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Questions tagged [time-travel]

For use on questions regarding travel forwards or backwards in time. This tag should be used in conjunction with the universe it is found in and any relevant work tags.

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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 ...
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Sword in the Stone story where the sword was held in place by electromagnets

So some years ago I read a story that included a "sword in the stone" bit and it was explained that the sword was held in place by electromagnets that could be released when "the one" tried to pull ...
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Time travel short story where dinosaur doesn't taste like chicken

I ran across this other question about time travel and dinosaurs, and it reminded me of an old short story I read a long time ago. I read it in a collection of short stories. It would have been a ...
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Story about war fought using time manipulation

I'm trying to identify a story about a conflict fought using time manipulation. One detail I think I remember correctly is about trapping some kind of a leader or general in a sphere altering time ...
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Movie: Scientists travel to the future to avoid nuclear war, last surviving one is used as fuel by future humans

My family used to rent a lot of VHS tapes over the school holidays when I was young, and this movie was amongst them, which would make it pre-mid 90's, (possibly 70's or 80's from what I remember of ...
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Book about a time-travel war fought by computers

I read a paperback in the mid-1970's in which combatants fought a war using time travel and adaptive computers. After a battle, the victors had to quickly flee because the opponents would return from ...
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Cartoon with brother and sister sent back in time by their uncle to relocate troublesome little monsters to different periods

It was about two kids, probably brother and sister, whose uncle (I think) sent them on missions back in time to capture little monsters that were causing trouble, and then relocating them to a ...
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Time travel novel where a man falls asleep each night and lives a full lifetime

I'm in search of the title of a novel I read in the '70s. A man falls asleep and each night lives a full lifetime. He realizes he has awoken in the present day when sees a white curtain blowing in ...
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Short story about a man who claimed to be a time traveler, committed suicide, and claimed he instigated the holocaust

I am trying to find the title and author of science fiction short story about a man who killed himself, who claimed to be a time traveler who'd traveled to the past to mitigate his version of WW2, ...
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Story that is part biblical text and part science fiction

A friend of mine is trying to find the source of a story she uncovered a few weeks ago. She probably copied it from a book or a magazine in late 1960/early 1970 in the Netherlands, so the text is in ...
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Short story with a time loop initiated by aliens studying humans for one million years

Back in the 80s I read a story in an anthology book, in which unseen aliens "invade" Earth and force everyone to relive the same day over and over. They do this in order to thoroughly study humanity ...
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80/90s UK children's drama series about an “alien” boy with radio weapon

I've been trying to track down a live-action children's TV series (or short story perhaps) from the 1980s or 1990s, probably on CBBC or CITV. A few people I've spoken to IRL have suggested The Boy ...
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Is this a time-travel discrepancy in Gone World?

This is a question on Gone World. At one point, Shannon gets back in time without the formal channel (i.e. getting on her ship and heading back over a period of 3 months). She actually uses the time-...
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Fantasy book where (some) magicians can transform into dragons, based on genetics [duplicate]

I thought the story was written by Trudi Canavan, but apparently I was wrong. It was a book or maybe a series of book. I think I’ve read it 5-15 years ago in Germany. Not sure when it might have ...
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Short Story or Novella About Observing the Future [duplicate]

Trying to identify a story: I read it in an anthology during the 80's. The anthology may have been older than that. Narrator is sent by an organization to view the future. He does this on multiple ...
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YA/teen book with male main character meeting his future self who wants to fix history

Currently looking for a book with a male teenager protagonist. Possibly a secondary female protagonist. He meets his future self who has come back to “fix” history. This includes killing people who ...
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Sci fi novel, heatwave, time travellers, see through dress

A paperback novel I read mid 1970's UK. Set in a USA town during a long heatwave, a lot of good looking strangers (who it is eventually revealed are from a few hundred years into the future) are ...
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Book with time travel and aliens using collars to mind control

I'm looking for the title of a book series I read at as child. The story starts on a future Earth in which people are sent back to live in medieval times. However, unknown to the future Earth, the ...
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Novel Based on Time Travel via Synchrotron and Female Skeleton Love Interest

Sometime in the 1960's I read a novel featuring time travel via a giant underground synchrotron. At some point the protagonist travels to a future where the synchrotron facility has been destroyed in ...
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Clara went back in time to save all the Doctors

If Clara went back in time to save all the Doctor's past incarnations through Trenzalore's TARDIS, why doesn't Matt Smith's Doctor recognise her when they first meet from all of their past encounters ...
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80s or 90s TV episode where a man trapped between two seconds sees world deconstructed and rebuilt

I'm trying to find an episode from what I think is a sci-fi TV series produced sometime in the 80s or 90s. In the episode, a man and another character(s) finds himself stuck in the interval between ...
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Why didn't Doc Brown send the letter to his house in Back to the Future Part III?

We all know how the movies happen at the end of Back to the Future, Part II and the beginning of Part III. Western Union delivers it at some road next to a sign for future housing development. Marty ...