but much closer.2367 Curzon Dax dies, and the symbiont is transplanted to Jadzia (DS9: "Dax").
2367 Scientist Telek R'Mor dies, and the whereabouts of the computer chip holding the information about the Voyager crew remain unknown (VOY: "Eye of the Needle").
2367 The automated system to revive the hibernating inhabitants of the Delta Quadrant planet fails, and they stay asleep (VOY: "The Thaw").
2367 Zima is imprisoned in the Akritirian space prison (VOY: "The Chute").
2367 Julian Bashir is the captain of the racquetball team that wins the sector finals in his last year at the Academy. After graduating he is offered a job by the father of Palis Delon (DS9: "Rivals", "Armageddon Game").
2368 After their Borg vessel has crashed on a planet, Seven of Nine links the surviving drones together to keep them in the Collective (VOY: "Survival Instinct").
2368 Tuvok, together with Janeway, buys a meditation lamp from a Vulcan master who doubles the price when he notices their Starfleet insignia (VOY: "The Gift").2368 TNG Season 5 (see here)
Picard successfully establishes a dialogue with the Tamarians, but at the expense of Capt. Dathon's death (TNG: "Darmok"). Keiko O'Brien gives birth to her daughter Molly (TNG: "Disaster"). The Ktarians try to take over Starfleet by hypnotizing starship officers (TNG: "The Game"). Ambassador Sarek dies. A Romulan proposal for reunification with Vulcan, initially supported by Spock, turns out to be a ruse to conquer the planet. (TNG: "Unification"). After being severed from the Collective, Hugh develops a personality of his own, and is later returned to the Borg ("TNG: "I, Borg").
2368 Hekaran scientist Rabal announces his support for the controversial theoretical models devised by his sister, Serova, suggesting that the continued use of warp drive is damaging the fabric of space (TNG: "Force of Nature").
2368 A bottle of Kandora champagne that Kira wins for being the one millionth customer at Quark's (or so says Quark), is of the vintage 2368 (DS9: "Meridian").
2368 Starfleet commissions the first runabout, a new type of small interstellar vessel (DS9: "Paradise").
2368 The Federation Medical Council announces the nominees for the 2368 Carrington Award. Dr. April Wade of the University of Nairobi is among those honored, although she does not win (DS9: "Prophet Motive").
2368 Lieutenant Dan Kwan and Ensign Maddy Calloway, both members of the Enterprise-D crew, meet for the first time (TNG: "Eye of the Beholder").
2368 The Traveler has a vision of Wesley Crusher and his troubled spirit (TNG: "Journey's End").2368 Elim Garak, a member of Cardassia's powerful Obsidian Order, is exiled to Terok Nor (DS9: "Profit and Loss").
2368 Bok buys his way out of Rog Prison, where he had been held by Ferengi authorities for being unstable and dangerous (TNG: "Bloodlines").
2368 A Borg cube is damaged by an electro-kinetic storm. The surviving drones settle on a nearby planet where they regain their individuality (VOY: "Unity").
2368 A son is born to Fesek who works on a Malon garbage scow (VOY: "Juggernaut").
2368 Miles O'Brien's mother dies (DS9: "Whispers").
2369 TNG Season 6 (see here)
After spending decades in a transporter beam, Scotty is found alive on his starship that crashed on a Dyson sphere (TNG: "Relics"). Tensions with the Cardassians rise when Picard is lured into a trap and Cardassian vessels gather for an attack on the Federation (TNG: "Chain of Command"). Evidence is found that all humanoid lifeforms in the galaxy share common ancestors (TNG: "The Chase"). A clone of Kahless becomes Klingon Emperor (TNG: "Rightful Heir"). A duplicate of Riker is found who had been created through a transporter accident years ago (TNG: "Second Chances"). As a result of Hugh's influence, renegade Borg have left the Collective and allied themselves to Data's brother Lore (TNG: "Descent").
The Cardassians finally retreat from Bajor. The station Terok Nor is now under a common Federation/Bajoran authority and is renamed to DS9. A stable wormhole to the Gamma Quadrant is discovered, and the station is moved to its entry. The entities living in the wormhole, the Bajoran Prophets, declare station commander Benjamin Sisko their Emissary (DS9: "Emissary"). Kai Opaka is killed on a penal colony in the Gamma Quadrant (DS9: "Battle Lines").
2369 A Jem'Hadar spacecraft crashes on Bopak III in the Gamma Quadrant. The only survivor is a soldier named Goran'Agar, who survives despite a lack of Ketracel white (DS9: "Hippocratic Oath").
2369 The Velos VII internment camp, used by the Cardassians for the imprisonment of Bajoran nationals, is closed. Among the detainees released when the camp is closed is Dr. Surmak Ren (DS9: "Babel").
