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Sounds like the pilot of Seven Days, that ran on UPN in 1998-2001. The President and Vice President were killed in a terrorist attack. Now it seems that a secret branch of the government has in their possession technology from the alien landing at Roswell, and they were able to use it to create a time machine that can send someone back in time seven ...


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The second draft of the script states that Phil was cursed by his ex-girlfriend. After they trimmed her character from later versions of the script (finally removing her entirely from the film), that plotline made no sense, so they seem to have decided to simply leave it as an un-resolved question: CUT TO: INSERT : A THICK BOOK The cover reads "101 ...


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If Marty & Doc would have dug up the 1885 Delorean, then it wouldn't have been in the cave in 1955. Therefore the Marty in 1885 would possibly cease to exist.


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TL;DR: Terminator 1 appeared to follow the predestination ideology, where going back in time meant that John Connor and Kyle Reese fulfilled their roles, rather than changing anything. Terminator 2 played much more with the idea of both fate and free will. By exercising free will, the future was changed. Of course it can be argued that intent is ...


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The time travel logic of Interstellar follows the Novikov self-consistency principle (which physicist Kip Thorne, associated with the movie, did work on). Different time travel stories handle the logic of time travel in different ways. Consider the grandfather paradox, where you go back in time and kill your grandfather. In some stories, it's possible for ...


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Marty was in the time machine when he came back. The definition of the time machine is that the machine (and what it contains) travel through time unaltered. (My real question would be, why is there just ONE Marty when he comes back to 1985 after fixing his family. There should be one Marty that was born from his parents on his normal birthdate, and one ...


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So travelling forward at the normal rate could only be a good thing No, it would be the opposite. Sarah and Pops only waited because they needed a Future Tech cpu to power their homemade Time Displacement Engine. Waiting longer could risk being injured, or loosing strength, being caught stockpiling weapons, having the TDE being discovered (it's ...


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Unfortunately, how Gil time travels in the movie is not disclosed and Woody Allen never explains the mechanics of his time travel as any explanations in the script would take away from the plot of the movie. We are to just believe that something magical happens around midnight. I have seen this movie several times and the following is how I interpreted the ...


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Little Barry didn't disappear because there was no reason for him to. There is no "law of time" that states that only one person can exist in a timeline at any one time, because time simply doesn't work like that. Time doesn't care if two arbitrary combinations of matter floating through spacetime make up what we as humans perceive as the same person. When ...


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As noted by Doc's letter to Marty, Doc has been in 1885 for 8 months. This is crucial to figure out why the gas, how ever much is left, would not be useful. Gas tends to have a shelf life of 3 months. 8 months is more than twice that. And that's only in ideal conditions. Since Doc likely knew enough to prep the damaged DeLorean for long term storage, which ...


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No. He could't transfer his memories to the previous flash even if he wanted to. The previous flash and the next flash were totally different as seen in the episode. Initially we could see that the flash was travelling in the right (R) as seen from our perspective. But finally when the wormhole was created, we see the new flash come by the left (L), ...


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It's possible you saw The Time Travelers (AKA Time Trap), a film about scientists travelling through time from 1964, on a B&W TV because you're pretty much describing the ending, after they manage to go back to their time: The survivors return to the lab, where they make a strange discovery. Their past selves are still in the lab, yet to pass through ...


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This event seems to be the singular instance of this happening in all the time travel involved in the Flash, so it's likely that this was just creative licence, because trying to deal with a second Barry in this episode would have been too complicated on the writers' part. However, if you want an in-universe explanation, I would say this: The "other" ...


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I might as well answer this question before I forget as the OP provided more than enough plot details: You're looking for Tempting Fate from 1998 with Tate Donovan. From an IMDb review: A brilliant scientist is disregarded by the scientific community as harebrained and foolish. He manages to develop a machine that transfers a living being to a parallel ...


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This is not a true answer so much as it is a guideline for what an answer should be. It's my best attempt at an answer, but there's a gaping hole in the Salvation change. I'm also not sure if the list of discrepancies I address is complete or not. I've relisted it as an answer instead of being part of the question at the community's request. The Terminator ...


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In Terminator Genisys, Kyle and Pops have a bit of back and forth on it. Reese: Just make sure you show up. Don't wanna have to steal someone's pants again. Pops: I have the Coordinates in San Fransisco, I'll be there. This is after they explain that they need a future tech cpu to calculate the Time Displacement Engine. Pops: There's no ...


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The Movie you are describing is a TV Mini-Series called Langoliers (1995), an Adaption of a Stephen King book: On a red eye flight to Boston from LA 10 people wake up to a shock. All the passengers and crew have vanished. When they try to contact the ground they make no connections. They land the plane only to discover that things haven't changed. But ...


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Good question. I thought it was a great movie too. In that scene where the girls are gossiping, there are many random things they are saying about Chiaki's disappearance. One of the girls says "Apparently he was in debt and the mob was after him". The other asks "It's not something like his parents are getting a divorce?". Then the other girl says "Well I ...


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This is probably an example of the parallel/alternate timeline. When Barry time travels at the end of "Out of time", he gets transported to an alternate timeline. Think of this analogous to you loading a previous checkpoint in a game. This way, his time traveling spawns a new timeline, where the events are simply reset to that point. This is why we do not ...


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Ok I have a separate theory that is a bit different from the others I have read online. My problem with most interpretations is that they leave out Nemo’s ability to see the future (at least to a limited extent) and the importance of the big crunch event in the end. In my theory, these two circumstances creates a paradox, and in turn a very situational ...


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It's simple. If they would dig up the first time machine it had been siting in the mine for 6 months, when doc got there in 1885. when Marty got there in 1885, the replacement parts to fix it for 1955 would not be available until 1985


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The first lines of the movie: "Somebody asked me today... "Phil, if you could be anywhere, where would you like to be?" I said to him, "Probably right here." Elko, Nevada." In screenwriting, many devices are used to give us a clue of what the movie is about. Not what happens, but what it is about. For example, it could be said that many ...


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I believe that the time tuner cannot surpass reminding over a day. On a replica timer tuner I own it has inscribed on it: "I count the hours, every one. Yet have I to outrun the sun." I think this means that the time tuner doesn't have the power to go back a day's time. All magic has its limits right?



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