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Temporal Anomalies

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Miscellany
Conversation
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See also entries under the
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category of the
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web log
elsewhere on this site.

Quick Jumps

First Post (Empty)
Chris Halliday
Larry Paxton
Ryan Krapf
Rhonda Drummond
Steve Brown
Chuck Buckley
Cindy
Bad Bunny
Wildwings Victoria Bonds
Steve Le Vesconte
Rachel
H. C. Island
Alejandro Lee

Movies Analyzed
in order examined

Terminator
    Addendum to Terminator
    Terminator 3:  Rise of the Machines
    Terminator Recap
    Terminator Salvation
    Terminator Genisys
Back To The Future
Back To The Future II
Back To The Future III
Millennium
Star Trek Introduction
    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
    Star Trek: Generations
    Star Trek: First Contact
    Star Trek (2009)
12 Monkeys
    Addendum to 12 Monkeys
Flight Of The Navigator
  Flight Of The Navigator Addendum
Army of Darkness
Lost In Space
Peggy Sue Got Married
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Frequency
Planet of the Apes
Kate and Leopold
Somewhere In Time
The Time Machine
Minority Report
Happy Accidents
The Final Countdown
Donnie Darko
  S. Darko
Harry Potter and
    the Prisoner of Azkaban

Deja Vu
Primer
    Primer Questions
Bender's Big Score
Popular Christmas Movies
The Butterfly Effect
  The Butterfly Effect 2
  The Butterfly Effect 3:  Revelations
The Last Mimzy
The Lake House
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Hot Tub Time Machine
Premonition
Los Cronocrimines a.k.a. TimeCrimes
Timeline
A Sound of Thundrer
Next
Frequently Asked Questions
    About Time Travel

Source Code
Warlock
Blackadder Back & Forth
Watchmen
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
11 Minutes Ago
Men in Black III
La Jetée
Triangle
Midnight in Paris
Meet the Robinsons
Looper
H. G. Wells' The Time Machine
The Jacket
Safety Not Guaranteed
The Philadelphia Experiment
  The Philadelphia Experiment II
Time After Time
TimeCop
About Time
Free Birds
X-Men:  Days of Future Past
Edge of Tomorrow
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Predestination
Project Almanac
41
Time Lapse

Theory Pages
in no particular order

Discussing Time Travel Theory
A Primer on Time
The Science of Time Travel
The Two Brothers
The Spreadsheet Illustration
The Uncaused Cause
Mass Suicide and the Grandfather Paradox
Toward Two-Dimensional Time
A Critique of the Spreadsheet Theory
Response to A Critique
Temporal Theory 101
Temporal Theory Questions
  (From The Examiner)

Temporal Theory 102

Miscellaneous Articles
in original publication sequence except for indices inserted at correct points in the historic flow

Miscellany
Temporal Anomalies Classics
Temporal Anomalies Index 2009
Back to the Future Nationwide
  Theatrical Showing This Evening

People Magazine's Woman of the Year
  Sandra Bullock
    featured in time travel films

Temporal Anomalies Index 2010
Source Code Opens April 1, 2011
Future Time Travel Film Analyses--2011
Why Not Analyze
  Time Travel Television Shows?

Men in Black III Remakes History
Temporal Anomalies Index 2011
(Some of) The Best Time Travel Movies
  You Might Have Missed

Men in Black III May 25th U.S. debut
  midnight shows tonight

Future Time Travel Film Analyses--2012
Temporal Anomalies Index 2012
(Some of) The Best Time Travel Movies
  for Children

Films Currently Showing, November 2013
Upcoming Time Travel Films,
  from February 2014

(Some of) The Best Time Travel
  Romance Movies

Upcoming time travel films,
  from December 2014

Temporal Anomalies Index 2014
(Some of) The Best Time Travel Comedies
(Some of) The Best Time Travel Thrillers

