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STARDATES

 

The stardate system used in the Banshee Squadron stories is very simple and straightforward - no 'stardate calculator' program is required. Any fictitious date system that isn't comprehensible without a computer program is utterly meaningless to the reader anyway.

Here is how to interpret Stardates. The system is a continuation of the system invented by the producers of TNG, which was as follows:

  • The first digit was a '4'.
  • The second digit was the season number.
  • The last 3 digits and the decimal were semi-sequential made-up numbers starting with low numbers early in the season and working progressively higher as the episodes went on.

Therefore, the stardates for TNG Season 1 looked like 41xxx.x. Season 2 was 42xxx.x, and so on until 49xxx.x was reached. The next year was stardate 50xxx.x, and so on.

Year

Stardate

Season

2364

 

41xxx

 

TNG 1

 

 

 

 

2365

 

42xxx

 

TNG 2

 

 

 

 

2366

 

43xxx

 

TNG 3

 

 

 

 

2367

 

44xxx

 

TNG 4

 

 

 

 

2368

 

45xxx

 

TNG 5

 

 

 

 

2369

 

46xxx

 

TNG 6

DS9 1

 

 

 

2370

 

47xxx

 

TNG 7

DS9 2

 

 

 

2371

 

48xxx

 

 

DS9 3

VOY 1

ST:Generations

 

2372

 

49xxx

 

 

DS9 4

VOY 2

 

 

2373

 

50xxx

 

 

DS9 5

VOY 3

ST:First Contact

 

2374

 

51xxx

 

 

DS9 6

VOY 4

 

 

2375

 

52xxx

 

 

DS9 7

VOY 5

ST:Insurrection

 

2376

 

53xxx

 

 

 

VOY 6

 

 

2377

 

54xxx

 

 

 

VOY 7

 

 

2378

 

55xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

2379

 

56xxx

 

 

 

 

ST:Nemesis

 

2380

 

57xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

2381

 

58xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

2382

 

59xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

2383

 

60xxx

 

 

 

 

 

Banshee Squadron: Main Storyline

2384

 

61xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

2385

 

62xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

2386

63xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

2387

 

64xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

2388

 

65xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

2389

 

66xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

2390

 

67xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

For example, a stardate for sometime in February 2383 would be something like Stardate 60190.7. A stardate for November 2383 could be 60897.2. A stardate for July 2385 would be 62529.3.