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Midnights at the Baxter presents 'Back to the Future' [Movies]
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I am not by any means a science-fiction nerd, but there are certain genre tropes I find myself putting a lot of thought into. For a while, for instance, I was obsessed with convincing all my friends of how, were it possible, they should not

, under any circumstances, allow themselves to be teleported; the reasoning is a little complex, but the conversation often somehow leads to a philosophical discussion about the “I,” the very essence of a human, and what makes a person a person.

Time travel – that's a big one, too. The future cannot be changed due to an idea called the Grandfather Paradox, but this is often ignored even though it's basic pseudoscience. (I love the

Terminator

series, but it's amazing how absurd it is.) But then you can get into the idea of parallel universes and the concept of entropy and how that might affect something on a loop (see: the excellent micro-budget indie film

Primer

).

I could go on and on here, but I'll get to the point: Baxter Avenue Theater presents a midnight screening of

Back to the Future

tomorrow (Saturday). It is the glorious 1980s and Doc Brown has invented a time -traveling car, the Delorean. After a snafu with some terrorists, his friend, high-school student Marty McFly, finds himself transported back to 1955 – where he inadvertently alters the course of history, putting his very existence in danger.

Here I could explain why this doesn't logically work, but I'll just once again give a link to an article about the Grandfather Paradox.

It's still a great movie, though.

Baxter Avenue Theater is located at 1250 Bardstown Road, in Mid-City Mall. Further information can be found at the Baxter Avenue theater website.

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There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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