Originally Posted by PMA
Didn't Star Trek, The Next Generation deal with that in their pilot which featured a VERY OLD Bones? Not sure they mentioned his age but the timeframe between the original series and TNG was about 75 years so Bones was really old by then.
Admiral Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy: How old do you think I am, anyway?
Lt. Commander Data: 137 years, Admiral, according to Starfleet records.
Admiral Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy: Explain how you remember that so exactly!
Lt. Commander Data: I remember every fact I am exposed to, sir.
Admiral Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy: [looking at both sides of Data's head] I don't see no points on your ears, boy, but you sound like a Vulcan.
Lt. Commander Data: No, sir. I am an android.
Admiral Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy: Hmph. Almost as bad.
I used to own a copy of the Next Gen bible and it was stated that it took place 78 years after Kirk and co.