Sci-Fi Moments – Paradoxes

Paradoxes are not exclusively (See Groundhog day) but pretty much normally only found in Sci-Fi where someone is playing around with time. I thought I would share a few classic examples that came to mind.

Interstellar Wormhole Scene

The wormhole scene in Interstellar is kinda weird, as something reaches out to Dr Brand as they pass through you’re left wondering what it is. Forgetting what it was until the end when it’s Cooper passing back through.


Dr Who – Heaven Sent

Heaven sent was one of those great episodes that stuck with me, caught in this time loop the Dr has to find his way out to find Gallifrey while avoiding the Veil, a creature that will kill him with a touch.

The most powerful part is this, the ending where over billions of years he hammers his way through a solid diamond wall before being killed over and over.


Back to the Future – or the Past

Back to the Future – three films about time and consequences of messing with the timeline is a simple and now argued view. But despite the entertainment value of these films they were full of paradoxes… It was hard to pick a clip but this is pretty good.

When Biff from the future goes back to the past to bring him fortune he messes up everyone’s present and the Doc and MAry need to find a way to put it right. They can’t go back to the future but back to the past instead and stop the Biff from the future going back to the past to mess things up – Did you get that?


What do you think of these? Are there better ones I should have thought of? I’ve realised there’s a few films I need to watch that expand on this so maybe there’s a future post.




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My name is Simon I'm an engineer, creator, free thinker and occasionally writer. For far too long I had ideas and nowhere to put them for the world to see, that's why Planet Simon was created. I'm an experimenter, explorer and fascinated by the world around me and the people in it. My exploration goes further than the known universe and expands out to universe's I've created in my mind and put onto the creative canvas. I'm not the person I used to be and over time I have evolved and the blog is evolving with me. Whatever this blog is in the future it's a place where all are welcome and ideas can roam free to find their magical place in the universe. I'm an experimenter, explorer and fascinated by the world around me and the people in it. My exploration goes further than the known universe and expands out to universe's I've created in my mind and put onto the creative canvas.

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