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Why does "time travel" redirect here? Temporal mechanics and time travel aren't synonymous. For one thing, "time travel" covers technology, politics of messing with time, etc, while "temporal mechanics" is just a scientific field. -- Kingfisher 17:30, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Because nobody has created an article that covers time travel without covering temporal mechanics, or vice versa. Information on the science behind temporal mechanics is extremely limited. Furthermore, the phrase "time travel" is used with much less frequency than "temporal mechanics". If you want to separate the information in this article into two separate ones, you're welcome to try. But the existing article is already a stub, so you'll have a lot of extra information to find. Hope you have an extensive DVD collection....
Commodore Sixty-Four(talk) 03:50, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Future Guy was from the 28th century, not the 29th.


I'd like to propose splitting this article and "time travel," as they are technically different things. I could create a well-crafted time travel article which could be expanded in the future. Thoughts? -Angry Future Romulan 22:42, September 29, 2010 (UTC)

I'm in agreement with the above statement(and as such I've tagged the page). This seems to be turning into a general article about time travel, and not one about where the term temporal mechanics itself was used(which I believe was much less often). Time travel is currently a redirect to this article, but it could be turned into an article listing instances of time travel.--31dot 10:49, March 25, 2012 (UTC)
I would also agree. --Pseudohuman 07:59, April 20, 2012 (UTC)
Split, quickly, before more anons decide to "fix" the links to here. - Archduk3 12:28, April 21, 2012 (UTC)
Please! The one thing I truly 100% understand in Star Trek is temporal mechanics vs time travel. Unfortunately, most don't. Let's fix this before we confuse everyone else. B'Ellana fan 01:20, May 28, 2012 (UTC)B'Elanna_fan 19:17, May 27, 2012 (UTC)

Time dilation

Not sure if it would fit as 'canon material' but time dilation should probably be put in the 'temporal mechanics' page, as it definitely MUST have been a study at some point. Alpinedigital (talk) 13:58, June 12, 2013 (UTC)

Time dilation would have to have been mentioned in an approved resource in order to be included; we only cover what was specifically stated/seen, not what "must have been", even if likely. 31dot (talk) 14:06, June 12, 2013 (UTC)

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