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Star Trek Voyager - Sulu
In the episode "Tattoo" Chakotay says that Captain Sulu sponsored him for entrance to Starfleet Academy. If this was true, Sulu would be 127 years old. It could not have been his daughter (as seen in Generations) because he calls Sulu a "he".
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Dylan Rush on 02-20-2000
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Rodin writes:
People already live to 100 years old today, why don't you think they couldn't live past 127 in the future
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TheBlast00 writes:
Okay, allow me to inform everyone about the lifespan/crew still alive controversy. According to a Star Trek novel based on life in the ST world, I read that the majority of humans live to be in the base of 130-140 years old without live supporting machines. In that case, they could live to well in their 150s. In Spock's case, he lives about 50 more years then that so about 200. Now to settle the who is/who not alive/what are they doing now argument, here we go. Spock is alive and serving as a diplomat to the Romulains to convert them to Vulcan beliefs. Sulu is a Captain on some ship. (I forget which) Chehcov(sp?)is a commander on a ship. (Again name escapes me.) Scott is a retired Captain who is now an advisor to Starfleet. McCoy is an Admiral who retired but then went back to active duty. Kirk is dead as far as "Generations" goes. As for Uhura, I have heard she went back to the United States of Africa, but I can't be certain. If any other answers are needed please ask. (And to settle something quick, I am not a "Trekkie" I just happen to know a few people who are. Scary thought huh? Dressing like Klingons and Vulcans and... Never mind.)
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Dom writes:
...and re: "Encounter at Farpoint" (the pilot film for Star Trek - The Next Generation), where Data comments to Admiral McCoy that he is 137 years old. Data, of course, renders the age much more precisely!
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Jibbles writes:
Who says Sulu didn't have a son afterwards, or a grandson.
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Accuracy writes:
Antipilor, your statement is intelligent, but wrong. The warp drive's workings make it so to the people they are not traveling faster than the speed of light, they are traveling at a slower speed through a different dimension. But, their constant presence at very high but sublight speeds on a ship would tend to have the effect Einstein described. For my favorite rendering of this. read the Ender series by Orson Scott Card.
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Johlmri writes:
>Well if you think about it one of Einstein's theories is that a man traveling >at the speed of light would age much slower than a man who lives on earth. So >they are traveling well beyond the speed of light in warp and in theory would >age MUCH slower. Einstein's theories actually say that someone traveling infinitesimally close to the speed of light would age more slowly. His theories also state that it's impossible for anything to travel at the speed of light or faster. Therefore warp speed must be some utterly different kind of propulsion that somehow gets around Einstein's theories. The relativity principle does not apply. Sulu must've aged some other way. My guess is he was just old (or maybe he had a son we were never introduced to?)
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Antipilor writes:
Well if you think about it one of Einsteins' theories is that a man traveling at the speed of light would age much slower than a man who lives on earth. So they are traveling well beyond the speed of light in warp and in theory would age MUCH slower.
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Shawn writes:
Einstein's theory suggests that people age more slowly while approaching the speed of light in NORMAL space. In order for a ship to move faster than light, the ship's engines must create a bubble of WARPED space. Thus, the effects of traveling at high speeds is canceled out, and the aging process is not effected... If Sulu is alive at this extreme age, it's due to advances in medical technology.
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jipsydude writes:
macoy is the oldes living human whith out any temporal assistanc spock is a vulcaan who live much longer than humans and scotty was treped in a transporter patern buffer for 75 years but people live well into there 170s
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aj writes:
sulu could have had a son or more possibly be still alive. ther have been hints that sulu and picard knew each other
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morgan writes:
Spock is still alive, and McCoy, Checov, and all the other bridge crew of the original enterprise (except Kirk who died in generations) are still alive. The life expectency is moer like 120 in the future
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Launchpad_72 writes:
This was actually a misspeak by Chakotay, as it was indeed Sulu's daughter, and the story is delved into in detail in "Tails from the Captain's Table".
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T-2000 writes:
I agree, and seeing as TNG / DS9 and VOY are all based in the 24th century, it would be very possible for humans to be averaging about 150 years of age <:-0
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jake writes:
I have to disagree that people could not live to be that old. In an episode of Star Trek: Generations, Dr. McCoy and Scotty both come aboard the Enterprise-D when they are well over 100 years old.
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