Originally Posted by David James
The facts are we don't know the timeline is for each scene. You ar correct they show a moving timeline when they show scenes years apart, but I don't recall a timeline showing a day earlier.
To be fair, I thought it was them when the scene occurred and I also thought WTF? But it really doesn't matter. Considering the preposterous nature of the show, I can't believe such a continuity issue would bother anyone. The premise has plausible elements, but it's pure science fiction in 2014. The computer moved itself? That doesn't bother you
The computer didn't move itself, it caused itself to be moved. Making such arrangements is something you or I could do via the Internet; I have no trouble accepting that this fictional AI could, since I have to accept the AI in order to enjoy the show at all.
My problem is that there are rules and conventions in storytelling, and there's an implied contract between the storyteller and the audience, that if they're to be broken, there will be some indication that's what's happening. If you're breaking out of sequential narration you put up a caption that says "12 hours earlier" or "previously that day."
The people who make this show know all this, and chose to intentionally mislead the audience. It was amateur. It was cheap.