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

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In the movie Twelve Monkeys (1995), why couldn't James Cole change the past and still be the one who “gave the idea” of the disease to the antagonist?

While I was watching, the James Cole repeatedly says that he couldn't change the past "because he didn't" (so because it was determined or something like that). And yet, when he is in the past, he ...
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Which character has traveled in time the most on-screen?

The title says it all: Which main Star Trek character has traveled through time the most number of times on-screen? I'm referring to characters from the 22nd century to the 24th century - no ...
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Short story involving time travel through a train station

I cannot remember the story exactly, but I guess it goes like this - Protagonist was travelling somewhere. So he goes to a train station. But the ticket counter he went to appeared old fashioned ...
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Which starship has been sent back in time the most number of times?

The title says it all: Which starship has travelled back in time the most number of times? The only restriction is it must be from canon. It can be from any society, any time period.
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What Star Trek episodes are set in the 20th century?

Star Trek has a lot of time travel in it and, more often than not, it seems that when they travel back in time, they go to the 20th century. Which Trek episodes are set in 20th Earth century? I'll ...
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Superman/Flash Time Travel

Just finished Season 1 of The Flash. Loved it!!! The Flash time-travelled twice, once by himself and using the particle accelerator. Can Superman reach the same velocity to do the same? Is there ...
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Soldier from the near future in a war with Arab fighters, time travels to the past

I read a paperback novel at a library about 10 - 15 years ago and want to find it again. However, I can not remember the name or author of the novel, and can not find it in the library. It was ...
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Did any universe address the problem of double DNA [closed]

When you mess up time travelling and become your own ancestor, there is a big problem: At some point in time, a child will be born with exactly the same DNA as you. Did any franchise address ...
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Why did Harry and Hermione arrive in the Entrance hall after having used the Time-Turner in the hospital wing?

In the prisoner of Azkaban, after the events in the Shrieking Shak, Harry, Ron and Hermione are in the hospital wing. Dumbledore suggests they (Hermione & Harry) use the Time Turner to save more ...
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What will happen when David-A returns after 8 years?

At the end of Flight of the Navigator, David time travels, creating an alternate timeline where he didn't go to Phalon{sic} for 8 years. Lets call the David who disappeared for 8 years, David-A, and ...
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Building minutes [duplicate]

Does anyone know a SF TV short story in which there were blue men who helped "stage" our world- at least the parts we saw, on a minute by minute basis. So, at each minute, everyone would be in the ...
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Trying To Remember Time Travel Story

Back in elementary school (1994-1995) we had books called "readers" that contained short stories or excerpts from novels. One story was about a guy who had a time-travel device that was the size of an ...
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Time travel to the Middle Ages using math formulas; defeats knights with modern fencing skills

I am looking for a book I read (I think late 70's early 80's). It's about a young math wiz who travels back in time to the Middle Ages using math formulas. He is talented at fencing and uses his ...
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Time Traveler steps on a worm, changes everything

I heard of this in high school, but never learned its title or author- supposedly the aforementioned worm would have played a part in evolution that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs (instead of ...
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Is the Doctor's tomb in 'The Name of the Doctor' still yet to happen?

I mean will we see the Doctor fill that tomb someday or has it already happened and time has been rewritten from some time?
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In the third Harry Potter movie, why did they save Buckbeak if he is already alive?

Why did they go back in time to save Buckbeak if their future selves already saved Buckbeak?
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Did other writers adopt Asimov's concepts and terminology for changing time?

Summary: Did Asimov's time travel novel The End of Eternity influence other writers? In 1954, Isaac Asimov took a rejected short story and turned it into the clever time travel novel The End of ...
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Story - Roman Legionnaires travel through time and start our history

I originally read this story in German, but I'm pretty sure it is a translation from English. I have read it at around 2010, but the story was in a book already being older. I got it from a sale at a ...
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Why didn't Doc prevent Marty's accident in 1985

In the begining of Back to the Future Part II, when Doc arrives in 1985 to get Marty and Jennifer back to 2015, he apparently knows about the car accident that ruined Marty's life in the future. This ...
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What's this horror novel: Witchcraft, time warp, sex with the devil

At first this was structured a bit like a romance novel. (All character names are speculative at best, probably wrong.) Our heroine, Kate (maybe a redhead), has just met and married a rich young man ...
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Book in 90s/early 00s with time travel/world shifting with two tier society

I'm trying to remember a name of a book or the author that I read in the late 90s/early 00s. I read a lot by the same author, and she seemed to specialise in teen scifi/fantasy with romance. A lot of ...
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Novel with reincarnation. In the distant future a time-traveler becomes a wedding gift

I read this quite a while ago and the book was old even when I first encountered it. I probably read it in the 1970s, and it likely dated from the late 1930s, the 1940s, or perhaps the early 1950s. ...
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Can Marty McFly ever truly return home?

In the Back to the Future trilogy, the character Marty McFly travels back in time, and meets his own parents. In doing this, he directly changes the outcome of many things including the relationship ...
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Which X-Men timeline does Deadpool belong to (post X-Men movies)

This is my first post, so I'm not sure if this is a repeat question or not. I appreciate any answers you guys can give me. Given that X-Men: Days of Future Past retconned the entire X-Men series, ...
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Stargate: Continuum, time travel, people vanish from timeline at different moments

In the movie Stargate: Continuum, is there an in-universe explanation about why and when Ba'al's failsafe plan was triggered, and why there was a delayed timeline ripple as individuals disappeared at ...
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Did Marty-2 go to the Lone Pine Mall, or was is still Twin Pines Mall for him?

