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If you had a time machine...

Post by MattyC64c » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:11 am

Been watching the classic Back to the Future trilogy again recently and it made me think, if I had a time machine what would go and visit?

Going back, I would say the the middle 80's would be my first choice. It would be so awesome to back to that time again. I'm also very interested in early 20th century history, I would love to see what my local town was like in 1900.

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Re: If you had a time machine...

Post by joefish » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:55 am

Find out who invented the Final Fantasy 'random battle' game mechanic, get their date and place of birth, backtrack nine months and play lots of loud off-putting music in the flat above.

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Re: If you had a time machine...

Post by Rinoa » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:24 pm

I'd go back in time to blow up joefish's hi-fi ;)

Also, seeing dinosaurs walk the earth would be pretty amazing.
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Re: If you had a time machine...

Post by Andy L » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:10 am

I'd love to go back to the early 60s and experience the music scene then, with the Beatles and Stones coming through, followed by the late 60s/early 70s period which was the best period ever for music IMO. I'd also love to go back to the 80s and 90s again and see the rise of the 8- and 16-bit machines too :)

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Re: If you had a time machine...

Post by merman » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:43 am

I'd go back and make a few subtle changes to the manuscript of HG Wells' The Time Machine...
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Re: If you had a time machine...

Post by joefish » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:56 am

Rinoa wrote:I'd go back in time to blow up joefish's hi-fi ;)
Oh, it was you was it? I'm sure I've still got the repair bill somewhere... :lol:

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Re: If you had a time machine...

Post by greenberet79 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:38 am

Rinoa wrote:
Also, seeing dinosaurs walk the earth would be pretty amazing.
Another vote for dinosaurs from me, it was the first thing I thought of!

I'd also like to go back 100, 200, 300 years just to see what life was like.
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Re: If you had a time machine...

Post by thebear » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:01 pm

I'd go back to Tuesday afternoon and change the Euromillions numbers i did

i'd love to go visit some places and events I remember as a kid

Although would be a bit worried in case they didn't seem so good through adults eyes
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Re: If you had a time machine...

Post by greenberet79 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:03 pm

I was going to say I'd like to see myself being born, then quickly realised how wrong it would be on so many levels!!

Generally I'd like to see the places where I know/live and how they were and how they've developed.
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Re: If you had a time machine...

Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:27 pm

I'd park it outside a clothes shop to see the changing fashions; a shop that never closed.. or changed to sell anything else... scary!
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Re: If you had a time machine...

Post by nakamura » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:30 pm

Condom.
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Re: If you had a time machine...

Post by SonicTheHedgehog » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:10 pm

nakamura wrote:Condom.
Care to elaborate Mart? :wink:
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Re: If you had a time machine...

Post by Mire Mare » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:24 am

The problem with wanting to go back and visit the dinosaurs, amazing/bloody frightening as it no doubt would be, is that you'd need a time machine that was built by some very clever dinosaurs or one that was left behind by some unknown alien race that visited the earth during the Jurassic.

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Re: If you had a time machine...

Post by themightymartin » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:07 am

I'd go back to 1997 and retrieve my Game Boy from on top of the arcade machine on the cross-channel ferry where I left it on a school trip to France.
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Re: If you had a time machine...

Post by The Laird » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:43 pm

Early eighties and the start of the UK boom in home computing, exciting times!

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