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RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#2)

RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#2)

Back to the Future (1985) Marty Mcfly (Michael J. Fox), Travels back in time and accidentally alters the natural timeline that directly impacts him and his family. He must right his wrongs, before he ceases to exist. When: 1955 & 1985 Best part: Mcfly and his rock and roll moments were worth the entire price of admission. Worst part: The thing with his mom was just weird. See #3 Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Trailer of Back to the Future … Read entire article »

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RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#5

RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#5

  Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Arnold returns in the 2nd (and best) installment of the Terminator franchise, but rather than being the baddy, Arnold is the protector of John Conner. When: 2029 & 1991 Best part: Robert Patrick is perfect as the T-1000. He is creepy, cold, and seemingly unstoppable. Worst part: T3 See #6 Back to the Future 2 (1989)   Trailer of T2   … Read entire article »

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RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#6)

RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#6)

#6 Back to the Future 2 (1989) Marty McFly must travel back and forth in time in his pursuit to save his kids and a less than stellar future. However, lots of things go wrong which alters his home time in 1985. When: 2015, 1985, and 1955 Best part: Till this day I STILL dream of having a hover board! Worst part: The worst part is that it is very nearly 2015 and we don’t have some of the … Read entire article »

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Time Travel in Early Heroic Mass Media

Time Travel in Early Heroic Mass Media

Time travel takes on a lot of forms, and comicbook/superhero writers have certainly done their fair share in broadening the tradition. This article covers some of the earliest instances of time travel concerning comics and superheroes. The Shadow (radio series) Chronologically, this old-time radio episode of The Shadow is the first instance of time travel encountered by an actual superhero. “The Man Who Murdered Time”, originally broadcast on January 1, 1939, is about a dying man and … Read entire article »

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RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#7)

RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#7)

#7 Planet of the Apes (1968) Planet of the Apes is about an astronaut crew who crash-land on a strange planet in the distant future. At first the planet seems uninhabited, but soon the humans discover a civilization where apes are the dominate species, while humans are nothing but animal like servants.   When: Distant Future Best part: When Charlton Heston discovers the statue of liberty! Shocker! Worst part: The worst part is the makeup, but that’s only from a … Read entire article »

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RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#8)

RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#8)

#8 Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) “Ted” Theodore Logan & Bill S. Preston, Esquire are two metal headed slackers who end up time travelling, meeting some of history’s most famous individuals, and give one of the best school reports of all time. In the process, they shape the entire future for the better and become the “Great Ones”. When: 1988 Best part: The school report. Perhaps, it’s only because I have spent the better part of my … Read entire article »

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RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#9)

RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#9)

  #9 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Bones take off with the rest of the Original Star Trek crew to the past in order to bring back a humpback whale to save all humanity. If that isn’t a sci-fi premise then I don’t know what is. When: 1986 Best part: Kirk and Spock riding a bus in 1986 and trying to figure out cultural norms of the 20th century is amusing, if … Read entire article »

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RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#10)

RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#10)

#10 #10 The Time Machine (1960) Rod Taylor’s character travels into the future to see how his world turns out. At first he sticks to the not too distant future, but due to an accident he travels more than 800,000 years into the future. When: 1917, 1940, 1966 and finally 802,701 Best part: This was the story that started it all! Before the brilliant-if not pessimistic-Wells had written The Time Machine, time travel had never been broached by the … Read entire article »

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EPISODE 2 – “What if You Could Go Back … to the FUTURE”

EPISODE 2 – “What if You Could Go Back … to the FUTURE”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhy are time travel stories so compelling? What is it about the idea of traveling through time that captures our imagination? What do time travel stories teach us about ourselves? About God? Why are they just so much fun? In our second episode, we explore one of our favorite sub-genres of science fiction and fantasy: the time travel story. Do you have a favorite time travel book or movie? Have a thought we didn’t … Read entire article »

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