Saturday, December 1, 2018

time travel

How does time travel actually work in Doctor Who? 

"Let me get this straight... a thing that looks like a police box, standing in a junkyard, it can move anywhere in time and space?" "Quite so." "But that's ridiculous!" Time travel has been at the hearts of Doctor Who since the series' very beginnings. But the show's approach to exactly how it works, and what the rules of changing history are, has changed more times than the Doctor's face. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Ten years into the show's run, it was established that the Time Lords have their own Laws of Time, practically all of which the Doctor has broken over the course of hisher adventures: they include a strict policy of non-interference in the history of others, and a rule banning Time Lords from ever crossing over into their own time-stream i.e. meeting their past self. But those are all just self-imposed edicts. What are the fundamental rules of time travel, as far as Doctor Who is concerned? And do they make any sense? Let's find out. "You can't rewrite history!" In one of Doctor Who's very earliest jaunts into history, 1964's 'The Aztecs', the first Doctor William Hartnell reprimands his companion Barbara Jacqueline Hill for planning to intervene in the Aztecs' practice of human sacrifice. "You can't rewrite history!" he insists. "Not one line!" His words here are, of course, open to interpretation. When the Doctor says Barbara "can't" rewrite history, he could either be saying that the act is physically impossible – that time travellers cannot impact events in a way that would change their future – or arguing that she simply shouldn't interfere, because the results could be catastrophic. Let's be generous and assume that it's the latter, because later Doctor Who makes it very clear that time can be rewritten. Well, sometimes. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The eleventh Doctor Matt Smith puts it in blunt terms in the 2010 episode 'Flesh and Stone': "Time can shift. Time can change. Time can be rewritten." Events in the past can be changed, and this will directly affect the future. 'Pyramids of Mars', a fourth Doctor's outing portrayed by Tom Baker from 1975, provides us with a clear illustration of this, with companion Sarah Jane Elisabeth Sladen briefly returning to a version of 1980 that's been transformed into an apocalyptic wasteland by the time tinkerings of villain Sutekh in 1911. "Back to the Future... it's like Back to the Future!" But what happens to the time-travellers themselves when history is altered? Well, in 2007's 'The Shakespeare Code', the tenth Doctor David Tennant tells Martha Freema Agyeman that if the Carrionites succeed in taking over Earth in 1599, she would vanish – Back to the Future-style – because the future she's from would no longer exist. The recent 'Demons of the Punjab' affirms that direct intervention in someone's lineage could cause them to blink out of existence, with the whole episode hinging on the Doctor allowing Prem Shane Zaza to die so that Yaz's grandmother Umbreen Amita Suman can later meet Yaz's grandfather, guaranteeing that Yaz Mandip Gill will be born. If Prem lives, we're told, Yaz will blink out of existence. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Advertisement - Continue Reading Below However, other stories established that time travellers could survive certain changes to history, small alterations that don't impact their being born, since they were 'outside of time'. 'Flesh and Stone' even suggests that they'd be able to remember the original timeline – though the same year's 'Cold Blood' indicates that the more directly the change affects someone's life, the more difficult it is for that person to retain their memories. Thus, Amy Pond Karen Gillan is able to remember the clerics swallowed up by the cracks in time in 'Flesh and Stone', but has to fight to remember her fiancé Rory Arthur Darvill after he's similarly written out of history in the later episode. Still with us? Good. How, though, does Doctor Who deal with that pitfall of all time-travel stories, the question of why 'the past' is sacrosanct, while 'the future' is malleable? If Barbara couldn't meddle with the Aztecs' history, why is it alright for the Doctor to overthrow the Dalek invasion of Earth in the 22nd century? That's still meddling with established events, right? "Some things are fixed" To tackle this problem, Doctor Who has introduced the idea of "fixed points" existing in history – sequences of events that must not be disturbed, or a thread will be pulled that could end up unravelling the universe. "I'm history to you, but you saved me in 2008," Donna Catherine Tate challenges the tenth Doctor in 'The Fires of Pompeii'. "Why is that different?" Advertisement - Continue Reading Below "Some things are fixed, some things are in flux," he responds, insisting that the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius which buried Pompeii and its surrounding cities must not be averted. What is and isn't a fixed point tends to be entirely dependent on the demands of the story, but, importantly, we're assured that the Doctor is able to tell the difference. "I can see what is, what was, what could be, what must not," he tells Donna. "That's the burden of a Time Lord." Conveniently, most of these fixed points tend to fall in Earth's history, which is how the show excuses fiddling with our future. Though, to be fair, not all of them – the death of Bowie Base One's entire crew in 2009's 'The Waters of Mars' was also established as a fixed point in the year 2059, one that a reckless Doctor attempted and ultimately failed to defy. "It's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey... stuff." Clearly, like the TARDIS, the question of how time-travel works in Doctor Who is far more expansive than you might suspect. But these are the essential points to remember... Time isn't fixed, and you can rewrite history, every single line. In fact, simply by arriving in a new time and place, you've already made an impact. For the most part, it's safe enough to make small alterations to the past – you can save the odd life here, overthrow the odd corrupt government there, so long as there's no major disruption to history. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Advertisement - Continue Reading Below It was implied, in episodes like 2005's 'The Unquiet Dead', that changing history was more perilous after the demise of the Time Lords in the wake of the Last Great Time War. This suggests that they were previously able to somehow paper over the cracks caused by minor changes to history, with the same year's 'Father's Day' revealing that they'd long held the Reavers – creatures who fed on time paradoxes – at bay. However, major alterations should be avoided at all costs. The Doctor appears to be the arbiter of what does and doesn't count as "major" – the annihilation of Earth in 1985, for example, would disrupt the web of time, as established in that year's 'Attack of the Cybermen'. You should also resist making significant alternations to your own personal history. While these might not affect the wider universe, they could impact on your memory, or even, in extreme circumstances, on your very existence. Other than that, the only periods of history you shouldn't change at all are "fixed points", because any and all changes made to these will set off a chain reaction of sorts that will destabilise all of time. It's a rather complicated lot of rules to remember. But essentially, any time-traveller in the Who-niverse would do well to mind the Doctor's advice from 'Demons of the Punjab': "Tread softly." Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy page and 'Follow' on our digitalspy and Twitter account.
'Time to green': Audi drivers will see countdown for Mesa traffic lights 

Provided by Gannett Co., . New technology is hitting Mesa streets to improve safety and make it easier for drivers to get around.  Research Technology advances are helping drivers avoid traffic congestion, guiding emergency crews through intersections — and even giving some Audi owners the ability to know when traffic signals will turn green. The city's traffic engineers see it as "a cost-effective way to improve mobility across streets without having to add lanes of traffic," said Amy McConnell, a city spokeswoman.  Knowing when the light will turn green Drivers in Mesa with select Audi vehicles will be able to use the "time-to-green" feature. The car company and Traffic Technology Services launched the feature in 2016 in Las Vegas before expanding to other cities, including Phoenix in 2018.  The feature allows the car to communicate with a city's traffic management system. When a car is approaching a traffic light, it will receive a signal from the system. While waiting for a red light to turn green, the time remaining will be displayed inside the car.  Kiel Ova, chief marketing officer for Traffic Technology Services, said companies and agencies like the U.S. Department of Transportation have researched connected vehicle applications for years. Audi is the first car company to bring this feature to drivers.  "The immediate benefit from the time-to-green feature is comfort and awareness," Ova said. "The feature can also be used to improve approaching speeds into an intersection, providing fuel savings."  Ova said future applications could provide drivers additional awareness about pedestrians. The feature knows when a pedestrian pushes a button to cross the street. McConnell said Mesa has received data requests from several other companies wanting to access city traffic information.  "The city of Mesa is progressive and responding to the industry by providing an open data portal that supports this kind of feature," said Ova. Helping emergency crews through intersections Mesa and its fire and medical department are piloting a GPS-based preemption detection technology to help emergency vehicles more safely travel through intersections.  The technology works differently than the current strobe light detection, which requires first-responders to be within the line of sight on an intersection before they can change the traffic light, McConnell said. "With the GPS-based preemption, the intersection will have more time to cycle through to make the signal change to favor the first-responder’s direction less abrupt," she said. The technology then can get the signal back in sync with adjacent signals after the emergency vehicle has left the intersection.  Using data to improve safety  The city is also using data to improve road conditions.  Dispatch data from police, fire and medical officials is used to adjust traffic patterns on an arterial street. Staff can evaluate signal timing adjustment needs and share that information to AZ511.gov. The website provides real-time time travel information to drivers in the state.  Sensors inside traffic signals collect traffic information from Wi-Fi technologies inside vehicles. That information is then also transferred to AZ511 so drivers can find alternative routes or avoid crashes or backups. Reach the reporter at Lauren.Castlegannettm. Follow her on Lauren_Castle. MESA NEWS: ​​​​​​​ Arizona Republic: 'Time to green': Audi drivers will see countdown for Mesa traffic lights
Joyce Carol Oates — Hazards of Time Travel: A Novel 

Time Travel Novel Takes Readers To Dark Chapter Of Argentine History 

Cover of the new book by J.D. Cortese, 'The Sound of a Broken Chain.' Credit Courtesy of J.D. Cortese From the mid-1970s to early 1980s, tens of thousands of Argentines who were believed to be political dissidents were kidnapped, tortured and killed by military and security forces. Those who were never seen again are called los desaparecidos.  Host Frank Stasio speaks with author J.D. Cortese about his new novel, 'The Sound of a Broken Chain.' In his new novel “The Sound of a Broken Chain” Opportuna Libri2018, Argentine-born J.D. Cortese takes readers back to this period in the country’s history, which he lived through himself. In it, the novel’s teenage protagonists become entangled in the political crisis, and as the story develops, a messenger from the future tries to warn of more chaos to come. Host Frank Stasio speaks with writer J.D. Cortese about his book and his own upbringing in Argentina.
'The Flash' 100th Episode Script Was So Confusing Even The Stars Didn't Understand All The Time-Travel Stuff 

Start preparing yourself now, because time travel is coming back to The Flash — and a lot of it. The upcoming 100th episode of The Flash is a big milestone for the comic book series, so the writers decided to use the hour as a fun celebration of the past four seasons in a way that shakes up everything this season. It's crazy and exciting, but it also means that the episode will be extremely confusing — perhaps more than any episode of The Flash so far. In fact, it was so confusing that even the stars had trouble understanding everything that happens in it the first time they read through the script. Standing on the red carpet for The Flash's 100th episode party in Vancouver, I made sure to ask each of the stars how many times they needed to read through the script to catch all the Easter eggs and understand the gist of the story. Series star Grant Gustin just wished he had time to read it through more than once. "It's crazy, I know," he tells Bustle with a sheepish grin. "I mean, honestly, by the time we started shooting it, because everything is so under the gun and delayed, I only read every episode once. Honestly, I read it once when we start shooting and then as we go, you're trying to connect things and flip through it and review scenes. But this one got a little crazy!" The CW With all the time travel and big reveals that drop in the hour, Gustin warns this is a big episode for Barry Allen, so he tried his best to portray even what he didn't understand. "I wish we had the time to read these scripts seven times and work through them but we just don't, sadly," he says, before trailing off hesitantly. "But I think I made enough sense of it." When I tell him it definitely looked like he understood all of his lines in the hour, he smiles and laughs. "It looked like I understood what I was saying? Okay, good!" he says. "That's pretty much the baseline goal." For star Tom Cavanagh who has played countless different characters on The Flash so far, the episode is a big one with a lot of important scenes. He also directed the hour, as if he didn't have enough on his plate as is. So how many times did he have to read the script to not only play all his scenes correctly but also successfully direct the entire thing? The CW "It's so funny that you ask that; I would give you a number and it would sound fake," Cavanagh says with a big smile. "There is nothing that I didn't know about that script. That stuff got so worn and torn I had to have seven different scripts nearby. And honestly it's because of people like yourself, the reason we're here, it sounds semi like I'm pandering but it's really true, without the fans, we're not here." Without spoiling the episode, despite Barry learning a hard lesson about time travel in seasons past, it comes back into play when his daughter Nora Jessica Parker Kennedy comes up with a plan to defeat Cicada Chris Klein that involves going back to key points in Team Flash's and The Flash's history. "The challenge with this one, for me, was let's not just go visit the greatest hits. Let's make the story of the 100th something that not only encompasses that but is a really riveting story," Cavanagh says of having to deal with time travel. "The writers did that and as the director, once it's on the page, it's just like, don't mess it up. Don't screw it up because this could be really good. That means a lot of sleepless nights, but I love being in the things that I direct, because that's one less person to yell at." With time travel comes the possibility that the show is entering a new timeline like that of Flashpoint, when changes to the past affect the future. For Candice Patton, that meant having to remind herself of previous seasons' plot points. "It was a lot of stuff that we were bringing back and calling back to that I couldn’t even remember myself," she says. "But I think the two or three reads I usually do of episode scripts was good enough." The CW At this point, Carlos Valdes has stopped trying to figure all the time travel stuff out and just goes with the flow. "Yeah, there's a lot of gobbledegook," he says with a laugh. "I'm not going to mess around with you here, I'm not going to lie or fib. I'm going to tell you straight up because that's the kind of guy that I am. Sometimes when I read it and I read the timey-wimey jargon and I can't necessarily understand it or how it's justified scientifically, I just keep the faith. I know that it makes sense in some way, I don't need to ask the questions." He laughs, then continues, "All I need to do is just say the line and the audience will do the rest. They're the ones who are the experts with this stuff. These guys draw diagrams, they make video essays on all the theories and how the different timelines intersect and all that kind of crazy stuff that tends to give me a headache. To be honest with you, sometimes it doesn't make sense to me. But that's okay because it doesn't really have to make sense. It's science fiction — it's fake science. It's based on real science, but ultimately we're making it up." For The Flash newcomer Kennedy, having not been a part of the show until last season meant that a lot of this episode's callbacks went right over her head. "I read the script three times but I still don't think I understand everything that's happening," she says with a laugh. "It was truly an episode where I could not wait to get to the next page. I love that episode. It's my absolute favorite episode." The CW Hartley Sawyer, who also joined The Flash last season, had the same problem as Kennedy for the 100th episode. "I think for me having not been here from the beginning, the third time reading the script was the charm," he says. "I read it once and I was like, I think I get it? I read it again and I was like, okay, now I think I get it. And I read it a third time and was like, okay. I get it." He laughs, then adds, "I had familiarity with what happened in Season 1, 2, 3, all that stuff. But when we got the script, I was like, wait. What. Is. Happening? And where are we going after this? There was a lot to wrap my head around but it made sense after a few times." So get ready to watch, rewatch, and watch the episode a third time to truly get everything that goes down in The Flash's 100th episode. It's a lot. You absolutely will need repeat viewings. You've officially been warned.
'The Flash' Episode 100 Dives Into the Show's Best Use of Time Travel Yet 

