Timeline branching going forward *spoilers*

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by Makarov, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. King Daniel Paid CBS Plant

    King Daniel Paid CBS Plant Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    This is why we fans can't have nice things.
  2. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Gray Owl Wizard Premium Member

    Jan 2, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    Any of the possible results are possible. It won't always necessarily be an "alternate timeline is created when you travel back in time" in Trek, it won't always be "possible to change the past" nor will it always be "Impossible to change the past". Any of these three possibilities may happen when Trek does Time Travel, we've seen examples of all of them.
  3. DonIago

    DonIago Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 22, 2001
    Burlington, VT, USA
    I agree.

    Given that Data established that individuals have quantum signatures that can be used to establish their timeline of origination, in-universe I would imagine that these quantum signatures might be tested after any incident during which individuals might have jumped tracks, to establish that they were where they were supposed to be.
  4. Opus

    Opus Commodore Commodore

    Jun 20, 2003
    Bloom County
    And the Universe that had Captain Picard eating Vanilla cake at Worf's birthday party looked awfully the same too.

    Except it wasn't.

    The post-'First Contact' had a Zephram Cochrane that talked about killer zombie cyborgs in the future.
  5. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
    And how do you know the pre-FC didn't also include that? As has been said before, it could be a predestination paradox. Meaning, there was never a timeline when it did not happen. You can't prove that this was not the case.