Conversation
Not Letters

Conversation
Chuck Buckley's Time Travel Problem:
  First Response

Chuck Buckley's Time Travel Problem:
  Second Response

Chuck Buckley's Time Travel Problem:
  Third Response

Chuck Buckley's Time Travel Problem:
  Fourth Response

Vazor's Time Travel Questions:
  First Response


Conversation
Letters

Doctor TOC, 12 Monkeys Fixed Timeline
Doctor TOC, Woman on Plane
JKrapf007, Evil Dead 2 Not a Remake
Nathro, Evil Dead 2 a Sequel
JKrapf007, Travel Before Your Birth
Nathro, More About Evil Dead
Sauce96, Terminator and Star Trek
Sauce96, Presenting an Original Story
Sauce96, Defending Paradox
Muhammed, A Line from 12 Monkeys
Holger Thiemann, 12 Monkeys Fixed Time
Chad Hadsell, Local Infinity Loops
Chad Hadsell, Time an Abstraction
Holger Thiemann, Testing the Theory
Chad Hadsell, Travel to the Future
Chad Hadsell, Erasing Future Self
Holger Thiemann, Temporal Duplicates
Gecko, 12 Monkeys Analysis Incorrect
Jason Seiler, 12 Monkeys Static Time
Jason Seiler, Metaphysics Class Links
Etienne Rouette, Woman on Plane
Matthew Potts, Woman on Plane
Bart, Parallel Universe Theory
Bart, Clarification

Copyright Information

The temporal anomaly terminology used here is drawn from Appendix 11:  Temporal Anomalies of Multiverser from Valdron Inc, and is illustrated on the home page of this web site.  This site is part of M. J. Young Net.

Books by the Author.

Temporal Anomalies in Time Travel Movies
unravels
Old Guestbook Postings

Although it is more convenient for me to receive and reply to your e-mail (at MJYoung@mjyoung.net), some people prefer guestbooks.
I encouraged posting of thoughts on the temporal anomalies discussed in these pages--
and on any of the other pages linked to this one.
I said to write whatever the poster liked--the fields were mostly suggestions.
When Yahoo! purchased GeoCities, they ended most of the good things available on that site, including guestbook posting; this page has since been moved here, but it is not possible to post to it.
It's also been redesigned in accord with the rest of the Temporal Anomalies site.

The Quick Jumps are in the opposite order from the posts on the page; this is because the posts are listed in reverse chronological order (newest on top) and are not always easy to follow in that order.  I've made some comments in connection with some posts.  My comments are always in italics, and no posts are.


Alejandro Lee

Alejandro Lee - 09/09/99 05:15:46
My URL:i have nothing
My Email:facc103@earthlink.net
Does any of this page make sense?: Quite a bit
What other time problem would you like solved?: same matter from different time
Do you play Role Playing Games?: They get redundant
Have you looked at the Multiverser game?: ...the what?
What was your reaction, in a word?: transcendental
Is there another web page I should see?: "Cartoon Over-Analyzations"

Comments:
Very fascinating science and philosophy... and derived from sci-fi! Time travel is virtually deemed impossible simply because matter cannot be removed and placed in a new time (you don't have to kill anyone in another time to create a paradox- just perform cellular respiration for a few seconds!) A BIG maybe.


Of course, a lot of that is discussed in the pages of this site.  I'm not arguing that time travel is possible; I'm just trying to work out what happens if it is.
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H. C. Island

H.C.Island - 07/03/99 03:04:20
My URL:http://www3.sympatico.ca/hcisland/time.htm
My Email:hcisland@sympatico.ca
Does any of this page make sense?: Sure
Do you play Role Playing Games?: Not really
What was your reaction, in a word?: Fun page

Comments:
I'm enjoying your page and have linked it to my sight where I have included a discussion on time travel in Babylon 5. I am not aware if you are a fan of the show or not, but I would appriciate any comments. H.C.

Regretably, the site is no longer posted at that location.  If it turns up somewhere else, someone should let me know.

