Here are some random thoughts relating to time-travel

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Time Changer (2002) is one movie I would recommend because it deals with time-travel and it was really well done. A guy is sent a hundred years into the future. I found it quit intriguing how he interacted in the 21st century.


Believe it or not, time-travel was done in World Between World, this was episode 13 of season 4 of Star Wars Rebels. That episode premiered February 26, 2018. Ezra ends up in this star road like place which is like between time and space. So, it looked like the Star Road from Mario World. Ezra went to one portal and was able to pull Ahsoka out of it. This was a very unique way to do time-travel.


In this post, I'm going to mention a few things relating to time-travel like movies, shows, video games, etc. I've linked to some of the articles I've written about time cruising. I wanted this post to be small. So, that means I'm not going to liter this page with thousands of videos like I used to in older articles I've published over the years. So, this post is a rough draft of a few things. It's not complete. I'm not going to bore you with all my different thoughts on what I think regarding what is and is not time travel, different types of time travel, the pros and cons of time travel, whether or not time travel would blow a hole in the space-time continuum, paradoxes of creating time loops which could act like an infinite audio microphone to speaker feedback loop, etc, etc, etc.


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Back to the Future

I'm not going to bore you with a complete chronology of every interaction I've had with the idea of time travel. Well, at least not right now. However, I would be pretty heavy or pretty retarded not to mention my very first encounter with this phenomenon would probably have been Back To The Future which premiered the same year I was born, 1985. I remember seeing Part III in theaters in 1990. I was five years old and I was already excited about cars with not just the Top Gun need for speed but also that Time Machine need for time travel.


Incomplete Rough Draft

The purpose of this post is to simply partly outline a few random thoughts and a few random movie titles and shows and books and whatever rolls off the top of my head. I wanted to really quickly get this thing out there for now. I would love to go back and perhaps analyze every single thing that might be out there relating to this particular subject of time-travel. But for the moment, this post you're reading is incomplete. It is a super rough draft. Maybe I should go back in time and edit this thing.


Terminator 2: Judgment Day

This movie premiered on the 3rd of July of 1991 and I think I saw it in theaters or I at least saw it later on. This movie was more interesting to me as kid than the first film. This kind of future is pretty accurate as they do have robots like that. You know, knowing the future can be good and bad. Oh, there is so much I want to say about time travel. You know I would talk all day about time travel. I probably have already at times.


Let's Not Talk About It

I'm not going to bore you too extremely right now with everything that I like and dislike about time-travel. Don't get me wrong, I love time travel. But I also see problems with it. I wouldn't do it. I would advice you against it. I will not say time surfing is impossible. I will say it is hard. That goes without saying. I've written too much or so much about this topic for so many years, long story short, I've already written almost everything I can about it. I was even thinking about making a group just about Time Travel. That would be a cool community or hub. So, again, I'm not going to spoil you right now with all of my thoughts, theories, ideas, etc, regarding time hopping. I'm not going to bore you right now with all of the reasons why time leaping would likely tear a hole in the fabrics of space-time and everything else that we know as reality. In other words, time-travel would likely create paradoxes and ripples. But then again, I guess it all depends on which theory or type of time-travel we are dealing with. It really depends on the details and everything.


Turtles in Time

This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (TMNT) video game premiered on the 15th of August of 1992 in North America, the arcade version came out in March of 1991. We may have seen and played it a little on the arcade version first. I would played this game a lot with my brother @rsarnold316. We would rent it from Whiz Bang Video again and again for like years. I have a lot of memories playing this game. It was cool going to the different levels and worlds which were set in different time periods.


Mario's Time Machine

This educational Nintendo game premiered in 1993. I remember playing this with my brother. We would rent this game out from Whiz Bang Video. It was fun since it was Mario. It was also a bit educational as it mentioned random things from history. Mario was sort of like Sherlock Holmes in this silly game. It wasn't an action-pack game like Mario World. But it was pretty unique.


Early Edition

This TV show premiered on CBS on the 28th of September of 1996 and ended in 2000. The show chronicles the life of Gary Hobson, a resident of Chicago, Illinois, who mysteriously receives the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper a day in advance. The cat would be sitting on the paper. As a kid, I found this show to be surprising. I only watched bits and pieces of it a few times, but it was something I would think about at times.


