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'''Temporal radiation''' is an exotic form of [[energy]] first encountered by the crew of the [[Enterprise (NX-01)|''Enterprise'' NX-01]] in [[2152]]. It had disorienting time-distortion effects which caused those in close proximity to a [[time travel pod (31st century)|time pod]] from the [[31st century]], which the crew had discovered adrift in space. The radiation caused individuals affected by it to experience a kind of “time loop,” in which the same moment repeated over and over again, while time outside the radiation’s influence proceeded at a normal pace.
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'''Temporal radiation''' is an exotic form of [[energy]] first encountered by the crew of the [[Enterprise (NX-01)|''Enterprise'' NX-01]] in [[2152]]. It produced disorienting time-distortion effects which caused those exposed to it to relive the same moment repeatedly, while time outside the radiation's influence proceeded at a normal pace.
   
[[Commander]] [[Charles Tucker III|Charles Tucker]] and [[Lieutenant]] [[Malcolm Reed]] were the first to become exposed to the radiation after removing a panel from the time pod. As a result, they began reliving the same moment repeatedly. Although the [[particle]] density was too low to allow any lasting effects, Archer sealed off the [[launch bay]] where the pod was being held to prevent further exposure.
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The radiation was being produced by a [[31st century]] [[Time travel pod (31st century)|time pod]], which ''Enterprise'' had discovered drifting in space. Examining the pod, [[Commander]] [[Charles Tucker III|Charles Tucker]] and [[Lieutenant]] [[Malcolm Reed]] experienced the effects of the radiation firsthand, after removing a panel from the exterior of the pod. As they engaged in the same conversation over and over again, they soon began to realize what was happening. Upon examination by [[Doctor]] [[Phlox]], they discovered that the particle density was too low to allow any lasting effects, but [[Captain]] [[Jonathan Archer|Archer]] nevertheless ordered the launch bay sealed off.
   
Later, Reed and Archer would go through the same experience of ''deja vu'' while attempting to load a [[warhead]] from a [[spatial torpedo]] onto the pod with the intention of destroying it before it could fall into Tholian hands. Although the Tholians were able to disarm the warhead, the pod itself would disappear after Tucker activated its [[temporal beacon]]. ({{ENT|Future Tense}})
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Later, after coming under attack from [[Tholian]]s, who sought to claim the pod for themselves, Archer and Reed attempted to load a [[warhead]] from a [[spatial torpedo|torpedo]] into the pod, with the intention of detonating it after the Tholians had gained posession of it. Their effort was hampered, however, by the effects of the temporal radiation, which caused them to experience the same events repeatedly as the Tholian attack on ''Enterprise'' continued. Archer and Reed were eventually successful, but the Tholians managed to deactivate the warhead before Reed could detonate it. Eventually, the pod was retrieved by [[temporal agent]]s in the 31st century, and the Tholians withdrew. ({{ENT|Future Tense}})
   
 
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Revision as of 21:02, June 10, 2010

Temporal radiation is an exotic form of energy first encountered by the crew of the Enterprise NX-01 in 2152. It produced disorienting time-distortion effects which caused those exposed to it to relive the same moment repeatedly, while time outside the radiation's influence proceeded at a normal pace.

The radiation was being produced by a 31st century time pod, which Enterprise had discovered drifting in space. Examining the pod, Commander Charles Tucker and Lieutenant Malcolm Reed experienced the effects of the radiation firsthand, after removing a panel from the exterior of the pod. As they engaged in the same conversation over and over again, they soon began to realize what was happening. Upon examination by Doctor Phlox, they discovered that the particle density was too low to allow any lasting effects, but Captain Archer nevertheless ordered the launch bay sealed off.

Later, after coming under attack from Tholians, who sought to claim the pod for themselves, Archer and Reed attempted to load a warhead from a torpedo into the pod, with the intention of detonating it after the Tholians had gained posession of it. Their effort was hampered, however, by the effects of the temporal radiation, which caused them to experience the same events repeatedly as the Tholian attack on Enterprise continued. Archer and Reed were eventually successful, but the Tholians managed to deactivate the warhead before Reed could detonate it. Eventually, the pod was retrieved by temporal agents in the 31st century, and the Tholians withdrew. (ENT: "Future Tense")

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