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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old November 2 2012, 12:38 AM   #1
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Jack London in Time's Arrow

Was there a joke involved there?

Did Jack London ever say that an Albino man inspired him to writer?
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Old November 2 2012, 12:55 AM   #2
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Re: Jack London in Time's Arrow

Clemens "inspired" him to be a writer, in the episode. Not Data. In real life it's unlikely Clemens and London ever met. Though I do believe most of the "history" we hear of Jack in the episode (including living in SanFran and visiting Alaska) is mostly accurate, as well as his variety of occupations.
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Old November 3 2012, 07:51 PM   #3
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Re: Jack London in Time's Arrow

^Not to mention I think Clemens had only lived there as a young man.
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Old November 3 2012, 09:13 PM   #4
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^Not to mention I think Clemens had only lived there as a young man.
I think there's a slim window where they were both "likely" in San Francisco at the same time but it's unlikely the two every met, especially in not a significant enough of a manner for Clemens to inspire London to be a writer.
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