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Captain McBain April 13 2013 04:27 AM

Are All Universes Ultimately Connected?
 
Do you think that all universes are ultimately connected? Not just the various Star Trek universes (e.g., the DS9 Mirror Universe), but all fictional universes, such as the Robocop universe, the Terminator universe, the He-Man universe, the DC and Marvel universes, etc. Even cartoon universes, such as the Looney Tunes universe.

Could someone theoretically travel to any of these fictional universes (all being a part of the multiverse), or are they not connected in any way? :vulcan:

R. Star April 13 2013 04:29 AM

Re: Are All Universes Ultimately Connected?
 
In fanfiction anything is possible.

BeatleJWOL April 13 2013 04:45 AM

Re: Are All Universes Ultimately Connected?
 
For TV, maybe.

Melakon April 13 2013 04:46 AM

Re: Are All Universes Ultimately Connected?
 
They're all connected in that they are all fictional universes that were created in this universe. So it's pretty heavy stuff if one tries to think about it under the influence.

Metryq April 13 2013 10:41 AM

Re: Are All Universes Ultimately Connected?
 
THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST by Robert Heinlein

King Daniel Into Darkness April 13 2013 01:28 PM

Re: Are All Universes Ultimately Connected?
 
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Captain McBain wrote: (Post 7937590)
Do you think that all universes are ultimately connected? Not just the various Star Trek universes (e.g., the DS9 Mirror Universe), but all fictional universes, such as the Robocop universe, the Terminator universe, the He-Man universe, the DC and Marvel universes, etc. Even cartoon universes, such as the Looney Tunes universe.

Could someone theoretically travel to any of these fictional universes (all being a part of the multiverse), or are they not connected in any way? :vulcan:


Technically the answer is no, since only things that can happen do happen in the alternate realities - and things like He-Man or Harry Potter or superheroes with magical powers and outrageous backstories don't really fit with how things work in Star Trek's world. They're too different to say they're the result of X or Y happening differently in the distant past.

That said, if you're watching or reading a crossover story and it's done well, it's easy enough to suspend disbelief for the duration of that story. And Trek has given it's characters super ("Plato's Stepchildren") and magical ("Magicks of Megas Tu") powers before, although those episodes are usually ignored in the grand scheme of things.

Elias Vaughn April 13 2013 03:14 PM

Re: Are All Universes Ultimately Connected?
 
Yes.

They're all connected through ours. Since they're all fiction.

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King Daniel wrote: (Post 7938301)
Technically the answer is no, since only things that can happen do happen in the alternate realities - and things like He-Man or Harry Potter or superheroes with magical powers and outrageous backstories don't really fit with how things work in Star Trek's world. They're too different to say they're the result of X or Y happening differently in the distant past.

http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Planet_X

King Daniel Into Darkness April 13 2013 03:23 PM

Re: Are All Universes Ultimately Connected?
 
^Hence my second paragraph. They shouldn't, but they
sometimes do anyway:)

C.E. Evans April 13 2013 03:26 PM

Re: Are All Universes Ultimately Connected?
 
They're all connected through my TV set.

Nerys Myk April 13 2013 03:45 PM

Re: Are All Universes Ultimately Connected?
 
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Metryq wrote: (Post 7938181)
THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST by Robert Heinlein

Beat me to it.

Lt. Cheka Wey April 13 2013 06:45 PM

Re: Are All Universes Ultimately Connected?
 
No, the only connection is the Andromeda universe.

t_smitts April 13 2013 09:14 PM

Re: Are All Universes Ultimately Connected?
 
Most shows are all the dream of an autistic boy named Tommy Westphall:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Westphall

C.E. Evans April 13 2013 10:18 PM

Re: Are All Universes Ultimately Connected?
 
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t_smitts wrote: (Post 7940212)
Most shows are all the dream of an autistic boy named Tommy Westphall:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Westphall

Best "WTF?" moment in television history.

Mr. Laser Beam April 13 2013 10:43 PM

Re: Are All Universes Ultimately Connected?
 
^ And not even that definitive, really. Just because Tommy might have dreamed of a thing, a place, an entire show, etc., doesn't mean it didn't "really happen".

And who's to say that the final scene itself wasn't the dream? ;)

CoveTom April 13 2013 11:22 PM

Re: Are All Universes Ultimately Connected?
 
^Because "life is not a dream." Spock said so. It's canon.


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