Were Picard and Crusher really that age-inappropriate? Nine years doesn't seem like such a shocking age difference.
I think it's nineteen years, isn't it? July 2305 and October 2324 respectively, according to Conundrum
. Although Nemesis
makes a fuck of that.
I was referring to the actors' ages, of course, since Star Trek timeline and character ages tend to be weird and confusing. "Conundrum" makes Picard retirement age by our standards, but since people in the 24th century can live up to at least 134, the age of 60 might be viewed as we would see the age of 45. And then you've also got aliens with their longer or shorter life spans to make it all even more confusing.