Questions tagged [parallel-universe]

For questions about a parallel universe or alternative reality, a hypothetical self-contained separate reality coexisting with one's own. A specific group of parallel universes is called a "multiverse", although this term can also be used to describe the possible parallel universes that constitute reality.

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Fantasy book where two boys swap places from different worlds

I am looking for a book I read when I was younger. It involves 2 boys from different world swapping places and pretending to be each other. They are identical except that one is white and the other is ...
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Novel about an alternate dimension where human perception is warped

I'm looking for a novel series, probably for teens, published in 80's-90's, which has a spaceship traveling to an alternate dimension. One distinguishing feature is that human senses stop behaving ...
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Movie with two parallel universes, each of which is a television show in the other's universe

I didn't expect this to be so difficult to find since it was relatively recent, but my Google searches are turning up nothing but listicles. Details: Most likely made sometime between 2005 and 2015 ...
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Where is Marty from the alternate timeline Where George McFly is an author that Marty makes at the end of Part 1?

Think about it: Marty goes back to 1955 in Part 1 and helps his parents fall in love again. Well, when Marty went back to 1985 he created an alternate timeline where his parents are rich. There are ...
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A novel about a group of scientists who think they've invented a teleporter

I read this a few years ago, around 2015/16 I think and I cannot for the life of me remember the title of it and googling isn't helping at all. It was about a group of scientists who are working on ...
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Was the "Reverse Universe" ever returned to?

In the Star Trek: The Animated Series episode "The Counter-Clock Incident", the Enterprise discovers and travels to a parallel dimension in which time flows in reverse. Supernovas represent ...
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Are superbeings a reality in 2022's "The Batman" universe?

Basically what it says on the tin. The (currently) new film, The Batman offers a modern take on the caped crusader, with Robert Pattinson playing a much younger, still learning hero. He has not even ...
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2018-2019 short Netflix series about a world that splits into two identical halves

Trying to remember a short Netflix series about a world that experiences a catastrophic event where it splits into two separate but identical halves. Each half is a whole image of the original world, ...
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Story about imposter son from another dimension visiting scientist father and mother; needing women to save his species

I'm trying to find the original source story from which an episode of the CBS Radio Mystery Theater was adapted. The episode is entitled "The Intruder," written by James Agate, Jr., and was ...
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Old SF story, similar to "Sliders", involving a group who've been sliding through alternate Earths, and have gotten lost

Spoilers, BTW. The story concerns a group who have been sliding through alternate Earths, and are lost. They're terrified of being identified as some Earths are aware of sliders and don't approve. ...
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In the comics is Spider-Man special in that there is always a different version of him across realities?

I'm only asking about the comics, but I distinctly remember from watching Spider-Man: The Animated Series growing up, that Spider-Man was somehow special in that there were alternate versions ...
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Story about a hungry alien who eats the universe and accidentally creates multiple universes when he poops

Time: Early 2000's or maybe earlier Genre: Sci-fi/Comedy/Dark Narrative work: A novelette or a story book Language: Might be in another language than English. Possibly French Plot: There is a ...
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TV Series about boy who Travels to Parallel World [duplicate]

School trip goes to mountains to watch full solar eclipse. Group of friends, 2 boys and a girl goes to mountains at night. Boys want to play prank on girl and hang steel cable across rock face. At ...
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Sci-Fi short story about a scientist who travels uncontrollably through alternate dimensions

In 1984-85 I read a short sci-fi story in a book of stories about a scientist who created a device that sends him to an alternate dimension. At first there is very little difference from our own but, ...
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Is the study of alternate universes important to Starfleet?

During the TNG/DS9 and VOY time, was the study of alternate universes important to Starfleet? Consider the TNG episode Parallels. Worf comes across an anomaly that sends him to different parallel ...
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Book with an alternate dimension that makes people go insane; scientists find girl with a mind flexible enough to endure it for short times [duplicate]

This is a book I read when I was growing up, so 80's timeframe, although I think it was older then. A group of scientists finds a way to access another dimension. It's described (I think) like ...
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In Stross' Merchant Princes series, how does ARMBAND know where to go?

