years: 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986

(stardates unknown)

decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century

1983 was, on Earth's calendar, the 84th year of the 20th century, and the fourth year of the 1980s decade. Although this was a time period before Human formulation of stardates, this era begins with stardate 1983.0 [1] or reference stardate -1/83 [2].


23 March 
America's Strategic Defense Initiative is first proposed by President Ronald Reagan. [5] [6]
4 April 
The space shuttle Challenger launches on its maiden flight. [6]
18 June 
Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space. [6]


References and notesEdit

  1. TOS movie: Star Trek.
  2. Star Trek: The Role Playing Game (FASA).
  3. TOS comic: "Getting Real".
  4. ST reference: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual.
  5. TOS novel: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Historical fact.


Title Series Date Media Notes Image
US Comic Strips

Getting Real
The Original Series 1983 comic Depicts time travel mission to 1983. Events take place in an alternate timeline, with references made to events of the prime reality. LA20-Beamup


Witness defense

"Witness for the Defense".



Black Fire.

There is sabotage aboard the Enterprise, and Spock's investigation leads him into defiance of the Federation and a bizarre alliance with the Romulan and Klingon Empires against the bloodthirsty Tomarii—a savage race for whom war and battle are life itself. Now Spock has been declared a traitor and condemned to the shame of the Federation's highest security prison. And now Captain James Kirk must face the toughest decision of his command, while a lifelong friendship and the destiny of the free universe hang in the balance!


12 February
14 February




7 May
9 May



2 July
4 July



Yesterday's Son.

The Romulans attack the planet Gateway, where Federation scientists are studying the Guardian of Forever — the mysterious portal to the past. The Enterprise must protect the Guardian — or destroy it. But Spock has already used the portal to journey to the past. On the planet Sarpeidon, 5,000 years ago, Spock knew a beautiful, primitive woman. Now he has gone to meet his son!
13 August
15 August




Mutiny on the Enterprise.

The ship is crippled in orbit around a dangerous, living, breathing planet, and a desperate peace mission to the Orion Arm is stalled. Kirk has never needed his crew more. But a lithe, alien woman is casting a spell of pacifism — and now mutiny — over the crew. Suddenly Captain Kirk's journey for peace has turned into a terrifying war — to retake command of his ship!
15 October
17 October



3 December

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