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    Mindless-droid
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    What do you think is the more interesting?
    Zefram Cochrane as portrayed in First Contact or the idea that he was our first contact as an Earth ship made the six year journey to Alpha Centauri as portrayed in the Star Trek chronology book from the late 70’s

    #47007
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    I prefer the original version and will never understand why they were allowed to overwrite him like that. First Contact wasn’t even a good movie so the messing about seems even worse.

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    The book has that the UNSS Icarus taking six years to reach AC. When they reached the system they were met by the AC’s space fleet and through signs and star charts showed them were they came from (no universal translator). The science officer later met with Cochrane and relied on mathematics to communicate it says Cochrane drew a circle its radius pointed to the circle then the radius and drew a symbol which the science officer recognized as pi and they opened communications that way going on to discuss Cochrane’s theory of warp drive. A lot more intelligent scenario then having him be an angry drunk in a post war world building a space ship in a missile silo :roll: and an interesting theory on how a first contact would evolve. I also think it fits Roddenberry’s vision closer then the movie.

    #47176
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    Hang on, so in that scenario, Cochrane is not human?

    #47219
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    Right he was from Alpha Centauri. The book states that firmly. In the book it says that they are very similar to humans except for slightly higher foreheads and their pinkies act as a second opposable thumb. The episode Metamorphosis states that he “left his home on Alpha Centauri” so I guess that’s what gave them the wiggle room to toss his background and make him an earthling.
    The book is so cool especially when it came out in the late 70’s because there was not much else only the series and the first movie I guess that’s why I have a nostalgic attachment to it and most of it still stands up well.

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