In Back to the Future when Marty first goes to the mall to meet up with Doc he walks past the mall sign which reads Twin Pines Mall. At the end of the movie when he returns to the mall to save Doc and ...
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Western film with a train crash which triggered time travel

I saw some of this film several years ago (2007?). It was being shown on a TV screen behind the counter in a shop, so I heard absolutely no audio and have no idea of e.g. any of the characters' names. ...
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Were the events of the Star Trek movie First Contact always a part of history?

In the movie Star Trek: First Contact, the crew of the Enterprise travel back in time and witness the Borg working to prevent Zefram Cochrane's first warp flight. They then decide to directly ...
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How did Admiral Janeway actually travel back in time?

How did she actually manage to travel back in time and actually end up in the delta quadrant from the alpha quadrant instantly using the chrono deflector?
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A book where a teen places a clock in a 'time portal' in his relatives' shed.

Many years ago as a teen I read a book that I've been thinking a lot about recently. It was a sci fi book about a teenage boy visiting relatives (uncle or grandparents maybe). In the shed he found ...
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Do time turners require magical ability?

As I said in this question, time turners are very simple: just turn the hourglass, and poof! You're back in time. But does it require magic? Could a Muggle do this?
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What if I wanted to travel back less than an hour?

Time turners are a very simple form of time travel. All you need to do is turn the turner some number of turns, which corresponds to the number of hours back you want to go. For example, Hermione ...
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Odd telescope allows sending messages into the past

I read this story fairly recently, but I read a lot of time travel SF last year so it may be an older story. (I've searched my ebooks and can't find it.) An odd telescope, or perhaps a normal ...
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Everyone of a certain age gets to send ONE message to younger self; some kids don't get messages

I read this fairly recently, in the last 5 years. A means of sending messages into the past was discovered, and the government decided it should be available to everyone in limited form. The societal ...
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Story about a temporal research station, lots of time travel

A few years back, I've read a very nice story about time travellers. I've been reading it online - no idea if it was ever published properly, or just an online-only piece - and was too busy that day ...
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How much could the Fifth Doctor remember from Time Crash?

In the Doctor Who Children in Need minisode Time Crash, the Fifth and Tenth Doctors briefly meet, and the Tenth saves them from a destructive paradox by cancelling out a supernova with a black hole. ...
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HP fanfic about two girls who went back in time

I'm trying to find a Harry Potter fanfic where two girls (I think one was Hermione, the other might have been Ginny or Luna, not sure) went back in time from sometime during Hogwarts to their younger ...
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What is Linda McFly eating for breakfast at the end of Back to the Future?

In the scene at the end of Back to the Future, Marty's siblings are eating breakfast together in the timeline where his family is rich and successful. What is his sister eating for breakfast? It looks ...
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Why don't they jump forward in time to find this character

In DC's "Legends of Tomorrow", we know that However, since Why doesn't the team just jump forward in time to
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Short story about a science fiction author whose books were being stolen by a time traveler [duplicate]

In 1988 I read a short story about a science fiction author who wrote a new novel and turned it in to his publisher. His publisher turned it down, saying they could not print plagiarized books. The ...
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Book about dragons and time travel

I am looking for a book I read in Jr. High/High School in the late 80s to early 90s. It had to do with a dragon and his rider, a young teenage boy, who could time travel while in flight. Sorry I ...
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Why did nobody else need a Time Turner?

In The Prisoner of Azkaban, Hermione forgets to go to Charms after going to whatever other class she has that day--Muggle Studies, Runes, or maybe Arithmancy. Whatever class it is that is always the ...
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How did the colonists know they wouldn't affect their future?

I'm a little confused. How did the people in the past in Terra Nova know they weren't going to alter the future of human race? Or, is it not their past but a whole new planet they colonized?
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Story by Stanislaw Lem about time travel

I recall reading a story by (I think) Stanislaw Lem, about time travel. It was humorous and lightly absurdist, and included an explanation of witches' broomsticks, which he explained as being ...
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How could Edith Keeler have been hit by a car if she wasn't there?

This question may look confusing, but it's really pretty simple. In the Star Trek episode "City on the Edge of Forever," there are three timelines. In one, Edith Keeler is hit by a car while ...
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Voyager Time Space Continuum Problem?

In the episode of Voyager's "The Fight" that aired on March 24th 1999 The Doctor says that Chakotay has chronic traumatic encephalopathy. According to everything I have read, Dr. Bennet Omalu first ...
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Does the Flash ever meet his younger self in the TV show, after having gone back in time?

In The Flash (the 2014 TV-series), we see the Flash going back in time in "Out of Time" (S1E15) while solving the tsunami issue. But we didn't see him going back to the future. So we can assume he ...
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Time Travel Not Far Enough

A sci fi anthology had a short story about a time traveler who invented a machine that may have caused a catastrophic event by its use. The traveler from the future showed up to the front porch of ...
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I'm trying to find a book about three siblings that travel through time

The book I'm trying to find is a graphic novel I read when I was younger that featured three siblings that kept ending up in an old man's shop and would end up traveling to a random point in time ...
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Title/author of a short story about time travel/teleportation, ethics, death, washed out bridge

Likely I read this story in OMNI Magazine or Isaac Asimov magazine in high school (1981-1985). I remember it involved people either travelling through time or teleporting but ethically they were not ...