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Nyk
Mon, Apr 23, 2012, 4:22pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: Children of Time

@Mario: There are only 2 ways for time travel to be logically consistent:

1) Whatever happened, happened, i.e. there is only one timeline, you can't change the past no matter how hard you try, it is predetermined.
(e.g. Lost, IMO with the temporal predeterminism as one of the show's strongest points)

2) Parallel timelines: at the exact moment you are transported back into time, a new timeline branches off with you in it, and you can wreak havoc and do whatever you want because the 2 timelines (original and new one) are different ones. The changes you make in the "past" never happened in the original timeline; it is set in stone, otherwise the version of you that travelled to the "past" timeline would never have existed in its present configuration. Also, the alternate timeline is here to stay. It won't vanish once you return to the original one, because it was created by your very arrival from the original timeline.

In Star Trek however, time travel is an illogical paradox-riddled mess.
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Nyk
Mon, Apr 23, 2012, 1:57pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: Doctor Bashir, I Presume

@Chris: True, they get Rom's reaction right, but not Leeta's. I mean, in the real world, Leeta would probably laugh at Rom and make fun of him when talking to her friends. Then again, she's Bajoran, so maybe Bajoran women value intelligence in men more than Earth women, even when that intelligence only expresses itself in abstract subjects like engineering but not in the social realm (given that Kira also falls for the rather awkward but very competent Odo eventually would be another indication of this).

A more accurate depiction of the nerd/hot girl dynamic was in Stargate Universe, that between Eli and Chloe.
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nyk
Mon, Feb 20, 2012, 5:18pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Vanishing Point

I thought there was going to be a reveal that the accident not only made Hoshi invisible, but also made her alternate between alternate realities/timelines, i.e. one in which she is worse than Baird at translating, or the Enterprise is invaded by aliens, or one in which Cyrus Ramsey does vanish in the transporter test run.

This explanation would be more satisfying instead of it being "just a dream". The episode is open-ended in this sense, so I'll stick to my version.
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