The Flash pulled out its most extreme and awesomely fun instance of time travel yet for its 100th episode, and it’s a whirlwind tour of the series greatest moments from almost every past season. There’s no better way for The Flash to celebrate 100 episodes of craziness than seeing Savitar, Zoom, and even the original Reverse-Flash from Season 1, all through the organic premise of traveling through time to fashion the craziest and most powerful weapon ever. Episode 100, “What’s Past is Prologue,” aired Tuesday, December 4. After Team Flash discovered Cicada’s real identity last week, their grand plan is to develop a weapon that can counteract Cicada’s power dampening dagger. Full spoilers follow for The Flash Season 5, Episode 8 — number 100 for the series — “What’s Past Is Prologue.” To do that, they need an impossible metal and technology they don’t have, but Nora comes up with a plan so brilliant and ludicrous that it’s perfect for this, the 100th episode. Team Flash hatches an insane plan to travel through time and build a superweapon. They come up with the idea get a shard from Savitar’s suit end of Season 3 and Zoom’s Speed Force Transmitter back-half of Season 2. Then, by infusing it with dark matter energy from the original particle accelerator explosion that kicked the entire show off, they can make a device that can negate Cicada’s power-negating mega-dagger. When the Speedforce Transmitter gets broken in a confrontation with Zoom, Barry and Nora accidentally travel back to the events from one of Season 2’s best episodes. In “Flash Back,” Barry went back in time to learn about Tachyon’s from Eobard Thawne. Our present Barry visits Thawne that very same day to get help repairing Zoom’s device, and it’s a total delight seeing actor Tom Cavanagh who directed this episode sink back into the true form of Thawne-Wells as he channels his best Hannibal Lector impersonation with just a touch of Steve Jobs. We miss the good old days with Thawne-Wells. Eventually, things work out as they always do, and it’s a total delight to see the original particle accelerator play out again with all the additional scenes. There’s professor stein with the Firestorm Matrix and DeVoe with his own device, both of them blasted by the energy on that one fateful night. The real tragedy here is that in the final fight, Cisco, rather than breach Cicada’s dagger to an alternate Earth — like Earth-15 the “dead Earth” — sends it into outer space … and Cicada’s still able to recall it. So there’s ultimately no real point to this otherwise totally awesome journey. At the very least, we end on a heartwarming scene between Barry and Nora as they watch Barry’s parents years into the past. Yes, The Flash went to that kind of painstaking detail to address every crucial scene in the show’s history, and it paid homage to five years of superhero TV way better than Arrow did. Nora inside the time vault. “What’s Past Is Prologue” as an episode title ultimately becomes a clever and poignant way to riff on a Shakespeare quote about history, spinning it into a reference about predestination paradoxes. Essentially, what’s going on right now in The Flash influenced events all the way back at the very start of the show. Yet at the same time, Nora’s diary entry reveals her theory that the timeline is, in fact, malleable. That contradicts everything Barry and the rest of us learned after Flashpoint, but the even more troubling thing we learned is that Nora’s been communicating with a future, imprisoned version of Eobard Thawne-Wells in 2049. So what’s really going on between Nora and Thawne? Why is she really in the present day? It looks like “Elseworlds” is about to interrupt everything next week, and it’s bound to permanently change the universe. The Flash airs Tuesday nights on The CW at 8 p.m. Eastern, but next up is the annual Arrowverse crossover. “Elseworlds” begins with The Flash on Sunday, December 9 at 8 p.m. Eastern, continues with Arrow on Monday at 8 p.m., and concludes with Supergirl on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern. Here’s the latest “Elseworlds” trailer that shows even more of the totally badass Batwoman. Everything's changing in the Arrowverse for "Elseworlds."
Schwarzenegger would time travel to terminate fossil fuels 

Updated 2:57 pm PST, Monday, December 3, 2018 Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a speech during the opening of COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a speech during the opening of COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Czarek Sokolowski, AP Czarek Sokolowski, AP Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a speech during the opening of COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a speech during the opening of COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Czarek Sokolowski, AP Schwarzenegger would time travel to terminate fossil fuels KATOWICE, Poland AP — Arnold Schwarzenegger says he wishes he could travel back in time like the cyborg he played in "The Terminator" so he could stop fossil fuels from being used. "If we would've never started in that direction and used other technology, we'd be much better off," the actor and former California governor said Monday at the start of a U.N. climate conference in Poland. "The biggest evil is fossil fuels: it's coal, it's gasoline, it's the natural gas," he told conference delegates. Schwarzenegger also insisted that the United States was "still in" an international accord to curb global warming despite U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to walk away from the agreement. Calling Trump "meshugge" - Yiddish for "crazy" - for abandoning the accord, Schwarzenegger said the 2015 agreement has widespread support at the local and state levels even if the federal government isn't on board. American states, cities, businesses and citizens can do a lot to curb global warming, and representatives from those arenas should be invited to next year's climate conference, he told the audience in Poland. "And if you do that, I promise you: I'll be back," he said in another reference to "The Terminator." Schwarzenegger later told The he has converted his signature Humvee trucks to run on hydrogen, electricity and biofuel and only allows himself to eat meat three days a week. "I mean, maybe it tastes delicious, but I think we should think then and there before we eat about the world and about the pollution," he said. "So I discontinued eating meat four days a week. And eventually, maybe we'll go to seven days"

The Flash travels through time in the 100th episode 

When Team reconvenes in The Flash‘s 100th episode, titled “What’s Past Is Prologue”, their main concern is how to defeat Cicada. They learned his true identity but still didn’t have a clue of how to defeat him. Cicada Chris Klein discovered that the wound caused by the meta-dagger was making him stronger and the dagger itself nullifies every member of Team Flash’s powers. At this point, the entire team appears to be at a disadvantage. They struggle with figuring out a solution but Nora uses her knowledge of all things Flash to locate the materials needed for a super-charged magnet that can remove dark matter. The problem is these components are located in the past. After a small period of deliberation, Team Flash decides that Barry and Nora should travel back to the past for the materials. Their trip consists of three trips. One has to be during Savitar’s story-arc, another during Zoom’s reign of terror, and the final stop would have to be the night that started it all — the night of the particle accelerator explosion. Fitting that The Flash’s 100th episode would revisit the beginning — so to speak. Once Barry and Nora say their goodbyes, it’s off to the past. They get a running start and make the jump with ease. At their first location, the speedsters discover they’ve arrived a bit early. Barry hasn’t defeated Savitar yet and almost run directly into the past version of Barry. Luckily, past-Barry is focused on the fight and doesn’t look back at Nora and future-Barry standing behind him. Having just narrowly alluded Savitar and past-Barry, the time-traveling speedsters discover they have another problem. A time wraith noticed their jump and is chasing them to stop the interference. Barry is then forced to run off, leaving Nora to retrieve the shard from Savitar’s suit. Nora waits until past-Barry defeats Savitar and picks up a piece of the suit. She bolts soon after, running into the Speed-Force just as Barry opened the breach himself. The time-wraith chases Barry and Nora into the Speed-Force but they jump out at just the right time. This stop in 2016, immediately following Barry’s transference of his power to Zoom. When Future-Barry and Nora arrive at Star Labs, they wait for Team Flash to exit the lab so they can retrieve the second piece of their device. But, they run into yet another speedbump in the way: Zoom. Watch your favorite shows on fuboTV: Watch over 67 live sports and entertainment channels with a 7-day FREE trial! The evil speedster notices that Future-Barry isn’t the same person he just drained of his speed. At the same time, he senses Nora’s speed. Another chase ensues and all three head into the Speed Force. It appears as if Zoom is going to travel through time with Barry and Nora but the Time-Wraith pulls him back to his own place. After evading Zoom, Future-Barry head back further to seek Eobard Thawne’s help. Barry broke the transference device trying to escape from Zoom so they had no other option than to make a deal with Thawne for his help. He begrudgingly agrees, only because he knows what Future-Barry means. Thawne doesn’t take long to repair the device but during their conversation, he speaks of all the pieces that Future-Barry is looking for as if he knows what their plan is. Thawne is from the future and knows that Cicada is the one villain that the Flash could never capture. He grins slyly and then continues to work on the device. Once his repairs are done, Thawne bids Barry and Nora adieu but lingers as he looks at the young speedster. Most of us assume the look is due to something devious in Thawne’s mind but perhaps it had to do with a comment he made earlier in the episode. When Thawne first realizes that Nora is Barry’s daughter, he tries to guess her name. He rattles off names of known speedsters and then finally comes to one that lines up with a comic-accurate character: Dawn. Nora introduces herself and then corrects Thawne for his mixup. After, Thawne says something that is quite chilling. He says out loud “that’s nice, it’s good to see that you still have one.” There’s no way to tell with certainty but Thawne’s comment seems to suggest Barry has lost children in the future. How he lost them is anyone’s guess but interfering with the timeline might cause some people to disappear while others are created. Nora, for example, technically doesn’t exist in the Earth-1 timeline. That means her adventures with Barry in The Flash Season 5 could conclude with a new set of events being written — one that replaces Nora West-Allen with Dawn Allen. We’ve seen Diggle’s children get gender-swapped because of time-travel, Nora could be next. On their final trip into the past, Barry and Nora venture back to the night of the particle accelerator explosion. Here, the situation is a bit tamer what with no metahumans running around yet. However, Nora and Barry find themselves in a bit of inner-conflict. The Flash — Jack RowandThe CW — Acquired via CW TV PR A dispute erupts over Barry not wanting Nora to know about the dark moments in his past. She deduces that her father’s hesitation to bring her along wasn’t because of danger, but because the past features all of the Flash’s low points. But Nora, being the Flash’s daughter and all, doesn’t care and wants to know everything. The Allens hug it out as they wait for the dampening device to absorb dark matter from the particle accelerator. It goes off without a hitch and the Speedsters return to the exact moment they departed, appearing as if they never went anywhere at all. In the present day, Team Flash’s real mission begins. With the transmitter now in place and the heroes ready to fight Cicada one last time, they don’t waste in any time in approaching him at the hospital. There, Barry confronts Cicada one-on-one. He attempts to talk the confused villain down but Cicada is determined to eliminate every metahuman from the face of the earth. He finishes his monologue by attacking with his dagger. Cicada throws it but the device implanted nearby successfully stops the weapon. With Cicada’s dagger neutralized, Cisco opens a breach into outer space to deposit the dark-matter infused weapon. Unfortunately, Cicada’s reach manages to recall the dagger back down to Earth. It lands with an explosive shockwave, sending Team Flash hurling backward. They’re about to be murdered when Killer Frost comes to their rescue. She’s unaffected by Cicada’s dagger, forcing him to retreat. At Star Labs, Nora makes a private trip to Wells’ time-vault. She flips Gideon and then uploads an activity report to an unknown recipient. Nora had been keeping all this information stored in what appeared to be a journal but turns out to be a tool for spying. The conniving speedster has one final request for Gideon but decides to deliver the message herself. Flashforward to the year 2049, Nora is visiting someone in a lair of sorts – it’s Harrison Wells aka Reverse Flash. Nora’s reason for being here is unclear but she needs to speak with Wells. Could it be that Nora has been spying for Wells all along or did he manipulate Barry’s daughter into turning against him? Either way, it’ll be interesting to see where Nora’s allegiances truly lie. The Flash airs Tuesdays on The CW. 
Time travel to Victorian era for Roxbury church’s Christmas service 

The Roxbury Congregational Church will hold a Victorian Christmas Service at 5 p.m. Sunday. The Roxbury Congregational Church will hold a Victorian Christmas Service at 5 p.m. Sunday. Contributed Photo Contributed Photo The Roxbury Congregational Church will hold a Victorian Christmas Service at 5 p.m. Sunday. The Roxbury Congregational Church will hold a Victorian Christmas Service at 5 p.m. Sunday. Contributed Photo Time travel to Victorian era for Roxbury church’s Christmas service ROXBURY — The Roxbury Congregational Church will take parishioners back in time for its first Victorian Christmas Service on Sunday. The Rev. David Peters was inspired by Westfield Congregational Church in Danielson, which has hosted a similar event. “People come into this beautifully adorned church with lit candles and memories flood back,” he said in a release. “The celebration includes period carols and the story of Christmas being told. It’s a way to remind people of the meaning of Christmas.” The church will be decorated with evergreen, seasonal ribbons and lights. Community members of all ages are invited. A singing group will perform seasonal favorites. The service begins at 5 p.m. and will last about 40 minutes. It includes scripture and prayer. A reception will follow.
The Flash 5.08 Recap: “Time Travel’s Weird, Isn’t It?” 