2369 Michael O'Brien, father of Miles O'Brien, remarries following the death of his wife the previous year (DS9: "Whispers").
2369 Former Starfleet Academy cadet Seska joins the Maquis. It is not known that she is actually a surgically altered Cardassian (VOY: "State of Flux").
2369 Data paints two oil paintings on canvas, one of which he titles "Daughter" (PIC: "Remembrance").
2370 TNG Season 7 (see here)
A general speed limit of Warp 5 is introduced when it is discovered that warp drive damages subspace (TNG: "Force of Nature"). The starship Pegasus, featuring a phase cloaking device, is discovered in an asteroid, and its existence is revealed to the Romulans by Picard (TNG: "The Pegasus"). Tensions between the Cardassian and a Federation resistance group known as the Maquis rise. Ro Laren defects to the Maquis (TNG: "Preemptive Strike"). Wesley Crusher decides to leave Starfleet Academy and stay with the Traveler (TNG: "Journey's End").
A fanatic movement called "The Circle" attempts to overthrow the Bajoran government (DS9: "The Homecoming", "The Circle", "The Siege"). The Ferengi try to establish trade relations with the Dominion (DS9: "Rules of Acquisition"). Kang, Kor and Koloth, with the help of Jadzia Dax, finally track down and kill the Albino. Kang and Koloth die in the course of the battle (DS9: "Blood Oath"). The Federation has to prevent the Maquis from causing a full-scale war with the Cardassians (DS9: "The Maquis"). The Jem'Hadar destroy the starship Odyssey in the Gamma Quadrant (DS9: "The Jem'Hadar").
2370 Kes is born on the Ocampa homeworld (VOY: "Elogium").
2370 The Maquis captures a Cardassian weapon of mass destruction which they call "Dreadnought" and reprogram it to destroy the Cardassian fuel depot on Aschelon V (VOY: "Dreadnought").
2370 Dahar Master Kor is appointed Ambassador to Vulcan for the Klingon Empire (DS9: "The Sword of Kahless").2370 Harry Kim graduates from Starfleet Academy and is assigned to the new starship Voyager (VOY: "Non Sequitur").
2371 Benaren, the father of Kes, dies on the Ocampa homeworld (VOY: "Resolutions").
2371 Crell Moset is the Chairman of Exobiology of the University of Culat (VOY: "Nothing Human").
2371 The USS Equinox is pulled into the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker. In the first week 39 of the crew die fighting the Krowtonan Guard (VOY: "Equinox").
2371 USS Voyager is prepared for launch at Utopia Planitia, Mars (VOY: "Relativity").
2371 Lt. Tuvok of the starship Voyager begins his undercover mission to spy on the Maquis (VOY: "Caretaker").2371 DS9 Season 3 (see here)
The newly commissioned Defiant is captured by the Jem'Hadar, but released after the Dominion has examined Starfleet's intentions (DS9: "The Search"). Thomas Riker, Will's twin, hijacks the Defiant to fight against the Cardassians. He is captured and condemned to prison (DS9: "Defiant"). Romulans and Cardassians launch a common attack against the Founders' homeworld which fails and leads to the complete destruction of their fleet (DS9: "Improbable Cause", "The Die is Cast"). Sisko is promoted to Captain. He learns that shapeshifters are all among Starfleet (DS9: "The Adversary").
2371 VOY Season 1 (see here)
The starship Voyager is pulled into the Delta Quadrant by an entity called the Caretaker. In the course of a battle with the Kazon, Chakotay's Maquis raider is destroyed, and his crew stays on Voyager. Kes from the Ocampa homeworld and Neelix, a Talaxian, join the crew too. (VOY: "Caretaker"). The ship encounters the Vidiians who suffer from a terrible disease that destroys their bodies (VOY: "The Phage").
2371 Prior to defecting to the Kazon, Seska reprograms Tuvok's security holoprogram in a way that the participants would be trapped and killed in it (VOY: "Worse Case Scenario").
2371 Species 6339 encounters the Borg for the first time, which will lead to the assimilation of 11 billion individuals (VOY: "Infinite Regress").
2371 The weapons systems on DS9 are significantly upgraded to be prepared for a Dominion attack (DS9: "The Way of The Warrior").2371 Soran destroys whole worlds striving to get back into the Nexus, an energy ribbon moving through the galaxy. In his effort to stop him and save the Veridian system, Picard gets unexpected help from Kirk, who has actually spent the last 78 years inside the Nexus. They succeed, but Kirk loses his life, and the Enterprise-D saucer crashes on Veridian III ("Star Trek: Generations").
