My weekly TV column is up at Torontoist.
Can somebody please explain how Terra Nova is sending all these humans back in time and not fucking up their present timeline, a la Homer Simpson & the butterfly? Or do they even worry about that?
Meantimes, if you’re looking for some mocking of U-571: http://www.the-editing-room.com/u571.html
Apparently fucking up the timeline is the point, as the future is horribly overpopulated, so they’ve resorted to chrono-colonies.
…but what if they fuck up the timeline so much that the technology to send them back never comes to exist…
Actually I’ve since heard they might be going with an “alternate timeline” premise similar to the JJ Abrams Star Trek. Although that still doesn’t answer why you’d try to build a new civilization in a land that’s going to get annihlated by a meteor at some point…
Although that still doesn’t answer why you’d try to build a new civilization in a land that’s going to get annihlated by a meteor at some point…
Well, they do have like twenty million years before the asteroid hits. That’s an awful long time frame.
I guess as long as they start planning out their long-term space exploration program in Year One they should be okay. Otherwise generation after generation will just keep putting it off until “oh yeah, when is that asteroid supposed to KABOOOOOOOOM
Personally I would pick a time WHEN DINOSAURS AREN’T GOING TO EAT ME, but what the fuck do I know? Also, this episode of Televisualist begs the question, who is the Maurice Richard of the Real World franchise?
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