Reason #1 Why Dark Icon Will Never Time Travel:

Giant Scorpions:

The size of the beast suggests that spiders, insects, crabs and similar creatures were much larger in the past than previously thought, the team says.

The claw itself measures 46cm – indicating its owner would have been longer even than the average-sized human.

Regular-ass scorpions freak me out. THIS shit…!?

If time travel were possible, I’d have to take so much weaponry with me that I couldn’t actually move without falling over.

“We have now arrived on prehistoric Earth. Remember, it is absolutely imperative that we touch nothing and leave everything exactly as we found it.”

“What’s that over there?”

“That’s a giant sco-”

click-CLACK! BOOM!

“…you were saying?”


  1. Loki, November 21, 2007:


  2. WeREwOLf, November 22, 2007:

    Ohh, so THAT’S how China got to host the Olympics.

    Way to fuck up the timeline, dude.

  3. nate, November 22, 2007:

    Damn. I forget the title of the movie, but it’s got a group of people who time travel for sport and profit. They have the location of a dinosaur that was killed in a volcanic eruption, so they take people back and let them shoot it just prior to the eruption. This keeps the timeline from changing. Unfortunately one of the traveller accidentally steps on a butterfly, and when they go back to their own time things start to change.

    If this sounds interesting to you I’ll try and find the DVD and get the title.

    HAPPY TURKEY DAY EVERYONE! As for me, I’m allergic to poultry so I’ll be enjoying a nice Venison Roast.

  4. nate, November 22, 2007:

    I remembered the title.

    A Sound of Thunder.

    Not as good as DI’s work, but a decent movie anyway. If you have nothing better to do one night, check it out.

  5. udgang99, November 22, 2007:

    It’s also the EXACT same plot for an episode of … uhhmmm … not Twilight Zone, or Outer Limits … but one of those same shows. Damn, I can’t remember what it’s called. Anyway – when the timetravellers return, the word is run by nazis … how’s that for originality? *sigh*

  6. udgang99, November 22, 2007:

    Ahhhh … of course! It was “The Ray Bradbury Theater” … and “A Sound of Thunder” is based on the same novel by Bradbury!! Mystery solved! ;-)

  7. DarkIcon, November 22, 2007:

    I’ve seen the movie and read the story. The story was a short story and, aside from the concept of what was happening, wasn’t all that good. The movie was universally hated because it wasn’t anything like the story… but I actually liked it. BECAUSE it wasn’t anything like the story.

  8. WeREwOLf, November 22, 2007:

    Read the short story many years ago, which (sorta) inspired my earlier post. Never saw the movie cuz I just *assumed* they’d screw it up. But now, maybe I’ll hafta downl- er, rent it, sometime.

    And aside from the entirely unlikable characters in the story whose fate I didn’t give a rat’s ass about, I did like Bradbury’s over-the-top description of the T. Rex from Eckelson’s point of view. (Might have the character’s name a bit wrong, it’s been like 15 yrs and I only read it once.)

  9. DarkIcon, November 22, 2007:

    The movie was a special effects action film that made absolutely NO sense from a scientific point of view, and only had the premise in common with the story (There was a T-Rex, though). For the most part, I thought the original story was boring. The movie, while not GREAT, is certainly not boring.

    As I said, most people hated it because they loved the original story and this movie ruined it. Which is the exact same reason why I liked it.

  10. udgang99, November 23, 2007:

    So I just saw A Sound of Thunder … God, that was a crappy movie! Never read the novel, so I can’t compare. I think the basic of the story is pretty good – go back in time, change something, and the world changes… but this movie was just so badly executed it was reduculus. Bad actors, bad acting, bad cgi and a very bad directing. And as DI said, the science didn’t make much sense.

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