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Rachel

Rachel - 03/18/99 10:55:57
My URL:http://haven't.got.one
My Email:can't
Does any of this page make sense?: yeah
What other time problem would you like solved?: nothing.
Do you play Role Playing Games?: certainly do
Have you looked at the Multiverser game?: no
What was your reaction, in a word?: wow
Is there another web page I should see?: probably

Comments:
Hi. I'm studying terminator for my a-levels in media studies and this site is amazing. Thanks.

This is not the only case of the Temporal Anomalies materials being used by students.  It's on the reading list for a course in metaphysics in science fiction at York College in Pennsylvania.

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Steve Le Vesconte

Steve Le Vesconte - 02/12/99 13:54:18
My Email:stephencentral@hotmail.com
Does any of this page make sense?: Well, most of it...
What other time problem would you like solved?: All of them.
Do you play Role Playing Games?: Not for years
Have you looked at the Multiverser game?: No.
What was your reaction, in a word?: To the time travel discussions, wow. Tell me more...
Is there another web page I should see?: Signposts Timeline. Not time travel, but a potential future history.

Comments:
Stumbled across yours and Chuck Buckley's discussion over aspects of time travel while looking for the aforementioned 'Signposts Timelime' (http://hometown.aol.com/kurellian/spint.html). I've hardcopied your comments for reading - are Chuck's available on the Net ? (I'm not always sure what you're replying to, but I can guess... ).

Your discussion of parallel/divergent timelines is fascinating. I'm attempting to do an SF 'series' myself (possibly for TV but more likely books) and have said 'no time travel/parallel universe stories' as they seem to be overdone. Everyone is doing them Stargate, Earth:Final Conflict, Voyager/DS9... you name it. But your page has made me think it might be worth doing just one (Sorry, Hugh! My co-writer incidentally... ) as I wanted to explore the characters past without doing time travel or flashback.

As I said, your 'divergent timeline' discussion caught my eye. Could timelines converge and become one again if events matched exactly after a period? I realise on an atomic level (as stated) particles are going to bounce apart and in all probability never come into contact again by following random or quantum paths, but could it (theoretically) happen? Could the symmetry of the arrow of time (as theorised by Stephen Hawking) happen without actually reversing the arrow?

The answer is probably 'no', but I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts.

Chuck's comments are linked from his post below.

I've been asked whether timelines can converge, and my feeling is that there can only be one history of the universe, so they can't.

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Wildwings Victoria Bonds

wildwings victoria - 12/19/98 00:45:18
My URL:alt. dreams castaneda
My Email:wildwings@peconic.net
Does any of this page make sense?: the time one was fun...
What other time problem would you like solved?: none, i dont agree with u
Do you play Role Playing Games?: i do it for real in infinity

Comments:
my master sorcerer is carlos castaneda and i do fly on occasion wide awake time travel and the like and what we do i have written 7000 posts on the dreamings world of infinity,where one stops the world in 2nd attention and stays in it forever. much phenominae can happen there...youd be surprised...thanks for your very clear notes on the theories. direct experience is best.
sincerely
victoria bonds

I don't know what all that means, but I guess we can't all understand everything.

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Bad Bunny

10/16/98 03:32:46
Name: Bad Bunny
My URL: Visit Me
My Email: Email Me

Comments:
Cool page Thanks for letting me sign your guestbook



I don't know what the site was, but it's gone now.

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Cindy

Cindy - 09/23/98 11:39:46
My URL:http://www.zecrets.com/users/cindy
My Email:cinth@usa.net
comment: Nice page.... please come visit my site :-) Thanks, Cindy
Comments:


I couldn't decide whether this was Spam or genuine, so I left it in place.

