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Temporal Anomalies

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elsewhere on this site.

Quick Jumps

The Letter
The Reply

Not Letters

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


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
Illumin8, Spreadsheets

Movies Analyzed
in order examined

    Addendum to Terminator
    Terminator 3:  Rise of the Machines
    Terminator Recap
    Terminator Salvation
    Terminator Genisys
    Terminator:  Dark Fate
Back To The Future
Back To The Future II
Back To The Future III
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
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 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
Los Cronocrimines a.k.a. TimeCrimes
A Sound of Thundrer
Frequently Asked Questions
    About Time Travel

Source Code
Blackadder Back & Forth
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
11 Minutes Ago
Men in Black III
La Jetée
Midnight in Paris
Meet the Robinsons
H. G. Wells' The Time Machine
The Jacket
Safety Not Guaranteed
The Philadelphia Experiment
    The Philadelphia Experiment II
Time After Time
About Time
Free Birds
X-Men:  Days of Future Past
Edge of Tomorrow
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Project Almanac
Time Lapse
O Homem Do Futuro
    a.k.a. The Man from the Future

Abby Sen
When We First Met
See You Yesterday
The History of Time Travel
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.

The Book

Temporal Anomalies in Time Travel Movies
A Letter from Nathro:
Evil Dead 2 Is a Sequel

It seems my misinformation reached the attention of more than one fan of the series, because just as I replied to Justin Krapf about this, Nathan wrote to tell me the same thing.  It was perhaps this that inspired me to post the letters on the site for others to read.

The Letter

Subject:  Army of Darkness
Date:  Sat, 23 May 1998 03:29:45 EDT
From:  Nathro

Dude Evil Dead 2 is not a remake, bruce cambell even told me himself , I'll explain it if you like, basicly the begining of Evil Dead 2 is a slightly different remake of The Evil Dead but only until the scene where he gets thrown into the forest after that it's a sequel.  Both movies are good but Evil Dead 2 is the best of all 3 it's hillarious, you've got to see these movies before formulating any ideas.  I don't think they thought too deeply about the time traveling aspects there just fun movies, go out and rent them or just Evil Dead 2, OK?  You;ll love them.  It does explain the time travel element a little in Evil Dead 2, the girl said a spell to send the evil back in a rift thru time.  the end of Evil Dead 2 is slightly different than Army of Darkness but they do connect, Evil Dead 2 is where he cuts his hand off and puts on the chainsaw.


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The Reply


  Thanks for your note on my Army of Darkness page.  I am surprised to hear that Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 are different movies; several people who had seen both told me they were not significantly different.  I regret that neither film is available at rental outlets locally--apparently not returned by previous renters.

  I recognized immediately that the time travel aspect of the movie was not critical to it.  It's really not about time travel--just a plot device to move to a medieval setting and allow Ash to use a few (sometimes dubious) technological tricks against the monsters.  Several of my readers had asked me to consider Army of Darkness, and when it appeared on cable I took the opportunity to tape it and review it carefully; however, it tends to gloss over many of the time travel details which make it possible to create accurate reconstructions.  (For an example of such reconstruction, let me recommend the material on the Terminator films, and the connected addendum.

  Again, thank you for your comments.

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