The time travel episodes of The Flash are typically the show’s most narratively muddled, frustrating, and frankly dumb. It’s a remarkable relief that the series’ milestone 100th episode, directed by cast member Tom Cavanagh, somehow gets the time travel nonsense right and may be the best entry of the season. Having identified Cicada, Sherloque and Ralph track his movements and determine that he visits his comatose niece in the hospital every night. Feeling cocky, Barry declares, “Let’s go get him.” The problem, unfortunately, is how to do that. Cicada still has the dark matter dagger that can dampen the team’s superpowers. To get to him, first they need to destroy or eliminate the dagger. Nora suggests that they ought to build a more powerful weapon of their own that can negate the dagger’s powers. Doing so will entail going back in time to collect items from the team’s past adventures – specifically, a piece of Savitar’s suit and a “Speed Force transmitter” used by Zoom – and then infuse them with dark matter energy from the original S.T.A.R. Labs reactor meltdown. Once completed, Barry should perform a “time hack” by planting the weapon in the past at a place where it will be waiting for them in the present. I’m pretty sure she got that idea from Bill & Ted. Knowing what a mess he’s made of things when he’s time traveled previously, Barry insists on doing all this by himself, until Iris convinces him to take Nora along. Sherloque is skeptical that Nora really came up with all these clever ideas on her own. He steals her journal and finds it filled with strange symbols that look very similar to the gibberish Barry wrote after he returned from the Speed Force prison last season. When he attempts to decode it, Cisco suggests that he should just ask Nora about it. Back to Season 3 Barry and Nora race through the reactor core and open a time breach to the past, where Barry watches his prior self fight Savitar while he the current version and Nora hide in the background, a la Back to the Future Part II. What should be a simple plan to grab a shard of Savitar’s super-suit after it blows up gets complicated by the arrival of a Time Wraith, which doesn’t like speedsters mucking around with the timeline. Barry leads it away while Nora watches her mother shoot Savitar a part of the story she didn’t know and then grabs the shard. Back to Season 2 Nora catches up with Barry and the two of them enter the Speed Force again. The Time Wraith chases them, but they dodge it and pop out in 2016, just in time to watch one of Barry’s confrontations with Zoom at S.T.A.R. Labs. After Barry and Nora find the transmitter device they came for, they’re spotted by Zoom, who chases them straight into another time tunnel. Just as he’s about to catch up with them, Zoom is grabbed by that pesky Time Wraith. Back to Season 1 Barry and Nora tumble out of the Speed Force. Unfortunately, Barry drops and breaks the transmitter. Nora suggests that the only man smart enough to fix it may be Eobard Thawne. Barry is resistant to seeing Thawne again, but eventually sees no other option. He and Nora confront Thawne in his disguise as Harrison Wells in the Time Vault room at S.T.A.R. Labs. Thawne quickly recognizes what’s happening, knows that this Barry is from the future, and identifies Nora as Barry’s daughter. He naturally has little interest in helping the two of them, but Barry convinces him that he’ll never get back to his own proper timeline unless he does. Thawne consents and repairs the transmitter for them. Back to Day 1 Having acquired the two objects they need, Barry and Nora go further back to the night of the initial S.T.A.R. Labs meltdown. As Harrison Wells really Eobard Thawne prepares to initiate the reactor, he senses something wrong and nearly catches Barry and Nora spying on him. Barry brings Nora to the Time Vault room. Nora asks why Barry hates Thawne so much, and he tells her that Thawne killed his mother. Apparently, the history lessons that Nora got from the Flash Museum were missing a lot of details. Barry activates Gideon voiced by Morena Baccarin again, at least it sounds like it, who isn’t in the slightest bit surprised to see him or Nora. She assists with redirecting dark matter energy into the Speed Force transmitter as soon as WellsThawne turns on the reactor and all hell breaks loose. Before leaving this time period, Barry and Nora stop at the hospital and phase the weapon they’ve created into the middle of a support column, where it will await them in the future. Back to the Present Day Barry and Nora return to the very moment they left. To their friends, it feels like no time has passed at all. With all the pieces of the plan in place, Barry suits up and goes to the hospital again, where he lures Cicada out to the parking lot. Cicada isn’t exactly pleased to see him. Vowing “Every meta-human must go,” the villain pulls out his dagger and prepares to strike. To his surprise, the dagger flies way off target and is pulled toward the Speed Force transmitter in the support column. Cisco immediately breaches it out, all the way to outer space. Feeling triumphant, Barry puts a beat-down on Cicada. However, the victory is short-lived. Cicada’s attachment to the dagger is so strong that he’s able to recall it right back to him, even from Earth orbit. The dagger crashes to the ground and everyone else’s powers are nullified, until Caitlin transforms into Killer Frost and hits Cicada with an ice blast. She doesn’t seem affected by the dagger. Confused, Cicada flies away. In the aftermath of this failed battle, Cisco can’t find any trace of either Cicada or the dagger. He and Sherloque theorize that Killer Frost is immune to the dagger’s powers because she didn’t originate from dark matter the way the rest of the meta-humans did. Sherloque asks Nora about her journal, but doesn’t quite buy her story that the symbols are a special “time language” she invented to record the events of the timeline regardless of changes brought about by speedster time travel. After she leaves, Sherloque successfully decodes one passage from the journal as, “The timeline is malleable.” Nora takes one more trip through time to spy on her grandparents on a peaceful night before Eobard Thawne will murder her grandmother. Barry follows her and they share a nice moment of bonding. Later, however, Nora sneaks into the Time Vault and asks Gideon to scan a page from her journal. When Gideon asks where to send it, Nora decides to deliver the message herself. The next thing you know, she jets off to 2049 and meets another version of Wells, who may be an older Eobard Thawne. It’s not confirmed. The episode then ends with an unrelated epilogue scene the same one tacked onto the last episode of Supergirl setting up next week’s Elseworlds crossover event. Episode Verdict I could quibble about a couple of things in this episode if I wanted to. For example, as the dagger flew back toward Cicada, why didn’t Cisco pop open a breach to, say, Earth-X, where Cicada wouldn’t be able to retrieve it? Maybe it all happened too fast for him to come up with that plan… Otherwise, this is a pretty great episode that, despite all the time jumps and playing with past events, actually makes coherent sense and isn’t too confusing. As director, Cavanagh does a pretty skillful job of sprinkling in fan-service for the 100th episode and integrating clips from old episodes in a way that feels fresh. The story works and the emotional beats hit. This is The Flash firing on all cylinders. I wish they were all this good.

How does time travel actually work in Doctor Who? 

"Let me get this straight... a thing that looks like a police box, standing in a junkyard, it can move anywhere in time and space?" "Quite so." "But that's ridiculous!" Time travel has been at the hearts of Doctor Who since the series' very beginnings. But the show's approach to exactly how it works, and what the rules of changing history are, has changed more times than the Doctor's face. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Ten years into the show's run, it was established that the Time Lords have their own Laws of Time, practically all of which the Doctor has broken over the course of hisher adventures: they include a strict policy of non-interference in the history of others, and a rule banning Time Lords from ever crossing over into their own time-stream i.e. meeting their past self. But those are all just self-imposed edicts. What are the fundamental rules of time travel, as far as Doctor Who is concerned? And do they make any sense? Let's find out. "You can't rewrite history!" In one of Doctor Who's very earliest jaunts into history, 1964's 'The Aztecs', the first Doctor William Hartnell reprimands his companion Barbara Jacqueline Hill for planning to intervene in the Aztecs' practice of human sacrifice. "You can't rewrite history!" he insists. "Not one line!" His words here are, of course, open to interpretation. When the Doctor says Barbara "can't" rewrite history, he could either be saying that the act is physically impossible – that time travellers cannot impact events in a way that would change their future – or arguing that she simply shouldn't interfere, because the results could be catastrophic. Let's be generous and assume that it's the latter, because later Doctor Who makes it very clear that time can be rewritten. Well, sometimes. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The eleventh Doctor Matt Smith puts it in blunt terms in the 2010 episode 'Flesh and Stone': "Time can shift. Time can change. Time can be rewritten." Events in the past can be changed, and this will directly affect the future. 'Pyramids of Mars', a fourth Doctor's outing portrayed by Tom Baker from 1975, provides us with a clear illustration of this, with companion Sarah Jane Elisabeth Sladen briefly returning to a version of 1980 that's been transformed into an apocalyptic wasteland by the time tinkerings of villain Sutekh in 1911. "Back to the Future... it's like Back to the Future!" But what happens to the time-travellers themselves when history is altered? Well, in 2007's 'The Shakespeare Code', the tenth Doctor David Tennant tells Martha Freema Agyeman that if the Carrionites succeed in taking over Earth in 1599, she would vanish – Back to the Future-style – because the future she's from would no longer exist. The recent 'Demons of the Punjab' affirms that direct intervention in someone's lineage could cause them to blink out of existence, with the whole episode hinging on the Doctor allowing Prem Shane Zaza to die so that Yaz's grandmother Umbreen Amita Suman can later meet Yaz's grandfather, guaranteeing that Yaz Mandip Gill will be born. If Prem lives, we're told, Yaz will blink out of existence. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Advertisement - Continue Reading Below However, other stories established that time travellers could survive certain changes to history, small alterations that don't impact their being born, since they were 'outside of time'. 'Flesh and Stone' even suggests that they'd be able to remember the original timeline – though the same year's 'Cold Blood' indicates that the more directly the change affects someone's life, the more difficult it is for that person to retain their memories. Thus, Amy Pond Karen Gillan is able to remember the clerics swallowed up by the cracks in time in 'Flesh and Stone', but has to fight to remember her fiancé Rory Arthur Darvill after he's similarly written out of history in the later episode. Still with us? Good. How, though, does Doctor Who deal with that pitfall of all time-travel stories, the question of why 'the past' is sacrosanct, while 'the future' is malleable? If Barbara couldn't meddle with the Aztecs' history, why is it alright for the Doctor to overthrow the Dalek invasion of Earth in the 22nd century? That's still meddling with established events, right? "Some things are fixed" To tackle this problem, Doctor Who has introduced the idea of "fixed points" existing in history – sequences of events that must not be disturbed, or a thread will be pulled that could end up unravelling the universe. "I'm history to you, but you saved me in 2008," Donna Catherine Tate challenges the tenth Doctor in 'The Fires of Pompeii'. "Why is that different?" Advertisement - Continue Reading Below "Some things are fixed, some things are in flux," he responds, insisting that the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius which buried Pompeii and its surrounding cities must not be averted. What is and isn't a fixed point tends to be entirely dependent on the demands of the story, but, importantly, we're assured that the Doctor is able to tell the difference. "I can see what is, what was, what could be, what must not," he tells Donna. "That's the burden of a Time Lord." Conveniently, most of these fixed points tend to fall in Earth's history, which is how the show excuses fiddling with our future. Though, to be fair, not all of them – the death of Bowie Base One's entire crew in 2009's 'The Waters of Mars' was also established as a fixed point in the year 2059, one that a reckless Doctor attempted and ultimately failed to defy. "It's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey... stuff." Clearly, like the TARDIS, the question of how time-travel works in Doctor Who is far more expansive than you might suspect. But these are the essential points to remember... Time isn't fixed, and you can rewrite history, every single line. In fact, simply by arriving in a new time and place, you've already made an impact. For the most part, it's safe enough to make small alterations to the past – you can save the odd life here, overthrow the odd corrupt government there, so long as there's no major disruption to history. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Advertisement - Continue Reading Below It was implied, in episodes like 2005's 'The Unquiet Dead', that changing history was more perilous after the demise of the Time Lords in the wake of the Last Great Time War. This suggests that they were previously able to somehow paper over the cracks caused by minor changes to history, with the same year's 'Father's Day' revealing that they'd long held the Reavers – creatures who fed on time paradoxes – at bay. However, major alterations should be avoided at all costs. The Doctor appears to be the arbiter of what does and doesn't count as "major" – the annihilation of Earth in 1985, for example, would disrupt the web of time, as established in that year's 'Attack of the Cybermen'. You should also resist making significant alternations to your own personal history. While these might not affect the wider universe, they could impact on your memory, or even, in extreme circumstances, on your very existence. Other than that, the only periods of history you shouldn't change at all are "fixed points", because any and all changes made to these will set off a chain reaction of sorts that will destabilise all of time. It's a rather complicated lot of rules to remember. But essentially, any time-traveller in the Who-niverse would do well to mind the Doctor's advice from 'Demons of the Punjab': "Tread softly." Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy page and 'Follow' on our digitalspy and Twitter account.
'Time to green': Audi drivers will see countdown for Mesa traffic lights 

Provided by Gannett Co., . New technology is hitting Mesa streets to improve safety and make it easier for drivers to get around.  Research Technology advances are helping drivers avoid traffic congestion, guiding emergency crews through intersections — and even giving some Audi owners the ability to know when traffic signals will turn green. The city's traffic engineers see it as "a cost-effective way to improve mobility across streets without having to add lanes of traffic," said Amy McConnell, a city spokeswoman.  Knowing when the light will turn green Drivers in Mesa with select Audi vehicles will be able to use the "time-to-green" feature. The car company and Traffic Technology Services launched the feature in 2016 in Las Vegas before expanding to other cities, including Phoenix in 2018.  The feature allows the car to communicate with a city's traffic management system. When a car is approaching a traffic light, it will receive a signal from the system. While waiting for a red light to turn green, the time remaining will be displayed inside the car.  Kiel Ova, chief marketing officer for Traffic Technology Services, said companies and agencies like the U.S. Department of Transportation have researched connected vehicle applications for years. Audi is the first car company to bring this feature to drivers.  "The immediate benefit from the time-to-green feature is comfort and awareness," Ova said. "The feature can also be used to improve approaching speeds into an intersection, providing fuel savings."  Ova said future applications could provide drivers additional awareness about pedestrians. The feature knows when a pedestrian pushes a button to cross the street. McConnell said Mesa has received data requests from several other companies wanting to access city traffic information.  "The city of Mesa is progressive and responding to the industry by providing an open data portal that supports this kind of feature," said Ova. Helping emergency crews through intersections Mesa and its fire and medical department are piloting a GPS-based preemption detection technology to help emergency vehicles more safely travel through intersections.  The technology works differently than the current strobe light detection, which requires first-responders to be within the line of sight on an intersection before they can change the traffic light, McConnell said. "With the GPS-based preemption, the intersection will have more time to cycle through to make the signal change to favor the first-responder’s direction less abrupt," she said. The technology then can get the signal back in sync with adjacent signals after the emergency vehicle has left the intersection.  Using data to improve safety  The city is also using data to improve road conditions.  Dispatch data from police, fire and medical officials is used to adjust traffic patterns on an arterial street. Staff can evaluate signal timing adjustment needs and share that information to AZ511.gov. The website provides real-time time travel information to drivers in the state.  Sensors inside traffic signals collect traffic information from Wi-Fi technologies inside vehicles. That information is then also transferred to AZ511 so drivers can find alternative routes or avoid crashes or backups. Reach the reporter at Lauren.Castlegannettm. Follow her on Lauren_Castle. MESA NEWS: ​​​​​​​ Arizona Republic: 'Time to green': Audi drivers will see countdown for Mesa traffic lights
Time Travel Novel Takes Readers To Dark Chapter Of Argentine History 

