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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Subverted. [[spoiler:The travelers initially ''seem' to have this. However, as the plot progresses, they show themselves to be perfectly moral and reasonable people. The actions they take and rules they follow are simply made to ensure a change in the timeline that will, literally, save mankind.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Subverted. [[spoiler:The travelers initially ''seem' to have this. However, as the plot progresses, they show themselves to be perfectly moral and reasonable people. The actions they take and rules they follow are simply made to ensure a change in the timeline that will, literally, save mankind.]]


* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Subverted. The travelers ''seem'' to have this at first. However, as the plot progresses, they show themselves to be perfectly moral and reasonable people. The actions they take and rules they follow are simply made to ensure a change in the timeline that will save mankind (literally).
* BrainUploading: The method for sending Travelers back involves this to some degree. Trevor mentions being temporarily disembodied during an early experiment.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Subverted. The [[spoiler:The travelers ''seem'' initially ''seem' to have this at first.this. However, as the plot progresses, they show themselves to be perfectly moral and reasonable people. The actions they take and rules they follow are simply made to ensure a change in the timeline that will will, literally, save mankind (literally).
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* BrainUploading: The method for sending Travelers back involves this to some degree.this. Trevor mentions being temporarily disembodied during an early experiment.



** In a wider sense, ''all'' Travelers are bodysnatchers who have brutally taken over the identities of people whose loved ones they are now deceiving. That's pretty creepy - but they're only doing it to save uncounted lives and avert a catastrophic future, and they are being as ethical about it as they think they can afford to be.

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** In a wider sense, ''all'' Travelers are bodysnatchers body snatchers who have brutally taken over the identities of people whose loved ones they are now deceiving. That's pretty creepy - but they're only doing it to save uncounted lives and avert a catastrophic future, and they are being as ethical about it as they think they can afford to be.


* [=MacLaren=] (Eric [=McCormack=]), [[TheLeader team leader]];
* Marcy ([=MacKenzie=] Porter), [[TheMedic team medical specialist]];
* Carly (Nesta Cooper), [[TheBigGuy team tactical specialist]];
* Philip (Reilly Dolman), [[TheSmartGuy team historian]];
* Trevor (Jared Abrahamson), [[TheEngineer tech specialist]].

Things appear straight foward enough at first. With their planned mission being executed just fine ([[IndyPloy if improvising a little on the way]]) but as the plot thickens and knowledge of the future grows, so does the difficulty in changing it, as well as telling if the changes are for the better.

The show is notable for being created by [[Franchise/StargateVerse Brad Wright]] and starring a not-quite ProductionPosse of several people who worked on ''Series/StargateSG1'' and its many spinoffs (the final episode being directed by none other than Creator/AmandaTapping) sharing some of the writers, directors and producers. It is also surprisingly original in its execution of the sci-fi tropes, taking several already seen concepts (many of them already shown in Franchise/StargateVerse) and giving them unique new twists, or analyzing them from new perspectives.

A second season was greenlit in early February 2017 and began filming in March. Season three -- to air exclusively on Netflix -- was announced in March 2018, with filming beginning later that year. It was announced in February 2019 that Netflix has cancelled the series; all three seasons remain available on the streaming site.

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* [=MacLaren=] (Eric [=McCormack=]), [[TheLeader team leader]];
leader]]
* Marcy ([=MacKenzie=] Porter), [[TheMedic team medical specialist]];
specialist]]
* Carly (Nesta Cooper), [[TheBigGuy team tactical specialist]];
specialist]]
* Philip (Reilly Dolman), [[TheSmartGuy team historian]];
historian]]
* Trevor (Jared Abrahamson), [[TheEngineer tech specialist]].

specialist]]

Things appear straight foward straightfoward enough at first. With their planned mission being executed just fine ([[IndyPloy if improvising a little on the way]]) but as the plot thickens and knowledge of the future grows, so does the difficulty in changing it, as well as telling if the changes are for the better.

The show is notable for being created by [[Franchise/StargateVerse Brad Wright]] and starring a not-quite ProductionPosse of several people who worked on ''Series/StargateSG1'' and its many spinoffs (the final episode being directed by none other than Creator/AmandaTapping) sharing some of the writers, directors and producers. It is also surprisingly original in its execution of the sci-fi ScienceFiction tropes, taking several already seen concepts (many of them already shown in Franchise/StargateVerse) and giving them unique new twists, or analyzing them from new perspectives.

