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For a series about Time, they prove they know nothing about it...


I hadn't seen any of these or even heard of this series until a couple of nights ago.

Episode 1.11 was on... "Secret Weapon".


[Doug and Tony are transported to Russia on 16 June 1956, and sooner they receive an F-5 probe from the Time Tunnel personnel with the message "Meet Alexis".]

It is June 16, 1956 when they receive a message that they are supposed to meet Alexis on June 16, 1956 at midnight...

How could the writers or anyone else on this show not understand that Midnight of a certain date is at the BEGINNING of that date, not at the end of it.

It is 9:40 PM where I'm at... in two hours and twenty minutes from now, it will be Midnight --- that is tomorrow's date, not today's.

Basic stuff, anyone who can tell time and read a calendar should understand this basic fact.




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On the 24-hour clock used by the military, midnight can be rendered as 2400 for the earlier day and 0000 for the next day. Most watches show only 0000, however.

I caught that also, but was more distracted by the pseudo-Cyrillic alphabet on the signs. There were a lot of phony letters mixed with actual Cyrillic.

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Thanks, I wasn't aware of that.

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That is not how I learned the meaning of midnight.

I learned that midnight does not belong to either date. It is the instant between the two.

And if someone said to me: "We'll meet you Friday at midnight", I would assume that he/she meant the end of Friday, not the beginning.

If they said January 1st at midnight, I would likely assume they meant the beginning of t he date,

however, I would likely ask for clarification, because I would consider the reference ambiguous.

(Similarly for the instant that is noon, not being actually part of am or pm).

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There is no moment in between two days. Whoever told you that idea is insane or else they were on drugs. :)

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wow, you are really full of yourself, aren't you?

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Just the rest of this know-it-all generation...they have no perspective of the past... and I mean every aspect of it.

Enrique Sanchez

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About time travel, that seems like a minor issue to be bothered about.

The key words being "time travel."

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It isn't a minor mistake, it is a huge mistake.

Obviously, you're not understanding what I am describing.

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