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Chuck Buckley

Chuck Buckley - 08/08/98 17:29:14
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Corridor/5363/
My Email:warpfactor9@hotmail.com
Does any of this page make sense?: some
What other time problem would you like solved?: n/a
Do you play Role Playing Games?: no
Have you looked at the Multiverser game?: I am about to look at it.
What was your reaction, in a word?: interesting!
Is there another web page I should see?: my timetravel pages

Comments:
Impressive! I believe advances will only be made in the TRUE beginings of comprehension of the subject of timetravel if we take a NON-LINEAR approach. We're just too "programmed" in linear thinking on this subject. I have enjoyed what I have read so far.

Chuck and I discussed several time travel problems hosted on his site, beginning here, and continuing here, then here, and finally here.  My answers, without his questions, are reproduced here, here, here, and here, on pages that load a bit faster than his heavy-graphics site, but you might need his side of the discussion to get the sense of it.

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Steve Brown

Steve Brown - 06/26/98 12:22:15
My Email:stevebrown@one.net.au
Does any of this page make sense?: yes, followed most of it.
What other time problem would you like solved?: none at the moment
Do you play Role Playing Games?: yes
Have you looked at the Multiverser game?: no

Comments:
Followed the explanation of Back to the Future parts one and three pretty well but I'm going to have to think about part 2 for a little while. Enjoyed reading about it.

Parts one, two, and three are among the earliest pages on this site, and still popular.

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Rhonda Drummond

Rhonda Drummond - 06/05/98 12:23:54
My URL:http://www.xtrek.com/rhonda/rhonda.html
My Email:ladyzak@celticfire.com
Does any of this page make sense?: your page or mine?
What other time problem would you like solved?: Where does science end and magic begin? Could both be used as a catalyst?
Do you play Role Playing Games?: love em!
Have you looked at the Multiverser game?: not yet

Comments:
Why was Peggy Sue Got Married never added to the list?

Rhonda's question was the stimulus for getting Peggy Sue posted; I hope she's seen it since then.  Meanwhile, it appears her web site no longer exists.

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Ryan Krapf

Ryan Krapf - 05/25/98 16:04:35
My Email:Sauce96@aol.com
Does any of this page make sense?: yes
Do you play Role Playing Games?: not really
Have you looked at the Multiverser game?: no

Comments:
Your web-page is interesting, and it's nice to see someone else besides myself into time-travel as much as I am.

Ryan sent several letters found in the correspondence section of the site, under the name Sauce96, including a very interesting time travel story of his own which we discussed.

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Larry Paxton

Larry Paxton - 04/13/98 18:25:48
My Email:lbpaxton@juno.com
Does any of this page make sense?: yes
Do you play Role Playing Games?: no
Have you looked at the Multiverser game?: no
What was your reaction, in a word?: informing

Comments:
I only just viewed the movie (Twelve Monkeys) on video for the first time. I couldn't understand two things and you helped me with each. I couldn't understand where she remembered him from or how Bob fit into things. I read several other web reviews an only yours adressed my two questions. Thanks

I frequently forget that the 12 Monkeys materials were up as long ago as this.

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Chris Halliday

Chris Halliday - 03/17/98 22:10:52
My URL:http://www.fortunecity.com/tattooine/wilhelm/148/
My Email:otherchris@erols.com
Does any of this page make sense?: Yes
What other time problem would you like solved?: None thanks, I enjoy doing that too much myself.
Do you play Role Playing Games?: Yes
Have you looked at the Multiverser game?: Viewed the web pages, not the actual game (yet).
What was your reaction, in a word?: Intriguing
Is there another web page I should see?: http://www.xibalba.demon.co.uk/jbr/chrono.html

Comments:
Fascinating page, well thought out and expressed. While I disagree with some of your conclusions, the logic here is flawless. To aid the casual reader in the understanding of your pages, perhaps a basic primer on the "Rules of Time" and the terms you are using might prove useful.

Chris wrote a couple of letters to me which were included and answered in the correspondence section of the site, under the name Doctor TOC.

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- 12/30/97 06:12:00

Comments:


I kept this post, although I deleted some other "empty" posts (and a few spammers), because it preserved the date, reminding me, at least, how long this has been running now.

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