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years: 2215 2216 2217 2218 2219 2220 2221

(stardates from 2218.0, or reference stardate 1/51)

decades: 2180s 2190s 2200s 2210s 2220s 2230s 2240s
centuries: 22nd century - 23rd century - 24th century

2218 was, on Earth's calendar, the 19th year of the 23rd century, and the ninth year of the 2210s decade. Besides this time period's Human dates, in stardates this era begin with stardate 2218.0[1] in some systems of dating, and includes part of a range of reference stardate 1/51 in others.[2]. The year 2218 coincides with the Klingon Year of Kahless 844, at least in part including the month Merruthj[3].


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References and notesEdit

This year is cited as the first contact between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, originally in the ST reference: Chronology and later in many other derivative works, such as the library files of the TOS video game: Starfleet Academy Starship Bridge Simulator. The Chronology cites a deleted line of dialogue from the script of TOS episode: "Day of the Dove", described as fifty years prior to 2268, logically deriving the contact date of 2218. This is supported by Spock's comment about it having been over 70 years of hostility in 2293, in TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: The Undiscovered Country. With the revelation that a Klingon landed on Earth in 2151 and led Jonathan Archer to a first contact and number of encounters with that species, the references to 2218 can be rationalized as the first time Klingons contacted the Federation, which of course did not exist yet in the time of Archer.

  1. TOS movie: Star Trek.
  2. FASA RPG module: The Four Years War.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 TOS novel: Excelsior: Forged in Fire.
  4. TOS - Worlds Apart novel: The Final Reflection.
  5. Decipher RPG module: Starfleet Operations Manual.
  6. Decipher RPG module: Through a Glass, Darkly.


Title Series Date Media Notes Image
Worlds Apart

The Final Reflection

The Original Series 2218 novel First encounters between USS Sentry and IKV Devisor FinalReflection
The Four Years War

The History
The Original Series reference stardate 1/5105.02 role-playing game USS Sentry and IKV Devisor encounter one another near Gamma Demetrius. 4yrswarfc
Excelsior: Forged in Fire

Chapter 1
The Original Series 2218 novel Year of Kahless 844, Month of Merruthj. ForgedInFire

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