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Old 05-16-2008, 06:48 PM
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If it weren't for "creative license," there would't be any shows or movies at all.
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:05 PM
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Star Trek had been kinda Super Saturated there for a while.
...and a super-saturated soultion crystalizes, which explains the crystaline entity!

(*Grin*)

Seriously, though - as I've mentioned, 'time travel', and it's related off-shoot 'parallel dimensions', has always been an 'easy out' for Trek, and do tend to 'clutter up' the supposed history.

As far as I know, however, nobody has ever bothered to do a comprehensive sorelation between the two - that is, for example, 'THIS was the case BEFORE 'Edge of Forever', and THIS was the case after...except AFTER...' sort of thing. It might be interesting - but, I would suspect, in this case, 'exhaustive' would be a literal term, rather than a literary one. (*Wry Grin*)

Zardoz - 'gray area' is, itself, a gray area when it comes to ENT. Personally, I actually stopped watching it after the first season. The fact that they never specifically NAMED certain things, thus 'technically' preserving established convention, is, to me, 'cheating'. So much so that, I - a WRITER - am nearly tempted to employ that most-hated of all phrases, 'mere semantics'.

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Old 05-16-2008, 07:27 PM
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so, every time the crew time travels, they could change things in history in very small ways? Not really enough to really care about. Up is still up, dogs and cats hate each other and Quark is still a greedy bastard.

Makes sense.
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:35 PM
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so, every time the crew time travels, they could change things in history in very small ways? Not really enough to really care about. Up is still up, dogs and cats hate each other and Quark is still a greedy bastard.

Makes sense.
Wait, what... what... CATS and DOGS now.... HATE each other?



OKAY - WHO'S been time-traveling...?

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Old 05-17-2008, 11:09 AM
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You'd think that if there were any time line changes that interfered with continuity, they would at least be noted and commented on by those characters who had (knowingly or otherwise) implimented those changes through time travel, like "Hey, my quarters were on the other side of the ship," or "Hey, my favorite color was blue," or "Hey, she didn''t have implants before."
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Old 05-17-2008, 02:38 PM
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You want a good time travel Star Trek story?

Read "The Entropy Effect" by Vonda N. McIntyre

I just finished reading it. Its a great Star Trek novel.
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Technically, the Borg never beamed down to Earth in First Contact....
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Technically, the Borg never beamed down to Earth in First Contact....
That was random...


Whose post are you answering


Your statement is true however.
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Sorry, in haste, reading the original post, I thought he said that the borg came down...
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I suppose it's possible, for example, that the NX-01 was named Enterprise after the 1701-E...

I never bought the whole, "well, Kirk's was the first Federation Starship to bear the name, but this is a pre-Federation Earth ship, so nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah..." explanation from the ENT production team as to why there was an Enterprise before the 1701. If that were the case, then where was the NX-01 model in the Ent-D's Observation Lounge? Why didn't it show up in the depiction of past Ents in the Rec Lounge in TMP?

That to me was a direct canon violation, but I like the idea that Zefram Cochrane passed down the name to the Warp 5 project following the events of FC, therefore forever changing canon.

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