Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Why "Tenet" is believed to be set up as a sequel to "Inception"


Flash Fanatics explains “Why Tenet Is an Inception Sequel in Disguise

The short answer is that the two kids at the end of “Inception” are main characters in “Tenet”, 30 years forward.   Robert Pattinson plays the boy.

"Tenet" (Syncopy) is supposed to come from Warner Brothers to Imax theaters July 17, and we hope the country will be open enough from coronavirus to show it in big theaters then (including AMC, haha). 

Michael Caine is in the real world in both films.

The video mentions the spinning top, as a key to whether “Inception” really did return to the real world.

The hooker seems to be that science has found a way to get more time and stuff into reality, and slow down things.  In some cases, you can reverse it (maybe with string theory) although I don’t see how that gets around causality in physics.

Maybe the concept is to generate more space-time with some sort of metric tensor that would become a reverse Alcubierre drive. That would make space travel around the galaxy practical, and make it possible for humans to move and travel around and mix with other aliens.

The piano shown above was stashed away on a lower level of a parking garage on I St in Washington near 16th St when I went there to film protesters today.

Maybe it’s a prop for “Tenet”.  The name of that film is a palindrome, remember. (So is the last movement of Hindemith's Horn Concerto. Hans Zimmer seems to like passacaglias and ground bass structures for his music to Nolan films.)

In my own novel (draft done but now getting a close look for plot holes), "Angel's Brother", I have a situation where a CIA chief "knows" the conspiracy theories, and hires a "retired" military intelligence officer (who teaches history now) to go on sudden missions to connect the dots, of clues left by a gifted college student, a scatterbrained blogger, and surprisingly the officer's own wife, who works is a nurse and validates the medical clues. And there is a virus that can play tricks with space-time, sometimes.  (For example, supposed the spike on the coronavirus sometimes housed a temporary mini black-hole.) How close could an "amateur" sci-fi novelist come to guessing the plot of this movie?  

In the novel, the "virus" quietly does enough damage that the "Earth" has to be evacuated by "angels" to an eyeball planet in the galactic neighborhood.  But the "added space-time" technology makes this possible.  How close can I come in guessing this movie? 

Picture: embedded from Wikipedia of the tensor of an Albucierre Drive; click for attribution for the art-work. 
Here's a bonus.  Fox journalist Trey Yingst seems to be like a Christopher Nolan character in this little short film he put up on Facebook, link. He likes to film himself jumping out of planes, too. You can look at his Instagram account (you have to be logged on yourself) to see another version of this little film. 

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