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  1. Jun 6, 2016 #1
    I just watched the new Ninja Turtles movie yesterday. It was about opening up spacetime portals. Did anyone notice so many new movies and even tv series have themes about portals between two parallel spacetime? Thor has it. Iron Man has it. Captain America. The TV series The Flash has it and also Marvels Agents of Shield. Or maybe it's mostly related to Marvel theme movies or tv series?

    What is the more scientific term for it. Is it called Interbrane portals or just spacetime portals? In all the movies.. you need keys to open up the portals.. it can't just opened up like what they do by default at the Large Hadron Collider when they failed to find hidden dimensions.

    What other good movies (non Marvel) have themes about spacetime portals and creating bridgeway between them? I know Event Horizon movie has it. They tried to open some portals and got an access to hellish creatures.

    Wished when they created the X-files series. They should have explored this theme about atomic tests in the 1940s opening up portals and making the grey and reptilians accessed our dimensions. What sci-fi movies have this? This will be very interested theme. The best sci-fi movies are those that are realistic and possible.
     
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  3. Jun 6, 2016 #2

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    Did they? Can't say I remember a scene from either of them with some sort of portal.

    A wormhole is the only theorised phenomenon that could link two points in space and time in this manner. And they don't necessarily exist, AIUI they're a consequence of plugging weird inputs into our current models (like negative mass matter).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wormhole In all the movies.. you need keys to open up the portals.. it can't just opened up like what they do by default at the Large Hadron Collider when they failed to find hidden dimensions.[/quote]

    I have no idea what you mean by the last point. A quick google on LHC and "hidden dimensions" only brings up sensationalist news articles and crackpot sites. Do you have any reputable link (from CERN itself) concerning an experiment into parallel universes?

    Stargate is a classic on that front, typical portal fantasy show. Other (old now) SF shows include farscape and sliders. I didn't see it but the disney Wonderland film had something to do with time travel.

    Wished when they created the X-files series. They should have explored this theme about atomic tests in the 1940s opening up portals and making the grey and reptilians accessed our dimensions. What sci-fi movies have this? This will be very interested theme. The best sci-fi movies are those that are realistic and possible.[/QUOTE]
     
  4. Jun 6, 2016 #3
    Loki can open up portals.. The device in Captain America is something that can open up portals. Iron Man stories are intertwined with CA. I'll try to read up summary of them to give you the scene about portals.

    Oh. You mean the ideas of portals in the movies don't even have a correlate in physics? I read Warped Passages by Lisa Randal. She spoke about hidden dimensions where gravity can escape. But you are right. The different parallel brane worlds are totally separate in string theory and no ways for bridges portals to be built between them.. but string theory is just in the infancy.

     
  5. Jun 6, 2016 #4

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    Yeah but Loki isn't in those films and the tesseract isn't used to open a portal in them either. You're thinking of the avengers.

    Of course not! Not beyond the most basic, superficial way. Don't take anything in SF as correlating with physics, the vast majority of it doesn't and even where it does it's a grain of realism wrapped in a bubble of speculation and entertaining fantasy.

    General note: a theory being young or incomplete doesn't tell you anything. It's almost always worthless to mention, sure in the future a theory might confirm it's possible to make wormholes, or it might be confirmed that they're impossible, or they might stay speculative as they are now. Those aren't particularly useful statements.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2016 #5
    Ok. here's the "portal" scene in Captain America.. from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_America:_The_First_Avenger

    " Schmidt physically handles the Tesseract, causing him to dissolve in a bright light. The Tesseract burns through the plane and is lost in the ocean.".. or in http://marvelcinematicuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Tesseract:

    "Angered, Schmidt physically handled the Tesseract, only for the object to open a portal, which consumed Schmidt before closing. The Tesseract fell burning through the floors, causing it to plunge into the sea below."

    There :) I'm trying to search for a portal scene in Iron Man.. it seems there isn't..

    You physicists are really sharp even in science fiction move details :)

    But if different branes or parallel branes exist in string theory.. is it logical there is no bridge or portal between them?

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  7. Jun 6, 2016 #6

    Ryan_m_b

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    I don't remember Red Skull's death scene but fair enough.

    I'm not a physicist, I'm a biologist (who quite likes SF). I don't know much about string theory but I do know you can't try to use everyday "logic" to figure it out.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2016 #7
    But what dictates what is actual or not is reality itself. Even if 99% of the reported weird stuff going on is fictions.. if the remaining 1% is true and that includes weird objects disappearing into portals, then portals is logical. But I guess this is year 2200 A.D. physics.. meantime we can just enjoy the movies.

    By the way.. do you know where those ideas from marvel comics come from? Ok. they got the idea from the so called "Art of the Covenant", an power of immense power that can open up portals. Old ancient myth says the land of Israel has one of the most powerful portals on earth.. so war has been waged over it for thousands of years. The marvel writers are very creative and they get ideas from other myths and combined them. I'm not updated of the what is the latest story in marvel comicss. Remember the movies shown now is in the comics in the 1960s (?).. Are the characters still the same after all this time.. hmm...
     
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