How Close We Are In Time to ENT

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Enterprise' started by uttamattamakin, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Dtek

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    There is currently a private project underway to build a full scale NCC 1701 A. Although designed and powered vastly different from it's Science-Fi inspiration, this flag ship will be built for the purpose of gathering resouces for future missions. With lots of interest from mineral investors we have managed to collect a respectable amount of funding for development. We could use a lot of insight for the project so feel free to contact us if are interested in helping.

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  2. Discofan

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    Cochrane is already born and we know he'll live till the time of Kirk.
     
  3. Henoch

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    Thank goodness that the launch of the Nomad probe in 2002 went off flawlessly. :techman:
     
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  4. HopefulRomantic

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    ^^ Thanks to the unsung heroes of Dark NASA. ;)
     
  5. arch101

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    What I do think is cool is that, if I live to 100 as I plan to do, I will probably know someone who will live to 2150.
     
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  6. Prax

    Prax Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I hate to be that guy....but...

    Star Trek is not our future. We will not travel the stars at warp 5, or 2, or 1.

    Earth is your prison, but it is a nice prison.
     
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  7. Henoch

    Henoch Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    We need a prison break!
     
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  8. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Commodore

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    Well a great many of us will live to see warp 1!!! According to ST, that is, however let's hope they're not right about the war we have to survive before we can get there! I'll be 103 when Cochrane breaks the warp barrier, I'll be sure to listen to the news that day.:D
     
  9. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

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    ^^^^^^^^. I’ll be 116 on that date. More likely deceased, but why not fantasize.
     
  10. Greg Cox

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    See, this is why H.G. Wells was smart to set the world of the Morlocks and the Eloi in 802,701 A.D. or so.

    No chance of real life catching up with that anytime soon. :)
     
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  11. sekundant

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    Dr. Huber Zitt aka known as Dr. Enterprise calculated, if we keep the speed of development of technical process stable, we will be able to built the transporter exactly at year 2151! Sorry, only in German:

    https://www.waz.de/staedte/duisburg...nnte-das-beamen-moeglich-sein-id10453405.html

    Then remember these scene from Broken Bow:



    And when did it happen? Correct, 2151!

    If it is not a sign, I don't know what is a sign! :biggrin:
     
  12. Discofan

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    True. 2001, 2010, Back To The Future's 2015 are already in our past!!! This Year we catch up with Blade Runner (the original one), in three years it will be Soylent Green!
     
  13. Greg Cox

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    In theory, the Apes should have taken over by now, New York City should be a federal penitentiary, and robot boxers have replaced flesh-and-blood boxers ever since human boxing was abolished in 1968 . . . according to The Twilight Zone.
     
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  15. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Commodore

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    I remember one where there's an (unspecified) worldwide disaster and the only man left is solely interested in reading books (apparently all the buildings are still there even if the people are gone) and he breaks his only remaining pair of glasses! The episode ends with his despair! I saw it as a kid and wondered why he didn't just go to the nearest optical shop... I guess you shouldn't think too much when you're watching one of these.
     
  16. Tenacity

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    The Twilight Zone, starring the boxing coach from Rocky.

    He had a unusually thick pair of glasses (iirc), and your typical optical shop probably wouldn't have such a special prescription in their inventory, it would have to be special ordered.
     
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  17. Discofan

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    The guy had all the time in the world (literally). He could have made do with a magnifying glass and taught himself to carve lenses with the tools in the shop. If I could think of that when I was a kid then surely an adult writer could too.
     
  18. Greg Cox

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    You mean the Penguin from BATMAN, surely. :)

    But, yes, the episode is "All the Time in the World" starring Burgess Meredith, who appeared in several classic TZ episodes. And it takes place after a nuclear war (in the 1950s!) so most of the buildings have been reduced to rubble. He survives because he's in a bank vault at the time, so I guess we're to assume that most optician's offices were destroyed in the attack.

    And did they even have "optical shops" back in the 1950s? My memories are a little fuzzy, but I'm pretty sure that places like LensCrafters didn't come along until decades later. Back in the day, you got your glasses from your eye doctor . . . or so I recall.

    Meanwhile, the ep I was referencing earlier, "Steel," about the robot boxers, is set in the distant future of . . . 1974. :)
     
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  19. Discofan

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    A magnifying glass wouldn't be as practical as glasses but it would do the trick. You can find them everywhere, like say a haberdasher's shop.
     
  20. Markonian

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    Probably the closest thing we can get to a Trek future is “The Expanse”, sans fancy interstellar travel.