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Old January 10 2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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Re: What happened to 'time travel at will'/slingshotting?

I distinctly remember one of the novels implying that the "slingshot effect" was something only Starfleet knew about, and that it was secret. Kirk knew about it, of course, because he utilized it both by accident and on purpose for a Starfleet assignment in TOS. But because pinpoint accuracy is required, and the maneuver extremely hazardous, it wasn't a reliable means of time travel.
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