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There goes my teleportation concept.
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Student movie style time machine is tried in a room. The
students open the door and find themselves sleeping in a smelly
cave with a donkey and sheep and people speaking a foreign
language. (Just finished reading Living in Caves of the Chevron
Mountains, by Jacob Habakuk) They have all kinds
and get back to our time.
On the next try they land in Equatorial Ginea, but on the side
that has no access to modernity. Then they meet some tribes
deep in the forests of Brazil. They land on an island with
strange animals that they didn't know existed in National
Geographic. In several cases they land in strange cults, like
strange religious cults in Asia and Africa, or religious groups in
Central America and in the USA. Surprisingly the students can
talk their language and understand their culture, which is
discussed during the episode.
In each episode they come out fully dressed (or undressed) for
the part, and accumulate proof that they were actually there.
Each episode ends with them discovering that actually they
went slightly FORWARD in time just a day or two. And that they
are still in (more than less) the current time, when they
suddenly see modern buildings cars or gadgets like phones.
Sometimes what fooled them till the end are old watches that
people wear in this place, or the use of old cars.
They keep on trying to fix the machine, and much time is spent
trying to calculate if they moved forward or backwards in time,
and which time zone they visited last time.
Excellent movie [neutrinos_shadow, Jul 05 2022]
||For a similar "is there time travel or not?" story, watch
Antebellum. It's a very clever movie, especially topical right
now, given the "great leap backwards" mentality in the USA...
||Why don't you flesh some of these concepts out [pashute]?
||//given the "great leap backwards" mentality in the USA...//
Don't get me started
||I want to first see what people think.
||Are the audience meant to imagine the characters travelling
to different places by some perfectly prosaic means, such as
being moved, inside the device, while drugged (allowing the
audience to enjoy the dramatic irony of watching the
characters *think* they're time travelling), or are the audience
supposed to believe that the device really is a time machine
in principle, and it just doesn't *quite* work as intended?
||Well me being a people think that you could
possibly have some good ideas but you dont really
seem to express them well or think about them
very long. Maybe if you spent more time going over
your idea you could convey it to us people a little
better. Or maybe the idea will get a little better