Confusing Question

We were at our usual weekly pub quiz last night. One of the questions was this:

Who is the current captain of the Starship Enterprise?

I have to confess being rather confused by this question. Given that Star Trek is set two hundred (or so – I’m not a big fan, I don’t know the details) years in the future, how can the word “current” possibly have any meaning?

The answer that the questionmaster accepted as correct was Jean-Luc Picard. Is there any way that answer makes sense?

As I understand it, he was last seen as captain in Star Trek Nemesis in 2002. But Jonathan Archer was seen as captain (of a far earlier Enterprise) until 2005.

I hate it when quiz questions are illogical.

One comment

  1. I guess, if you look at the Star Trek universe, and go forward in time to the latest captain of the Enterprise, it would be Picard. He’s further in the future than Kirk, and I don’t know any later ones.The next captain, helpfully, is Kirk – again, in the new movie being made :-)Agreed though, not a good question.

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