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The Flash: The Man in the Yellow Suit Review (Article) - 12/15/2014 7:25:43 AM

Actually red skies referes to Crisis on Infinite Earths in which DC basically destroyed the Multi-verse and created one universe. It affected every comic book to some degree. While this crisis was going on the colour of the skies turned red. It was important to the Flash storyline because the Flash "died" sacrificing himself to stop the Anti-monitor. However, as it turned out he had joined the speed force and would reemerge years later, after Wally West had become the Flash. It should be noted that Supergirl was also killed. Not exactly sure how or if they are going to introduce Wally in this show as it would seem that Barry has no brother's or sisters, nor does Iris.  

The Flash: The Man in the Yellow Suit Review (Article) - 12/14/2014 1:55:52 PM

So here is a repost of a post about there not being a Batman and Superman in this universe:

There is also another interesting factor in this version of DC universe. In another article on this site it was reported that the mucky-mucks have commented that Gotham and Metropolis do not exist in this world. I think that this is simply a red herring. If you look at the newspaper from the future it mentions a merger between WayneTech and Queen Consolidated going through. This alone indicates that Queen is either going to get his company back from Palmer, or develop a new Queen company, and that Bruce Wayne, Batman, and Gotham do exist in this universe. In addition the paper also mentions another article about red skies vanishing. The headline also features a picture of a red sun and a plane going across the picture. Why have this particular story from the future in the paper? Well who in the DC universe would be most affected by our sun turning red? The answer of course is Superman, which seems to indicate that he and Metropolis will be in this universe as well.

As for time travel being in the story it can't have come as a surprise. Time travel and alternate universes have always been part of the Flash history (including the TV show in the 90's). Time travel has been greatly forshadowed from the Reverse Flash showing up in the past to kill Barry's mom, to the newspaper from the future. I tend to agree that it is likely Eddie as Reverse Flash from the future. Which is why he did not kill his younger self, but if you look at the Reverse Flash and Wells they are two different body types.

Orci out as Star Trek 3 Director (Article) - 12/6/2014 5:14:34 AM

Frakes or Nimoy would get my vote.

Terminator: Genisys - Trailer (Article) - 12/5/2014 5:11:57 PM

At your service Marty. It looks like another attempt is made on Sarah Connor's life, but when she is a child. John sends a T-800 model back to save his mom. It looks as if her parent or parent are killed and is then raised by the terminator who is of course programed to protect her. While the T-800's power supply can last for 120 years give or take the flesh and blood parts would age normally. Which is why you have the older looking Arnold playing the part. Apearently the T-800 teachers her about survival. And when Kyle shows up in 1984 Skynet sends a T-1000 to kill him, and everybody else. 

Terminator: Genisys - Trailer (Article) - 12/5/2014 7:40:05 AM

Ok jimvo99, it works like this. A timeline exists between two specific points in time. In the case of the first Terminator movie the timeline was between 2029 and 1984. Skynet in 2029 is attempting to change this timeline by sending a terminator back to 1984 and kill Sarah Conner before she can give birth to John Connor, the leader of the resistance that is defeating Skynet. In response John Connor in 2029 sends back Kyle to 1984 to save his mother. Ironically Kyle is also John's father and is the reason why he is chosen, otherwise, again John will not be born.

There are three main theories regarding time travel. The first is that time is immutable and cannot be changed. That all actions along a timeline from when you leave your present and the past that you travel to are fixed i.e. you want to go back and kill Hitler as a baby, but cannot because either you change your mind or something happens to stop you. Basically your actions in the past have already been accounted for.

The second theory is that time is fluid. In this case you can go back and kill Hitler and history as you know it will change based on this action.

The third theory is basically somewhere in the middle. Certain points in history are fixed while other points are fluid. In this theory think of time as a big river and the time traveler as a small pebble. When the pebble is thrown in it will make ripples, but the course of the river remains unchanged.

