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Favourite time-travel show/movie -or- WHERE THE FLUX IS MY CAPACITOR?

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Thursday, April 27, 2006 9:42 AM

CHRISISALL


Yeah, Back To The Future is my favourite time-travel piece (all three, I consider them one story).

Demon With A Glass Hand is another, being an Outer Limits episode starring Robert Culp.

But there's a lot to choose from out there, what are other favourites?

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Thursday, April 27, 2006 9:50 AM

KOFFEE


Quantum Leap

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Thursday, April 27, 2006 9:58 AM

CHRISISALL


Hmm...just thought of more:
Somewhere In Time, with Chris Reeve and Jayne Seymour. That was class. Big-time tissue flick.

Adventures Of Brisco County, Jr.- the whole 'Orb' arc, that was COOL!

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Thursday, April 27, 2006 10:33 AM

CHRISISALL


Another two:
The obvious choice, Terminator 1 & 2, and
Planet Of The Apes, a perennial classic.

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Thursday, April 27, 2006 11:18 PM

HAWK


Doctor Who.

Probably the greatest character in science fiction. That should, perhaps, be characterS as the series has perpetuated itself longer than time itself through the concept of regeneration (the alien lead character can cheat death by transforming his physical shape).

The longest running science fiction show period (so I understand), this has recently been revived and revitalised... and is currently one of the best things the UK has produced in many a year(speaking has a resident)!

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Thursday, April 27, 2006 11:57 PM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Good call Chrisisall.

I'm a big fan of the 1960 THE TIME MACHINE.

But I recently caught a very interesting British produced time film from the 50's called Timeslip Very interesting as things jump seven seconds ahead. Pretty clever flick.

Also there was a little understated one with Jeff Daniels called Timescape (I think) where tourist fromm the future come back to the present to witness 'Great' disasters . Nifty.

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Friday, April 28, 2006 1:36 AM

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Favourite TT show is Dr Who. The show hit rock bottom with Sylvester McCoy, however it looks like they now have the perfect writers on board and really nailed it with the 2 latest Drs
Favourite TT Movie.... I do too have a hankering for Murloc action in the 1960 HG Wells Time Machine and how can I forget Back to the Future :)

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Friday, April 28, 2006 2:04 AM

MANWITHPEZ

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Oh goody, goody, goody!!!

Let's get on with it, shall we?

The Terminator: Its one of those movies, that, on first viewing, you don't think about it. The glaring paradox. How can John Connor send Kyle Reese back in time to become his father, if Kyle hasn't been back in time yet? In the end...it doesn't matter.

Somewhere In Time: What? Time travel movies can't be tearjerkers too?

Time After Time: I absolutely adore this movie. HG Wells and Jack The Ripper locked in an intellectual tug of war. Herbert talks of the utopia the future must be, and Jack finds the land of his dreams in modern day America. Well paced, well acted, and well directed. I would suggest this one to anybody.

Back To The Future: Fast paced and action filled. Not the description you would expect about a movie when a time machine takes a teenager back to the 1955. Even the dialogue in this movie seems to snap. And, it introduced two of the most beloved characters in film history. Dr Emmett Brown and Marty McFly. Come on. You remember seeing it for the first time, don't you? Remember being on the edge of your seat for the last ten minutes?

The Time Machine (2001): I've seen a lot of votes for the 1960 version, and they're well deserved. This version has one of the best musical scores I've ever heard. Creepy Jeremy Irons Ubermorlock and Guy Pearce as an action hero? Why not!

Donnie Darko: I hated this movie the first time I saw it, because I thought it was being weird singularly for the sake of being weird. Such is not the case, I've discovered. It grew on me, and I've been grateful to myself ever since for giving it the second chance.

In a side note, there are a few films I'd like to mention here though they might not be considered time travel movies. Sliding Doors is one. One big game of what if. Memento is another. There's no time travel here, but, the pacing and presentation of the story is disorienting as Christopher Nolan almost forces the viewer to think like his protagonist...who cannot retain memories.

There's a few of mine. I'll be back...I always come back!

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Friday, April 28, 2006 2:06 AM

MANWITHPEZ

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I notice that Time Bandits, Time Trax (Selma, I need you!), and Time Rider haven't been mentioned.

When is Time Trax coming out on DVD? Anyone?

Please?

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Friday, April 28, 2006 2:49 AM

JONUS


Favorite Show: Dr. Who (the one with Christopher Eccleston)

Favorite Movie: 12 Monkeys

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Friday, April 28, 2006 2:51 AM

EST120


Definitely The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror V when Homer uses the time machine and goes back to the prehistoric age and swats one bug which alters the course of the time and makes Flanders the ruler of the world. Good stuff.

One that I did not see mentioned that I enjoyed was Star Trek First Contact.