A second season was greenlit in early February 2017 and began filming in March. Season three -- to (to air exclusively on Netflix -- Netflix) was announced in March 2018, with filming beginning 2018. Filming commenced later that year. It was announced in February 2019 that Netflix has cancelled the series; all three seasons remain available on the streaming site.


* AManIsNotAVirgin:
** In season 1, Philip was explicitly uninterested in dating (either women or men) and didn't seem to understand the purpose of online porn,[[note]] I.e. that a lot of men just want to get off and most don't need to be in love with a woman or have a close relationship with her to be sexually attracted to her. [[/note]] but later jumped into bed with a ManicPixieDreamGirl type fellow Traveler at the start of season 2.
** Trevor initially fends off his host's teenage girlfriend and but later reacts uncomfortable to her complimenting his dick, but while Trevor keeps being celibate (and even reacts uncomfortable to an offer of sex by Grace, who would at least have been an age-appropriate partner), he also mentions that he had several sons in the future.

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** Additionally, [[spoiler: Traveler 001 employs 004 to make a similar machine which he uses to escape hosts under scrutiny and stay under the radar]].

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* RecklessGunUsage: David gets a gun in Season 3, and Marcy promptly chews him out over his complete ignorance of safety practices, e.g., that you should never try to clean a loaded gun. In the end, she reluctantly agrees to teach him how to use it, including how to ''not'' engage in this trope.


* RayOfHopeEnding: The Season 3 finale, which was written to function as a series finale if the series doesn't get renewed. In the end, all that the Travelers managed to accomplish was [[spoiler: undoing the damage ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero they themselves had caused,]]'' and ''possibly'' delivering a warning about Helios-685 that may or may not be heeded. All of which means that the BadFuture is still on track. The ray of hope is that the final scene implies that the Director is about to start over again, this time sans [[CreateYourOwnVillain 001]] - but given its track record so far, how reassuring that's supposed to be is very much up for debate...]]

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* RayOfHopeEnding: The Season 3 finale, which was written to function as a series finale if the series doesn't get renewed. In the end, all that the Travelers managed to accomplish was [[spoiler: undoing the damage ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero they themselves had caused,]]'' and ''possibly'' delivering a warning about Helios-685 that may or may not be heeded. All of which means that the BadFuture is still on track. The ray of hope is that the final scene implies that the Director is about to start over again, this time sans [[CreateYourOwnVillain 001]] - but given its track record so far, how reassuring that's supposed to be is very much up for debate...]]


A second season was greenlit in early February 2017 and began filming in March. Season three -- to air exclusively on Netflix -- was announced in March 2018, with filming beginning later that year. All three seasons are available on Netflix.

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A second season was greenlit in early February 2017 and began filming in March. Season three -- to air exclusively on Netflix -- was announced in March 2018, with filming beginning later that year. All It was announced in February 2019 that Netflix has cancelled the series; all three seasons are remain available on Netflix.the streaming site.


** [[spoiler: Protocol Epsilon is one of the special protocols only invoked in emergencies. In this case, it states that if one of the Archives where historical information is preserved for the Director in the future is threatened, all Travelers must suspend all other missions and protocols to save it.]]

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** [[spoiler: Protocol Alpha, if invoked by a Traveler, indicates that they've been given specific instructions by the Director that supersede all other missions and protocols. This notably overrides Protocol Six, explicitly authorizing them to give orders to other Travelers at will]]
** [[spoiler: Protocol Epsilon is one of the special a number of emergency protocols only invoked in emergencies.that seem similar to Protocol Alpha but do not require direct orders from the Director. In this case, it states that if one of the Archives where historical information is preserved for the Director in the future is threatened, all Travelers must suspend all other missions and protocols to save it.]]

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** An unexpected kind of AI issue happens in Season 3. When the Director uses an AI to [[spoiler:briefly make a little girl into a Messenger able to outhack people trying to destroy a nuclear powerplant]] the kill switch to shut it down when finished fails to work properly. As a result the AI [[spoiler:keeps running inside of the girl's brain]].

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: While the show takes place in the United States, nearly every regular and recurring actor on the show is Canadian and their accents poke through really frequently. Jared Abrahamson (Trevor) is probably the worst offender but the way just about anyone on the show pronounces words like "about" or "against" or "tomorrow" is not the way an American would.