2372 DS9 Season 4 (see here)
The Klingons invade Cardassian space, allegedly because they suspect that shapeshifters have taken over the government. When the Federation rescues members of the Cardassian government, DS9 is subject to a Klingon attack too, but withstands the attackers. Worf joins the crew of DS9 (DS9: "The Way of the Warrior"). Earth's power net is disabled by Admiral Leyton, who wants to establish a military government to be prepared for a Dominion attack (DS9: "Homefront", "Paradise Lost"). Odo is transformed into a human being as a punishment for killing one of his kind (DS9: "Broken Link").
2372 VOY Season 2 (see here)
Voyager discovers a planet inhabited by humans who were abducted by aliens a long time ago (VOY: "The 37's"). An alliance with the Kazons and Trabe fails (VOY: "Alliances"). Tom Paris breaks the transwarp barrier and mutates to a different lifeform (VOY: "Threshold"). The Kazon capture the ship and abandon the Starfleet crew on a primordial planet (VOY: "Basics").
2372 Ezri Dax visits her family for the last time until 2375 (DS9: "Prodigal Daughter").
2372 Section 31 infects Odo with a deadly virus, supposed to erase all Founders (DS9: "When it Rains").
2372 The war, in the course of which the Druoda deployed autonomous mass destruction weapons, ends (VOY: "Warhead").
Prior to 2373 General Martok is captured by the Dominion and replaced with a shapeshifter (DS9: "In Purgatory's Shadow").
2373 DS9 Season 5 (see here)
On a covert mission in the heart of Klingon territory, Sisko, Odo, O'Brien and Worf uncover a changeling in the shape of General Martok (DS9: "Apocalypse Rising"). An open war with the Klingon breaks out (DS9: "...Nor The Battle To The Strong"). Kira Nerys, as a surrogate mother, gives birth to Kirayoshi O'Brien (DS9: "The Begotten"). Enabran Tain dies in a Dominion prisoner camp, but the real Martok can escape (DS9: "In Purgatory's Shadow"). Gul Dukat announces that Cardassia is now a member of the Dominion. A changeling, disguised as Bashir, attempts to turn the Bajoran sun into a nova (DS9: "By Inferno's Light"). An open war between the Federation and the Dominion breaks out when the Dominion conquers DS9 (DS9: "A Call to Arms").
A civil war strikes the Q Continuum (VOY: "The Q and the Grey"). Voyager discovers traces of the Borg (VOY: "Blood Fever", "Unity"). A reptile species of the Delta Quadrant, the Voth, turns out to have lived on Earth millions of years ago (VOY: "Distant Origin"). Janeway forges an alliance with the Borg against a common enemy, Species 8472. When the alliance breaks up briefly later, one Borg stays aboard, Seven of Nine (VOY: "Scorpion").
2373 Ensign Ahni Jetal dies after an attack by an unknown species (VOY: "Latent Image").
2373 The Equinox crew has to switch their nutrition to emergency rations (VOY: "Equinox").
2373 A Borg cube attacking Earth is destroyed, however, the Borg travel back to the year 2063 to prevent Cochrane's warp flight and the first Terran-Vulcan contact. The Enterprise-E crew has to correct history. While an away team helps Cochrane, the Borg are taking over the Enterprise-E, and Data is kidnapped by them. Picard reluctantly orders the self-destruction, but he also tries to free Data. Data, pretending to work with the Borg Queen who has provided him with human sensations, finally manages to kill the Borg before the ship blows up ("Star Trek: First Contact").
2374 DS9 Season 6 (see here)
The Federation, with help from the Klingons, reconquers DS9 (DS9: "Sacrifice of Angels"). Worf and Jadzia marry (DS9: "You are Cordially Invited"). The Romulans join the alliance against the Dominion when their ambassador is seemingly killed by the Dominion, but actually by Garak (DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight"). The Anti-Dominion alliance conquers the Chin'toka system in a large-scale attack. Jadzia Dax is killed by Gul Dukat (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets").
Seven of Nine's human appearance is largely restored. Kes, whose powers become threatening, leaves the ship (VOY: "The Gift"). The first successful contact with the Alpha Quadrant is established (VOY: "Message in a Bottle"). A conflict with the Hirogen, a species of hunters, arises (VOY: "Hunters"). The Omega Particle is discovered, and Janeway takes any effort to destroy it (VOY: "The Omega Directive"). A Federation starship to rescue the crew turns out to be a ruse by Arturis, who wants to take revenge for his species has been assimilated (VOY: "Hope and Fear").
2374 Ensign Lindsay Ballard is killed in a Hirogen attack, but her dead body is revived by the Kobali to live as one of them (VOY: "Ashes to Ashes").
