Tips for a First Rate First Contact Day
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Join Date: Jun 2012
02-02-2013, 08:12 PM
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It's been a while since I watched First Contact, but that was not exactly the impression I got. From the Statue commentary, it sounded like the area was built up. I agree the silo would have been preserved, and presented as a museum. I doubt most of the structures in the area would have lasted 400 years, and I don't think the bar, etc. was preserved. There was no name to the bar as far as I could tell. I agree the landing spot would have been marked. Dunno about a dummy ship, seems a little cheesy for the feds. Maybe a decommissioned old ship, donated by the Vulcans?
I don't think we'd do it, but I kind of like the idea of details being lost/changed over the corresponding 400 years (obviously, the enterprise crew could correct a lot) but I always wonder when I go to a "historic site" how much is wrong/tweaked etc. (i.e. the preservation of the image of Cochrane as a classic humanitarian, not a money grubbing drunk.)
There's an episode of Enterprise where Cochrane is giving a speech in front of that area and they watch it on some historical monitor. You can see the statue and the area built behind him.