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A '''temporal violation''' was a report filed by the [[Department of Temporal Investigations]] when it was determined that an individual under [[Federation]] jurisdiction had not complied with regulations designed to ensure minimal contamination of the [[timeline]] in the event of [[time travel]].
A '''temporal violation''' was a report filed by the [[Department of Temporal Investigations]] when it was determined that an individual under [[Federation]] jurisdiction had not complied with regulations designed to ensure minimal contamination of the timeline in the event of [[time travel]].
 
   
In [[2373]], Department member [[Dulmur]] told [[Captain]] [[Benjamin Sisko|Sisko]] that [[James T. Kirk]] had the biggest file on record, with seventeen temporal violations. ({{DS9|Trials and Tribble-ations}})
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In [[2373]], Department member [[Lucsly]] told {{Captain}} [[Benjamin Sisko|Sisko]] that [[James T. Kirk]] had the biggest file on record, with seventeen separate temporal violations. ({{DS9|Trials and Tribble-ations}})
   
Some of the more obvious candidates for Kirk's temporal violations include:
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==Background information==
   
# beaming aboard a 20th century Earth Air Force pilot (allegedly "erased")
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The seventeen violations on record were not named in the episode. Some of those seventeen could be:
# beaming aboard a 20th century guard (allegedly "erased")
 
# breaking into a military base in 1969 and getting caught (allegedly "erased")
 
# breaking into a military base in 1968 and getting caught, and beaming out risking being seen doing so
 
# stealing clothes and clashing with law enforcement in 1930
 
# beaming aboard two NYC policemen
 
# helping to sabotage a rocket launch in 1968
 
# being involuntarily transported into [[Sarpeidon]]'s past
 
# giving information about [[transparent aluminum]] to the [[Plexicorp]] president (although this can be attributed more to Scotty than Kirk, and Scotty himself speculated that they were merely preserving history by providing the original inventor with the means to create it)
 
# bringing two whales from the 20th century to save Earth from the cetacean probe
 
# bringing back [[Gillian Taylor]] to the 23rd century
 
# leaving [[Klingon]] technology on board the {{USS|Enterprise|CVN-65| (CVN-65)}} (Chekov throws his non-functioning [[phaser]] at his captors while trying to escape)
 
# allowing [[Leonard McCoy|Bones]] to cure a 20th century patient with 23rd century medicine
 
# using a phaser and de-cloaking a [[Klingon Bird-of-Prey]] in the presence of 20th century natives
 
# Temporal Investigations may not know about this, as McCoy may be unaware his phaser went missing and a homeless man killed himself with it
 
# taking work, money, housing and food that others would otherwise have consumed
 
# after Kirk saved the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-B|-B}} from being destroyed in the [[Nexus]], he was swept into the energy ribbon. Although from his point of view, Kirk was altering future events, he technically went into the past by agreeing to assist Captain [[Jean-Luc Picard|Picard]] stop [[Tolian Soran|Soran]]. However, Picard altered past events by preventing the destruction of the Veridian System and the survivors of the USS ''Enterprise''-D. Kirk would have known that by leaving the timeline, he would be assisting Picard alter the timeline by preventing the torpedo launch.
 
   
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*The events from {{e|The Naked Time}}
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*The events from {{e|Tomorrow is Yesterday}}
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*The events from {{e|Assignment: Earth}}, though the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}} travelled through time under [[Starfleet]] orders
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*The events from {{e|All Our Yesterdays}}
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*The events from {{e|The City on the Edge of Forever}}, though Kirk's mission was to restore the timeline damaged by [[Leonard McCoy]]
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*The events from {{e|Yesteryear}}, though Kirk was not responsible for the damage to the timeline
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*The events from {{film|4}}
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*The events from {{film|7}}
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The list of temporal violations was amended to eighteen in the novel ''[[Forgotten History]]'' when it was revealed that Kirk had been involved in an accident with a prototype timeship that became trapped between 2275 and 2380.
 
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Latest revision as of 16:10, November 28, 2019

A temporal violation was a report filed by the Department of Temporal Investigations when it was determined that an individual under Federation jurisdiction had not complied with regulations designed to ensure minimal contamination of the timeline in the event of time travel.

In 2373, Department member Lucsly told Captain Sisko that James T. Kirk had the biggest file on record, with seventeen separate temporal violations. (DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations")

Background informationEdit

The seventeen violations on record were not named in the episode. Some of those seventeen could be:

The list of temporal violations was amended to eighteen in the novel Forgotten History when it was revealed that Kirk had been involved in an accident with a prototype timeship that became trapped between 2275 and 2380.

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