Voyager Back to the Future Reference

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  1. Nine of Four

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    I just watched episode 13 of season 2, "Prototype", and I noticed a reference, whether intentional or not, that I thought was pretty cool.

    Right before Prototype 0001 wakes up, Torres says, " I'm going to try adjusting the flux capacitance."

    It's a time-traveling robot!!!!! :bolian:
     
  2. Melakon

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    A similar reference occurs in TNG: Hollow Pursuits. Barclay's scripted line included the words "flow capacitor", but Dwight Schultz says "flux capacitor", either by accident or design.
     
  3. SiddFinch1

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    1.21 gigawatts!
     
  4. Tosk

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    And over on DS9, Miles once mentioned a "warp matrix flux capacitor" to Julian. :)
     
  5. FreddyE

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    What IS a flux capacitor anyway? I always took it as a fancy way to say "a valve" ;-)
     
  6. Captain Kathryn

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    It's the essential component of a time machine. :p :lol:
     
  7. R. Star

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    I always thought it was utterly hilarious that Kirk and company stole Christopher Lloyd's Bird of Prey, then used it to time travel. ;)

    "Once this baby hits warp 8.8 you're gonna see some serious shit."
     
  8. Captain Kathryn

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    Christopher Lloyd should have been on Trek as a regular on a series. I love that dude.
     
  9. Lance

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    LOL, I hadn't thought about it before but you're absolutely right. :D
     
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    No doubt it was used to handle enormous amounts of energy and not just electricity and do it efficiently. I suppose the flux characteristic handled high energy warp plasma. The capacitor itself must have been very small. There was nothing said about time travel.
     
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  12. Tosk

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    Nope. :vulcan:
     
  13. Nebusj

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    Because if there's one thing Voyager stayed well away from, it was time travel shenanigans.