On Thu, 4 Oct 2001, Matthew Pearson wrote: > Different OT question, same thread: I haven't seen the show yet, and > I'm wondering, have they kept the World War III scenario from the > "First Contact" movie (Earth, politically and technologically crippled > by a Third World War, makes first contact with the Vulcans after > whats-his-name invents a warp drive)? If so, when is the show > supposed to take place vis a vis that timeline--shortly thereafter, a > few years thereafter, a century thereafter? I recall Archer saying that poverty etc. had been wiped out on Earth in 2 or 3 generations. Presumably, First Contact is about 80 years in the past from his perspective. Padraic. > Matt.