Are All Universes Ultimately Connected?

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  1. Captain McBain

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    Do you think that all universes are ultimately connected? Not just the various Star Trek universes (e.g., the DS9 Mirror Universe), but all fictional universes, such as the Robocop universe, the Terminator universe, the He-Man universe, the DC and Marvel universes, etc. Even cartoon universes, such as the Looney Tunes universe.

    Could someone theoretically travel to any of these fictional universes (all being a part of the multiverse), or are they not connected in any way? :vulcan:
     
  2. R. Star

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  4. Melakon

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    They're all connected in that they are all fictional universes that were created in this universe. So it's pretty heavy stuff if one tries to think about it under the influence.
     
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    THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST by Robert Heinlein
     
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    Technically the answer is no, since only things that can happen do happen in the alternate realities - and things like He-Man or Harry Potter or superheroes with magical powers and outrageous backstories don't really fit with how things work in Star Trek's world. They're too different to say they're the result of X or Y happening differently in the distant past.

    That said, if you're watching or reading a crossover story and it's done well, it's easy enough to suspend disbelief for the duration of that story. And Trek has given it's characters super ("Plato's Stepchildren") and magical ("Magicks of Megas Tu") powers before, although those episodes are usually ignored in the grand scheme of things.
     
  7. Elias Vaughn

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    Yes.

    They're all connected through ours. Since they're all fiction.

    http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Planet_X
     
  8. King Daniel Beyond

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    ^Hence my second paragraph. They shouldn't, but they
    sometimes do anyway:)
     
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    They're all connected through my TV set.
     
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    No, the only connection is the Andromeda universe.
     
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    ^ And not even that definitive, really. Just because Tommy might have dreamed of a thing, a place, an entire show, etc., doesn't mean it didn't "really happen".

    And who's to say that the final scene itself wasn't the dream? ;)
     
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    ^Because "life is not a dream." Spock said so. It's canon.
     
  16. Metryq

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    Didn't DALLAS pull this stunt, as well? (I never watched a single episode, but I remember hearing others talk about it.) "It was all a dream." What a cop out—the writers paint themselves into a corner, then wipe it all away with a lame excuse.

    "Oh well, I guess it was just a TV show."
     
  17. T'Girl

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    Some of the universes could "overlap." For example the Robocop universe and the Star Trek universe could be the same one. We know that San Fransisco had "sanctuary district's" at one point, so maybe the city of Detroit was taken over by a corporation.

    Given the way the real life Detroit is going, would that be so hard to believe?

    Harry Potter could possible be in the Trek universe as well. We've seen beings with unusual abilities.

    The Terminator universe and the Trek universe histories are too different to be the same.

    :)
     
  18. C.E. Evans

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    The scene really loses a lot that way because it doesn't have any bearing on every episode before it then.

    Eh, characters coming back from the dead isn't all that surprising in soap operas, even primetime ones. What was perhaps more surprising (or disappointing, depending on your point of view) was how they brought the character back, IMO.
     
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    "Bobby in the Shower" was a modern classic.


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  20. ChristopherPike

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    They're probably all connected through Doctor Who I suppose, with its lead character's ability to travel anywhere in his TARDIS.

    During 9th & 10th Doctor stories, Star Trek is a television show referenced by people as we would, because of its memorable pop culture status... and in a comic-book, presumably connected to the 11th Doctor, he and his companions will suddenly be rub shoulders with the TNG crew and the Borg.

    In 1993, the Doctor flipped back and forth between different incarnations while trapped in Albert Square, with its residents getting old and younger too. That's the location of a fictious British soap opera, generally considered as such in-universe when the show was eventually revived in 2005.

    No doubt Sherlock Holmes has been both the literary creation of Arthur Conan Doyle and a real person at various points in its 50 year history too.