At Last, A Definitive Timeline for Primer

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There’s a reason I’m posting this as the last official article of the week, because it’s probably going to take you all weekend (and then some) to figure it out.

Primer is a great sci-fi film, but one of the most confusing movies ever made. It takes the subject of time travel, and all the implications that follow, and lays them out in the most complicated, but accurate fashion possible. It takes a LOT of analysis to fully understand the film, and even though I thought I did, this chart proves me wrong.

Anything in this you’d care to dispute? I can imagine coming back to this post on Monday and seeing a million responses with different interpretations.


  1. RNGBroken September 30, 2011
  2. Chris Johnston October 4, 2011
  3. John Branch December 14, 2012
    • Buck Stodgers December 12, 2016
  4. cuco December 31, 2012
  5. ryebreadreturns January 27, 2013
  6. Shawn July 2, 2013
    • Ahamkara May 12, 2015
  7. Megan July 28, 2013
  8. Bimbo September 28, 2013
  9. Bob Roberts October 20, 2013
  10. jonquimbly November 24, 2013
  11. Kassie January 5, 2014
  12. Ahamkara May 7, 2015
  13. shelbzilla November 16, 2016
  14. fifigabrielle December 12, 2016
  15. Sean Gilbertson March 23, 2017
  16. Bradley Conder September 11, 2017

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