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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Lee View Post
    First rule of sci-fi... no body, no dead
    Especially when dealing with time travel. Even if you do have a body they may not be as dead as they appear.

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    Don't believe I'm spoiling anything by saying that I believe that they were just trying to avoid what was going to happen them and the time shift was just an un-wanted bonus. Although I might be looking at it incorrectly, too!

    I would like to have a discussion about the way the show is handling time. But I'm afraid that it's going to be a while till most people can participate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollumpus View Post
    Not that I can see.

    I'm trying to figure out how they haven't as yet screwed up the future, unless they are supposed to be there, doing what they are doing.

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    Laying the foundations for the corps take over perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trek604 View Post
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    So the terrorists shoot up 2012, don't steal or do anything then try to go back to the same time period they left?


    Am I missing something?...
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    Originally they wanted to go only a few years into the past, but -science mumbo jumbo- sent them back further. Now they are trying to get to the time they originally intended to jump to.


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    Another good episode.

    I really liked how.....

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    ....the way Kiera's isolation in the past is dealt with. Even though she keeps busy with constantly being on the tail of the fugitives we see her vulnerable sad moments. The scene where she sat handcuffed in the police station was well played.

    I too am glad the business with her identity was dealt with, although it was pretty obvious Alec would sort that out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knowles2 View Post
    Laying the foundations for the corps take over perhaps?
    Indeed, Liberat8's actions could inadvertently lead to the rise of the corporations, however, the causes of the corps take-over seem to be the result of larger issues...

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    ...such as economic instability. There is already a trend in that direction without any help from those guys.


    If these guys can run around killing folks and blowing stuff up without any apparent problems then it might well be that they are supposed to be here at/in this time, performing the actions which they are doing.

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    I'm puzzled then how this all can lead to the collapse of governement.

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    as a rule governmental reaction to such hostilities is to impose martial-law and then they can do pretty much what they please. In otherwords it should strenghten governments gripp on power not weaken it
    SGU. Best Sci-fi show to come along in decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psl1 View Post
    I'm puzzled then how this all can lead to the collapse of governement.
    In the pilot, someone mentioned that the old government went bankrupt and that the corporations intervened in some manner. I inferred that the corporations bailed out the government in return for the formation of the corporate congress, or something along those lines.

    It doesn't make sense to me either. A national government that faces a deficit can raise taxes or print more money or even default on its obligations. But tear up its Constitution and abdicate governance? Not likely.

    For now, I'm "letting it go" and focusing on the immediate story. Maybe we'll get a more solid background story, or maybe it'll remain a weak point.

    Between Continuum and Person of Interest, does anyone feel like we're being acclimated to the idea of plutocracy and total surveillance? No conspiracy theory here, just a discomfort with these dystopian visions of the present and near future.

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    Does the lead actress remind anyone else of Jodie Foster, twenty years younger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brother Freyr View Post
    Does the lead actress remind anyone else of Jodie Foster, twenty years younger?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ukko View Post
    Anyone else think Kiera looked alot like Jodie Foster?
    I said it first, therefore it is my internet duty to be petty and claim the win.


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    I wikied it again Continuum Wiki....I know I have a problem.....

    Here's my theory:
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    Kiera kills Alec's family, because they are a precursor to Liber8 and thats why his future self helped the prisoners escape and allowed her to go back in time, because without her he would never have gained all the power and money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brother Freyr View Post
    Does the lead actress remind anyone else of Jodie Foster, twenty years younger?
    I think she looks more like Rachel Nichols than Jodie Foster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brother Freyr View Post
    In the pilot, someone mentioned that the old government went bankrupt and that the corporations intervened in some manner. I inferred that the corporations bailed out the government in return for the formation of the corporate congress, or something along those lines.

    It doesn't make sense to me either. A national government that faces a deficit can raise taxes or print more money or even default on its obligations. But tear up its Constitution and abdicate governance? Not likely.

    For now, I'm "letting it go" and focusing on the immediate story. Maybe we'll get a more solid background story, or maybe it'll remain a weak point.

    Between Continuum and Person of Interest, does anyone feel like we're being acclimated to the idea of plutocracy and total surveillance? No conspiracy theory here, just a discomfort with these dystopian visions of the present and near future.
    I'm looking at this show as having a similar theme to films like "RoboCop" or "Rollerball" (1975), or even the Neal Stephenson novel, "Snow Crash". The governments are still there, however, in exchange for large amounts of funding, they have handed over control to various aspects of society (eg. policing, medical, transportation) to corporations.

    I don't think that the events in the show are supposed to lead to the collapse of governments. Governments will likely fall on their own. The Liber8 guys were merely looking at escaping their prison situation by taking a quick jaunt into the past and and then returning as soon as events allowed.

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    I don't think they intended to go back (or forward in time to their present), remember they were about to be executed when they took the trip back in time.

    I think they either intended to go back and stop the Governments from going bankrupt in the first place by planting themselves inside the system, or it was just a plain and simple escape attempt.

