History WMG / StarTrekEnterprise

1st Sep '17 4:02:37 AM HalcyonDayz
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* Enterprise takes place during the time frame of TNG: "Pegasus" (see ENT: "These Are The Voyages..." where this is established. The time is 2370 (stardate 47457.1, per the Captain's Log, via Memory Alpha.) A young engineer with an interest in holo-programming creates a historical simulation for his friend Reg Barclay, noted holo-addict, but he hasn't quite got the technique down, especially historical verisimilitude (see the continuity issues referenced above in this WMG entry. The engineer eventually refines and improves his skills as a holo-programmer, and four years later (stardate 51721.3, approximately, per Memory Alpha's stardate on DS9: "In The Pale Moonlight", the nearest show to the character's debut in DS9: "His Way"), he goes on to create Vic Fontaine. Which means the entirety of Enterprise was just Felix's beta test.

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* Enterprise takes place during the time frame of TNG: "Pegasus" (see ENT: "These Are The Voyages..." where this is established. The time is 2370 (stardate 47457.1, per the Captain's Log, via Memory Alpha.) A young engineer with an interest in holo-programming creates a historical simulation for his friend Reg Barclay, noted holo-addict, but he hasn't quite got the technique down, especially historical verisimilitude (see the continuity issues referenced above in this WMG entry. The engineer eventually refines and improves his skills as a holo-programmer, and four years later (stardate 51721.3, approximately, per Memory Alpha's stardate on DS9: [=DS9=]: "In The Pale Moonlight", the nearest show to the character's debut in DS9: [=DS9=]: "His Way"), he goes on to create Vic Fontaine. Which means the entirety of Enterprise was just Felix's beta test.
18th Jul '17 1:10:26 AM ApeAccount
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* Just to add to this, and because I love analysing obscure lines as if the show had all been plotted out intentionally, in the TNG episode "Up the Long Ladder" Data referred to the "chaos of the early 22nd century". They apparently wouldn't have been surprised if a colony ship was launched with no records. That colony ship was launched in 2123. For comparison, Archer was born in 2112 and his father was shown working on the Warp 5 engine in 2121 (the Enterprise being launched by 2151). So evidently the Earth society, which the Vulcans wanted to hold back, is also one which humanity itself would later consider to have been in chaos.
8th Apr '17 7:46:21 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* While several victims found on the station are from species to whom humanity hadn't even been introduced yet (including a Cardassian, for one), none of them are Breen. Why not? They built it, that's why; of course they would know about the station's "hidden fee" and would leave a back door to allow themselves to use it free of charge. They probably use it to take samples so they can study the psychology and physiology of other species and tailor their diplomacy and weapons accordingly. Only a few species with an [[GenreSavvy innate distrust]] for bargains that seem too good to be true (the Ferengi, for one) probably ever managed to avoid losing a crew member to the station, and even so it probably still has some exquisitely detailed information on them from its sophisticated scanners.

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* While several victims found on the station are from species to whom humanity hadn't even been introduced yet (including a Cardassian, for one), none of them are Breen. Why not? They built it, that's why; of course they would know about the station's "hidden fee" and would leave a back door to allow themselves to use it free of charge. They probably use it to take samples so they can study the psychology and physiology of other species and tailor their diplomacy and weapons accordingly. Only a few species with an [[GenreSavvy innate distrust]] distrust for bargains that seem too good to be true (the Ferengi, for one) probably ever managed to avoid losing a crew member to the station, and even so it probably still has some exquisitely detailed information on them from its sophisticated scanners.
7th Jan '17 10:32:39 PM ApeAccount
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First, let me make it clear that this is in no way a political WMG and I am in no way suggesting the US Government resembles the Terran Empire in real life. I'm simply referencing a line in "In a Mirror, Darkly" where Archer referred to the Terran Empire as having endured "for centuries". This suggests they must have been around on Earth since at latest the 1950s. It quite reasonable to suggest that they weren't originally called the Terran Empire. It's also notable that the Enterprise opening credits for that episode show footage from the first two world wars (though not the third) implying they still happened in this universe. The moon landing meanwhile involved a Terran Flag, not a US flag (and a more futuristic EV suit). This suggests (or rather leads one to guess, given this is a WMG) that in this universe during/after World War II the USA (who in this universe were probably closer philosophically to the NAZIs) ultimately went onto world domination and formed the Terran Empire (realising the calling themselves the United States of America didn't make much sense when their members weren't states and weren't based in America). The extended time spent in expansion slowed the space race but advanced technological development, hence explaining why the moon landing involved the more advanced EV suit and Terran Flag. This may also have allowed them to avoid World War III and put them in a more stable position for technological development, explaining their ability to develop a single Vulcan ship with no support or allies into a War Fleet superior to their Prime Universe counterparts.

