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2335
Picture from 2335  [1] Lore and Data are created. [1]
  People :  Doctor Noonien Soong, Lore
2336
Picture from 2336  [1] Omicron Theta colony is destroyed by the Crystalline entity; Soong and Juliana flee, leaving Data and Lore behind. [1]
  People :  Doctor Noonien Soong
2338
 [2] Data is discovered in the remains of the Omicron Theta colony by the Federation Starship USS Tripoli. [2]
  People :  Doctor Noonien Soong
2341
 [3] Data enters Starfleet Academy. [3]
2345
 [4] Data graduates from Starfleet Academy. [4]
2349
 [1] Data is promoted from Ensign to Lieutenant [5]
2360
 [1] Data is promoted to Lieutenant Commander. [6]
2363
Picture from 2363  [7] The USS Enterprise, NCC 1701-D, is launched. [7]
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, William T. Riker, Deanna Troi, Natasha Yar, Beverly Crusher, Geordi La Forge, Wesley Crusher
2364
Picture from 2364  [8] The USS Enteprise-D is commissioned. Joining the crew for the launch are Counsellor Deanna Troi, Tactical Officer Natasha Yar, Operations Officer Lieutenant Commander Data, Lieutenant Worf, Chief O'Brien, and Captain Jean Luc Picard. [8]
  People :  Deanna Troi, Jean-Luc Picard, Natasha Yar, Miles Edward O'Brien, Worf Rozhenko
 [9] The Enterprise-D arrives at a rendezvous with the USS Tsiolkovsky, which has been observing the collapse of a red giant star, to discover the entire crew dead. It is discovered that an infenction caused the crew to exhibit a loss of inhibition. The infection spreads to the Enterprise and incapacitates most of the crew, causing Lieutenant Yar to have a sexual liasion with Lieutenant Commander Data. The infection is ultimately overcome, though not before the Tsiolkovsky is lost in the collapse of the star. [9]
  People :  Natasha Yar
Picture from 2364  [1] The Enterprise visits Omicron Theta, the planet on which Lieutenant Commander Data was discovered in 2336. Another Android, Lore, is discovered and assembled on the colony. Lore is discovered to have a psychopathic personality, almost destroying the Enterprise by calling on a Crystalline Entity which destroyed the Omicron Theta colony. Lore is left adrift in space and the Entity driven off. [1]
  People :  Lore
  Species :  Crystalline entity
2365
 [10] Data, Geordi, and Pulaski decide to test Data's ability to think creatively by creating a mystery in the style of Sherlock Holmes for him to solve. An apparently self-aware version of Professor Moriarty is created as a result. The crew resolve to search for a way to allow Moriarty to leave the holodeck. [10]
  People :  Doctor Katherine Pulaski, Geordi La Forge
Picture from 2365  [11] The Enterprise-D has an encounter with Thadiun Okona, an independent trader whose ship has become disabled. Despite becoming entangled in some local politics issues which Okona has stirred up, the crew are soon able to go about their business. As a result of his interactions with Okona, Data engages in a failed attempt to understand the concept of humour. [11]
  People :  Thadiun Okona
  Species :  Straleb
 [12] The Enterprise-D proceeds to Graves' World, home of the noted Federation scientist Dr. Ira Graves, in response to a distress call. The terminally ill Graves dies soon afterwards, but in an attempt to continue his existence he transfers his memory and personality to Data before dying. Data becomes increaingly erratic and even violent as a result, but the personality is eventually removed. [12]
  People :  Doctor Ira Graves
Picture from 2365  [13] The Enterprise-D visits Starbase 173. Whilst there Commander Bruce Maddox attempts to transfer Lieutenant Commander Data to his command so that he can experiment on the Android. In a historic ruling, JAG officer Captain Phillipa Louvois states that Data has individual rights which allow him to refuse to undergo the procedure. [13]
  People :  Captain Phillipa Louvois
 [14] The Enterprise-D investigates the Selcundi Drema system, where planets appear to have been destroyed by an unknown process. An investigation led by Wesley Crusher - his first command - indicates that this is a result of massive dilithium deposits on the planets. Lieutenant Commander Data establishes communications contact with a native of one of the planets, a young girl, and the crew are able to stabilise her planet and prevent its destruction - in violation of the Prime Directive. [14]
