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    Are you a film fan? Have you ever seen Braveheart?  Pearl Harbour? Gravity? Interstellar? Bohemian Rhapsody?

    What all these films (and a massive amount more) have in common is they get stuff wrong. History. Science - hard and theoretical. Even their own internal continuity.

    Filmmakers often get things wrong. That's just a cold, hard fact.

    The production team of 'Flash' can follow whatever the hell rules they like.

    Doesn't mean they're getting it right.

Time travel isn't real. So HOW can they get it right?

By doing what all the best science fiction writers do: Put some thought into it. By taking a look at where science is today, and extrapolating from that point.

Arthur C. Clarke in particular was excellent at it. He predicted home computers and the internet back in 1974, telecommunications satellites in geostationary orbit back in the 1940's, amongst many other things. All decades before they became realities.

There's nothing in physics to say that time travel is impossible, just that you'd need phenomenal amounts of energy to make it work. So you take that as your starting point. IF we could harness that kind of power and make time travel a reality... What would it be like? What could you do? What couldn't you do?

What about your spatial coordinates? Because if you JUST travelled back in time, say one year, well, one year ago the Earth was in a completely different part of space. How would you solve that?

Just spend some time thinking it through. You might not get it all right, you may not get ANY of it right. But if nothing else, it would be better than the kind of sloppy and contradictory writing we've seen on The Flash so far.

That can't be a bad thing?

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