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Old September 27 2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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So I'm reading Dark Victory "by" Shater and the Reeves-Stevens and there's a point on the Heiseberg where Captain Radison recreates the quake and tsunami that destroyed Malibu California on April 26, 2005.

That's EXACTLY four months off from the December 26 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami that actually DID hit.

What other Future History have the Trek books revealed?
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Old September 27 2012, 03:57 PM   #2
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Hmm, I wouldn't call "exactly four months off" much of a hit, especially when it gets the location completely wrong... Tsunamis aren't all that rare, and the Boxing Day one was notorious mainly for hitting a popular tourist resort in addition to all those regions nobody much cares about.

An earthquake-tsunami that sinks part of California is actually an onscreen fact from VOY "Future's End", first aired in 1996. Although it was said to have taken place in 2047... One wonders if the Reeves-Stevenses just got the year wrong when writing Dark Victory three years later.

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Old September 27 2012, 07:32 PM   #3
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Legate Damar wrote: View Post
What other Future History have the Trek books revealed?
Well you name one and get us started
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Old September 27 2012, 07:41 PM   #4
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What other Future History have the Trek books revealed?
The Lost Era: The Sundered by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin established that by the 2030s, many of the autocratic governments in the Middle East had become democratic and united under the banner of the Muslim Bloc (shades of the Arab Spring?); that in the early 2030s, an asteroid impact threatened all life on Earth before the United States, European Union, Muslim Bloc, and Eastern Coalition pooled their resources and diverted these asteroids' orbits, placing them in Earth orbit and deriving many exotic resources such as dilithium from them which were later used by Zefram Cochrane in his first warp drive; and that World War III began on 1 May 2053, the "May Day Horror," during which nuclear weapons were detonated over cities such as London, New York, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Mecca, Riyadh, Karachi, and New Delhi, killing half a billion people instantly.

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Hmm, I wouldn't call "exactly four months off" much of a hit, especially when it gets the location completely wrong... Tsunamis aren't all that rare, and the Boxing Day one was notorious mainly for hitting a popular tourist resort in addition to all those regions nobody much cares about.
No, the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004 was notorious for killing a quarter-million people and being the sixth-deadliest natural disaster in recorded history.
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