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We once had this much faith in governments?


That we could suspend our disbelief that they could create a time tunnel?
Yes, I think back in 1966 Americans really could, as not long after they put a man on the Moon.
Now, if you could get a series like TT off the ground, with a similar premise, no one would believe that governments would be competent enough to create a project of this size. Conservatives would say that only a private corporation would have the skills to create such a machine and liberals would say the big businesses would be ripping of the government that they be short-changed with such low quality materials!

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Its a shame because now we all know that no branch of government can be trusted right up to the Whitehouse..

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In 1966 we believed that we would not be in Vietnam long either.

BTW How did that work out?

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In the new series Timeless, it's a private corporation that does it and the government didn't know about it. At least in the early episodes. And they kept the greatest invention ever under the guard of two or three rent a cops lol. I Think most likely that an evil super villain like Dr Evil, who is insanely rich would have to be the one creating it.

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In 1985, people accepted the premise of a lone inventor making a time machine in his garage.

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... a lone inventor making a time machine in his garage.
Yes, but Dr. Brown had exclusive knowledge of the function of the flux capacitor!

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