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Old May 22 2010, 08:22 PM   #270
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Re: Where did Spock go?

When Vonda N. McIntyre penned the excellent novelization of The Wrath of Khan, she "fleshed it out" to the point that it was a semi-alternate universe. One of the ideas she inserted was that Human cadets enter the Starfleet Academy at age thirteen, at one point Carol Marcus said she was afraid Kirk would have came and collect David when he was thirteen.

If the universe Spock originally came from had a similar policy, it might have been reasonable for Spock to expect a Kirk in the second half of his twenties to in fact to be in command of the Enterprise. Given a five year "head start" where Kirk was in his career in his early thirties in the TOS universe is where he was by his late twenties in old Spock's origin universe.

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