History Fridge / Sliders

1st Apr '16 3:18:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* In "Paradise Lost" (which is a rip-off of ''{{Tremors}}''), the mutated monster leaves behind a trail of blue slime wherever it goes. The locals don't try to kill it because its slime can prevent aging and prolong life. How is this FridgeHorror? The slime only works this way if you eat it.

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* In "Paradise Lost" (which is a rip-off of ''{{Tremors}}''), ''Film/{{Tremors}}''), the mutated monster leaves behind a trail of blue slime wherever it goes. The locals don't try to kill it because its slime can prevent aging and prolong life. How is this FridgeHorror? The slime only works this way if you eat it.
16th Oct '15 10:16:01 PM ApeAccount
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* There’s actually aren’t any major plot holes in terms of the Kromaggs. The Kromaggs of “Invasion” don’t appear to have encountered humans before they started sliding (which they did for at least a generation). In “The Other Slide of Darkness” alternate Quinn reveals that he gave the Kromaggs sliding technology. From that point on, all the Kromaggs encountered originated from a world which they shared with humans (and where sliding technology existed at least since Quinn was a baby). The only assumption needed to make this consistent (and one which makes perfect sense in the context of the show) is that there are at least four different worlds that gave rise to the Kromaggs (as opposed to the hundreds of worlds which gave rise to humans). This means there are really four types of Kromagg (at least). There are the ones from “Invasion”, the ones alternate Quinn gave sliding technology to, the ones from Quinn’s homeworld and the ones from “Revelations” (the good Kromaggs who were explicitly shown to be different from the main Kromaggs in the series). This also falls under fridge horror since it implies that, while the “Invasion” Kromaggs conquered 150 worlds, that’s only a subset of all the worlds the different types of Kromaggs had conquered in total.
27th Sep '15 10:57:39 PM DyanS
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* It is actually stated in "Net Worth" that the vortex will only open in an atmosphere so the idea that "they never slide into a universe, where, say the Earth never formed, or its orbit is too different from ours to support life" would never happen. Meaning cosmic events can also affect world formation.

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* ** It is actually stated in "Net Worth" that the vortex will only open in an atmosphere so the idea that "they never slide into a universe, where, say the Earth never formed, or its orbit is too different from ours to support life" would never happen. Meaning cosmic events can also affect world formation.
27th Sep '15 10:55:25 PM DyanS
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* OK bear with me on this one. It seems that the vast majority of Earths they visit (and thus presumably the jillions of ones they don't visit) are pretty much identical to our Earth except for some - usually relatively recent - details in human history. e.g. Women are the dominant sex, variations in cultural norms / traditions / politics / etc. So it's reasonable to assume that really only living things have an affect on the differences between worlds. e.g. they never slide into a universe, where, say the Earth never formed, or its orbit is too different from ours to support life despite it being overwhelmingly likely all things being random - in fact in many worlds, copies of the sliders themselves exist. So the more major events in the entire universe (other than the histories of living beings) would be pretty much identical in all universes, except the very odd example, e.g. that world where time ran backwards - but given the rest of the series, I think that's an unusual case. I'm getting to a point here ;) If the orbit of Earth is the same in every universe it implies that the orbits of all planets, stars, celestial bodies etc. would be the same. This means that the world in which a comet was on a collision course with Earth was not only not unique, but probably happened on nearly every single Earth in existence! That particular Earth was lucky enough to have Arturo & co. help destroy it with a nuclear missile, but think about how many Earths must have been wiped out by comets where nuclear missiles were not readily available!

