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Encyclopedia > The Nexus (Star Trek)

The Nexus is a spatial anomaly that exists in the fictional universe of Star Trek and was key to the plot of the film Star Trek: Generations. It is a ribbon-like energy pattern that travels through space. When it comes into contact with sentient lifeforms they are turned into part of the energy pattern. There they exist in a dream-state where eternal happiness is achieved by the crafting of one's ideal universe to whatever he or she desires. It is very difficult to "snap out" of the false reality and return to one's original physical life once becoming one with The Nexus. Attempting to understand the nature of space has always been a prime occupation for philosophers and scientists. ... An anomaly is a deviation from the common rule. ... A fictional universe is a cohesive fictional world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction. ... The Enterprise boldly going where no man had gone before. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Star Trek: Generations (Paramount Pictures, 1994, see also 1994 in film) is the seventh feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Sentience is the capacity for basic consciousness -- the ability to feel or perceive, not necessarily including the faculty of self-awareness. ... Life is a multi-faceted concept. ... Dreaming is the subjective experience of imaginary images, sounds/voices, words, thoughts or sensations during sleep, usually involuntarily. ... Happiness, pleasure or joy is the emotional state of being happy. ... The deepest visible-light image of the cosmos. ... Antonym of psychical. ...


Captain Jean-Luc Picard merged with The Nexus, and rescued Captain James T. Kirk from within. Fans have theorized that as a result of Picard's entering the Nexus, everything that has happened to the Next Generation crew and universe in the movies that have followed have evolved around Picard, thus creating an alternate paradoxal existence, while the "real" timeline has gone on to reflect the "fact" that the Enterprise-D crew is now dead as a result of Viridian's destruction. Alternatively, the events in the movie can also be interpreted to mean that both Kirk and Picard did escape from The Nexus and rejoined the "reality" of Star Trek. This theorizing with regard to The Nexus about whether "reality" has been restored or whether to which degree it is altered, is similar to the various instances in Star Trek when, due to time travel, the timeline may have been altered permanently from a certain episode onwards. Often, the storylines of such episodes involve the phenomenon of the time-travel paradox. Jean-Luc Picard is a character in the Star Trek fictional universe, the captain of the USS Enterprise-D and the USS Enterprise-E. He was played by British actor Patrick Stewart in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and resulting films. ... James Tiberius Kirk, a fictional character in the Star Trek television series, was the captain of the Starship Enterprise (NCC-1701 and NCC-1701-A). ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) is the name of the Galaxy class Federation starship that is the principal setting of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ... Robert Boyles self-flowing flask fills itself in this diagram, but perpetual motion machines do not exist. ...


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