Flashforward: Season 1, Episode 6

Scary Monsters and Super Creeps (29 Oct. 2009)

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Mark, Demetri, and Wedeck investigate attacks on Janis and themselves. Olivia confronts Mark about his flashforward. Dylan goes missing.



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Mark, Demetri, and Wedeck investigate attacks on Janis and themselves. Olivia confronts Mark about his flashforward. Dylan goes missing.

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When "quantum physicist genius" Simon (Dominic Monaghan) tries to use the Schrödinger's Cat thought experiment to explain quantum superposition to Camille (Ashley Jones), he makes errors which negate its explanatory power. For instance, instead of a being enclosed in a sealed box shielded against environmentally induced quantum decoherence, he has her imagine a kitten enclosed in her hand; and instead of an unpredictable quantum event (radioactive decay) being escalated into a macroscopic cat poisoning event, he has her imagining the kitten choosing whether or not to eat a poisoned sardine. Having made a nonsense of Schrödinger's elegant thought experiment by dumbing down, Simon nonetheless succeeds in seducing Camille. See more »


[first lines]
Simon: I know what caused the flash-forwards... You don't believe me.
Camille: Well, of course I do. The world's greatest mystery's been solved by a boozer on a train bound for Los Angeles.
Simon: [points to her cellphone] Can you connect to the Internet with that? Real quick, do an image search for "Quantum Physicist Genius". Go on; I'll wait... Which came up first, me winning the Robert Wilson award or the jaunty one of me holding lab goggles over my genitals?
Camille: [stunned to see the second image pop up] ...
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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Performed by Rufus Wainwright
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