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Leonard H. McCoy

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Year Event
1930 Picture from 1930
1Edith Keeler is killed in a road traffic accident. In an alternate timeline Keeler is saved by Dr. McCoy, thrown into the past by the Guardian of Forever. She goes on to become a person of great importance, using her influence to keep the USA out of World War II. This gives the Germans the time to develop atomic weapons and enables them to conquer the world.1
 
  People :  Edith Keeler, James T. Kirk
  Species :  Humans
2227
2McCoy is born on Earth in North America.3
2244
Emony meets Leonard McCoy and has a brief affair with him.4
 
  People :  Dax
2245
5The first Starship Enterprise is launched from the San Francisco Fleet yards in orbit of Earth.6 The launch is attended by Ex-President of the United Federaton of Planets, Jonathan Archer.7
 
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Montgomery Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand, Jonathan Archer
8McCoy joins Starfleet medical school.6
2253
9McCoy graduates from Starfleet medical school. He develops an impressive technique for the creation of axonal pathways between grafted neuronal tissue and basal ganglia. This procedure is later incorporated into Starfleet's Emergency Medical Hologram.9
2256 Picture from 2256
10McCoy ends his romantic involvement with Nancy11
 
  People :  Nancy Crater
2261 Picture from 2261
12Robert and Nancy Crater arrive on the planet M113 to do archaeological research.12
 
  People :  Nancy Crater, Professor Robert Crater
2264 Picture from 2264
6The Starship Enterprise, under the command of Captain Kirk, is assigned a five year mission of exploration.6
 
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Montgomery Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand
12Nancy Crater is killed on planet M113 by a creature native to the planet. The creature, which is able to assume any appearance it chooses, lives with Professor Crater.12
 
  People :  Nancy Crater, Professor Robert Crater
2266
13McCoy is assigned as chief medical officer of the USS Enterprise.14
Picture from 2266
12The USS Enterprise visits M113 on a routine stop. Several crew members are killed by a creature native to the planet which has been living in the guise of Nancy Crater. The creature, the last of its kind, is killed.12
 
  People :  Nancy Crater, Professor Robert Crater
  Species :  M-113 Creature
Picture from 2266
15The USS Enterprise engages in a prolonged battle with a Romulan bird of Prey which has crossed the Neutral Zone and attacked several Federation outposts. During the battle it is discovered for the first time that the Romulans are descended from the Vulcans who left their planet when Surak's teachings of total logic began to gain widespread support.15
 
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Montgomery Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand
  Species :  Romulans, Humans
2267
16The USS Enterprise is researching Murusaki-312, a quasar-like phenomena, when the shuttlecraft Galileo is lost on the planet Taurus II. The shuttle is able to regain suborbital height long enough to the surviving crew be retrieved by the departing Enterprise.16
 
  People :  Spock
17The USS Enterprise arrives at Omicron Seti III. Almost overcome by the effects of the local plant life, the crew manage to break free and rescue the colonists.17
 
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Montgomery Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand
Picture from 2267
18The Enterprise detects time distortions emanating from an uninhabited planet. Investigating, they discover that the effect is being caused by an ancient artefact on the planet, a remnant of a long-vanished civilisation. McCoy, suffering the effects of an accidental drug overdose, travels to 1930s Earth via the portal, disrupting Earth's history. Kirk and Spock are able to use the device to travel back and correct the damage.18
 
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Edith Keeler
2268
19The Enterprise discovers the Fabrini asteroid, a multi-generational spacecraft under the control of an artificial intelligence known as The Oracle. The Oracle has assumed dictatorial powers over the Fabrini, who have long since forgotten the true nature of their world, declaring itself a god to them. The Enterprise officers are able to deactivate the Oracle and return the asteroid to proper control. Whilst on the asteroid, Doctor McCoy enjoys a brief but intense romance with Natira, one of the Fabrini leaders.19
 
  People :  Natira
  Species :  Fabrini
2269
20The USS Enterprise completes its five year mission.20
 
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Montgomery Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand
2270
21McCoy retires from Starfleet.22
23The USS Enterprise commences a major refit.23
 
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Montgomery Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand
2271
22McCoy is drafted back into Starfleet against his wishes under the little-known, seldom-used 'reserve activation clause'.22
Picture from 2271
22The newly launched USS Enterprise encounters the entity known as V'Ger. V'Ger merges with Commander Decker to become a new life form.22
 
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Montgomery Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand
2277
24McCoy is promoted to Commander.24
2285 Picture from 2285
25USS 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.25
 
