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What makes you think he saved the train in the original universe/timeline? From my understanding the source code program works a lot like time lines in "Back to the Future": Colter Stevens' consciousness is being projected through a black hole into a parallel universe, where everything is the same except that he is in the body of Sean Fentress now. By that ...


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Like default locale says, the phone would explode along with the bomb; So nobody would ever get to see it/recall the last number. Removing the last number should only be done if the bomber fears to be discovered. As the bomber has successfully bombed before and nobody on the train (without time travel capacities) can even begin to expect something, he ...


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In this interview with director Duncan Jones and writer Ben Ripley, Ripley explains that each time Colter goes back he enters a parallel reality (so he is not changing the past, he is accessing the last 8 minutes of a different reality experienced by Sean Fentress). Inhabiting Sean’s body/mind, he learns a bit more which he can take with him on the next ...


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Though I don't perfectly remember the scene, you might explain it not as a glitch in the alternate universe in itself, but in the connection of Stevens to this universe, which is still only established by (faulty) technology.


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TLDR Stevens's consciousness is transferred to Fentress's body. For the sake of story telling consistency, the audience always sees Stevens's face, but we see the reflection of Fentress to show us this is how he appears to the people in the flashbacks/alternate timelines. The key piece to understanding the movie is that Source Code works differently than ...


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Capt. Stevens was very much needed by the project as stated by Dr. Rutledge. There has been many trials on this project but nothing was successful. At last they had found Capt. Stevens who can be used for the successful run of the project. So it isn't like he was the first try, but he was the first successful try. As no physical activity is needed for the ...


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Let's say we are going with the assumption that the alternative timeline does exist. Every time Captain Stevens jumps into the "Source Code" (or in this case the alternate timeline), he jumps in as Sean Fentress. To anyone else in this timeline, he is Sean Fentress. To the audience he is Stevens acting as Sean Fentress. The audience is seeing the scene ...


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He was talking about the entire source code project (getting in someone else's body) and trying to explain to her what was really going on to make her understand/help him. As he realizes his actions might seem strange, he tries to convince her to go with it. She dismisses it as it doesn't seem important (only dreams) and flirts with him


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Truely great and clear explanation of parallel universe by atticae ! Also, what i perceive from the movie is that the Parallel Universe in time exists and varies by the events and not by the materialistic or physical things. I wish to add that one more Parallel World exists wherein the blast has already happened and the team of Goodwin and Colter Stevens ...



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