Time Travel definition in fiction

 

This is my guide for my Time Travel Movie list – things to consider, when digging up titles.

NB: Be aware of plot-spoilers in method and tags – let people mess up their own viewing pleasure via imdb and RT.

PERSPECTIVE

Who is the POV of the story?
Evaluation of the Time Travel theme lies with this view.

Time Travel is a matter of perspective:
Who or what leaves the orderly progression of events, and who is visited by persons, data or objects of a later or earlier data?

Life lived out of sync
with everything else from the perspective of the observing eye – either ageing faster or slower in relative measurement.

HOW:

Entropic decay of bio-matter will co-exist with matter either younger or older life in relative terms calculated from the assumed beginning of the present cosmological expansion.

Matter instantaneously moved to a different position in space – usually on  an earlier or later position of Earth in space or in its vicinity.

Matter taking up space out of sync with universal expansion of matter.

CLASSIFICATION TERMS
a matter of POV

ENTROPIC DELAY
Decay of matter is slowed down for some, while entropy progresses remains the same for others; decay of matter is a relative term

  • Rip van winkle is the classic of the man, who slept for 20 years without ageing
  • Cryogenics: technology freezing and thawing – from the general idea that matter decays slower when colder
  • Suspended Animation: another term for the same, without the tech-lingo
  • Slow/Fast Motion: faster/slower ageing relative to observer point of view
  • FTL, Faster Than Light travel: comparatively those on the ship are younger than those at home, when they return
  • Skirting the black hole: Same result as FTL. of the ship escapes the pull of the black hole’s mass

NEGATIVE or REVERSE ENTROPY
Time regarded as a recording on a cassette tape or backup storage of an earlier date (eg. Apple’s software technology “Time Machine backup…”)

  • Rewind time: Undo events by returning to a point, where the future “hasn’t happened yet”
  • Time in reverse: Observable from a point in time – The rose is seen to return from dust to sprouting bud, the world around goes backwards in time
  • Outside of Time: Entropy continues as normal locally (eg. in the body), while entropy in the world around is at any stage ofdecay
  • Alltime: Same as Outside of Time – imagining “all events” contained inside something, eg. the universe, while residing in the greater Cosmos without time and entropy

RECURRING EVENTS
Points of View cause events through observation, all events are subjective except for larger themes (names, data and places, normally – but even these can differ between observers)

  • Loop: From observer POV events repeating from a certain moment in time, usually without volition, “it just happens”
  • Undoing time, undoing fate: Instantly return to a moment in time and change events from then on
  • Events in reverse, reset time: observe or be part of undoing events back to certain moment in time

METHOD
The how of access to a different era

  • Time Travel or just TT – the obvious ability of device, object or person to change position in space faster or slower in relation to matter expanding at a rate set by the beginning of all matter
  • TT science – moving matter to “an earlier or later point in space” by the aid of physics
  • Time Machine – a controllable device moving matter to “an earlier or later point in space”
  • teleportation – decomposition of matter to reassemble at a different point in space and (assuming the proces is not instantaneous) time by magic or technology
  • portal – an opening “between ages”, time rift, hole, doorway
  • cosmological – black hole, white hole, warp speed, FTL, subspace travel (“outside of time”)
  • magic – object, formula, or other non-explainable mode of moving objects or living beings to another era
  • data over ages – live communication between ages – between “other nows”, “clair-voyence”, “clair-audience”, “visions”
  • mind travel – to live as or in the mind of another in another era, body swopping over time, virtual reality – digitisation from flesh to bits and back to body, bio->computer interface is fast-time,
  • dreaming – confirmable information received or influential actions undertaken in dream
  • reincarnation – being death and experiencing it (from entropy to zero entropy, maybe) and coming back to life, experiencing several lives in or out of chronological sequence,

TIME PHILOSOPHY
these are not necessarily mutually exclusive…

time as a river – philosophically a constant flow in a fixed river “bed”, but any “points” outside of fixed observation are unordered and in total disorganisation, events are subjectively reported, and as such exist solely from observation, and no event can be repeated

block universe, fate, fixed causality, “time as a loaf of toast bread”, going “back” in time leads to the “same” events; what happens HAS happened, what happens WILL happen, NOW and SIMULTANEITY is a matter of directional perspective in the physical universe, people are alive and a given age at any point in past or future

Multiverse, “all actions cause possible realities of actions not done”, “other dimensions of reality”, every action is a branching universe, time travel creates another universe to accommodate change in “flow of time”in the block universe, NOW may share universal creation, birth and age would be similar in parallel realities, but the effect of branching reduces the likelihood of similar parallel realities

Infinite Multiverses, the theory that the limited number of ways the particles in the Universe can be arranged causing replicated Universes, where things are potentially the same in some and very different in others

Daughter Universes is the theory that a universe exists for every possible outcome, meaning from one thing changed in a parallel reality to “non-existence”

[Here is a list of 8 types of TT, each requiring a “special universe]

DIRECTIONS

  1. mono-directional – going back or forth, but not returning to point of departure, earlier or later date
  2. bi-directional – back and forth between points in time
  3. frozen time – only one or a few can move and breathe…

PURPOSE
can function as a non-spoiler of the film or make method or theme overly obvious

  • visiting the Past – main characters visit the past
  • visiting the Future – main characters visit the future
  • visitors from the Past – main characters are visited by characters from the past
  • visitors from the Future – main characters are visited by characters from the future
  • Basic Time Travelling – main characters travel freely in time
  • Gaining advantage over the present by going to the past – eg to change events
  • Gaining advantage over the present by going to the future – eg. to get historical information
  • Personal reasons
    • Stopping or freezing time,
    • escaping a Time Loop,
    • stopping ageing,
    • visiting dead people,
    • killing people in the past
    • getting rich in the past with future knowledge,
    • escaping their present,
    • righting a wrong/wronging a right
    • etc

THEMES

Tagging eg.: dinosaurs, 1872, 1980s, [occupations], Fantasy, Comedy, Lesbian interest, Arthurian legend, the apparent paradox, Korea, Hitler, Love, Monsters, etc.