Cover of the new book by J.D. Cortese, 'The Sound of a Broken Chain.' Credit Courtesy of J.D. Cortese From the mid-1970s to early 1980s, tens of thousands of Argentines who were believed to be political dissidents were kidnapped, tortured and killed by military and security forces. Those who were never seen again are called los desaparecidos.  Host Frank Stasio speaks with author J.D. Cortese about his new novel, 'The Sound of a Broken Chain.' In his new novel “The Sound of a Broken Chain” Opportuna Libri2018, Argentine-born J.D. Cortese takes readers back to this period in the country’s history, which he lived through himself. In it, the novel’s teenage protagonists become entangled in the political crisis, and as the story develops, a messenger from the future tries to warn of more chaos to come. Host Frank Stasio speaks with writer J.D. Cortese about his book and his own upbringing in Argentina.
'The Flash' 100th Episode Script Was So Confusing Even The Stars Didn't Understand All The Time-Travel Stuff 

Start preparing yourself now, because time travel is coming back to The Flash — and a lot of it. The upcoming 100th episode of The Flash is a big milestone for the comic book series, so the writers decided to use the hour as a fun celebration of the past four seasons in a way that shakes up everything this season. It's crazy and exciting, but it also means that the episode will be extremely confusing — perhaps more than any episode of The Flash so far. In fact, it was so confusing that even the stars had trouble understanding everything that happens in it the first time they read through the script. Standing on the red carpet for The Flash's 100th episode party in Vancouver, I made sure to ask each of the stars how many times they needed to read through the script to catch all the Easter eggs and understand the gist of the story. Series star Grant Gustin just wished he had time to read it through more than once. "It's crazy, I know," he tells Bustle with a sheepish grin. "I mean, honestly, by the time we started shooting it, because everything is so under the gun and delayed, I only read every episode once. Honestly, I read it once when we start shooting and then as we go, you're trying to connect things and flip through it and review scenes. But this one got a little crazy!" The CW With all the time travel and big reveals that drop in the hour, Gustin warns this is a big episode for Barry Allen, so he tried his best to portray even what he didn't understand. "I wish we had the time to read these scripts seven times and work through them but we just don't, sadly," he says, before trailing off hesitantly. "But I think I made enough sense of it." When I tell him it definitely looked like he understood all of his lines in the hour, he smiles and laughs. "It looked like I understood what I was saying? Okay, good!" he says. "That's pretty much the baseline goal." For star Tom Cavanagh who has played countless different characters on The Flash so far, the episode is a big one with a lot of important scenes. He also directed the hour, as if he didn't have enough on his plate as is. So how many times did he have to read the script to not only play all his scenes correctly but also successfully direct the entire thing? The CW "It's so funny that you ask that; I would give you a number and it would sound fake," Cavanagh says with a big smile. "There is nothing that I didn't know about that script. That stuff got so worn and torn I had to have seven different scripts nearby. And honestly it's because of people like yourself, the reason we're here, it sounds semi like I'm pandering but it's really true, without the fans, we're not here." Without spoiling the episode, despite Barry learning a hard lesson about time travel in seasons past, it comes back into play when his daughter Nora Jessica Parker Kennedy comes up with a plan to defeat Cicada Chris Klein that involves going back to key points in Team Flash's and The Flash's history. "The challenge with this one, for me, was let's not just go visit the greatest hits. Let's make the story of the 100th something that not only encompasses that but is a really riveting story," Cavanagh says of having to deal with time travel. "The writers did that and as the director, once it's on the page, it's just like, don't mess it up. Don't screw it up because this could be really good. That means a lot of sleepless nights, but I love being in the things that I direct, because that's one less person to yell at." With time travel comes the possibility that the show is entering a new timeline like that of Flashpoint, when changes to the past affect the future. For Candice Patton, that meant having to remind herself of previous seasons' plot points. "It was a lot of stuff that we were bringing back and calling back to that I couldn’t even remember myself," she says. "But I think the two or three reads I usually do of episode scripts was good enough." The CW At this point, Carlos Valdes has stopped trying to figure all the time travel stuff out and just goes with the flow. "Yeah, there's a lot of gobbledegook," he says with a laugh. "I'm not going to mess around with you here, I'm not going to lie or fib. I'm going to tell you straight up because that's the kind of guy that I am. Sometimes when I read it and I read the timey-wimey jargon and I can't necessarily understand it or how it's justified scientifically, I just keep the faith. I know that it makes sense in some way, I don't need to ask the questions." He laughs, then continues, "All I need to do is just say the line and the audience will do the rest. They're the ones who are the experts with this stuff. These guys draw diagrams, they make video essays on all the theories and how the different timelines intersect and all that kind of crazy stuff that tends to give me a headache. To be honest with you, sometimes it doesn't make sense to me. But that's okay because it doesn't really have to make sense. It's science fiction — it's fake science. It's based on real science, but ultimately we're making it up." For The Flash newcomer Kennedy, having not been a part of the show until last season meant that a lot of this episode's callbacks went right over her head. "I read the script three times but I still don't think I understand everything that's happening," she says with a laugh. "It was truly an episode where I could not wait to get to the next page. I love that episode. It's my absolute favorite episode." The CW Hartley Sawyer, who also joined The Flash last season, had the same problem as Kennedy for the 100th episode. "I think for me having not been here from the beginning, the third time reading the script was the charm," he says. "I read it once and I was like, I think I get it? I read it again and I was like, okay, now I think I get it. And I read it a third time and was like, okay. I get it." He laughs, then adds, "I had familiarity with what happened in Season 1, 2, 3, all that stuff. But when we got the script, I was like, wait. What. Is. Happening? And where are we going after this? There was a lot to wrap my head around but it made sense after a few times." So get ready to watch, rewatch, and watch the episode a third time to truly get everything that goes down in The Flash's 100th episode. It's a lot. You absolutely will need repeat viewings. You've officially been warned.
'The Flash' Episode 100 Dives Into the Show's Best Use of Time Travel Yet 

The Flash pulled out its most extreme and awesomely fun instance of time travel yet for its 100th episode, and it’s a whirlwind tour of the series greatest moments from almost every past season. There’s no better way for The Flash to celebrate 100 episodes of craziness than seeing Savitar, Zoom, and even the original Reverse-Flash from Season 1, all through the organic premise of traveling through time to fashion the craziest and most powerful weapon ever. Episode 100, “What’s Past is Prologue,” aired Tuesday, December 4. After Team Flash discovered Cicada’s real identity last week, their grand plan is to develop a weapon that can counteract Cicada’s power dampening dagger. Full spoilers follow for The Flash Season 5, Episode 8 — number 100 for the series — “What’s Past Is Prologue.” To do that, they need an impossible metal and technology they don’t have, but Nora comes up with a plan so brilliant and ludicrous that it’s perfect for this, the 100th episode. Team Flash hatches an insane plan to travel through time and build a superweapon. They come up with the idea get a shard from Savitar’s suit end of Season 3 and Zoom’s Speed Force Transmitter back-half of Season 2. Then, by infusing it with dark matter energy from the original particle accelerator explosion that kicked the entire show off, they can make a device that can negate Cicada’s power-negating mega-dagger. When the Speedforce Transmitter gets broken in a confrontation with Zoom, Barry and Nora accidentally travel back to the events from one of Season 2’s best episodes. In “Flash Back,” Barry went back in time to learn about Tachyon’s from Eobard Thawne. Our present Barry visits Thawne that very same day to get help repairing Zoom’s device, and it’s a total delight seeing actor Tom Cavanagh who directed this episode sink back into the true form of Thawne-Wells as he channels his best Hannibal Lector impersonation with just a touch of Steve Jobs. We miss the good old days with Thawne-Wells. Eventually, things work out as they always do, and it’s a total delight to see the original particle accelerator play out again with all the additional scenes. There’s professor stein with the Firestorm Matrix and DeVoe with his own device, both of them blasted by the energy on that one fateful night. The real tragedy here is that in the final fight, Cisco, rather than breach Cicada’s dagger to an alternate Earth — like Earth-15 the “dead Earth” — sends it into outer space … and Cicada’s still able to recall it. So there’s ultimately no real point to this otherwise totally awesome journey. At the very least, we end on a heartwarming scene between Barry and Nora as they watch Barry’s parents years into the past. Yes, The Flash went to that kind of painstaking detail to address every crucial scene in the show’s history, and it paid homage to five years of superhero TV way better than Arrow did. Nora inside the time vault. “What’s Past Is Prologue” as an episode title ultimately becomes a clever and poignant way to riff on a Shakespeare quote about history, spinning it into a reference about predestination paradoxes. Essentially, what’s going on right now in The Flash influenced events all the way back at the very start of the show. Yet at the same time, Nora’s diary entry reveals her theory that the timeline is, in fact, malleable. That contradicts everything Barry and the rest of us learned after Flashpoint, but the even more troubling thing we learned is that Nora’s been communicating with a future, imprisoned version of Eobard Thawne-Wells in 2049. So what’s really going on between Nora and Thawne? Why is she really in the present day? It looks like “Elseworlds” is about to interrupt everything next week, and it’s bound to permanently change the universe. The Flash airs Tuesday nights on The CW at 8 p.m. Eastern, but next up is the annual Arrowverse crossover. “Elseworlds” begins with The Flash on Sunday, December 9 at 8 p.m. Eastern, continues with Arrow on Monday at 8 p.m., and concludes with Supergirl on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern. Here’s the latest “Elseworlds” trailer that shows even more of the totally badass Batwoman. Everything's changing in the Arrowverse for "Elseworlds."
Schwarzenegger would time travel to terminate fossil fuels 

Updated 2:57 pm PST, Monday, December 3, 2018 Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a speech during the opening of COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a speech during the opening of COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Czarek Sokolowski, AP Czarek Sokolowski, AP Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a speech during the opening of COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a speech during the opening of COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Czarek Sokolowski, AP Schwarzenegger would time travel to terminate fossil fuels KATOWICE, Poland AP — Arnold Schwarzenegger says he wishes he could travel back in time like the cyborg he played in "The Terminator" so he could stop fossil fuels from being used. "If we would've never started in that direction and used other technology, we'd be much better off," the actor and former California governor said Monday at the start of a U.N. climate conference in Poland. "The biggest evil is fossil fuels: it's coal, it's gasoline, it's the natural gas," he told conference delegates. Schwarzenegger also insisted that the United States was "still in" an international accord to curb global warming despite U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to walk away from the agreement. Calling Trump "meshugge" - Yiddish for "crazy" - for abandoning the accord, Schwarzenegger said the 2015 agreement has widespread support at the local and state levels even if the federal government isn't on board. American states, cities, businesses and citizens can do a lot to curb global warming, and representatives from those arenas should be invited to next year's climate conference, he told the audience in Poland. "And if you do that, I promise you: I'll be back," he said in another reference to "The Terminator." Schwarzenegger later told The he has converted his signature Humvee trucks to run on hydrogen, electricity and biofuel and only allows himself to eat meat three days a week. "I mean, maybe it tastes delicious, but I think we should think then and there before we eat about the world and about the pollution," he said. "So I discontinued eating meat four days a week. And eventually, maybe we'll go to seven days"
Time travel to Victorian era for Roxbury church’s Christmas service 

The Roxbury Congregational Church will hold a Victorian Christmas Service at 5 p.m. Sunday. The Roxbury Congregational Church will hold a Victorian Christmas Service at 5 p.m. Sunday. Contributed Photo Contributed Photo The Roxbury Congregational Church will hold a Victorian Christmas Service at 5 p.m. Sunday. The Roxbury Congregational Church will hold a Victorian Christmas Service at 5 p.m. Sunday. Contributed Photo Time travel to Victorian era for Roxbury church’s Christmas service ROXBURY — The Roxbury Congregational Church will take parishioners back in time for its first Victorian Christmas Service on Sunday. The Rev. David Peters was inspired by Westfield Congregational Church in Danielson, which has hosted a similar event. “People come into this beautifully adorned church with lit candles and memories flood back,” he said in a release. “The celebration includes period carols and the story of Christmas being told. It’s a way to remind people of the meaning of Christmas.” The church will be decorated with evergreen, seasonal ribbons and lights. Community members of all ages are invited. A singing group will perform seasonal favorites. The service begins at 5 p.m. and will last about 40 minutes. It includes scripture and prayer. A reception will follow.
The Flash travels through time in the 100th episode 

