James Cameron Wants to Tweet To The Past

by on December 20, 2009

in Entertainment

Cinema Static’s Theory Extrapolation with James Cameron:

Here’s one that goes right up there with James Earl Jones doing Darth Vader for chump change:  James Cameron said that if he could Tweet one message to the past to himself, he would say “Don’t Sell!”

You’re probably asking me, don’t sell what?

It seems that for his chance to direct the first 1984 Terminator with Arnold Schwarzenegger, he sold the rights to the franchise for $1.  Nope, not a typo…  that was a dollar symbol and a one.  $1.

That reminds me of the Stargate episode where SG-1, 10 or 15 years down the road had to get a message back through time to keep the team from going to a certain planet and meeting insidious aliens that was thinning out the human species!

But really, if Cameron had retained the rights, would he have then directed the hit that gave us the heavy shaded metal-head that gave us that timeless quote:  “Ah’ll be Bahck!”

Have you ever heard of the Butterfly Effect? Technically, that’s sensitive dependence on initial conditions.  I saw this in a story back in school:  A time traveler steps on a butterfly in the past.  The team returns to find a totally different political situation in-place in the society they return to.  Bam!   What a mind blower.

With that in mind, I don’t think we should let Cameron do any kind of backward time tweets.  He might not have released Avatar last Friday…  everything on Earth as we know it would have changed.  Instead of Titanic, it would have been the epic Amelia Earhart!  Instead of The Abyss, it would have been The Lagoon!  No no no, we better not let Cameron time-tweet.

inspiration: Toronto Sun.

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