The concept of time travel has always fascinated me, courtesy of Back to the Future, The Terminator, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
As a kid, I always told myself I would go back in time to witness historic events, such as the signing of the Declaration of Independence, or Custer’s last stand at Little Bighorn.
I also told other people that. They thought I was a dork.
As an adult, however, I’d go back in time just to see where I put my car keys, or to empty the dishwasher before my wife woke up. Trip to the dog house averted!
Nah I’m just kidding 😀
But being a grownup can be kinda dull 😕
I’d love to go back to November 1963, jump into that car with President Kennedy and be like “Hey Mr. President, your shoe’s untied!”
Then we may not have had to endure over 50 years of Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories. But then Oswald may have hit ME instead, so scratch that.
If you think about it, though, time travel could be catastrophic if used for nefarious purposes.
What if some Neo-Nazi went back to 1945 and helped Hitler escape from Berlin? Or what if that same Neo-Nazi went back to 1861 and gave Jefferson Davis blueprints for the MG-42?
Of course, if someone could go back in time and prevent Suicide Squad from being made, I’d be all for that.
Then again, let’s say someone did go back to try to talk the folks at WB out of making that dumpster fire. What if that just inspired them to start a different dumpster fire instead?
“Woo, boy, you’re right. Suicide Squad sounds terrible. But hey, I have a better idea! Let’s do Suicide Squad: The Musical!”
That is enough for me to be glad that time travel isn’t real.
Not that I know of, anyway.