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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: FLASH May 9th
Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 at 08:29:40 pm BST (Viewed 796 times)
Reply Subj: Re: FLASH May 9th
Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 at 03:37:35 am BST (Viewed 9 times)

    The problem is that time travel has been part of the show since the first episode when we saw that it was RF that killed his mother.

    Eddie killing himself to erase RF did work, except that temporal storm/singularity that formed and started to wreck things. \:\)

    Time remnants of RF did make sense at first as the ripple affect of his erasure wouldn't touch him while he was in the speed force, but to avoid an even messier paradox there must be a version of him that still goes back to kill Nora and start the whole process.

    Frankly I doubt that Rip Hunter and the Time Masters could really sort this mess out. Then again perhaps they did stabilize the paradox effects that should have happened, who knows?

    Then comes Flashpoint and how things were put back together by RF yet things aren't quite as they were. Caitlyn who stated she didn't have meta genes in season 2 is now Killer Frost, Cisco's brother is dead, Julian exists, Joe and Iris had an argument and were estranged for awhile.

    Also in Legends when RF had the spear he locked up Black Flash/Death which is all swell and great, but why didn't he also restore Eddie to life, thus negating his erasure? Logic error on the part of the writers, RF wants to warp reality to stay alive but doesn't seem to restore Eddie???

    Now we have this endless moebius strip regarding Barry and Savitar. Savitar's creation will happen with a future time remnant that will end up going to the past to start the legend of Savitar, but will end up locked in the speed force in the future, he knows it is coming but still can't avoid and must kill Iris to send his past self into despair and thus onto the path of becoming Savitar to start the cycle all over again, and again, and again.

    Babylon 5 did a far better job with time travel, its consequences, and how history had to be fulfilled and maintained regarding Commander Sinclair.

Every show that does time travel needs to come up with a set of rules that lays out how it works in their franchise.

Like on Lost if you time traveled to the past then you were what made the present what it was...there was no changing the caused the future. One guy goes back in time and gets murdered by his pregnant mother and she goes through life knowing what eventually happens to her poor schmuck of a kid.

Flash seems to make stuff up as it goes along.

Personally I think time travel should be used very sparingly on a tv show. I wasn't much of a Babylon 5 fan but from what I remember it only really mattered once...when Sinclair went back in time and became Valen.

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