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Fan’s Survival Guide to Time Travel

Posted in Mysteries, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Theories with tags , , , on February 13, 2008 by nerdchieftain

When it comes to science fiction, nothing causes as many heads to itch as time travel.  On top of being confusing and foreign to our minds, many ideas and theories about time travel exist.  Sometimes these enter as sub-plots or as fancy dialogue. 

In the end, however, time travel follows a few simple rules.   Otherwise the storytelling would be broken.  In other words, to have a conistent story-line, these rules have to be followed.  (Yes, this means Star Trek’s time travel is in some cases not consistent.  Go figure.)

I had a vision after my alarm clock went off and before I woke one morning about these three simple rules.  Now I share them so you can survive and follow any time travel storyline.  (Exception: any Star Trek episode featuring the temporal starfleet shtuff.)

What time travel is not

  • NOT: A way to end the universe. 
    Stories toting around the possibility of creating a self-eliminating paradox, or upsetting the natural balance of cosmic forces, resulting in an implosion the likes of which unbefore seen in the universe are all bunk.  I mean seriously, the TV show would have trouble airing the last 7 episodes of the current season if the Universe gets destroyed.
  • NOT: A way to switch to alternate realities. 
    (There are no multiple time lines.)
    There is a whole bunch of fantasy written about infinite possibility being expressed in infinite alternate realities.  Thus, every choice contains infinite possible outcomes.  Some dare to mix this with time travel as another possible choice.  So if you alter the course of events in your own reality by time travelling, you in essence create a new branched reality by leaving and not affecting the old one other than by being absent.  This is all fancy talk to confuse people and doesn’t affect what I am about to say.  Although I won’t argue the point exhaustively, trust me on this one.  Plus, the whole alternate reality thing pretty much takes any level of coolness out of free will, so its bunk and lame anyways.

Assumptions

  • Time is a continuous, progressive force.
  • There is one reality.  Time travel within this reality keeps to the system of cause and effect.

Three Laws of Time Travel
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Episode V Lands

Posted in Fourth Freedom Fighter, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Spoilers, Summer Glau, The Queen's Gambit, Theories, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 11, 2008 by nerdchieftain

There was lots of plot development in Episode V.

The following is a bunch of random ravings and observations.

John met his new car shop buddy… Morris. His lab partner / potential love interest is Sheryl Winters. And his lost uncle is Derek Reese.

Agent Kester now has some hard evidence: the triple 8’s left forearm, severed at the elbow joint. Complete with artificial blood, fake flesh, and (ta-da!) a metal endoskeleton.

The car chase was really fun, with a new car chase twist: Terminator wrestling in the back makes driving much harder.

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Episode 5 The Queen’s Gambit(Pics)

Posted in Mysteries, Pics, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Spoilers, Summer Glau, The Queen's Gambit with tags , , on January 25, 2008 by thissalesmanslife

Some great spoiler pics from episode 5 over at MOTHEROFALLDESTINY.COM

Check them out if you dare.

Big fan of this one of Summer Glau.

-DH

Some Blogs find fault with the SCC’s direction

Posted in blogs, Sarah Connor Chronicles with tags , on January 23, 2008 by thissalesmanslife

So I was doing some surfing on the SCC (Sarah Connor Chronicles) and found that some blogs are already putting up walls against the new TV show. Say it ain’t so.

While it’s not the movie and it’s not perfect – but for TV I think it’s pretty darn good Beats Reality TV.

But we @ TermiNerd, welcome all view points so here are the thoughts from those at Worship City:

And Terminator looses it’s luster

I think some of the points are valid and I hope the future SCC episodes show that Sarah Connor really has “the Stones”

I really liked your pic. Worship City hope you don’t mind that I borrowed it.

The Old and New

Posted in Sarah Connor Chronicles with tags , , , , , , on January 22, 2008 by nerdchieftain

I found this awesome screen grab of Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in T2, so why not compare?

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Both ladies are very attractive. But one thing stands out in the Linda Hamilton version of the character, she is cut like a Navy Seal. Perhaps all that exercise in the Mental Hospital gave her that extra edge. It did add a lot to the character. This scene where she worked on the rifles spoke volumes to me about the character by just looking at her muscles in T2. I was intimidated. I knew she meant business, sacrifice, and war.

Well, we press on to more awesome fiction!

-Nerdchieftain

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