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Why does Captain Janeway order the crew to abandon ship in "Year of Hell" if they know the time changes will erase them?

They are aware of the time manipulations, so assuming the barely functioning ship has the time shield still functioning, they will all likely be erased by abandoning ship.

  • The time changes didn't "erase" them, it put them back where they were supposed to be - on an intact Voyager traveling peacefully around Krenim space. – Harry Johnston Mar 17 at 22:11
  • This is before they destroy the time vessel of the krinians at the end of part 2. They are losing the battle in part 1 and janeway tells the crew to separate and abandon the ship and re-meet on the other side of the alpha quadrant. – user5389726598465 Mar 17 at 23:15
  • I think you mean on the other side of Krenim space. – Alarion Mar 18 at 0:32
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She did not know. To quote Janeway:

Janeway: I am setting a course. Janeway to fleet: take your temporal shields offline.

Tuvok: Captain, we wont be protected

Janeway: Exactly. If that ship is destroyed, all of history MIGHT be restored.

So, they believed (and were right) that simply leaving the temporal shields does not have an effect, as she switched off the shields and the Voyager continued to crash into the other ship.

  • The OP has clarified (in the comments) that this isn't the part of the story they were asking about. – Harry Johnston Sep 25 at 0:14
  • I might've misunderstood the question. What I understood: why did they leave the time shielding if leaving the shield kills them. My example showed that it doesn't. Should the question have been 'They are not protected', my answer is 'They were able to port temporal shielding to their allies. Therefore, they are able to port it to their shuttles'. – Shade Sep 25 at 7:05
  • What I mean is that your answer is about something that happened at the end of Year of Hell, part 2. The OPs question was about something that happened in Year of Hell, part 1. – Harry Johnston Sep 25 at 9:19
  • I am only aware of abandoning the ship in 'Year of Hell (2)' around minute 35. When was it in part 1? – Shade Sep 25 at 9:38
  • I keep meaning to rewatch those episodes to check, but the OP said, "they are losing the battle in part 1 and janeway tells the crew to separate and abandon the ship and re-meet on the other side of the alpha quadrant." Does sound vaguely familiar but I don't remember the episode well enough. – Harry Johnston Sep 25 at 19:15

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