2374 The Evora civilization acquires warp drive which qualifies them to become a Federation protectorate ("Star Trek: Insurrection").
2374 Bolian officer Hars Adislo presents a paper on thermionic transconductance on the Nel Bato Conference ("Star Trek: Insurrection").
2374 An alien vessel of unknown origin strands in chaotic space (VOY: "The Fight").
2374 Reginald Barclay moves into a new apartment in San Francisco (VOY: "Pathfinder").
When Deanna visited him one year later, it looked to her as if he just moved in. ;-)2375 DS9 Season 7 (see here)
The Dax symbiont is implanted into Ezri. Ben Sisko finds out that his true mother is a Bajoran Prophet (DS9: "Image in the Sand", "Shadows and Symbols"). Sisko and Kasidy Yates get married (DS9: "'Til Death Us Do Part"). The Breen join the Dominion. They launch a surprise attack on Starfleet Headquarters. The Defiant is destroyed in a battle against the Dominion (DS9: "The Changing Face of Evil"). After he has killed corrupt leader Gowron, Worf declares Martok Chancellor of the Klingon Empire (DS9: "Tacking into the Wind"). Sisko takes command of a new Defiant. Rom becomes Grand Nagus of the Ferengi when Zek retires (DS9: "The Dogs of War"). When the Cardassians turn against the Dominion, 800 million are killed in a genocide. The Federation alliance being about to invade Cardassia Prime, the Dominion finally agrees to retreat from the Alpha Quadrant. Sisko kills Dukat and joins the Prophets (DS9: "What You Leave Behind").
2375 VOY Season 5 (see here)
An advanced shuttle, the Delta Flyer, is built (VOY: "Extreme Risk"). Voyager discovers that Species 8472 is preparing for an attack on Earth, and a preliminary peace agreement can be reached (VOY: "In the Flesh"). Seven is abducted by the Borg, but can e retrieved, together with a set of warp coils (VOY: "Dark Frontier"). Voyager encounters another Federation starship lost in the Delta Quadrant, the Equinox (VOY: "Equinox").
2375 Icheb is assimilated when his parents use him to infect the Borg with a deadly virus (VOY: "Child's Play").
2375 The Federation and the Son'a are planning to relocate the peaceful Ba'ku in order to exploit the metaphasic particles surrounding their planet. Picard and his crew take the part of the Ba'ku and defend their way of living. Ru'afo of the Son'a, however, wants to fulfill his mission at any cost. After trying to beam out the Ba'ku by force, he attempts to use his particle collector without evacuating the planet, which would kill all inhabitants. Luckily he can be stopped in time. A reconciliation takes place, as it is revealed that the Son'a are actually the same race as the Ba'ku and left the planet 100 years ago ("Star Trek: Insurrection").2376 VOY Season 6 (see here)
Reginald Barclay manages to contact Voyager through the MIDAS Array (VOY: "Pathfinder"). Four Borg children stay aboard the ship (VOY: "Collective"). Unimatrix Zero, a place where Borg can keep their individual lives, is lost, but the inhabitants keep their individuality, now forming a resistance movement (VOY: "Unimatrix Zero").
2377 VOY Season 7 (see here)
The Hirogen, altering the holotechnology they received from Voyager, provoke an uprising of the holograms tortured by them (VOY: "Flesh and Blood"). Voyager encounters an ancient Klingon ship, searching for a savior who is believed to be B'Elanna's unborn daughter (VOY: "Prophecy"). A real-time communication with the Alpha Quadrant is established through the MIDAS Array (VOY: "Author, Author"). Neelix leaves Voyager to stay on an isolated Talaxian colony (VOY: "Homestead"). After a past incursion of Admiral Janeway, Voyager returns to Earth using a Borg subspace conduit (VOY: "Endgame").
2379 After Deanna's and Will's wedding, the Enterprise picks up a positronic signal from the planet Kolaren near the Neutral Zone, where B-4, a prototype of Data, is found. On Romulus, the new Praetor Shinzon of Reman origin, who has assassinated the Romulan Senate, calls for a Federation ship for negotiations. Shinzon reveals himself as a clone of Picard, once created to infiltrate the Federation, but then banned to the Dilithium mines on Remus. It soon becomes clear that Shinzon used B-4 to lure the Enterprise into a trap. He needs Picard's cells in order to survive and, moreover, he is about to use a thalaron emitter against Earth, thereby killing all life on the planet. In the battle against Shinzon's superior vessel, the Scimitar, Picard's last chance is to ram the ship and to beam over to blow up the thalaron emitter. Data follows him, and he stays to fulfill this task, dying in the explosion of the Scimitar ("Star Trek: Nemesis").