In Stross's Merchant Princes series, the US Government uses bits of a world-walker's brain in vitro to power ARMBAND, which lets their planes cross to Gruinmarkt (World 1). How does ARMBAND "know&...
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Looking to find a cartoon TV Show, maybe from the '90s, about alternative realities

I remember the main protagonist was a young boy who wore a red hat and he could travel between alternative dimensions. Should be from maybe the early '90s, maybe '95 at the latest.
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Trying to find a movie about a dad who goes to a fantasy universe to find kids

Hey so I tried to find this movie but I couldn't. I only remember vague details but it was about a white family with a dad who I think was estranged to his kids (a son and a younger daughter) and he ...
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The most intelligent individual in our universe joins a society with a crowd of his correspondents in many alternate universes

This trope has been well known recently in the animated series Rick & Morty which depicts a mega-space habitat populated by millions of Ricks ruled by a Council. I don't know of many precedents ...
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ID: kids' novel, alternate universes, suits designed by disappeared father

I'm trying to identify a English-language kids' SF novel, I would have read this as a library hardcover some time before 1980. To the best of my recollection: Protagonists were subadult brother and ...
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Late '80s / early '90s urban sci-fi book where the protagonists discover other universes

I'm trying to remember the name of a sci/fi book from the late 80's/early 90's where the protagonists lived in a modern setting. They discover a way to travel to different universes but are left in a ...
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TV Alternate World Story - No WW2

In the 1960s or possibly 1970s I saw a British tv programme in which a man gets transferred into an alternate world. I only remember a few snatches. He gets a coin in change with Edward VIII's head ...
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Book with children from three different worlds

I remember quite a lot about this one, it'll probably be instantly recognisable to anyone who happens to have read the book and remember what it was called. There were three children summoned to go on ...
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Is Iron Man: Armored Adventures a purely stand alone series, or does this version of Tony exist in some other universe outside of 616?

In 2009, Marvel created a CGI series. *Iron Man: Armored Adventures. While this was likely done to capitalize on the MCU film Iron Man that came out around the same time, it took an entirely ...
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What is the fate of the USS Franklin in the Prime timeline?

During the events of Star Trek Beyond (2016), an Abramsverse/Kelvin Timeline film, the crashed USS Franklin is found and salvaged. Looking at the actual timeline of events, the USS Franklin is ...
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Series where the planet’s air is really polluted and there is a portal to take you to a world where the air is clean

The movie was released in the last 15 years, probably between 2008-2018. "Pre-movie" (like what happens before the main part of the movie begins): The movie was in the future. The people ...
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Short story identification - man in contact with his parallel world counterparts

Science fiction short story, I think it appeared in the 1990s/2000s. It is about a person who manages to contact hundreds and hundreds of his counterparts in parallel worlds, and in the story is ...
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Comic/graphic novel series about 4 kids traveling to a parallel world

I’ve been trying to remember the name of a fantasy comic book/graphic novel series that I used to read when I was a kid, around 8 or 9 years old, I was really captivated by it when I first read it, ...
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Spinoff / Alternate Universe of DC Comics involving mother earth rising up?

I'm looking for a spinoff/alternate universe version of DC comics. I don't remember all the details but I do remember that the big Justice League members (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman) are all dead. ...
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Isekai manga about a boy and other people being teleported to a wired world

Its about a boy in his teens that lives up on a mountain in Japan. His dad is a scientist and can't go anywhere near the city unless it's necessary. He has a strange ability where if he goes near ...
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How many comic book continuities are there in the Power Rangers universe, or is it one "Shared" continuity for all?

