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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by dswallow, Oct 1, 2007.
And he never did answer Livia when she asked who he ended up marrying, did he?
And Livia didn't answer him when he asked her where/when she lived...that seemed strange. If she lives in the present, it seems like info on Dan would be pretty easy to find.
I really like the show, but i don't think it'll work forever as a one fix a week show.
I kind of want a season long arc here, because it would add to the show.
Ya, we're all glad he saved the Darfur doc, but in the grand scheme of things, that really isn't doing a lot.
But so far, i'm liking it alot. It was a very wise decision to bring the wife in on it, instead of a season of "where were you last nights"
Quantum Leap did the one fix a week thing and was pretty successful. Of course they had the whole comedy angle too so maybe that made a difference. And if they do address paradoxes you know they'll get it wrong anyway, because everybody has a different opinion about it. So if they can swing it, I wouldn't care if they never addressed paradoxes.
The smoke on the Seventies plane was pretty accurate as I remember it. There were always several smoking rows in the back of planes for the smokers, but if you didn't have a seat in one of those rows you went back there and just stood and smoked. I smoked then, and it was like a big smoker's lounge back there. And anybody who had to go to the rear restroom had to pass through the haze. It weird to think now that that would have been acceptable! And also weird to think that it was that way on domestic flights until the mid to late Eighties. A lot has changed in 20 short years.
As for everybody being high, who knows? Certain flights maybe, but that would be true today too (alcohol-wise that is.) I not sure about the guy playing his 8-track tape player without headphones. I don't think that wouldn't have happened back then, but then again at that time I would have liked that so I wouldn't have complained.
I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, sorry for smeek if so, but this show really reminds me of the book "The Time Traveller's Wife".
Add me to the list of liking the show. It would be great if Titus Pullo had a cameo...
This is from Kevin Falls' Blog (Executive Producer):
Dan Changing Fate
One of the rules is that Dan can't interrupt his own timeline. In tonight's episode, he "assumed" himself in the past but it was very risky. In episode six, we're shooting now, he will have interrupted his own timeline and he will have to deal with the repercussions and repair it. It's one of the most exciting episodes of the season, and the most Sci-Fi.
This is also from Kevin Falls' Blog (Executive Producer) about The Time Traveler's Wife (not really a spoiler, but...):
I didn't read Time Traveler's Wife. When I did the outline, i turned it into NBC and some people made comments that there were some similarities. In my original version, he would arrive without clothes and people pointed out that happens in Time Traveler's Wife. And I didn't want to do something that was already done and I respect that book and so the last thing I wanted to do was rip off that book. So I did read the first 50 pages and I realized there was quite a bit of difference between what I want to do and what they'd already done. I didn't even finish the book, but I know there's going to be a movie and I'm sure it's going to be a wonderful movie...and nothing at all like Journeyman.
Well, I speculated earlier that the people he saves might come together into a bigger picture. I guess we'll find out eventually!
Well... she's supposed to be dead. She would have to change her name and go into hiding if she was going to stay in SF, so I doubt she would be easy to find in the present day.
The thing I don't really get is why time passes in the present between the moment he goes back to the past and the moment when he returns ... other than the fact that is creates drama in his personal life.
Sure, she would be hard to find in the present day. I should have quoted Bierboy
before making my comment that he would be pretty easy to find in the present. Livia asked Dan who he had married. If she were living in the present day, she'd probably already know. He's not hiding. The fact that Livia knew Katie before she "left" makes me wonder if Livia is trapped traveling all the time.
Or maybe she's like a lot of people who ask questions to which they already know the answers to see if the guy will tell her the truth.
I think they are leading up to that. Hopefully Livia isn't just there to create some phony drama with his ex-girlfriend.
The fact that she's a journeyman too leads me to believe that there's more to it than just the weekly save.
I remember that the no-smoking light would always be turned off the instant the plane's wheels left the runway. So one good thing about these modern times -- the pilots can more easily concentrate on flying the plane, rather than having to hit that switch.
I think in this episode, they forgot the detail -- at least, I didn't see it -- of the laminated card that would be attached to one seatback to show where the smoking section started.
It's little details like that which can really hurt a show. Or are those the little details which 99.99% of the country neither knows nor care less about?
So he can't go into the future, right? Because, well, that's impossible.
If time travel is possible, it should only be possible to travel backwards to view events that have already taken place. The future, however, is vastly differently. It is way to complex and can't be visited. Of course, the most famous offended that I can think of is Back to the Future part II having Marty go into the future to change events that haven't happened yet and likely wouldn't ever happen because when he returned to the present he would have knowledge of them taking place. It's all too complicated. That's my theory anyway. If you go backwards, you can go back to your present, that is the moment you disappeared. So it's like you didn't leave. Visiting the past, however, has to be handled very carefully. If you change even the most minor thing, you might never be able to return.
It's late. That's my excuse. That and I'm six posts away from YAMM.
Count me in the couldn't "care less about" category. But then again, you'd think if they're right there in SF filming the show they could get a detail like that right.
On a related note, one of the things I loved in this episode was the shot at the end where they're crossing the bridge. It was breathtaking in HD - very cool. You guys who live there are very lucky.
Kind of an out-there "Lost" type of theory, but...
Is it possible that he was actually the person who his ex-fiance was "assigned" to follow and make sure things ended up okay? Perhaps he was a harder assignment, and so she had to stay a lot longer than he's had to as of yet?
Probably completely off-base, but interesting to think about nonetheless.
Well, not necessarily longer--perhaps all her appearances on this show will just be in one episode of her show.
OK, I joke, but the basic point remains...
My wife picked up on the fact that the cop chasing him was his brother, and he ended up with the *fake* $20 bill. Somehow that has to come up and then the brother will believe and be more involved.
And, more importantly, Livia is really hot..