Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by F. King Daniel, Mar 3, 2021.
Have you asked Benjy Mouse? He'd know.
"Our" Earth in Marvel Comics is Earth 616.
cosmological principle could imply there may be nearly infinite everythings (so would include Earth and your toothbrush) but each at a Hubble Sphere distance from one another, with no way of an observer to observe both.
but in terms of Star Trek, there doesn't seem to be room for an original. Even if timelines diverge from one another at some point, it doesn't mean they aren't separate parallel universes, only that there is some point at which they cease to appear parallel. Then there are examples where there do seem to be little spin-off regions of time that either loop, or threaten the universe around it as a whole, such as the Enterprise C incident. Star Trek hasn't fully explored the difference. It's always handled time travel and alternate realities on the shallow end, but it would be interesting if they adopted a "Donnie Darko" tangental universe idea, as opposed to parallel realities caused by some incident.
Does that mean that 615 other Earths have dibs on being the original ahead of ours?
No, 1218. 616 is mainstream Marvel comics continuity.
We may be the original Earth or maybe even the last Earth. One thing is certain though, we are not the Middle-earth.
we are, actually (edit: sorta)
one idea of Tolkien was that we were the same earth, albeit in the 6th age. Although probably 7th age by now, as Tolkien believed the ages were changing again some time after WW2.
Oh I know, just couldn't pass on the pun.
I thought in Marvel comics continuity, our Earth was on the exact opposite side of the Sun from the Earth that contains all the Marvel heroes; and was overseen/protected by the High Evolutionary, which is why there are no mutants with superpowers or other types of superpowered heroes on this planet.
It appears that that is correct.
But Babylon 5 taught us that the 3rd age of mankind doesn't even begin until the 23rd century. Not to be confused with the 5th world, which will come after the fall of the New Gods.
I think too much stuff has happened on counter Earth to confuse it with ours. I know Doctor Doom was trapped on it for a while, and there was an Avengers/Champions cross over there a few years ago.
Considering that there WERE gigantic elephants in the distant past:
Plus, Hobbit-like people:
Tolkien may have been on to something there!
The real mark of the beast!!!!
When a tunneling project like the rail and road tunnels under the Alps finds Khazad-Dum or any of the other Dwarvish realms, call me.
The "parallel Earths" that our heroes encounter are monocultures that resemble one time period and place in Earth's history, with indications that the entire planet is like that. Our Earth is not a monoculture. But if every Earth must be a "copy" of an older one, then perhaps there were multiple extraterrestrial influences on Earth over the centuries.
Why is our Earth the 616th, but our reality the 1218th?
"And by the Eighth age of the world there were none of sufficient will to master the remaining Palantir. Those who did so would see only two tiny hands, withering in flame."
Actually I haven't seen that to be the case.
The Earth in "Miri" seemed a complete duplicate of old 20th century Earth. The difference was a attempt to extend the lifespan of humanity which led to the situation we saw 300 years later.
The Earth in "Bread and Circuses" also appeared to be a completely diverse Earth where somehow Rome at its height had conquered the entire world and maintained its power. (Although why everyone who lived on it wasn't speaking Italian was a bit off )
The parallel Earth in "Omega Glory" also appeared at one time to be a complete parallel world with the U.S. and China; which fought a global war that as a result released a biological weapon that ultimately led to successive generations living for centuries.
None of the world's above would be considered a monoculture.
Good summary. Then there was one monoculture (miramanee) and two cultural contaminations (nazis and gangsters) but a narrative to connect the others would be nice.
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