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Subj: Re: BLAH! Remember the show TIME TRAX?
Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 at 04:01:32 am BST (Viewed 434 times)
Reply Subj: BLAH!
Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 at 03:31:24 am BST (Viewed 7 times)
I feel the same way about the time travel stuff as you do.
Dr Who with all of its continuity issues over 50 years still pays better attention to the rules of time travel.
So did Back to the Future 1, 2 and 3.
Remember the show TIME TRAX? A cop from the future comes to the 20th century to zap escaped criminals back home. They quickly established that it is a parallel timeline so that anything they do does NOT change their future. A quick cop out that avoids time paradoxes, but it worked. Although he was able to send messages to the future via newspaper ads and get messages beamed back to him despite it being a parallel time line...
Basically the FLASH writers are essentially ignoring the bulk of the time paradoxes by stating in Legends that time cements into place.
Thus going back to save his mother is a bad idea. You cannot change 15 years of history even if it is by altering one moment.
Now if they want back 24 hours and used the piece of Savitar armor to kill Savitar, that wouldn't be too bad as it is one day vs. 15 years.
In Dr Who terminology the death of Barry's mother is a fixed moment in history, it cannot be changed. Now the death of Wells 19 is another such fixed moment.