March 27th, 2008

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Some cool retro-future soviet space propaganda...

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2007/11/retro-future-to-stars.html

As I risk exposing my ignorance, but... Did the U.S.S.R. ever land a person on the moon? Have any other countries put a man on the moon?

Edit: Looking through that site, they also have these other cool pages...

Robots in art: http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/02/robots-in-arts.html

Barbarella and other space ladies: http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/02/barbarella-other-ladies-in-space.html

Weird signs: http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/02/weird-signs-part-9.html

Steam Messiah: http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/02/new-motor-or-steam-powered-messiah.html

Gasmask fashion: http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/02/gas-mask-fashion-part-2.html (Check for nanobots. :-p )

Airship dreams: http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/03/airship-dreams.html

Lovely ladies of yesteryear: http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/03/lovely-ladies-of-yesteryear-part-2.html
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I was thinking back to last weekend and pondering the title of one of the panels, "Advanced Polyamory". It made it sound like there were actually levels. "I'm juggling 15 partners! I just went up a level! Woo+! I wonder what special abilities I get with my level-up..." Ummm... Yeah.
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Interesting time travelers.

Through out time, people have written stories about time travel. Like Dr. Who, Phineas Fog from "Voyagers!", Dr. Sam Beckett, Marty McFly, George (The Time Machine), Black Adder (watch the last season before trying to correct me), or my favorite, Merlin from Arthurian legend.

The Disney version does not cover the odd nature of Merlin's interactions with time (mostly covered in "The Once And Future King"). In particular, Merlin is traveling backwards through time. He is growing younger and he can see the future but can not remember the past. Merlin has an interesting take on morals, because of his condition he has no idea what good or bad things a person has done, only what they will do. So he could hate a saint because he knows they would kill someone 5 years down the road, or love a murder because they may save a baby tomorrow. I still think this is one of the most interesting uses of time travel in literature and brings up the philosophical debate of whether potential is more important than past or not.

So... What is your favorite example of time travel in a story (TV, movie, or written)?