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Old December 14 2013, 01:55 AM   #27
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Re: Iraq and Libya in the Eugenics

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Dialogue in ENT made it seem as if the Eugenics Wars might have taken place in the 21st century rather than in the 1990s. Archer once referred to his great-grandfather fighting in North Africa during the war, so he probably would have to have been born in the early-to-mid 1970s at the earliest if the original date is still correct. Archer was, what, in his early 40s during ENT? So unless his grandfather was born late in his great-grandfather's life, and the same for Henry Archer and then Jonathan himself, the timeline seems a bit muddied.
The Augments trilogy specifically states 20th century in dialogue, which aired after Archer spoke of his great-grandfather in the Eugenics Wars.
Whoops, I completely forgot about that. Thanks for the correction. I guess we could just reconcile the two by imagining that when Archer said "great-grandfather" he really meant a more distant ancestor, but decided that "great-great-great-grandfather" was rather unwieldy.

Of course, that's not the only bit of inconsistent dialogue from ENT. In one episode Archer said his father died when he was twelve, and in another he said his father lived to see him through flight school!
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