Spoilers TNG: Available Light by Dayton Ward Review Thread

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  1. thribs

    thribs Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 23, 2017
    No reason to stop since the Picard show is still 10 further years ahead.
  2. Jarvisimo

    Jarvisimo Captain Captain

    Jan 4, 2011
    It's 2389ish apparently, not 2399 as first advertised.
  3. thribs

    thribs Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 23, 2017
    So only 2 years after the Hobus incident. What is this “15 years ago” thing all about then? Insurrection was the only notable thing around him in 2374.
  4. Jarvisimo

    Jarvisimo Captain Captain

    Jan 4, 2011
  5. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    It's a very confusing comment, because Stewart says it's been exactly 19 years, as it has been in real life, since he last played Picard, on television. It's been twenty-five years since All Good Things aired, and seventeen years since Nemesis. Neither number fits, so it depends on how much weight you want to give to that "for the television series" caveat.

    Dates are easily screwed up, anyway. I remember Caprica had a twin set of timeline mistakes in the first episode which set up a pretty surprising twist at the end of its season.
    Specifically, the original pilot script was written as being set 52 years before the beginning of Battlestar Galactica, with young William Adama being eight years old. While that math is correct, 52 years was the figure given ins BSG for the beginning of the Cylon War, so that would mean the show would have to invent Cylons, have them become ubiquitous, and then turn violent essentially overnight. Someone realized that in production, so the show was bumped back to 58 years before the beginning of BSG. Simultaneously, they cast an older kid as young Adama, so he became twelve, rather than eight as in the early drafts (or two, as he should've been with the revised date).

    For the first season, we just considered it a weird retcon that Admiral Adama was now in his seventies rather than sixties, until Young Adama was killed off near the end of the season, and we found out the William Adama we knew is actually William Adama III, named for his dead half brother. Of course, that means that Bill is now three years or so younger than we thought rather than ten years older, but you can say he either lied about his age to join the military during the war, or that the title card at the beginning of Caprica was inaccurate and it actually starts a bit over sixty years before BSG. I prefer the latter, but either is fine.
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  6. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 24, 2011
    We'll probably fine out for sure next week at Comic-Con.
    But I think Patrick saying the 19 years after TV series was a mistake.
    Vegas last year they said it was 20 years after Nemesis.
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  7. Edward Jellico

    Edward Jellico Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 11, 2004
    Was the Vulcan security guard also killed by Dempsey? Obviously Ross and Steeby were killed but now mention is made of poor T'thas.
  8. Jarvisimo

    Jarvisimo Captain Captain

    Jan 4, 2011