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Friday, April 28, 2006 2:52 AM

AJ


Quote:

Originally posted by Jonus:
Favorite Show: Dr. Who (the one with Christopher Eccleston)

Favorite Movie: 12 Monkeys

Tom Baker was THE man when it comes to Dr. Who.

Totally agree about 12 Monkeys - hoped I'd be the first to mention it!

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Friday, April 28, 2006 3:02 AM

JONUS


Quote:

Originally posted by AJ:
Quote:

Originally posted by Jonus:
Favorite Show: Dr. Who (the one with Christopher Eccleston)

Favorite Movie: 12 Monkeys

Tom Baker was THE man when it comes to Dr. Who.

Totally agree about 12 Monkeys - hoped I'd be the first to mention it!



Well, Billie Piper is the main reason why I love the Chris Eccleston season

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Friday, April 28, 2006 4:33 AM

CYBERSNARK


Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure. Possibly the best single time-travel movie (trilogies don't count) ever made.

And yes, the Back to the Future trilogy makes it four definitive time-travel movies. Plus, being an 80s child, I love the first soundtrack ("Back in Time," "Power of Love," "Time Bomb Town"). . . Y'know, I haven't listened to it in years. I'm gonna go dig it out.

The "Avallon" arc in Gargoyles. Enough temporal crossing and re-crossing to give you whiplash, but it all works out --no paradoxes.

I'm also fond of TimeDancer, a little-known Gargoyles "authorized fanfic" (apparently based on the series creator's notes) spinoff (Brooklyn gets the Phoenix Gate and embarks on a century's worth of adventures, from ancient history to the distant post-Earth future).

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Friday, April 28, 2006 4:41 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by manwithpez:

The Terminator: Its one of those movies, that, on first viewing, you don't think about it. The glaring paradox. How can John Connor send Kyle Reese back in time to become his father, if Kyle hasn't been back in time yet?


You set me straight long ago with a site that explained all to my satisfaction, you still have the address for the newbies, and other interested parties?

Another flick of interest: The Time Travelers (1964).
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058659/
A weird, fun little movie. Addressed the paradox issue nicely.

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Friday, April 28, 2006 4:45 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Cybersnark:
Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure. Possibly the best single time-travel movie (trilogies don't count) ever made.


Dude, I liked the totally awsome sequel even better! Whoahhh, goin' to, like, Hell! Meeting God! How radical! And the Gorn reference!! Outstanding and non-heinous, all the way!

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Friday, April 28, 2006 5:06 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

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Favorite Movie: 12 Monkeys

Mostly a great movie, but didn't you see the end coming from a mile off?

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Friday, April 28, 2006 5:49 AM

VINTERDRAKEN


I would have to say either Donnie Darko or Army of the 12 monkeys.

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Friday, April 28, 2006 5:49 AM

VINTERDRAKEN


I would have to say either Donnie Darko or Army of the 12 monkeys.

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Friday, April 28, 2006 5:49 AM

VINTERDRAKEN


I would have to say either Donnie Darko or Army of the 12 monkeys.

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Friday, April 28, 2006 5:49 AM

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I would have to say either Donnie Darko or Army of the 12 monkeys.

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Friday, April 28, 2006 5:49 AM

VINTERDRAKEN


I would have to say either Donnie Darko or Army of the 12 monkeys.

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Friday, April 28, 2006 5:49 AM

VINTERDRAKEN


I would have to say either Donnie Darko or Army of the 12 monkeys.

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Friday, April 28, 2006 7:09 AM

LVS2READ


TV Shows: Quantum Leap and Time Tunnel

Movies: Time After Time, Somewhere in Time, Back to the Future (1 & 3--2, not so much), and The Time Machine(the new one--haven't seen the old one *hangs head in shame*)

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Friday, April 28, 2006 7:10 AM

JONUS


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by Jonus:


Favorite Movie: 12 Monkeys

Mostly a great movie, but didn't you see the end coming from a mile off?

Chrisisall with the virus



I did. But Bruce Willis is the $h1+

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Friday, April 28, 2006 8:04 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Jonus:
Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
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Originally posted by Jonus:


Favorite Movie: 12 Monkeys

Mostly a great movie, but didn't you see the end coming from a mile off?





I did. But Bruce Willis is the $h1+


I guess I should own it...*another Browncoat hangs his head in shame*

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Saturday, April 29, 2006 3:01 AM

JONUS


Don't feel bad. I don't own it. It's a bootleg like most of my stuff. I do buy legit copies of my favorite stuff though.

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Saturday, April 29, 2006 3:17 AM

WHOOPS


The Time Machine for me was awsome not the remake though because thats kac. The original was far far better. Also Quantam Leap ruled when that was on.