  People :  Sarjenka, Wesley Crusher
 [15] The Enterprise-D hosts Sirna Kolrami, who is to act as a referee for a battle exercise between the Starship and an old Constellation class vessel, the USS Hathaway. The exercise is interrupted when a Ferengi warship intervenes. Lieutenant Commander Data undergoes a crisis of confidence when Kolrami defeats him in a game of Strategema. [15]
  People :  Sirna Kolrami, William T. Riker
  Species :  Zakdorn
2366
 [16] The Enterprise-D is informed by the Sheliak that they intend to destroy the human colony on Tau Cygna V, as the planet lies within space which has been conceded to them by a Federation treaty. Lieutenant Commander Data is able to convince the colonists to evacuate the planet, whilst Captain Picard is able to convince the Sheliak to hold off on their attack long enough for the evacuation to take place. [16]
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard
  Species :  Sheliak
Picture from 2366  [17] Data builds a daughter named Lal. Starfleet Admiral Haftel attempts to sieze control of Lal, but the issue becomes moot when she undergoes a catastrophic failure in her positronic brain and dies. [17]
  People :  Lal, Admiral Haftel
Picture from 2366  [18] Trader and collector of rare items, Kivas Fajo, stages an elaborate deception in order to kidnap Lieutenant Commander Data to add to his collection. The Enterprise crew are able to see through the deception and recover Data. Fajo is arrested, and his collection broken up and returned to their rightful owners. [18]
  People :  Kivas Fajo, Varria
  Species :  Zibalian
2367
Picture from 2367  [19] The Battle of Wolf 359 occurs. Thirty nine Federation Starships and eleven thousand personnel are lost in the battle. In the aftermath, the Enterprise manages to rescue Captain Picard and use his link to the Borg collective to destroy the ship. [19]
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, William T. Riker, Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, Geordi La Forge, Wesley Crusher, Benjamin Lafayette Sisko
  Species :  Borg, Humans
 [20] Acting under the compulsion of a homing signal built into his program, Lieutenant Commander Data hijacks the Enterprise-D and takes it to the planet Terlina III, where Professon Noonien Soong is discovered to still be alive. Soong offers Data a chip designed to allow him to experience emotions. Lore also answers the call; the psychotic android steals the chip and kills Soong. [20]
  People :  Doctor Noonien Soong, Lore
 [21] The Enterprise-D responds when the Federation freighter Arcos explodes in orbit of Turkana IV, rescuing the survivors from the lawless colony located on the planet. The mission is assisted by Ishara Yar, the sister of Natasha Yar and a member of one of the gangs running the colony. Ishara proves to be attempting to manipulate the situation for her gang's benefit. The Enterprise crew are able to foil the plot. [21]
  People :  Ishara Yar
 [22] Lieutenant Commander Data agrees to record the events of a typical day aboard the Enterprise-D for Commander Maddox. The events of the day include a standoff with the Romulans, a birth in sickbay, and the marriage of Miles O'Brien and Keiko Ishikawa. [22]
  People :  Miles Edward O'Brien, Keiko O'Brien, Commander Bruce Maddox
 [23] Whilst investigating a nebula the Enterprise apparently falls through a wormhole, rendering the crew briefly unconscious and causing them to skip two days in time. Unknown to all but Lieutenant Commander Data, the ship actually encounters a powerful isolationist species called the Paxans during this time. The crew agree to have their memories of the incident erased by the Paxans, and Data agrees to conceal his own knowledge of the events. [23]
  Species :  Paxan
 [24] Q recreates the legend of Robin Hood with the Enterprise-D senior officers in the outlaw roles, in order to force Captain Picard to admit that he is in love with Vash. [24]
  People :  Q, Jean-Luc Picard, William T. Riker, Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, Geordi La Forge, Vash
