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Old December 1 2012, 12:34 AM   #31
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Re: TOS/TMP set during the **23rd** century?

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A thousand stardates seem to be more or less a year, so it might have taken six years to ferment. Or then sixteen. Or twenty-six. Or one hundred and fifty-six. Note the absence of the "decade digit" in this 1000 SD = 1 y assumption, meaning that a 8300 stardate can very well be about fifteen years after "Space Seed"...

Were there a Romulan label on the bottle, Kirk couldn't read it, not even the date on it. The TOS heroes don't read alien languages all that fluently - Scotty and Chekov couldn't read Klingon in the following movie. No doubt the label is there for (illegal) export purposes.

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As evidenced on the original series, the Stardates progressed without what seemed to be any consistancy. The earliest stardates on the series started with a 1, while by the end of the show, three years later, they started with a 6.
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Old December 1 2012, 12:55 AM   #32
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A thousand stardates seem to be more or less a year, so it might have taken six years to ferment. Or then sixteen. Or twenty-six. Or one hundred and fifty-six. Note the absence of the "decade digit" in this 1000 SD = 1 y assumption, meaning that a 8300 stardate can very well be about fifteen years after "Space Seed"...

Were there a Romulan label on the bottle, Kirk couldn't read it, not even the date on it. The TOS heroes don't read alien languages all that fluently - Scotty and Chekov couldn't read Klingon in the following movie. No doubt the label is there for (illegal) export purposes.

http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/def...6d7b2d0e81.jpg

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As evidenced on the original series, the Stardates progressed without what seemed to be any consistancy. The earliest stardates on the series started with a 1, while by the end of the show, three years later, they started with a 6.
I thought the latest star date we saw was 5943.7 from All Our Yesterdays?
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Old December 1 2012, 01:37 AM   #33
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A thousand stardates seem to be more or less a year, so it might have taken six years to ferment. Or then sixteen. Or twenty-six. Or one hundred and fifty-six. Note the absence of the "decade digit" in this 1000 SD = 1 y assumption, meaning that a 8300 stardate can very well be about fifteen years after "Space Seed"...

Were there a Romulan label on the bottle, Kirk couldn't read it, not even the date on it. The TOS heroes don't read alien languages all that fluently - Scotty and Chekov couldn't read Klingon in the following movie. No doubt the label is there for (illegal) export purposes.

http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/def...6d7b2d0e81.jpg

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As evidenced on the original series, the Stardates progressed without what seemed to be any consistancy. The earliest stardates on the series started with a 1, while by the end of the show, three years later, they started with a 6.
I thought the latest star date we saw was 5943.7 from All Our Yesterdays?
Early in Season One the stardates started with a 1. Three years later would be early Season Four, when the stardates started with a 6.

And technically, the last stardate we saw was 5943.9.
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do you think they would have been better off with the 27th century time period
Unqualified yes.

It would have allowed for a more expansive back story. A more realistic spread of Humanity outward to the stars, room for multiple wars, slow incremental technological improvements. Especially with Humanity barely inching outward for the first century after discovering warp drive. The canon history of Trek has a lot happening in the hundred years between Archer and Kirk.

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Yeah, I've been thinking this works better after reading some of the James Blish TOS adaptions which has the show taking place around that time. It makes so of the weirded things from TOS that never got explained make more sense.

Case in point the planet from Miri went from Earth duplicate to a long since cutoff Earth colony on the usual earth type planet humans tend to colonize.
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Old December 1 2012, 10:34 AM   #35
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The earliest stardates on the series started with a 1, while by the end of the show, three years later, they started with a 5.
Umm, why do you think it would be three years later? It was a five-year mission, after all!

It cannot be three years, that much is certain: in the early third-season "Day of the Dove" (SD unknown), the interval between the episode and the late-second-season "Errand of Mercy" (SD 3198) is given as three years by the character Kang. It's at least four years in three seasons, then - and the stardates would nicely suggest it's actually five years and we saw the entire adventure.

As for consistency, following the rule that higher stardates establish later date creates lots of it. Say, Chekov is definitely onboard in "Space Seed" already, and thus may be among the people who flocked to see, touch and hopefully have sex with Khan. Saying that a thousand of the units amount to a year creates further consistency regarding the time intervals discussed. And it's even within tolerances to think that we witness the resulting roughly three stardates per day...

It's pure coincidence, of course. But so what?

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Old December 1 2012, 05:04 PM   #36
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Yeah, I've been thinking this works better after reading some of the James Blish TOS adaptions which has the show taking place around that time. It makes so of the weirded things from TOS that never got explained make more sense.

Case in point the planet from Miri went from Earth duplicate to a long since cutoff Earth colony on the usual earth type planet humans tend to colonize.
Right. In Blish's "Miri," the planet was 70 Ophiuchi IV (although he called it "70 Ophiucus" by mistake), it had been settled over 500 years before, and its architecture was "roughly like that of the early 2100s," which would put TOS in the 27th century. He says they're refugees from "the Cold Peace," a tyrannical era from his novel They Shall Have Stars, a prequel to the Cities in Flight series. One interesting thing about the Blish Trek adaptations was the way he worked in references to his own SF -- the Cold Peace, the Vegan Tyranny, Bonner the Stochastic, the Xixobrax jewelworm -- as if to imply that ST took place in his pre-existing universe.
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Old December 1 2012, 07:51 PM   #37
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One interesting thing about the Blish Trek adaptations was the way he worked in references to his own SF -- the Cold Peace, the Vegan Tyranny, Bonner the Stochastic, the Xixobrax jewelworm -- as if to imply that ST took place in his pre-existing universe.
Oh, so thats where that stuff was from. I thought it added a nice interesting history to the universe.
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