Set Harth wrote:
It's not less deterministic.
The fact that the same crew got together on the same ship with the same command structure despite all the changes in the timeline shows the Bad Robot method of time travel. They believe that certain things are fated to happen, regardless of if it makes sense. They even said that time tries to repair itself, which is basically mumbo jumbo for fate, not determinism.
But that's not Bad Robot's method of time travel. That is what happens after the time travel. The method of time travel is branching or "multiverse theory", whatever you want to call it. The branching model is not less deterministic than the single-timeline model. And as far as the "time tries to repair itself" concept, didn't that get stated somewhere in quantum-mechanical terms rather than "fate" terms?