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* OK bear with me on this one. It seems that the vast majority of Earths they visit (and thus presumably the jillions of ones they don't visit) are pretty much identical to our Earth except for some - usually relatively recent - details in human history. e.g. Women are the dominant sex, variations in cultural norms / traditions / politics / etc. So it's reasonable to assume that really only living things have an affect on the differences between worlds. e.g. they never slide into a universe, where, say the Earth never formed, or its orbit is too different from ours to support life despite it being overwhelmingly likely all things being random - in fact in many worlds, copies of the sliders themselves exist. So the more major events in the entire universe (other than the histories of living beings) would be pretty much identical in all universes, except the very odd example, e.g. that world where time ran backwards - but given the rest of the series, I think that's an unusual case. I'm getting to a point here ;) If the orbit of Earth is the same in every universe it implies that the orbits of all planets, stars, celestial bodies etc. would be the same. This means that the world in which a comet was on a collision course with Earth was not only not unique, but probably happened on nearly every single Earth in existence! That particular Earth was lucky enough to have Arturo & co. help destroy it with a nuclear missile, but think about how many Earths must have been wiped out by comets where nuclear missiles were not readily available!available!
* It is actually stated in "Net Worth" that the vortex will only open in an atmosphere so the idea that "they never slide into a universe, where, say the Earth never formed, or its orbit is too different from ours to support life" would never happen. Meaning cosmic events can also affect world formation.
27th Aug '15 3:29:29 PM phoenix
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* In "Summer of Love," the Sliders barely escape an incoming swarm of [[EverythingsWorseWithBees the dreaded spider-wasps]]. However, right after Quinn and Arturo emerge from the vortex onto the next world, several spider-wasps are shown flying right out. So few probably wouldn't have the same effect as on the previous world, but they would still be enough to cause significant damage. More so if one happened to be "queen" potential!

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* In "Summer of Love," the Sliders barely escape an incoming swarm of [[EverythingsWorseWithBees [[BeeAfraid the dreaded spider-wasps]]. However, right after Quinn and Arturo emerge from the vortex onto the next world, several spider-wasps are shown flying right out. So few probably wouldn't have the same effect as on the previous world, but they would still be enough to cause significant damage. More so if one happened to be "queen" potential!
13th Aug '15 9:06:41 PM shamblingdead2
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** On re-watching, the original swarm was started when a queen escaped. Just one. Eep!
22nd Jan '15 4:14:29 PM komodosp
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* Colin's fate, to be "unstuck," [[spoiler: that is, bouncing around dimensions "for the rest of his life."]] Eesh...

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* Colin's fate, to be "unstuck," [[spoiler: that is, bouncing around dimensions "for the rest of his life."]] Eesh...Eesh...
* OK bear with me on this one. It seems that the vast majority of Earths they visit (and thus presumably the jillions of ones they don't visit) are pretty much identical to our Earth except for some - usually relatively recent - details in human history. e.g. Women are the dominant sex, variations in cultural norms / traditions / politics / etc. So it's reasonable to assume that really only living things have an affect on the differences between worlds. e.g. they never slide into a universe, where, say the Earth never formed, or its orbit is too different from ours to support life despite it being overwhelmingly likely all things being random - in fact in many worlds, copies of the sliders themselves exist. So the more major events in the entire universe (other than the histories of living beings) would be pretty much identical in all universes, except the very odd example, e.g. that world where time ran backwards - but given the rest of the series, I think that's an unusual case. I'm getting to a point here ;) If the orbit of Earth is the same in every universe it implies that the orbits of all planets, stars, celestial bodies etc. would be the same. This means that the world in which a comet was on a collision course with Earth was not only not unique, but probably happened on nearly every single Earth in existence! That particular Earth was lucky enough to have Arturo & co. help destroy it with a nuclear missile, but think about how many Earths must have been wiped out by comets where nuclear missiles were not readily available!
25th May '14 4:30:45 PM TheGreatSkrond
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** This could not be more wrong. Think about this: Arturo's the first man to run for mayor, and there's a history of violence against him (e.g. people throwing bricks into his campaign offices). Just after he gets elected, he completely disappears off the face of the Earth. That he was murdered by someone who didn't want men to gain power would be a very logical conclusion, and that would make him a martyr, increasing support for the cause of gender equality.
29th Apr '14 9:38:57 PM TheGreatSkrond
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** It was never explained whether they reproduced like spiders or wasps. In either case, only three got through, one of which was crushed by Arturo. There's only a 50% chance they were the same gender; even if they were, and these things reproduce like spiders, they would have had to find each other again and not get killed in the meantime. AND, with such a small gene pool, it's quite possible some recessive gene will kill all of them - especially likely since they were genetically engineered rather crudely. However, if all those things go wrong, yeah, things are going to get very unpleasant in that universe shortly later.
26th Aug '13 2:21:03 PM shamblingdead
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* Colin's fate, to be "unstuck," that is bouncing around dimensions "for the rest of his life." Eesh...

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* Colin's fate, to be "unstuck," [[spoiler: that is is, bouncing around dimensions "for the rest of his life." "]] Eesh...
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