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James T. Kirk

Kelvin Timeline

Year Event
2204
1George Kirk is born. He will later become a Starfleet officer and father the future Captain James Tiberius Kirk.2
2233 Picture from 2233
3The USS Kelvin is destroyed near the border of Klingon space by a vessel later identified as the Romulan mining ship Narada. George Kirk is killed in the attack, though his actions save the rest of the crew and his son, James T. Kirk, who is born during the attack.4
 
  People :  George Kirk
2255
5James T. Kirk joins Starfleet4
2258 Picture from 2258
6The planet Vulcan is destroyed by Nero. Nero's ship is subsequently destroyed by the Enterprise under the command of James T. Kirk. Captain Pike is promoted to Admiral. Kirk graduates and becomes Captain of the Enterprise.4
 
  People :  Spock, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Christopher Pike, Pavel Chekov, Scotty, Keenser
2259
7The USS Enterprise is assigned the survey the planet Nibiru. Finding life on the planet threatened by an unstable volcano, Captain Kirk chooses to break the Prime Directive to stabilise the volcano and save the primitive species living on the planet. He is removed from command of the Enterprise and demoted when Commander Spock reports this to Starfleet.7
 
  People :  Spock, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Christopher Pike, Pavel Chekov, Scotty, Keenser
Picture from 2259
7A terrorist bomb explodes in London. In the aftermath Starfleet headquarters is attacked by John Harrison, a Section 31 operative who is in fact Khan Noonien Singh. When Harrison subsequently escaped to the Klingon home world, Captain Kirk and the Enterprise are assigned to track him down and kill him. Kirk discovers that the events are part of a plot by Admiral Marcus to militarise Starfleet and instigate a war with the Klingon Empire. The plot is ultimately foiled.7
 
  People :  Spock, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Christopher Pike, Pavel Chekov, Scotty, Keenser
2260
7The USS Enterprise, badly damaged in the battle with the USS Vengeance, is recommissioned after extensive repairs and sent on a five year deep space exploration mission.7
 
  People :  Spock, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Scotty, Keenser
2263
2The USS Enterprise visits the newly completed Starbase Yorktown for resupply. Whilst there an alien arrives, reporting that her crew is stranded on a nearby planet after their ship crashed. The Enterprise takes her there, only to be ambushed by forces under the control of Krall. The Enterprise is destroyed.2
 
  People :  Spock, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Scotty, Keenser
2Krall attacks Starbase Yorktown, almost succeeding in destroying it. The base is saved by the intervention of Captain Kirk and the Enterprise officers, and Krall is killed.2
 
  People :  Spock, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Scotty, Keenser
2Captain Kirk is assigned as the commanding officer of the new USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-A. He resumes his deep space exploration mission.2
 
  People :  Spock, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Scotty, Keenser

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Yellow text = Canon source Green text = Backstage source Cyan text = Novel White text = DITL speculation

References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 Star Trek Beyond Kirk said in 2263 that he was now older than his father. Kirk was 30 then, so his father was born 59 years prior. Same date in both timelines.
2 Star Trek Beyond
3 Star Trek XI Stated in the movie
4 Star Trek XI
5 Star Trek XI Stated in the movie as being 3 years before graduation, which was in turn 25 years after his birth
6 Star Trek XI Stated in the movie as being 25 years after Nero arrives in the past
7 Star Trek Into Darkness
Film: Star Trek Beyond
Comment : Kirk said in 2263 that he was now older than his father. Kirk was 30 then, so his father was born 59 years prior. Same date in both timelines.
Film: Star Trek Beyond
Film: Star Trek XI
Comment : Stated in the movie
Film: Star Trek XI
Film: Star Trek XI
Comment : Stated in the movie as being 3 years before graduation, which was in turn 25 years after his birth
Film: Star Trek XI
Comment : Stated in the movie as being 25 years after Nero arrives in the past
Film: Star Trek Into Darkness


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