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years: 2270 2271 2272 2273 2274 2275 2276

(stardates from 2273.0, or circa 7412)

decades: 2240s 2250s 2260s 2270s 2280s 2290s 2300s
centuries: 22nd century - 23rd century - 24th century

2273 was, on Earth's calendar, the 74th year of the 23rd century, and the fourth year of the 2270s decade. Besides this time period's Human dates, in stardates this era begin with stardate 2273.0[1] in some systems of dating, and includes stardates circa 7412 in others.[2]

Events[edit | edit source]

stardate 2286.0 
The Klingon Empire's F5GB-subclass commando frigate, a variant of the QuD-class bird-of-prey, enters service. In particular, the F5GB was a refit of the F5G-subclass with uprated deflector shields. All F5G frigate vessels would eventually be modified in this manner.[6]

Promotions and transfers[edit | edit source]

Admiral Kirk was very specific about demoting Captain Decker to commander and giving himself a nominal demotion to captain in order to facilitate his takeover of command. However, in TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: The Voyage Home, no such move is made to demote Captain Spock, who is coincidentally made Kirk's first officer and science officer.

Mirror universe[edit | edit source]

People[edit | edit source]

Births and deaths[edit | edit source]

Notable people[edit | edit source]

Appendices[edit | edit source]

References and notes[edit | edit source]

Stories[edit | edit source]

Title Series Date Media Notes Image
The White Flame Starship Combat Scenario Pack

Imperial Intelligence Document
The Original Series January 2273 (Reference stardate 2/1701) role-playing game The 123rd Imperial Klingon Assault Flotilla commits widespread atrocities along the Neutral Zone up through this month. The white flame fc.jpg
Serpents in the Garden The Original Series 2273 novel Takes place in 2273, just a few months prior to the V'Ger Incident. Serpents.jpg
Star Trek: The Role-Playing Game

Adventure concept
The Original Series May 2273 (Reference stardate 2/1705) role-playing game Romulan incursion at UFP world of Ectair, in which Starfleet light cruiser USS Ardent successfully intervenes. FASA RPG Deluxe.jpg
Enterprise Logs

"Night Whispers"
The Original Series August 2273 short story Enterprise Logs.jpg
The Motion Picture The Original Series August 2273
Stardate 7412.3 - 7414.1
movie novelization Dating of film established in novel DTI: Forgotten History. MotionPicture.jpg
The Motion Picture

"The Motion Picture"
The Original Series August 2273
Stardate 7412.6
comic First issue adapting The Motion Picture. Marvel TOS 01.jpg
Crucible

Provenance of Shadows

Chapter 29, Section 1
The Original Series August 2273 novel Takes place during the events of The Motion Picture, with Admiral Nogura tracking down Dr. McCoy and reactivating his Starfleet commission. Crucible1.jpg
The Motion Picture

"V'Ger"
The Original Series August 2273
Stardate 7413.2
comic Second issue adapting The Motion Picture. Marvel TOS 02.jpg
The Motion Picture

"Evolutions"
The Original Series August 2273
Stardate 7414.4
comic Third issue adapting The Motion Picture. Marvel TOS 03.jpg
Spock: Reflections

Spock: Reflections, Issue 2

Pages 4-7
The Original Series August 2273 comic Takes place either during or just after the events of The Motion Picture, with Spock and Christine Chapel meeting for the first time since the ending of the five-year mission. Spock Reflections 2RI.jpg
Strange New Worlds 8

"A & Ω"

Section 8
The Original Series August 2273 short story Strange New Worlds 8 cover.JPG
Untold Voyages

"Renewal"
The Original Series August 2273
Stardate 7413.2 - 7414.1
comic Takes place very shortly after The Motion Picture, with the Enterprise checking for survivors at the former location of Outpost Epsilon IX after the V'Ger incident. Renewal.jpg
Debt of Honor

Flashback: Pages 38-44
The Original Series August 2273 comic Takes place very shortly after The Motion Picture, with the Enterprise retracing V'Ger's journey. Debt of Honor Hard.jpg
Shadow of the Machine The Original Series August 2273 eBook Begins four days after the ending of The Motion Picture. Alternate version of post-movie events, contradicting Ex Machina, Debt of Honor, and Star Trek: Untold Voyages – "Renewal." Shadow of the Machine cover.jpg
Ex Machina

