Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
HOMEB-MOVIE REVIEWSREADER REVIEWSFORUMINTERVIEWSUPDATESABOUT
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 02, 2014, 08:21:21 AM
534689 Posts in 40454 Topics by 5080 Members
Latest Member: Bantu
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Movies  |  Bad Movies  |  Time Travel « previous next »
Pages: [1] 2
Author Topic: Time Travel  (Read 1793 times)
WyreWizard
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: -24
Posts: 273



« on: November 15, 2009, 02:37:47 PM »

Hi there, badmoviephiles.  I'm baaaaaaaaack.  Yes, I spent some time with some friends out in the country and they had no internet so I couldn't check my email or check he goings-on of my favorite MB.  Thankfully, I was the one doing most of the cooking because they don't know the ins and outs of the old charcoal grill.  Well, enough of that.  Lets get to the subject of this message.

Time Travel.  Yes, a staple in many a sci fi movie, TV and books since the days of HG Wells.  Y'all know what I said about time travel in the past.  We time travel all the time.  The only problem is its in one direction and at one speed.  Perhaps one of the best time travel films I've seen is Time Cop.  Yup, martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme.  I like that film because it puts a strict limit on Time Travel, not by the laws of the society in the story, but the science in it.  You know, you can't travel to the future because it hasn't happened yet. Twirling

But many stories erase that limit completely.  The laws of their societies put strict limits on traveling to the past.  You know, if you kill your grandfather, you'll never be born.  I remember an episode of Futurama where they traveled back to 1947.  Fry unintentionally gets his grandfather killed, has sex with his grandmother as a young woman and becomes his own grandfather  BounceGiggle  Lookingup


Tell me badmoviephiles, did any scifi movie or tv series ever give you a laugh or make you question their physics?

« Last Edit: November 15, 2009, 02:42:31 PM by WyreWizard » Logged

Babe, I'm leaving.  I must be on my way.  The time is drawing near.  The train is going.  I see it in your eyes.  The love beneath your tears.  And I'll be lonely without you.  And I'll need your love to see me through.  So please me.  My heart is your hands.  And I'll be missing you...
Psycho Circus
B-Movie Kraken
*****

Karma: 1529
Posts: 12052


Shake The Faith


WWW
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2009, 02:39:44 PM »

No, because it's just TV or a movie.  Lookingup
Logged

Andrew
Administrator
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 0
Posts: 8434


I know where my towel is.


WWW
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2009, 02:48:47 PM »

I remember an episode of Futurama where they traveled back to 1947.  Fry unintentionally gets his grandfather killed, has sex with his grandmother as a young woman and becomes his own grandfather

I'd never heard about that episode (don't usually watch "Futurama"), but I'd say that whoever wrote it had seen "Timerider:  The Adventures of Lyle Swann" starring Fred Ward. 
Logged

Andrew Borntreger
Badmovies.org
vukxfiles
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 27
Posts: 785


« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2009, 03:30:22 PM »

The thing that bothered me most about the physics of time travel is a scene in The Butterfly Effect. The main character travels back to time, to when he was a child, and stabs his hands, but when he comes back to real time the wounds on his hands are fresh, and look like stigmata. Wouldn't the wounds heal over the years, or even if they don't heal they certainly wouldn't be bleeding all that time.
Logged
WyreWizard
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: -24
Posts: 273



« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2009, 04:32:25 PM »

Here's an even deeper question.  Do you think time travel will be possible in the future?  If that were the case, we would have time travellers appearing all the time.  And hey, even time travellers are only human.  They would make a mistake like leave behind some piece of their technology.  But of course, he or his colleagues might travel back to clean up his mess.  I don't know, what do you think? Question
Logged

Babe, I'm leaving.  I must be on my way.  The time is drawing near.  The train is going.  I see it in your eyes.  The love beneath your tears.  And I'll be lonely without you.  And I'll need your love to see me through.  So please me.  My heart is your hands.  And I'll be missing you...
meQal
Some Strange Guy They Let In By Mistake
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 145
Posts: 1265


Dude! Flush Next Time!!!


