I mean, who doesn't?
It's no surprise to me that the most popular Star Trek movies and shows are the time travel stories. At our nature time is a reminder that we are finite beings. We know that at some point our time will run out, and that is the heart of most time travel stories; the desire to manipulate time to extend our own personal time in the universe or to manipulate time to our advantage.
I'd like to talk today about time and time travel as it pertains to narrative devices. First, I need to lay some groundwork. We'll talk about theories, paradoxes, practicality, and all that good stuff.
To begin, let's start with the differing views of spcaetime. To make it simple, there are essentially two views of time that branches out into the others, but lets start with the basics.