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers have had a few comic adaptations, those most notably from Boom Studios. The story essentially takes the original premise nd even characters from the 1993 show, and ...
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Cyberpunk alternative worlds through television

What i remember of the book shows a cover with a young man wearing a visor and a metal mohawk. The story describes the main character as someone who watches TV for the government and he's able to ...
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Short story where a man enters a cave and emerges into a parallel world

Read this short story maybe twenty-plus years ago, the story itself may be older. A man wanders into a cave, maybe in Mexico, and when he emerges he's in a parallel world. He's not staying at the ...
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Movie about two kids who find an astronaut in the desert

The setting is an Earth-like desert. A brother and sister find an astronaut they believe to be an alien, although he's entirely human in appearance (as are they). I don't remember much about the plot, ...
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Alternate universe story with intelligent animals and a dog that was computer upgraded to sentience

Many years ago I read a story - it may have been a novel, or a short story in a compilation - that included travel of the principal characters to an alternate universe, where many species of animals ...
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Old movie where a portal suddenly opens in a street in front of a girl and she trades places with her parallel self

The movie has a girl who is walking down the street, suddenly some portal/door to parallel earth is opened. She chases her hat (or some paper) which goes into the door. She finds her parallel self ...
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Alternative history story from late 70's-early 80s relating to British victory in the American Revolution

Does anyone know the title and author of an alternative history from the late 70s-80s with a plot based on a scenario of British victory in the Revolutionary War? I recall a scene which took place in ...
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Novel about girl growing up in a mirror universe, searching for surface world

I read this book on my Amazon Kindle. There was a girl whose father disappeared and she went on to later volunteer/work for some sort of research company. She had a dream where she saw a man shoot ...
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Do Borg have different collectives depending on which reality they exist in, or are all Borg across all realities part of the same collective?

Similar, but not what I'm after. In TNG Parallels, one of the alternate Enterprises consists of a Riker who claims that: The Borg are everywhere! So there's Borg in at least two universes, probably ...
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Story: Ship repeatedly blasted into parallel universes

I read this short story about 10 years ago. A young female starship officer wakes up after an attack by the dreaded mysterious alien enemies. She finds only part of her ship still in existence, and ...
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A collection of short stories involving dimension travel

I read a collection of short stories in high school for a class in 2012 where humans had discovered how to travel to different dimensions by visiting airports and meditating. I have only a memory of ...
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Short story about friends talking about parallel universes and probability

Trying to find a short story where two people talk about how the "many worlds" theories (or possibly the idea that if the universe is infinite everything will eventually happen) with the example of a ...
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Sci fi TV series about a parallel universe where belts let them stay there and give them power [duplicate]

I'm looking for a TV show that I watched when I was a kid (2000s). It's not Sliders, Parallax, Spellbinder, or Stormworld. It's about a boy who travels in a group with a girl and an old man (maybe a ...
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A universe not quite like ours

Okay this is a story someone else was telling me about. I wanted to read it but he didn't remember the title. This was in the mid-eighties; the story itself must be at least that old. The protagonist ...
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Looking for YA short story about boy who finds family living in cave from alternate world

I’m looking for the name of a YA short story that I read in middle school back in the late 70’s. I believe it was part of a Science Fiction short story collection. My recollection is that it had “Key” ...
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Is there such a being as 'Dark Multiverse' Darkseid?

I've recently been reading DC Comic's Dark Multiverse and I have been wondering just how the Dark Universe interacts with the Fourth World. In Dark Knights Metal We know that version differs from ...
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Is there any evidence that Whiterose's machine was real?

In Mr. Robot, Chinese Minister Zhang, aka Whiterose, has at great expense and effort over the course of decades constructed some sort of machine in New Jersey. The interior looks science-fiction-y the ...
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A sci-fi movie from 80's or eary 90's about a drug named "blue"

I don't remember much, mostly the ending, but the movie has to do with an alternate place or reality from earth. There is a drug of some sort called "blue" that is used recreational and also when ...
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Did Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie take place in an alternate timeline?

The 1995 film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie plays out like an extended special episode, giving the Rangers new "Ninjetti" powers and Zords based not around the Dinosaurs, but modern day ...
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