  Species :  Q
 [25] The Enterprise explores a nebula, finding it to be filled with pockets of dark matter. The ship is ultimately able to escape, although a crewmember is killed whilst in the nebula. During this period Lieutenant Commander Data and crewmember Jenna D'Sora attempt a brief romantic involvement, which ends unhappily for her. [25]
  People :  Lieutenant Jenna D'Sora
2368
 [26] The Ktarians attempt to infiltrate and subvert Starfleet by introducing an addictive and mind-altering game to the crew of the USS Enterprise-D. Although initially successful, the visiting Wesley Crusher is able to overcome the effect on the crew with the help of Ensign Lefler and Data. [26]
  People :  Robin Lefler, Wesley Crusher
  Species :  Ktarians
Picture from 2368  [27] Spock goes to Romulus without authorisation in order to work undercover toward the goal of re-unification. Captain Picard and Lieutenant Commander Data are sent to Romulus in a Klingon Bird of Prey to investigate. [27]
  People :  Spock, Jean-Luc Picard
  Species :  Romulans, Vulcans
 [28] Captain Picard is able to make contact with Ambassador Spock on Romulus and, with his help, warn the Federation of a Romulan plot to invade Vulcan. With this warning, the Enterprise-D is able to turn back the invasion force. The success is tempered by the death of Spock's father, Sarek, who has long been suffering from Bendi syndrome. [28]
  People :  Spock, Sarek, Sela, Jean-Luc Picard
  Species :  Romulans, Vulcans
 [29] The Enterprise visits a moon of Mab-Bu VI. Several crewmembers - Deanna Troi, Data, Miles O'Brien - are possessed by the personalities of prisoners placed on the moon by the Ux-Mal race. The prisoners attempt to possess the rest of the crew, but are thwarted. [29]
  People :  Deanna Troi, Miles Edward O'Brien
  Species :  Ux-Mal
Picture from 2368  [30] Data's head is discovered in a cave under San Francisco, apparently left there approximately 500 years before. Analysis of artefacts found near the head suggest that they originate from Devidia II in the Marrab sector. Whilst investigating the planet, Data discovers that alien life forms are travelling back in time to Earth in order to prey on the inhabitants. The android is thrown back in time to the nineteenth century. The Enterprise's senior crew follow him back in time. [30]
2369
Picture from 2369  [31] Data's head is severed from his body as he returns to the present from 19th century Earth. Geordi La Forge attaches the head found under San Francisco to his body successfully. The Enterprise crew is successful in destroying the aliens on Devidia II. [31]
  People :  Geordi La Forge
 [32] Data begins to experience dream states, a sign of development in his positronic brain. [32]
  People :  Doctor Noonien Soong
Picture from 2369  [33] A Borg vessel is detected in Federation space. The ship is discovered to be operating outside the influence of the Borg collective, under the control of the android Lore. Lore manages to disable Data's ethical subroutine and convince him to join forces with the Borg. He also captures several of the senior officers of the Enterprise also. [33]
  People :  Admirall Alynna Nechayev, Lore
  Species :  Borg
2370
Picture from 2370  [34] Dr. Beverly Crusher, in command of the Enterprise during the absence of Captain Picard, is successful in destroying the Borg vessel. Lieutenant Commander La Forge manages to reinitiate Data's ethical subroutine; Data disables and then dismantles Lore. [34]
  People :  Beverly Crusher, Jean-Luc Picard, Geordi La Forge, Lore
 [34] Data obtains an emotion chip from Lore. [34]
  People :  Lore
 [35] Data meets his 'mother', Juliana Tainer. [35]
Picture from 2370  [36] The Enterprise-D discovers an ancient D'Arsay archive. Systems on the archive affect the Starship's computers and replicator systems, as well as Lieutenant Commander Data. The crew are able to reverse the effects. [36]
  Species :  D'Arsay
Picture from 2370  [37] Barclay becomes the first sufferer of Barclay's Protomorphosis Syndrome. A treatment developed by Beverly Crusher creates the disease, which causes most of the Enterprise-D crew to mutate to animal forms. [37]
