How long do humans typically live in the 24th Century?

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  1. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

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    Although they don't actually go the full distance and confirms that it is Jonathan Archer. In fact, given that Admiral Archer is apparentally still on active duty, it kind of implies it's not him.
     
  2. robau

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    Good point. How do the ages work out had Archer had a child post-Enterprise?
     
  3. mos6507

    mos6507 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I think whatever the answer is, it probably won't excuse having Checkov in Renegades.
     
  4. C.E. Evans

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    The Archer in Star Trek XI could be either a grandson in his 70s or a great-grandson in his 50s, IMO. He may even have Jonathan as a first name.
     
  5. King Daniel Beyond

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    McCoy was the oldest TOS crewmember and was alive in "Encounter at Farpoint". Chekov was the youngest of the TOS crew, so...
     
  6. R. Star

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    Chekov just appears like he's going to play the role of the Admiral giving orders. So an extra at best. I don't see an issue with him being behind a desk giving orders.

    Is it campy? Sure as hell. But what do you expect? It's a fanfilm made by the hardcore fans at their own expense. It's to be expected. I personally think it's cool as heck, Koenig, Russ and so many others are jumping on board with this. I doubt it will be high quality at all, but it'll be some entertainment. I'm looking forward to this more than Into Darkness really.
     
  7. Chrono85

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    The 'Admiral Archer' mentioned in 09's Star Trek, is definitely the same Jonathan Archer from STE, as Bob Orci stated in an interview. Plus, he has a beagle, which is a strong hint that it is the same Archer :) I guess 140 isn't entirely unusual in the world of Star Trek, with healthier living, little to no disease, and some technologies to artificially extend life.
     
  8. t_smitts

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    Indeed. Archer seems too modest to name a son after himself, but I could see his son or grandson naming their own son in honor of him.

    Then again, there have been a few prominent political families with multiple generations with the same name. There's currently a Theodore Roosevelt V (technically he's actually Theodore VI) and an Aldai Stevenson V.
     
  9. robau

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    Adlai Stevenson :lol:

    What next, Spiro Agnew?
     
  10. t_smitts

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    Actually, the men with that name had some pretty impressive accomplishments.

    The first Adlai was Vice-President during Grover Cleveland's first term. The name skipped a generation to his grandson Adlai II, the best known of the bunch. He, of course, ran against Eisenhower and lost twice, but as UN Ambassador he's remembered well for busting the balls of his Soviet counterpart during the Cuban Missile Crisis (which would of course inspire that scene in ST6). Adlai III was a US senator from Illinois throughout the 1970's