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Sam Karns
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Posted: 30 September 2019 at 9:30pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Mr. Byrne, since we're on the same page TOS was set in the timeline of 22nd Century; when do you believe Zefram Cochrane discovered the space warp?  
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John Byrne

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Posted: 30 September 2019 at 10:42pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

STAR TREK’s timeline works best for me if the episodes are set in the late 2190s. So Cochrane having “died” as “an old man” 150 years earlier puts that around 2040. His “discovery” of the space warp would likely have been about 40 years before that, or 2000.

It was in all the papers.

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Sam Karns
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Posted: 06 October 2019 at 12:51pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Sir, where do you believe Cochrane was born, and from your perspective are there stories to be told from Alpha Centauri?
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John Byrne

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Posted: 06 October 2019 at 1:33pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

No matter how long I live, or where, it seems I will always be identified as Canadian. It matters not that I have been an American citizen* almost half my life, there are those who will not let me leave Canada where it belongs, in my Past.

For Cochran to be identified as “...of Alpha Centauri” then, to me, means he was born and lived on a planet of that star. Surely Earth would not have let go of him were it otherwise.

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* No, not dual citizenship, either. I’m a damn Yankee! (A Connecticut Yankee, no less!)

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Marten van Wier
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Posted: 11 October 2019 at 6:58pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Mr Byrne,

Would you have liked to have used Cochrane in a story?
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John Byrne

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Posted: 11 October 2019 at 7:16pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I did try to think of a way to do it without impinging on the end of “Metamorphosis”.
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