Star Trek: First Contact

This was the second Star Trek: The Next Generation movie, it premiered on the 22nd of November of 1996. I was a big fan of Captain Picard. I saw it and was intrigued with how the Borg were using time travel to go back in time to take over earth. You sometimes see time travel in the different Star Trek shows and movies. It is always really exciting to me. But then again, only if it is done correctly. I am particularly curious how people of different time eras would interact with each other. So, whether we are dealing with going into the future or into the past, there is always something there for me. And so, those are the two main types of time travel genres. Like, I mean, a movie where the characters go into the past is probably going to be a little bit different than movie which has the characters go into an unknown future. And I guess a third category might be when you either have characters like H.G. Wells come to our present time or other stories may have characters like the Terminator or others come back in time to our present time. And this third genre or whatever you want to call it may have 2 points of view of it depending on if you are from the past or from the future and yet it deals with our current day and time. So, in that instance, it functions as like a metaphor for going to a foreign land. Because that is sort of what it is like. You are going to a time and place where people may talk different, eat different, dress different, live different.


12 Monkeys

This 1995 American science fiction film is about a man-made virus. So, in other words, it is like Covid-19. James Cole is living in 2035. He ends up going back in time to 1990, the 1910s, 1996. He was trying to stop virus. So, it parallels real life.




Random

Here is a random list of time-travel related items:


Groundhog Day (1993)


Planet of the Apes (1963)


Doctor Strange (1963)


Interstellar (2014)


X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)


Edge of Tomorrow (2014) is similar to Ground Hog Day


Frequency (2000)


The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)


Looper (2012)


The Time Machine (2002)


The Lake House (2006)


Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)


The Butterfly Effect (2004)


Quantum Leap (1989-1993)


Idiocracy (2006)


Power Rangers Time Force (2001)


Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)


Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)


Click (2006)


Shrek Forever After (2010)


Before I Fall (2017)


Men in Black 3 (2012)


About Time (I) (2013)


Avengers: Endgame (2019)


Outlander


Continuum


Doraemon (1979)




More Notes

By the way, it looks like Stephen Hawking formulated the chronology protection conjecture, suggesting that the fundamental laws of nature prevent time-travel. As much as I love time-travel, I think I kind of agree with him. Oh, I forgot to mention that Superman went back in time to save Lois. And I don't have time to talk all about the history of time-travel, I mean of the different books and thoughts regarding spacetime and everything. But I can say the urban legends of alleged time-travel is intriguing to say the least.

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Do you have a favorite time movie?

There's so many good ones it's hard to pick a favorite. For me I think it would be a toss up between Planet Of The Apes (the original one) and The Butterfly Effect (the first one.)

Butterfly Effect kind of freaked me out and I really love it.


Did the man in the Planet of Apes travel into the future or did he end up a different planet or parallel dimension or timeline or universe? I thought I heard some people say it was a different planet. But I guess it was really far into the future and/or they must have rewritten history.


I thought I saw an ape face on the Statue of Liberty meaning they either altered the statue or they made their own at some point in the future or it is not actually earth.

Yeah The Butterfly Effect was a real mind bender.

With Planet of the Apes, I think the idea was relativity with time, in that these people went into outer space and the planet aged at a rapid rate while they aged barely at all.

So everyone they knew, and generations after were long gone and the apes had taken over somehow... I can't remember the exact details there. Maybe it was mankind just kind of destroying themselves, in a Orwellian fashion? War? Not sure, maybe I should re-watch it. It's been a while.

The apes with the "wisdom" wanted to keep man's history a secret, because they knew that man was a more evolved creature than themselves. That's why they would round them up in the wild and search for the smart one's to lobotomize.

So they changed/tried to wipe history, and there's a scene where they find relics in a cave, proving that man had existed first, before the apes, and was more technologically advanced.

I think that's basic gist of it.

Speaking of the original anyway. I'm not too familiar with the newer ones.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_of_the_Apes_(1968_film)

Yeah. That makes sense. I did see some of that 1968 film. But another reason I brought this up is due to the reboot films which started coming out in the 2000s and at leas tone of the new films was a prequel. They were showing the transition, the rise of the planet of the apes. So, I saw some of the new films but not all of it.


So, in my mind, I am trying to compare the old films with the new films and I am wondering if they're both on the same page. In the old films, it may not say how many years it took for the apes to take over. Perhaps it was mentioned in the movies. If it's based on any books, perhaps it's mentioned in the books. I probably should watch the films again or research the story.


But my first impression of the new films was that the apes were taking over before 2030 A.D. Perhaps, in the old movies, it is much farther in the future. But then again, I forget the details. So, it is likely that the new and old movies are vaguely on the same page.


The idea of erasing history is what happens in that one book, 1984, it happens in real life, the left does it, Hitler did it, China did it, many empires did it, history is said to be written by the winners often times, the Roman Empire and the Catholic church would go around the world for centuries stealing who knows how many books and other things. So, there is a lot of artifacts underneath the Vatican. Perhaps thousands to millions of books. Perhaps they were even burning books, etc. So, the Planet of the Apes is an excellent parallel or analogy.