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Old 11-26-2008, 09:37 AM
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I glanced over the first 4 pages before starting this thread but if it needs moved.....make it so.

I know it has been discussed, and I too am not a big fan of the time travel story lines. But, maybe we can look at that as traveling and the altering of history being a commonplace, universal problem ala world hunger and drugs (etc) are today. And correcting it is a commonplace task. Kind of "Time Copish" I know but hey......
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:47 AM
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You mean like "Cultures can be improved by... careful... manipulation of historical events..."?
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:59 AM
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That would be the purpose of the Time ship Relativity.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:27 AM
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I'm all for this film but the time travel bit gets old. I've always said those stories are due to poor writers generally. Whatever. I'm still going to be first in line.....
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I'm all for this film but the time travel bit gets old.
You summed up this thread nicely, for me at least.
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The writers weren't too concerned about altering his in ST-TVH when Scottty gave away the formula for transparent aluminum.

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The writers weren't too concerned about altering his in ST-TVH when Scottty gave away the formula for transparent aluminum.
Scotty could have been pre-destined to give the formula to the guy that would eventually create it, or it just didn't matter who created it in the larger scheme of things.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:43 PM
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The writers weren't too concerned about altering his in ST-TVH when Scottty gave away the formula for transparent aluminum.
According to the novelization of the movie, Scotty purposely gave the formula to the man who would discover transparent aluminum anyway: Dr Nichols. In the movie it was made humorous to keep the mood light. In the novel, McCoy doesn't smile and nod when Scotty says "How do we know he didn't invent the thing" because he's not an engineer and he doesn't get the joke. McCoy presses Scotty for an explanation at which point the engineer patiently explains why he gave the matrix to Dr Nichols. In this way Scotty gets the materials he needs to complete his mission and the right person still invents transparent aluminum, maybe just a little bit faster than history had originally planned.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:29 AM
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In Relativity...the story was new intresting and done right for perhaps the first time in Star Trek...It was complicated and made sense at the conclusion.

Time Travel can be done good every time if you think about how your paradoxes will work out first...not after the fact.
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In Relativity...the story was new intresting and done right for perhaps the first time in Star Trek...It was complicated and made sense at the conclusion.

Time Travel can be done good every time if you think about how your paradoxes will work out first...not after the fact.
That's actually a good point Saquist
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