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When the whale probe in 2286 reach Earth and they have to travel back in time , will they travel to the past of their universe ?

If yes , than the second part is not necessary to answer.

If No , could they meet the other crew of the enterprise in the past?

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marked as duplicate by Valorum star-trek Jan 24 '15 at 15:53

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  • I've closed this as a dupe. Several of the answers specifically address the question you've asked. – Valorum Jan 24 '15 at 15:54
  • What is the answer Yes or No – Bigben59 Jan 24 '15 at 17:10
  • Yes. This may also help you; trekmovie.com/2008/12/11/… – Valorum Jan 24 '15 at 17:29
  • @Richard - Do any of the answers to the other question specifically address the question of whether, in the 1986 of the new timeline, it's still true that Kirk & co. from the original timeline appeared (a version of Kirk who grew up with a father, for example) and took two whales along with Dr. Gillian Taylor? It seems to me we don't really know enough about the "temporal mechanics" of the Trek universe to say for sure. – Hypnosifl Jan 24 '15 at 19:32
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    ...And if you go with Orci's speculation that they did cross over to a parallel version of 1986 to get the whales, and then returned to future the same timeline they left, that would mean that in that 1986 of that timeline there would have been no visitors from the future, and thus presumably there wouldn't be in the 1986 of the Abramsverse either (meaning the answer to Bigben59's question should be "No"). So, I think it's ambiguous, and that this question involves distinct issues from the more general question you marked this as a duplicate of--I'm voting to reopen. – Hypnosifl Jan 24 '15 at 19:37

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