In all theories one of the the big constants is that you cannot create a paradox. This is where the Grandfather theory comes in, which states, that you cannot go back in time to kill your grandfather because you would not be born to go back and kill your grandfather. In other words a paradox. However, someone suggested another possibility to this. You go back to kill your grandfather (for whatever reason). You succeed in in this grizzly murder and in order for time to resolve this paradox it creates two timelines. One in which you did not kill your grandfather and one in which you did. Again think of time as a big river, but in this case the time traveler has put a big huge bolder in the middle of the river causing it to diverge into two seperate rivers. This is multiple timeline theory.

The Terminator movies are largely following the third theory. That certain things in time can be changed, but largely the future remains unaltered. This is largely due to the paradox created within the film. If the heroes succeed in destroying Skynet there is no reason to send Kyle back to 1984 to save Sarah and therefore, John will never be born. If Skynet succeeds in killing John there is never a reason to send a terminator back to kill Sarah or John and thereby leave a peice of future tech behind with which to build Skynet.

So basically John and Skynet are attempting to thwart eachother by playing temporal chess by altering the past to save their respective futures, not realizing that if either of them actually succeded they would wipe each other out of existance and therefore will never succed in their plans to alter the timeline because of the paradox principle.

I hope this explains timelines sufficiently for you.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Mania%u2019s Reaction (Article) - 12/3/2014 5:49:15 AM

True we don't know that he is a trooper or not, but the internet has been buzzing with racist crap about a black stormtrooper. I don't care one wit whether he is a trooper or not. Maybe he is a hero or a vilian, don't care as long as he is the right person cast to make that part believable. And for the record none of us knows what colour(s) stormtroopers are as they have never been show without their helmets. These are not clone troopers who were all made from the same person. Stormtroopers can be inducted anywhere in the Empire.

I hate to tell you this but C3PO and R2D2 were also comic relief in the original movies. I do not have a problem with the new droid. Jar Jar was a stupid concept poorly executed.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Mania%u2019s Reaction (Article) - 12/2/2014 3:04:55 PM

Why was the opening trooper and droid scene off putting?

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Mania%u2019s Reaction (Article) - 12/1/2014 3:04:24 PM

The teaser was excellent. So ofter teasers and trailers especially give so much away, you are often left wondering if there is any reason to go see the movie. On one hand I would very much like to see Luke, Leia, and Han, but now is not the right time for that, The teaser is building us up for that big reveal of seeing our beloved heroes back in action one more time. Seeing the Falcon soar across the sky, was goosebump worthy. The new Stormtrooper armor is great. Hopefully it will do a better job of protecting them from rocks, and hopefully the troopers will have learned to shoot better. As for the lightsaber with a handguard, I like it. Really it does make since to have one. As someone who has studied a little of fencing and sword fighting handguards are really good things to have. In fact I have often thought having some Jedi and Sith using a hand held energy shield in combat would look pretty cool.

The Flash - Flash Vs. Arrow Teaser (Article) - 11/29/2014 11:01:11 AM

Since there was an explosion that caused the meta-humans to be created and presumably property damage was done, it is possible that Dibney and others thought to be dead are just that, presumed dead, as no body was found.

There is also another interesting factor in this version of DC universe. In another article on this site it was reported that the mucky-mucks have commented that Gotham and Metropolis do not exist in this world. I think that this is simply a red hering. If you look at the newspaper from the future it mentions a merger between WayneTech and Queen Consolidated going through. This alone indicates that Queen is either going to get his company back from Palmer, or develop a new Queen company, and that Bruce Wayne, Batman, and Gotham do exist in this universe. In addition the paper also mentions another article about red skies vanishing. The headline also features a picture of a red sun and a plane going across the picture. Why have this particular story from the future in the paper? Well who in the DC universe would be most affected by our sun turning red? The answer of course is Superman, which seems to indicate that he and Metropolis will be in this universe as well.

The Flash: Power Outage Review (Article) - 11/29/2014 10:16:43 AM

The computer was Gideon. I also liked hearing several names mentioned. However Wells mentioned that they were the ones who died, so I am presuming in a few of these cases that it is presumed dead and no body was found.

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