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Old June 14 2006, 04:58 AM   #18
Elder Knight
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Re: Star Trek Movie FAQ

Part III. Timeline

1. Wait a minute. Are you telling me a decade passed between TMP and TWOK?
  • Before I answer, TOS and TOS movie chronologies are the most hotly debated subjects. Continuing on. TMP is said to take place only two-and-a-half years after the five-year mission. TWOK is stated to take place 15 years after "Space Seed". So imagine the 10-year break Star Trek had in real life as happening between TMP and TWOK instead of between TOS and TMP.
I always found it helpful to imagine TMP as a 1971 movie to keep things straight. (Wow! Such great fx only "two" years after 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY!)
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