Scaroth, the last of the Jagaroth, forces Romana to build a field interface stabilizer for his time machine. Romana reluctantly does so, not knowing that the full extent her action will lead to the total non-existence of all life on Earth. Humans will never have existed. Written by
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Earth's oxygen atmosphere was a byproduct of early lifeforms emitting oxygen as a waste product, so Duggan and Scaroth shouldn't be able to breathe while outside on the then-lifeless primordial Earth. See more
[They've gone back in time 400 million years
[dips his hand into a pool of black sludge
The amniotic fluid from which all life on Earth will spring, where the amino acids fuse to form minute cells. Cells which eventually evolve into vegetable and animal life. You, Duggan.
[he rubs some onto Duggan's hand
I come from that, that soup?
Yes. Well, not that soup exactly. It's inert, there's no life in it yet. It's waiting on a massive dose of radiation.
The Jagaroth ship?
Yes. The explosion that ...
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