Fried Gold wrote: Tyrone_Shoelaces wrote: Fried Gold wrote:
Tyrone_Shoelaces wrote:It's not too late for them to fuck it up. They could use the Federation time cops that were introduced in the TNG era to fix everything.
Federation time cops?
I think it was a "Voyager" episode. There was some kind of rift or some such thing and Janeway was about to go into it when a ship popped up out of nowhere and told her she couldn't. Turned out that sometime in the 25th century someone found a ridiculously easy way to do time travel so the Federation had to monitor time lines and fix things that got changed. They showed up a couple times but I don't remember exactly where.
I don't quite recall it (especially being Voyager) but I guess it led into the time travel stuff and "Future Guy" in Enterprise.
Time travel.... fun in a DeLorean, but no good as a recurring theme in any science fiction series (that isnt directly based on time travel!).
TOS got the time travel bug in a few episodes, and some 'sort of past' themes (OK Corral, Nazi Planet etc etc etc)...
Interestingly enough - 'The Time Tunnel' and 'Star Trek' first aired within one day of eachother back in '66 - so Gene may have been watching and said "Hey, I like this time travel stuff - maybe we should work it into our series also!"
Time travel pretty much sank 'Enterprise'... that along with crappy stories and boring characters - there was this temporal cold war off in the future and yes, it seemed the timecops could pretty much jump around easily and go anywhere they felt like.
So how do you maintain any form of continuity in a show when (theoretically) nothing bad could ever happen or go wrong because the timecops would be able to keep fixing things and warning of future calamity?!? A wizard did it!
If there is a Star Trek XII - the writers should accept the fact they used time travel to effectively 'reboot' the franchise...
MAKE OUT THAT WHATEVER NERO DID HAS PERMANENTLY STOPPED ALL TIME TRAVEL BEING POSSIBLE AND GET BACK TO FUCKING NORMAL STORYTELLING AND LEAVE THE TIME TRAVEL THING WELL ENOUGH ALONE... FOREVER!! (unless a writer comes back from the future and stops then from stopping time travel storylines - make sense?!?)