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Old October 23 2012, 12:01 PM   #1
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Would the various Star Trek captains and crews be impressed with Doc Brown's time machine, if he happened to travel to their time periods?
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Old October 23 2012, 04:07 PM   #2
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No.
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Old October 23 2012, 06:09 PM   #3
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No.
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Old October 23 2012, 06:18 PM   #4
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No. They are aware of temporal incidents.
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Old October 23 2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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Now hold on. Let's not dismiss this.

Doc Brown managed to create a time machine that you activate by driving a mid-sized sports car up to a speed of 88 mph. The best time travel method available to the trek captains is hurling carrier-sized (and bigger) spaceships at a yellow star at thousands of meters per second and hoping they only get caught in enough gravity to go faster and not fall straight in. I'd say, in terms of effort and inherent risk, the time machine made out of a DeLorean is much more impressive.

Of course, neither beats the one built by H.G. Wells' time traveler, who only had to sit in a fancy chair and push a lever.
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Old October 23 2012, 06:37 PM   #6
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Thumbs up on the H.G Wells time machine.
It violated the least amount of laws in physics.
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Old October 23 2012, 07:10 PM   #7
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Now hold on. Let's not dismiss this.

Doc Brown managed to create a time machine that you activate by driving a mid-sized sports car up to a speed of 88 mph. The best time travel method available to the trek captains is hurling carrier-sized (and bigger) spaceships at a yellow star at thousands of meters per second and hoping they only get caught in enough gravity to go faster and not fall straight in. I'd say, in terms of effort and inherent risk, the time machine made out of a DeLorean is much more impressive.

Of course, neither beats the one built by H.G. Wells' time traveler, who only had to sit in a fancy chair and push a lever.
I completely agree with all points made in this.

88mph isn't a bad trade off for going full pelt into a star...and hoping you are coming back out the other side.

Only problem is getting a Delorean off the hands of those collectors, them guys love their cars!
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Old October 23 2012, 07:17 PM   #8
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Now hold on. Let's not dismiss this.

Doc Brown managed to create a time machine that you activate by driving a mid-sized sports car up to a speed of 88 mph. The best time travel method available to the trek captains is hurling carrier-sized (and bigger) spaceships at a yellow star at thousands of meters per second and hoping they only get caught in enough gravity to go faster and not fall straight in. I'd say, in terms of effort and inherent risk, the time machine made out of a DeLorean is much more impressive.

Of course, neither beats the one built by H.G. Wells' time traveler, who only had to sit in a fancy chair and push a lever.
I completely agree with all points made in this.

88mph isn't a bad trade off for going full pelt into a star...and hoping you are coming back out the other side.

Only problem is getting a Delorean off the hands of those collectors, them guys love their cars!
Well...that and stealing plutonium to power it from Libyan terrorists. I'm pretty sure that could end badly if you tried it.
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Old October 23 2012, 07:22 PM   #9
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Well...that and stealing plutonium to power it from Libyan terrorists. I'm pretty sure that could end badly if you tried it.
Aye but stick a Dilithium crystal or two in there instead, and you could power it for years without an issue! And no terrorism links either!
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Old October 23 2012, 11:23 PM   #10
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Well, he did single-handedly use 20th-century tech to make the 22nd-century Vulcan Science Directorate look like a bunch @$$#holes...
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Old October 24 2012, 12:15 AM   #11
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Picard would think it was another of Rasmussen's tricks.
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Old October 24 2012, 12:54 AM   #12
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Well, he did single-handedly use 20th-century tech to make the 22nd-century Vulcan Science Directorate look like a bunch @$$#holes...
Indeed!
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Old October 24 2012, 02:06 AM   #13
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He also made one out of a steam locomotive using only 19th century technology, then gave the locomotive a hover conversion (because flying trains are awesome).
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Old October 24 2012, 05:14 AM   #14
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Well, he did single-handedly use 20th-century tech to make the 22nd-century Vulcan Science Directorate look like a bunch @$$#holes...
Meh, the VSD does that every time they open their mouths.

Tom Paris would be impressed, because he likes old cars.
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Old October 24 2012, 05:38 AM   #15
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Kirk saw time machines, and actually used a slingshot effect for field study, later to save whales...Picard saw time travelers multiple times, Janeway saw the Relativity, SIsko experienced aliens that didnt exist in linear time, and Temporal Investigations, and of course Archer had his own personal time travel guru.....so nope...
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