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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old November 29 2012, 01:55 PM   #16
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Re: Your grandfather was in diapers....???

That doesn't even come close to the 22 years Picard had on the Stargazer,
To nitpick, we have no reason to think that Picard was the captain of that ship for 22 years. That number of years never appears in any onscreen dialogue or anything. For all we know, Picard was the skipper for three years only, before losing the ship to the Ferengi.

Similarly, we don't know how long before his famed days of captaincy Jim Kirk actually started serving aboard starships. And the last movie shows him saving the day while technically still at the Academy; perhaps he did comparable things in the original timeline as well - where he would have been younger still?

Of course, Kirk also saved the day in the 1930s, giving him quite a head start over Picard! Admittedly, Picard went all the way back to the day life was born on Earth in "All Good Things...", but rather than save anything, he managed to prevent life from being born!

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Old November 29 2012, 05:20 PM   #17
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Of course it's not impossible, but there's no reason to stretch things just to ensure every single word spoken by every single character is always 100% literal and accurate. It's thinking like that which leads to people always assuming characters mean something happened exactly one hundred years to the day every time they say something happened "a century ago."
Exactly . . . as I've said a million zillion times before.

Everybody and his brother has known that since the dawn of time.
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Old December 3 2012, 08:21 PM   #18
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I agree that Kirk was speaking figuratively.

But what if, for the sake of arguing, he meant, "Hey, pal! I've done stuff that'd make your grandfather crap his pants."
Big whoop. Picard has, too.
... And now I'm getting a mental image of the scene segueing into an Epic Rap Battles of History.
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Old December 7 2012, 05:50 AM   #19
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^ You aren't the only one!
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Old December 8 2012, 05:05 PM   #20
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Figure. Of. Speech!
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Old December 8 2012, 10:53 PM   #21
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Figure. Of. Speech!
Thanks, Trekker. Nobody else had come to that conclusion yet.
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