Originally Posted by jla1987
If you have some time (if not, just skim through)... please read this: http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/in...tory-earth.htm
I would like to hear some thoughts on the timeline of the Trek universe regarding Khan and the Eugenics Wars. I generally tend to think that the Eugenics Wars took place in the 1990's, but some do not. Anybody here think that the Eugenics Wars and WWIII were, somehow, the same war?
I never took them to be - the Eugenics wars were clearly supposed to have taken plave in the 1990s (Space Seed) and World War III was clearly set in the early to mid 21st Century (Encounter at Farpoint, First Contact).
It's just the problem of creating 'Future History' in a TV show.
Originally Posted by Captain Tom Coughlin
Exactly, the story makes more sense if you just look at it the way it was intended when first written in the 60's, as the not so distant future.
You can argue all of Prime universe Star Trek is an alternate universe even before the new film came along to rationalise it if one chooses to.