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Red Matter - The rare mineral decalithium is processed into red matter that creates a black hole when it comes in contact with nuclear matter. It was presented with a lot of artistic license which made it red when in actuality it wouldn't be and also the matter being "destroyed" (we know it can't be, but Vulcan went poof) yet the spacecrafts didn't, just ...


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First of all the idea that time is different for wormhole-beings makes some sense: modern physics theoretically allows wormholes to connect different places in space-time, so one end can be in the past, one in the future. Now, here's my interpretation: The wormhole-beings dont know that they didn't know. They have actually a worse perception of time than we ...


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The theory of relativity, as we understand it today, would preclude faster-than-light travel altogether, and make near-light travel subject to time dilation, as you said, which makes for some very good science fiction, but really gets in the way of space opera, of fast ships travelling to and fro around the galaxy. To achieve that, various science fiction ...


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The time of the division was marked by violent upheaval on Vulcan. It isn't hard to imagine the records being lost, or the Vulcans never making the connection between those warlike Vulcans who disappeared thousands of years earlier and the Romulan Star Empire. From the Wikipedia entry on Surak: During the "Time of Awakening" a Vulcan schism of those ...


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My impression was that Marcos 12 was a well-known planet with a high level of civilization, and the "millions of friends" were the children there. The Gorgan wanted to bring the children of Marcos 12 under its influence, like it did on Triacus.


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This has been answered in some detail on SFF. The answer references the Memory-Alpha wiki for All Good Things … where the following is noted: It is clear that there is no more warp 10 limit in the future. This limit was set in "Force of Nature". In addition, ships in the future timeline are able to go above Warp 13. This would appear to contradict ...


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The episode in question , "All Good Things" (TNG: S7E25) is actually based in an alternative universe. Warp factors above 10 do not exist according to 24th Century Warp Theory as "Warp Factor 10" is interpreted as "Infinite Velocity". It is important to note the differences between the earlier Star Trek material and the later material. Many episodes in The ...


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There are a couple of things at work here ... first of all, in order for a starship to travel at Warp Speed, they must create a Subspace Bubble (I believe this is also called a Warp Bubble) which encompasses the ship and everything within it. According to Memory Alpha: A subspace bubble is an encompassing energy field which can be used to protect objects ...


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As this review by the A.V. Club says: ... this alien creature is called a Mellitus that can possess people and lives off of fear. It's been traveling the galaxy on a killing spree for centuries, and it landed on Argelius because everybody was so happy, and ripe for gutting. and Kirk figures out that Hengist has a connection to the entity, and when ...


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There is a part in the episode at approx 12:30 where Kirk asks the Guardian if they are successful what will happen. The Guardian tells them all will be set back to normal and they will be returned as though nothing happened. The Guardian sends them back. Also notice they come back with uniforms back on, where at the point in the episode, Kirk and Spock do ...


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Could be a case of art imitating life here, airlines have been equipping clear curtains which serve three functions simultaneously. Dampen sound. Provide a physical barrier to discourage people passing through them. Allow an air marshal to be able to see into all cabins without moving around the plane. It seems perfectly reasonable then to assume that a ...


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You hit the paradox on the head. To beings that exist outside of 3 dimensions (and assuming time is the next dimension) any interaction is already both presumed to occur and presumed to not occur. Reality for us is still based in 3 dimensions with time constantly moving forward. Our reaction is like the batter and spectators from our perspective...we see ...



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