In all the series and movies, what is the earliest stardate mentioned by a character?

This question is specifically about a stardate spoken by someone visible on screen, just off screen or a voice over and not one seen (written on paper, visible on a screen, etc.) or spoken by a computer.

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    Why the restriction? – ThePopMachine Sep 16 '15 at 15:43
  • @ThePopMachine No reason in particular. I just wanted to narrow it down a bit. – camden_kid Sep 16 '15 at 15:57

Chronologically, the earliest is 2233.04, the stardate of Nero's arrival in Star Trek (2009):

Ayel: What is the current stardate?

Captain Robau: Stardate? It's twenty-two thirty-three zero four.

Star Trek (2009)

An earlier one is referenced in the Enterprise episode "Damage", but the stardate itself is not spoken aloud:

T'Pol: I discovered a set of coordinates embedded in the document.

Archer: It's not a star system.

T'Pol: There was another embedded number. A stardate, three days from now.

Star Trek: Enterprise Season 3 Episode 19: "Damage"

Finally, although the date it references is actually later than the one from Star Trek (2009), the smallest number given as a stardate is in the first episode of Discovery:

Burnham: First Officer's Log, Stardate 1207.3. On Earth, it's May 11, 2256. A Sunday.

Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Episode 1: "The Vulcan Hello"

Despite being a smaller number, the episode takes place about 30 years after Star Trek (2009); this is likely in reference to the stardates in the original series, which were invented willy-nilly by the episode writers.

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