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Old January 2 2014, 07:42 PM   #16
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I'm not a fan of this 2 parter, mostly because of the Mark Twain thing. What's next, an episode where they go back and hang out with Abraham Lincoln? It's a little Bill & Ted's excellent adventure for me. Actually the resolution to this episode was in Bill & Ted too...

As for Picard living out his life in one timeline, it certainly makes sense, but in time travel shows like this I only go by what's on screen. It seems like the writers wanted it to instantly affect the timeline so that's what I go with.
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Old January 2 2014, 09:05 PM   #17
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The Lincoln thing happened in the TOS episode "The Savage Curtain"
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Old January 2 2014, 09:54 PM   #18
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Unfortunately, he was not a real Lincoln, but a character, or at least a very bizarre version of Lincoln, possibly some bad copy. Floating space Lincoln. What's that? At least Isaac Newton was a real Isaac Newton, even if he did nothing.

Samuel Clemens was real and did well, I liked how jumped to some conclusions about our barber.
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Old January 3 2014, 02:06 AM   #19
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I love this episode two-parter, and for me, Jerry Hardin's Mark Twain was the highlight of the whole thing.
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Old January 3 2014, 06:12 AM   #20
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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: View Post
I too think "Time's Arrow" is one of the better TNG 2-parters.
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With time travel stories like this, I don't think there are "lost" timelines. Everything that happened always happened, so as soon as Picard tinkered with Data's head, his return trip was already decided.

The difference is with episodes like Yesterday's Enterprise, which is what you describe. That was a "lost" timeline that ceased to exist because of a change.
Ah, but was Data's head, with all it's memories up until it gets blown off at the end of season 5, under San Francisco in the "Yesterday's Enterprise" alternate timeline? I think it was, and that it "currently" sits there waiting to be found in the new movie timeline as well.
It seems pretty plausible that such would be the case, just as this would remain the same in new movie timeline as well

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Old January 3 2014, 12:30 PM   #21
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Mojochi wrote: View Post
It seems pretty plausible that such would be the case, just as this would remain the same in new movie timeline as well
Troll idea: Cast a new actor to play Bell in randomly shown archival footage. Let us spend a few years arguing whether he's Sisko or not, and whether he is going to appear in a tribble story in the next film. Then reveal that's a different Bell.
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