History Series / Continuum

29th Jan '18 4:37:13 PM Unknownlight
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27th Jan '18 2:40:14 PM MurrayTheBlue
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* HelpYourselfInTheFuture: Often. Kellog uses his knowledge of the future to manipulate the stock market and get filthy rich, which he then uses to both set himself up with fine living and help his less-than-fortunate grandmother. Kiera gives advice to her own grandmother. In the first season finale, Kagame arranges for a large sum of money to be delivered to his mother.

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* HelpYourselfInTheFuture: Often. Kellog uses his knowledge of the future to manipulate the stock market and get filthy rich, which he then uses to both set himself up with fine living and help his less-than-fortunate grandmother. Kiera gives advice to her own grandmother. In the first season finale, Kagame arranges for a large sum of money to be delivered to his mother. However, Alec points out that Kellog's method is in no way sustainable, as the more the future changes, the less his knowledge matters. This forces Kellog to try to set Alec up as a [[Future Famous Person|FutureFamousPeople]] to help fund his lifestyle.



* IHatePastMe: After travelling back in time, [[spoiler:Future Alec has this problem with Past Alec. Thanks to Future Alec's meddling, Escher is killed and the revelation of his relation to Alec and Emily's association with him hits pretty hard, rendering Past Alec a fair bit more cynical. It certainly doesn't help that Future Alec isn't forthcoming about the details of his little adventure beyond doing it to save Emily, which only further drives a wedge between them, causing Past Alec to take measures to ensure Future!Alec doesn't have access to his resources.]]

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* IHatePastMe: Happens twice:
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After travelling back in time, [[spoiler:Future Alec has this problem with Past Alec. Thanks to Future Alec's meddling, Escher is killed and the revelation of his relation to Alec and Emily's association with him hits pretty hard, rendering Past Alec a fair bit more cynical. It certainly doesn't help that Future Alec isn't forthcoming about the details of his little adventure beyond doing it to save Emily, which only further drives a wedge between them, causing Past Alec to take measures to ensure Future!Alec doesn't have access to his resources.]]
** Present day Kellog later realizes [[spoiler: his future self is dying of kidney failure, and wants to use present Kellog as an UnwillingDonor.
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* InsistentTerminology: Alec is very insistent on the fact that Roland Randol is only his step-father and quickly corrects anyone who refers to Roland as Alec's father. He continues doing so even after [[spoiler:Roland is killed]].

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* InsistentTerminology: Two examples:
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Alec is very insistent on the fact that Roland Randol is only his step-father and quickly corrects anyone who refers to Roland as Alec's father. He continues doing so even after [[spoiler:Roland is killed]].killed]].
** Everyone insists on calling the sphere the "Time Travel Device" and never "Time Machine".



** A more cynical viewer might read elements of this trope into the older characters' description of the {{Utopia}} at the end of the series, which they founded, but the {{Utopia}} appears to be more or less played straight, in spite of raising a number of questions about how society has been reorganized, and whether competition and ambition have been suppressed in the name of an egalitarian utopia a la ''{{Rollerball}}'' or ''LogansRun''.

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** A more cynical viewer might read elements of this trope into the older characters' description of the {{Utopia}} at the end of the series, which they founded, but the {{Utopia}} appears to be more or less played straight, in spite of raising a number of questions about how society has been reorganized, and whether competition and ambition have been suppressed in the name of an egalitarian utopia a la ''{{Rollerball}}'' or ''LogansRun''. However, as we only have one old man's say about what the world is now like, and see almost none of it besides a cityscape.
* OurTimeTravelIsDifferent: The show goes out of it's way to adhere to certain rules of time travel, but only explains them over the course of the first three seasons, and very slowly. In order, it works as such:
** TimeTravel only works in one direction (backwards), and anyone who time travels will be forced to take TheSlowPath back to their period, assuming they live long enough.
** Time travelers are cut off from the causal effects of their journey directly, even if on their own timeline, and have RippleEffectProofMemory. This means that even if a past version of them, or ancestor, is killed by the changes to the timeline, they remain alive and unaffected.
** The moment a time traveler makes the journey, the time period they originate from begins to erase, meaning anyone they left behind is effectively killed by their journey. Much of Kiera's angst during the series is caused by her coming to terms with this, especially because it means her son Sam is effectively dead.
** Season 4 goes completely OffTheRails after a future version of Kellog manages to break the first and third rule, causing both a StableTimeLoop and SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong situations to each successfully occur SIMULTANEOUSLY.
27th Jan '18 1:50:35 PM MurrayTheBlue
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* OffTheRails: The GambitPilup of Season 3 goes completely to hell in Season 4 due to a new faction finally figuring out how to break the rules of time travel.
4th Oct '17 1:18:23 PM erforce
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-->--'''OpeningNarration (Seasons 1 and 2)'''

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-->--'''OpeningNarration -->-- '''OpeningNarration''' (Seasons 1 and 2)'''
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* TakeThat: A possibly unintentional one to the RoboCop franchise, in that 2077 in the first timeline is identical to that [[OneNationUnderCopyright Omni Consumer Products runs practically everything in Detroit at least]], which is painted, [[JustifiedTrope quite accurately as a dystopia.]]

