You know, I can't help but think that John Titor borrowed a lot from 12 monkeys and Back to the Future, but skewed his story enough to make it quite
Check out 12 Monkey's plotline:
An unknown and lethal virus has wiped out five billion people in 1996. Only 1% of the population has survived by the year 2035, and is forced to live
underground. A convict (James Cole) reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to 1996 to gather information about the origin of the epidemic (who
he's told was spread by a mysterious "Army of the Twelve Monkeys") and locate the virus before it mutates so that scientists can study it.
Unfortunately Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990, six years earlier than expected, and is arrested and locked up in a mental institution, where he meets
Dr. Kathryn Railly, a psychiatrist, and Jeffrey Goines, the insane son of a famous scientist and virus expert.
When mental patient Cole is sent back in time to find information on a deadly virus that will destroy 5,000,000,000 members of the human race in
1996-1997, he mistakenly arrives in 1990. After explaining his plea to Dr. Kathryn Railly, he is placed in a mental institution. In 1996, he kidnaps
Railly, using her to find the 12 Monkeys, a group of revolutionists that are planning to release the virus into select cities. But, he is wanted by
the authorities for murder and kidnapping, plus he refuses to return to the future; he is in love with Railly.
James Cole (Bruce Willis) travels back in time from the year 2035 (1 year off of John Titor's 2036).
James Cole accidently ends up in 1990. And then after a some plot developement, James Cole finally makes it to 1996.
John Titor was born in 1996 or 1998.
John Titor goes to the year 2000.
John Titor speaks of problems with Mad Cow Disease and it's variants.
James Cole's Earth has been ravaged by a virus that has killed 5,000,000,000 people.
John Titor travels through time in a time machine attached to common vehicles (just like Back to the Future, except the vehicle doesn't move).
I also see John Titor as a time travelling tourist. I can't think of any books or movies off hand that have time travelling tourist, but there are
I can't remember, didn't GM at one time own the Delorean brand of car (the Back to the Future car)? If so, John Titor said the first "time
machine" was built by GE, and subsequent one's built by GM (and GE and GM are interchangeable for the most part).
So, I ask you this, do any of these correlations make sense? Can you find more?
Edit: There may be a few inaccuracies here. Hopefully one of you can make sense of what I'm saying and add on to it (he borrowed from a lot of
movies, books, etc...). :-D
[edit on 6-27-2004 by EmbryonicEssence]