When Team reconvenes in The Flash‘s 100th episode, titled “What’s Past Is Prologue”, their main concern is how to defeat Cicada. They learned his true identity but still didn’t have a clue of how to defeat him. Cicada Chris Klein discovered that the wound caused by the meta-dagger was making him stronger and the dagger itself nullifies every member of Team Flash’s powers. At this point, the entire team appears to be at a disadvantage. They struggle with figuring out a solution but Nora uses her knowledge of all things Flash to locate the materials needed for a super-charged magnet that can remove dark matter. The problem is these components are located in the past. After a small period of deliberation, Team Flash decides that Barry and Nora should travel back to the past for the materials. Their trip consists of three trips. One has to be during Savitar’s story-arc, another during Zoom’s reign of terror, and the final stop would have to be the night that started it all — the night of the particle accelerator explosion. Fitting that The Flash’s 100th episode would revisit the beginning — so to speak. Once Barry and Nora say their goodbyes, it’s off to the past. They get a running start and make the jump with ease. At their first location, the speedsters discover they’ve arrived a bit early. Barry hasn’t defeated Savitar yet and almost run directly into the past version of Barry. Luckily, past-Barry is focused on the fight and doesn’t look back at Nora and future-Barry standing behind him. Having just narrowly alluded Savitar and past-Barry, the time-traveling speedsters discover they have another problem. A time wraith noticed their jump and is chasing them to stop the interference. Barry is then forced to run off, leaving Nora to retrieve the shard from Savitar’s suit. Nora waits until past-Barry defeats Savitar and picks up a piece of the suit. She bolts soon after, running into the Speed-Force just as Barry opened the breach himself. The time-wraith chases Barry and Nora into the Speed-Force but they jump out at just the right time. This stop in 2016, immediately following Barry’s transference of his power to Zoom. When Future-Barry and Nora arrive at Star Labs, they wait for Team Flash to exit the lab so they can retrieve the second piece of their device. But, they run into yet another speedbump in the way: Zoom. Watch your favorite shows on fuboTV: Watch over 67 live sports and entertainment channels with a 7-day FREE trial! The evil speedster notices that Future-Barry isn’t the same person he just drained of his speed. At the same time, he senses Nora’s speed. Another chase ensues and all three head into the Speed Force. It appears as if Zoom is going to travel through time with Barry and Nora but the Time-Wraith pulls him back to his own place. After evading Zoom, Future-Barry head back further to seek Eobard Thawne’s help. Barry broke the transference device trying to escape from Zoom so they had no other option than to make a deal with Thawne for his help. He begrudgingly agrees, only because he knows what Future-Barry means. Thawne doesn’t take long to repair the device but during their conversation, he speaks of all the pieces that Future-Barry is looking for as if he knows what their plan is. Thawne is from the future and knows that Cicada is the one villain that the Flash could never capture. He grins slyly and then continues to work on the device. Once his repairs are done, Thawne bids Barry and Nora adieu but lingers as he looks at the young speedster. Most of us assume the look is due to something devious in Thawne’s mind but perhaps it had to do with a comment he made earlier in the episode. When Thawne first realizes that Nora is Barry’s daughter, he tries to guess her name. He rattles off names of known speedsters and then finally comes to one that lines up with a comic-accurate character: Dawn. Nora introduces herself and then corrects Thawne for his mixup. After, Thawne says something that is quite chilling. He says out loud “that’s nice, it’s good to see that you still have one.” There’s no way to tell with certainty but Thawne’s comment seems to suggest Barry has lost children in the future. How he lost them is anyone’s guess but interfering with the timeline might cause some people to disappear while others are created. Nora, for example, technically doesn’t exist in the Earth-1 timeline. That means her adventures with Barry in The Flash Season 5 could conclude with a new set of events being written — one that replaces Nora West-Allen with Dawn Allen. We’ve seen Diggle’s children get gender-swapped because of time-travel, Nora could be next. On their final trip into the past, Barry and Nora venture back to the night of the particle accelerator explosion. Here, the situation is a bit tamer what with no metahumans running around yet. However, Nora and Barry find themselves in a bit of inner-conflict. The Flash — Jack RowandThe CW — Acquired via CW TV PR A dispute erupts over Barry not wanting Nora to know about the dark moments in his past. She deduces that her father’s hesitation to bring her along wasn’t because of danger, but because the past features all of the Flash’s low points. But Nora, being the Flash’s daughter and all, doesn’t care and wants to know everything. The Allens hug it out as they wait for the dampening device to absorb dark matter from the particle accelerator. It goes off without a hitch and the Speedsters return to the exact moment they departed, appearing as if they never went anywhere at all. In the present day, Team Flash’s real mission begins. With the transmitter now in place and the heroes ready to fight Cicada one last time, they don’t waste in any time in approaching him at the hospital. There, Barry confronts Cicada one-on-one. He attempts to talk the confused villain down but Cicada is determined to eliminate every metahuman from the face of the earth. He finishes his monologue by attacking with his dagger. Cicada throws it but the device implanted nearby successfully stops the weapon. With Cicada’s dagger neutralized, Cisco opens a breach into outer space to deposit the dark-matter infused weapon. Unfortunately, Cicada’s reach manages to recall the dagger back down to Earth. It lands with an explosive shockwave, sending Team Flash hurling backward. They’re about to be murdered when Killer Frost comes to their rescue. She’s unaffected by Cicada’s dagger, forcing him to retreat. At Star Labs, Nora makes a private trip to Wells’ time-vault. She flips Gideon and then uploads an activity report to an unknown recipient. Nora had been keeping all this information stored in what appeared to be a journal but turns out to be a tool for spying. The conniving speedster has one final request for Gideon but decides to deliver the message herself. Flashforward to the year 2049, Nora is visiting someone in a lair of sorts – it’s Harrison Wells aka Reverse Flash. Nora’s reason for being here is unclear but she needs to speak with Wells. Could it be that Nora has been spying for Wells all along or did he manipulate Barry’s daughter into turning against him? Either way, it’ll be interesting to see where Nora’s allegiances truly lie. The Flash airs Tuesdays on The CW. 
The Flash 5.08 Recap: “Time Travel’s Weird, Isn’t It?” 

The time travel episodes of The Flash are typically the show’s most narratively muddled, frustrating, and frankly dumb. It’s a remarkable relief that the series’ milestone 100th episode, directed by cast member Tom Cavanagh, somehow gets the time travel nonsense right and may be the best entry of the season. Having identified Cicada, Sherloque and Ralph track his movements and determine that he visits his comatose niece in the hospital every night. Feeling cocky, Barry declares, “Let’s go get him.” The problem, unfortunately, is how to do that. Cicada still has the dark matter dagger that can dampen the team’s superpowers. To get to him, first they need to destroy or eliminate the dagger. Nora suggests that they ought to build a more powerful weapon of their own that can negate the dagger’s powers. Doing so will entail going back in time to collect items from the team’s past adventures – specifically, a piece of Savitar’s suit and a “Speed Force transmitter” used by Zoom – and then infuse them with dark matter energy from the original S.T.A.R. Labs reactor meltdown. Once completed, Barry should perform a “time hack” by planting the weapon in the past at a place where it will be waiting for them in the present. I’m pretty sure she got that idea from Bill & Ted. Knowing what a mess he’s made of things when he’s time traveled previously, Barry insists on doing all this by himself, until Iris convinces him to take Nora along. Sherloque is skeptical that Nora really came up with all these clever ideas on her own. He steals her journal and finds it filled with strange symbols that look very similar to the gibberish Barry wrote after he returned from the Speed Force prison last season. When he attempts to decode it, Cisco suggests that he should just ask Nora about it. Back to Season 3 Barry and Nora race through the reactor core and open a time breach to the past, where Barry watches his prior self fight Savitar while he the current version and Nora hide in the background, a la Back to the Future Part II. What should be a simple plan to grab a shard of Savitar’s super-suit after it blows up gets complicated by the arrival of a Time Wraith, which doesn’t like speedsters mucking around with the timeline. Barry leads it away while Nora watches her mother shoot Savitar a part of the story she didn’t know and then grabs the shard. Back to Season 2 Nora catches up with Barry and the two of them enter the Speed Force again. The Time Wraith chases them, but they dodge it and pop out in 2016, just in time to watch one of Barry’s confrontations with Zoom at S.T.A.R. Labs. After Barry and Nora find the transmitter device they came for, they’re spotted by Zoom, who chases them straight into another time tunnel. Just as he’s about to catch up with them, Zoom is grabbed by that pesky Time Wraith. Back to Season 1 Barry and Nora tumble out of the Speed Force. Unfortunately, Barry drops and breaks the transmitter. Nora suggests that the only man smart enough to fix it may be Eobard Thawne. Barry is resistant to seeing Thawne again, but eventually sees no other option. He and Nora confront Thawne in his disguise as Harrison Wells in the Time Vault room at S.T.A.R. Labs. Thawne quickly recognizes what’s happening, knows that this Barry is from the future, and identifies Nora as Barry’s daughter. He naturally has little interest in helping the two of them, but Barry convinces him that he’ll never get back to his own proper timeline unless he does. Thawne consents and repairs the transmitter for them. Back to Day 1 Having acquired the two objects they need, Barry and Nora go further back to the night of the initial S.T.A.R. Labs meltdown. As Harrison Wells really Eobard Thawne prepares to initiate the reactor, he senses something wrong and nearly catches Barry and Nora spying on him. Barry brings Nora to the Time Vault room. Nora asks why Barry hates Thawne so much, and he tells her that Thawne killed his mother. Apparently, the history lessons that Nora got from the Flash Museum were missing a lot of details. Barry activates Gideon voiced by Morena Baccarin again, at least it sounds like it, who isn’t in the slightest bit surprised to see him or Nora. She assists with redirecting dark matter energy into the Speed Force transmitter as soon as WellsThawne turns on the reactor and all hell breaks loose. Before leaving this time period, Barry and Nora stop at the hospital and phase the weapon they’ve created into the middle of a support column, where it will await them in the future. Back to the Present Day Barry and Nora return to the very moment they left. To their friends, it feels like no time has passed at all. With all the pieces of the plan in place, Barry suits up and goes to the hospital again, where he lures Cicada out to the parking lot. Cicada isn’t exactly pleased to see him. Vowing “Every meta-human must go,” the villain pulls out his dagger and prepares to strike. To his surprise, the dagger flies way off target and is pulled toward the Speed Force transmitter in the support column. Cisco immediately breaches it out, all the way to outer space. Feeling triumphant, Barry puts a beat-down on Cicada. However, the victory is short-lived. Cicada’s attachment to the dagger is so strong that he’s able to recall it right back to him, even from Earth orbit. The dagger crashes to the ground and everyone else’s powers are nullified, until Caitlin transforms into Killer Frost and hits Cicada with an ice blast. She doesn’t seem affected by the dagger. Confused, Cicada flies away. In the aftermath of this failed battle, Cisco can’t find any trace of either Cicada or the dagger. He and Sherloque theorize that Killer Frost is immune to the dagger’s powers because she didn’t originate from dark matter the way the rest of the meta-humans did. Sherloque asks Nora about her journal, but doesn’t quite buy her story that the symbols are a special “time language” she invented to record the events of the timeline regardless of changes brought about by speedster time travel. After she leaves, Sherloque successfully decodes one passage from the journal as, “The timeline is malleable.” Nora takes one more trip through time to spy on her grandparents on a peaceful night before Eobard Thawne will murder her grandmother. Barry follows her and they share a nice moment of bonding. Later, however, Nora sneaks into the Time Vault and asks Gideon to scan a page from her journal. When Gideon asks where to send it, Nora decides to deliver the message herself. The next thing you know, she jets off to 2049 and meets another version of Wells, who may be an older Eobard Thawne. It’s not confirmed. The episode then ends with an unrelated epilogue scene the same one tacked onto the last episode of Supergirl setting up next week’s Elseworlds crossover event. Episode Verdict I could quibble about a couple of things in this episode if I wanted to. For example, as the dagger flew back toward Cicada, why didn’t Cisco pop open a breach to, say, Earth-X, where Cicada wouldn’t be able to retrieve it? Maybe it all happened too fast for him to come up with that plan… Otherwise, this is a pretty great episode that, despite all the time jumps and playing with past events, actually makes coherent sense and isn’t too confusing. As director, Cavanagh does a pretty skillful job of sprinkling in fan-service for the 100th episode and integrating clips from old episodes in a way that feels fresh. The story works and the emotional beats hit. This is The Flash firing on all cylinders. I wish they were all this good.
The beam travels through time in the a hundredth adventure 

