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I guess I should say SPOILER ALERT if you haven't seen Star Trek Generations or the reboot films.

In the movie Star Trek Generations, Captain Kirk and Captain Picard meet to defeat Soran. According to the wiki, Kirk captains the Enterprise-B in year 2293 and Picard captains the Enterprise-D in 2371 (78 years later).

Would Captain Kirk have been alive when Picard was alive if he had not gone into the Nexus (per Star Trek Generations)?

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    What is unclear about "Would Kirk have been alive when Picard was alive?" – Chrismas007 Jan 16 '15 at 20:59
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    @Chrismas007 - If five people in a row think a question is unclear, it's usually a good sign that the question is unclear. – Valorum Jan 16 '15 at 21:10
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    @Richard i thought his original was unclear, but hes right about wondering whats unclear about asking if kirk would have still been alive when picard was alive, im not sure how much clearer it can be asked. – Himarm Jan 16 '15 at 21:13
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    @Richard LMK when we ban trivia from the site. – user1027 Jan 16 '15 at 21:30
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    Why is the “within the reboot films…” paragraph here? What does the question have to do with the reboot? – bdesham Jan 16 '15 at 21:37
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Admiral Dr. McCoy inspects the Enterprise D in the first episode of TNG, he is 137 years old at this point. So I hazard to guess if nothing had happened and Kirk lived a long life he would have possibly been alive when Picard was captain of the Enterprise.

Kirk would have been 72 when Picard was born, so its also not unreasonable that Picard could have meet Kirk as a child, or first entering StarFleet.

Also as ThePopMachine mentions, Dr. McCoy is older then Kirk anyway, which would give Kirk more leeway in age if Dr. McCoy was at the extent of human life expectancy.

  • (also, of course, in Star Trek, anything is possible, so obviously the answer is yes.) :) – ThePopMachine Feb 4 '16 at 15:20

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