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15th Apr '16 11:14:50 PM SallyShears
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[[WMG: "Humanoid" does not mean "Primate." Each humanoid species evolved from a different animal family.]]
Humans evolved from primates; Vulcans from felines; Trill from marsupials (book-canon); Klingons from crustaceans (implied in "Genesis"); Talaxians from amphibians; Bolians from fish; Ferengi from rodents; and so forth.

4th Apr '16 12:35:50 AM GrammarNavi
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* Spock mentioned the possibility of "currents" in time which resulted in Dr. McCoy arriving in the right time and place to prevent Edith Keeler's death in "City on the Edge of Forever." Perhaps that was one such quantum crack?

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* Spock mentioned the possibility of "currents" in time which resulted in Dr. McCoy [=McCoy=] arriving in the right time and place to prevent Edith Keeler's death in "City on the Edge of Forever." Perhaps that was one such quantum crack?
21st Mar '16 9:37:35 PM FordPrefect
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Kirk looks different, but is still Kirk. Khan looked different but is still Khan. Chekov was born several years younger, but is Chekov. As WMGed in other entries the temporal incursion by Nero changed the OS Star trek universe. In the original timeline we saw lots of significant time travel by the prime OS crew, later the Next Gen crew, the [=DS=]9 crew and the Voyager crew. So when Nero altered the timeline it subsequently altered ALL of those time travel missions, which subsequently had small butterfly effects on all those time travel missions...causing several minor temporal changes...such as James T. Kirk's genetics being slightly different because his parents bumped the uglies a few minutes difference in the new timeline, the ideas for Khan's genetic template were determined a few minutes different, Chekov was born a few years later, etc. This is why everybody, including Khan, looks different but are basically the same people.

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Kirk looks different, but is still Kirk. Khan looked different but is still Khan. Chekov was born several years younger, but is Chekov. As WMGed WMG-ed in other entries the temporal incursion by Nero changed the OS Star trek universe. In the original timeline we saw lots of significant time travel by the prime OS crew, later the Next Gen crew, the [=DS=]9 crew and the Voyager crew. So when Nero altered the timeline it subsequently altered ALL of those time travel missions, which subsequently had small butterfly effects on all those time travel missions...causing several minor temporal changes...such as James T. Kirk's genetics being slightly different because his parents bumped the uglies a few minutes difference in the new timeline, the ideas for Khan's genetic template were determined a few minutes different, Chekov was born a few years later, etc. This is why everybody, including Khan, looks different but are basically the same people.
21st Mar '16 9:34:42 PM FordPrefect
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However, the technology is based around different defenses than against energy weapons like phasers. Against projectile attacks, they use a modified InertialDampening system. Using bullets against the Borg would create a scene like Neo stopping the bullets in The Matrix Reloaded. The reason bullets worked on the Holodeck was mostly because they hadn't adapted yet (only two drones died). The reason melee is relatively effective (assuming the drone doesn't overpower you, assimilate you, or shrug off your blows) is because the InertialDampening system needs a minimum distance to kick in (so walking up to the drone and shooting him point-blank in the face with a revolver would work, but if you were 30 feet away and tried shooting him, the bullet would drop on the groun uselessly).

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However, the technology is based around different defenses than against energy weapons like phasers. Against projectile attacks, they use a modified InertialDampening system. Using bullets against the Borg would create a scene like Neo stopping the bullets in The Matrix Reloaded. The reason bullets worked on the Holodeck was mostly because they hadn't adapted yet (only two drones died). The reason melee is relatively effective (assuming the drone doesn't overpower you, assimilate you, or shrug off your blows) is because the InertialDampening system needs a minimum distance to kick in (so walking up to the drone and shooting him point-blank in the face with a revolver would work, but if you were 30 feet away and tried shooting him, the bullet would drop on the groun ground uselessly).
21st Mar '16 9:29:47 PM FordPrefect
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* Star Fleet's uniforms are manufactured by the Ferangi. They keep changing them every few years in order to force Star Fleet to keep purchasing more.

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* Star Fleet's uniforms are manufactured by the Ferangi.Ferengi. They keep changing them every few years in order to force Star Fleet to keep purchasing more.
21st Mar '16 9:28:11 PM FordPrefect
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* Not plausible. The Borg were the victims of a CurbStompBattle at the hands of species 8472, a biological race ''nowhere'' near as powerful as the various energy beings in the galaxy. Why? Because their technology was too alien and the Borg could not assimilate it. Being unable to assimilate it, they could not understand or adapt to it. The Borg adapt by comparing the technology and knowledge they have to whatever opponents are throwing at them. SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, who are either employing MagicFromTechnology or else PsychicPowers or are RealityWarpers are effectively using "magic" from the perspective of the overly-logical Borg, and they simply cannot comprehend how such things work.

