My physics training has always deprived me of a certain level of enjoyment from the science fiction genre. As much as I have tried, I could almost never get into anything serious with “time travel” or “parallel Universes” in it. To me time traveling is a lazy writer’s excuse to avoid creating a real plot. And I’m too much of a Copenhagen interpretation guy to accept parallel Universes. Just can’t do it.
That is why I was so surprised by my utter admiration for and attraction to the TV Series Fringe, which has copious uses for BOTH time travel AND parallel Universes. Okay, Season 5 kinda let me down but still it was an enjoyable ride throughout. Was it as epic as the re-imaged Battlestar Galactica? Probably not. But it did deal with the total annihilation of not just one but two humanities. Was it as romantic as the X-Files? Probably not. But there were more love stories in this series than just what’s between Mulder and Scully.
Overall I will make the rare recommendation for Fringe and put it as the only member in the list of movies and TV series that I enjoy watching with both time travel and parallel Universes in its plot lines.
Not quite the Chicken or the Egg
But no ordinary trivia
Choose one or the other
More like the Princess or the Faery
To whom you shall marry
This is no paradox
Enigma or conundrum
Because the answer is clearly