Okay but here’s the thing. When Cutter’s telling his backstory he says that Project Menagerie started in the late 1940s and he was a high school student. Late 40s can’t possibly be any earlier than 1947. And let’s say he was a senior about to graduate thus making him 18 since I certainly can’t believe he’d get held back a grade. This makes him born in 1929 at the very earliest.
I’m assuming based on birth years Wolf 359 roughly modern day.
That makes Cutter, at most, 88 when he died. And he looks great for 88, he really does.
But Pryce describes him as the oldest man she’d ever met at the beginning of the finale. (Or, even if you think Hera is telling the story, she’s talking about the oldest man Pryce ever met). Which, okay, theoretically she’s never met any really old people so 88 is the absolute oldest person she’s ever met.
Except Pryce’s name is on the Deep Space Manual with Carter’s who we know retired in 1992. That means that, even if they wrote that together almost immediately after meeting, she knew him by at least 1992. At this point, Cutter is only 63 at the very most.
Does Pryce really expect me to believe she’s never met anyone older than 63 before?
Or, which just occurred to me but I’ve now accepted as my personal canon, Pryce didn’t go digging into Matthew Neumann so Cutter never got around to telling her his true origin story and instead claimed to be like 500 or something and Pryce doesn’t give enough of a fuck about it to try and fact check.