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I recall from decades ago that one of the cartoon Star Trek episodes had Kirk meeting a version of himself from a previous cycle of the universe. The universe was suppose to be cyclical, oscillating between expansion and collapse, with the big bang being the transition from collapse to expansion.

I browsed the episode synopses on Wikipedia, but none seem to correspond. Can anyone recall which episode this was?

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The character of James Kirk only encountered "himself" on four occasions;

For the record, there are no instances of him being duplicated in the Animated Series, none of the TV episodes dealt with a cyclical universe, nor is the 'cyclical universe' itself a feature of the Star Trek fictional universe which would strongly suggest that this wasn't a trek episode.


As an aside, although Star Trek usually subscribes to the "Big-Bang, Big-Crunch" theory, the episode TAS: The Magicks of Megas-Tu dealt with another theory of universe creation, that of the Steady State.

Kirk: Captain's log, stardate 1254.4. For years scientists have theorised that if our galaxy was created from a great explosion, then the centre of the galaxy might still be creating new matter. The Enterprise is now on a science mission to investigate.

  • I have no idea about Star Trek, but it appears to me that OP is asking about animated, not the original series. – Gallifreyan Mar 18 '17 at 19:12
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    @Gallifreyan - See edit. He's not thinking of Star Trek unless I'm very much mistaken. – Valorum Mar 18 '17 at 19:17
  • But the question doesn't ask about duplication, it says "version from another universe" – Gallifreyan Mar 18 '17 at 19:24
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    @user2153235 - No episode of the cartoon series matches your description, as I've noted. – Valorum Mar 18 '17 at 20:10
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    @user2153235 - I can assure you that no canon episode of Star Trek has been lost. – Valorum Mar 19 '17 at 23:12

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