History Headscratchers / Brigadoon

17th Dec '15 1:19:38 PM Yet_One_More_Idiot
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*** As it stands, 1 year on from the miracle being enacted, the residents of Brigadoon will awaken to a new day...on May 22, AD 38,246. By then, there'll be a really good chance that the rest of the people in the world will either be a) long dead, or b) long gone to another world. And that's if Brigadoon even survives one day in each century if the world was devastated by global war (reappearing and getting radiation poisoning, perhaps). A decade instead of a century would see Brigadoon reaching the year 5396AD in a year, and a year per day would've seen them reaching the much more realistic (and likely more survivable) year 2111 after one year from the miracle.
2nd Oct '15 3:29:13 PM stellaluna
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* Couldn't ten years instead of 100 have sufficed? I agree with other tropers who are noting that they'll likely reach apocalyptic conditions within a couple weeks. When you think about you're more doomed for being in brigadoon under Mr. Forsythe's blessing than outside of it. The odds of finding yourself in the middle of a nuclear war, nuclear winter, or poisoned atmosphere every day you wake up are so much stronger and since Gene Kelly's character has seen how fast technology could change with nuclear weapons having been developed he should be aware of this.

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* Couldn't ten years instead of 100 have sufficed? I agree with other tropers who are noting that they'll likely reach apocalyptic conditions within a couple weeks. When you think about you're more doomed for being in brigadoon Brigadoon under Mr. Forsythe's blessing than outside of it. The odds of finding yourself in the middle of a nuclear war, nuclear winter, or poisoned atmosphere every day you wake up are so much stronger and since Gene Kelly's character has seen how fast technology could change with nuclear weapons having been developed he should be aware of this.
** Even once a year would probably have done the trick. 200 years passing in the outside world would still be less than a year in Brigadoon time.
30th Oct '12 9:01:33 AM orrin
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** Maybe not everyone understands it as well as Mr. Lundie. Also, maybe he's the town elder and it's his role to tell the story.


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* Couldn't ten years instead of 100 have sufficed? I agree with other tropers who are noting that they'll likely reach apocalyptic conditions within a couple weeks. When you think about you're more doomed for being in brigadoon under Mr. Forsythe's blessing than outside of it. The odds of finding yourself in the middle of a nuclear war, nuclear winter, or poisoned atmosphere every day you wake up are so much stronger and since Gene Kelly's character has seen how fast technology could change with nuclear weapons having been developed he should be aware of this.
22nd Mar '12 8:32:28 PM Visp
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** Well, it's only been a few days in Brigadoon-time, so they're still figuring it all out.
4th Sep '11 11:59:16 AM MsPandaRosa
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4th Sep '11 11:58:55 AM MsPandaRosa
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* Even more time nitpicking: In a Brigadoon week starting from Miracle Day, it'll be 2446. In three Brigadoon weeks it'll be 3846! Won't things have, ah...drastically changed when they return every century? Will the green hills of Ireland return, or will Brigadoon land on the future apocalypse-nuked lands and wonder what the heck has gone on?

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* Even more time nitpicking: In a Brigadoon week starting from Miracle Day, it'll be 2446. In three Brigadoon weeks it'll be 3846! Won't things have, ah...drastically changed when they return every century? Will the green hills of Ireland Scotland return, or will Brigadoon land on the future apocalypse-nuked lands and wonder what the heck has gone on?
25th Aug '11 11:43:16 PM MsPandaRosa
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*** This is not unlike the premise of ''Population436'', tho that town doesn't disappear; it's just been ignored for about the last hundred years.
13th Jul '11 12:02:30 PM Landis
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** Maybe the line changes pseudo-randomly depending on the surrounding terrain.
2nd Jun '11 7:07:20 PM NateTheGreat
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* If the Miracle happened less than a week ago for everyone in Brigadoon, why is Mr. Lundie the only one with the whole story?
* Everyone has to be reminded of the boundaries of Brigadoon every morning? Surely something like that is common knowledge, and parents would take special care not to let their kids wander too far in the direction of the invisible line.
* So how big is the area spirited away every night? Does it just include the farms of everyone who lives in the town proper, or (more likely) the farms of everyone who belonged to Mr. Forsythe's congregation?
6th Nov '10 12:00:51 PM LadyMomus
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* ThisTroper is thoroughly disturbed by the whole "hundred years" thing...

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* ThisTroper This troper is thoroughly disturbed by the whole "hundred years" thing...
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