Questions tagged [time-travel]

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Time-travel novel with a timeship and a character who fights himself

I have a atrong memory of a scene in a time-travel book without remembering many other details. The main character is trying to accomplish something (I don't recall what, but call it X). In a wooded ...
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Are there any actual examples of “awful things happening to wizards who meddle with time” in the book? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hermione mentions: Awful things happen to wizards who meddle with time. Now, I can imagine what could go wrong logically, for example, their past self ...
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Short story about time traveller who brings virus from future

A short story about a time traveller from the future who brings a virus to cull the human race in our present. He muses on previous unsuccessful attempts and why more direct action is needed. He tries ...
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Story by Aaron Bernstein about a man going to space at a speed faster than light and looking at the Earth of the past

An episode of G, a miniseries by Radiolab, about Einstein’s brain describes a story by Aaron Bernstein Einstein read in 1905 or earlier that inspired him to think of relativity. It’s not “Eine ...
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Time travel story. 2 Researchers are stuck in primitive man times. (Neanderthal or Cromagnon) for MANY years

Paperback probably at least 20 years ago. in English The 2 researchers (1 male and 1 female) are just a side story to the main novel... (Their "story" is told in various interludes between chapters ...
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Archaeologists Time Travel to King Arthur Times

I remember reading a book about a group of archaeologists who are on a dig, they find a building, and they end up traveling back to what I believe was Arthurian times by way of something they found. ...
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90s/2000s TV show : man uses government time machine to fix national problems

This is a TV series from the early 2000s (maybe the late 90s). It was on prime time TV in the US. There is a government agency that has a time machine that allows the main character to jump back in ...
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Man falls through time in giant worms that connect past and future

Looking for a fiction story, probably YA, about a man who fell through time down the time worms in the story. It almost killed him, and he slowly kills himself with vicious alcohol of sorts that ...
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Time travel novel: machine makes clones, clones battle to be the one to get back their life

Published within last ten years. Guy enters machine. Comes out; the world is slightly different. He goes home, finds another guy is living his life. "Oh my god," he realizes, "I'm in a different ...
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Sci fi short story name about cyborg time traveling soldier [duplicate]

I have been trying to track down story I read in a middle school or high school class about a decade ago. It involves a soldier that was sent to "the end of time" in a gigantic battle for the universe....
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Short story might be called “The Drifter” about a man who falls asleep on a bus in the 1940s and wakes up in the 1980s

I am a librarian hoping to help a patron. The patron believes this science fiction/fantasy story was written in the 1960s by a housewife with four kids. The story might possibly be titled "The Drifter....
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Time traveler tells historical figures of their importance just before death

I'm trying to remember / find a short story (a few pages, if that) about a time traveler (possibly rogue(?)) who meets important historical figures just before their death and informs them of the ...
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TV movie: people travel back in time to see disasters

This was maybe late 90's, early 2000's- A man is photographed in a subway train wreck (I think)- later he is found in pictures of multiple disasters that happened years or even decades earlier. Turns ...
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In The Librarians why didn't this event in season 4 change the present?

In season 2 episode 10 when they're in the time machine room, Flynn says: All their owners tried to change history and got caught in temporal loops because you can never ever ever violate causality....
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Book about a brother and sister that shared a telekinesis connection

I’m looking for a book I read in the 80s about a brother and sister that shared a telekinesis connection. She was able to follow him as he traveled to a different time/realm. She felt the connection ...
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Did Picard violate the Temporal Prime Directive in “All Good Things…” [closed]

In "All Good Things…", the series finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Picard time travels to a number of eras, including his relative future. When the crisis is resolved, he chooses to share ...
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Book series about using wormholes and time travel to reduce decades of space travel to days

This was a two-book series. A ship would leave one destination with its crew and passengers in cryogenic sleep and cruise for, e.g. 80 years to the wormhole. They would pass through the wormhole to ...
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Cartoon about some kids who found dinosaur fossils and made them into pets

There was a cartoon about some kids who found dinosaur fossils and made them into pets that could fight other dinosaurs. It also had time travel involved. I think it was a mid 2000s show.
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Book about two kids who travel back in time and meet a dinosaur that likes gingko fruit

I read the book a long time ago as a child. If I remember correctly, it was about two kids who found a cave along the shore with dinosaur footprints, and when they followed the footprints into the ...
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Early 2000s movie about time travel, protagonist travels back to save girlfriend, then into multiple points in future

I'm trying to identify a movie I saw once in the early 2000s. It was a movie my mom had rented from Blockbuster and I remember walking in at some point to watch a fairly significant portion of it - I ...
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Alchemist meets time-traveller

I would like to identify a short story, probably written before 1975, in which an alchemist somehow captures a time-traveller and demands a quantity of gold in return for his release.
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Time travel back to stop a man to commit a disaster

I want to think that it was a series or a TV movie series. The movie/series looks like timeless but it not it well to what I have read in the episodes summary. It looks like a 2010s movie. I did not ...
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Time travel short story where someone from the past follows the travelers back

Short story on time travel where, at the end, a primitive follows them back to the present but gets scared of a delivery truck and jumps back through the device.
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A short story where a time traveller gets mistaken for Jesus Christ?

