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Old September 22 2013, 02:12 AM   #125
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Re: How much time passes between TMP and TWoK?

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It seems way easier to just place McCoy's arrival in 2266 after Doctor Piper's tenure as CMO than to retcon "The Menagerie."
If Crusher were asked how long she had served as CMO on the E-D, would she care to count the year (season 2) she was "on sabbatical"? Perhaps McCoy took a leave of absence and Piper was his replacement during that time.
Only if you really personally want to place Star Trek VI in 2291, otherwise it's easily a straightforward case that McCoy succeeded Piper as Enterprise CMO in 2266 and served in that capacity for 27 years before moving on in 2293.
I agree. Twenty-seven years is a pretty specific amount of time. If McCoy had said twenty-five years instead of twenty-seven, then I think that would be a lot easier to fudge, as a lot of people tend to round off when talking about how long ago something happened.

Of course, if he had said twenty-five, then the case for TUC taking place in 2291 would be a lot stronger! Personally, I agree that the launch of the Enterprise-B took place too soon after the end of TUC. The fanboy inside me kind of wishes that they'd set that portion of GEN in 2295, on the fiftieth anniversary of the launch of the original Enterprise.
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