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First, let me make it clear that this is in no way a political WMG and I am in no way suggesting the US Government resembles the Terran Empire in real life. I'm simply referencing a line in "In a Mirror, Darkly" where Archer referred to the Terran Empire as having endured "for centuries". This suggests they must have been around on Earth since at latest the 1950s. It quite reasonable to suggest that they weren't originally called the Terran Empire. It's also notable that the Enterprise opening credits for that episode show footage from the first two world wars (though not the third) implying they still happened in this universe. The moon landing meanwhile involved a Terran Flag, not a US flag (and a more futuristic EV suit). This suggests (or rather leads one to guess, given this is a WMG) that in this universe during/after World War II the USA (who in this universe were probably closer philosophically to the NAZIs) [=NAZIs=]) ultimately went onto world domination and formed the Terran Empire (realising the calling themselves the United States of America didn't make much sense when their members weren't states and weren't based in America). The extended time spent in expansion slowed the space race but advanced technological development, hence explaining why the moon landing involved the more advanced EV suit and Terran Flag. This may also have allowed them to avoid World War III and put them in a more stable position for technological development, explaining their ability to develop a single Vulcan ship with no support or allies into a War Fleet superior to their Prime Universe counterparts.
7th Jan '17 10:27:33 PM ApeAccount
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They share a similar appearance (not identical but similar enough to what variation we've seen within single species). If the Ancient Humanoids still existed, it's certainly likely they'd have the level of technology (such as easy time travel) the Sphere-Builders showed. It's possible that the Ancient Humanoids (possibly trying to extend their lives or become energy beings) got trapped as trans-dimensional beings outside of our universe no longer able to exist here.

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They share a similar appearance (not identical but similar enough to what variation we've seen within single species). If the Ancient Humanoids still existed, it's certainly likely they'd have the level of technology (such as easy time travel) the Sphere-Builders showed. It's possible that the Ancient Humanoids (possibly trying to extend their lives or become energy beings) got trapped as trans-dimensional beings outside of our universe no longer able to exist here.here.
[[WMG: The Terran Empire in the Mirror Universe were original the US Government]]
First, let me make it clear that this is in no way a political WMG and I am in no way suggesting the US Government resembles the Terran Empire in real life. I'm simply referencing a line in "In a Mirror, Darkly" where Archer referred to the Terran Empire as having endured "for centuries". This suggests they must have been around on Earth since at latest the 1950s. It quite reasonable to suggest that they weren't originally called the Terran Empire. It's also notable that the Enterprise opening credits for that episode show footage from the first two world wars (though not the third) implying they still happened in this universe. The moon landing meanwhile involved a Terran Flag, not a US flag (and a more futuristic EV suit). This suggests (or rather leads one to guess, given this is a WMG) that in this universe during/after World War II the USA (who in this universe were probably closer philosophically to the NAZIs) ultimately went onto world domination and formed the Terran Empire (realising the calling themselves the United States of America didn't make much sense when their members weren't states and weren't based in America). The extended time spent in expansion slowed the space race but advanced technological development, hence explaining why the moon landing involved the more advanced EV suit and Terran Flag. This may also have allowed them to avoid World War III and put them in a more stable position for technological development, explaining their ability to develop a single Vulcan ship with no support or allies into a War Fleet superior to their Prime Universe counterparts.
4th Jan '17 5:02:26 AM ApeAccount
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The Ancient Humanoids in that TNG episode were said to be responsible for the spread of humanoid life in the galaxy. Essentially, they "seeded" it in a way that would cause life to evolve towards the humanoid form. Given some humanoids such as the Cardassians had reptilian traits (and were identified as having been one of their seeded races) whereas others were clearly mammalian (though in fairness Cardassians did have breasts) it's likely that very different evolutionary paths were taken to get to the humanoid form depending on what was available. Perhaps the Xindi were an experiment in attempting forced humanoid evolution from several different creatures to see how it would work. It didn't work well for the Aquatics.