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, William T. Riker, Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, Geordi La Forge
2371
Picture from 2371  [38] Worf is promoted to Lieutenant Commander. Data installs the emotion chip he acquired from Lore. The Amargosa star system is destroyed by Dr. Tolian Soran. The Enterprise-D is destroyed whilst attempting to prevent Dr. Soran from similarly destroying the Veridian system. Captain Kirk is killed attempting to stop Soran. [38]
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, William T. Riker, Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, Geordi La Forge, James T. Kirk
  Species :  El-Aurians
2372
Picture from 2372  [39] Captain Picard is assigned command of the Enterprise-E. He takes many of his Enterprise-D crew with him. [39]
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, William T. Riker, Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, Geordi La Forge
2373
Picture from 2373  [40] The second Borg invasion of the Federation. The cube is defeated by a Federation fleet including the USS Defiant and the USS Enterprise-E. The Enterprise-E subsequently travels back in time to 2063 in order to prevent the Borg from creating an alternate timeline in which the Federation is never created. [41]
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, William T. Riker, Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, Geordi La Forge, Reginald Barclay, Worf Rozhenko
  Species :  Borg, Humans
2379
 [42] The Enterprise-E travels to Romulus to meet Praetor Shinzon. Shinzon attempts to destroy the Enterprise-E as part of a plot to launch a war against the Federation. Data is killed [42]
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, William T. Riker, Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, Geordi La Forge, Worf Rozhenko, Reginald Barclay
2385
 [43] Bruce Maddox and Altan Soong produce a massively complex quantum simulation to house Data's consciousness, made from a copy of the memories Data downloaded into B4 just before he died. [44]
  People :  Commander Bruce Maddox, Doctor Altan Inigo Soong
2399
 [44] Admiral Picard's consciousness is preserved in the same simulation that hosts Data's consciousness, allowing them to interact for the first time in 20 years. [44]
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard
 [44] Admiral Picard deactivates the simulation holding Data's consiousness ending his life, as requested by Data. [44]
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard


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References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 TNG 1 Datalore
2 TNG 1 Datalore Data said he was found 26 years earlier
3 TNG 5 Conundrum Date listed on his personnel record readout
4 TNG 5 Conundrum Assuming a 4 year course, note that this is inconsistent with Data's statement that he graduated 'class of 78' in Encounter at Farpoint
5 TNG 1 Datalore He states that he spent 3 years as an Ensign
6 TNG 1 Datalore He states that he spent '10 or 12' years in the Lieutenant grades. This presumes 11
7 TNG 7 All Good Things The episode makes it clear that the ship is launched very shortly before the Farpoint mission
8 TNG 1 Encounter at Farpoint
9 TNG 1 The Naked Now
10 TNG 2 Elementary, Dear Data
11 TNG 2 The Outrageous Okona
12 TNG 2 The Schizoid Man
13 TNG 2 The Measure of a Man
14 TNG 2 Pen Pals
15 TNG 2 Peak Performance
16 TNG 3 The Ensigns of Command
17 TNG 3 The Offspring
18 TNG 3 The Most Toys
19 TNG 4 The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2
20 TNG 4 Brothers
21 TNG 4 Legacy
22 TNG 4 Data's Day
23 TNG 4 Clues
24 TNG 4 Qpid
25 TNG 4 In Theory
26 TNG 5 The Game
27 TNG 5 Unification, Part 1
28 TNG 5 Unification, Part 2
29 TNG 5 Power Play
30 TNG 5 Time's Arrow, Part 1
31 TNG 6 Time's Arrow, Part 2
32 TNG 6 Birthright, Part 1
33 TNG 6 Descent, Part 1
34 TNG 7 Descent, Part 2
35 TNG 7 Inheritance
36 TNG 7 Masks
37 TNG 7 Genesis
38 Star Trek : Generations
39 Star Trek : First Contact Geordi said the ship had been in shakedown for almost a year
40 Star Trek : First Contact Placed according to Stardate. This conflicts with Cpatain Sisko's mention of the recent Borg attack in the episode In Purgatory's Shadow.
