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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 46
05-15-2009, 04:11 PM
Well there was a TNG episode(Prallels) that played with the theory of quantum realities.
That all infinite possible outcomes of events actually do happen in other quantum realities.
Considering that we have never seen timetravel happen in this particular way before as we did in the new movie(with a black hole created by red matter) one could theorize and speculate that they did not in fact go back into the past of the prime timelines reality, but in fact entered another quantum reality.

In the episode it showed that the differences between quantum realities could be vastly different such as the federation being completely overrun by the borg, or very subtle, such as the painting Worf got at his birthday was hanging on a different wall.

Edit: Robert Orci makes a reference to the episode.
http://trekmovie.com/2008/12/11/bob-...-real-science/