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The Ancient Humanoids in that TNG episode were said to be responsible for the spread of humanoid life in the galaxy. Essentially, they "seeded" it in a way that would cause life to evolve towards the humanoid form. Given some humanoids such as the Cardassians had reptilian traits (and were identified as having been one of their seeded races) whereas others were clearly mammalian (though in fairness Cardassians did have breasts) it's likely that very different evolutionary paths were taken to get to the humanoid form depending on what was available. Perhaps the Xindi were an experiment in attempting forced humanoid evolution from several different creatures to see how it would work. It didn't work well for the Aquatics.Aquatics.
[[WMG: Possibly related to (though possibly independent from) the above, the Ancient Humanoids from "The Chase" became the Sphere-Builders.]]
They share a similar appearance (not identical but similar enough to what variation we've seen within single species). If the Ancient Humanoids still existed, it's certainly likely they'd have the level of technology (such as easy time travel) the Sphere-Builders showed. It's possible that the Ancient Humanoids (possibly trying to extend their lives or become energy beings) got trapped as trans-dimensional beings outside of our universe no longer able to exist here.
3rd Jan '17 5:33:02 PM ApeAccount
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When Trip comes back to ''Enterprise'' after his transfer to ''Columbia'', it's clear that they do not get along, making it unlikely that Kelby was promoted from the existing engineering staff. It's probable that Kelby was on the shortlist of candidates for chief engineer, and was upstaged by Trip just because he was Archer's best friend. Years later, he was getting ready to take over ''Columbia's'' engine room, but Trip took that job as well.

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When Trip comes back to ''Enterprise'' after his transfer to ''Columbia'', it's clear that they do not get along, making it unlikely that Kelby was promoted from the existing engineering staff. It's probable that Kelby was on the shortlist of candidates for chief engineer, and was upstaged by Trip just because he was Archer's best friend. Years later, he was getting ready to take over ''Columbia's'' engine room, but Trip took that job as well.well.
[[WMG: The Xindi were actually an early experiment in the Ancient Humanoids from "The Chase".]]
The Ancient Humanoids in that TNG episode were said to be responsible for the spread of humanoid life in the galaxy. Essentially, they "seeded" it in a way that would cause life to evolve towards the humanoid form. Given some humanoids such as the Cardassians had reptilian traits (and were identified as having been one of their seeded races) whereas others were clearly mammalian (though in fairness Cardassians did have breasts) it's likely that very different evolutionary paths were taken to get to the humanoid form depending on what was available. Perhaps the Xindi were an experiment in attempting forced humanoid evolution from several different creatures to see how it would work. It didn't work well for the Aquatics.
6th Sep '16 12:44:28 PM MonsterDog
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* Enterprise takes place during the time frame of TNG: "Pegasus" (see ENT: "These Are The Voyages..." where this is established. The time is 2370 (stardate 47457.1, per the Captain's Log, via Memory Alpha.) A young engineer with an interest in holo-programming creates a historical simulation for his friend Reg Barclay, noted holo-addict, but he hasn't quite got the technique down, especially historical verisimilitude (see the continuity issues referenced above in this WMG entry. The engineer eventually refines and improves his skills as a holo-programmer, and four years later (stardate 51721.3, approximately, per Memory Alpha's stardate on DS9: "In The Pale Moonlight", the nearest show to the character's debut in DS9: "His Way"), he goes on to create Vic Fontaine. Which means the entirety of Enterprise was just Felix's beta test.
18th Dec '15 9:14:04 PM nombretomado
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The Breen and the Pakleds, respectively. Stolen from SFDebris's review, because it is mind-blowing. To elaborate a bit:

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The Breen and the Pakleds, respectively. Stolen from SFDebris's WebSite/SFDebris' review, because it is mind-blowing. To elaborate a bit:
31st Oct '15 11:31:36 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: This show is a sequel to QuantumLeap.]]

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[[WMG: This show is a sequel to QuantumLeap.Series/QuantumLeap.]]
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