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Old December 12 2012, 10:57 AM   #34
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Re: Best Planet Of The Apes sequel?

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I'd buy a closed time loop that changes a bit on each pass; that would or could explain many of the timeline contradictions.
But doesn't that contradict the definition of a closed time loop? If it's closed, that means it's a fixed causal loop that just cycles back to its own beginning. What you're describing is more of an open loop, a "helix" with each time travel creating a new parallel path.
I suppose, since such a thing doesn't exist in real life, it depends on how time behaves in the context of a particular work of fiction. An orbit is a closed loop, but it can oscillate and change over time. If your concept of time is "wibbly wobbly timey wimey" enough, you could have a closed loop that is a little different on every pass.
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