As a time traveler, does the plot of the Terminator movies make any scientific sense?
“Are we counting Genisys? Salvation? I hope we’re counting The Sarah Connor Chronicles because with the exception of the bollocks cliffhanger that show was dead brill.”
“No, the plots were nonsense, especially since they went completely off the rails with the last one– I rather liked that bloke they got to play SkyNet, he seems keen, he’ll go places, but the rest of it, bleah.”
“However, if we’re strictly discussing the first two films, and the recursive ontological paradoxes depicted in them, the temporal mechanics are actually surprisingly astute for human fiction. Keep in mind, that whole Bad Wolf thing actually turned out to be an ontological paradox in the end– some people call it a bootstrap paradox? –so there’s your life imitating art.”
“Once you’re in a loop like that, God help you, it’s devilishly hard to break out of it again, so of course no matter the Connor family’s fits and starts and fixes to history, the loop would attempt to reassert itself through The Infinite Temporal Flux. Self-perpetuating, its own little paradox machine.”
“Clear as mud, I know, but if you must have a messiah from the future against an indomitably murderous army of cyborgs, certain corners must needs be cut.”
“Mind you, I always did prefer Somewhere in Time.”
Shameless DnD podcast fan art - for ‘The Rusty Quill’. Or I should say, Pathfinder! I can’t recommend the show enough, just consistently funny and compelling ‘actual play’ with brill sound production and invested players/GM.
I spent a whole day watching this incredible 8 episode mini-series on Netflix. This series had me screaming at the second episode and crying in the third. It was like eating Eggo waffles & chocolate pudding for the first time, I couldn’t stop and I wanted more. It was like watching The Poltergeist, The Goonies, Super 8, ET, and Insidious ALL AT ONCE! Don’t even get me started on the soundtrack! If your craving a good old 80′s style hella brill show take a red, because this one is worth the 8 hours!
The New Pornographers - Kathryn Calder, Neko Case, John Collins, Todd Fancey, Carl Newman, Joe Seiders, Blaine Thurier & Dan Bejar @ 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Whiteout Conditions Spring 2017 Tour Setlist:
The Laws Have Changed
The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism
Champions of Red Wine
Adventures in Solitude
All the Old Showstoppers
This is the World of the Theater
You Tell Me Where
High Ticket Attractions
Testament to Youth in Verse
Sing Me Spanish Techno
Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk
We’ve Been Here Before
The Bleeding Heart Show (at 9:30 Club)