It must have been written in some computer language that his earlier self, the old Brian, had designed for the purpose.
This makes his earlier self seem of another era.
It was easy to understand how her embittered early self could get involved in crime.
The original Kahn had designed something so incredible that his earlier self couldn't believe in it.
Pity the poor actress who has to embody her earlier self.
I made myself visible for only a moment, and only to my earlier self.
But toward his earlier self he could feel no real enmity.
With a flick of her earlier self: "Enjoy wearing the family pants while you can."
An earlier self would have rejected these subtleties out of hand.
And her earlier self had just been flung six hundred fifty years into the past.