Trailer for Netlix's sci-fi movie, ARQ


#40

Haven’t seen Predestination, but Primer was just a time travel movie. Yes there are loops, but the characters control the time machine, and they aren’t stuck in the same repeating block of time, over and over (like 12:01 PM, Groundhog Day, Edge of Tomorrow etc.) That kind of plot device gives a story a very different feel from the usual time machine story. But of course there are gray areas and room for debate, as evident in that wiki’s Talk page.


#41

@daneel So is there a loop in Predestination? :wink:


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#43

Since people are speculating about how ARQ might compare to other loopy stories, I am surprised that somebody has yet to mention Duncan Jones’ Source Code. So I just did.


#44

I actually love recursive plots, because one day a protagonist will use the recurve of his/her personal time loop to drill down into the fabric of reality and discover that 42 really was the secret all along.


#45

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#46

I just couldnt remember the movie title. went with groundhogs day


#47

I liked Edge of Tomorrow. For perspective, I hate nearly every Tom Cruise movie after Jerry Maguire (well, Minority Report was okay, but mostly crashed and burned a good premise), and I only liked about a third of what he did before Jerry Maguire.


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#49

“Beam me up, TARDIS”

Wait, that’s a transporter, right?


#50

The series Day Break was Groundhog Day as crime noir.


#51

And you get netlix so barely noticeable.


#52

Time for a new plot maybe?


#53

All credit to the late, great John Sladek.


#54

If getting there is all the fun do you just turn round when you get there.


#55

(n-1) / n isn’t all the fun unless n < 0.


#56

Well we were all marching towards infinity right?


#57

Yeah but not backwards. Hopefully.


#58

Why not never going to hit the wall.


#59

Hey, if you’re gonna list all the loop movies, you can’t leave out the non-SF ones.

For example, Memento. Or the video clip to Bjork’s Bachelorette.

And for almost-SF, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind.