Time... For Time
"Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time."
- Steven Wright
I don't know about you but I'm getting sick of all
this popular media that employs
time travel as a plot device, treating it as something
no more complicated than taking the elevator to the
I'd rather have a zillion "and then she woke up" stories
because those we understand as simply fantasy
in the guise of fiction. So what if we feel a little
cheated for getting sucked in to a good story, at least
the details didn't violate all known physical laws.
Time travel, at least as it appears in the movies,
is a huge shit sandwich wrapped in tinsel. The
perfect confection for the uncritical mind.
look! Shiny! Om-nom-nom-nom!"
If the movie was written realistically Skynet would
be attacking Mr. Connors' guileless, unsuspecting,
lightly-armed antecedents as they would succumb easily
to the most casual of Terminator attacks. But
that movie would last only five minutes, including
believe that Skynet is really in the concessions business,
producing long, crappy movies that sap our pocketbooks
$5 and $10 at a time for popcorn and sodas.
Now it all makes sense.