Some Questions About Terran Mirror Universes

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  1. Disposable_Ensign

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    Michel Burnham mentions that the laws of physics are different in the MU. Something about light behaving differently. How does it behave differently in the MU?
     
  2. 1001001

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    Pretty much the same, only it's evil...
     
  3. XCV330

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    Photons within the mirror universe are largely the same as those in the Prime universe, but of their constituent components, for every green-antiblue gluon as would be found in the Prime Universe, there is instead a subatomic particle found significantly only in the Mirror universe called the Blue-anti-ray-ban gluon. This is the so-called 9th gluon that is conveniently ignored in various scientific papers since it is a very sticky subject and is probably super gluon. Since all I(JP C)=0,1(1−−)'s behave in the same manner, otherwise, this effect is not always seen clearly, and astonishingly is not brought up in detail by most who have visited back and forth. Indeed, due to the composition of baryonic matter within the Mirror Universe, life forms which have evolved there are not aware of this difference at all. As a practical matter this means that life forms from the Mirror Universe will see otherwise equal light sources as being brighter than what they are used to, and correspondingly weak subservient citizens of the so called Federation would see the Mirror Universe as too bright. It also causes music to play a lot more f'in metal on the radio. A similar change in neutrino mass in the Kelvin-Verse causes every portrayal of said universe to be extremely bright to viewers. Even printed material about it has been observed to exhibit a somewhat "gaudy" effervescent quality to the cover art. I made all this up and I assume you aren't reading by now so I will just say something about piezoelectric Woodward effect etc .
     
  4. Henoch

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    I wonder why the Mirror- Kirk, McCoy, Scott and Uhura didn't squint from the bright lights, especially from the cell's force field emitters? Eyes wide open:
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  5. F. King Daniel

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    McCoy gave them all the stuff Lorca was using;)
     
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  6. fireproof78

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    Genetic variation.
     
  7. The Wormhole

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    It's not as bright in the Mirror Universe as it is in the Prime, which is why Mirror humans are extremely photosensitive.
    Clearly Mirror Kirk is a masochist.
     
  8. fireproof78

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    Sounds about right for the Mirror Universe.
     
  9. Court_Vince

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    Poetic.
    But regrading the MU I just try and roll with it. Given that most episodes tend to just be campy fun.

    When was this said?
     
  10. The Wormhole

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    I don't know about laws of physics being different, but Michael comments about "light shining differently" in the second MU episode in Disco's first season.
     
  11. Disposable_Ensign

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    Exactly. I had forgotten which episode.
     
  12. F. King Daniel

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    I took that as her being poetic. But I guess it could be the filters on the windows being a different setting owing to the MU eye thingie, or the lights on the ship being a different brand.

    Or maybe it's something deeper. I recall Diane Duane's amazing Dark Mirror came up with a reason for humanity's evilness in the Mirrorverse but can't recall what it was.
     
  13. The Wormhole

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    I always took a literal interpretation of the animated graphic of the Terran Empire logo seen in the opening credits of Enterprise's MU episodes, which showed Earth spinning the opposite direction. Which I assumed meant on Mirror Earth, the sun would rise in the west and set in the east and that's why humanity turned evil, starting with some decision cavemen made based on the direction the sun travelled, and everything snowballed from there.

    Then Disco really threw a monkey wrench into things, with animated graphic showing Earth spinning the right way, but Mirror Earth apparently has its continents inverted, so that what should be on the east coast is now on the west, and what should be on the west is now on the east.
     
  14. fireproof78

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    What about dogs and cats?
     
  15. The Wormhole

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    I'm sure in the MU cats chase dogs and the dogs like it.
     
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  16. fireproof78

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    As long as they are not living together.
     
  17. Dryson

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    If everything is different in the MU, then why does dilithium function the same in any multiverse?
     
  18. fireproof78

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    Universal constant.
     
  19. Doom Shepherd

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    I'm vaguely remembering a novel once read that had a machine that could travel on a strange three-axis system, where X-axis was Space, Y-axis was Time, and Z-Axis was... well, it dropped you in one of an infinite number of fictional universes.

    EDIT: Ah, Heinlein's Number of the Beast, to start with.

    The Mirror universe doesn't fit what should happen in a parallel timeline...in a real universe. But maybe it's on Star Trek's Z Axis. After all, the Prime Timeline is all in Benny Russell's head...
     
  20. fireproof78

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    Where's the Z axis in Benny Russell's head?