    However my theory at this stage is....
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    The entire story resolves around Alec Sadler, I think it's pretty obvious he was behind giving the time travel technology to the terrorists and arranging for Cameron to be sucked into the "portal" as well, and it was probably him that sent them that far back, instead of their intended 6-7 years.

    Why? maybe something as simple as regret, or guilt, over what has happened and he figures if anybody can stop his past self rolling out the technology worldwide, Cameron can.


    Oh and what the frak, does William B Davis ever age? He looks the same in this as he did the first time I saw him in the pilot of the x-files!

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    Quote Originally Posted by escyos View Post
    I wikied it again Continuum Wiki....I know I have a problem.....

    Here's my theory:
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    Kiera kills Alec's family, because they are a precursor to Liber8 and thats why his future self helped the prisoners escape and allowed her to go back in time, because without her he would never have gained all the power and money.
    Interesting thought with regard to what was in your spoiler section. So this could mean that:

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    the nice, young Alec of 2012 becomes a money grubbing, power crazed corporate boss in 2067, who really only has self-interest in mind when we see the Liber8 group escaping from the future. Nice twist.

    On the other hand, maybe this entire plan is an attempt by future Alec to prevent the death of his mother at the hands of Kiera. He needs (needed) the power and money to be able to set up the events as they unfolded in the first episode. (His mother looks to be a reluctant member of the revolutionary cell to which his step-father is so dedicated.) This would tie in to the mother/child bond which Kiera is attempting to restore by her actions.

    So the thing will be, do we see any more of future Alec, or indeed do we see anymore of the future in this series until Kiera returns to 2067? If so, does future Alec remain constant in the show? Or will we see future Alec "changing" when significant events in his past unfold differently from what he remembers them to be?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-S View Post
    I don't think they intended to go back (or forward in time to their present), remember they were about to be executed when they took the trip back in time.

    I think they either intended to go back and stop the Governments from going bankrupt in the first place by planting themselves inside the system, or it was just a plain and simple escape attempt.

    However my theory at this stage is....
    Spoiler:
    The entire story resolves around Alec Sadler, I think it's pretty obvious he was behind giving the time travel technology to the terrorists and arranging for Cameron to be sucked into the "portal" as well, and it was probably him that sent them that far back, instead of their intended 6-7 years.

    Why? maybe something as simple as regret, or guilt, over what has happened and he figures if anybody can stop his past self rolling out the technology worldwide, Cameron can.


    Oh and what the frak, does William B Davis ever age? He looks the same in this as he did the first time I saw him in the pilot of the x-files!

    Regarding Liber8 from the series' website:

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    "Once captured and facing death for their crimes, they realized their only move was to attempt the impossible. Armed with a scientific genius in their midst, they chose the path of experimental time travel even though it was likely to kill them. Their plan was to only travel back a few years and correct a course that would take them to defeat, replacing it with one that would ensure victory.

    This attempt failed on the one hand, but may yet succeed on the other. In travelling further back than planned, they have simply complicated their objectives. With hard work and criminal ingenuity, they can still accomplish all of their goals, assuming Kiera Cameron doesn’t stop them first."

    So, they originally only wanted to go back a few years so as to be able to try and correct their recent history. They as yet have not really tried to do anything about affecting change in 2012 with an eye to changing 2067, which is likely a direction in which the show will go in future episodes.



    Regarding Alec:

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    I suspect you are correct about his involvement in Liber8's escape. The question is now one of what was his motivation in this? Is it purely to attempt to maintain his personal wealth and power? Or, does he have a higher goal? It may well be that his goal is related to his mother. This would tie in to the mother/child bond which centers around Kiera. We see a mother trying to return to the future to restore her contact with her child, and in Alec we see a child reaching into the past to restore his bond with his mother.



    William B. Davis has this painting in his attic...


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    Thanks I hadn't even thought to goto the series website.

    What is the deal with Alec and his mother then? It was the middle of the night when I watched the first 2 episodes and I was tired but I don't remember seeing anything about the death of his mother? imho if she is to die, then it'll be at the hand of the step-father or step-brother (both seem a couple fries short of a happy meal).

    Painting?

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    I need to get into this series. Hopefully in the next month I can catch up. I've only heard good things about this show.


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    Sheppard: Yes, Rodney, I shot you, and I said I was sorry.
    Ronon: You shot me, too.
    Sheppard: I’m sorry for shooting everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-S View Post
    Thanks I hadn't even thought to goto the series website.

    What is the deal with Alec and his mother then? It was the middle of the night when I watched the first 2 episodes and I was tired but I don't remember seeing anything about the death of his mother? imho if she is to die, then it'll be at the hand of the step-father or step-brother (both seem a couple fries short of a happy meal).

    Painting?
    That is an event which is yet to come. It could be by the hand of his step-father, any of the Liber8, Kiera or even just from random chance.

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