Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Yeoman Randi, Jul 16, 2009.
That's Deus Ex Machina.
I usually think of it as Doo Doo Ex Machina.
That show is kinda crap, but fun anyway. I loved seeing the Big E in Earth's atmo.
I don't buy whole same exact matter statment, the molecules in a past and future version of a person would not be exactly the same contrary to what was shown in the movie Timecop. Molecules are always changing through time, quanta in different states and all that. Cells also, are always changing etc.. As Doc Brown would say your not thinking 4th dimensionaly!
But molocules, in a state of temporal flux, would be able to re-arrange in a fluid, yet cohesive response to the quantum event.
Bi, or Di-polar fluctuation would be a nominal ancillary factor during temporal-affected re-assemblage in timeline re-structuralization.
Are some people arguing that the science in this episode makes sense?
If you think "Tomorrow is Yesterday" is a WTF event, wait till you examine "Spock's Brain". you head will explode.
Best episode EVER.
But your hair will stay neat and tidy for some reason!
Not at all.
"Brain and brain? What is brain!!!!????"
You have to wonder why they'd design a clock that could detect when time was flowing backward and display it properly. And just how they'd do that.
Yes, yes, I did find that clock quite a wonder.
The cut and paste scenes left out a lot of things. It's an old TV show, these things were very common. I always keep asking myself, "what the hell is going on?" rather frequently.
What delights me in The Naked Time is when the ship hits time warp and is traveling backwards...and there in an image on the viewscreen. If the ship is traveling backwards in, the light is traveling backwards towards the stars that emitted them...not towards the ship. It's a big "wha?"
..Making all the black holes in space emit the light(s) you see on the screen. *grin*
Just have a red shirt set his phaser to vaporize, aim at Captain Christopher and the Air Policeman, shoot, and voilà! Like they never existed. The Captain Christopher and Policeman in the corrected time line don't need their alternate time line counterparts with their inconvenient memories getting beamed into them. Spock could have given his "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few" speech, raised an eyebrow and then roll credits.
But that's just evil. Harlan Ellison might have written it that way and thrown in some space pirates, to boot.
Too bad they can't remaster plot and make it more modern and edgy. Kidding.
Beaming the two guys into their former selves was a "nice" way of avoiding KILLING them to get them out of the way. Maybe there was something that could be done with the transporter so that while they were beamed into their earlier selves, the "stuff" mAking up the slightly older versions sort of vaporized or melted away.
My big question has always been "How did the Enterprise passing thru those moments a second time cause the earlier version of the ship to vanish?"
I guess it was a "they merged" sort of thing. How or why, no explanation.
This from a show that allows for traveling backward in time in the first place, something that should be impossible. I think we can be a little forgiving. The laws of physics in the TOS universe must be different than they are here. There. Problem solved.
You want a REAL headache due to a time travel story? Try TAS's "Yesteryear".
Using the Guardian to view the past, in particular moments during which an adult Spock saved his younger self from death, caused the older Spock's presence in the past to be erased, thus cluing them into the fact he had to go back in time in the first place.
I want to know what happened to the Enterprise in The Naked Time? When they went back in time three days shouldn't they have met up with their prior versions?
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