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BEN 10: ULTIMATE ALIEN “Ben 10,000 Returns” Review

BEN 10: ULTIMATE ALIEN “Ben 10,000 Returns” Episode 30 – On some level, I’m a bit torn about how I feel about this episode of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. Any fiction that wants to successfully utilize the idea of time travel has to define the rules of time travel and inter-dimensional travel within their universe and account for any number of possible questions or paradoxes that might arise from having a person from the future interact with the past. Paradox’s character was used to explain a lot of the more obvious questions, but there wasn’t enough time in a half hour to explore all the other questions that pop up when thinking about both time travel and inter-dimensional travel the way it was suggested inBen 10: Ultimate Alien .

I kept wanting to know why Ben 10,000 didn’t already know that Eon and the other guys he was fighting were all Ben from other dimensions. He said he had memories of the entire experience, so why wouldn’t he just tell everyone what happened according to his memories? When he explained that he wasn’t sure what would happen because Eon messed up the parallel worlds so badly that he wasn’t positive he wasn’t in a parallel universe, it just seemed to be an easy way out of a complicated question. Even if things weren’t identical, it would probably provide some useful information to the current battle if he could give Ben a little more insight into what he remembers happening previously. The little details that were casually brushed aside irked me, but not enough to bring the whole episode down. Read More...

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