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** We're led to believe that the instant a Parker (and the Sphere) arrive from the future, the version currently existing disappears into thin air, as a correlary to the "a person can't exist in the same place twice" theory of time travel. Thus the instant the Sphere disappears, they just wait for Parker to call.
*** This is backed up in one episode where the Sphere leaves without Parker. We skip to the past where Donovan and Ramsey are going "yeah, wonder where Parker is this time", and are surprised when Parker appears right behind them, eating chips, asking what's going on. He doesn't know, since he's never at the base when they do the "sphere's gone, something bad happened" thing.

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** We're led to believe that the instant a Parker (and the Sphere) arrive from the future, the version currently existing disappears into thin air, as a correlary corollary to the "a person can't exist in the same place twice" theory of time travel. Thus the instant the Sphere disappears, they just wait for Parker to call.
*** This is backed up in one episode where the Sphere leaves without Parker. We skip to the past where Donovan and Ramsey are going "yeah, wonder where Parker is this time", and are surprised when Parker appears is right behind them, eating chips, asking what's going on. He doesn't know, since he's never at the base when they do the "sphere's "Sphere's gone, something bad happened" thing.



* It's interesting that to them each launch is a first launch/they Never actually do a launch. Because when they send him back, that changes the timeline so where they don't need to send him back, so don't do a launch. He fixes the problem that needed to be fixed so they don't launch him. But eventually a new problem comes up that they need to launch him back, but to them, it is the first time they ever launch him because him coming back prevents the problem so they don't need to launch him........ Only Parker experiences ALL the launches. To everyone else they only know about the arrivals.
** On the flip side, they're not completely blind. I'm sure they've done a million launch rehearsals. The fact that the Sphere keeps disappearing, and Frank keeps making Conundrum calls with future information proves that whatever they're doing is working. Frank can later describe how each launch went from his perspective, and from there they can make tweaks. They don't get to see each launch, but if they can trust Frank to stop terrorist plots, they can trust Frank when he says the backstep went off without any problem.
* Convenient that this show ended in 2001 before [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror a certain horrific but monumental world changing disaster occurred]] [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct that a backstep could have completely undone]], is it not?

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* It's interesting that to them them, each launch is a first launch/they Never never actually do a launch. Because when they send him back, that changes the timeline so where they don't need to send him back, so don't do a launch. He they don't; he fixes the problem that needed to be fixed so they don't launch him. But eventually a new problem comes up that they need to launch him back, but to them, it is the first time they ever launch him because him coming back prevents the problem so they don't need to launch him........ Only Parker experiences ALL the launches. To everyone else they only know about the arrivals.
** On the flip side, they're not completely blind. I'm sure they've done a million launch rehearsals. The fact that the Sphere keeps disappearing, and Frank keeps making Conundrum calls with future information proves that whatever they're doing is working. Frank can later describe how each launch went from his perspective, and from there they can make tweaks. They don't get to see each launch, but if they can trust Frank to stop terrorist plots, they can trust Frank when he says the backstep Backstep went off without any problem.
* Convenient that this show ended in 2001 before [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror [[TheWarOnTerror a certain horrific but monumental world changing world-changing disaster occurred]] [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct that a backstep Backstep could have completely undone]], is it not?

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*** In the pilot episode, it is stated Parker is missing from the asylum, despite the fact that the Project obviously had no need to take him from there yet.


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* Convenient that this show ended in 2001 before [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror a certain horrific but monumental world changing disaster occurred]] [[HitlerTimeTravelExemption that a backstep could have completely undone]], is it not?

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* Convenient that this show ended in 2001 before [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror a certain horrific but monumental world changing disaster occurred]] [[HitlerTimeTravelExemption [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct that a backstep could have completely undone]], is it not?

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* Convenient that this show ended in 2001 before [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror a certain horrific but monumental world changing disaster occurred]] [[HitlerTimeTravelExemption that a backstep could have completely undone]], is it not?

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** On the flip side, they're not completely blind. I'm sure they've done a million launch rehearsals. The fact that the Sphere keeps disappearing, and Frank keeps making Conundrum calls with future information proves that whatever they're doing is working. Frank can later describe how each launch went from his perspective, and from there they can make tweaks. They don't get to see each launch, but if they can trust Frank to stop terrorist plots, they can trust Frank when he says the backstep went off without any problem.


* It's interesting that to them each launch is a first launch/they Never actually do a launch. Because when they sand him back, that changes the timeline so where they don't need to send him back, so don't do a launch. He fixes the problem that needed to be fixed so they don't launch him. But eventually a new problem comes up that they need to launch him back, but to them, it is the first time they ever launch him because him coming back prevents the problem so they don't need to launch him........ Only Parker experiences ALL the launches. To everyone else they only know about the arrivals.

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* It's interesting that to them each launch is a first launch/they Never actually do a launch. Because when they sand send him back, that changes the timeline so where they don't need to send him back, so don't do a launch. He fixes the problem that needed to be fixed so they don't launch him. But eventually a new problem comes up that they need to launch him back, but to them, it is the first time they ever launch him because him coming back prevents the problem so they don't need to launch him........ Only Parker experiences ALL the launches. To everyone else they only know about the arrivals.


It's interesting that to them each launch is a first launch/they Never actually do a launch. Because when they sand him back, that changes the timeline so where they don't need to send him back, so don't do a launch. He fixes the problem that needed to be fixed so they don't launch him. But eventually a new problem comes up that they need to launch him back, but to them, it is the first time they ever launch him because him coming back prevents the problem so they don't need to launch him........ Only Parker experiences ALL the launches. To everyone else they only know about the arrivals.

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* It's interesting that to them each launch is a first launch/they Never actually do a launch. Because when they sand him back, that changes the timeline so where they don't need to send him back, so don't do a launch. He fixes the problem that needed to be fixed so they don't launch him. But eventually a new problem comes up that they need to launch him back, but to them, it is the first time they ever launch him because him coming back prevents the problem so they don't need to launch him........ Only Parker experiences ALL the launches. To everyone else they only know about the arrivals.



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It's interesting that to them each launch is a first launch/they Never actually do a launch. Because when they sand him back, that changes the timeline so where they don't need to send him back, so don't do a launch. He fixes the problem that needed to be fixed so they don't launch him. But eventually a new problem comes up that they need to launch him back, but to them, it is the first time they ever launch him because him coming back prevents the problem so they don't need to launch him........ Only Parker experiences ALL the launches. To everyone else they only know about the arrivals.

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