A different kind of “love spat” for this one my friends – between what’s in a man’s heart and what he’s allowed his life to become. Oh yeah, and a really nice song too!
Imagine you are one of the most brilliant men that have ever lived, and you live in a future where your brilliance has made you into one of the richest, and most powerful people that have ever lived as well. Now imagine that, despite all your wealth and power, you detest this brave new world and regret the instrumental role your achievements had in making it so detestable. You want to change this new world you helped to create, but changes like that are beyond the reach of even your intellect, wealth, and power – precisely because of the very technology you invented.
So you decide to invent some new technology. Technology powerful enough to overcome even the physics of time. And then you use that technology to give the people of the past a taste of a future they will most certainly want to prevent – particularly the very clever, but still highly impressionable, younger version of yourself…
That’s my impression of the “story behind the story” of the SyFy series Continuum. Sort of a “to change the world I built, I must change the man who built it” scenario. Now I can’t say with any certainty that the Continuum saga will ultimately unfold in the way I’ve outlined it, but that is how things look to me so far, 3 episodes into its 2nd season.
But I plan to keep on watching it even if my instincts are dead on accurate – because the show is just that damned good! You can learn more about Continuum here, here, here, and especially here. For this post though, I just wanted to include this great song that Friday night’s Second Thoughts episode ended with:
I want ice water.
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