It may happen in five years, it may happen in 10, it may not happen in my lifetime, but it is going to happen.". Discovery takes place about 95 years after the events of Enterprise, with Capt. On the soggy land at the mouth of the river are grasses. The gap between the 1986 film Star Trek IV: the Voyage Home (2286) and the 1987 first season of The Next Generation (2364) is 78 years by this timeline, matching early press materials. The scientific analysis is ongoing, with the work of the team investigating the site detailed in a new documentary, "The Underwater Forest," co-produced by This is Alabama. Sir Alexander Fleming was a young bacteriologist when an accidental discovery led to one of the great developments of modern medicine on September 28, 1928. All dilithium in the galaxy suddenly went inert, causing a massive loss of life and the destruction of every ship and facility with an active warp core. That fits right in with what the trees themselves have to say about the world around them. Before it made landfall, Ivan raged through the Gulf as a Category 5 hurricane. Y154–159 – The events of the Original Series. Grass starts to decline and then cypress pollen starts to pop up. Becker specializes in fossils. "No matter the question you are trying to address, whether it is drought, or how an insect invasion influenced some trees, or a disease, you start by lining up the rings and cross dating the trees. Those buoys were ultimately ripped loose from their moorings by the storm. The discovery process will level the playing field so that if your spouse does have an advantage, you will be able to learn about it and protect yourself. DeLong said. Star Trek: First Contact firmly establishes World War III ended, after a nuclear exchange, in 2053, but with a body count of 600 million. Its version of the original series backstory is:[citation needed]. [55], The Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology and FASA, a publisher of the first licensed Star Trek role-playing game, chose to take the "Space Seed figure", adding a few years to make sure the events of the Original Series were in the 23rd century. And some of this is tens of meters in just 1,000 years.". "When we ran those samples through the band saw, you could smell the resin just like you were cutting into a fresh piece of wood today. So you are talking about a substantial amount of sea level change. Cypress doesn't tolerate saltwater intrusion. Archer. Its pilot, "Broken Bow", depicts first contact with the Klingons occurring much earlier than the Okuda chronology anticipated (it suggested a date of 2218, based on a line in "Day of the Dove", noting that dialog in "First Contact" makes this problematic – though the actual line in the episode referred to hostilities between the two, and in Enterprise Human-Klingon relations, while by no means friendly, clearly do not rise to the de facto state of war shown in TOS). By Adam Birt Lakes Region Weekly/American Journal (". Around the same time, the United Earth government withdraws Earth from the Federation, becoming fully self-sufficient and isolating the planet from the rest of the galaxy. In the real world, however, Star Trek is several decades the … [64], Season 4 of Star Trek: Enterprise involves a trilogy of episodes ("Borderland" "Cold Station 12", and "The Augments") related to scientist Doctor Arik Soong, ancestor of Doctor Noonien Soong, and his genetic augmentations of Humans. One morning around Independence Day 1947, about 75 miles from the town of Roswell, New Mexico, a rancher named Mac Brazel found something unusual in his sheep pasture: a mess of metallic sticks held together with tape; chunks of plastic and foil reflectors; and scraps of a heavy, glossy, paper-like material. And Mobile Bay was a forested valley, with a river coursing through it. And there are thousands of them, part of a vast and swampy floodplain forest. For the record, DeLong is talking about sea level rising or falling around 75 feet in just 1,000 years. Ambassador, The Aeon-type timeship is in active service during this century, (", Around the year 2958, supplies of Dilithium in the Milky Way started to dry up, marking the beginning of an energy crisis. In the episode "Bread and Circuses", Spock gives a death toll for World War III of 37 million. Same thing with when we sanded them down. 1980s spin-off material such as the Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology posit that Cochrane was from Alpha Centauri originally, and that a sub-warp ship the UNSS Icarus arrived at Alpha Centauri in 2048 to find he had discovered the theory behind warp drive. [61] This timeline has The Motion Picture in 2273, to account for the two-and-a-half-year gap between the end-date of 2270 established in "Q2" and the events of the movie. Behind them, further inland, begin the trees. His underwater film work has appeared in documentaries on the Discovery Channel and National Geographic TV. One of the things paleoclimatologists want to understand about this period is what was happening to different ecosystems. The chronology is complicated by the presence of divergent timelines within the franchise's narrative, as well as internal contradictions and retcons. The episode "Space Seed" establishes the Eugenics Wars, and has them lasting from 1992 to 1996. USM Gulf Park Faculty Members to Search Louisiana Cemetery Oct. 27 for Rumored Mass Grave Fri, 10/23/2020 - 17:06pm | By: David Tisdale. If you get saltwater in a cypress forest, those trees are going to die. He continued, "I'm looking at a lot of development, of people's shore homes and condominiums. The film skirted around the fact the actors had aged, supposing that only two and a half years had passed since the events of the TV show. From the time the trees died, a steady transition occurred in the pollen assemblage, ending with nothing but grasses typical of an estuary at the edge of the sea. That … In the last episode of the first season, the year is firmly established by Data, as 2364. European exploration - European exploration - The Age of Discovery: In the 100 years from the mid-15th to the mid-16th century, a combination of circumstances stimulated men to seek new routes, and it was new routes rather than new lands that filled the minds of kings and commoners, scholars and seamen. For Star Trek II, it was decided to acknowledge the reality of the aging actors, both by setting the film some 15 years after "Space Seed", and by having Kirk worry about getting old.