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The inevitable creep of reality making the universe of Star Trek more and more unreal

- Sat, 28 Dec 2019 14:40:46 EST 4kTvvHfk No.69309
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How exactly does Star Trek's timeline in the continuity deal with the world they came from being so different from ours? Have they actively explained the timeline disparity, or are they all just hoping no one noticed that there was no Eugenics War in the 1990s and time travel back to then isn't showing it at all anymore?
Sarek - Sat, 28 Dec 2019 19:56:33 EST YUXbkxMF No.69310 Reply
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Star Trek is set in a world where the Star Trek pilot wasn't picked up, depriving multiple generations of scientists of their motivation and severely retarding the pace of discovery.
Kozak - Sat, 28 Dec 2019 21:08:25 EST bOlOhkyn No.69311 Reply
because Star Trek is in a setting similar to but not identical to our own, where shit like"fly fast and stuff" lets you go back and time
like how in Star Wars the reason they do all that weird non-physics shit is because that's how things work in that fictional setting
Neelix - Sat, 28 Dec 2019 22:13:04 EST LNOdPH0z No.69312 Reply
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Everything that happens differently in Star Trek canon from our own timeline is the result of temporal interference in the past by Starfleet personnel.

This also explains any discrepancies in continuity from episode to episode
Guinan - Sat, 28 Dec 2019 22:32:09 EST b048m/L8 No.69313 Reply
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I think the general consensus of this board over the years is that we are living in the universe we see in "Future's End", where high tech computer technology from the future, thusly reverse engineered, has made some rando tech geeks into rich billionaires. Assuming we are in a universe where the Federation can potentially be formed, it's likely we'd still have to suffer through some form of the two major wars alluded to since TOS which predated ENT. The Eugenics Wars, where genetically engineered super soldiers punch regular people to death among other things.. and then the subsequent Third World War, where nuclear weapons get flung around, the world gets set into a state of anarchy, etc.
Without the latter, Zefram Cochrane couldn't have lived in a AnCap paradise where he could drunkedly take apart rockets equipped with fusion reactors, basically an extreme version of a modern ICBM nuke.

The best explanation for the Eugenics Wars having supposed to be set in the 1990s is that they DID happen and they were covered up. A secret war of superhumans crushing eachother's skulls instead, but in the shadows. And events that happened in the 90's, OJ Simpson's Trial, the Bosnian War, the devaluation of the mexican peso, the destruction of MIR, they were all part of this absurd string of clandestine superhero battles.

Everything points to us being in the DS9 episodes Past Tense's timeline. California is already considering concepts that sound remarkably like the Sanctuary District. It's all coming together.

As for WW3, I believe the old chronology guide I have said it happens in the 2020s, oh boy.. Cochrane doesn't invent the warp drive until 2036

We're actually right on track
Subcommander T'Rul - Sun, 29 Dec 2019 04:10:47 EST p/NAxhIi No.69314 Reply
This thread has too much enthusiasm in it
Gul Ranor - Sun, 29 Dec 2019 17:11:28 EST 7IVX3t66 No.69317 Reply
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What is this "continuity" of which you speak?
General Krim - Sun, 29 Dec 2019 20:09:25 EST jwjJ078M No.69318 Reply
Fully one third of those images are not even from Star Trek.
Kira Nerys - Sun, 05 Apr 2020 14:58:01 EST /k4yhqHy No.70047 Reply
Whenever I see that bloody symbol my head just starts playing DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH DAAAAH DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH DA DAAAAAA click click click tick
Ensign Vorik - Fri, 10 Apr 2020 00:58:00 EST DznTlomT No.70083 Reply
World War III provides enough fog of war to mess with the dates.
Seskal - Wed, 29 Apr 2020 21:32:45 EST LNOdPH0z No.70145 Reply

I was thinking about this today. I'm starting to think the Star Trek timeline was able to become post-racial would be just as much the result of shared tragedy after millions (billions?) dead in WWIII and the post-atomic horror as the result of finding out that there is extra-terrestrial life.

For a long time I wondered who Zephram Cochrane was planning to sell his warp engine to in First Contact. And now I think I understand he was living on an Earth where people would have paid out the nose for the chance to go to another planet in their lifetime.
Pah-wraith - Fri, 15 May 2020 03:52:29 EST p0OfIDyv No.70230 Reply
The eugenics war was kept silent, referred to only as psychiatry, the system that the WHO and CDC use to sort people.
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