back crew reconvenes in the flash‘s a hundredth episode, titled “What’s past Is Prologue”, their leading difficulty is the way to defeat Cicada. They learned his true identity but nonetheless didn’t have a clue of a way to defeat him. Cicada Chris Klein found out that the wound brought about by using the meta-artful changed into authoritative him better and the artful itself nullifies every member of team flash’s admiral. At this aspect, the whole crew seems to be at an obstacle. They fight with figuring out a solution however Nora makes use of her skills of all things beam to locate the materials essential for a super-answerable allurement that can get rid of darkish matter. The difficulty is these accessories are located during the past. after a small period of deliberation, crew beam decides that Barry and Nora should still commute back to the previous for the substances. Their shuttle consists of three journeys. One needs to be during Savitar’s narrative-arc, a different all the way through Zoom’s reign of alarm, and the remaining cease would ought to be the nighttime that begun all of it — the evening of the particle accelerator explosion. fitting that The flash’s one centesimal episode would revisit the beginning — with the intention to speak. once Barry and Nora say their goodbyes, it’s off to the past. They get a working commence and make the start simply. At their aboriginal region, the speedsters discover they’ve accustomed somewhat aboriginal. Barry hasn’t defeated Savitar yet and pretty much run directly into the previous edition of Barry. luckily, past-Barry is focused on the fight and doesn’t seem again at Nora and approaching-Barry standing at the back of him. having simply almost alluded Savitar and previous-Barry, the time-traveling speedsters discover they have got a further issue. A time wraith noticed their jump and is chasing them to stop the interference. Barry is again forced to run off, leaving Nora to retrieve the atom from Savitar’s go well with. Nora waits unless past-Barry defeats Savitar and picks up a piece of the suit. She bolts quickly after, running into the velocity-drive just as Barry opened the aperture himself. The time-wraith chases Barry and Nora into the pace-drive but they soar out at simply the right time. This stop in 2016, instantly afterward Barry’s transference of his power to Zoom. when future-Barry and Nora access at superstar Labs, they watch for team flash to avenue the lab with a purpose to retrieve the 2d piece of their machine. however, they run into yet yet another speedbump within the way: Zoom. Watch your favourite indicates on fuboTV: Watch over sixty seven are living activities and leisure channels with a 7-day chargeless balloon! The deplorable speedster notices that future-Barry isn’t the same grownup he simply drained of his pace. on the equal time, he senses Nora’s speed. an extra hunt ensues and all three arch into the velocity force. It seems as if Zoom is going to commute via time with Barry and Nora however the Time-Wraith pulls him returned to his personal area. after evading Zoom, future-Barry arch lower back further to are seeking Eobard Thawne’s help. Barry broke the transference gadget attempting to get away from Zoom in order that they had no other option than to make a contend with Thawne for his assist. He begrudgingly consents, handiest as a result of he is aware of what future-Barry potential. Thawne doesn’t acquire lengthy to repair the device however all the way through their conversation, he speaks of the entire pieces that future-Barry is looking for as if he knows what their plan is. Thawne is from the longer term and is aware of that Cicada is the one villain that the beam might under no circumstances capture. He cool slyly after which continues to work on the equipment. once his repairs are done, Thawne bids Barry and Nora conge but lingers as he appears on the young speedster. most of us expect the seem is because of something devious in Thawne’s intellect but in all probability it needed to do with a remark he made prior in the episode. back Thawne aboriginal realizes that Nora is Barry’s daughter, he tries to wager her identify. He rattles off names of accepted speedsters and then ultimately comes to one that lines up with a comic-accurate personality: first light. Nora introduces herself after which corrects Thawne for his mixup. after, Thawne says whatever it is rather air-conditioned. He says out loud “that’s great, it’s good to see that you just nevertheless accept one.” There’s no strategy to tell with walk in the park however Thawne’s remark appears to suggest Barry has lost children in the future. How he misplaced them is anybody’s guess however interfering with the timeline may trigger some americans to vanish while others are created. Nora, as an example, technically doesn’t abide within the earth-1 timeline. That capability her adventures with Barry in the beam division 5 may achieve with a brand new set of events being written — one that replaces Nora West-Allen with break of day Allen. We’ve viewed Diggle’s infants get gender-swapped as a result of time-shuttle, Nora may be next. On their last go back and forth into the past, Barry and Nora undertaking again to the evening of the particle accelerator access. right here, the circumstance is a bit of tamer what and not using a metahumans operating around yet. however, Nora and Barry discover themselves in a little bit of internal-battle. The beam — Jack RowandThe CW — acquired by the use of CW television PR A dispute erupts over Barry no longer trying Nora to understand about the darkish moments in his previous. She deduces that her father’s averseness to convey her alongside wasn’t as a result of hazard, but because the past points all the beam’s low facets. but Nora, actuality the beam’s daughter and all, doesn’t care and needs to understand every little thing. The Allens hug it out as they watch for the black gadget to absorb dark remember from the particle accelerator. It goes off without a hitch and the Speedsters return to the accurate moment they ancient, performing as if they in no way went anyplace in any respect. within the current day, team beam’s real mission starts. With the transmitter now in location and the heroes ready to combat Cicada one final time, they don’t decay in any time in coming near him on the hospital. There, Barry confronts Cicada one-on-one. He attempts to speak the perplexed villain down but Cicada is determined to get rid of every metahuman from the face of the earth. He finishes his address through attacking together with his artful. Cicada throws it however the machine built-in neighborhood efficiently stops the weapon. With Cicada’s dagger abortive, Cisco opens a breach into alien space to drop the darkish-matter alloyed weapon. unluckily, Cicada’s reach manages to don't forget the dagger returned all the way down to apple. It lands with an atomic shockwave, sending crew flash casting backward. They’re about to be murdered back killer Frost comes to their accomplishment. She’s artless by way of Cicada’s dagger, forcing him to retreat. At superstar Labs, Nora makes a non-public shuttle to Wells’ time-vault. She flips Gideon and then uploads an recreation record to an unknown almsman. Nora had been protecting all this suggestions stored in what appeared to be a account but turns out to be a tool for spying. The conniving speedster has one last request for Gideon but decides to bring the bulletin herself. Flashforward to the yr 2049, Nora is journeying a person in a lair of sorts – it’s Harrison Wells aka about-face flash. Nora’s explanation for actuality here is unclear but she should talk with Wells. could or not it's that Nora has been spying for Wells all alongside or did he manipulate Barry’s babe into turning towards him? either method, it’ll be pleasing to peer the place Nora’s allegiances basically lie. The beam airs Tuesdays on The CW. 
Time trip to Victorian era for Roxbury abbey’s Christmas provider 

The Roxbury Congregational abbey will cling a Victorian Christmas provider at 5 p.m. Sunday. The Roxbury Congregational church will hang a Victorian Christmas carrier at 5 p.m. Sunday. contributed photograph picture: contributed photograph The Roxbury Congregational church will dangle a Victorian Christmas carrier at 5 p.m. Sunday. The Roxbury Congregational abbey will grasp a Victorian Christmas provider at 5 p.m. Sunday. contributed photograph Time commute to Victorian era for Roxbury church’s Christmas provider ROXBURY — The Roxbury Congregational church will engage aggregation returned in time for its first Victorian Christmas carrier on Sunday. The Rev. David Peters become inspired by way of Westfield Congregational church in Danielson, which has hosted an analogous experience. “individuals appear into this superbly embellished abbey with lit candles and reminiscences flood returned,” he talked about in a release. “The get together comprises duration carols and the memoir of Christmas being instructed. It’s a way to remind people of the that means of Christmas.” The church should be decorated with evergreen, seasonal ribbons and lights. neighborhood contributors of all a long time are arrive. A singing neighborhood will perform seasonal favorites. The service starts off at 5 p.m. and should remaining about forty account. It contains scripture and adoration. A reception will comply with.
The beam 5.08 epitomize: “Time commute’s queer, Isn’t It?” 

The time commute episodes of The flash are customarily the demonstrate’s most narratively abashed, frustrating, and admittedly dumb. It’s a awesome aid that the sequence’ anniversary a hundredth adventure, directed by means of cast affiliate Tom Cavanagh, by some means receives the time go back and forth nonsense right and might be the most advantageous entry of the season. having identified Cicada, Sherloque and Ralph tune his actions and check that he visits his cold niece in the medical institution every evening. activity cocky, Barry proclaims, “Let’s go get him.” The problem, regrettably, is the way to try this. Cicada nonetheless has the darkish count artful that can bedew the crew’s superpowers. To get to him, aboriginal they need to smash or dispose of the dagger. Nora suggests that they need to construct a more potent weapon of their personal that can abate the artful’s powers. accomplishing so will entail going lower back in time to compile objects from the crew’s past adventures – mainly, a piece of Savitar’s suit and a “pace force transmitter” acclimated with the aid of Zoom – and then animate them with darkish count number energy from the original S.T.A.R. Labs reactor meltdown. once completed, Barry should still operate a “time drudge” with the aid of planting the weapon in the past at a spot the place it will be looking ahead to them within the latest. I’m stunning certain she received that conception from bill & Ted. shimmering what a mess he’s made of issues back he’s time traveled in the past, Barry insists on accomplishing all this via himself, except Iris convinces him to select Nora along. Sherloque is skeptical that Nora in reality came up with all these suave ideas on her own. He steals her account and finds it full of odd symbols that look very akin to the gibberish Barry wrote afterwards he back from the pace force reformatory last season. when he makes an attempt to decode it, Cisco suggests that he should still just ask Nora about it. returned to division 3 Barry and Nora race in the course of the reactor amount and launch a time aperture to the past, where Barry watches his above-mentioned self combat Savitar whereas he the present edition and Nora conceal within the historical past, a la back to the long run half II. What should be a simple plan to seize a shard of Savitar’s super-suit after it blows up receives advanced by way of the appearance of a Time Wraith, which doesn’t like speedsters mucking round with the timeline. Barry leads it away whereas Nora watches her mother shoot Savitar a part of the legend she didn’t comprehend after which grabs the shard. back to season 2 Nora catches up with Barry and the two of them access the speed drive once again. The Time Wraith chases them, but they keep away from it and pa out in 2016, just in time to watch one among Barry’s confrontations with Zoom at S.T.A.R. Labs. after Barry and Nora discover the transmitter equipment they got here for, they’re spotted by using Zoom, who chases them beeline into over again tunnel. just as he’s about to trap up with them, Zoom is affective by way of that annoying Time Wraith. back to division 1 Barry and Nora tumble out of the speed force. regrettably, Barry subtracts and break the transmitter. Nora suggests that the most effective man intelligent sufficient to repair it can be Eobard Thawne. Barry is proof against seeing Thawne once again, however eventually sees no other choice. He and Nora accost Thawne in his cover as Harrison Wells in the Time vault allowance at S.T.A.R. Labs. Thawne promptly acknowledges what’s going on, is aware of that this Barry is from the future, and identifies Nora as Barry’s daughter. He artlessly has little pastime in assisting the two of them, however Barry convinces him that he’ll under no circumstances get lower back to his own proper timeline except he does. Thawne has the same opinion and repairs the transmitter for them. again to Day 1 having obtained both altar they want, Barry and Nora go extra lower back to the nighttime of the preliminary S.T.A.R. Labs accident. As Harrison Wells really Eobard Thawne prepares to commence the reactor, he senses whatever thing noxious and practically catches Barry and Nora spying on him. Barry brings Nora to the Time vault allowance. Nora asks why Barry hates Thawne so a lot, and he tells her that Thawne dead his mother. interestingly, the heritage classes that Nora obtained from the flash building had been lacking loads of details. Barry activates Gideon accurate via Morena Baccarin again, at least it sounds adore it, who isn’t within the aboriginal bit shocked to see him or Nora. She assists with redirecting darkish count number energy into the speed force transmitter as quickly as WellsThawne activates the reactor and all hell breaks free. before abrogation this time period, Barry and Nora stop at the clinic and section the weapon they’ve created into the core of a guide cavalcade, where it'll wait for them sooner or later. returned to the existing Day Barry and Nora acknowledgment to the very second they left. To their pals, it seems like no time has passed in any respect. With the entire items of the plan in vicinity, Barry fits up and goes to the clinic once again, the place he lures Cicada out to the parking zone. Cicada isn’t exactly completely satisfied to see him. Vowing “each meta-human should go,” the villain pulls out his artful and prepares to bang. To his shock, the artful flies manner off course and is pulled towards the velocity drive transmitter in the aid column. Cisco instantly breaches it out, all the method to outer house. feeling victorious, Barry puts a beat-bottomward on Cicada. although, the achievement is short-lived. Cicada’s adapter to the dagger is so robust that he’s able to commit it to memory appropriate lower back to him, alike from earth orbit. The dagger crashes to the floor and everybody abroad’s powers are annulled, unless Caitlin transforms into killer Frost and hits Cicada with an ice bang. She doesn’t seem affected by the artful. at a loss for words, Cicada flies away. in the aftermath of this failed combat, Cisco can’t find any trace of either Cicada or the dagger. He and Sherloque conjecture that killer Frost is resistant to the artful’s powers as a result of she didn’t originate from dark rely the way the relaxation of the meta-people did. Sherloque asks Nora about her journal, however doesn’t rather purchase her account that the symbols are a distinct “time language” she invented to record the events of the timeline inspite of alterations brought about by means of speedster time commute. afterwards she leaves, Sherloque correctly decodes one passage from the journal as, “The timeline is adaptable.” Nora takes one more travel through time to secret agent on her grandparents on a peaceful nighttime earlier than Eobard Thawne will murder her grandmother. Barry follows her and that they share a nice second of bonding. after, although, Nora sneaks into the Time basement and asks Gideon to browse a page from her account. when Gideon asks where to ship it, Nora decides to deliver the bulletin herself. The subsequent thing you know, she jets off to 2049 and meets one more edition of Wells, who may well be an older Eobard Thawne. It’s no longer verified. The adventure then ends with an different coda scene the identical one tacked assimilate the last episode of Supergirl developing subsequent anniversary’s Elseworlds crossover experience. episode adjudication I might quibble about a few things during this episode if i wanted to. as an instance, as the artful flew returned toward Cicada, why didn’t Cisco pop inaugurate a aperture to, say, apple-X, the place Cicada wouldn’t be in a position to retrieve it? might be all of it happened too speedy for him to get a hold of that plan… in any other case, this is a fine looking first rate episode that, despite all the time all-overs and fiddling with past movements, in fact makes coherent feel and isn’t too difficult. As administrator, Cavanagh does skillful job of admixture in fan-service for the a centesimal episode and integrating clips from historic episodes in a method that feels fresh. The myth works and the emotional beats hit. here is The flash battlefront on all cylinders. I desire they were all this respectable.
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12 things you should know before traveling to Italy for the first time 

We traveled to Italy on a spontaneous week holiday and were not prepared at all. Make sure to learn from our mistakes. Here are some top tips for traveling to Italy. Somewhat spontaneously and mostly out of sheer exhaustion, my significant other and I booked a nine-day trip to Italy. Partly due to the fact we had booked our tickets a few weeks before our trip, we didn't prepare ourselves the way we normally do before traveling to another country. Here are 12 things that you absolutely need to know before traveling to Italy if you've never been before.
Here are 5 easy day trips for when you're about to lose your 2018 vacation time 