* AllForNothing: [[spoiler: The finale of Season 3 reveals that thanks to 001, the traveler program not only fails to prevent the BadFuture but actually causes it to happen ahead of schedule]].



* CreateYourOwnVillain: The series BigBad is revealed to be [[spoiler: Traveler 001, who decided that instead of dying in 9/11 like he should have, decides to overthrow the Director and ultimately uploads his consciousness on the internet and triggers a nuclear war in order to cause the BadFuture to happen sooner so that he would be the one to rule it]].



** [[spoiler: Season 3 ends with a MASSIVE ResetButton. TheBadGuyWins, 001's consciousness has replaced the Director in the future, and he's triggered a nuclear war in the past to begin the BadFuture as soon as possible so he can rule over it. With this timeline completely FUBAR and abandoned by the Director as per Protocol Omega, [=MacLaren=] builds his own time machine in the present to [[MentalTimeTravel overwrite Grant [=MacLaren=]'s mind all the way back in 2001]], [[GodzillaThreshold a gross violation of Protocol 3 and an act of murder]], in order to take 001's place and warn the Director never to begin the Traveler program at all. We get an entirely new timeline where nothing we saw ever happened, and a vague hint that [[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent Season 4 will be something completely different]].]]

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** [[spoiler: Season 3 ends with a MASSIVE ResetButton. TheBadGuyWins, 001's consciousness has replaced the Director in the future, and he's triggered a nuclear war in the past to begin the BadFuture as soon as possible so he can rule over it. With this timeline completely FUBAR and abandoned by the Director as per Protocol Omega, [=MacLaren=] builds his own time machine decides to use 001's quantum frame in the present to [[MentalTimeTravel overwrite Grant [=MacLaren=]'s mind all the way back in 2001]], [[GodzillaThreshold a gross violation of Protocol 3 and an act of murder]], in order to take 001's place and warn the Director never to begin the Traveler program at all. We get an entirely new timeline where nothing we saw ever happened, and a vague hint that [[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent Season 4 will be something completely different]].]]


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** The final line of Season 3:
--> [[spoiler:'''TRAV PROGRAM VER ONE''']]
--> [[spoiler:'''Status: FAIL''']]
--> [[spoiler:'''RESET''']]
--> [[spoiler:'''LOAD SEQ:''']]
--> [[spoiler:'''TRAV PROGRAM:''']]
--> [[spoiler:'''VER TWO......BEGIN''']]

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* ObviouslyEvil: [[spoiler: The man Yates gets to impersonate 001 to the Travelers in "Omega"]] isn't exactly subtle. [=MacLaren=] sees right through the charade and sarcastically asks her why she didn't just give him [[EyepatchOfPower an eyepatch]] and [[RightHandCat a cat to stroke]] while she was at it.


* AmbiguousDisorder: Original Marcy's disability is described as a "congenital underdevelopment of her brain" which, despite being a meaningful diagnosis, could refer to any of dozens of disorders. Even after this, the Traveler who takes over possibly has something as well, since she's very surprised at David's reaction upon finding her performing minor surgery on herself, acting like this is perfectly normal.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: Original Marcy's disability is described as a "congenital underdevelopment of her brain" which, despite being a meaningful diagnosis, could refer to any of dozens of disorders. Even after this, the Traveler who takes over possibly has something as well, since she's very surprised at David's reaction upon finding her performing minor surgery on herself, acting like this is perfectly normal. [[spoiler: Later shown not to be a congenital anything; original Marcy was actually a nurse before Traveler 001 fried her brain with his experiments.]]


* HeroicSuicide: Gleason attempts what seems like one from his perspective, trying to shoot himself so he is not taken over and forced to set a bomb off. [[spoiler: It's actually powering a device which will save the world from disaster, but he doesn't know that.]] He's out of bullets though, so this fails.

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* HeroicSuicide: HeroicSuicide:
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Gleason attempts what seems like one from his perspective, trying to shoot himself so he is not taken over and forced to set a bomb off. [[spoiler: It's actually powering a device which will save the world from disaster, but he doesn't know that.]] He's out of bullets though, so this fails.fails.
** [[spoiler: Marcy]] performs one in "Omega" to deny 001 access to vital data that could have been extracted from [[spoiler: her]] brain.

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