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The purpose of the experiment was to prove or disprove the grandfather paradox theory of time travel. In this case, the result was inconclusive, because it's never stated for certain that she was the right person and not just an innocent victim who shared the name. Remember they were going after multiple people with the same name in the hopes of finding the ...


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Caveat: Looking for logic in time-travel movies is an exercise in recursive futility. The idea in 12 Monkeys is that the past is, in many ways, read only. You can go back and "read" all you want, but you won't be able to "write" anything that will (meaningfully) change the timeline. Alternatively, you can attempt to change an event, but since the timeline ...


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It would seem logical to me that any form of time travel would imply spacial travel as well. The earth is constantly rotating on its axis and orbiting the sun. If you traveled through time but not space (i.e. ended up in the same exact point in space) then you might end up in the vacuum of space, or even the interior of the earth. That being said, if the ...


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There are two logical ways of dealing with time travel paradoxes: Stable time loop. When you travel to the past, whatever you do, you won't actually change anything (which pretty much implies there is no free will). In fiction, the way this is often done is that the time traveller attempts to change the past, but doesn't succeed, because it was him who ...


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This IMDB search gives you all films which have time-travel in their plot keywords, sorted by year, ascending. The following are the first elements of the list: The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1918) A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1921) Felix Trifles with Time (1925) Obviously, Scrooge; or Marley's Ghost (1901), mentioned above, is not ...


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Here's my thoughts: Granger goes into a coma because he has become an unresolved paradox. It's unclear when he arrived - we can guess 5pm, after Abe turned on the machine - or what, exactly, went wrong. We'll never know. "The permutations are endless." What we do know is this: when Thomas Granger interacted with Abe and Aaron, he prevented himself from ever ...


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I agree that we enter the loop during its Nth playthrough. However I do not think we are following the same Jess all the way through - there is a moment when the film seems to judder and jump back several frames - I think this represents several more playthroughs of the exact same moment thus we have jumped forward 2 or 3 Jess'. Remember these are not ...


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From my view point, Jess is being punished just as the Gods punished the person related to the boats name with the infinite task of moving the rock to see it fall back to its starting point. I feel that the actions taken to save her son are the cause of this punishment. When Jess sees the car crash, the taxi driver comes along, telling her that there is no ...


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In the original timeline, Rachel is injured or killed at the party. The first Aaron to emerge from the original failsafe box (hooded Aaron who drugs his "innocent" pre-time-travel self) knows this. When he is challenged by the later version of himself, he agrees to leave because the newer copy of himself has already done what he intended (record the ...


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There is a part in the episode at approx 12:30 where Kirk asks the Guardian if they are successful what will happen. The Guardian tells them all will be set back to normal and they will be returned as though nothing happened. The Guardian sends them back. Also notice they come back with uniforms back on, where at the point in the episode, Kirk and Spock do ...


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There are two approaches to time travel science fiction: That time is ONE fabric and continuous. Which makes it sort of a physics law that the past cannot be changed. Time is something like a dimension. Which means that there can be alternate realities, parallel realities, well take your pick. In 12 Monkeys, no matter what the actions are, the ...


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I suspect it might be "Les 1001 Nuits" (The 1001 Nights) by Philippe de Broca : Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_KJSzgDmok IMDB : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098961/ This is a French movie from the 90s, which some very famous "café-theatre" comedians as the king and genie (respectively Thierry Lhermite and Gerard Jugnot), and the ...


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You're assuming a never-stated correlation between time differences. The examples are not a fixed, linear 1 minute = 1 week pattern. One second could be a year. Another second could be a decade, another just a minute, etc. As you said: After the clockwork androids are stopped the Doctor is trapped in Versailles because all the time windows are broken. ...


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From what I gathered: Our protagonist was unable to change the past because it was part of his present. He could have changed everything had he been told by someone else sent to him. This person would have to have gone to a timeline where the same big event ocurs, found out the truth and then go back to our progagonists timeline to let him know The people ...


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I believe that 'Back to the Future 2' follows the same logic as the 2005 movie 'A Sound of Thunder' based on the Ray Bradbury story. In 'A Sound of Thunder' (the movie) when someone went back to the time of the dinosaurs and they made even the smallest change, and then returned to their own time, then sometime later timewaves would catch up to the present ...



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