Posts Tagged ‘Time Travel’

SciFi Mixed Links – Jesuits in Space, Time Travel’s ‘Therefore I Am’, NASA Mars Recruitment

New video short by Peter and Luke McCoubrey study the infinite permutations of time travel (with some humor). Available on Vimeo.

New video short by Peter and Luke McCoubrey studies the infinite permutations of time travel (with some humor). Available on Vimeo.

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Today in Sci-Fi History – Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles Last Episode

Movie poster for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Image Source: entertainmentwallpaper.com

Movie poster for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Image Source: entertainmentwallpaper.com

‘Born to run’, aired April 10 (2009), was the last episode of the two-season robot and time-travel series, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. This TV series focused on the relationship between Sarah and John Connor, following the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Amidst rising tensions caused by nascent AIs, time-traveling freedom fighters, and the growing capabilities of John Connor – Sarah Connor must learn to accept her son as the potential savior (and destroyer) of humanity, while still fiercely protecting him as her only child.

What I love about this series is the chaotic time-travel madness, which plays out as a backdrop to the main narrative between Sarah and John Connor.  As each successive freedom fighter or AI travels backwards in time, the future is inexplicably altered – such that each time traveler carries the social baggage of a different world. Yet, even in all these branching visions of the future, John Connor’s actions have a pivotal effect on the lives of so many others – making him a pawn in everyone’s schemes. Like Kiera in Continuum or Bruce Willis in Twelve Monkeys, the main characters must grapple with the notion that they can never return home to ‘their time’ (physically or psychologically) and yet grapple with the opposing fear that elements of the future are predestined.

 

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