History Literature / ASoundOfThunder

30th Jun '17 10:12:05 PM mirisu92
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* ScienceMarchesOn: Mentioned as a warning is one outdated theory that some dinosaurs supposedly had two brains: the regular one in the head, and another one far down the spine near the hips. (Even then, this was a theory suggested of the famously small-brained ''Stegosaurus'', not a T-rex.)
30th Jun '17 10:09:43 PM mirisu92
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* ScienceMarchesOn: Mentioned as a warning is one outdated theory that some dinosaurs supposedly had two brains: the regular one in the head, and another one far down the spine near the hips. (Even then, this was a theory suggested of the famously small-brained ''Stegosaurus'', not a T-rex.)
20th Jun '17 7:23:04 PM PaulA
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First written by Creator/RayBradbury as a short story for ''Collier's'' magazine in 1952, "A Sound of Thunder" has become the most republished science-fiction story of all time. Its influence can be seen all over the fictional world, particularly due to its [[TropeCodifier introduction of]] the TimeTravel plot in which "[[ButterflyOfDoom small changes in the past snowball into the future]]". It is one of the TropeNamers for ButterflyOfDoom, which is... well, exactly what it stated above. This story has also led to the creation of numerous other works, including a spin-off novel series and the short story series ''Rivers of Time''. Oh, and [[Film/ASoundOfThunder a movie]], released by Creator/WarnerBros in 2005, starring Edward Burns, Creator/BenKingsley and Catherine [=McCormack=], and directed by Peter Hyams. But [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/A_Sound_of_Thunder_2005.aspx someone else]] can walk you through that better than we can.

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First written by Creator/RayBradbury as a short story for ''Collier's'' magazine in 1952, "A Sound of Thunder" has become the most republished science-fiction story of all time. Its influence can be seen all over the fictional world, particularly due to its [[TropeCodifier introduction of]] the TimeTravel plot in which "[[ButterflyOfDoom small changes in the past snowball into the future]]". It is one of the TropeNamers for ButterflyOfDoom, which is... well, exactly what it stated above. This story has also led to the creation of numerous other works, including a spin-off novel series and the short story series ''Rivers of Time''. Oh, and [[Film/ASoundOfThunder a movie]], released by Creator/WarnerBros in 2005, starring Edward Burns, Creator/BenKingsley and Catherine [=McCormack=], and directed by Peter Hyams. But [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/A_Sound_of_Thunder_2005.aspx someone else]] can walk you through that better than we can.
2005.
10th May '17 9:54:03 PM Delphi
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[[http://www.scaryforkids.com/a-sound-of-thunder/ This page has some nice illustrations.]]

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[[http://www.scaryforkids.com/a-sound-of-thunder/ This page has some nice illustrations.]]
]]...lifted straight from an ECComics adaptation.
30th Apr '17 6:43:02 PM 8088ben
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The year is 2055. A hunter known simply as "Eckels" prepares to take the trip of a lifetime: going back in time to the Mesozoic to hunt the [[StockDinosaurs greatest predators]] that ever lived. However, when he goes back to the Late Cretaceous he panics when confronted with a ''TyrannosaurusRex'', and falls off the path and crushes a butterfly, breaking some of the myriad of rules the time agency has to keep the time line from changing. When the party returns to the future, they find out that the world has changed for the worse. In the original timeline, the [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent United States presidential election]] was recently won by Keith, a fairly moderate candidate, as opposed to [[GratuitousGerman Deutscher]], a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything fascist extremist]]. However, in this changed timeline, the reverse is true ([[MyNaymeIs words and phrases are also spelled differently]]). A distraught Eckels pleads with Travis, the guide, to take him back in time and fix what he's done, but Travis, having previously warned him that it's impossible (the time machine skips over any moment in history that they've already visited), silently lifts and fires his rifle, presumably at Eckels.

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The year is 2055. A hunter known simply as "Eckels" prepares to take the trip of a lifetime: going back in time to the Mesozoic to hunt the [[StockDinosaurs greatest predators]] that ever lived. However, when he goes back to the Late Cretaceous he panics when confronted with a ''TyrannosaurusRex'', and falls off the path and crushes a butterfly, breaking some of the myriad of rules the time agency has to keep the time line from changing. When the party returns to the future, they find out that the world has changed for the worse. In the original timeline, the [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent United States presidential election]] was recently won by Keith, a fairly moderate candidate, as opposed to [[GratuitousGerman Deutscher]], a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything fascist extremist]]. However, in this changed timeline, the reverse is true ([[MyNaymeIs words and phrases are also spelled differently]]). A distraught Eckels pleads with Travis, the guide, to take him back in time and fix what he's done, but Travis, having previously warned him that it's impossible (the time machine skips over any moment in history that they've already visited), visited, due to NeverTheSelvesShallMeet), silently lifts and fires his rifle, presumably at Eckels.
11th Apr '17 4:31:53 PM Willbyr
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26th Mar '17 1:55:11 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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25th Mar '17 6:44:56 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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6th Nov '16 9:57:28 PM t209
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* ForWantOfANail: The seemingly inconsequential death of a prehistoric butterfly manages to result in a political victory of ANaziByOtherName in the modern day and possibly mainstream society's embrace of Fascism, while changing the basics of English grammar and graphemes.

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* ForWantOfANail: The seemingly inconsequential death of a prehistoric butterfly manages to result in a political victory of ANaziByOtherName ANaziByAnyOtherName in the modern day and possibly mainstream society's embrace of Fascism, while changing the basics of English grammar and graphemes.
6th Nov '16 9:56:01 PM t209
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* ForWantOfANail: The seemingly inconsequential death of a prehistoric butterfly manages to result in a political victory in the modern day, while changing the basics of English grammar and graphemes.

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* ForWantOfANail: The seemingly inconsequential death of a prehistoric butterfly manages to result in a political victory of ANaziByOtherName in the modern day, day and possibly mainstream society's embrace of Fascism, while changing the basics of English grammar and graphemes.
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