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Old 11-26-2008, 03:54 PM
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Atleast we agree on that issue, good point actually! Time travel is a tricky tricky plotline. Time cop is a difficult concept in itself, how do you decide which is the correct timeline and how do you instantaneously stop his changes?
I would assume that time ships take watches like 30 days on and off. They use temporal shields like the krenim time weapon ship had to stay outside of the flow of time so they could correct infractions.

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Also prior too timeships starfleet did have the department of temporal investigations ( Trials and Tribbleations, Kirk was one of the biggest offenders, heh
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:23 PM
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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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Old 11-27-2008, 06:59 AM
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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, 07:07 AM
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Janeway did not use time travel to get the ship physically home gust the technology to get them through the transwarp hub alive. The temporal enforcers that refused to return the ship to the 24th century because it would have altered future events like decimating the borg unimatrix 1 and it probably was a established event admiral Janway getting the ship home via the transwarp hub using future tech. It was their own ship that caused the event with Captain braxton in the twentieth century.
The episode starts with an established timeline though. Voyager gets home but without help from future Janeway. So Admiral Janeway does alter history by using timetravel and bringing back future technology to the past.
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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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