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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2005, 12:15:27 pm »
i always liked the back to the future series, i thought they did it well but the third one got real repeditive and Doc Brown acts and looks like Willy Wonka in that last scene

but...

there was always one thing that got me and if someone could explain it i'd be greatful. In Part II Old Bif steals the time machine and travels back to the 1950's changes the past (which would alter the future instantly) but is able to return to where(when) Marty and Doc Brown are... which shouldnt be possible because Old Biff created a different reality...   \

???  so confused



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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2005, 12:52:27 pm »
i always liked the back to the future series, i thought they did it well but the third one got real repeditive and Doc Brown acts and looks like Willy Wonka in that last scene

but...

there was always one thing that got me and if someone could explain it i'd be greatful. In Part II Old Bif steals the time machine and travels back to the 1950's changes the past (which would alter the future instantly) but is able to return to where(when) Marty and Doc Brown are... which shouldnt be possible because Old Biff created a different reality... \

??? so confused

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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2005, 02:36:55 pm »
I love Groundhog Day.  I like how in some of the science fiction tv shows they do a groundhog day style episode.
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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2005, 08:39:42 pm »
I don't know... I've never been a big fan of time travel movies -- at least not ones where the time travel takes an active role in the plot. By that I mean, in the original Terminator, there's some time travel to set the plot in motion and then things pretty much stay grounded in real time. As opposed to something like the third Harry Potter or the Star Trek crossover movie with Picard and Kirk together where they monkey with time as a plot device. Usually it's just poorly done and strikes me as a way to get out of a corner when people can't think of anything more genuinely imaginative.

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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2005, 11:21:49 pm »
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The best thing about David Lucas is that he always plays the same character in any project he does, and yet it never gets old. Really I didn't find the basic plot too hard to understand, it's just the ramifications that get complicated. The time travel paradoxes in Harry Potter or Terminator are much simpler. Harry Potter DOES live, so he CAN go back and save himself. The world where the humans live DOES exist, so the soldier CAN go back and save Sarah Connor. It's a self-reinforcing time loop.
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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2005, 07:14:41 pm »
i always liked the back to the future series, i thought they did it well but the third one got real repeditive and Doc Brown acts and looks like Willy Wonka in that last scene

but...

there was always one thing that got me and if someone could explain it i'd be greatful. In Part II Old Bif steals the time machine and travels back to the 1950's changes the past (which would alter the future instantly) but is able to return to where(when) Marty and Doc Brown are... which shouldnt be possible because Old Biff created a different reality... \

??? so confused





When he comes back, doesn't he keel over in pain fpr some reason? Maybe the effect is happening but just not as fast as it should...
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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2005, 07:19:48 pm »
http://www.flashplayer.com/animation/lookwhoslooking.html

That's my favorite.

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