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Terra Nova: "Genesis", OAD 9/26/11 pilot


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#76 OFFLINE   Galaxie6411

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 05:21 PM

This isn't totally about TN, but was inspired by watching the pilot:

Why do so many Sci-Fi shows have such a mixture of futuristic items (usually hi-tech, cool stuff) with old world lo-tech (crappy buildings or factories, odd and old appliances, retro clothing, etc.) items?

Admittedly, I am not a good Sci-Fi watcher- perhaps I don't concentrate enough, or get too picky about incongruous details, or .....?? and I realize that some are set where the future comes back to meet the present. lt seems that most shows I've attempted to get into have this- to me- dilemma.


I was wondering this in the latest episode when they get a flat tire, really? When we already have run flats today but over 100 years in the future they don't.

If we rally want to nit pick it is fairly well established that one cannot time travel especially into the past. All you can hope to do is hop onto something that goes near the speed of light and your life slows while everything else keeps going along and you can emerge 100 years in the future hardly aged at all.

I had to laugh some when they covered their butt's by saying this (Terra Nova) was an alternate timeline so no one can complain about anything we know in our own history since they wiped it all out. Kind of a cop out but I guess it keeps the nerds at bay.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:56 PM

I was wondering this in the latest episode when they get a flat tire, really? When we already have run flats today but over 100 years in the future they don't.

If we rally want to nit pick it is fairly well established that one cannot time travel especially into the past. All you can hope to do is hop onto something that goes near the speed of light and your life slows while everything else keeps going along and you can emerge 100 years in the future hardly aged at all.

I had to laugh some when they covered their butt's by saying this (Terra Nova) was an alternate timeline so no one can complain about anything we know in our own history since they wiped it all out. Kind of a cop out but I guess it keeps the nerds at bay.


I will agree with your first point that the flat tire was a bit of a stretch but I disagree with your second point that time travel is impossible. While it is impossible with our current understanding of physics and technology it is extremely arrogant to say it is flat impossible. It is no different than someone in 1900 saying flight is impossible or someone in 1950 saying travel to the moon is impossible. While it is impossible at the time who is to say what will be discovered in the future???
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:49 AM

I will discover my socks tomorrow morning, because I intend to place them in a location that future me will be certain to stumble across. Thus the butterfly effect: I will change the future from pissed off me searching for socks to happy me with socks. In my past time of now, I already sense future me reaching back to my time and thanking me by making the Yankees lose tonight.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 03:52 AM

I will agree with your first point that the flat tire was a bit of a stretch but I disagree with your second point that time travel is impossible. While it is impossible with our current understanding of physics and technology it is extremely arrogant to say it is flat impossible. It is no different than someone in 1900 saying flight is impossible or someone in 1950 saying travel to the moon is impossible. While it is impossible at the time who is to say what will be discovered in the future???


+1......science fiction has proven to be predictive history.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 11:16 AM

I will discover my socks tomorrow morning, because I intend to place them in a location that future me will be certain to stumble across. Thus the butterfly effect: I will change the future from pissed off me searching for socks to happy me with socks. In my past time of now, I already sense future me reaching back to my time and thanking me by making the Yankees lose tonight.

As a friend of a famous painter once said, there's no time, Toulouse.


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Posted 07 October 2011 - 11:58 AM

I will discover my socks tomorrow morning, because I intend to place them in a location that future me will be certain to stumble across...

Inside the dryer? :D
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 05:13 PM

Finally got around to episode two today. I agree with the earlier comments about the flat tire. Silly. I can't decide if I'm enjoying the show or not. Something isn't clicking for me.

I am going to stop watching the preview though, seems to me they gave away way to much of next weeks episode.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 05:05 AM

Then there was the time traveler who went back to party in Scotland with Robert Burns and came back with two girls. When he was asked about them he replied "Have you ne'r heard of the pair o' doxies of time travel?"
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 08:32 PM

I was wondering this in the latest episode when they get a flat tire, really? When we already have run flats today but over 100 years in the future they don't.

If we rally want to nit pick it is fairly well established that one cannot time travel especially into the past. All you can hope to do is hop onto something that goes near the speed of light and your life slows while everything else keeps going along and you can emerge 100 years in the future hardly aged at all.

I had to laugh some when they covered their butt's by saying this (Terra Nova) was an alternate timeline so no one can complain about anything we know in our own history since they wiped it all out. Kind of a cop out but I guess it keeps the nerds at bay.


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