[60]. It is heavily dominated by grasses That's the main story," said Reese, the pollen scientist. Commander Data but with a notably less advanced Positronic Network. ". He's found the bones of a woolly mammoth and other ice-age land animals during diving expeditions on the Atlantic Coast and is at work trying to find signs of extinct squirrel-like mammals that may have lived in the underwater forest. These trees sprouting from the sea floor off Alabama are so much older that they provide a window into a past that scientists are still trying to understand. ", The Skagarans abduct humans for use as slaves in their colony world. Thu, 11/19/2020 - 15:52pm | By: David Tisdale. In fact, the pollen record suggests the underwater forest was more like a coastal forest that you would find today in North Carolina, where winters are much colder than on the Gulf Coast. "To have this site, uncovered by a hurricane, of enormous stumps still rooted in the sediments that they were covered up in is a very rare and unique opportunity.". How was a bald cypress swamp responding to changes in sea level and it getting colder?" The film Star Trek: First Contact and prequel series Star Trek: Enterprise both revisit the early era. The battle results in the loss of 92,143 lives, the planet itself being considered destroyed as the stratosphere was ignited and the destruction of the rescue armada to evacuate Romulus. This table shows each TV series and movie, its year of release or broadcast, the year it was set in according to the prevailing Okuda chronology (see below), and the stardate range for that year. Star Trek: Discovery kicks off in 2256, ten years before the events of Star Trek: The Original Series. The Undiscovered Country-2293 (During Kirk and McCoy’s trial it is stated that McCoy was the ship’s surgeon for twenty seven years at that point, which considering him joining the enterprise sometime in early 2266 would place the film in the year 2293.) In other words, some of these ancient trees, growing in a forest eons before humans arrived, rivaled the redwoods in size. [58] This marked the first time an explicit future calendar date had been attached to a Star Trek storyline, and allowed fans and writers to extrapolate further dates. During several exploratory trips made by before any scientists had visited the forest, divers measured two trees that were 10 feet in diameter, with a circumference of close to 30 feet. Dauphin Island and the Fort Morgan peninsula on the Alabama coast were veritable mountains at the time, towering hundreds of feet above the surrounding landscape. Predating the arrival of humans in North America and the pyramids of ancient Egypt by more than 50,000 years, the trees discovered in the Underwater Forest date to an ice age 60,000 years ago, when sea levels were hundreds of feet lower, and the Earth was much cooler than it is today, with much of the water on the planet locked up in glaciers. (as referred to in, Several hundred humans are secretly abducted by an alien race known as the Briori and brought to the, A Vulcan scout ship visits Earth, according to a story told by T'Pol (presumably a true story as T'Pol examines a purse which was portrayed as used by her great-great-grandmother during the story; see episode entry). This dating system is followed by other spin-off works in the 1980s, including Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise. It will now be Gwinnett County government's turn to try and revive the site after county commissioners agreed to buy the 36-year-old mall from Moonbeam, with the exception of four They smelled fresh. [58] The pilot episode, "Encounter at Farpoint", also has a cameo appearance by Leonard "Bones" McCoy, who is said to be 137. He wrote and produced the documentary America's Amazon, which has been distributed to public schools across Alabama and is airing on PBS stations around the country. The episode acknowledges the issue only by featuring a model of Khan's DY-100-class ship on a 1996 desk. Then alder starts to pop up. At today’s Star Trek: Discovery Comic-Con panel, creator Alex Kurtzman teased that season 3 “will take place 1,000 years in the future” after the end of season 2. And it is going to return to this area that we are sitting in. In universe timeline chronological order Star Trek Enterprise (ENT), Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS), Star Trek: The Animated Series (TAS), Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG), and all 13 of the Star Trek feature films, including the three newest J.J. Abrams "reboot" films, or "Kelvin Timeline" based on the original series. DSSL is a critical thinking and aptitude-based quiz competition where students can go from representing their schools to representing their states in a nationally televised contest and win amazing prizes along the way! For a full listing of events in the Discovery Building, please visit A gap of 10 years passed between the broadcast of the last episode of Star Trek: The Original Series and the release of The Motion Picture. Numerous historical details of the devastating Eugenics Wars are discussed: the death of 35–37 million people; how Earth's governments could not decide on the fate of