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How are years measured in Doctor Who?

While the Doctor travels, he always refers to the current year as it is measured on Earth. But we measure time starting from the birth of Christ, who was born on Earth (thus, I suppose, not ...
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How do multiple children enter the World of Narnia?

If, when a person is in Narnia, time does not pass in the real world and children who visit Narnia enter it one at a time (as in a queue), then after the first child crosses over how do the other 3 ...
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ID short Sci Fi story on a scientist that creates a potion that slows down his perception of time and dies of old age at sunset

I seek help identifying a short story I read more than 20 years ago (maybe the story itself was written before the 80's even). This short story (to the best of my recollection) involves a scientist ...
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How does time work in The Matrix?

I'm somewhat confused about the nature of Time in the Matrix, but I have 3 different possibilities, all of which are neither confirmed nor denied in the trilogy as far as I can see. Possibility 1: ...
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Looking for story where time is accelerated and characters have to get back to ship?

Looking for story where time is accelerated on a planet. The characters are actually born at the beginning of the story and then grow up quickly and inadvertently learn that their forebears came from ...
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How does the manipulation of time allow contact with other dimensions?

In the TNG episode We'll always have Paris, a time experiment allows a man to be partially in our dimensions and partially in other dimensions. How does the manipulation of time allow contact with ...
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When is Fahrenheit 451 set?

Is there an allocated time period in Ray Bradbury's novel? I'm not too sure if there is a timeline that led up to the events in the book, so the time in which it is set is unclear to me.
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Why did the observers travel through time instead of colonising a new planet?

So I finally watched the last episode of fringe and apart from the plotholes/paradoxes time travel always creates in any book or movie, I liked it. One question though has always bothers me: the ...
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In what year(s) are the events of the Spike Jonze film “Her” taking place?

I greatly enjoyed the story and the idea that computers would gain awareness but eventually get bored of us, however I can't recall any specific hints about when the story is meant to have taken ...
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A book about a magic clock that could stop time

This book contained a grandfather who makes clocks for a living. He has a clock that when hr pressed it, time stopped. He has a grandson who he lives with and he is constantly being attacked by ...
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What happened in the Doctor's past that made him destroy Gallifrey?

In the Day of the Doctor, both 10 and 11 remember destroying Gallifrey. Does this mean that in their past, the Interface never showed up? or did he just not listen to her and destroyed the planet ...
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What does the Doctor mean by this statement?

What does he mean when Clara tells him to change the future and he says "I could have once, if the time lords were still around."?
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Why do the Silence and the Doctor team up at the end of “The Time of the Doctor”?

At the beginning of the episode, the Silence didn't want the Doctor to speak his name (like all of the other aliens in the sky). So why did they help get rid of those aliens (particularly the Daleks) ...
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Why were the enemies attacking in “The Time of the Doctor”?

I know that the Doctor didn't want the time lords to come back because it would start the time war all over. I also know that Tasha Lem didn't want the time lords to come back because she wanted ...
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short story about a man who wakes to find that time is running very slowly, but then time speeds up

I'm looking for a short story about a man who wakes (maybe on a spaceship) after some accident to find that time is running very slowly, so he believes he has all the time in the world to think about ...
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Help Identify Viking Time Travel Short Story

I read a short story in the mid-90s which was fairly similar to Poul Anderson's "The Man Who Came Early." Different from that story, this was told from the modern protagonist's point of view. ...
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Science fiction film about a plane?

Science fiction film or tv show where a plane was about to crash, and the plane was transferred somewhere? And the live people were removed and replaced with already dead people before it crashed. Was ...
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After Earth: The characters use English. That isn't realistic, considering the setting, I mean — or is it?

According to Wikipedia, the plot goes as follows: In the near future, after humanity abandoned Earth after cataclysmic events, they re-established society on the planet Nova Prime, light years ...
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story about an ark on land demonstrating time dilation

I'm looking for a story about an ark on land where the people who live in the ark are pulling the ark along. If they travel forward of the ark, time speeds up, if they travel in a reverse direction ...
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Please identify a book involving characters who can manipulate time

I read a book in the last couple years i could have sworn I got off of the New York Times bestseller list, but I'm having a hard time remembering the title - it was the first of a new series and I ...
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What is the relationship between the various calendars of Middle-earth?

There are several different calendars in use in Middle Earth - the Shire, several different groups of men, and the Elves. What is the relationship between them?
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Main character can “manipulate” his own time

I read a book while in the US for a few months back in the early 1990s. I remember liking the book, and only have loose bits and pieces in my head. The main character was a male. I believe it ...
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Fringe: Why wasn't the truck that hit Captain Windmark teleported with him?

In the last episode of Fringe, when Captain Windmark tried to grab the boy (the anomaly XB-6783), Peter Bishop also tried to grab Captain Windmark. When the second Peter Bishop touched Captain ...
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Walking dead TV: How much time as passed from the fall to the start of Season 3

The question says it all, how much time as passed from the start of the Zombie outbreak to the start of Season 3? Using Laurie's pregnancy you can say "around 9 months" but we don't know if she ...
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In The Forever War, how do they tell time in the stasis field?

In The Forever War by Jack Haldeman, there is extensive discussion of how Mandella decides He estimates how long to wait as 5 hours to 6 days, and another character estimates 4.5 hours to 5 days, ...
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Final crack in the universe

As of the the 6th season finale, was the universe crack on the TARDIS monitor-screen thing purged after the Doctor went to June 25, 2010?
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What was the time span over which the events in Half Life took place?

What was the time it took Gordon to get from the beginning of the story (anomalous materials facility of Black Mesa) to the Nihilanth? I believe he arrived in the morning but I don't recall walking ...
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Timezones on New Year in Space Pilot 3000

During re-watching the Space Pilot 3000 I've noticed: People in various countries are counting at the same time despite that there should be several time zones. When the earth is shown from space ...
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How long is a Farscape cycle exactly?

I was checking the List of races in Farscape wikipedia article and they refers time as "cycle". continuing my research, I found this vague mention : Leviathans can live about 300 cycles (slightly ...
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Idea of paying for things with time

I recently read the Quantum Thief. This book had the idea of the time you live as something that can be used to pay for things. When you run out of "money" you die. I was wondering is this the ...
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Can you help me identify a short story about mandatory suicide?

I read this story years ago in a very old magazine, so it is written 1990 or earlier. It was a Bulgarian magazine from the 80s, printing translated stories, probably космос or наука и техника за ...
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Earth in a timestorm

Does anyone know the title of a book where an individual or group ventures through an Earth that is continually swept by timewaves which transport to different era?
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How does time and aging work in 'the Grid' of Tron?

I was watching Tron: Legacy, and thought for a moment that if Flynn is trapped within this 'Digital Frontier' that he created, wouldn't he be able to control his own appearance and aging? If not, ...
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How can the time variations be explained in the first three books of the 'The Chronicles of Narnia'?

I haven’t read the last three books of The Chronicles of Narnia story yet. But how is it possible that between the first two books there is a time shift of several thousands of years and between the ...