The latest offering from the Terminator franchise is just about to bow October 31st. It was the first Terminator sequel—Terminator 2: Judgement Day that got me interested in looking at the viability of time travel—back in the early 90s. I determined then that the only solution for a viable model for time travel to the past would be in fact, parallel universes. This is prior to my even knowing that there was a scientific construct for such things. I was a shear novice at the time, merely speculating on a problem that I saw needed solving. Now, I'm a temporal mechanic, someone who studies the physical nature of time, as well as the discoverer of the proof parallel universes, as described by the Everett Relative State Interpretation of quantum physics. So I'm going to take this opportunity to deal with the time travel issues that have been inherent in the Terminator franchise, since it eventually became the reason that I started to research time travel science and parallel universes.
Wheezy Waiterm, AKA Craig Benzine, is the main host for a geek/nerd Youtube show called The Good Stuff. I don't watch these kinds of shows, because for the subjects I like, it's always above the pay grade of the show hosts and they either wind up pretending they know or understand it, or kiss the ass of some scientist they interview. Then later is what happens when the hapless cast of The Good Stuff have on the greatest fraud in the history of physics, Ronald L. Mallett. Nothing, and I mean nothing of any significance related to time travel has resulted from Ronald Mallett's claims, which are often exaggerated and baseless, if not outright lies, despite the fact he hides behind Einstein like a religious zealot hides his terrorism behind the name of his god. For the record, Einstein didn't even like the idea of time travel and since Mallett is supposed to be such a fanboy for the man, he should know that. And for ALL OF YOU, I don't care if you're a geek, nerd, armchair physicist or some PhD in theoretical physics in some community college somewhere—Guess what? The fact that all the solutions for time travel derived from Einstein's theories require a SPACE PROGRAM should tip you off that they're not exactly applicable solutions to the problem at hand and the answers actually lie elsewhere. That none of you are too swift on that account is probably why you don't realize how insane it makes you all look. Right. INSANE, or have you forgotten the quote that has been erroneously attributed to your favorite genius, pre-Hawking. You know—"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result"? Like, you know, like constantly trying to force relativity to produce time travel results. Good quote. Certainly applies to all of the aforementioned suspects, but no, Einstein didn't say it. After all, as a professional researcher, I check my sources. More on time travel and its dubious links to the theories of Relativity, momentarily.
Well, Spike Lee's production of Stefon Bristol's first film feature, See You Yesterday was released the 17th of May and I still haven't seen it, which is fine. I've seen enough to be hacked off that I will have to go out and lecture at STEM schools to offset the bad and pathetic way that Bristol and his writing accomplice, Fredrica Bailey, portray STEM education, physics and time travel. Why me? Because I actually am a recognized STEM educator and leading expert on time travel science. I've lectured to and tested kids smarter than the two characters in Bristol's fantasy flick, on such subjects as parallel universes, time travel, wormholes, and the nature of time, and I don't like it when people come along and relieve themselves in my field of endeavor—just so they can make a buck. When that happens, there will be repercussions and frankly, I have no second thoughts about making an example out of Spike Lee and his "mentees." As they used to say, "It makes me no never mind..." because I've proven my cred—which is unmatched by pretty much anyone else. That's right. I am that guy.
I've said it on Twitter, and I've probably said it elsewhere, but I'm VERY busy these days—too busy to keep track of such things. I will not support any more time travel science fiction that doesn't get the science right, or at least close. What's close? No paradoxes, no butterfly effects, no time loops, and no predestination. In other words: NO BOLLOCKS! Since the unmitigated disaster that was Timeless—which I called as such, what with the writers like Arika Mittman, Lauren Greer being completely clueless about time travel science and co-creator Shawn Ryan lying about it while dissing fans and not giving a damn when called on it, and actor Malcolm Barrett lying about his expert knowledge of time travel physics and then lying about mine when his sorry sack got exposed for it. I've sworn to stop supporting time travel science fiction that doesn't deserve it. I'm going to call all of them out for all the stupid mistakes and asinine assumptions they make because it's all due to the fact they didn't care enough about the science behind the genre they're pilfering to make it accurate. Not even close. All they do is copy off of the prior bad time travel movies—like a dog returning to its vomit. As it stands, most time travel sci-fi has about as much accuracy as the early space movies.
"Imagine, being back in the late 70s, in the days where the home computer revolution was just starting to take off, except for one thing - Instead of Jobs and Gates starting it all in those home garages, it's you!"
No, this is no case of deja vu, nor the result of a closed time-like curve. Timeless fans are looking at their favorite show, potentially being canceled again, because that's what happens when you do the same thing over and over. You get the same results. Einstein even said so and added, that to expect anything different is the definition of insanity. As a result, if the show producers, writers, and their beloved Clockblockers thought anything else would be happening now, they're all nuts, which of course, doesn't surprise me at all. I predicted these circumstances way before the middle of its first season, when I was still a fan. All that's over now.