WWW
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2009, 04:33:37 PM »

I have seen a few time travel films in my time. Even made a post based on some rules I wrote up about a lot of the films and television series I seen which featured time travel in it. you can see that at http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,123527.0.html.
To be honest, the oddest one I ever seen was in a porn film (imagine that) where a woman went back in time and scored with herself.  However this one didn't bother me as much as some other time travel things I have seen.
The film that gets to me the most is Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. They go about kidnapping famous historical figures, expose them to late 80s/early 90's California, and yet no one remembers even as a foot note that any of these people went missing through out history nor did any of these historical figures remember being exposed to what would be considered advanced technology for them at all.
Logged

Movie Trivia Fact : O.J. Simpson was considered for the title role in The Terminator, but producers feared he was \"too nice\" to be taken seriously as a cold-blooded killer.<br />Isn\'t hindsight great.<br />A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. - Agent Kay - Men in Black
Doc Daneeka
Tako Luka tuna fever!
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 160
Posts: 1814


I want to eat a tuna!


WWW
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2009, 09:24:29 PM »

The thing that bothered me most about the physics of time travel is a scene in The Butterfly Effect. The main character travels back to time, to when he was a child, and stabs his hands, but when he comes back to real time the wounds on his hands are fresh, and look like stigmata. Wouldn't the wounds heal over the years, or even if they don't heal they certainly wouldn't be bleeding all that time.
Plus if you go by the rest of the film, the event should have been written throughout the character's history, not just appeared at the moment.
Logged

Get out da' waaaaaaaayyy, octopus comin' through!
Skull
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 103
Posts: 1466



« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2009, 11:19:43 AM »

Hehe...

Christopher Reeve has too good ones...

First, Superman 1978... rotating the earth backwards to reverse time... (talk about silly science fiction)

Second, Somewhere in Time... Christopher Reeve uses self-hypnosis to go back in time... (another silly idea)




Logged

I'm raised by a wild pack of jerks...


SPazzo
Official Psychotic Duck and
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 165
Posts: 1303


My kinda toy...


WWW
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2009, 03:05:54 PM »

Hehe...

Christopher Reeve has too good ones...

First, Superman 1978... rotating the earth backwards to reverse time... (talk about silly science fiction)

You mean that doesn't work?  Crap, I was going to try that.

I know of a film that Time Travel seems to actually work OK, Donnie Darko.
Logged

Set out runnin', but I take my time.
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine.
If I get home before daylight, just might get some sleep.  Tonight.
Rev. Powell
Global Moderator
B-Movie Kraken
****

Karma: 1787
Posts: 14465


Click on that globe for 366 Weird Movies


WWW
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2009, 09:54:13 PM »



I know of a film that Time Travel seems to actually work OK, Donnie Darko.

It's not actually about time travel (it's a complicated system of alternate universes).  And frankly (no pun intended), it doesn't really work, either (two different versions of the same jet engine exist at the same time---the crashed one, and the one that's still attached to the plane). 

Try LOS CRONOCRIMES (TIMECRIMES) for a time travel movie that really shows a rigid sort of logic.  Pretty entertaining low-budget Spanish film.
Logged

"The best parts are watching Sly go through the full range of emotions: deadpan, deadpan with raised eyebrow, deadpan with quivering lip. There's also a great sequence where Sly drives his VW Beetle down the interstate for about 20 minutes, staring dramatically through the windshield.."-Joe Bob on A MAN CALLED RAMBO
SPazzo
Official Psychotic Duck and
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 165
Posts: 1303


My kinda toy...


