Luke: I love the idea of time travel. And the moral question of should you go back and save or kill some in the past has been the fodder of science fiction since the pulps. The whole question of what it means to change the past, and especially where do you go home to, if you do change the past, is always a great place to start a story. Though, this looks a bit more like Stephen King doing a riff on something like Final Destination where you get away with throwing in a lot of inexplicable events in the guise of reality trying to fix or save itself. The actors look good, and the setting looks interesting, and there looks like some fun conspiracy theories, so I will most likely watch it. Even with the crazy bugs trying to kill you scenes.
Shiri: I actually started this book a few months back and I didn’t get very far… It may just have been I wasn’t in the mood for this particular thing at that particular time, though I remember the lead in chapters feeing really, really long and somewhat meandering. Perhaps the series will distill it down to the exciting bits. Or maybe I’ll go back and try the book again…
Conceptually, I love the ideas: time travel. Time not wanting to be changed, time pushing back when you get too close to making an alteration it doesn’t want you to make. The idea of time as a sort of sentient force is horrifying and, possibly, now in my top five worst existential fears. Thanks, Stephen King.
I’ll definitely give it a shot though J.J Abrams involvement concerns me for two reasons: reason the first? Excess of lens flares. Reason the second? When Abrams loves something, we get The Force Awakens. When he doesn’t, we get Into Darkness which I didn’t hate but which definitely suffered from cast-off syndrome. I imagine that Abrams is now in demand enough, and influential enough, to choose his own projects, but I remain wary.
Guess we’ll find out. In.. TIME