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Saturday, April 29, 2006 1:59 PM

ZISKER


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
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Originally posted by Jonus:
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Originally posted by chrisisall:
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Originally posted by Jonus:


Favorite Movie: 12 Monkeys

Mostly a great movie, but didn't you see the end coming from a mile off?





I did. But Bruce Willis is the $h1+


I guess I should own it...*another Browncoat hangs his head in shame*

Chrisisall




I liked it despite figuring out the ending. I had seen the French movie it was based on "Le Jetee" which had beautiful cinematography.


Other n' that, I don't know many movies or shows, but my favorite stories are:

Roar of Thunder by Bradbury (NOT THAT GORRAM MOVIE!)
Death Ship by Matheson
Yesterday was Monday by Sturgeon
The Doomsday Book by Willis

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Monday, May 1, 2006 12:17 PM

GIXXER


Life On Mars. Present day cop gets run over and transported back to the 1970s (as a cop) while his body remains comatose in the present day.

Fab acting, fab scripts, total grooviness, good music and the best police car.

Whoever would have thought a Mk 3 Ford Cortina 2000 GXL in gold with a vinyl roof could be as cool as Starsky's Torino, Morse's Jag and a Dodge Monaco with a cop motor, a four hundred and forty cubic inch plant, cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks, a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas?

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Tuesday, May 2, 2006 4:20 PM

EVILDINOSAUR


Fav TT Movie: Back to the Future series

Fav TT Show: 7 Days

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Tuesday, May 2, 2006 4:25 PM

CHRISISALL


Gorram!!
How could I forget Trancers, 1 and 2!?!?!??
Tim Thomerson is the MAN(of B movies)!!!!

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Tuesday, May 2, 2006 4:34 PM

RODWY


Star Trek, I know it isn't based on time travel but has alot of good episodes on it. Also Enterprise has a few good things (Temporal Cold War was a good background to the show.)

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Wednesday, May 3, 2006 4:47 AM

CHRISISALL


I kind of think of Star Trek as the daddy of time travel stories, it was done on those series more than anywhere else. I still find chronoton particles all over my house when I clean.

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Ooops! One just caused a loop.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2006 2:11 PM

ORPHEUS


Hmm, what hasn't been named (that's still worth mentioning?) Army of Darkness is sorta time travel, but it's more "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" than a time travel movie.

Ah! Star Trek IV! Of the Star Trek canon, that was always my favorite, as far as the time travel goes.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2006 6:34 PM

DRACOS


Well, yeah, I mean, Spock beats up a punk-rocker and curses? Hell yeah!

And yeah, my personal favorites are probably 12 Monkeys for the film category and a toss-up between Quantum Leap and Seven Days for the show option.

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I wont play silly games."

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Wednesday, May 3, 2006 6:36 PM

DRACOS


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:

Tim Thomerson is the MAN(of B movies)!!!!




And I hate to not only double post but disagree as well, but I'm pretty sure that rank still goes to Bruce Campbell.

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I wont play silly games."

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Thursday, May 4, 2006 7:49 AM

MALSGIRL


The Adventures of Brisco County Jr, of course. I grew up watching Quantum Leap so I have to have that on my list. Army of Darkeness (Bruce!!!)! Star Trek and Stargate have had a couple of fun time travel episodes as well. So far Dr Who is great (but I've only seen the few that have been on the sci-fi channel and the Paul McGann Dr Who). Of the top of my head that's what comes to mind. I'm sure there are more but finals have my brain all burnt out.

And Bruce Campbell is most certainly the B-Movie King!

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Thursday, May 4, 2006 11:29 AM

DC4BS



One of my favorit time travel storys is a book rather than a movie or show.

"The Man Who Folded Himself"
by David Gerrold

Either it's a very long short-story or a prety short novel. ;)

NOTE: In looking at the reviews on Amazon, I see most people either liked it or absolutely hated it. I don't really see many "it was OK" kind of reviews...

"Everything you ever wanted to know about time travel" - Larry Niven

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Thursday, May 4, 2006 3:48 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by MalsGirl:

And Bruce Campbell is most certainly the B-Movie King!


I said Tim Thomerson was the B-movie MAN, of course Bruce is the KING!

Hail to the King, baby Chrisisall

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Thursday, May 4, 2006 4:18 PM

PUMAMANREDUX


Re: Time Trax ....

don't see any DVDs on the Horizon ...

http://tvshowsondvd.com/showinfo.cfm?showID=4287




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Monday, May 22, 2006 5:03 PM

RMMC


TV: Doctor Who/Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (Although Dark Shadows is good for several chuckles)
Movie: Back To the Future I, II, III and...Biggles: Adventures in Time is a good romp as well.

Yeah, I'm leaning to the 'B' side of life right now.

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