Plot Devices
Temporal vortex
The Enterprise-E entering a temporal vortex in Star Trek 8: First Contact


Time Travel

Time travel is a plot device used in 4 movies in the Star Trek franchise. Specifically, Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home, Star Trek 7: Generations, Star Trek 8: First Contact and Star Trek (2009). This plot device is often used to change a cause-effect ripple created by a villain. Often in most cases, it serves to expose the characters to intolerable environment which seems alien to them. This usually creates character-effects that usually are not native to the character. This plot device is said to be an "excuse" by Star Trek writers to change character personae.

How it WorksEdit

Unintended ConsequencesEdit

Early use of Time Travel in the Star Trek FranchiseEdit

The Naked Time Edit

The City on The Edge of Forever Edit

Star Trek 4: The Voyage HomeEdit

Star Trek 7: GenerationsEdit

Star Trek 8: First ContactEdit

Star Trek 11 (Star Trek)Edit