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Old December 20 2009, 05:41 AM   #1
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Something that bothered me about A Matter of Time

That time ship went back to the 22nd century...don't you think that would alter the past anyway?

Would have been nice if it was explored in an episode of Enterprise.

I mean they found 24th century Borg there

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Old December 20 2009, 06:09 AM   #2
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That time ship went back to the 22th century...don't you think that would alter the past anyway?

Would have been nice if it was explored in an episode of Enterprise.

I mean they found 24th century Borg there
It's possible the time-ship rematerialized in some area of space whose position is greatly different 200 years earlier. Given the vastness of space it's possible no one ever found it and it's still floating out there, or it was discovered but those who discovered it a)couldn't get into it b)figure out how to operate it; or the ship continued to float adrift in space and fell into a star -destroying it- or some survivable planet where no one can get to it.

ALSO given the vastness of space it's possible someone, yeah, could've found it, figured out how to opertate it but nothing they did effected the course of the timestream in any meaningful way, at least not fromt he perspective the people/groups/planets we follow.
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Old December 20 2009, 06:18 AM   #3
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twenty-secondth?
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Old December 20 2009, 06:32 AM   #4
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That time ship went back to the 22th century...don't you think that would alter the past anyway?

Would have been nice if it was explored in an episode of Enterprise.

I mean they found 24th century Borg there
It's possible the time-ship rematerialized in some area of space whose position is greatly different 200 years earlier. Given the vastness of space it's possible no one ever found it and it's still floating out there, or it was discovered but those who discovered it a)couldn't get into it b)figure out how to operate it; or the ship continued to float adrift in space and fell into a star -destroying it- or some survivable planet where no one can get to it.

ALSO given the vastness of space it's possible someone, yeah, could've found it, figured out how to opertate it but nothing they did effected the course of the timestream in any meaningful way, at least not fromt he perspective the people/groups/planets we follow.
Well when he told Data they we're going to New Jersey I figured he was parking it there
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Old December 20 2009, 06:50 AM   #5
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Well when he told Data they we're going to New Jersey I figured he was parking it there
Yeah, he was parking it there. He has to drive it there first, there's no indication or reason to assume the time-ship moved instantly through space.
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Old December 20 2009, 11:50 AM   #6
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twenty-secondth?
Or would that be twenty-twoth? And twenty-fournd?
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Old December 20 2009, 04:12 PM   #7
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Given that the 22nd century was a pretty active front in the Temporal Cold War, the arrival of an unmanned time pod in the era would probably have been noted by some faction and the craft would've been intercepted. Since it didn't noticeably alter history, perhaps Daniels' faction took care of cleaning up the situation before it could do any damage.
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Perhaps the time pod was always supposed to materialize in the 22nd century. It was part of history all along. Obviously it didn't have any lasting effects, since we didn't see anything change - the timeline before this episode was the same as the one after it...
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