I read this short SF story in around 2008, but cannot remember the title and only vaguely remember the story. I'm not able to find the story on any search site, so I am asking about it here. I have ...
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Short story: man frozen in time seen as a monster [duplicate]

I need help identifying a short science fiction story. I can't remember who the story is by or what it is called. It is about man who is frozen in time, initially appearing as a blur, but over a long ...
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Last survivors from different time periods living together

Probably read in the 80s or 90s. USA English paperback. People from various time periods are living on an island or enclave/settlement on a beach. (Seem to recall a scene were a couple of people were ...
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I don't get the 7 signals of “Star Trek Discovery” season 2

Spoilers ahead, no further warning. I really, really don't get the Season 2 story arc of Star Trek Discorvery. Can someone help me with making sense out of it? The season starts off with 7 red ...
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short story about a railroad and a steam engine in medieval times

In the early 70's I read this short story in an anthology. A time patrol team must inquire about a railroad in the medieval English countryside. It turns out that a local blacksmith did invent a ...
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Short story where a grandmother is living backwards through time and a flood

Young teen has a grandmother who is seen as crazy, she talks to people who aren't there and moves around the house miming different tasks to air. The teen sees her grandma talking about a birthday ...
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Why isn't Lucy Rippled away in Karma Chameleon

In S1:E13 Karma Chameleon of Timeless, only Rufus and Wyatt go back in time in an attempt to stop Wyatt's wife's killer from being born. In earlier episodes, most clearly in S1:E1 (Pilot) and S1:E4 (...
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Children's picture puzzle book, got a kid trying to avoid traps from dying

I remember reading this book in the 3rd grade or something, and it had a kid going back through time or going through dimensions. He's trying to go back to his Grandfather or uncle's house, and the ...
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Has any previous work featured the same time-travel mechanics as Endgame?

In Avengers: Endgame the writers (and characters) make a pretty big deal describing how Are the mechanics in fact novel (the first example in fiction)? For the purpose of this question, this means: ...
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Can the post-Endgame Avengers solve all their problems with time travel?

During Endgame, the Avengers find a method of time travel, and use it to During the movie, their ability to time travel this way is strictly limited by However, by the end of the movie With that ...
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Isn't ending of Terminator 2:Judgement day a time paradox?

I have just started watching the Terminator franchise and finished till 2. But its ending had my mind boggling. If Skynet and Terminator, both are created by Cyberdyne, using the microprocessor that ...
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Why do the Avengers care about returning these items in Endgame?

Background It seems that the writers and directors of Avengers: Endgame disagree about the nature of the in the film. At the end of the film, Under the interpretation of the writers, i.e. the ...
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Short story about experiment with two balls pendulum that travels in time

Can't find the source of a short story about an experiment scientist are making with two balls traveling in opposite direction in time. At the end of the experiment nothing seems to happen. But ...
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Book involving time travel to early American colonies to plant a historical artifact valuable in the future, partially foiled by splitting timelines

I'm fairly certain that I read this somewhere between 2016 and 2019. The protagonist, a female, gains the ability to travel back in time somehow, and embarks on what ought to be a get-rich-quick ...
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Is there any precedent for time travel in the MCU?

Is there any time travel in the MCU
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Which movies mentioned by War Machine and Ant-Man actually support their point of view?

In a hilarious scene in Avengers: Endgame, I don't remember all the movies they mention, but I remember one of them was Another movie mentioned was So my question is,
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Post Endgame, how is the flow of time different?

The Ancient One explains: As we know, post Avengers: Endgame, What does this mean for the flow of time? In particular,
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Did Avengers: Endgame break its own rules?

At the beginning of Avengers: Endgame, there was exposition dialog explaining the rules of time travel this movie was working under. Banner explained that modifying the past will not alter the ...
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Time travel alters history but people keep saying nothing's changed

About 2005-10, I read a story in an anthology. Don't recall the title of the anthology, story or author. Involved the protagonist making repeated trips to the past. At each return, he found the ...
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How were there two Martys in 1955 in Back to the Future 2? [duplicate]

In BTTF 2, in the second timeline where Biff went back to 1955 to give the sports almanac to younger Biff, it doesn't make sense that there would be an original Marty running around. This is my ...
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How is Burnham's Mom able to find her?

In Star Trek: Discovery, Burnham's Mom uses the Red Angel suit to escape a Klingon attack. She jumps around time but can never reach Burnham. How then does she gain the ability to find Burnham in ...
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Film about a guy who travels back in time through a cave, brings an old man to the present and tells him the “strange bird” he's seeing is a plane

It was sometime between 2007-2014 I saw this (colored) film, and I only remember very few details. It was about a young guy (between 15-25), who went into a cave. Inside, there was a shape of a hand ...
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Story about old man teleported to the future where earth is under heavy radiation [duplicate]

I don't remember much about the story. I just remember that the main character is an ordinary old man that gets randomly teleported in the future, where most of Earth is contaminated with radiation. ...
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Story where a man is living backwards, at one point he goes into a grocery store and “puts stuff back on the shelves”

I read the story maybe 30 years ago but it may be older. A guy is living backwards, maybe as a result of some scientist doing something to him. The part I remember is him getting food by going into ...
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Time travel to the crucifixion of Jesus and changing the past

The story I'm looking for is not Let's Go to Golgotha!, although there are a few core similarities. It's not Up the Line either. In the mid 2000s, I read in a magazine a science fiction short story ...
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Time travel short story where a man arrives in the late 19th century in a time machine and then sends the machine back into the past

A time travel machine arrives in the late 19th century. A man jumps out and makes the machine disappear into the past so he can't be tracked. He then explains that human descendants with huge brains ...
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80s era sci-fi book on time travel; college man gets to the future where telepaths are a growing minority, plants iron berries and gets rich

Back in the 80s I borrowed a book series from a friend and never got to finish it. I've half looked around over the years and can't find anything that sounds even close to what I remember. It started ...