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- Sat, 04 May 2019 03:45:55 EST 9+pMo53Q No.67395
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So how does it work in Star Trek? I honestly think the writers use this plot device a little too much...
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Dr. T'Pan - Sat, 04 May 2019 11:41:13 EST bOlOhkyn No.67403 Reply
no way too much time travel next you'll say they shake the camera and have the actors jump around a lot too
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Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Sat, 04 May 2019 12:03:50 EST DJ5kh9hX No.67404 Reply
Nigga, Star Trek has basically given me PTSD when it comes to temporal shit.
My friend and I were playing through story mode in Mortal Kombat last night and he's not a Trek fan but I was sitting there just fucking screaming on the inside.
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NotR - Mon, 06 May 2019 15:23:24 EST FA22Nn8e No.67435 Reply
>>67395
I think it's fine. It gives the writers a decent excuse to create interesting "what if" stories.

>>67404
You might give yourself an aneurism trying to make sense of every detail in Trek eps.
Stay away from the void yo

This post was edited by Therm0ptic on 06-05-2019 15:25:44
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Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Mon, 06 May 2019 15:26:25 EST 31ynL/Cp No.67436 Reply
>>67435
The void calls to me. I can't not look.
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Jaro Essa - Sat, 11 May 2019 03:15:06 EST jYqIDab0 No.67469 Reply
if I ever met someone capable of travelling to the past, I would attempt to kill them, destroy their time machine, and any evidence of its existence. time travel is a power no one should have, even accidentally
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Koss - Sat, 11 May 2019 06:01:13 EST byRgzBbN No.67471 Reply
>>67469

what if they offered you a bunch of weed and some naked chicks and they were like really friendly suave talkers that lured you in with a certain charm
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Weyoun 6 - Sat, 11 May 2019 07:05:15 EST /8C5+DYy No.67472 Reply
>>67471
Maybe Janeway gets away with it by replicating the fattest dankest nugs and offering holosuite adventures (offscreen obviously)
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Seska - Sun, 12 May 2019 03:36:19 EST 7e/aHSEV No.67483 Reply
>>67469
What if time travel works by avengers rules and no timelines actually change
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Emperor Sompek - Sun, 12 May 2019 05:17:51 EST /dOye0bU No.67484 Reply
>>67483
>comic book rules

that's the kind of thinking that got us STD
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Gor - Sat, 18 May 2019 03:50:24 EST 2ZyiZg+S No.67561 Reply
>>67483
>Time-travel doesn't change anything
What's the fun in that?!?
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Private S Money - Sun, 19 May 2019 20:41:51 EST jYqIDab0 No.67577 Reply
>>67471
doesn't matter. anyone with the power to alter the timeline must die, and any tech they use to do so must be destroyed
>>67483
the only way that could work outside of a comic book is if one could view the past, but not interact with it. that is pretty much the only ethical way to time travel
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Lursa - Mon, 20 May 2019 08:10:36 EST MUJ4M6tq No.67585 Reply
>>67577
>if one could view the past, but not interact with it

You mean like watching TV that isn't a live broadcast?
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Private S Money - Mon, 20 May 2019 17:57:05 EST jYqIDab0 No.67588 Reply
>>67585
I mean actually go back and be a fly on the wall for important historical events, to see them as they actually happened and not as some historian gathering people's biased accounts interprets them. that would be a really cool use of time travel, and the only ethical one
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Kang - Tue, 21 May 2019 18:17:02 EST cuwClnIs No.67595 Reply
>>67588
Travel to the past to change the future, but only by acting in the present? That's the best time travel episode in Trek and probably one of the better Voyager episodes. Except they don't literally travel to the past they just ask backup Doctor.
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Legate Kell - Tue, 28 May 2019 06:56:26 EST D9VYLnOJ No.67674 Reply
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How is slingshoting around a star to break light-speed not a standard procedure after the first time the Federation did it?
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Guinan - Tue, 28 May 2019 13:18:53 EST ndGosVGz No.67676 Reply
>>67595
I'm currently doing a stardate order watch of TNG, DS9, the TNG movies and VOY. Getting towards the end here, but that episode is the one I plan to watch very last of all since it's the furthest we've seen into the future aside from glimpses in ENT. And it just seems like a good episode to end on since otherwise it ends with the TNG movie Nemesis. Living Witness seems more trek. I'll post something in the bump while watching thread when I finally wrap up this watch through. I noticed some weird shit this time around.

>>67674
In real life that's probably how we would reach warp speeds the first time around of such a thing were possible. St our present technological level we could get objects going at relativistic speeds (~10-20% the speed of light) but that's only on paper, not in practice.
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EMH MARK 2 - Tue, 28 May 2019 19:21:48 EST HeFO2p/X No.67682 Reply
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Man they figure out how to go back in time in the third episode of TOS. There is a complex mathematical relationship between matter, anti-matter, and time, and only thirsty-Spock's brain is powerful enough to comprehend it. They straight up say that now they can easily do this any time they want and it will open up a whole frontier of exploration for the Federation.
Why the writers consistently forget that star trek has already hand-waved away any problems with time travel and instead keep inventing new hand-waviums is beyond me.
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Mestral - Mon, 03 Jun 2019 02:52:03 EST VTqhVSCv No.67706 Reply
>>67682

It's crazy how much shit they just threw out there in the first third of S1. Apparently the galaxy has a barrier around it that gives people psychic powers. Human psychics are barely discussed after that episode, mostly it's aliens or humans given some kind of power.

Also, while Star Trek explores all frontiers, the primary setting is space. Star Trek barely hides the fact the writers have no idea how big the galaxy is, there's no way there wouldn't be more misses than hits if they did more extended time travel arcs. Hell, that was people's biggest complaint about ENT. If TOS had done that at best you end up with "The Time Tunnel" with a different set design, at worst nonsense. So we focus on space because that has parallels to our own real final frontier in JFK's America.

Anyway, being able to get out of a jam that way would get repetitive. They'd essentially become Red Forman from "year of hell".
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Dr. Mora Pol - Mon, 03 Jun 2019 13:47:36 EST b2kjICL7 No.67708 Reply
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Timelines change but to the people themselves because the time machine is a quantum jump to another, an addition to the other person's own time. It might only be small if it's through a limited number of the person(s).
In one of my tales, I quantum leaped to Jesus and was at a distance in a crowd but I couldn't handle him trying to find me, I left. I was still young at this stage.

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