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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.