Oldest Star Trek Characters

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by bbjeg, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    Speaking of which.

    Guinan
    Soran

    Are also over 100
     
  2. Christopher

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    ^Guinan is significantly over 400, IIRC.
     
  3. BennyRussel

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    Odo, Laas and the rest of the Changelings

    The Organians?

    Senator Pardek of Romulus
     
  4. Captain McBain

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    The Douwd and The Guardian, assuming that the latter is a bonafide lifeform.
     
  5. ZapBrannigan

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    When Q was still in diapers, the Guardian of Forever had hair growing out of his ears.
     
  6. T'Girl

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    So if someone from Star Trek time traveled they might be considered to be one year old, or negative years old? That wouldn't seem to make any sense.

    Your age would be based upon your "internal time clock" wouldn't it?

    :)
     
  7. CaptPapa

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    I really do not know . . .

    This!
     
  8. Timo

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    Zek was the Guardian of Forever?

    In that sense, the trip to Big Bang in "Death Wish" would make Harry Kim one of the youngest people ever to have lived...

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  9. Metryq

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    Wouldn't Spock be the oldest TREK character? He's the only hold-over from the original pilot.

    "We like the pointy-eared guy, scrap everything else."
     
  10. ZapBrannigan

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    Yeah. Up until TNG premiered in 1987, STAR TREK had been the story of Spock. After they destroyed and replaced the Enterprise in the movies, Spock became the only constant across every production. He held that title briefly until "Encounter at Farpoint."
     
  11. Christopher

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    Actually NBC hated "the pointy-eared guy." They were afraid he came off as too satanic and strange. But Roddenberry fought to keep him. They also wanted to keep Jeffrey Hunter as the captain, but Hunter himself (or his wife) decided that wasn't going to happen. As for Number One, the network would've been happy to keep the character if she'd been recast -- they didn't like the nepotism and potential scandal of the producer casting his mistress in the role. But rather than admitting that, Roddenberry dropped the character altogether and found a different, less central role for Majel Barrett.
     
  12. dub

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    Yoda.
     
  13. Captain McBain

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    I thought the Q had always existed?
     
  14. bbjeg

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    Q (Quinn) from Voyagers "Death Wish" episode explain the Q were humanoid around the big bang but since time is irrelevant to a Q, they could have still always existed.
     
  15. Christopher

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    Uhh, no, I checked, and he didn't say that.
     
  16. Pavonis

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    Who can say? Maybe the Q evolved as biological beings on a planet millions of light years from the Milky Way a billion years from now. But when they developed their omnipotence, they've been able to travel from one end of the universe to the other, both in space and time, from the Big Bang to its final destruction. In a certain way, then, the Q could be considered to have always existed.
     
  17. mythme

    mythme Commodore Commodore

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    In "The Magnificent Ferengi", Ishka says that, after her cosmetic surgery, her lobes "haven't been this firm in over a century". So Ishka and Zek (who seems even older) are over a hundred years old.
     
  18. ZapBrannigan

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    But do we know how long a Ferenginar year is? It could be half an Earth year.
     
  19. Christopher

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    ^Star Trek usually defaults to assuming everyone uses Earth time measurements. Implicitly, the magic of television isn't just translating their speech into English, it's interpreting their time units as well.
     
  20. bbjeg

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    I found it here...
    http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Q_(species)
    I thought I read it somewhere else but I can't find any other source other than this one though it may have been on memory-alpha where I first (and only) read it.