Re: TOS/TMP set during the **23rd** century?
While TWOK opens with the words in the 23rd century, how does TMP anchor itself in that century? I mean the movie itself, not the advertising.
Decker does give us that voyager six was launched more than
three hundred years ago, and Kirk indicates it was from the late
20th century, which could easily mean that TMP is set in the early 24th century.
Since the two Voyager probes launched in 1977 (Voyager I
and Voyager II
), it would be safe to assume that the fictitious Voyager VI launched in that time frame as well. 1977 + "more than 300 years" would suggest at least 2277+; So it's not too hard to extrapolate late 2270's or 2280s from that.
"The way that you wander is the way that you choose. / The day that you tarry is the day that you lose. / Sunshine or thunder, a man will always wonder / Where the fair wind blows ..."
-- Lyrics, Jeremiah Johnson's theme.