The Logic of Time Travel Can Get Pretty Trippy

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Time travel is a common theme in fiction—but writers, artists, and designers all have different ideas of what moving between different points in history would look like, and how these journeys would affect both the traveler and those they encounter. Minute Physics' video below explores the distinctions between time travel as presented in the book Ender's Game, movies like Planet of the Apes and Back to the Future, and the video game Braid, among others.

In Ender’s Game, for example, characters simply experience a slower passage of time while traveling, and the regular world progresses as normal. This means they can't change the past, or influence other characters to make time-altering decisions. This is a far cry from Back to the Future, in which teen Marty McFly nearly prevents his own birth by interfering in his parents' romance.

Get up to speed with the trippiness by watching the Minute Physics video below.

[h/t Futurism]

Star Wars: Episode IX Leak Claims Rey Will Have a 'Family Reunion'

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Lucasfilm Ltd.

Fans have been itching to find out everything possible about ​Star Wars: Episode IX, and a recent alleged leak suggests that in the final installment of the Skywalker saga, Daisy Ridley's Rey will have a (biological) family reunion.

A quick recap: In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rey experienced a major revelation about her parents, though it wasn't really relevant to the rest of the film. However, ​according to We Got This Covered, The Daily Express claims to have learned about a scene being filmed for Episode IX involving a young boy who believed to be either Rey's son or brother.

The Express reports:

"A description dubbed ‘Family Reunion’ has Rey in a black vest white tunic and grey pants. Next to her is a young adult male that has a striking resemblance to Rey. He has longish brown hair similar to Obi-Wan’s from Attack of the Clones ... He wears a beige robe with brown gloves. The pants are coloured white with a black belt and dark brown cape. Rey’s hand rests on his shoulder.

"Behind then is an older man with a ponytail and to the left of Rey is a woman with dirty blonde hair and a white outfit. In front of them all is a young boy with black hair. They all stand on a cliff with a sunset background."

We recommend taking this alleged leak with a grain of salt, because we don't know whether there's any real truth behind it or not. One thing is for sure, though: we'll learn all of the secrets of ​Star Wars: Episode IX when it premieres in December 2019.

Mark Hamill Asks Star Wars Fans to Help Get Carrie Fisher a Hollywood Star

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John Phillips, Getty Images

Although both Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford have their own stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, their former Star Wars co-star, Carrie Fisher, did not get a chance to receive the honor before she passed away in 2016.

Now, Hamill is rallying for Fisher to get a posthumous star, and is asking fans via social media to help out.

On October 8, the Luke Skywalker actor responded to a fan on Twitter asking who to contact to get the late Leia Organa actress a star on the prestigious street.

Fisher died on December 27, 2016 at the age of 60. Just days after her passing, a fan ​created their own Hollywood star for the actress, which read, "Carrie Fisher. May the Force be with you always. Hope."

Hamill ​received his star this past March, and at the ceremony, he and Ford spoke of Fisher's legacy and how much they missed her.

Many fans have replied to Hamill's tweet, agreeing to write letters and expressing their shock that Fisher doesn't have a star already.

We'll be able to see Fisher again in Star Wars: Episode IX, as director J.J. Abrams has decided to include ​unused footage of her from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi in the film. The next installment hits theaters December 20, 2019.

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