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Continuum, is anyone watching this show?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Billyh1026, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Sep 2, 2013 #201 of 349
    morac

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    Yes they captured everyone except Lucas, who is in a mental institution.

    Alec said he "has to save her", so yes he went back to try and save his girlfriend, though since that was only a few hours prior you'd think we'd have seen the results. That could explain the he's not a problem in our timeline quote.
     
  2. Sep 2, 2013 #202 of 349
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    Somehow I miss that part, I would think that would change the timeline. What about Carlos joining Libra8 would that also change the timeline with him being an ex-police detective?
     
  3. Sep 2, 2013 #203 of 349
    Johncv

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    Messing "who" timeline? I would think that everyone timeline has been mess up by now. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Sep 2, 2013 #204 of 349
    NorthAlabama

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    timeline? couldn't there be multiple timelines?
     
  5. Sep 2, 2013 #205 of 349
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, that would depend on their theory of time (assuming they have one). Either there's only one timeline, which is overwritten when something is changed; or each change creates a new universe, with or without the ability to travel between them.

    From what I've seen in interviews, though, I fear they are just going with a vague, anything goes approach where the past can be changed but maybe it doesn't really matter because time is plastic, yadda yadda. I hope they're just being vague to avoid giving anything important away, but my fear is that they're Battlestarring it (i.e., making it up as they go along on the basis of what seems cool at the moment, and hand-waving any problems that arise as a result).
     
  6. Sep 2, 2013 #206 of 349
    Johncv

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    That an "issue" I hope get cover next season, because I think that what happen at the end of the last episode. I see three timelines now, all of which are not going to end well:

    From io9 o9.com/continuum-just-made-our-heads-explode-1233167404

    "..So there are at least three timelines here: 1) Nobody travels in time. Alec is not born, or else he has a different father (and thus I guess a different last name.) 2) Escher travels back in time with the Freelancers and becomes Alec's father. Alec grows up and becomes a corporate overlord, and helps to create the dystopian future. 3) Alec sends Kiera and Liber8 back in time to avert the rise of evil corporate domination."

    This writer seem to have another view of how things will turn:

    http://www.tv.com/shows/continuum-2012/community/post/continuum-season-2-finale-review-time-travel-freelancingthe-family-business-137735972139/

    Please post your views on all this.
     
  7. Sep 2, 2013 #207 of 349
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Except none of those timelines now exist. Timeline 2 replaced timeline 1, timeline 3 replaced timeline 2, and timeline 4 (Kiera & Liber8 trash history) replaced timeline 3. So in theory we're now in uncharted territory. But we know they're not thinking that way, because there is contact between the future (presumably timeline 3) and the present (timeline 4). I'm not sure how that can happen, unless it's alternate universes and they're crossing the streams. Which we know is REALLY BAD (try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light). Except when it isn't.
     
  8. Sep 2, 2013 #208 of 349
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    If you, gentle reader, have not seen the last couple of Season 2 episodes, stop reading here.

    The author of that article brings up Emily's fate being the result of a poor choice on her part, but fails to continue on to how someone with her martial arts training could have such poor situational awareness.

    If she was what she pretended to be when she met Alex, I could see her being that stupid, but Escher would haven't used her in that role if she had been.
     
  9. Sep 2, 2013 #209 of 349
    unitron

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    Okay, now that I've seen the S2 finale, I've got it figured out.

    Kiera is her own great-great granddaughter.

    Or something like that.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2013 #210 of 349
    morac

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    I'm pretty sure Escher is not from the future. I don't think the Freelancers have time travel technology as that would violate their credence. The only Freelancer that went back was Warren who was next to Jason when the time jump happened (and Curtis, who was masquerading as a Liber8 member). Jason went back a number of years earlier than all the others. So it's safe to assume that Warren did as well. I'm guessing Warren recruited a group of like-minded individuals from the current time period, Escher being one of them. Since the Freelancers goal seems to be to keep the timeline from being changed, I'm assuming their members are aware of how events should unfold, which is why Escher knows about future events.

    There are some confusing things, such as how the dead Liber8 members were re-animated.
     
  11. Sep 3, 2013 #211 of 349
    Johncv

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    Is another timeline created because Carlos has now join Libre8?
     
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    I hope there's only one timeline. Everything's always happened the way it's happening.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    We already know that's not true, since Keira has changed things that had happened in her original past.
     
  14. MikeCC

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    Ahh...

    Now I can rewatch and re-examine at my leisure: Netflix has both seasons on streaming.
     
  15. Malcontent

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    Season 3:

    Will begin airing on Syfy, 04-04-2014.

    Season 3 begins airing in Canada on 3-16-2014 for those that don't wish to wait (magical means).

    Not sure if new season episodes on Syfy will be considered "new" since episodes are airing in Canada first. Check your season passes when it's possible.
     
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    It sounds like they'll be within the 28-day rule, so they should be OK?
     
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    I wish TV Calendar had the option to choose nationality.. I got teased into thinking it was starting this Sunday on Syfy..

    Oh well, I'm wayyyyy behind on a lot of shows...
     
  18. Malcontent

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    There is a 10 minute video (HD) sneak peak for season 3 available via magical means.

    Edit:

    It's also on Youtube.

     
  19. Mars Rocket

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    Anybody still watching? I'm liking season 3 a lot so far.
     
  20. randian

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    I love this show. I liked The Tomorrow People too, so that probably means Continuum is doomed.
     

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