|This article or subsection has an associated category.||2020|
- For other uses, see 2020.
|years:||2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
(stardates from 2020.0)
|decades:||1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s 2040s 2050s|
|centuries:||20th century - 21st century - 22nd century|
2020 was, on Earth's calendar, the 21st year of the 21st century, and the first year of the 2020s decade. Although this was a time period before Human formulation of stardates, this era begins with stardate 2020.0.
- 1 Events
- 2 Appendices
- Baseball player Buck Bokai in the Planetary Baseball League is traded from the Crenshaw Monarchs to the Gotham City Bats. He had 140 games, 542 times at bat, 64 runs, 165 hits, with 37 doubles, 6 triples, 7 stolen bases and 34 home runs. He was responsible for 120 runs batted in and had a batting average of .304.
- By this year there was a definite absence of space-themed programming on television, a fact Shaun Christopher cited to show how public interest in space exploration had faded.
- A time capsule was supposed to go to Saturn aboard the USS Lewis & Clark, containing a number of items which included a copy of the Bible, but the capsule was removed by Zoe Querez.
- Colonel Shaun Geoffrey Christopher commands NASA's first manned mission to Saturn on the UNSS Lewis and Clark.
- The Nexus is estimated to have crossed through the galaxy this year.
- SpaceX's Dragon 2 becomes the first commercially built and operated space capsule launched into space. The capsule transports astronauts to the International Space Station.
Holly Eva Visser's fake passport stated that it was issued in this date.
Spaceflight Chronology Continuty
- The first manned mission to Saturn reports evidence of alien visitation. This find has a profound effect on man's perspective of himself in the universe.
Births and deaths
|This article or subsection has an associated category.||2020 deaths|
- 29 June
- Johnny Mandel dies.
- 25 July
- Olivia de Havilland dies.
- 29 September
- Helen Reddy dies.
- 29 November
- Ben Bova dies.
- 7 December
- Chuck Yeager dies.
- other notable people
- Hank Aaron • Buzz Aldrin • Pamela Anderson • Ann-Margret • Margaret Atwood • Drew Barrymore • Barry Bonds • Ben Bova • Kenneth Branagh • Naomi Campbell • Charles, Prince of Wales • John Christopher • Katie Christopher • Kevin Christopher • Rory Christopher • Joan Collins • Max Allan Collins • Robert Crais • Dax symbiont • Olivia de Havilland • Robert De Niro • Cameron Diaz • Athene Donald • Frank Drake • Bob Dylan • Freeman Dyson • Clint Eastwood • Elizabeth II • Shepard Fairey • Vigdís Finnbogadóttir • Heidi Fleiss • Alice Fontana • Tera Franklin • Bill Gates • Mikhail Gorbachev • Patty Hearst • Hultquist • Lady Gaga • Debbie Lauderdale • Sumi Lee • James Lovell • Shirin Ludden • Elle Macpherson • Madonna • John Major • Lee Majors • Junior Mance • Johnny Mandel • Willie Mays • Jennifer McCarthy • Paul McCartney • Larry McMurtry • Walter Mondale • Demi Moore • Elon Musk • Jocelyn O'Herlihy • Marcus O'Herlihy • Roger Penrose • Plummer • "Zoe Querez" • Helen Reddy • Derek Redmond • Lincoln Roberts • Donald Rumsfeld • Emilia Sakamoto • Claudia Schiffer • William Shatner • Simone • Will Smith • Patrick Stewart • Sharon Stone • Valentina Tereshkova • Frank J. Tipler • Andrew Wiles • Jase Zero
References and notes
- TOS movie: Star Trek.
- DS9 episode: "If Wishes Were Horses".
- This information comes from a baseball card seen throughout Star Trek: Deep Space Nine on Ben Sisko's desk, notably in DS9 episode: "The Storyteller" and "If Wishes Were Horses".
- TOS novel: The Rings of Time.
- TOS episode: "Tomorrow is Yesterday".
- TOS reference: Spaceflight Chronology.
- TNG movie: Star Trek Generations.
- PIC episode: "Two of One"
- PIC episode: "Fly Me to the Moon"
- Historical fact.
- Dates listed here reflect the official release date of publications; prose publications typically become available in the final weeks of the preceding month, but have no set release date; comics do have specific release days, which normally occur at intervals throughout their release month.
- Star Trek Magazine, Issue 201 (US #74)
- PIC novel: The Last Best Hope.
- TOS novel: The Higher Frontier.
- Investigating the massacre of a telepathic minority, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise confront a terrifying new threat: faceless, armored hunters whose extradimensional technology makes them seemingly unstoppable. Kirk must team with the powerful telepath Miranda Jones and the enigmatic Medusans to take on these merciless killers in an epic battle that will reveal the true faces of both enemy and ally!
- Star Trek Magazine, Issue 202 (US #75)
- No announcements.
- ST reference: Alphabet Book, by Dennis R. Shealy (Little Golden Books)
- ST reference: Ships of the Line 2021 wall calendar
- DSC reference: Discovery 2021 wall calendar
- DSC novel: Die Standing, by John Jackson Miller.
- VOY reference: Voyager NCC-74656 Illustrated Handbook, by Ben Robinson (Eaglemoss Collections)
- TOS reference: The Motion Picture: Inside the Art & Visual Effects, by Jeff Bond and Gene Kozicki (Titan Books)
- TOS reference: Nerd Search: Quibbles with Tribbles puzzle book, by Glenn Daken (Eaglemoss)
- Pocket Books TOS novel, A Contest of Principles, by Greg Cox.
- PIC reference: The Wisdom of Picard, edited by Chip Carter (Adams Media)
- DSC reference: The Art of Star Trek Discovery, by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann (Titan Books)
|The Rings of Time
Chapters 1, 3, 5
|The Original Series||June 28 - July 2020||novel||The USS Lewis & Clark, the first manned space mission to Saturn, launches from Earth, under the command of Colonel Shaun Christopher. Blogger Zoe Querez "stows aboard" during the months of their voyage to the planet.|
|The Rings of Time
Chapters 7, 9-10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28-29
|The Original Series||September 2020||novel||Captain James T. Kirk gets temporarily stranded in the year 2020 aboard the USS Lewis & Clark (from the year 2270), inhabiting the body of Colonel Shaun Christopher.|