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* Not plausible. The Borg were the victims of a CurbStompBattle at the hands of species 8472, a biological race ''nowhere'' near as powerful as the various energy beings in the galaxy. Why? Because their technology was too alien and the Borg could not assimilate it. Being unable to assimilate it, they could not understand or adapt to it. The Borg adapt by comparing the technology and knowledge they have to whatever opponents are throwing at them. SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, who are either employing MagicFromTechnology or else PsychicPowers or are RealityWarpers {{Reality Warper}}s are effectively using "magic" from the perspective of the overly-logical Borg, and they simply cannot comprehend how such things work.
21st Mar '16 9:26:41 PM FordPrefect
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The Dilithium crystals are only regulating the antimatter reaction. The Federation seems to be harvesting antimatter from pre-existing deposits to power their ships. Given the feats that the Federation performs and the size of the Federation fleet, antimatter does not naturally occur in sufficient quantities to power the entire Federation. What if the antimatter deposits arenít natural? We know that in Star Trek, space is full of aliens, some of whom have come and gone far before the Federation existed. The antimatter the Federation is harvesting may simply be the energy storage facilities of those long dead cultures. Weíve certainly seen dyson spheres made by alien cultures and even the Romulans have power sources that arenít reliant on mining antimatter. Matti23

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The Dilithium crystals are only regulating the antimatter reaction. The Federation seems to be harvesting antimatter from pre-existing deposits to power their ships. Given the feats that the Federation performs and the size of the Federation fleet, antimatter does not naturally occur in sufficient quantities to power the entire Federation. What if the antimatter deposits arenít natural? We know that in Star Trek, space is full of aliens, some of whom have come and gone far before the Federation existed. The antimatter the Federation is harvesting may simply be the energy storage facilities of those long dead cultures. Weíve certainly seen dyson Dyson spheres made by alien cultures and even the Romulans have power sources that arenít reliant on mining antimatter. Matti23



* This is pretty similar to my working theory. There are many different technologies involved in the Holodeck. When you just need to see something, you get a holographic projection. When you need simple touch, force fields come into play. If it's more involved, like food, pheremones, and things that can't be projected by line of sight, they're replicated with the to-site element from the transporters.

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* This is pretty similar to my working theory. There are many different technologies involved in the Holodeck. When you just need to see something, you get a holographic projection. When you need simple touch, force fields come into play. If it's more involved, like food, pheremones, pheromones, and things that can't be projected by line of sight, they're replicated with the to-site element from the transporters.
21st Mar '16 9:25:28 PM FordPrefect
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*** Bashir and O'Brian were like that because Bashir was a young officer and O'Brian was a NCO.

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*** Bashir and O'Brian O'Brien were like that because Bashir was a young officer and O'Brian O'Brien was a NCO.



Kirks log enties are used in most TOS episodes to keep the audience up to date on the story. If you listen to the tenses Kirk uses he talks about the events up to that point as having only just happened/still happening. For example 'We have been captured by ...' rather then 'We were caught by ...'. But in nearly all cases Kirk is in a position where he clearly has no recording equipment and/or can't risk being caught speaking out loud. I suggest that Kirk has some sort of chip implanted which alows him to record log entries with his brian. This may be so that if a captain should die on a mission as long as they recover his body they can find out what happened.

[[WMG: The Vulcans were a quasi-religious cult that left the mutual homeworld (Romulus) and started a whacky colony.]]

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Kirks log enties are used in most TOS episodes to keep the audience up to date on the story. If you listen to the tenses Kirk uses he talks about the events up to that point as having only just happened/still happening. For example 'We have been captured by ...' rather then 'We were caught by ...'. But in nearly all cases Kirk is in a position where he clearly has no recording equipment and/or can't risk being caught speaking out loud. I suggest that Kirk has some sort of chip implanted which alows him to record log entries with his brian. brain. This may be so that that, if a captain should die on a mission mission, as long as they recover his body they can find out what happened.

[[WMG: The Vulcans were a quasi-religious cult that left the mutual homeworld (Romulus) and started a whacky wacky colony.]]
21st Mar '16 9:21:02 PM FordPrefect
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These beings are in between a HighTechSpecies and SufficientlyAdvancedAliens; they can access the power of the continuum only through constructed devices (sort of like [[spoiler:the Q weapons Voyager uses when they enter the Continuum]]), though they can use the Continuum connection in its pure form if they are desperate. As a result of not promptly finishing them off in the past, they are stuck "babysitting," as in the case of Trelane.

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These beings are in between a HighTechSpecies HigherTechSpecies and SufficientlyAdvancedAliens; they can access the power of the continuum only through constructed devices (sort of like [[spoiler:the Q weapons Voyager uses when they enter the Continuum]]), though they can use the Continuum connection in its pure form if they are desperate. As a result of not promptly finishing them off in the past, they are stuck "babysitting," as in the case of Trelane.
21st Mar '16 9:17:56 PM FordPrefect
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I think it's safe to presume that the Vortex planet is the remains of a "burnt" Gallifrey post-Time War, and the self-proclaimed "Guardian of Forever" (Eye of Harmony) is the last remaining funtioning repository of Time Lord knowledge, who has taken upon itself the task of protecting the planet from any further harm.

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I think it's safe to presume that the Vortex planet is the remains of a "burnt" Gallifrey post-Time War, and the self-proclaimed "Guardian of Forever" (Eye of Harmony) is the last remaining funtioning functioning repository of Time Lord knowledge, who has taken upon itself the task of protecting the planet from any further harm.
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