This is an easy little exercise explaining why "nitpicking" is an activity which only serves to confuse the true, encyclopedic facts we strive for in this database. Can you spot the problem with the broad, sweeping declaration about the mistakes made?
- In an episode set in 1961, John F. Kennedy was mentioned to be beginning a four-year term as President of the United States. However, in an episode set in 1964, Lyndon Johnson was mentioned to be President. The producers obviously forgot that they had already mentioned that Kennedy was in that role. There's really no other explanation besides inattention by TV writers to try an reconcile one man being president during another man's term.
- Just playing devil's advocate here, but maybe JFK in the Star Trek universe did start a four-year term in 1961, but it was interrupted sometime in 1964, somehow resulting in Johnson becoming President in that year? I don't think any canon evidence exists that Kennedy completed the full four years. Being an ignorant Canadian, I don't know how that would happen IRL with all the legality, but anything was/is possible in Star Trek, just a matter of how far speculation is accepted as being the "best" way to rationalize the inconsistency. - Intricated 22:07, 20 April 2006 (UTC)
- Yeah, that's true... perhaps... he was shot in the head in 1963 and vice-president Johnson became president?
- BTW, considering this is a user page, not a talk page, this discussion should perhaps be moved? Although it proves the original point made by Mike quite nicely... ;) -- Cid Highwind 22:19, 20 April 2006 (UTC)