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Old April 20 2013, 09:20 PM   #344
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Re: The operational status of NCC 1701-A...?

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Here, I'll admit to having to fudge, but I always though Morrow was talking about the age of the Enterprise since her refit (which would be fifteen or sixteen years) and rounded up for emphasis.
Except it must a lot less time than that since the refit seen in TMP.

TSFS happens maybe weeks after TWOK, which happens approx 15 years after Space Seed. Space Seed was in the first year of the 5YM (assuming a season = a year and season one is year one). The refit was launched to intercept V'Ger 2.5 years after the end of the 5YM.

Year 1 - 5ym starts, SPace Seed

Year 8 (or 7.5 to be exact)- Enterprise refit launched to intercept V'Ger

Year 15 - TWOK/SFS

So, by this reasoning, the refit was only seven years prior.
You just have to fudge in a way that's satisfactory to your view of the universe.
I agree 100%!

Khan had been trapped on Ceti Alpha V without access to any kind of time-keeping devices (from the looks of it) and in a perpetual sand storm. I figure he just didn't have an accurate way to gauge exactly how long he'd been there after Ceti Alpha VI exploded.
That seems to be similar to what Mike Okuda did in the Official Chronology, which is a generally valid way to see it. My only quibble with this is that Kirk independantly used the 15 year figure as well, so it wasn't only Khan who miscounted
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