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Lt. Commander
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# 6
11-01-2010, 07:40 PM
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It hit me not long ago that Zefram Cochrane was still alive in First Contact's timeframe. and some research showed at least one soft canon example of this
Cochrane is very likely dead. His appearance in "First Contact" was in the past (mid 21st century), and the last we saw of him chronologically was in the mid 23rd century. His survival that long was due to mitigating circumstances which disappeared after Kirk, Spock, and McCoy encountered him.

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We have at least an idea of most of the TNG crew's whereabouts.
Generally. Didn't realize Geordi had been married even once, though.

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There's less generally known about DS9 and Voyager's crews aside from Janeway, The Doctor, Seven, Kira, and Sisko.
Sisko's basically dead. Kira's apparently the new Kai. Ezri Dax resigned in protest over the lack of action on the Undine front; Worf cut ties to the Federation for the same reasons and is currently the de-facto head of the House of Martok. Quark's apparently left DS9 to pursue franchising; Odo's in the Gamma Quadrant with his people. Jake's gone on to become a reporter for the FNN. Rom's running the Ferengi Alliance; not sure what Nog is up to. O'Brien is running the Starfleet Corps of Engineers; the first non-com to do so. Bashir's fate is a total mystery, as is most of the Voyager crew; though Miral Paris shows up in a couple of missions in-game.

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But there are potentially some TOS and TOS-era stragglers out there.

One of those is M'Ress. Cryptic might not have access to her via the cartoons or comics but she was in the TNG era novels, which Cryptic seems to have some liberties with.
TAS is sort of a gray area when it comes to Star Trek canon - Roddenberry didn't seem to consider it as such, though apparently Paramount and/or CBS have come to conclude otherwise. They're also not following the "relaunch" novels all that closely. According to the relaunch novels, the Borg, for one, are gone, and Janeway is dead. In STO, the Borg and Janeway are quite alive.

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I think most sources have Admiral McCoy as dead. Kirk is dead in most takes.
Well, it makes sense, considering he was nearly 140 in "Encounter at Farpoint" (TNG).

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However, what sources there are seem to suggest Scotty being alive (and active) even after STO's timeframe
I think he's a little less active in this timeframe; alive yes, active, not so much. After all, he is over 140, with the body of a 80-90 year old. Even with 24th century medicine, when 80 years old you reach, move as well, you will not. :p

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Morgan Bateson (a TNG character from the TOS movie era, played by Kelsey Grammer, who as a fan seems to be quite liberal with allowing his likeness to be used in follow-up appearances) seems likely to be active.
He'd probably be an Admiral at this point, if not retired.

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It's unclear how old Cardassians live to be or if people like Dukat and Garak were contemporaries of Kirk, although I've noticed most fans seem amenable to Dukat at least being a veteran of the TOS era , at least as a young grunt, given that he looked the same when Kira was born as he did in DS9 and had a lengthy career that included some major demotions.
Dukat is, for all intents and purposes, dead. Garak is very likely living out his retirement from rebuilding the Cardassian Union in a quiet corner of Cardassia. Or perhaps even Enabran Tain's old residence on Awawath.

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Just curious who was alive in the TOS era that's around today.
Kirk: dead. As I said, they're not following the books series that closely. And you mentioned the fates of McCoy, Spock, and Scott. As for Uhura, Sulu, Chekov, Rand, and Chapel - well, until I hear otherwise, they're all dead too. Which means that, other than Mr. Scott, the TOS cast is essentially dead and buried. Ironic, no?