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* TakeThat: A possibly unintentional one to the RoboCop ''Franchise/RoboCop'' franchise, in that 2077 in the first timeline is identical to that [[OneNationUnderCopyright Omni Consumer Products runs practically everything in Detroit at least]], which is painted, [[JustifiedTrope quite accurately as a dystopia.]]
22nd May '17 11:44:26 AM Gouken20xx
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* TakeThat: A possibly unintentional one to the RoboCop franchise, in that 2077 in the first timeline is identical to that [[OneNationUnderCopyright Omni Consumer Products runs practically everything in Detroit at least]], which is painted, [[JustifiedTrope quite accurately as a dystopia.]]
9th Dec '16 12:24:35 PM MarcoPolo250
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''Continuum'' is a [[Main/CanadianSeries Canadian]] science fiction series that ran for four seasons from 2012 to 2015. It was created by Simon Barry, who also acts as one of the show's executive producers. It aired on Creator/{{Showcase}} Television in Canada and Creator/{{Syfy}} in the UK and the USA.

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''Continuum'' is a [[Main/CanadianSeries Canadian]] science fiction series that ran for four seasons from 2012 to 2015. It was created by Simon Barry, who also acts as one of the show's executive producers. It aired on Creator/{{Showcase}} Television Creator/ShowcaseTelevision in Canada and Creator/{{Syfy}} in the UK and the USA.
9th Dec '16 10:17:40 AM MarcoPolo250
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''Continuum'' is a [[Main/CanadianSeries Canadian]] science fiction series that ran for four seasons from 2012 to 2015. It was created by Simon Barry, who also acts as one of the show's executive producers. It aired on Creator/{{Showcase}} in Canada and Creator/{{Syfy}} in the UK and the USA.

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''Continuum'' is a [[Main/CanadianSeries Canadian]] science fiction series that ran for four seasons from 2012 to 2015. It was created by Simon Barry, who also acts as one of the show's executive producers. It aired on Creator/{{Showcase}} Television in Canada and Creator/{{Syfy}} in the UK and the USA.
9th Dec '16 10:15:35 AM MarcoPolo250
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''Continuum'' is a [[Main/CanadianSeries Canadian]] science fiction series that ran for four seasons from 2012 to 2015. It was created by Simon Barry, who also acts as one of the show's executive producers. It aired on [[Creator/{{Showcase}} Showcase Television]] in Canada and Creator/{{Syfy}} in the UK and the USA.

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''Continuum'' is a [[Main/CanadianSeries Canadian]] science fiction series that ran for four seasons from 2012 to 2015. It was created by Simon Barry, who also acts as one of the show's executive producers. It aired on [[Creator/{{Showcase}} Showcase Television]] Creator/{{Showcase}} in Canada and Creator/{{Syfy}} in the UK and the USA.
5th Dec '16 12:37:29 PM MarcoPolo250
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''Continuum'' is a [[Main/CanadianSeries Canadian]] science fiction series that ran for four seasons from 2012 to 2015. It was created by Simon Barry, who also acts as one of the show's executive producers. It aired on [[Creator/CorusEntertainment Showcase Television]] in Canada and Creator/{{Syfy}} in the UK and the USA.

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''Continuum'' is a [[Main/CanadianSeries Canadian]] science fiction series that ran for four seasons from 2012 to 2015. It was created by Simon Barry, who also acts as one of the show's executive producers. It aired on [[Creator/CorusEntertainment [[Creator/{{Showcase}} Showcase Television]] in Canada and Creator/{{Syfy}} in the UK and the USA.
5th Oct '16 7:25:49 AM JarvisLyttle
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** [=Liber8=]'s intended goal, though they end up a lot further back than they had assumed they would go, [[spoiler:and things are soon revealed to be more complicated]]. In the second season, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Alec himself desires the same, and left a message for his younger self telling him that only he could avert that future. Doubly strange is the fact that he sent Kiera even though he should know she's dead-set against changing it]].

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** [=Liber8=]'s intended goal, though they end up a lot further back than they had assumed they would go, [[spoiler:and things are soon revealed to be more complicated]]. In the second season, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Alec himself desires the same, and left a message for his younger self telling him that only he could avert that future. Doubly strange is the fact that he sent Kiera even though he should know she's have known that she would be dead-set against changing it]].it as she didn't want her family erased out of existence]].
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