the 1,800 genetically enhanced embryos; and how Soong had infiltrated the complex and stolen and raised 19 embryos himself. Once the wood was dry, Harley was able to study it using standard dendrochronology techniques. In 1907, Ernest Rutherford and Thomas Royds demonstrated that an alpha particle is actually a helium nucleus. the events Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country take place in 2293, based on McCoy's statement that he had served on the Enterprise for 27 years, and his absence in "Where No Man Has Gone Before" The Kirk-era part of Star Trek Generations is set 78 years before 2371 (established by way of an on-screen caption), thus is set in 2293 and soon after Star Trek VI Some are older, some are younger, but they all overlapped while they were alive.". Several interesting properties of helium were discovered in the ensuing years. According to writer Ronald D. Moore, this was not an attempt at a retcon, but a mistake – when writing the episode, he recalled the already questionable "two centuries ago" line from "Space Seed" and forgot that DS9 takes place over 100 years later. In the Dendron Lab at the University of Southern Mississippi, studying tree rings present in multiple samples, Grant Harley was able to create a timeline that covered a span of about 500 years in the life of the forest, and he was able to deduce that the Gulf Coast was a colder and less hospitable place than it is today. In the aftermath of the attack, the Federation, unable to determine how or why the synths went rogue, bans the creation of synthetic lifeforms. "The sea is rising, just as it has in the past. That's what these results suggest. Star Trek: Discovery takes place about ten years before the original Star Trek series (which aired 1966 – 1969) in the original Star Trek timeline. Other With few ships and warp travel severely impeded, no explanation for what happened and the uncertainty if it will happen again, the. Around 3089, the Federation and Starfleet Command leave Earth for a new headquarters location. Warp 2 Barrier broken by Commander Robinson in NX, James T. Kirk is born aboard a shuttlecraft from the USS. Enterprise is set in the 2150s, and ties into the Cochrane backstory. Not many references set the original series in an exact time frame, and those that exist are largely contradictory. To answer another question, Discovery takes place in the same universe as every other Star Trek TV show and not in the timeline of the new Star Trek movies. Likewise, in the episode "Space Seed", it is said that the 1996 warlord Khan Noonian Singh is from "two centuries" ago. Raines and a team from the University of Southern Mississippi discovered the wreck in April of 2018, though it was not confirmed and announced until May of … Obviously, at one time, that area was like a modern cypress forest today. "But as you go back in time, it sort of transitions. That mud protected the trees from decomposition because they sealed them away from the oxygen-rich Gulf water. Then, by measuring how many inches of sediment separated that layer from the surface, and from the deeper layer where the forest lies, DeLong was able to calculate the age of the forest. This is the story continuity which includes the events of all the Star Trek television series and the first ten movies.. It can penetrate down through 9 feet of sediment, trap this column of dirt and bring it back to the surface. The film was written and directed by's Ben Raines, who also filmed the underwater sequences and organized the first scientific missions to the site. Scientists believe the trees were buried under layers of mud in an age when sea levels were suddenly on the rise. The designation Enterprise-based series are the series that featured the various incarnations of the starship USS Enterprise. Most WID events take place in the Discovery Building, though it is important to note that not all Discovery Building events are affiliated with WID. "In the top of that peat section, the pollen is mostly grass. Kristine DeLong, a paleoclimatologist at Louisiana State University, is expert in the climactic upheavals of the past. This is 10 years before the events on the original … "When you look at the chronology through this 500-year time period, the most recent growth for the trees, right around the time they all died, the growth really slowed down, which is quite exciting," Harley said. A Star Trek Chronology was published in 1993, written by production staff members Denise Okuda and Michael Okuda. He analyzed the deepest of the vibracores collected by LSU. Graduate School Announces Winners of 3MT Contest . With the help of Admiral Janeway, the USS. You have permission to edit this article. This timeline system gives the following dates[56][57], The Star Fleet Battles game was published in 1979, with a license only covering the original series. Greg Cox's two-book series The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh develops the idea of the Eugenics Wars in the context of real-life history by representing it as a secret history, and that the truth behind the various civil wars and conflicts in the 1990s was not generally known; Los Angeles, whose appearance in "Future's End" helped bring the war's existence into question, is portrayed as an EW "battlefront", the Rodney King riots being one such calamity. 