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Old August 27 2013, 04:59 PM   #46
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Re: Syfy greenlights new pilot ""Timegate SG1""

This sounds lame.
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Old August 28 2013, 12:51 AM   #47
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Re: Syfy greenlights new pilot ""Timegate SG1""

There's a Cylon wandering around suspiciously with a steel brief case.

How is that not Hilarious?

It's significantly better than Morlocks.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2014296/

But I liked the failed Time Tunnel pilot better because they're fighting Nazis.
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Old August 28 2013, 06:24 PM   #48
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Re: Syfy greenlights new pilot ""Timegate SG1""

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But I liked the failed Time Tunnel pilot better because they're fighting Nazis.
Is the failed Time Tunnel remake pilot up on the internet ?(like the original unaired "Lost In Space" remake pilot.) That sounds like it would be interesting to take a look at.
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Old August 28 2013, 10:35 PM   #49
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It used to be online.

Look in the usual places.

Seriously, Star Gate, half the episodes were about a 38 minute long ticking clock.

The resolution about this ticking clock?

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFrick.

besides, in all fairness, you don't take the hot engineer, you take the hot historian.

And time travelling to anywhere before 1980, you don't take minorities and you don't take women. The racism and oppression makes them a liability to the mission, because you're facing down a ticking clock but inevitably you have to decide what's more important, saving the world or rescuing your team-mate from a klan bonfire.
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Old August 28 2013, 10:58 PM   #50
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^Actually "minorities" played a bigger role in a lot of history than the media have generally acknowledged. For instance, there were a lot of black cowboys in the American West. And a number of black people in history have achieved great things despite living in a racist society, such as George Washington Carver, Booker T. Washington, and W.E.B. DuBois. Alexandre Dumas's father Thomas-Alexandre Dumas was biracial, the son of a French nobleman and a black slave, yet he became a general-in-chief in the French army, as did the Haitian revolutionary leader Toussaint Louverture.
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Old August 28 2013, 11:15 PM   #51
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Obviously.

But the more epidemic factor to be weary of is drunk power mad cops randomly beating a time traveller to death because he's an uppity n#### that should know better.

This aired recently...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2163315/

African American Jazz musicians trying to make it big in 1920s Britain.

It's interesting watching them deal with the strict immigration policies more so than the racism, but that's there too.
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Old August 28 2013, 11:42 PM   #52
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Re: Syfy greenlights new pilot ""Timegate SG1""

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But I liked the failed Time Tunnel pilot better because they're fighting Nazis.
Is the failed Time Tunnel remake pilot up on the internet ?(like the original unaired "Lost In Space" remake pilot.) That sounds like it would be interesting to take a look at.
In five parts on youtube.

Here's part one, which will help you find the other four:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KiXw2VVaT4
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Old August 29 2013, 01:05 AM   #53
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Aside from the racial and gender questions, there are other issues that time-travel shows rarely deal with and that Rewind would probably have skirted. What about language? If the time windows can open anywhere on Earth, then statistically speaking, the ones that open on land are most likely to open in Asia, then Africa, then North America, then South America, then Antarctica, then Europe. And North America's only been Anglophone for the past four centuries or so. Plus, go back far enough, and nobody in the past will understand Modern English. So in principle, most of the places they'd go to would not be English-speaking lands.

Although I suspect the show would probably have ignored that and kept the windows focused mainly on the Western world in relatively recent history.
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Old August 29 2013, 01:28 AM   #54
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But they did say that they had been waiting months since New York was destroyed for a usable window into America this century to save the day.

I liked the mention of the distortion field around the effect that protects their "lives" from being rewritten and allows them to remember alternate pasts.

But the General who left the protection of the distortion field was under the belief that only his memories were going to be rewritten and it would be basically the same meat chassis as before strutting about. Death of personality is death.

If you're inside the distortion field then surely if the world was so different that your counterpart in the new timeline never worked for the rewind project then, they're a doppleganger outside the field wondering why you are trying to steal your/their life after you eventually emerge?

So it's suicide to be wittingly walk outside the distortion field, because a different version of you, is not you, and it's exile to foreign territory to stay inside the distortion field when the universe is rewritten...

Do they inadvertently destroy the project rewind base and support team indigenous to any new timeline whensoever they crash on top of themselves? but what about a slightly different timeline where the project rewind was built in a different location? Would every project rewind then be also protected by their own distortion field and be dragged along into each new universe thereafter?
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Old February 2 2014, 12:37 AM   #55
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I only found out about this pilot last night and watched it today. It was kind of low-budget but I actually liked it and would have stuck around to see how it progressed if it were picked up. Lousy title though.

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who will play the female lead?
Probably some hot Canadian babe. There seems to be a ton of those.
I liked Jennifer Ferrin. Looks like I've seen her in a number of things. It might have been nice to have Keisha Castle-Hughes in the prominent role, but then again, you have the ethnicity issue that Guy brought up.

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A Time Tunnel?

When they first crossed over into the past, it looked like they used the white-out effect from the Time Tunnel remake. Here it is.

Saving Hope is actually a pretty good show.

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More generally, how come they only open at the Earth's surface instead of up in the sky or underground? Most of all, how do they even track the Earth as it moves through space? Where we are right now would've been empty space 7 minutes ago, let alone 70 or 7,000 years.
When this issue was brought up in regards to Back to the Future, someone came up with a pretty good explanation... Maybe gravity has a subtle effect on time travelling people/objects/windows and keeps them in place on the Earth's surface. Works for me.
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Old February 2 2014, 05:00 AM   #56
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More generally, how come they only open at the Earth's surface instead of up in the sky or underground? Most of all, how do they even track the Earth as it moves through space? Where we are right now would've been empty space 7 minutes ago, let alone 70 or 7,000 years.
When this issue was brought up in regards to Back to the Future, someone came up with a pretty good explanation... Maybe gravity has a subtle effect on time travelling people/objects/windows and keeps them in place on the Earth's surface. Works for me.
And it causes socks to disappear and reappear from the washing to balance the shifting amount of mass and energy through time.
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