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01 Oct 2012, 7:32 am

One thing that has fascinated me from my formative years is the idea of time-travel itself. Now granted, we still haven't found a way to travel in time IRL (probably never, but I'm holding out hope), but that hasn't stopped TV and film producers around the world from making films about it.

So, I ask you all, what is your favorite time travel film/TV series? Mine are:

The Back to the Future trilogy. Yes, this is what got me into liking time travel in the first place; as a result of my fascination with time travel, you might say history became my favorite subject. Hard to believe the original film is over a quarter century old, but it still resonates with many to this day!

Hot Tub Time Machine. A very funny film throughout, and it's one of those films that say "<BLEEP> Destiny!" I would rewrite my past if I could do the same, and I bet you would too, if given the chance. :D


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01 Oct 2012, 7:45 am

That's a very easy question. For me Doctor Who is the best time travel show ever. Doctor Who was the first sci-fi show I ever watched and I love it, I'm just sad that I have to wait till christmas now before the next episode.


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01 Oct 2012, 8:25 am

I love Doctor Who too.



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01 Oct 2012, 8:26 am

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Back to the Future 1-3
Terminator 1-4(I guess those count)



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01 Oct 2012, 8:55 am

The anime movie The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is good, instead of the usual go back far in time it has a character trying to fix a bunch of small things at a time.

Big fan of the series The Melancholy of Haruhi, well the first season had a time traveler, while it's sequel season and movie had time travel. It is a smart series wirh a cocktail of different themes.


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01 Oct 2012, 9:44 am

When I was about 2-3 years old, there was a time-travel show called Voyagers. It hasn't aired since its original run (1982-83).


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01 Oct 2012, 11:58 am

My ten favorite movies with/about time travel in no particular order (1 per series rule). A special rule for this list: both the present and the future/past must be shown in the film as part of the story not counting flashbacks/flashforwards (eliminates the Planet Of The Apes & Terminator films)

-Back To The Future
-Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
-The Time Machine (1960)
-Army Of Darkness
-Meet The Robinsons
-Source Code
-Deja Vu
-The Girl Who Lept Through TIme
-Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
-Timecop



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01 Oct 2012, 12:36 pm

"Star Trek:First Contact" is also one except they're still in the completely fictional future after traveling back in time. :?



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01 Oct 2012, 4:39 pm

Primer http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0390384/

Great low budget film which brings a wonderful realism to time travel. Watch out though, it gets complicated.



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01 Oct 2012, 10:19 pm

Doctor Who and the anime Steins;Gate



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01 Oct 2012, 10:54 pm

I liked the first two seasons of -Sliders-.

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02 Oct 2012, 12:01 am

various episodes of TOS
the "once upon a time" episode of The Twilight Zone



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02 Oct 2012, 5:22 am

I love time travel movies and TV shows:
Doctor Who
Back to the Future
Terminator
Deja Vu
The Butterfly Effect
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

or anything about predicting/changing the future:
Minority Report
Person of Interest


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03 Oct 2012, 12:52 am

Back to the Future trilogy.

@equestriatola: That's the film series that got me interested in time travel, also. 8)

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (Wish we could all study history like that. :D )

@ruveyn: I liked Sliders too. :) Stayed with it through the end, even after it "jumped the shark."

@pop_culture_ref: Still need to see Primer.

@Mummy_of_Peanut: Butterfly Effect was kind of depressing, but very well-made.

Does Donnie Darko count?


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03 Oct 2012, 1:11 am

7 Days is the only time travel TV series I remember watching

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Ever wish you could live your last week all over again? Well, my name's Frank B. Parker, and I do it all the time. I work for a secret government project experimenting in time travel. When things really get screwed up, I'm the guinea pig they send back to take care of it. The catch is, I can only go back 7 days.

Time Travel movies that come to mind~
Terminator movies
Bill & Ted movies
Back To The Future movies
Star Trek Voyage Home & First Contact
Hot Tub Time Machine
& one movie that wasn't mentioned yet~ Land Of The Lost


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