New Terra Nova traile… waitasecond.

Via Nodwick.

That culture has time travel, and they’re wasting it on a scenario where they’re possibly starting a temporal paradox that will wipe out their entire timeline?

Dudes.  A working time machine is also effectively a faster-than-light drive.  Send probes out until you find a planet…

No, it doesn’t effing matter how long that would take.  You have a time machine.

…that’s not developed past the Cambrian era.  Terraform that.

Again.  Time constraints do not matter.  You have a time machine.

Then, once it’s open for business, move everyone to that, secure in the knowledge that there isn’t anything in the ecology there that you didn’t put there in the first place.

In fact, do this ten times.  Give people some room.

Remember: you have a time machine.


Moe Lane

PS: I’m skipping over the environmental doom-and-gloom because, well, modern media.  Besides, the title’s bad enough, all on its own.

Think about it for a second.


  • Brian Swisher says:

    “Terra Nova” is the name of an excellent play by Ted Talley about the disastrous Scott expedition to the South Pole.

    Sadly, it will now be associated with this movie…

  • Ric Locke says:

    “Time machine” == “FTL drive” is a consequence of General Relativity. The number of people who understand the connection is very small. The number of soi disant “artistes” who understand it is probably zero.

  • countrydoc says:

    Never read a novel or saw a movie that didn’t screw up time travel. There’s a reason for that, its a paradox generator. There is just no getting around that, which is why its impossible. Nature abhors a paradox more than it abhors a vacuum.

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