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#1 Maltz

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

In Far Beyond the Stars, it's clear that Benny Russell lives sometime in 1950s America - but is there any indication as to exactly what year it's supposed to be when he writes about DS9 and has his breakdown?

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:27 PM

One of my absolute favorite DS9 eps but I could find no hint of exactly when. I don't remember any cars that might be in the background though. I'll have to try to watch it again.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:25 PM

I'm not entirely sure, but I think a date does get shown on the cover of one of the magazines briefly in FBTS. Worth looking through the screencaps if there's enough of a close-up.

Edit: Just had a quick look, couldn't see anything quite high-def enough but these seem to be the closest I could find.

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Dunno if that helps. :)

Edited by Tone720, 15 March 2012 - 11:35 PM.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:41 PM

I imagine it was not specified. I'd say 1955 just because it's smack in the middle of the time period.
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:54 AM

according to the star trek:DS9 companion sisko arrives in 1950's Manhattan

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:39 PM

The main picture of Benny Russel on Memory Alpha is of the "Far Beyond The Stars" episode and it says it's from 1953. I don't know how reliable that is though.
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:00 PM

Thanks Tone 720. All but one of the cars in the photo are 1940s vintage up possibly through '49. The powder blue car bahind the bus looks like a '50 or newer GM model but that is only a best guess, not a certainty. That would seem to confirm early '50s for the episode..
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:31 PM

Never realised Memory Alpha had a date on it, but then I checked on the page for the episode, not Benny's page. Good find, and seems to fit. MA is probably one of the more reliable sources for this kind of thing.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 02:36 PM

Unless it has a source though I would take that with a grain of salt.


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