Reviews of Matthew Cheung's astute treatment of time travel...
How can you go wrong w/ such a classic film?? And if somehow you do, then according to one theory you can always go back and change it. Hm... makes me wonder, was that really the first time Matt gave this lecture to us? Or was this a new and improved version? OR perhaps in another dimension there was a crappy version because we definitely got the cooler lecture and the cooler outfit for the lecture!
- Jinna Hwang, training past and future mathematicians of America
Matt's presentation lived up to the level of excellence I've come to expect from every LaaF speaker. The words were big, the presentation delightful, and I now understand better what Sliders was all about. And what can I say about the movie? Back to the Future is as good now as it was the first time I saw it! True classics never die. Like a fine wine, they simply get better with age.
- great Monita Scott!
Genius comes in a variety of forms, and in Matt Cheung's lecture, genius was delivered to us across the time-space continuum. As he talks about the intricacies and consequences of time travel, Matt teaches us to embrace classic patterns of story telling with an appreciation of their sci-fi twist.
- Ji Son, time travel skeptic
Great (Monita) Scott!! Matthew's lecture on time travel was witty, insightful, earth shaking (there was a lil earthquake that night), star trek allusion laden, at times incestuous, and last but not least, in the words of Marty McFly, HEAVY!! There were so many interesting theories and possibilities teased out I wish I could have stopped time or gone back in time (because I learned that a plausible theory for going to an unmade future doesn't yet exist) to wrap my mind around it all, but alas we do not posses such (nuclear) power...but we do have the power points!Â Yes!! With the help of the ever likeable Leung brothers Prof. Cheung even wowed us with a real life "Back to the Future" costume flashback, orange life preserver and all. Although this may have been the last LaaF event at the Ji(nna) apt. we look forward to a future of LaaFs in different locales.
- David Kitani, time traveling roommate
I have endured. Their scorn and their pity I have endured. Some say that I am a blasphemer, dancing with the devil upon unholy ground. Others say that I am ill of mind, and bereft of office. Which is worse, I cannot say. But no more shall I have their arrows to endure. It has now been two full, long-suffered days since my research was begun in earnest. It was two nights ago that I returned from a lecture on time travel by Prof. Matthew Cheung hosted by the LAAF think tank. That evening I listened as the professor shared his genius with our coterie, till I could listen no more for my heart was bursting in anticipation. Nobody recognized the import of that night, save me. I do not think even the professor was aware of the ramifications of his anachronism theories. His keen insights compelled me to take up once more the aspiration of my youth, when all the world lay before me, and I had not yet become that broken and destitute man prostrate before the closing door of progress. Applying the theories to my time maps and and schematics has given me the breakthrough that I sought. Now I tell you, I have built it: the time machine. The chariot to the heavens exists, and I am its designer. Its first passenger shall be this very log: I am sending it to an earlier date as proof of what I have done. Its companion will be a brief of notes on Cheung's lecture. My former self will know what to do with them. I pray that it succeeds, for if not, tomorrow may never come... Wait a minute... This is an infinite loop! Nooooooooooooooo! ... Nooooooooooooooo!
-Jezreel Leung, stuck in the time-space continuum