REALER TT SCIENCE

https://www.andersoninstitute.com/time-travel-terms-and-definitions.html

Bogbloggere, Science Fiction 2

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Jeg opretholder forskellige lister især til gavn for digtere og andre forfattere. Det sker frivilligt, ulønnet og uden reklamer. Jeg opdaterer, når jeg har tid og ork. Du kan hjælpe rigtig meget, hvis du angiver ophørte bloggere og døde links i kommentarfeltet nederst, eller hvis du har spottet gode, nye bloggere af fantastisk litteratur, eller selv er én.

Efter bedste evne vil jeg opdatere listen et par gange om året, og har en bogblogger været inaktiv 6 måneder, skriver jeg “PASSIV”. “OPHØRT” angiver, at bloggeren har meldt ud at være standset, men bevarer sit anmeldelsesarkiv. Forsvundne links slettes fra listen.

Skatteregler for bogbloggere: I følge skatteminister Morten Bødskovs svar til Lars Løkke Rasmussens spørgsmål om betydningen af de “præciserede” beskatningsregler gældende for bogbloggere, der tilsendes anmeldereksemplarer efter aftale, burde anmeldereksemplarer, der stemples “ANMELDEREKSEMPLAR” – på lige fod med  anmeldereksemplarer, der tilsendes anmeldere og bogbloggere uden forudgående aftale – frit kunne ansættes i værdi; om end denne værdi, f.eks. 0 (NUL) Kr., skal opgives til skattevæsenet.

kilde: Bech’s Books – med tak!

BOGBLOGGERE, DER ANMELDER DET FANTASTISKE, 2

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Bogbloggere, Science Fiction 1

INFO
Jeg opretholder forskellige lister især til gavn for digtere og andre forfattere. Det sker frivilligt, ulønnet og uden reklamer. Jeg opdaterer, når jeg har tid og ork. Du kan hjælpe rigtig meget, hvis du angiver ophørte bloggere og døde links i kommentarfeltet nederst, eller hvis du har spottet gode, nye bloggere af fantastisk litteratur, eller selv er én.

Efter bedste evne vil jeg opdatere listen et par gange om året, og har en bogblogger været inaktiv 6 måneder, skriver jeg “PASSIV”. “OPHØRT” angiver, at bloggeren har meldt ud at være standset, men bevarer sit anmeldelsesarkiv. Forsvundne links slettes fra listen.

Skatteregler for bogbloggere: I følge skatteminister Morten Bødskovs svar til Lars Løkke Rasmussens spørgsmål om betydningen af de “præciserede” beskatningsregler gældende for bogbloggere, der tilsendes anmeldereksemplarer efter aftale, burde anmeldereksemplarer, der stemples “ANMELDEREKSEMPLAR” – på lige fod med  anmeldereksemplarer, der tilsendes anmeldere og bogbloggere uden forudgående aftale – frit kunne ansættes i værdi; om end denne værdi, f.eks. 0 (NUL) Kr., skal opgives til skattevæsenet.

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Impulse (TV Series 2018–2019)

– two opinions

Created by Jeffrey Lieber. With Maddie Hasson, Sarah Desjardins, Enuka Okuma, Craig Arnold. A young woman discovers she has the extraordinary power of teleportation.

Source: Impulse (TV Series 2018–2019) – IMDb

review: 3/10 -> 8/10

Series ends 10 minutes into last episode!?

26 June 2018 – 14 out of 26 users found this review helpful.

Impulse (2018. Ep01 the first 5 minutes pulled me in like the cow splitting in “Under the dome” ep01, but even so the singular deal-with-rape in a budding recognition of teleportation powers-story with both international and local side story persecution is maybe wisely only given 10 eps, and how they will resolve even that in the last 4 eps is beyond me.

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One Voice Less

A very very loong list of scifi and fantasy in development (2018).

(Almost) Every Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Comic Book Adaptation in the Works

For some, probably the dream of imaginings – for others, maybe part of the problem, but here is a 2018 list of  planned scifi and fantasy series and films dreamed of. And WHAT a list!

Sure, there’s a market and investors and actors and an industry needing the work – and many series and movies are becoming less sexist and open to identification on a human level, which is a relief – but it’s hard not to see this collective drive as one long Creative Scream for another world. A manageable world. With comprehensible endings and right beginnings. With coherent reality. With identifiable villains. With heroes of human strengths and weaknesses. Just something other than this mess of an Earth, which many are seeing at present.

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KRIGER. Problemstilling, konflikt og ro

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Life Supporting Illusions

Technologification of mythology blurrs the line btw fact and fiction.

I am delving into the drama-mythos for the Stargate franchise SG-1, and came across two relevant inputs:

A master thesis by Sandra Whitelaw: “The Attraction of Sloppy Nonsense: Resolving Cognitive Estrangement in Stargate through the Technologising of Mythology

And an excerpt from a book on Kant by Predrag Cicovacki, as follow-up on the concept of “Necessary Illusions”: Continue reading “Life Supporting Illusions”

Himmelskibet #37, 2013

Ny novelle i tryk.

Jeg bidrager med en novelle, Kastanjekuglen, og dertil er der noveller af Chris d’Amato og Rasmus Wichman. Samt anmeldelser, nekrologer og artikler.*

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