Frequency. Not time travel, per se, but a brilliant take on it. The wonderful scene where Jim Cavazeil is talking to his father (Dennis Quaid) 20 years in the past, tells him to hide his wallet, then goes and gets it from under a floorboard. The look on Quaid's face as he tells him he's got it.
I have a massive problem with the concept of time travel both in fiction and in actuality.
It's the practical aspects that people forget, but lets pretend it is possible.
Here I am sat at my PC and wooosh back I go lets say 5 seconds.
Unfortunately in that time the Earth has rotated (1000mph) moved around the sun (67000mph) and the sun has nipped round the galactic centre at an estimated 200 Km/sec. We can ignore the galactic expansion/position change due to the expanding ever changing Universe stuff, lets not over complicate things. So when I arrive back in the past I'll probably live for about 5 seconds while I enjoy breathing the vacuum of space. In my last moments I can take in the view of the tiny blue dot, the Earth, speeding on it's way, whilst laughing it's polar cap off at my plight.
The alternative is that I've somehow managed to reverse "everything" in time. By everything I mean the whole Universe. That's quite some energy requirement from a 13 Amp plug.
Or I've managed to combine my time travel with the corrections required to arrive at my past self's position safely. However, if that's the case I'll be arriving there now and there's going to be an awful lot of bone crunching and blood splatter.
Lest we forget, this is true for me and for everything else, even a little old electron/photon/neutrino and the rest. Send them back in time and you won't be able to observe them, cos they'll not be there.
No use saying you sent them back and now their back and look, it's in a different position, because that position is way out of the observers field of view.
In this sense, Doc Who gets it right with the old TARDIS idea. And a Black hole for a power source at least tips it's hat to the energy required. However, one black hole a Universe shift does not make. All those other black holes are surely going to object to being bossed around by a little blue box.
So Time travel - ruins any plot for me.
I meant the film, not the tv series...
Totally with you on that. I wouldn't claim to have the knowledge of a mite on a flea on the cat of Stephen Hawkins' neighbour's plumber, but it feels like scientists are struggling every bit as much as the writers to make sense of TT without twisting the definition of 'time' into something unrecognisable and resorting to interdimensional bla bla squared.
Doesn't mean I can't still remember the first time I saw the beach scene at the end of 1968 Planet OF The Apes and continue to relive a little bit of that amazing feeling after umm ... ever so many years. I can't *cough* remember exactly how *cough* many. Good day to you!
Wasn't Stephen King's Langoliers made into a film?
For anyone not familiar with it, one the tales from Four Past Midnight, most be about 30 years since I read sure I seen it on film 20 odd year ago.
An aeroplane gets caught in an electrical storm, makes an emergency landing but the airport is empty. They discover they have gone back in time, there is no life .The past no longer exists it is been swallowed by nothingness, a race to refuel the plane and escape back to the present before they are swallowed too.
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