The Thursday, December 18, 1986 edition had the headline "Nuclear Arms Talks Stalled" along with the subhead "Geneva Summit in Doubt". The newspaper's slogan was "Largest Circulation in the World". James T. Kirk saw this edition in a newspaper display rack on the streets of San Francisco the day his crew time traveled to 1986 aboard the HMS Bounty. (TOS movie: The Voyage Home)
- TOS novel: Elusive Salvation stated that the Bounty arrived on June 25, 1986, contrary to the date on the newspaper.
- The Register was not a real-world newspaper. Thursdays in December 1986 were on the 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, and 31st.