Netflix Travelers (Time Travel Show)

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Travelers Season 4 Renewal Status
Official Renewal Status: Pending (Last Updated 12/23/2018)

At the time of writing the third season was released just under a month ago so we don’t expect news on a renewal for of least another month or two.

What can we expect of season 4?
*SPOILERS*

It looks like a soft reboot of the team is coming for season 4. With Mac being sent back in time before the arrival of Traveler 001, he was able to send a warning to the director of the traveler program being a failure. But the season ended ominously with the Traveler beginning Version 2 of the Traveler program.

There are some burning questions we have for the next season but it may be unlikely ‘Mac’ will reunite with his original team. Without the influence of Traveler 001, Marcy was never subjected to the experiment that caused her to lose her mind thus fate leads her to meet David.

This doesn’t mean that Marcy isn’t supposed to die, but a bitter twist for the audience could be David dying and a Traveler takes control of him. As for the other remaining teammates it can be expected they will still arrive the same way they were supposed to.

Travelers Season 4 Release Date
This entirely depends on the renewal date and when production begins. At the earliest we can expect a late 2019 release date but is it more likely to expect the fourth season in early 2020.

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The whole idea of transporting data through time through blood is based on the fact that a humane genome supports around 725 megabytes of data. It's not a great deal, especially as the information is coded by two bits, 1 and 0. On and Off.
I think that is certainly debatable and I'll explain why.

Most of the DNA is junk: repeated sequences and code that does nothing at all - it's not even that we don't know what it does yet, it really does absolutely nothing at all. So, replacing the junk with actual information could be possible, and it could be done without harm to the individual.

You didn't say where you got that figure of 725 Mbytes from but it seems slightly low. I suspect the figure is for the actual real information of the genome that is stored, less the junk. If so, then there will be much higher figure available. I searched but couldn't actually find this information online. I did find this: How Much Information is Stored in the Human Genome? - Bitesize Bio So, he says it is 1.5 Gbytes.

However, I'd also dispute that much higher total figure of 150 Zbytes that he gives too, because each cell does not hold totally different information. In any case, for the purposes of recording the Travellers data, we can only write with genes on unused portions of chromosomes, and that will limit us considerably. We could, on the other hand, use different individuals/ bags of blood taken from different individuals as was shown in that episode.

I do agree with you that is seems a rather inefficient and difficult way to store data. It would survive an EMP attack, but as blood it would quickly degrade over time, and needs refrigeration. In an individual, it isn't very secure, little is passed on to offspring and what is, is jumbled.

Given that 3 genomes could fit on a standard CD then I'd just store the information on a CD instead.
 
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Given that 3 genomes could fit on a standard CD then I'd just store the information on a CD instead.
Yeah. I would too. But there's even better medium that would most probably last 400 years into the future. For the information in regards of the temporal changes, this diamond based optical memory device from last year seems to be optimum for their needs. Quantum Optical Memory Device One Thousand Times Smaller Than Previous Options

The DNA memory was a workable plot device, but not something that should have been used as the series has shown being innovative and fresh for the old TT genre. If Netflix really push the reset button then the only character I would bring back is Mac. Since there's no temporal agents monitoring his stuff, he could have invested money in the tech stock and got rich for the time the new cycle begins.
 

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Time-travel drama Travelers has been one of my favorite streaming shows of recent years. It followed a group of time travelers sent from hundreds of years in the future to try to avert multiple catastrophes that left the world ravaged by war and environmental disaster, with humanity eking out its survival in a handful of biodomes. The first two seasons were produced by Showcase in Canada and streamed by Netflix. The third, released last December, was a Netflix exclusive.

Alas, that's where Netflix's involvement ends, with lead Eric McCormack (of Will & Grace fame) announcing that the show has not been renewed for a fourth season.

Unlike viewers of other cancelled shows, we are at least spared the misery of an unresolved cliffhanger. The third season felt perhaps a little rushed—it could have made its way to the same endpoint over many more seasons—but it ended in a way that wrapped up the story and even gave some of the characters a happy ending. But even with the story wrapped up, it left plenty of room for exploring the same universe. Moreover, it strongly implied that the future crisis had not been averted and that there was still work for the time travelers to do if a brighter future for humanity was to be created.

As such, season 3 presented a nice hedge against cancellation; it was a satisfactory ending if no more episodes were to be produced, but it left the door open to more. Admittedly, ripple effects from changing the past mean that most of the cast would have been hard-pressed to return, with the notable exception of McCormack himself. But that might have been just the element necessary to keep the show fresh.
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