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Re: 7th *Heaven*?
Posted By: wintermute, on host
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2001, at 08:32:55
In Reply To: Re: 7th *Heaven*? posted by Zarniwoop on Thursday, September 27, 2001, at 08:19:18:

> I doubt it. Khan Noonien Singh was a superman - the result of genetic enginnering - who came to power briefly on Earth during the eugenics wars of the 1990s (I must have been down the Arsenal that day, because I completely missed them). As I remember it, Khan dies at the end of Star Trek II.
> Dr. Noonian Soong was a rather bright person who lived and worked on Omicron Theta IV. He looks no more than 110 at the very latest (assuming of course that the human lifespan has increased to an average of well over 100 to about 115-125), so it is possible that Singh managed to *ahem* when he briefly took over the Enterprise in 'Space Seed', and it does appear possible that Soong could be offspring of Khan except for one vital point - as I remember, Khan was rather unnaturally strong, but not unusually clever.
> Zarn"yes, I know far too much about Star Trek"iwoop

Strangely, I came to the same conclusion (at least the short form of it, which is "no"). But I always figured it was odd that two such legendary figures in Star Tek history had such similar names.

It's also stated that Khan's genetic modifications also granted him an unusually long lifespan, I don't see why that trait shouldn't be passed on to any putative offspring, which would explain why Soong was so well preserved for a man of his age.

And Khan was noted for his keen intellect as well as for is strength, though his strength is rather more visually obvious.

It's very difficult to conquer a post-industrial word using only brute strength, you know. He was a tactical genius, and had an intutive grasp for the unorthodox that was only matched by James T. Kirk himself.

winter"Wow. I could almost convince myself"mute

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