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The Wrath of Khan

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1996
1 The Eugenics wars end. Khan escapes in a DY-100 sleeper ship named the SS Botany Bay along with 96 of his fellow supermen and women.1
 
  People :  Khan Noonien Singh, Joaquim, Khan Noonien Singh
  Species :  Humans
2261
2 David Marcus is born to Carol Marcus. The boy's father, James Kirk, leaves Carol to raise him alone at her request.3
 
  People :  James T. Kirk, Doctor David Marcus, Carol Marcus
2267
4 Ceti Alpha VI explodes. The disaster shifts the orbit of Ceti Alpha V, causing environmental devastation. Khan's follows see their efforts to build a successful colony fail, and many of them will die over the years due to the harsh conditions and the remaining hostile life forms on the planet. Khan begins to nurture a deeply obsessive hatred of Kirk for his role in the tragedy.4
 
  People :  James T. Kirk, Khan Noonien Singh
2277
5 Spock is promoted to Captain and assigned to Starfleet Academy as an instructor. Duties include command of the USS Enterprise during training missions.3
 
  People :  Spock
5 Chekov is assigned to the Starship Reliant as First Officer.3
 
  People :  Pavel A. Chekov
2281 Picture from 2281
6 Saavik enters Starfleet Academy.3
 
  People :  Lieutenant Saavik
2283
7 A bottle of Romulan Ale is produced in this year. McCoy will give the bottle to Kirk as a gift in the future.7
 
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock
2284 Picture from 2284
8 Carol Marcus presents the Genesis project proposal to the Federation. The project is funded and she begins working on the Genesis Device.8
 
  People :  James T. Kirk, Carol Marcus
2285 Picture from 2285
3 USS Reliant, searching for a lifeless planet for use in the Genesis experiment, is seized by Khan Noonian Sing. Sing attempts to steal the Genesis Device, but is engaged in battle by the USS Enterprise under the command of Admiral Kirk. Spock is killed saving the Enterprise from destruction. The USS Reliant is lost in the battle, along with Khan and all of his remaining followers.3
 
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard H. McCoy, Montgomery Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand, Khan Noonien Singh, Joaquim

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References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan Khan gives the date
2 Star Trek Chronology Page 47
3 Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan
4 Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan Khan said the explosion happened six months after he was left on the planet
5 Star Trek Chronology Page 82
6 Star Trek Chronology Page 83
7 Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan Kirk read the date off the bottle
8 Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan Kirk says the tape presentation was made a year ago
Film: Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan
Comment : Khan gives the date
Book : Star Trek Chronology
Comment : Page 47
Film: Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan
Film: Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan
Comment : Khan said the explosion happened six months after he was left on the planet
Book : Star Trek Chronology
Comment : Page 82
Book : Star Trek Chronology
Comment : Page 83
Film: Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan
Comment : Kirk read the date off the bottle
Film: Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan
Comment : Kirk says the tape presentation was made a year ago


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