Tonight’s Lost poked self-aware fun at the conventions of time travel. Lost’s entry into the time travel-verse has been both baffling and fascinating (Note: My opinion – I have no idea how this season has been received on the internet, and would rather saw off my leg than venture into that hornet’s nest), and tonight’s show reminded me of a website which I consulted extensively during our Star Trek Generations RiffTrax for tips about The Nexus, (mainly the “What the hell?” aspect of it.)
The site is the catchily titled Temporal Anomalies in Popular Time Travel Movies, and it breaks down in academic detail your favorite Time Travel movies. If you’ve ever wondered how many paradoxes were created by Bill & Ted hiding Ted’s dad’s keys, this is the site for you. It’s the kind of thing that is about 100 times more interesting to read than you would think, so go check it out. And then maybe the third act of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will make a bit more sense to you.