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Dr. David Holt, far left, a geography professor at USM Gulf Park, will lead a team of researchers at the Holly Oak Cemetery in Pineville, La. The forest is predicting the future, and maybe a pretty unpleasant one.". The Kilcher family settled in an isolated community outside of Homer, Alaska 80 years ago, seeking a more free and simple way of life. Activists engaged in acts of civil disobedience in the form of non-violent protests including sit-ins, boycotts, and protest marches. Experience life off the grid as the Kilcher family works together to survive as homesteaders in the Alaskan wilderness. Roddenberry says in this book that the stardate system was invented to avoid pinning down the show precisely in time frame. Harley said that Delta tree was probably between 300 and 400 years old. has joined many of his adventures and published accounts over the years. "We're about 100 miles from the nearest shoreline, and we're pulling fossilized shark teeth from this modern creek. But we took some wood samples, sent them off to get radio-carbon dated, and surprising results: They were not able to date them," DeLong said. In essence, the underwater forest wasn't like a modern Gulf Coast swamp at all. The Eugenics Wars are described as a global conflict in which the progeny of a human genetic engineering project, most notably Khan Noonien Singh, established themselves as supermen and attempted world domination. But when I started to count how many of each type of pollen I found, it became apparent that different species were dominant.". The actor who played Cochrane in that movie, James Cromwell, was 56 at the time of the film's release. Divers collected samples that were used by scientists in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, for carbon dating, growth ring analysis, pollen analysis and more. Uncover the latest in science news and discoveries. The samples he analyzed were collected by a team of scientists from LSU, support divers from the Underwater Works Dive Shop in Fairhope, and the crew. They were under stress. The dates in the Chronology are consistent with the earlier Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual.[47]. Y126 – The Constitution-class is launched (an upgrade from the. Two years after the initial nuclear test, another was conducted in the same location. Becker has made a career of hunting for shark teeth and other ancient bones in Alabama streams. West signed a grant-in-aid with USM, but was declined admission to the school after the discovery of his 2015 arrest by athletic department staff members, according to a USM spokesman. Scientists believe this portion of forest was miles back from the Gulf shoreline at the time, as cypress trees cannot tolerate exposure to salt. Underwater, where there is no oxygen, there is no decomposition. From the vibracores, DeLong's team was able to find material from about 45,000 years ago that was recent enough to register when radio-carbon dated. The first episode of Discovery is set in 2255, 10 years before the start of Star Trek: The Original Series, whose three seasons were set between 2265 and 2269. For all of the scientists working with the underwater forest site, studying the past is really about trying to understand and prepare for the future. If I could match them together, that meant those trees were growing -- were alive -- at the same time," Harley said. More than half the state of Alabama at one time was submerged underneath an ancestral ocean that dates back to the time of the dinosaurs," Becker said. Now, let's imagine this river delta moving back, year by year, with the grassy fringe that is closest to the sea retreating ever northward as sea levels rise. Soong maintained that he himself and humanity in general had learned the lessons of the Eugenics Wars and should not continue to hide behind those events when there was progress to be made now that the technology had matured and was much more practicable. Predating the arrival of humans in North America and the pyramids of ancient Egypt by more than 50,000 years, the trees discovered in the Underwater Forest date to an ice age 60,000 years … Once the dried wood emerged from the fume hood, Harley was amazed. Harley, a dendrochronologist or tree scientist, took the lead in preserving and analyzing the physical pieces of wood collected from the seafloor. The Discovery of the New World Illustration titled 'Embarkation and Departure of Columbus from the Port of Palos', On His First Voyage of Discovery, On The 3rd of August, 1492. "We're in this period called Marine Isotopic Stage 3. Andy Reese, a pollinologist at the University of Southern Mississippi, specializes in reconstructing the environments of the past by looking at the pollen left behind by various plant species. That, Reese said, would likely be a very typical response to a changing climate, with a fluctuating sea level. In addition to browsing expeditions by year below, you can also browse expeditions by location or by topic. Becker said science provides such concrete proof of climate change and fluctuating sea levels that he fears the politicians of today are spending too much time arguing about what role pollution may have played in our current climate rather than focusing on how to get ready for the coming changes. Since the Chronology was published, it has been generally adhered to by the producers of the show. The fansite Memory Alpha thus places the final eight episodes of the season ("Human Error" through "Endgame") in 2378, with other sources following suit. Discovery of previously unknown Android named "B-4", a prototype android similar in design to Lt. At various points in the distant past, the rivers that today drain into the Mobile-Tensaw Delta ran south until they hit the Mississippi River, which in this ancient era made a sharp turn to the east in Louisiana and ran along the Mississippi and Alabama coasts toward the Florida Panhandle before entering the Gulf. However, the episode "Homestead" features a celebration of the 315th anniversary of Zefram Cochrane's first contact with the Vulcans, which would set the episode on April 5, 2378. [1] The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager television series, as well as the movies, have roughly followed "real time", and are set around 377 years after their release.