This encounter is one of the most wanted, as not only is it a cool one, its also highly rewarding, it is the only place in the game where you can get a Turbo Plasma Rifle other than dungeons and crafting. He used the Guardian of Forever to travel to 2237 and save the life of his younger self. Because of this, the Guardian moved itself far away from its original location. The Federation's first contact with the Guardian of Forever was made in 2267 by Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise. One million years ago, 0 used the Guardian to bring other entities like itself into the Universe. Because of its very nature, determining a precise age of the Guardian is impossible. (Last Unicorn RPG module: All Our Yesterdays: The Time Travel Sourcebook), The Federation's first contact with the Guardian of Forever was made in 2267 by Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise. (TOS novel: Yesterday's Son), Shortly after this, when historian William Harrod "accidentally" fell into the Guardian of Forever, Uhura was sent to retrieve him. Apparently sentient, it was capable of speech and interacted with anyone it encountered, responding to external stimuli such as questions and actions. Star Trek: The Next Generation - Q Continuum, 50 Years of "City's" Star, The Guardian of Forever. "The City on the Edge of Forever" is the twenty-eighth and penultimate episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek. It is hinted here that the Guardian was built by the race that would eventually evolve into the Q – when looking at the Guardian, the young Q comments "At least our ancestors made things", reflecting his dejection at the stagnant nature of the Q Continuum. The Guardian's last words in "The City on the Edge of Forever" were: "Many such journeys are possible. It appeared to be ambivalent to changes in the timestream, neither being able to prevent individuals from going back in time using it, or interfering with those who attempted to use it to set the timeline right. The Guardian undergoes periodic attacks and attempted usage from the Borg, the Romulans and the Crystalline Entity, each time defeated by the Horta. In the novel First Frontier, members of the Clan Ru, a species whose pre-sentient ancestors – Earth dinosaurs – had been rescued by the Preservers before the mass extinction, used the Guardian to destroy the asteroid which would hit Earth, allowing their species to remain and evolve there. One million years ago, 0 used the Gua… In the alternate future presented in Imzadi, set in 2406, Admiral Riker used the Guardian to travel back in time to save Deanna Troi's life from an attempt to kill her and prevent her participation in a conference in 2366. It was, however, willing to assist when asked, such as agreeing to replay its images of Earth history in order to allow Spock to more precisely estimate when McCoy arrived in 1930's New York during the Great Depression. Guardian of Forever is a FOnline 2 version of a Fallout 2 special encounter. Crucible trilogy: David R. George III: In the novel's sequel Time for Yesterday, the Guardian is summoned away from its duties of regulating time in the Milky Way by its capricious Creators. Having seen the violence of the Temporal Wars, the Guardian relegated itself into hiding. However, at the very moment that Janeway and a team arrived at the Guardian, the Grigari set off a singularity bomb, creating a black hole that destroyed the entire Federation/Borg fleet, the Grigari fleet, Janeway, and the Guardian. The Guardian appears in the game Star Trek Online in a mission involving the players character breaking the quarantine of the guardian's planet. They are successful in boarding the Enterprise's bridge and manage to take over the ship, forcing the crew to abandon ship, but Captain Kirk manages to escape, obtain several phasers, and transport down to the planet. Its function was as a time portal, which Captain James T. Kirk discovered when a drugged and hysterical Dr. McCoy leapt through the Guardian's portal, traveling back to 1930s Earth, and thus altering the timeline such that the Enterprise ceased to exist. 0. During the Temporal Wars, many attempted to use the Guardian as a means of traveling through time for the conflict. The timeline was later reset by Benjamin Sisko and the crew of Deep Space 9. A 1978 story in an issue of the Gold Key Star Trek comic, entitled "No Time Like the Past", features the Guardian. Through Carl, the Guardian displayed a sense of humor, with a love of speaking in riddles. Realizing that they must correct the damage to history, Kirk and Spock had the Guardian replay Earth history, and traveled through the portal to a point in time prior to McCoy's arrival. Zar uses his telepathic powers to return the consciousness of the Guardian to the gateway and banish the Creators to a universe where they cannot harm our space-time. In the short story "Guardians" (from the anthology Strange New Worlds VII), the Horta are assigned by the Federation to serve as the protectors of the Guardian after a failed attack/attempt to alter the timeline by the Romulans. Q states that a building on the Guardian's planet was built by one of his direct biological ancestors. In 2293, Kirk visited the Ellison Research Outpost, where he questioned the Guardian. hide. (TOS novel: Time for Yesterday). The episode had several writers contribute to the finished product including Harlan Ellison, Steven W. Carabatsos, D. C. Fontana and Gene L. Coon. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. report. A very, very famous image from 'Star Trek: The Original Series' is back, 900 years later. This Kirk, returned to the Nexus by these events, then recruits another version of himself from within the Nexus, who then rescues yet another Kirk from the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) by employing the Guardian of Forever to travel through time. Memory Beta articles sourced from short stories, Memory Beta articles sourced from novelizations, Memory Beta articles sourced from episodes and movies, Memory Beta articles sourced from video games, Memory Beta articles sourced from Star Trek Online, All Our Yesterdays: The Time Travel Sourcebook, Federation Department of Temporal Investigations, Harlan Ellison's The City on the Edge of Forever, Issue 1, https://memory-beta.fandom.com/wiki/Guardian_of_Forever?oldid=733484, In one alternate timeline, in which Kirk and Spock fail in their mission to prevent McCoy from saving Keeler's life, Chief Engineer, In another, Admiral William T. Riker used the Guardian of Forever in, In another, the Guardian was believed destroyed in, In another, the Guardian was destroyed during the, In one timeline, there was not a singular Guardian but multiple. This also marks the point of divergence between the cast of the show and their first captain. 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