The Department of Temporal Investigations.

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Silversmok3, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. rramarr

    rramarr Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 21, 2009
    In dark matter
    I agree with NCC-1701.

    Its one thing to investigate the technology and arrest those who are not permitted to conduct that research like stem-cell/cloning research today. You could also arrest due to manipulating a single particle timeline change like in Voyager's "Year of Hell" episodes.

    Its another thing to try arresting after the technology has been invented like NCC-1701 said about the offender "they'd get rid of any such agency first."

    Its too delicate of a subject that we may have already had before, that's before this thread's history was changed in the timeline. Its too elaborate and complex to canonize as an official starfleet department. Besides, who is starfleet to tell someone what to do with their own history if it doesn't have a ripple effect?

    Better off left alone or in non-canonized literature. IMHO.
  2. Praetor

    Praetor Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 18, 2004
    The fine line between continuity and fanwank.
    Until they 'fixed' that. :)
  3. Cheebo

    Cheebo Captain Captain

    Jun 21, 2004
    What if someone went in the past and accidently wiped the existence of the Department of Temporal Investigations? :eek:
  4. JoeZhang

    JoeZhang Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 9, 2008
    SNW had some OK stories but even within the book universe those stories mean nothing. You might as well bring up fan fiction.
  5. CaptMurdock

    CaptMurdock Commodore Commodore

    Mar 10, 2004
    The future birthplace of Capt. Christopher Pike
    "Do they still sing songs about The Great Tribble Hunt?"
  6. Snaploud

    Snaploud Admiral Admiral

    Jul 5, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    They already have the ability to protect their files from changes in the timeline. It wouldn't surprise me if they protected a whole military contingent from temporal changes. They might not yet have the ability to produce such technology, but we know the area around the Guardian of Forever is secure from such changes. [We've also seen several instances of starships being accidentally protected from temporal alterations.]