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FlashForward Clue: What Happens on April 29, 2010?

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On the series premiere of FlashForward, everyone on the planet saw visions of him/herself in the future.

These flash forwards weren't random, either. They all took place at the same time, on the same date: April 29, 2010.

While producers Marc Guggenheim and David Goyer don't reveal any major spoilers regarding that day in the video below, they do emphasize its importance.

Not coincidentally, a new episode of FlashForward will air on that Thursday night.

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April 29 is also my birthday so this should be an interesting day for me. If something does happen im hoping for zombies! (i got a hachet for my birthday that im dieing to try out

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Hey Jack, Is this your first time watching TV? I'm pretty sure 90%+ of what you watch can't actually happen! And then beyond that they have already explained that the people want so badly to happen to them what happened in there flashforward's that they will do whatever it takes to make it happen. Including missing the flashforward of the year party! have fun watching something else! You're missing out!

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April 29th 1945 = end of WWII
April 29th 2010 = start of WWIII (were the causers of the flashforward tyring to start a world war)

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Jack, so the paradox of The terminator series, oh lest we forget Dr Who is feasible ?... It's a TV show, that's the point, it's NOT REAL.

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I'm really sorry, but although the series is kinda fun in a lot of ways, the actual science of it - the paradox - is ridiculous. And I just can't get away from thinking about it. Thing is, if everyone knows the time of their flashforward, they would be anticipating it as it came along on April 29th. There would be MASSIVE parties, and instead of being involved in some activity as we've seen, we'd be seeing people just having some great big New Year's Eve kind of moment all over the world. And of course if that happens, then the flash forwards they HAD seen wouldn't happen, and it wouldn't be a flashforward at all. EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON EARTH would be anticipating that moment on April 29th. It would be on the cover of newspapers, on the TV, and people would be together, waiting for it to happen. There's no earthly way they could be observers of their own observation of their experience. If you can't see the absurdity and mistake of the non-paradox, then you really need to have a rethink about writing good stories. As I say...sorry and all that. But it needs to be said.

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it's my 29th Birthday! although I'm in the UK so it'll be April 30th for me and at 6am on the morning after my birthday I'd better be sleeping or still out partying!

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I found out why April 29th is 'significant'. FlashForward is based on a book by Robert J. Sawyer. Sawyer was born on April 29th, 1960

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Phenominal show...loved watching every minute over and order on my dvr...flashed forward....and backward...

FlashForward Quotes

I didn't just lose consciousness; my consciousness went somewhere else.

Mark Benford

We've been saying people have been blacking out, but that wasn't my experience. More like a dream.

Mark Benford