Star Trek: The Next Generation
Early 24th century=A colony is established on Omicron Theta. This colony is self sufficient and focuses on science.
A man named Dr. Noonien Soong settles in this colony to continue his work on the positronic brain. We don't know much about Dr. Noonien Soong and neither does Data or Lore, except the fact that the man is refereed to as “Often Wrong,” and he is a robotics specialist. At the colony, the positronic brain is realized and Lore is created. Subsequently, Lore is disassembled and Data is created. Then, he is left out on a rock.
2338= the destruction of the colony on Omicron Theta by the crystalline entity
2364= Data is found by the crew of the USS Tripoli.
The Tripoli take Data back to Starfleet and assemble him. Data joins up and ends up on the Enterprise.
2364= The Enterprise investigates the remains of the colony on Omicron Theta at the request of Data.
The crew of the Enterprise finds Lore and reassembles him. Lore isn't nice. He has alined himself with the crystalline entity (for what motive?) Lore offers the Enterpise to the entity. Lore fails and is transported into space where he floats for three years until a Packlid ship finds him.
Meanwhile, Data goes on adventures with the Enterprise until 2367. Data is activated. He hyjacks the Enterprise and takes it to Terlina 3. Data and the audience, finally get to meet the elusive Dr. Noonien Soong. This guy is pretty old.
I wonder HOW old...
Well, when McCoy was on the Enterprise at Far Point is age was 137! Upon comparasion of the two characters, Noonien looks far more older and rugged than McCoy. But let's not jump to conclusions just yet.
IF Noonien Khan survived the Geneis Project to become Dr. Noonien Soong, We must examine what happened to Spock on that planet.
Firstly, we know that Spock was recreated as an infant and quickly grew into puberty, then adulthood. In essence, giving him a second childhood. But we also know that Spock's growth was caused by the planet itself. Is it possible that had Spock been removed in time, his growth would not have been so fast?
Secondly, what of Spock's “Soul” that Spock implanted into McCoy? Was it his soul? Or could it have been his personality? The sum of his knowledge and experience stored inside McCoy for safekeeping and HOW did Spock know to do this? There was no way for Spock to know about the protomatter used by Dr. Marcus. It is my belief that Spock didn't know about the possibility resurrection. I think he wanted to leave behind something for his friends and to help ease their grief.
Using this knowledge, we can assume that Noonien survived and he came back as a child. He was removed from the planet and the effects of the protomatter. So, it is also possible that Noonien got that second chance he always wanted. Spock doesn't get that because he is stuck on the unstable planet by Klingons. Spock comes back into the time line right where he left off.
So, Noonien and a few of his buddies have that new life. They almost have to raised all over again. Well, at least until puberty when their brains begin to develop fully. It is then possible that Noonien retains, at least, a part of the memories and experience from his former life. The people who are the “Parents” give him their last name which is Soong but keep his first name out of honor or reverence. He point of this is that Noonien can go anywhere, be anybody he wants, and Starfleet will never know. Noonien could go into Starfleet and they would never suspect. They think that he is dead, blown up in the Reliant by the Genesis Project. (Because nobody could survive that...)
What if Noonien aged exactly as Spock did, along with the planet?
The answer is the same. Noonien is free. The Federation believes him to be dead. He can still go anywhere and do anything he wants. He retains the experience and knowledge he already has. Noonien would have no problem finding a way to create a new identity in the Federation data base. He has a family, the crew member would have joined him wherever he went and he would have created new names for them as well.
Mirab, his sails unfurled!
It is fact that Dr Noonien Soong spent a good deal of time on Earth at Cybernetics Institute. There is no TNG record of him before that time. This sounds a bit like John Harrison to me, doesn't it? Dr. Soong tries to create the positronic brain and he “fails” Really? I don't think he did.
I think he did succeed and ran. He had used the Federation resources to create what he wanted. Then, in spite, he took it to Omicron Theta. Maybe he ran to keep the technology from them so they couldn't recreate it and abuse it as a weapon. Noonien always has a contingency plan. He even says so...
Noonien: "I, uh... I never felt too comfortable... living anywhere without a... prearranged route of escape. I admit I, uh, I wouldn't have guessed I'd be running from a giant snowflake."
If we conclude that This Noonien and Noonien Khan are the same being, in some measure, then this remark makes perfect sense. The information also sheds new light on this comment.
Noonien: "Everybody dies Data... well, almost everybody."
Noonien isn't just referring to the longevity of Data but also referring to himself and the many times that as Khan he should have died but did not.
To add, Noonien is disappointed in Data's choice to join Starfleet. Is Noonien fearful that Starfleet will, in time, discover the secret of Data and Lore's positronic brain?
I propose that THIS work, is the work of Noonien Khan. The true pursuit of Khan was the creation of androids. I also propose the he was close to success back in the 1990's before he fell in defeat in the Eugenics Wars. This was the “superior race” he was working on. Androids and the positonic brain.
Noonien was never going to die, despite his many traumas and close calls. He had a greater impact to for fill, a destiny. What Destiny is that?
Well, haven't you guessed yet? This whole blog comes down to one being, so important to universe it is a kin to the Tardis, itself.
Here it is the reason. Here is the Destiny of Noonien. This is the reason Fate kept him alive and Luck was at his bedside.
THIS being, and so indirectly Khan, saved Earth from its most terrifying foe. It sent shivers down your spine, gave strong men nightmares and made them weep. Entire civilizations swept away. Planets destroyed. Entire Sectors annihilated.
So WHY am I writing this blog? What's all the huzzah?
GET TO IT, GEEK!
Khan must be awakened soon. Kirk must wake him up at the correct time.
There MUST be a sequel with Khan in it. Sometime in the future, sometime around 2338.
Abrams could cop out and just say that Noonien and Khan are NOT the same guy. But I still won't buy it. There are some serious pieces of fact, and some highly probable conclusions that can be made about these two men being the same.
But it would be so much more colorful if it were true. It would have so much meaning for Khan to be a good guy in time rather than a bad guy in the past. Then, maybe, the end DOES justify the means.