WWW
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2009, 11:26:26 PM »

Eh, most of that movie went over my head anyway...  Plus I wasn't........... all there (if you know what I mean)... when I watched it. TeddyR
Logged

Set out runnin', but I take my time.
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine.
If I get home before daylight, just might get some sleep.  Tonight.
Skull
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 103
Posts: 1466



« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2009, 12:56:06 PM »

Its been years since Id seen Donnie Darko but I'd thought the movie was something similar to Jacob's Ladder...

Although... I think Jacob's Ladder is closer to Slaughterhouse-Five...

 *spoiler*

In general, the main characters are near death and they dreamed themselves into another world (or their soul/lifeforce/spirit is in some kind of limbo universe but its projected into some kind of alterneted universe or future)

Logged

I'm raised by a wild pack of jerks...


Jim H
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 238
Posts: 2945



« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2009, 03:08:30 PM »

Here's an even deeper question.  Do you think time travel will be possible in the future?  If that were the case, we would have time travellers appearing all the time.  And hey, even time travellers are only human.  They would make a mistake like leave behind some piece of their technology.  But of course, he or his colleagues might travel back to clean up his mess.  I don't know, what do you think? Question


What would essentially be time travel into the future will most likely eventually be possible.  But it'll be one way.  They've pretty much proven time slows down the faster you go (via atomic clocks and high speed jets, etc).  So, if we ever get ships capable of approaching light speeds without killing the passengers, people will be able to stay aboard them and pretty much travel into the future.

Also, one theory making the bands now is the Large Hadron Collider is being sabotaged from the future.

http://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/future-tech/large-hadron-collider-sabotaged-by-time-travel--642543

Personally, though they say there's no danger from the LHC and what it does occurs in nature, it makes me slightly uncomfortable.  Especially when the people making it missed a few very basic design flaws in the process of building it (not to mention killing one of the workers), leading to numerous delays.  It's one of those things where I don't think the benefits are worth the costs, even if they're purely financial.
Logged
Psycho Circus
B-Movie Kraken
*****

Karma: 1529
Posts: 12052


Shake The Faith


WWW
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2009, 03:35:54 PM »

Yeah, but if the Large Hadron Collider destroys the the balance of the world in the future, how on earth would anyone be able to go back in time to stop it, when everything is already messed up. I'm quite sure that if the power of time travel was possible in the future, it would have been exploited for far more greedy and selfish purposes, thus changing time in other ways. I've always like to think that time travel would be possible, I would love it if it ever became a reality, but I do not ever see it happening.
Logged

Skull
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 103
Posts: 1466



« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2009, 04:06:25 PM »

Yeah, but if the Large Hadron Collider destroys the the balance of the world in the future, how on earth would anyone be able to go back in time to stop it, when everything is already messed up. I'm quite sure that if the power of time travel was possible in the future, it would have been exploited for far more greedy and selfish purposes, thus changing time in other ways. I've always like to think that time travel would be possible, I would love it if it ever became a reality, but I do not ever see it happening.

How can it be exploited?

Ray Bradbury had a short story about time travel in a theme park sense, people from the future would go back in time to review the world as it was, the restriction was they were not supose to get off the plateform... In the story a character does and crushes a flower (or bug) and the result was cataclysmic.

Ok, I think the idea seemed over reaching but it does give you an idea that every little element can shift change.

Example, I go back in time and buy the first superman comicbook. I have altered time.

~ I give the seller the currency needed (it came from somewhere, even if I'd used old coins).

~ I removed one book from existance. Maybe it forces the seller to call for inventory a day earlier. (chain of events has been altered)

~ the comic I bought may had a special characteristic that might permote another to act.

~ me being in the store could alter another's response or reaction. Maybe the girl next to me would feel offended and leaves the store (her intentions was changed)






Logged

I'm raised by a wild pack of jerks...


Pages: [1] 2
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Movies  |  Bad Movies  |  Time Travel « previous next »
    Jump to:  


    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email


    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    FROM THE BADMOVIES.ORG ARCHIVES
    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os·mo·sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to Badmovies.org and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact

    Badmovies.org is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.