The end of 2018 is near, and there's a decent chance that you, like many other Americans, have failed to use up all those precious paid time off days you were allotted.  Lack of vacation in the U.S. is a real thing, with a recent study from Expedia reporting that the country's workforce is currently at a five-year high when it comes to what it terms "vacation deprivation."  According to Expedia, the average U.S. worker who is granted 14 vacation days a year takes an average of just 10 of those days. Many surveyed cited budget limitations, or that they were saving up for a bigger trip, while about 13 percent said they felt guilty for requesting time off. Forty percent said they had to cancel a vacation because of work. As a shameless taker of PTO days and an anxiously meticulous planner of trips, I am here to tell you:  DO NOT LET THE PTO GUILT HAPPEN TO YOU . If you find yourself with a collection of days off and nothing to do with them, consider a day trip out of Philly that leaves no time off left behind. From charmingly festive small towns to other bustling metropolises, check out five different day trips you can take when you have some last-minute vacation time to burn. Lehigh Valley The drive out of Philadelphia and into the scenic Lehigh Valley takes just a bit more than an hour and can instantly transport you to the small enclave of Bethlehem, Pa., a town that feels like the idyllic setting of a Hallmark Christmas movie. Start your day with brunch at Roasted, which opens daily at 7 a.m. and can accommodate your hearty breakfast needs no matter what day you use your PTO -- try the peanut butter and Oreo French toast if you're so inclined. : Of course a Lehigh Valley bar created a boozy Snow Camel drink | Investigation: WTF is a 'Lehigh Valley cheesesteak'? From there, walk off breakfast and head to Christkindlmark, the biggest attraction at the "Christmas City," where more than 150 artisans from around the country sell their goods, alongside live ice carving and glassblowing demonstrations, in the beautiful SteelStacks space now through Dec. 23. Speaking glassblowing, you can also try your hand at the craft over at Bethlehem's Banana Factory. If you're not in the mood for a holiday market, drive instead to neighboring Easton, Pa., where the downtown area is clustered with eclectic vintage-inspired shops. 2nd Base Vintage, which is lined with hard-to-find basketball jerseys, Air Jordans, and other '80s and '90s nostalgia, is a must-see. Easton is also a great destination for dinner in Lehigh Valley, with OAK serving upscale steak and seafood, or try one of the town's more casual breweries, including Two Rivers Brewing Company, which serves a full lunch and dinner menu. : Historic Cape May property will reopen as a boutique hotel next summer Cape May Cape May is a beloved summertime destination for many Philadelphians, but it can be just as charming -- sometimes even more so -- in December. While taking a dip in the ocean is not at all advised, strolling through the historic downtown area, taking in the mass amounts of twinkly lights, and knowing just where to eat make for a great way to spend a work break. Start off the day with breakfast at The Mad Batter, which opens at 8 a.m. daily and serves some of the area's most craved pancakes. Stroll through the town and you'll see the historic buildings transformed to imitate Dickens Village for the holidays, plus a ton of holiday-themed tours to choose from throughout the season. Head to Congress Hall, where Winter Wonderland 2018 is in full swing on the Grand Lawn. Artisan and food vendors will be selling their goods Thursdays through Sundays now until Dec. 31. Throughout December Congress Hall is also offering meal-and-a-show specials for David Sedaris' "The Santaland Diaries," so you might be able to catch the comedy and enjoy a meal at The Blue Pig Tavern for a discounted rate. Cape May, is home to a ton of burgeoning wineries and to Cape May Brewery, has tours available through the winter. Every day in December, Cape May Winery also offers tap room flights and traditional wine tastings. Plus, happy hour starts at Willow Creek Farm & Winery daily at 3 p.m. Peddler's Village & New Hope The trip to and from Bucks County and Philadelphia is so simple for a day trip, thousands of people do it every single day just to commute. For your purposes as a guiltless taker of paid time off, the journey should have less anxiety. Head to Peddler's Village, where the Golden Plough Inn is running a deal through New Year's that gets you a discounted room and dining rate for breakfast at the Buttonwood Grill open daily at 7 a.m., or stay for lunch and try the signature Buttonwood burger.  After lunch, you're not far from the always-charming Chaddsford Winery at Peddlers Village, where you can try some tastings and also do some holiday shopping for the wino in your life or yourself. Stay nearby and take in the ultra-festive sights, including the ongoing Gingerbread competition and the dizzyingly ornate display of lights, while perusing the area's galleries and shops. If you're ready for a change of scenery, hop in the car for a 10 minute drive to New Hope, the rivertown opposite Lambertville, New Jersey where there is no shortage of cute shops, cozy restaurants, or small town charm. Catch a show at Bucks County Playhouse and sample beers at Triumph Brewing before dinner by the fire at The Salt House or a vegan feast at Sprig & Vine. Long Island City If you're looking for a busier metropolis over small-town charm, have you heard that New York City is only a couple hours away from Philly? If you're up for braving the holiday crowds and might prefer traveling by train or bus over driving, a day trip to NYC might be the perfect use of your extra day off. For something a little different than the usual December attractions, though, why not take a trip to Long Island City and see what the Queens neighborhood has to offer before Amazon moves its big ol' HQ2 to town. Birch Coffee is a perfect way to start your day there, with cold brew so good you may opt for the iced beverage even in the freezing winter. Once you're caffeinated, walk over to MoMA PS1, the sister concept of Midtown Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art that accounts for one of the largest collections of contemporary art in the world. The one thing you have to see there is the site-specific "Meeting" exhibit by James Turrells -- just make sure it's not raining that day, because the exhibit is weather contingent. The exhibit plays with the viewers' light perception in a trippy way -- you can hear all about it on Abbi Jacobson's "A Piece of Work" podcast. : 'Broad City' star welcomes Questlove on ‘A Piece of Work’ podcast After getting high on light, you may want to check out the Sculpture Center and then, feeling peckish or at least in need of a drink from all that modern art, head to LIC Market, which has an often updated collection wine, beer, and cider. Happy hour starts at 3:30 and dinner -- which has a new menu every night -- starts at 6 p.m. If you want some after-dinner libations, try Dutch Kills for craft cocktails in a speakeasy setting. Washington, D.C. For a slightly longer journey out of Philly to another busy city, head south to D.C. to explore Georgetown's main drag on M Street and take your pick of the dozens of FREE museums all over town. Like Philly, D.C. is a very walkable city -- so get your comfy shoes on and get ready, starting with breakfast at the Diner in Adams Morgan, one-time hangout of Dave Chapelle and Jerry Seinfeld, where breakfast and brunch is available 24 hours a day. From Adams Morgan go south to the Dupont neighborhood and stop in Kramersbooks & Afterwords, where you can also grab a coffee or a beer -- hey, it's your vacation while scanning the indie bookstore's shelves. From there, you keep walking, this time over to Georgetown where you can grab a cupcake at Baked & Wired before walking along the waterfront to the main drag of Independence Mall. Take in the monuments and your pick of the mostly free Smithsonian museums that outline the Mall. Once you're done on the Mall, you're not far from the White House and, this month, the National Christmas Tree and other decorations on display for the season. Return to Georgetown and visit the outdoor Glow light exhibit, a curated collection of public light art installations, before enjoying tapas on M Street's Bodega or falafel from Falafel . End the night singing along at the Georgetown Piano Bar, which has live music every night and piano duels during the weekend. Follow Marielle & PhillyVoice on mariellemondon | thePhillyVoiceLike us on : PhillyVoiceAdd Marielle's RSS feed to your feed readerHave a news tip? Let us know.
Time travel to Victorian era for Roxbury church’s Christmas service 

The Roxbury Congregational Church will hold a Victorian Christmas Service at 5 p.m. Sunday. The Roxbury Congregational Church will hold a Victorian Christmas Service at 5 p.m. Sunday. Contributed Photo Contributed Photo The Roxbury Congregational Church will hold a Victorian Christmas Service at 5 p.m. Sunday. The Roxbury Congregational Church will hold a Victorian Christmas Service at 5 p.m. Sunday. Contributed Photo Time travel to Victorian era for Roxbury church’s Christmas service ROXBURY — The Roxbury Congregational Church will take parishioners back in time for its first Victorian Christmas Service on Sunday. The Rev. David Peters was inspired by Westfield Congregational Church in Danielson, which has hosted a similar event. “People come into this beautifully adorned church with lit candles and memories flood back,” he said in a release. “The celebration includes period carols and the story of Christmas being told. It’s a way to remind people of the meaning of Christmas.” The church will be decorated with evergreen, seasonal ribbons and lights. Community members of all ages are invited. A singing group will perform seasonal favorites. The service begins at 5 p.m. and will last about 40 minutes. It includes scripture and prayer. A reception will follow.
Caltech Scientists Unveil Two "Time Traveling" Illusions To Trick Your Brain 

The checker shadow illusion is a classic example of an optical illusion – Although square A appears a darker shade of grey than square B, in the image the two are the same color Photo Credit: Edward H. Adelson ed free use via Wikipedia Commons On most days, our brains do a good job at interpreting the myriad sights, sounds, and other sensory information that bombards us from dawn to dusk. However, every now and again, even our highly-evolved minds get a little confused, resulting in what we call illusions. While all five senses are capable of tricking the brain, researchers have thus far largely focused on optical illusions simply because our vision dominates all senses. Now, scientists at the California Institute of Technology Caltech have devised two clever tricks that fool the mind using sound. "These illusions are among the very rare cases where sound affects vision, not vice versa, indicating dynamic aspects of neural processing that occur across space and time," explains Shinsuke Shimojo, co-author of the study published in the journal Plos One on October 3, 2018. Drawing a connecting bar between the two squares breaks the illusion and shows that they are the same shade Photo Credit: Original by Edward H. Adelson ed free use, via Wikimedia Commons For the first illusion, called “Illusionary Rabbit,” study participants were asked to focus on a cross displayed on a screen. The researchers then sounded three quick beeps, just 58 milliseconds apart. The first and last beeps were accompanied by two flashes – one to the left of the cross and the other to the right. However, the middle, or second, beep was not paired with any light. Yet, most people claimed they had seen three flashes – one during each beep. The researchers say this is because the brain assumes it must have missed the flash associated with the second beep and decides to add it in. It was only when the illusion was repeated without sound that the participants realized there had been only two flashes. The Illusionary Rabbit – the brain thinks it saw a third flash even though there was none Calttech.edu For their second trick, called the “Invisible Rabbit,” the Caltech team repeated the exercise except this time, they used three flashes but sounded only two beeps – one each to accompany the first and last streak of light. No beep was sounded during the second flash. The lack of sound weighed heavily on the brain’s interpretation, resulting in most participants “seeing” only two flashes. Caltech.edu The scientists say the illusions only work when the information is relayed rapidly because the sensory overload allows little time for the brain to interpret the situation accurately. “But more importantly”, says Noelle Stiles, first author on the study, “the only way that you could perceive the shifted illusory flash would be if the information that comes later in time—the final beep-flash combination—is being used to reconstruct the most likely location of the illusory flash as well.” This means that the brain would not have been tricked if the missing beep or flash was at the end of the sequence. The fun tricks, of course, have a more important scientific purpose. “By investigating illusions, we can study the brain’s decision-making process,” explains Stiles. ”For example, how does the brain determine reality with information from multiple senses that is at times noisy and conflicting?” The researchers hope the findings will help develop treatments for afflictions like post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD and also help design more efficient sensory aids and training for those with poor vision. Resources: Caltech.edu, Newsatlasm.
The Flash travels through time in the 100th episode 

