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Can someone help me understand the episode Relativity

Sora

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Report this Feb. 24 2014, 4:02 pm

This has always been one of my favorite episodes, and up until now I had never caught this before. In the end of Future's End, Captain Braxton states that he never experienced that timeline of having been stuck on earth for 30 years. Yet in Relativity he is making specific references to Seven about having been stuck on earth for 30 years. And that ends up being his future self's motivation for trying to destory Voyager in the first place because of everything Janeway has supposedly done to him.


So how is this possible? How can he know anything about it if he never experienced that timeline? Is there an explanation for this? Or is it just a major plot hole?

22123magic

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Report this Feb. 25 2014, 10:24 am

They showed a combination machine that they have in the future to recombine people from different timelines. Perhaps they used this, and he gained the memories that way.


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Sora

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Report this Feb. 25 2014, 4:23 pm

Yeah I suppose that's possible. I just with it had been addressed a little more.

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Report this Feb. 25 2014, 7:18 pm

Agreed.


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Report this Feb. 26 2014, 11:14 am

I think it would be difficult to thread each and every episode of every series and every movie perfectly.  I mean, look at one of my all time favorite Trek episodes period: Relics (TNG).  When Scoty saiid something like 'I'll bet old Jim Kirk hauled the Enterprise out of mothballs to come and get me.'   Of course, he had experienced Kirk's death in the movie Generations so how could he have surmised that Kirk was still alive?  Doesn't really matter, does it?  I think over-analyzing things like that detract from the fun you have watching really good theater.  Yes, I'm aware of 'imperfections' in the Trek timeline but they don't bother me.


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