Rewatching Miri

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by cgervasi, Nov 23, 2021.

  1. Pauln6

    Pauln6 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    It doesn't 'create' a universe per se. Every variable already exists in the multiverse. When you go back, you are just going back to the version where you went back. You've always been there.

    So because the picture of Bell changed for the characters who went back, DS9 from that point forward is set in a different universe to the one where those characters started. If Dax had whipped out the photo and it was Sisko all along, they would be in the same universe where they started.
  2. Kor

    Kor Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2001
    My mansion on Qo'noS
    I looked through the transcript and I don't see anything that fits.

  3. Neopeius

    Neopeius Admiral Admiral

    Nov 3, 2001
    55 years ago
    It certainly would fit the show better, and it's how I squint to make the show better for me, but it's not actually stated in the show.
  4. MAGolding

    MAGolding Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 11, 2015
    Oops! I ment 300 years earlier, not 30 years earlier.

    I'm sorry that I accidentially misled you into thinking there was evidence which supports a shorter time span since the diaster.

    So here is a theory in compensation for that.

    Maybe there tthere could have been two time spans which the protagonists thought were only one time span, but the difference was discovered later after the episode was over..

    Maybe the community was abaodoned and became a ghost town about 300 years earlier due to unmentioned factors. Many communities on Earth have been abandoned for various reasons.

    And centuries later a research project moved into that abandoned community for reasons of secrecy. So naturally they didn't fix up the mess, but left it the way it was, s noobdy would notice it was occupied. Possibly they knew that the community had vast abandoned undgeround facilites,and used them to live and work in, with the above ground lab being just a headquarters..

    Thus the kids could have been only decades instead of centuries old. Perhaps the virus diaster had struck just a few years ago, when even the youngest kids seen wouldhave been babies or toddlers. Maybe the virius never stopped aging at all and was a total failure.

    Possibly there were hundreds of millions or even billions of orphaned kids on the planet to be taken care of.
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2022
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