When Team reconvenes in The Flash‘s 100th episode, titled “What’s Past Is Prologue”, their main concern is how to defeat Cicada. They learned his true identity but still didn’t have a clue of how to defeat him. Cicada Chris Klein discovered that the wound caused by the meta-dagger was making him stronger and the dagger itself nullifies every member of Team Flash’s powers. At this point, the entire team appears to be at a disadvantage. They struggle with figuring out a solution but Nora uses her knowledge of all things Flash to locate the materials needed for a super-charged magnet that can remove dark matter. The problem is these components are located in the past. After a small period of deliberation, Team Flash decides that Barry and Nora should travel back to the past for the materials. Their trip consists of three trips. One has to be during Savitar’s story-arc, another during Zoom’s reign of terror, and the final stop would have to be the night that started it all — the night of the particle accelerator explosion. Fitting that The Flash’s 100th episode would revisit the beginning — so to speak. Once Barry and Nora say their goodbyes, it’s off to the past. They get a running start and make the jump with ease. At their first location, the speedsters discover they’ve arrived a bit early. Barry hasn’t defeated Savitar yet and almost run directly into the past version of Barry. Luckily, past-Barry is focused on the fight and doesn’t look back at Nora and future-Barry standing behind him. Having just narrowly alluded Savitar and past-Barry, the time-traveling speedsters discover they have another problem. A time wraith noticed their jump and is chasing them to stop the interference. Barry is then forced to run off, leaving Nora to retrieve the shard from Savitar’s suit. Nora waits until past-Barry defeats Savitar and picks up a piece of the suit. She bolts soon after, running into the Speed-Force just as Barry opened the breach himself. The time-wraith chases Barry and Nora into the Speed-Force but they jump out at just the right time. This stop in 2016, immediately following Barry’s transference of his power to Zoom. When Future-Barry and Nora arrive at Star Labs, they wait for Team Flash to exit the lab so they can retrieve the second piece of their device. But, they run into yet another speedbump in the way: Zoom. Watch your favorite shows on fuboTV: Watch over 67 live sports and entertainment channels with a 7-day FREE trial! The evil speedster notices that Future-Barry isn’t the same person he just drained of his speed. At the same time, he senses Nora’s speed. Another chase ensues and all three head into the Speed Force. It appears as if Zoom is going to travel through time with Barry and Nora but the Time-Wraith pulls him back to his own place. After evading Zoom, Future-Barry head back further to seek Eobard Thawne’s help. Barry broke the transference device trying to escape from Zoom so they had no other option than to make a deal with Thawne for his help. He begrudgingly agrees, only because he knows what Future-Barry means. Thawne doesn’t take long to repair the device but during their conversation, he speaks of all the pieces that Future-Barry is looking for as if he knows what their plan is. Thawne is from the future and knows that Cicada is the one villain that the Flash could never capture. He grins slyly and then continues to work on the device. Once his repairs are done, Thawne bids Barry and Nora adieu but lingers as he looks at the young speedster. Most of us assume the look is due to something devious in Thawne’s mind but perhaps it had to do with a comment he made earlier in the episode. When Thawne first realizes that Nora is Barry’s daughter, he tries to guess her name. He rattles off names of known speedsters and then finally comes to one that lines up with a comic-accurate character: Dawn. Nora introduces herself and then corrects Thawne for his mixup. After, Thawne says something that is quite chilling. He says out loud “that’s nice, it’s good to see that you still have one.” There’s no way to tell with certainty but Thawne’s comment seems to suggest Barry has lost children in the future. How he lost them is anyone’s guess but interfering with the timeline might cause some people to disappear while others are created. Nora, for example, technically doesn’t exist in the Earth-1 timeline. That means her adventures with Barry in The Flash Season 5 could conclude with a new set of events being written — one that replaces Nora West-Allen with Dawn Allen. We’ve seen Diggle’s children get gender-swapped because of time-travel, Nora could be next. On their final trip into the past, Barry and Nora venture back to the night of the particle accelerator explosion. Here, the situation is a bit tamer what with no metahumans running around yet. However, Nora and Barry find themselves in a bit of inner-conflict. The Flash — Jack RowandThe CW — Acquired via CW TV PR A dispute erupts over Barry not wanting Nora to know about the dark moments in his past. She deduces that her father’s hesitation to bring her along wasn’t because of danger, but because the past features all of the Flash’s low points. But Nora, being the Flash’s daughter and all, doesn’t care and wants to know everything. The Allens hug it out as they wait for the dampening device to absorb dark matter from the particle accelerator. It goes off without a hitch and the Speedsters return to the exact moment they departed, appearing as if they never went anywhere at all. In the present day, Team Flash’s real mission begins. With the transmitter now in place and the heroes ready to fight Cicada one last time, they don’t waste in any time in approaching him at the hospital. There, Barry confronts Cicada one-on-one. He attempts to talk the confused villain down but Cicada is determined to eliminate every metahuman from the face of the earth. He finishes his monologue by attacking with his dagger. Cicada throws it but the device implanted nearby successfully stops the weapon. With Cicada’s dagger neutralized, Cisco opens a breach into outer space to deposit the dark-matter infused weapon. Unfortunately, Cicada’s reach manages to recall the dagger back down to Earth. It lands with an explosive shockwave, sending Team Flash hurling backward. They’re about to be murdered when Killer Frost comes to their rescue. She’s unaffected by Cicada’s dagger, forcing him to retreat. At Star Labs, Nora makes a private trip to Wells’ time-vault. She flips Gideon and then uploads an activity report to an unknown recipient. Nora had been keeping all this information stored in what appeared to be a journal but turns out to be a tool for spying. The conniving speedster has one final request for Gideon but decides to deliver the message herself. Flashforward to the year 2049, Nora is visiting someone in a lair of sorts – it’s Harrison Wells aka Reverse Flash. Nora’s reason for being here is unclear but she needs to speak with Wells. Could it be that Nora has been spying for Wells all along or did he manipulate Barry’s daughter into turning against him? Either way, it’ll be interesting to see where Nora’s allegiances truly lie. The Flash airs Tuesdays on The CW. 
Why January is the best time to book a trip to Disney World 

Taking the whole family on a Disney vacation is almost always a pricey experience — especially if you decide to go during peak season. To travel smarter and avoid the long lines, scorching temperatures and steep prices, SkySkanner recommends booking your Disney getaway during January. That's because "average savings price for flight tickets to Orlando in January is 27% off compared to average ticket prices for the rest of the year." Keeping that in mind, you're going to want to begin planning your trip now including where to stay and what to do because — believe it or not — the new year is just around the corner. What to do: Now that you've figured out when to book your flights, it's time to begin planning how you'll spend your days at Disney. If it's been awhile since you've gone to Disney World, we're here to tell you that it's definitely still worth the trip — for both adults and kids. Whether you want to relive the classics remember the Tower of Terror? or check out which new attractions are available, the options are endless. From Animal Kingdon's Pandora: The World of the Avatar which opened in 2017, to Space Mountain where thrill seekers flock, there's something for everyone. For instance, the Blizzard Beach Water Park is great for the whole family and features one of the world's tallest and fastest free-falling water slides. And, another popular park to hit up while at Disney World is Magic Kingdom, where visitors can ride the Space Mountain roller coaster, attend the Monster's . Laugh Floor comedy show and check out the Pirates of the Caribbean boat ride where the whole family can sit together. Of course, the attractions mentioned here just a few of the many Disney World attractions available to kids and adults during their Disney adventure. Where to stay: Next, it's time to plan where you'll stay. Since not all families want to be in the thick of Disney when retreating back to their hotel, we've scouted out a few options with various offerings. First, we have our big kahuna, the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande Lakes, which isn't a Disney-themed accommodation, but still has amazing amenities for both kids and parents. Then, we've picked out another option, The Walt Disney World Swan, which is located at the heart of Disney's themed attraction parks. And, finally, to round things out, there's another nearby-Disney hotel, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando, that's affordable — but still has its own unique set of offerings. That way, no matter what you're looking for, you can count on these highly praised spots for a great stay. Keep reading to find out which hotel will feel like your home away from home. The luxury hotel: Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande Lakes When we think of a hotel that has it all, we think of the Ritz-Carlton, Orlando. This hotel, with X stars on bookingm, sits on a the 500-acre Grande Lakes Orlando estate. There, guests have access to the 40,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa, as well as three pools including the winding lazy river at the neighboring JW Marriott. Not to mention, if you and your kids are into outdoor activities, the Grande Lakes Sports center offers biking, kayaking, eco-tours on Shingle Creek, fishing, and more. Additionally, should you want to hit the spa or visit one of the on-site restaurants, such as Highball & Harvest inside the Ritz-Carlton, you can drop off your kids at the Ritz Kids Center, where they can participate in interactive learning activities, and even observe live animals that are native to Florida. Yes, there are even baby alligators safely housed in a tank aquarium. As an added bonus, the Ritz-Carlton in partnership with the neighboring JW Marriott just launched its outdoor aquatic water course, where kids and grownups can play and test their agility. Grande Lakes is located 15 minutes from the Orlando International Airport, five minutes from the Orange County Convention Center and minutes from the major theme parks. The affordable hotel: The Fairfield Inn & Suites If you're looking for a budget hotel, look no further than the Fairfield Inn & Suites. This Universal Partner Hotel is just a complimentary shuttle away from Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Inside the hotel, there's a pool guests have access to high-speed Wi-Fi access, a pool, a fitness center, plush bedding and room service options. Each morning, breakfast is served at the complimentary buffet and each room has a mini-refrigerator that's stocked with snacks. Finally, if you're staying more than four nights, don't forget to ask about the special vacation package that includes early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The Disney-themed hotel: The Walt Disney World Swan Disney fanatics will love the Walt Disney World Swan for its great location in the heart of Disney World. In minutes, guests can be at the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, and other theme parks and attractions. Located at the heart of Disney World's best Resorts, the Walt Disney Swan opened in 1990 and has been offering guests everything from complimentary transportation to a full-service spa, a space for picnics and barbequing and on-site "Disney character dining" ever since.
The Flash 5.08 Recap: “Time Travel’s Weird, Isn’t It?” 

The time travel episodes of The Flash are typically the show’s most narratively muddled, frustrating, and frankly dumb. It’s a remarkable relief that the series’ milestone 100th episode, directed by cast member Tom Cavanagh, somehow gets the time travel nonsense right and may be the best entry of the season. Having identified Cicada, Sherloque and Ralph track his movements and determine that he visits his comatose niece in the hospital every night. Feeling cocky, Barry declares, “Let’s go get him.” The problem, unfortunately, is how to do that. Cicada still has the dark matter dagger that can dampen the team’s superpowers. To get to him, first they need to destroy or eliminate the dagger. Nora suggests that they ought to build a more powerful weapon of their own that can negate the dagger’s powers. Doing so will entail going back in time to collect items from the team’s past adventures – specifically, a piece of Savitar’s suit and a “Speed Force transmitter” used by Zoom – and then infuse them with dark matter energy from the original S.T.A.R. Labs reactor meltdown. Once completed, Barry should perform a “time hack” by planting the weapon in the past at a place where it will be waiting for them in the present. I’m pretty sure she got that idea from Bill & Ted. Knowing what a mess he’s made of things when he’s time traveled previously, Barry insists on doing all this by himself, until Iris convinces him to take Nora along. Sherloque is skeptical that Nora really came up with all these clever ideas on her own. He steals her journal and finds it filled with strange symbols that look very similar to the gibberish Barry wrote after he returned from the Speed Force prison last season. When he attempts to decode it, Cisco suggests that he should just ask Nora about it. Back to Season 3 Barry and Nora race through the reactor core and open a time breach to the past, where Barry watches his prior self fight Savitar while he the current version and Nora hide in the background, a la Back to the Future Part II. What should be a simple plan to grab a shard of Savitar’s super-suit after it blows up gets complicated by the arrival of a Time Wraith, which doesn’t like speedsters mucking around with the timeline. Barry leads it away while Nora watches her mother shoot Savitar a part of the story she didn’t know and then grabs the shard. Back to Season 2 Nora catches up with Barry and the two of them enter the Speed Force again. The Time Wraith chases them, but they dodge it and pop out in 2016, just in time to watch one of Barry’s confrontations with Zoom at S.T.A.R. Labs. After Barry and Nora find the transmitter device they came for, they’re spotted by Zoom, who chases them straight into another time tunnel. Just as he’s about to catch up with them, Zoom is grabbed by that pesky Time Wraith. Back to Season 1 Barry and Nora tumble out of the Speed Force. Unfortunately, Barry drops and breaks the transmitter. Nora suggests that the only man smart enough to fix it may be Eobard Thawne. Barry is resistant to seeing Thawne again, but eventually sees no other option. He and Nora confront Thawne in his disguise as Harrison Wells in the Time Vault room at S.T.A.R. Labs. Thawne quickly recognizes what’s happening, knows that this Barry is from the future, and identifies Nora as Barry’s daughter. He naturally has little interest in helping the two of them, but Barry convinces him that he’ll never get back to his own proper timeline unless he does. Thawne consents and repairs the transmitter for them. Back to Day 1 Having acquired the two objects they need, Barry and Nora go further back to the night of the initial S.T.A.R. Labs meltdown. As Harrison Wells really Eobard Thawne prepares to initiate the reactor, he senses something wrong and nearly catches Barry and Nora spying on him. Barry brings Nora to the Time Vault room. Nora asks why Barry hates Thawne so much, and he tells her that Thawne killed his mother. Apparently, the history lessons that Nora got from the Flash Museum were missing a lot of details. Barry activates Gideon voiced by Morena Baccarin again, at least it sounds like it, who isn’t in the slightest bit surprised to see him or Nora. She assists with redirecting dark matter energy into the Speed Force transmitter as soon as WellsThawne turns on the reactor and all hell breaks loose. Before leaving this time period, Barry and Nora stop at the hospital and phase the weapon they’ve created into the middle of a support column, where it will await them in the future. Back to the Present Day Barry and Nora return to the very moment they left. To their friends, it feels like no time has passed at all. With all the pieces of the plan in place, Barry suits up and goes to the hospital again, where he lures Cicada out to the parking lot. Cicada isn’t exactly pleased to see him. Vowing “Every meta-human must go,” the villain pulls out his dagger and prepares to strike. To his surprise, the dagger flies way off target and is pulled toward the Speed Force transmitter in the support column. Cisco immediately breaches it out, all the way to outer space. Feeling triumphant, Barry puts a beat-down on Cicada. However, the victory is short-lived. Cicada’s attachment to the dagger is so strong that he’s able to recall it right back to him, even from Earth orbit. The dagger crashes to the ground and everyone else’s powers are nullified, until Caitlin transforms into Killer Frost and hits Cicada with an ice blast. She doesn’t seem affected by the dagger. Confused, Cicada flies away. In the aftermath of this failed battle, Cisco can’t find any trace of either Cicada or the dagger. He and Sherloque theorize that Killer Frost is immune to the dagger’s powers because she didn’t originate from dark matter the way the rest of the meta-humans did. Sherloque asks Nora about her journal, but doesn’t quite buy her story that the symbols are a special “time language” she invented to record the events of the timeline regardless of changes brought about by speedster time travel. After she leaves, Sherloque successfully decodes one passage from the journal as, “The timeline is malleable.” Nora takes one more trip through time to spy on her grandparents on a peaceful night before Eobard Thawne will murder her grandmother. Barry follows her and they share a nice moment of bonding. Later, however, Nora sneaks into the Time Vault and asks Gideon to scan a page from her journal. When Gideon asks where to send it, Nora decides to deliver the message herself. The next thing you know, she jets off to 2049 and meets another version of Wells, who may be an older Eobard Thawne. It’s not confirmed. The episode then ends with an unrelated epilogue scene the same one tacked onto the last episode of Supergirl setting up next week’s Elseworlds crossover event. Episode Verdict I could quibble about a couple of things in this episode if I wanted to. For example, as the dagger flew back toward Cicada, why didn’t Cisco pop open a breach to, say, Earth-X, where Cicada wouldn’t be able to retrieve it? Maybe it all happened too fast for him to come up with that plan… Otherwise, this is a pretty great episode that, despite all the time jumps and playing with past events, actually makes coherent sense and isn’t too confusing. As director, Cavanagh does a pretty skillful job of sprinkling in fan-service for the 100th episode and integrating clips from old episodes in a way that feels fresh. The story works and the emotional beats hit. This is The Flash firing on all cylinders. I wish they were all this good.

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