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Old August 1 2014, 03:22 AM   #76
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Thirty plus years is a very long time! It's long enough to be the captain of five or six consecutive ships... It's hard to believe that after such a long time doing nothing, they gave him the command of the most advanced ship in star fleet. That wouldn't make much sense.
The 30-plus years thing is one of those writers' accidents: the TNG writers' guide said that he'd commanded the Stargazer with immense success for 22 years, implying it was immediately prior to TNG, and the reason why he'd been given the Enterprise.
Then 10-ish episodes in, The Battle established that Stargazer was lost nine years before TNG, but the 22-year line in the guide remained in and was assumed [even if the writers had wanted to change it, the writers' guide was out there in fandom], even if it was maybe never explicitly mentioned onscreen (think it was, but without checking I may be transferring my fanon assumptions...).
Hence the later hints that maybe Picard took over as Stargazer CO in some emergency that killed his superiors, and all that, which would have made him Stargazer's acting CO very very young, but not necessarily a captain in rank until Starfleet confirmed it and promoted him.

I could see his Stargazer career going something like
Lt-Cdr Picard, Second Officer (newly promoted and transferred)
Lt-Cdr Picard, acting Captain (following deaths of captain and first officer).
Commander Picard, confirmed as Captain by Starfleet in view of recent service and promoted accordingly (given that a small ship like Stargazer could be COed by a commander).
Captain Picard, CO Stargazer, promoted after several years of exemplary service in that role.
And then, eventually, Captain Picard, mandatory court martial for loss of USS Stargazer pending...
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Old August 1 2014, 08:07 AM   #77
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I imagine Geordi lives there (On Mars) with her & their family, ...
Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids.




In fact, it's cold as hell.
(The old guy got it.)
Actually, studies show that with a proper atmosphere ( with a greenhouse effect inducing layer above), the equatorial region should be mild and therefore quite livable. That's assuming that we could terraform Mars, which in the Star trek universe we did.
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Old August 1 2014, 08:26 AM   #78
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Just add gravity plating at all will be fine.
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Old August 1 2014, 12:14 PM   #79
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Re: Picard's age:

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Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids.




In fact, it's cold as hell.
(The old guy got it.)
Actually, studies show that with a proper atmosphere ( with a greenhouse effect inducing layer above), the equatorial region should be mild and therefore quite livable. That's assuming that we could terraform Mars, which in the Star trek universe we did.
Geordi, Leah and family are said to live on Rigel III.
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Old August 2 2014, 01:56 AM   #80
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Re: Picard's age:

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Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids.




In fact, it's cold as hell.
(The old guy got it.)
Actually, studies show that with a proper atmosphere ( with a greenhouse effect inducing layer above), the equatorial region should be mild and therefore quite livable. That's assuming that we could terraform Mars, which in the Star trek universe we did.
Alright, buddy, you asked for this...!

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Old August 2 2014, 10:13 AM   #81
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Oh dear God...

*Collapses*

Although I did click one of the other videos that pops up on the screen after that finished, and found this...

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Old August 2 2014, 04:19 PM   #82
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Re: Picard's age:

Kobayshi Maru wrote: View Post
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Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids.




In fact, it's cold as hell.
(The old guy got it.)
Actually, studies show that with a proper atmosphere ( with a greenhouse effect inducing layer above), the equatorial region should be mild and therefore quite livable. That's assuming that we could terraform Mars, which in the Star trek universe we did.
I think it's gonna be a long long time...til Kobayshi Maru gets the joke.
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Old August 2 2014, 04:54 PM   #83
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In fact, it's cold as hell.
(The old guy got it.)
Actually, studies show that with a proper atmosphere ( with a greenhouse effect inducing layer above), the equatorial region should be mild and therefore quite livable. That's assuming that we could terraform Mars, which in the Star trek universe we did.
I think it's gonna be a long long time...til Kobayshi Maru gets the joke.
Nice try Einstein, but had you taken the time to look around before opening your fly trap you'd have noticed that your friend has displayed the video clip already.

It looks like it's been a long long time since you've said anything above mediocre.

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Old August 2 2014, 05:35 PM   #84
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Archer becomes an Admiral after Enterprise and later becomes President of the Federation.
Didn't he die the day after the Enterprise NCC-1701's commissioning?
The day after Archer transferred his consciousness into Portos body, Scotty killed him in a transporter experiment.

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Picard took over the command of the Stargazer around 2334. Cause there is no mention of a First Officer being kill? Picard himself would had been first Officer.
Picard: " I was remembering being at the helm of the Stargazer. A manoeuvre was being made. We were hit. "

Later, "I did what any good helmsman would have done. "

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Old August 2 2014, 05:49 PM   #85
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Actually, studies show that with a proper atmosphere ( with a greenhouse effect inducing layer above), the equatorial region should be mild and therefore quite livable. That's assuming that we could terraform Mars, which in the Star trek universe we did.
I think it's gonna be a long long time...til Kobayshi Maru gets the joke.
Nice try Einstein, but had you taken the time to look around before opening your fly trap you'd have noticed that your friend has displayed the video clip already.

It looks like it's been a long long time since you've said anything above mediocre.
Why such hostility?
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Old August 2 2014, 05:58 PM   #86
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I think it's gonna be a long long time...til Kobayshi Maru gets the joke.
Nice try Einstein, but had you taken the time to look around before opening your fly trap you'd have noticed that your friend has displayed the video clip already.

It looks like it's been a long long time since you've said anything above mediocre.
Why such hostility?
I could ask you the same.
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Old August 2 2014, 06:25 PM   #87
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Nice try Einstein, but had you taken the time to look around before opening your fly trap you'd have noticed that your friend has displayed the video clip already.

It looks like it's been a long long time since you've said anything above mediocre.
Why such hostility?
I could ask you the same.
Mine was a joke, nothing hostile. Nor did it contain any actual insults. Your's could be viewed as a violation of the board rules.
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Old August 2 2014, 07:48 PM   #88
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Why such hostility?
I could ask you the same.
Mine was a joke, nothing hostile. Nor did it contain any actual insults. Your's could be viewed as a violation of the board rules.
You are the one violating the rules. You implied that I was stupid and I responded by a joke. Your deliberate interpretation of my joke as a violation of the rules is aggressive therefore in violation of the rules.
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Old August 2 2014, 07:50 PM   #89
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Re: Picard's age:

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I could ask you the same.
Mine was a joke, nothing hostile. Nor did it contain any actual insults. Your's could be viewed as a violation of the board rules.
You are the one violating the rules. You implied that I was stupid and I responded by a joke. Your deliberate interpretation of my joke as a violation of the rules is aggressive therefore in violation of the rules.
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Old August 2 2014, 07:58 PM   #90
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Mine was a joke, nothing hostile. Nor did it contain any actual insults. Your's could be viewed as a violation of the board rules.
You are the one violating the rules. You implied that I was stupid and I responded by a joke. Your deliberate interpretation of my joke as a violation of the rules is aggressive therefore in violation of the rules.
What I am saying is that everything you want to accuse me of, applies to you as well.

Why do you call people stupid at the drop of a hat? That's something you should think about.
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