Daystrom Institute Library Files: The Temporal Cold War


A fan made Daystrom Institute library file on the Temporal Cold War fought on and off through Star Trek: Enterprise.

Star Trek YouTuber Ketwolski has produced a series of fan made Daystrom Institute library files covering everything from Cardassians to the Temporal Cold War. These files are both fun and full of fascinating background information that both casual and long time devoted Trekkies will find interesting.

The temporal cold war was one of the most interesting plots presented in Star Trek: Enterprise. The idea was that war was fought between various factions in various timelines all trying to change the future for their own benefit. The war would then become a series of actions and reactions, each altering the timeline in some way.

Check out this dramatic recreation of a Daystrom Institute file on the Temporal Cold War.

Time Travel has always played a big role in Star Trek. The Temporal Cold War took the idea of time travel to new places though. It really expounded on how complex a galaxy full of civilizations that could alter and travel through time could be. Time travel itself wasn’t even required, in some cases only being able to send a message or information back was enough.

The Federation was of course involved in the temporal cold war and served as the one faction trying to hold the original timeline together. It would be interesting to see what effects the Temporal Cold War may have had in the time of Star Trek: Discovery. Discovery will of course be far enough ahead of Star Trek: Enterprise that most of the war should be over, but in a war in time is the war ever really over?

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