Regarding travel forwards or backwards in time, outside of normal temporal constraints, and the implications and repercussions thereof.

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When did Kirk and Spock check the records in Assignment Earth?

In the episode, there's this great big problem about letting the agent interfere and whether that will impact Earth's history or not, and Kirk and Spock are in the dilemma of not knowing whether to ...
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Was time travel commonplace in the 23rd century?

In the TOS episode Assignment: Earth, the Enterprise is sent back to 1968 to conduct some historical research. There's not much said about whether this is unusual, and judging by the lack of talking ...
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How does the dagger work in Prince of Persia

How does the dagger work in Prince of Persia? If the holder goes to the past to change things what becomes of that time/world/characters which went through that time? Is it illusion? If it was ...
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Does anyone remember the title of a book where single-celled organisms save some astronauts?

Does anyone remember the title and/or author of a sci-fi book about single-celled organisms that ended up saving the life of some astronauts? The organisms launched a mission into space and fixed ...
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Looking for a scifi novel about a warrior that came to our time and people are sent to bring him back to protect them from some dangerous creatures

I read a book years ago about a future world in which the people were fat and lazy and had trouble with some type of dangerous creatures so they created a warrior class to fight the creatures. They ...
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In Doctor Who, The Hungry Earth, how did Amy and Rory wave to themselves?

In The Hungry Earth, where Amy, Rory and The Doctor visited a drilling site a couple on the ridge waved to them. The Doctor says that that's them 10 years in the future. But if Rory and Amy are sent ...
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Does the Terminator series put into consideration (or make use of the concept of) the Butterfly Effect?

There's a large body of works inspired by time travel and all that time-space continuum thing. But I wonder if the Terminator series ever brings up or puts into consideration the concept of the ...
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Title of film with world disasters

I saw a film about 10 years ago. It was about people that could live the biggest disasters in the world that had happened again. They could travel in time and see that disasters. There were some plane ...
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Title of 80's movie: future-era timetraveling humans go extinct and rescue/kidnap todays air crash victims

What is the title of a 80's (i believe?) movie where humans in the far future are going extinct, and are aquiring new humans by going back in time to todays world, kidnapping air travelers that are ...
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How could the kidnapped girl in the Sound of My Voice develop a secret handshake?

In the Sound Of My Voice, in the last scene we see Maggie does a secret handshake with the kidnapped girl, and the kidnapped girl says: How do you know my secret handshake? However, how can ...
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What book has a guy able to travel back in time to his childhood using a camcorder?

I'm trying to find a book I read as a child in 2000 or 2001. It probably came out between 1990 and 2000. I'm not 100% on the plot but as far as I remember the main character had had a traumatic ...
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Would a $ bill minted today be considered counterfeit in the past [closed]

Lets say I have a way to buy goods (say gold) from the past (say 30 years ago). I would like to take my new 100$ bill and buy the stuff, and then bring them back to the future (any movie references ...
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Short story about addictive games and virtual realities

This was a short story I read in the 80's but I think it was written earlier than this. It was about a man who was hit by a bus and thrown through a shop window. When he became aware he was in the ...
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Why in last episode of Fringe they are using a time machine while they can use December or the September's son to travel to 2167?

I recently watched the last episode of Fringe and a little confused with the end. Why they built a time machine, instead they can use September son's power to travel to 2167 or even December's power ...
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Looking for a YA time travel book

I read this book sometime in 2002/3 at school in Australia. From what I can remember of the plot: - It's set in the future - The main character is a female, and I think either her mum or dad works ...
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How would Abe's Plan to Punch Platts Work?

Here is an excerpt from the Primer explanation: Abe then puts forward a confusing and potentially dangerous plan to visit Joseph Platts at his home, punch him in the face, then, around 03:00 ...
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Short story of airplane passengers removed before a crash, by humans from the future who are in need of healthy people. Not Millennium.

I read a story where an agent from the future has a job of removing people from deadly crashes just before the event, and transporting them to the future. I have seen a few versions by searching the ...
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Looking for a short story about time travel

I'm looking for a short story that I read once about time travel. One thing that I remember from the story was that the characters were attempting to fix a boat using a time travel device that took ...
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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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What is the name of the short film where a man travels into the future and returns to tell about a paradise society?

I remember watching a short film that was probably from the 40's or 50's. It was in black and white. I don't remember any names; just how the story goes. It wasn't aired on television when I saw it; ...
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Story about time traveler who comes back to download peoples consciousness before they die

Help. I recall reading a GREAT Sci-Fi story sometime in the late 70's or early 80's and can't recall the title. In the book a man's consciousness is sent back in time and downloaded into the body of ...
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Short story about mis-delivered cloning kit from the future,?

Short story about mis-delivered cloning kit from the future: Subject man clones himself using scanner and ingredients from the kit(add water), agent arrives (from future) to reclaim the kit, but ...
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What's the title of a short sci fi story about how the universe doesn't want the past to change?

I read the short story years ago about a con man who keeps trying to use time travel to get an inheritance. After all his scheming the universe uses a small meteor to kill the man in order to stop his ...
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Book identification- boy who travels back in time via device

I think it was a kids book about a boy who traveled back in time accidentally via a device that used to let people view events from the past but without being there. One was the killing of the last ...
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Why are the boxes in “Primer” recyclable?

In the film Primer, past time travel is achieved by means of powered boxes: you switch the box on at the "destination time", switch it off some time later, enter, wait for the same amount of time, and ...
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Is “The Fountain” a story about time travel, or a husband's grief?