Prologue, Chapters 1-17 & 19
The Original Series August 2273
Stardate 7435.5
novel ExMachina.jpg
Crucible

Provenance of Shadows

Chapter 29, Section 2
The Original Series September 2273 novel Set one month following The Motion Picture. Alternate version of post-movie events: USS Enterprise departs on a seven-and-a-half-year survey mission to the Aquarius Formation. Crucible1.jpg
Pawns and Symbols

Chapters 1-4
The Original Series 2273
Stardate 5960.2
novel First section of novel set in 2273, following the events of Ex Machina, and prior to The Kobayashi Maru. Pawns.jpg
Mirror Universe

The Sorrows of Empire

Chapter 16
The Original Series 2273 novel Takes place entirely within the Mirror Universe. The Sorrows of Empire cover.jpg
"The Haunting of Thallus!" The Original Series 2273
Stardate 7416.2
comic The Enterprise returns to Earth following its shakedown cruise. Marvel TOS 04.jpg
"The Haunting of the Enterprise!" The Original Series 2273
Stardate 7417.4
comic Marvel TOS 05.jpg
"The Enterprise Murder Case!" The Original Series 2273
Stardate 7420.1
comic Marvel TOS 06.jpg
Legacy

Missions 9-10
Star Trek 2273
Stardate 7489.6 - 7492.1
video game Legacy cover.jpg
Star Trek: Infestation

Star Trek: Infestation, Issue 1
The Original Series 2273
Stardate 7493.5
comic ST Infestation 1B.jpg
Star Trek: Infestation

Star Trek: Infestation, Issue 2
The Original Series 2273 comic ST Infestation 2B.jpg
"Called Home" The Original Series 2273
Stardate 7493.5
comic Events continue in "Dilithium Dilemma" LA1-opener.jpg
"Dilithium Dilemma" The Original Series 2273
Stardate 7495.3
comic LA2-opener.jpg
"Tomorrow or Yesterday" The Original Series 2273
Stardate 3708.2
comic Marvel TOS 07.jpg
"Chekov's Choice" The Original Series 2273
Stardate 6714.3
comic DC1 19.jpg
"The Expansionist Syndrome" The Original Series 2273
Stardate 7523.5
comic Marvel TOS 08.jpg
"The Real McCoy" The Original Series 2273
Stardate 7535.1
comic LA3-opener.jpg
"Double Bluff" The Original Series 2273
Stardate 7541.1
comic LA4-opener.jpg
"Aberration on Abaris" The Original Series 2273 comic LA5-opener.jpg
"Experiment in Vengeance!" The Original Series 2273
Stardate 7641.8
comic Marvel TOS 09.jpg
"Domain of the Dragon God!" The Original Series 2273
Stardate 7673.6
comic Marvel TOS 10.jpg
Denial of Destiny The Original Series 2273
Stardate 7680.9
role-playing game Denial of destiny.jpg
The Kobayashi Maru

Chapters 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9
The Original Series 2273 novel Maru.jpg
Home Is the Hunter

Chapters 2, 4, 6, 10, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 30, 32, 34, 38, 44, 51 & 52
The Original Series 2273 novel Hunter.jpg
"... Like a Woman Scorned!" The Original Series 2273
Stardate 7935.6
comic Marvel TOS 11.jpg
Enemy Unseen The Original Series 2273
Stardate 8036.2
novel EnemyUnseennovel.jpg
The White Flame Starship Combat Scenario Pack

Imperial Intelligence Document
The Original Series November 2273 (Reference stardate 2/1711.17) role-playing game The Battle of Diogenes takes place, with a massive UFP and Klingon fleet engagement occurring along the Neutral Zone. The white flame fc.jpg
Pawns and Symbols

Chapters 5-7
The Original Series 2273 novel Pawns.jpg
Firestorm The Original Series 2273 novel Firestorm.jpg
The White Flame Starship Combat Scenario Pack

Starship Combat Scenarios: "Asteroid Rain"
The Original Series December 2273 (Reference stardate 2/1712.28) role-playing game The Federation colony Omicron Draconis VI is attacked by the Klingon Empire, with several starships responding to the distress call. The white flame fc.jpg

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