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Old Sep 16, 2003, 01:55 PM   #1
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Question How can Marty go in the past or future anyway?

The very fact that Marty goes back to the past in the first place is really confusing because if he went in the past esp. before he was born then the very fact that he was there before he was born should cause a time peradox. And if he went in the future the him would seace to exeist because the past him (that's in the future) would be gone from the present, which is his future self's past.
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Old Sep 20, 2003, 07:38 AM   #2
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what the hell are you on about. a paradox wauld not be created just by going back in time. and why would he seace to excist if he went "back to the future" your talking alod of crap
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Old Sep 20, 2003, 10:12 AM   #3
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Ah, but the past of his future self doesn't just disappear, it just moves into it's own past for a bit. Marty is born, goes into the past before he was born, goes back to his own present, and then into his own future, and then into his present. At no time does he actually disappear, he just moves around on his own timeline a lot. If he was removed from time entirely, then that would be a disaster. But he isn't.

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Old May 7, 2004, 11:34 AM   #4
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I understand what you're saying, Krazy. There's no way that there should be two marties in 2015. Marty travelled to the future and so upon arriving in 2015 he should've been missing for 30 years.

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Old Oct 4, 2004, 03:48 PM   #5
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No, because that was a whole other time line...in all actuality, he was only gone for as long as his "past" self was in the future.
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Old Oct 5, 2004, 01:18 PM   #6
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Good point.

In that case, Flight of The Navigator was wrong also. In that movie, having travelled to the future, the boy had been missing for 8 years, I think.
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Old Oct 5, 2004, 03:38 PM   #7
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Hmm, never seen that one.
But yea, if you yourself went into the future, your future self wouldnt just dissapear. You know?
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 09:02 AM   #8
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There's no way that there should be two marties in 2015. Marty travelled to the future and so upon arriving in 2015 he should've been missing for 30 years.

Marty returned to 1985, then lived through the years to 2015. That's why there WERE two Marty's in 2015.
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Old Feb 14, 2005, 12:06 PM   #9
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you all are taking this all too seriously anyway! Just enjoy the movie for what it is, why don't ya!!!
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Old Sep 17, 2005, 09:16 AM   #10
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Re: How can Marty go in the past or future anyway?

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Good point.

In that case, Flight of The Navigator was wrong also. In that movie, having travelled to the future, the boy had been missing for 8 years, I think.
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Regardless of the whole 'alternate time line thing', in Flight of the Navigator the point is it was a one way trip, he was missing for 8 years because he never went back to live those 8 years, he skipped them.

The alternate time line, is just pop science, I mean seriously if from the moment you chose to go to the future to change something you create another line, the reason for going becomes mute or it won't be 'you' that's affected by any changes you make.
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Old Apr 5, 2006, 02:12 PM   #11
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Yeah, the "Marty not disappearing in 2015" is really just evidence that Marty will eventually return to 1985, it's just a different timeline.

What I find odder and more debateable is that there are alternate versions of Doc and Marty in the alternate 1985. Marty's meant to be in Switzerland and Doc is in a mental asylum, yet the original Doc and Marty are still walking around. You'd think that after Biff stole the time machine, Doc and Marty would suddenly appear in the asylum and Switzerland respectively, and having no idea how they got there.
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Old Apr 6, 2006, 02:59 AM   #12
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No . Marti and Doc would gradually disapear if they stuck in long enough not doing anything about the new state of things. (Biff's trip to 1955)
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Old Apr 6, 2006, 07:19 AM   #13
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No . Marti and Doc would gradually disapear if they stuck in long enough not doing anything about the new state of things. (Biff's trip to 1955)

Oooh yes, that's right...
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what the hell are you on about. a paradox wauld not be created just by going back in time. and why would he seace to excist if he went "back to the future" your talking alod of crap
No he's been watching Quantum Leap too much.
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The alternate time line, is just pop science, I mean seriously if from the moment you chose to go to the future to change something you create another line, the reason for going becomes mute or it won't be 'you' that's affected by any changes you make.
Huh, yeah I'm tired, but yeah I still agree with this, but then yeah IN BF there's the branch thing = alternates. Let's just forget about tonight shall we...
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Old Aug 23, 2006, 03:52 PM   #15
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Re: How can Marty go in the past or future anyway?

guys you have got to remember a few very important things about time travel.
1. No one has ever timetravelled so we do not know if any paradoxs would occur.
2. If in back to the future 2, Marty just disappeared it wouldn't be a very entertaining film.
And 3. It's just a film so you have to give them a little leway.
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