As much as I loved the whole mini-series, my wife and I can't help but feel sad that we can't live in that "Simple Time" period. Minus the racism shit. Fuck that, but me and my wife always talk about wanting to time travel back to the 50/60's. After the last episode we both said "I think it's more sad that he's back in 2016."
Anyone else feel the same way?
I'm about halfway through the series, and started wondering if there's any chance the story exists in the same universe as The Langoliers, and if so, why the past hasn't been devoured. Of course, Stephen King's stories aren't all necessarily connected.
In the show, Al tells Jake that the meat he used is from a butcher in 1960.
Does it also mean that you can bring someone with you through the rabbit hole? Like, could Jake bring Sadie in 2016? Is such thought touched upon anywhere in the book or the show?
Sorry. I'm a long time student of the JFK assassination. There is no way that Oswald was the lone gunman. There is a lot of evidence as to why and I'll list a couple of them here just for the sake of discussion. The bullets used by Oswald were not the frangible type, meaning they were not the type of bullet that breaks up as it hits and enters the target. If you read "Mortal Error" by Menninger, he explains this and documents the testing done. Aside from this, there are numerous examples of circumstantial evidence pointing to an assassination conspiracy. Unfortunately, the MSM refuses to deal with this as does Mr. King. I enjoyed the show and thought it was excellent up until the end when the expected lone gunman charade was once again walked across the stage.
In the book he's a kind of guard, in the series he's more like Jake, a portal (ab)user - what I don't get in the show, is that they specify that every time you go through, everything resets. Well if yellow card man goes through constantly, wouldn't everything reset all the time, no matter what Jake did? Or is he in his own dimension/timeline, but they don't make an effort to explain it? If so, everything Jake changes really only changes for him personally, doesn't it?
So the show was awesome until the very end. I understand in the book the gatekeepers have an issue with constantly going back through the rabbit hole. Which causes issues.
But the show literally makes no sense for what it’s trying to go for. Everything ended up being a love story. Cool. Hhmm. The yellow card man said he is caught in a loop of his daughter always dying. Bummer. At least he gets to live an eternal life with her. Same with Jake and Sadie. He said ‘she will always die’... So what? She is literally going to die anyway after that dance but without him. He has the possibility to live multiple lives with her. Especially since it can be rewritten there are no ramifications. For instance he could live a 1000 normal lives with her until he is old and then jump back through so she lives a normal life like the ending.
Plus the entire JFK arc is completely pointless. All of that to find out it’s about a relationship that can last forever but is chosen not to.
What a waste of eternal Time.
I've read the book 15 times, seen the series 5 or 6 and I've decided I want to get a tattoo to commemorate my love for this story. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I could get that either symbolizes the book or is a direct image or something? Just any ideas at all.
Towards the end, he seems to be able to sort of predict things a little bit. The note to the FBI agent, telling Sadie not to come any closer, the staircase being blocked, where to look for Sadie in Maine... when the card man said “your stuck in your own loop,” is he revealing to us that Jake has gone back several times to try and save Sadie? When Jake turn to Sadie in the car the night before the assassination and asks her if she wants to forget the whole mission, is he doing that to try to take yet another path rather than follow the same one to a predictable but slightly different outcome?
After Jake gets jumped by the bookie and thugs he goes to the Hospital. Is there anything I missed about it flickering between the past and the present? Was there any meaning behind it? Does the book mention it? Theories?
For a bit I thought he was going to be in a coma or an insane asylum himself. Just imagining the entire past and the mission.
Does the book go into more detail about what happened and how? Did Kennedy create those camps for evil purposes or did George Wallace ruin everything? That conversation really annoyed me because he didn't just ask what happened.
Al Templeton states in the first episode, no matter how long you spend in 1960 through the portal, 2 minutes will pass in the present. Does this mean if he were to rapidly jump in and out of the portal he could speed forward in time?
This subreddit is dedicated to the Hulu Original series 11.22.63 based off of the novel, 11/22/63 by Stephen King. The series is executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk, and it will star James Franco. A teacher (Franco) is presented with the chance to travel back in time to 1960 and attempts to prevent the assassination of JFK, and becomes attached to the life he makes in the past.