Darren Aronofsky's 'The Fountain' was advertised as a time travel love story. Was it, or was it something else? Were we to take the time shifts literally, or figuratively?
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Can't remember the title of a 90s cartoon I used to watch

Can't remember the name of a cartoon that aired in the mid-late 90s in the UK (maybe elsewhere as well). It involved a time travelling...buggy manned by a caveman, who went in search of monster...eggs ...
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What is the earliest novel/story to deal with cosmically vast expanses of time?

Can anyone tell me the name (and date) of the earliest story that deals with these kinds of journeys through cosmic time? I love stories that include journeys across incredible gulfs of time. I am ...
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Why can't the Doctor visit a particular point in his timeline to return to Gallifrey (at least temporarily)? [duplicate]

We already know the Doctor never follows the rules of space-time, so why is Gallifrey inaccessible? Shouldn't he be able to, you know, travel to a point in his past when Gallifrey still existed in ...
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Looking for title of short story about time travel

This was a very short story. The plot was two men sitting at a table having coffee. One of the men goes into the future with a notebook and camera. He returns and both items are empty. He is asked ...
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Title of time travel story where a reporter is sent back to the Roman era?

I'm looking for a novel or novelette written in the late 50's early 60's where a reporter is sent to investigate phenomena at some Indian mounds and a storm approaches and in the storm he is ...
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Looking for a sci-fi/time-travel novel that I read years ago

This is driving me crazy. I read it in the early 2000s and vaguely remember it was a young adult novel. It's about a family who travel forward in time in ever-increasing intervals, and along the way ...
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How did the First and Second Doctor make it to Gallifrey?

Back in the old days, the TARDIS was defective. When you travelled in it, you never knew where and when you'd end up. It was only during the Third's tenure that it became possible to navigate it with ...
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Worf attacking the Enterprise in the alternate YE timeline - Why Not? [closed]

"Federation ship Enterprise, surrender and prepare to be boarded!" I love this scene in Yesterday's Enterprise and have frequently considered the possibility of Worf delivering that line. Michael ...
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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 scientist who collects dinosaur eggs from the past

There is a short story I read in a collection at be beginning of the 90's, I'm trying to find its title and who wrote it. A scientist team was working on a time travel device. It don't really work ...
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In Primer, why aren’t there six Aarons?

At the end of Primer, we know that “Primer” gets locked in the attic, thus “Hooded” (and later “Earpiece”) wouldn’t be able to exist if — like in most on-screen time-travel — he needs to enter the ...
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What short story had a man visit the future and meet mermaids evolved in the wake of nuclear tests?

When I was young I read a SF short story about a man traveling into the future to (IIRC) see the effects of a nuclear test or something of the like. He encounters a race of "mermaids" that have ...
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Time travel story/book similar to Behold the Man, but closer to the bible

The book/story starts with the author, perhaps an athiest, appearing on a talk show and upon leaving the show, has some sort of accident, and wakes up in the time of Jesus. That's as close to Behold ...
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Looking for the name of a book about a female scientist who travels back in time and falls in love with a Viking king named Per

I read a book around 1998-2000, which was about a group of (U.K./English?) scientists who had created a time machine. One of them, a female, travelled back in time and arrives in the time of the ...
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Book series about time travel from future to distant past, psychic powers?

Please help me identify this book series: In the future, humanity has started to develop psychic powers by encouraging breeding of genetic traits. Humans find a way to travel back to a specific time ...
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time travel short story

I am looking for a short story where a young man is sent back in time to an age 1 million years ago. The professor who builds the time machine warns him not to touch anything when he is "there" but he ...
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Time Travel story about a boy, girl and a talking Time Travelling talisman

I am looking for a Sci-Fi novel for young adults about children who discover what is described as a talking talisman that takes them back in time to find its origin. They end up in the prehistoric era ...
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Can Superman reverse time in comics by flying faster than speed of light?

I recall hearing people (deservedly) ridiculing the Superman movie (the one with Reeves) for the "fly faster than the speed of light, so he can reverse time and go back to the past" plot device. Was ...
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I am trying to find the title to a Time Travel SF short story

I am trying to find the title of a short story published around 2009, in which a boy travels back in time and has to murder his own grandfather in order to erase his own identity and become a member ...
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Sci fi movie where time freezes

I am trying to find an old movie I saw in the 70's, and it is probably from the 60´s. Some sort of accident causes time to revert a few hours and then move very slowly again. The main character is a ...
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A New Concept for Space Travel Science Fiction Movies [closed]

I have a new concept for a space travel science fiction movie. I want to know whether this concept will actually work out. If you have watched the Alien movie series (1 to 4) they are travelling a ...
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Was Dr. Manhattan able to travel through time?

I'm rewatching WATCHMEN, and the question occurred to me, can Doctor Manhattan actually TRAVEL through time? It is made quite clear that he can PERCEIVE all time as coexistent... but can he only ...
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How to explain the ages of Valentine and Peter in Ender's game

In the end of Ender's Game, it says that Valentine was 25 and Peter was 77, which would mean that he was 52 years older than her. However, Valentine was originally only 2 years younger than him. This ...
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Identifying a short story about time travel and paradoxes

I remember having read a short story in which the main character, thanks to a series of happenings also involving time travel, grew up, changed sex, made sex with himself and had a son... who of ...