Temporal locks were safeguards which prevented time-travellers from revisiting and altering an established event. The View routinely imposed temporal locks on its own social occasions to safeguard its narrative integrity, but would sometime wait awhile before laying them down, to allow “late early entries” to events whose first iteration had been underwhelming. (PROSE: The Leader of the Band)

Behind the scenes

  • The similarly-named, likely-synonymous term of time lock is frequently used in Doctor Who media, which describe events in the universe dubbed the Totality in 10,000 Dawns sources.
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