Spoilers Time suit anchor and timeline I'm confused.

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Vavalgia, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Vavalgia

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    Hey all so I watched the finale of Discovery last night and I'm a little confused about it. Michael took the sphere data 953 years in to the future to date 3178 (if my maths are right ) what timeline will they be on? Wil they be on the catastrophe timeline that Michael's mum ended up in or a continuation of the one they just left with everyone surviving?. Surely if the pop up in the future the federation will still be around won't they be a bit curious how discovery just turned up 953 years later with dated technology and systems I mean how are they going to survive an assault from future ships.

    But my biggest question is why is Michael being pulled back to the battle? Her mum was pulled back 950 years because of the suits anchor why isnt Michael's pulling her back? And why can't discovery and her return to there normal time controls now been disposed of and section 31 is now under new leadership surely the data is safe.

    Hopefully you folks can help because the whole time suit anchor thing is really setting off my ocd.
     
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  2. Vavalgia

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    Also I'm sorry I'm new here and I can't find the button to edit my previous post but it should say "why ISN'T Michael being pulled back"
     
  3. JoeZhang

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    The one they left with everyone surviving, Control is dead.


    Why would the Federation still be around?

    they don't and they upgrade at some point?
     
  4. Agony_Boothb

    Agony_Boothb Commodore Commodore

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    Just because they are in the future doesn't mean every race they encounter is going to be more technologically advanced. In the 24th Century there were plenty of species who had surpassed the Federation. The Dominion for example were initially much more technologically advanced until the Federation worked out how to counter their weapons. Voyager encountered The Voth who whilst undergoing millennia of technological stagnation were still centuries ahead of pretty much everyone else in the Delta Quadrant. In the 29th century, primitive species like the Mintakans would probably be at an equivalent technological level to the federation in the 23rd century.
     
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  5. SeamusShameless

    SeamusShameless Commander Red Shirt

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    My take as far as the anchor goes is that the suit becomes anchored once you travel past your native time into the future and then go back to change something in your past. Michael wasn't anchored to the battle because she wasn't travelling to her future and she wasn't altering her past as she was in a loop. After travelling to the 32nd century, she would be tethered there should she travel back to change something, but as the crystal will burn out from the journey, further travel won't be an option anyway.
     
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  6. Timelord Victorious

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    Unless they get another one. If only there were a Klingon monastery planet with a huge natural supply!
     
  7. rahullak

    rahullak Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah, figured that you can only go in direction: the future. If you try going back, it can only be for a short time and then you're yanked back to the future (ha!).

    About the crystal burnout, they did make at least 1 jump after reaching the 32nd century: the seventh and final red signal.
     
  8. King Daniel Beyond

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    It's assumed it'll be the changed future timeline, especially since it's a brand new suit.

    But I guess we'll find out in seas on 3:shrug:
     
  9. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Why NOT?

    Besides, we know the Federation survives into the 29th century ("Relativity") so another hundred years or so would not be that big of a stretch.
     
  10. Longinus

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    And six before it!
     
  11. Vavalgia

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    Gota wonder why they don't go back in time like kirk did to save the Wales lol then they'll at least get back to their families
     
  12. JoeZhang

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    If he writers decide the Federation has fallen, it's gone. A lot can happen in a couple of hundred years.
     
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  13. Philip Guyott

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    The suit can do anything that the script requires. It travels not only in time but also in space, travelling vast distances in the blink of an eye. It's like a space suit with its own spore drive that works via magic crystals. In addition to this it can launch an EMP attack on an entire planet. I think the best approach is not to think about it to much. :shrug:
     
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  14. Longinus

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    I can also revive the dead!
     
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  15. Philip Guyott

    Philip Guyott Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    And I predict that in season three we will discover that the suit can be worn by anyone, including fat people as it is bigger on the inside then the outside and it will be renamed the T.A.R.D.I.S suit. Did I also mention that Micheal's mother is also a Timelord? :lol:
     
  16. SolarisOne

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    It can't be a TARDIS suit -- it's not bigger on the inside. Time and Relative Dimension in Space.
     
  17. Starflight

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    As long as we're listing the suit's powers, don't forget that it can apparently teleport an entire church full of people to the Beta Quadrant.
     
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  18. Longinus

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    The suit was just total bullshit. When I assumed that it was some future tech from 30th century or something like that it somewhat worked, but nope 23th century tech and you can build one under an hour.
     
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  19. SolarisOne

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    Yeah, that was kinda stupid. (Somewhat wild speculation follows.) Then again, you never know who or what might have directed Mama Burnham's research efforts. We know that the Temporal Cold War is a thing, and just because it was over in Archer's time doesn't mean it isn't still ongoing in the background elsewhen.

    Of course, I'm sure that's not what the writers were thinking about.
     
  20. King Daniel Beyond

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    I am unsure how Michael topped the Ba'ul fron destroying the Kelpiens.