41 Star Trek : First Contact
42 Star Trek : Nemesis
43 STP 1 Stardust City Rag
44 STP 1 Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2
Series : TNG Season 1 (Disc 3)
Episode : Datalore
Series : TNG Season 1 (Disc 3)
Episode : Datalore
Comment : Data said he was found 26 years earlier
Series : TNG Season 5 (Disc 3)
Episode : Conundrum
Comment : Date listed on his personnel record readout
Series : TNG Season 5 (Disc 3)
Episode : Conundrum
Comment : Assuming a 4 year course, note that this is inconsistent with Data's statement that he graduated 'class of 78' in Encounter at Farpoint
Series : TNG Season 1 (Disc 3)
Episode : Datalore
Comment : He states that he spent 3 years as an Ensign
Series : TNG Season 1 (Disc 3)
Episode : Datalore
Comment : He states that he spent '10 or 12' years in the Lieutenant grades. This presumes 11
Series : TNG Season 7 (Disc 7)
Episode : All Good Things
Comment : The episode makes it clear that the ship is launched very shortly before the Farpoint mission
Series : TNG Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode : Encounter at Farpoint
Series : TNG Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode : The Naked Now
Series : TNG Season 2 (Disc 1)
Episode : Elementary, Dear Data
Series : TNG Season 2 (Disc 1)
Episode : The Outrageous Okona
Series : TNG Season 2 (Disc 2)
Episode : The Schizoid Man
Series : TNG Season 2 (Disc 2)
Episode : The Measure of a Man
Series : TNG Season 2 (Disc 4)
Episode : Pen Pals
Series : TNG Season 2 (Disc 5)
Episode : Peak Performance
Series : TNG Season 3 (Disc 1)
Episode : The Ensigns of Command
Series : TNG Season 3 (Disc 4)
Episode : The Offspring
Series : TNG Season 3 (Disc 5)
Episode : The Most Toys
Series : TNG Season 4 (Disc 1)
Episode : The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2
Series : TNG Season 4 (Disc 1)
Episode : Brothers
Series : TNG Season 4 (Disc 2)
Episode : Legacy
Series : TNG Season 4 (Disc 3)
Episode : Data's Day
Series : TNG Season 4 (Disc 3)
Episode : Clues
Series : TNG Season 4 (Disc 4)
Episode : Qpid
Series : TNG Season 4 (Disc 6)
Episode : In Theory
Series : TNG Season 5 (Disc 2)
Episode : The Game
Series : TNG Season 5 (Disc 2)
Episode : Unification, Part 1
Series : TNG Season 5 (Disc 2)
Episode : Unification, Part 2
Series : TNG Season 5 (Disc 4)
Episode : Power Play
Series : TNG Season 5 (Disc 6)
Episode : Time's Arrow, Part 1
Series : TNG Season 6 (Disc 1)
Episode : Time's Arrow, Part 2
Series : TNG Season 6 (Disc 4)
Episode : Birthright, Part 1
Series : TNG Season 6 (Disc 6)
Episode : Descent, Part 1
Series : TNG Season 7 (Disc 1)
Episode : Descent, Part 2
Series : TNG Season 7 (Disc 3)
Episode : Inheritance
Series : TNG Season 7 (Disc 5)
Episode : Masks
Series : TNG Season 7 (Disc 5)
Episode : Genesis
Film: Star Trek : Generations
Film: Star Trek : First Contact
Comment : Geordi said the ship had been in shakedown for almost a year
Film: Star Trek : First Contact
Comment : Placed according to Stardate. This conflicts with Cpatain Sisko's mention of the recent Borg attack in the episode In Purgatory's Shadow.
Film: Star Trek : First Contact
Film: Star Trek : Nemesis
Series : STP Season 1 (Disc 2)
Episode : Stardust City Rag
Series : STP Season 1 (Disc 3)
Episode : Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2


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