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Old 06-03-2009, 12:15 AM
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McCoy was kicking around on the Ent-D at 130 as an active serving admiral, no problem there
but the 700 year old dog?

little more problematic, no?
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:42 AM
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but the 700 year old dog?

little more problematic, no?
cloned in the 47th generation
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:54 AM
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cloned in the 47th generation
that . . .

might just work
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:33 AM
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The writers should have named the Beagle after one of the other three musketeers, Athos or Aramis. This would have been the perfect way to let us, the audience, know that it was the same Jonathan Archer being referenced, but having a different pet Beagle. Does that make sense?
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:43 AM
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It's not out of the realm of possibility that Archer has named every one of his "prize beagles" Porthos, with regnal numbering to differentiate the various dogs.

It works for a lot of college mascots. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uga_(mascot)

Using that idea, and that assumption that Archer would probably not replace a dog until its death, the missing beagle could be Porthos IX.
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:04 AM
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what if it is porthos and let's just say that maybe porthos was suspended in a transpoter molcule just like scotty was before the Enterprise-D rescued have him. is this possibile?
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:35 AM
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what if it is porthos and let's just say that maybe porthos was suspended in a transpoter molcule just like scotty was before the Enterprise-D rescued have him. is this possibile?
I don't think that's possible, because the new movie is set 97 years after the events of "These are the voyages", which means Scotty wouldn't be born for another 61 years.
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:59 AM
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It's great great great great wa wa son of Porthos.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:09 AM
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Well, I think it's another beagle named Porthos Archer has by then. In the distant future, 140 may be average life span, or longer...

Heck 100 yeras ago or so, the average life span for a man was 60, for women 40. So longer life spans through understanding human physiology more and treament of now deadly diseases is not unreasonable in the future.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:18 AM
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In some ENT episode Archer mentions that he grew up with dogs, so it's quite natural that he got another dog after Porthos died and his last dog was obviously another beagle. Simple as that, and while (former) Federation President Archer would have been a more appropriate title than Admiral, the referrence might have been understood by fewer people.
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