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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old October 1 2012, 12:24 AM   #31
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Re: Yesterday's Enterprise timeline

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The Klingon War timeline is the original timeline. The Enterprise C disappears and history continues without interference to the war outcome. Then it appears in the future and is sent back, creating the history we all had been watching on TV.
That's how I'd think of it too, except it doesn't explain the visual shift at the beginning, nor Guinan's knowledge of the TNG history.

This episode reminds me of "Yesteryear" - good, but the time travel makes no sense whatsoever.
This is the way I think of it as well. It also reminds me of 'Cause and Effect'. Maybe the Prime timeline is the way it is because Bateson was never sent back to his own time. Either that or the Bozeman never achieved anything of consequence.
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Old October 1 2012, 11:37 AM   #32
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Re: Yesterday's Enterprise timeline

The Bozeman never achieved anything of consequence precicely because it was removed from history.
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Old October 1 2012, 03:33 PM   #33
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Re: Yesterday's Enterprise timeline

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This episode reminds me of "Yesteryear" - good, but the time travel makes no sense whatsoever.
What Star Trek episode or movie ever made complete sense in regards to time travel?
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Old October 1 2012, 10:28 PM   #34
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Re: Yesterday's Enterprise timeline

It's important to point out that the temporal rift that caused all this was not generated from the future. It didn't reach back in time and yank the Enterprise-C forward, it originated in the C's time and PUSHED it forward. It was in that ship's present, as it were. Thus, like I said, there could never be a timeline where the rift didn't occur at all.

If the rift HAD originated in the future - in 2366, where TNG was at that point in the series - then of course there would have been an original timeline with no rift at all. But this is not the case.

Even the episodes of TNG that were made and aired before "Yesterday's Enterprise" - they all took place in a timeline where the Ent-C had returned from the "war future" and sacrificed itself. Anyone in those episodes would of course have no idea what was about to happen, but it still did.

Indeed, it's debatable whether or not the Ent-C could have even done anything in the battle with the Romulans if it didn't make that brief jaunt to alt-2366. Look at how banged up it was when we first saw it...
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