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|years:||1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
(stardates from 1996.0)
|decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s|
|centuries:||19th century - 20th century - 21st century|
1996 was, on Earth's calendar, the 97th year of the 20th century, and the seventh year of the 1990s decade. Although this was a time period before Human formulation of stardates, this era begins with stardate 1996.0.
- USS Voyager is accidentally thrown backward in time to this year from 2372. The ship's radiation is spotted by Rain Robinson. The crew of Voyager prevents Henry Starling from causing a temporal explosion before they safely return to their own time.
- Earth scientists announce discovery of possible microfossil from Mars, as the first evidence of life from another world.
- Tarbolde, an author from Canopus Planet, writes the sonnet "Nightingale Woman".
- According to historical records, transparent aluminum is invented.
- The Battle of the Sea of Japan occours. The USS Enterprise (CVN-65) is recorded as lost after the battle.
At Area 51, the team around Dr. Jeffrey Carlson - Shannon O'Donnel, Dr. Marcus Walter Nichols, Jackson Roykirk and Shaun Geoffrey Christopher - celebrate the successful finalization of their DY-100 project. During the celebration, Shannon is contacted by Roberta Lincoln and the two women have an urgent meeting in the DY-100 construction bay, where Roberta finally drops her disguise. Shannon is instrumental in helping Roberta stealing the DY-100. She later claims that she was under the influence of Ferengi mind-control, but is relieved from duty.
U.S. forces bombed Khan Noonien Singh's "terrorist base" in Chandigarh as well as several other Augment bases in Serbia. Just before Khan releases his ultimate weapon, the "Morning Star", which would ultimately destroy the ozone layer, Gary Seven beams into his palace and offers him a way out - aboard the DY-100.
Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln place Khan and the remainders of his followers on the DY-100 (which is baptized SS Botany Bay by Khan) and send them off to space into exile. During this final mission, it is revealed that Isis, Seven's mysterious cat, was amongst Khan's closest followers under the disguise as Lady Ament; she is accidentally killed by Joaquin Weiss.
Births and deaths
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- This is the approximate year of birth of Bernardo Calvera.
- Henry Starling dies
- Renée Picard is born in Chateauneuf-Grasse, France.
References and notes
- TOS movie: Star Trek.
- VOY episode: "Future's End".
- ST reference: The Star Trek Encyclopedia.
- TOS episode: "Where No Man Has Gone Before".
- TOS comic: "The Needs of the One"
- TNG novel: Debtors' Planet
- TOS novel: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2.
- TOS episode: "Space Seed".
- ST website: StarTrek.com.
- PIC episode: "Fly Me to the Moon"
- Star Trek celebrates its thirtieth anniversary.
- TOS novel #77: Twilight's End, by Jerry Oltion
- TNG novel #38: Dragon's Honor , by Kij Johnson and Greg Cox
- TOS comic #79: The Chosen, Part 2: Blood Enemies, by Kevin Ryan
- TNG comic #79: Artificiality, by Michael Jan Friedman
- TNG comic: Ill Wind part 3, by Diane Duane
- DS9 comic #32: Turn of the Tide, by Colin Clayton & Chris Dows
- DS9 comic omnibus: Dax's Comet, by Charles Marshall & Jerry Bingham
- DS9 novel #14: The Long Night, by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch
- DS9 YA novel #7: Gypsy World, by Ted Pedersen
- VOY novel #6: The Murdered Sun, by Christie Golden
- TOS comic #80: The Chosen, Part 3: Collision Course!, by Kevin Ryan
- TNG comic #80: The Abandoned, by Michael Jan Friedman
- TNG comic #6: Convergence, Part 2: Future Imperiled, by Michael Jan Friedman and Howard Weinstein
- TNG comic: Ill Wind, Part 4, by Diane Duane
- TNG novel #39: Rogue Saucer , by John Vornholt
- DS9 comic omnibus: The Maquis, by Mark A. Altman, Chris Dows, Colin Clayton & R.A. Jones
- DS9 comic omnibus: Shanghaied, by John Vornholt & Laurie S. Sutton
- TOS novel: The Return, by William Shatner and Judith Reeves-Stevens and Garfield Reeves-Stevens (Hardcover)
- TNG-SA novel #10: Loyalties, by Patricia Barnes-Svarney
- VOY novel #7: Ghost of a Chance, by Mark A. Garland and Charles G. McGraw
- ST reference: The Klingon Way: A Warrior's Guide, by Marc Okrand
- TOS novel #78: The Rings of Tautee , by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch
- TNG novel #40: Possession, by J.M. Dillard and Kathleen O'Malley
- TNG novelization: Klingon, by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch
- ST reference: Federation Passport, by J.M. Dillard
- DS9 novel #15: Objective: Bajor, by John Peel
- DS9 YA novel #8: Highest Score, by Kem Antilles
- VOY novel #8: Cybersong, by S.N. Lewitt
- DS9 comic omnibus: Lightstorm/Terok Nor, by Mark A. Altman & Mark Paniccia
- TOS novel #79: Invasion!, Book 1: First Strike, by Diane Carey
- TNG novel #41: Invasion!, Book 2: The Soldiers of Fear, by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch
- TNG novel: Kahless, by Michael Jan Friedman (Hardcover)
- TOS-SA novel #1: Crisis on Vulcan, by Brad Strickland and Barbara Strickland
- DS9 novel #16: Invasion!, Book 3: Time's Enemy , by L.A. Graf
- VOY novel #9: Invasion!, Book 4: The Final Fury, by Dafydd ab Hugh
- TOS novel #80: The Joy Machine, by James Gunn, based on a story by Theodore Sturgeon
- TOS-SA novel #2: Aftershock, by John Vornholt
- TNG novel #42: Infiltrator, by W.R. Thompson
- TOS-SA novel #3: Cadet Kirk, by Diane Carey
- DS9 novel #17: The Heart of the Warrior, by John Gregory Betancourt
- VOY novelization: Flashback, by Diane Carey
- VOY novel: Mosaic, by Jeri Taylor
- TNG novel #43: A Fury Scorned, by Pamela Sargent and George Zebrowski
- DS9 novel #18: Saratoga, by Michael Jan Friedman
- TOS/TNG comic #1: Unlimited, Issue 1, by Dan Abnett & Ian Edginton
- DS9 comic #1: Judgment Day, by Howard Weinstein
- VOY comic #1: The Storm, by Laurie Sutton
- ST video game: Borg, by Simon and Schuster
- TNG-SA novel #11: Crossfire, by John Vornholt
- TNG novelization: Star Trek: First Contact, by J.M. Dillard
- DS9 novelization: Trials and Tribble-ations, by Diane Carey
- VOY novel #10: Bless the Beasts, by Karen Haber
- TOS comic: Star TreX, by Scott Lobdell
- DS9 comic #2: Judgment Day, The Conclusion!, by Howard Weinstein
- VOY comic #2: Under Ion Skies, by Laurie Sutton
- SA comic #1: Prime Directives, by Chris Cooper