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Montgomery Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand
Picture from 2285
26The Enterprise is retired. Scotty is appointed Captain of engineering on the USS Excelsior; Uhura takes a position as a transporter operator on Spacedock. Both abandon their posts along with the rest of the Enterprise senior officers in order to steal the Enterprise and rescue the rejuvenated Spock from the Genesis planet. Unfortunately, the Enterprise is destroyed during the mission and Kirk's son David is killed by the Klingons. The crew proceed to Vulcan in a captured Bird of Prey and succeed in reuniting Spock's Katra with his body.27
 
  People :  Montgomery Scott, Nyota Uhura, James T. Kirk, Spock, Doctor David Marcus, Carol Marcus, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel A. Chekov
2293 Picture from 2293
28The Enterprise-A escorts Chancellor Gorkon to Earth for a peace conference. When Gorkon is assassinated, Kirk uncovers a plot to reverse the recent easing of tensions between the Federation and Klingons.28
 
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Montgomery Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov, Chancellor Gorkon
  Species :  Humans, Klingons
28The Enterprise-A crew are responsible for saving the Khitomer Peace Conference, along with Captain Sulu of the USS Excelsior.28
 
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Montgomery Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov
29The Enterprise-A is decommissioned.29
 
  People :  James T. Kirk, Spock, Montgomery Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura, Pavel A. Chekov
28McCoy retires from Starfleet.28
2300 Picture from 2300
McCoy returns to Starfleet.2
2364
2Admiral McCoy makes an inspection of the Enterprise-D during her maiden voyage.2

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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 TOS 1 The City on the Edge of Forever Keeler tells Kirk the year
2 TNG 1 Encounter at Farpoint
3 TNG 1 Encounter at Farpoint Data says McCoy is 137 years old in the episode
4 DS9 5 Trials and Tribble-ations
5 Star Trek Chronology Page 41
6 Various Original Series episodes
7 Mike Sussman This was a part of Archer's biography written for but not seen in "In a Mirror Darkly"
8 Star Trek Chronology Page 42
9 Star Trek Chronology second edition, page 45
10 TOS 1 The Man Trap Ten year ago
11 TOS 1 The Man Trap This happened ten years before the episode
12 TOS 1 The Man Trap
13 Star Trek Chronology Page 50
14 TOS 1 The Corbomite Maneuver
15 TOS 1 Balance of Terror
16 TOS 1 The Galileo Seven
17 TOS 1 This Side of Paradise
18 TOS 1 The City on the Edge of Forever
19 TOS 3 For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
20 Star Trek Chronology second edition, page 78
21 Star Trek Chronology Page 79
22 Star Trek : The Motion Picture
23 Star Trek : The Motion Picture Decker noted that the ship had been in redesign and refit for 18 months
24 Star Trek Chronology second edition, page 82
25 Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan
26 Star Trek Chronology Page 85
27 Star Trek III : The Search for Spock
28 Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country
29 Star Trek : Generations
Series :  TOS Season 1 (Disc 7)
Episode :  The City on the Edge of Forever
Comment : Keeler tells Kirk the year
Series :  TNG Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode :  Encounter at Farpoint
Series :  TNG Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode :  Encounter at Farpoint
Comment : Data says McCoy is 137 years old in the episode
Series :  DS9 Season 5 (Disc 2)
Episode :  Trials and Tribble-ations
Book :  Star Trek Chronology
Comment : Page 41
Series :  TOS Season (Disc )
Episode :  Various Original Series episodes
Source :  Mike Sussman
Comment : This was a part of Archer's biography written for but not seen in "In a Mirror Darkly"
Book :  Star Trek Chronology
Comment : Page 42
Book :  Star Trek Chronology
Comment : second edition, page 45
Series :  TOS Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode :  The Man Trap
Comment : Ten year ago
Series :  TOS Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode :  The Man Trap
Comment : This happened ten years before the episode
Series :  TOS Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode :  The Man Trap
Book :  Star Trek Chronology
Comment : Page 50
Series :  TOS Season 1 (Disc 3)
Episode :  The Corbomite Maneuver
Series :  TOS Season 1 (Disc 4)
Episode :  Balance of Terror
Series :  TOS Season 1 (Disc 4)
Episode :  The Galileo Seven
Series :  TOS Season 1 (Disc 6)
Episode :  This Side of Paradise
Series :  TOS Season 1 (Disc 7)
Episode :  The City on the Edge of Forever
Series :  TOS Season 3 (Disc 2)
Episode :  For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
Book :  Star Trek Chronology
Comment : second edition, page 78
Book :  Star Trek Chronology
Comment : Page 79
Film: Star Trek : The Motion Picture
Film: Star Trek : The Motion Picture
Comment : Decker noted that the ship had been in redesign and refit for 18 months
Book :  Star Trek Chronology
Comment : second edition, page 82
Film: Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan
Book :  Star Trek Chronology
Comment : Page 85
Film: Star Trek III : The Search for Spock
Film: Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country
Film: Star Trek : Generations


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