King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
There is more evidence of "fate" in the Trekverse than against it. A few examples off the top of my head...
No, not really. And two of your examples were from the new universe?
Let's take your "Yesterday's Enterprise" example. That episode is probably a good example against
the new universe type of fate. We have Tasha on board and no Troi or Worf. Things that more or less logically flow from the results of the Enterprise-C going missing. That's not fate, it's determinism.
Having a ship explode because of a warp core breach or as a result of the Klingons is only a coincidence, that's not the same thing as fate (especially since most explosions are breaches, and Klingons are the most used villain). You could pretty much say the same thing about the destruction of the original Enterprise. And you could point to a few other times where the Enterprise-D exploded and it wasn't a result of the Klingons ("Cause and Effect", "Parallels", "Timescape", etc).