Edge of Tomorrow (Live. Die. Repeat.)
What: Fifty First Dates with aliens (alt: Groundhog Day with aliens). Tom Cruise finds himself in a time loop.
Directed by: Doug Liman
Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson
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So charming! From the Youtube description: “Every time the beautiful Regina rejects his advances, James pushes a red button and tries again, all the while unaware of the reality and consequences of his actions.”
Names and Names and Names
The light novel (All You Need is Kill) -> the movie (Edge of Tomorrow) -> the marketing (Live. Die. Repeat.)
Tom Cruise in a Video Game
Save points. Back in my day. Old-school save system where you have to go back to the beginning every time.
Biological Von Neumann Probes
The possibility of the cosmos awash in aggressive noodly alien murder machines. What are the odds they’d wind up at our doorstep?
Spaghetti Monster tumbleweeds! Bioluminescence. Alienness. Hybrid creatures. Hierarchy.
Zerg rush! Starcraft was almost Warhammer.
Reminds us of Elysium! Exosuit interfaces. Neural interface versus gestural. Safety mechanisms.
Time Loop Superpowers
What are thresholds of alpha blood exposure to contract timeloopism? Best method: bathing? in the butt? in the mouth? All of the above? Will the effect ever “run out?” Blood-bathing, Sookie Stackhouse style.
Control of time loops. Like a garage door opener? TV remote? Is it time travel? Many-worlds interpretation. Branching timelines! Terminator meatballs.
Who Wants to Live Forever, Sorta?
Chris does. Whatever it takes!
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