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Concerning Time Travel

When Did Time Travel Come From?

A video tracing the origins of time travel fiction.

This episode was sponsored by the YouTube Red Original Series, Lifeline.

The primary source for this video is David Wittenberg's sweeping and profound book on time travel fiction, "Time Travel: The Popular Philosophy of Narrative"

 

Time Travel In Fiction Rundown

Thanks to YouTube RED’s new original series, LIFELINE, for sponsoring this video.

For ages I’ve been thinking about doing a video analyzing time travel in fiction and doing a comparison of different fictional time travels – some do use wormholes, some relativistic/faster than light travel with time dilation, some closed timelike curves, some have essentially “magic” or no consistent rules that make any sense, or TARDIS's, or whatever. This video is an explanation of how time travel functions in different popular movies, books, & shows – not how it works “under the hood", but how it causally affects the perspective of characters’ timelines (who has free will? can you change things by going back to the past or forwards into the future?). In particular, I explain Ender's Game, Planet of the Apes, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Primer, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Back to the Future, Groundhog Day, Looper, the video game “Braid”, and Lifeline.

Strange Beasts

Strange Beasts from Magali Barbé on Vimeo.

A sci-fi short about augmented reality.
"Strange Beasts" is an augmented reality game. It allows you to create and grow your own virtual pet. How far can it go?

Written, directed and produced by Magali Barbé. Co-produced by: Red Knuckles, Peanut. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5638002/


Rendered with renderman (Pixar). Will be added to the credits soon!

If you're curious about the process... http://magalibarbe.com/


CAST & CREW
staring: Timothy RENOUF and Poppy POLIVNICK
music and sound design: Pierre VEDOVATO
director of photography: Anthony GUIRY
first assistant: Amélie GUYOT
second assistant: Vincent AUPETIT
sound recordist: Michael CHUBB
makeup and hair: Bridget CROTTY and Rachael THOMAS
runner: Tyrone PAUL
VFX supervisor: Peregrine McCAFFERTY
creatures artist: Dean FRATER
creatures designer: Jonathan Djob NKONDO
rigger: Maickel PASTA
animators: Joffrey ZEITOUNI and Philippe MOINE
rendering and compositing: Mario UCCI and Rick THIELE at Red Knuckles
tracking: PEANUT
color artist: Lewis CROSSFIELD at Electric Theatre Collective
extra creatures: Andriy HRMALYUK and Ramtin AHMAD
special thanks: Fabrice LE NEZET, Ardith BIRCHALL, Cressida POLIVNINCK, Marc POLIVNICK, Mary HESKEL, Elvis BAPTISTE.

Valérian Et La Cité Des Mille Planètes

Au 28ème siècle, Valérian (Dane DeHaan) et Laureline (Cara Delevingne) forment une équipe d'agents spatio-temporels chargés de maintenir l'ordre dans les territoires humains. Mandaté par le Ministre de la Défense, le duo part en mission sur l’extraordinaire cité intergalactique Alpha - une métropole en constante expansion où des espèces venues de l'univers tout entier ont convergé au fil des siècles pour partager leurs connaissances, leur savoir-faire et leur culture. Un mystère se cache au cœur d'Alpha, une force obscure qui menace l'existence paisible de la Cité des Mille Planètes. Valérian et Laureline vont devoir engager une course contre la montre pour identifier la terrible menace et sauvegarder non seulement Alpha, mais l'avenir de l'univers.

Last Supper

The official prologue to Alien: Covenant introduces the crew of the mission as they gather for a final meal before entering cryosleep. 


Set aboard the Covenant, a colonization ship on its way to a remote planet to form a new human settlement, the main crew (all couples) and their android, Walter, enjoy their final meal together before cryosleep.

Conceived by Ridley Scott and 3AM, directed by Luke Scott, and produced by RSA Films.

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

Passengers

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As Jim and Aurora try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction... only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up.

Arrival

When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team - lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

I'm going to have to science the shit out of this.

THE MARTIAN | Official Trailer: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.