Questions tagged [time-travel]

For use on questions regarding travel forwards or backwards (or both!) in time. This tag should be used in conjunction with the universe it is found in. Can also be used to signify that the question contains time travel when asking in relation to an identification question: [story-identification], [episode-identification], [character-identification] and [object-identification].

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Why did stopping Vosk from returning to the future reset the timeline (including the past)

In the Enterprise season 4 episodes Storm Front 1 & 2, the ship ends up in an alternative timeline where the Germans overran England and invaded the East coast of the US during WWII. (These ...
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Show of a guy from a human evolved future who travels back to 20th century to find other time traveler and save humanity [duplicate]

I don't remember too many details. It was a late 80s early 90's tv show. I watched dubbed to Spanish, but I think it may have been American(?). The guy travels to the 20th century to trap someone(?) ...
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Two(?)-book series about dragons, two sisters, a wizard, and time travel

I'm pretty sure this was a relatively modern book. The covers of the books were weirdly live action, I think. Anyway, it's about two sisters who live in this glade and are protecting the last(?) ...
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Trying to find time travel pulp story about traveller who gives proto-Inca the wheel which allows them to resist Europeans

Trying to find a short story. Probably Astounding or Analog. Guy goes back in time to early South America. Shows locals how to use the wheel. Then tries to go forward in time. Story ends with Incan or ...
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A manga about a girl who goes back in time through a door to be with a guy who died

A girl is sad about her best friend’s death, a guy, and she reads his diary. In it, he says all the things he wished he could do but didn’t due to his terminal illness. She goes through this door in a ...
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Story about an increasingly shorter "Groundhog Day"

In an entry for the "A Fate Worse than Death" trope from TV Tropes is written: There was a short story in one of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction anthologies of the 1980s about a ...
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How come Agnes chose 'Nielsen' as her surname?

Spoilers for season 3 of the German Netflix series 'DarK' In S03, Agnes' parents are revealed to be Bartosz and Silja. The most possible surname that Agnes could have gotten was Tiedemann, her father'...
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Character Impersonator travels back in time and accidentally takes over life of famous person he idolized

While reading another question I was reminded of a TV show or Movie I recall seeing (Strongly suspect it was a TV show, maybe one of the recent Twilight Zone series or Outer Limits type shows. An ...
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How many Captain Americas were there in 2012?

Ok, so famously, in Endgame Captain America fights an earlier (and comically patriotic) version of himself: Number of Caps: 2 It was also discovered that when he went ...
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1970s YA Sci-Fi novel with plot similarities to "Saturday, the Twelfth of October"

I read this book in the late '70s, years before I came across Norma Fox Glazer's Saturday, the 12th of October. This protagonist is a girl in her early teens who's insecure and not popular. One ...
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Even if he didn't want to use them, why didn't Voldemort steal all of the Time Turners?

This question covers why he wouldn't want to steal one and use it, but that doesn't explain why he wouldn't want to steal them all anyway. Regardless of if you plan on using it, simultaneously gaining ...
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Looking for HP fanfic. HG birthday. Orb from Molly. HG & HP to alternate past. Tapestry. HP's grandparents

I'm looking for a Harry Potter fanfic I probably read at AO3, for 6-12 months ago. Was then a WIP. I may be mixing together two stories... It's Hermiones (20th?) birthday and they're celebrating. ...
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Children travel back in time to the Great Fire of London

brother and sister get caught in a rain storm (anywhere from 8-13 years old...) they travel back in time to right before Great Fire of London another rain storm brings them back no obvious reason (to ...
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A book about stopping time

When I was younger like in 7th grade or something, about 6 years ago, I remember I picked up this book that was about time stopping. I don’t know if it was a series or a single book. I don’t remember ...
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Short story: attempt to time travel prevented by supernova

The protagonist is a scientist attempting time travel. A project has been completed to construct an enormous rod in space. When the rod is spun up to near light speed, a space ship will be able to ...
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Book where a time traveler is supposed to make an interview with Jesus

In this book, there was a time traveler guy who is supposed to make an interview with Jesus but he lost his memory if I remember correctly.
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Novel about time traveller amongst a group that go back in time to view historical events

I am searching for the name of a short novel, it was a bundle of novel inside one book, it must have been a famous sci fi author The story is about humans from the future taking pleasure to teleport ...
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Fanfic where the Force sends Obi-Wan back in time and he saves Siri's life

I read this ~4 years ago, and the title was shortish. Basically, Obi-Wan gets sent back in time by the Force, and starts changing history. He saves Siri's life, and starts a relationship with her. ...
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Short story about an inventor who invents time travel but dies whilst waiting to show someone

An inventor dies while waiting to see someone at the company that used to employ him. Apparently he has invented a technique for time travel and wanted to show that his ideas, that the company had ...
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Looking for a book series about every single fantasy trope ever

A group of people from Arthurian times, including king Arthur himself find themselves in another world/land and they must rebuild a city after a war (??) has ravaged the lands? (Yay portals) Then ...
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Novel of boys time traveling to recover pirate treasure who accidentally meet the pirates

This was a short novel (maybe YA?) that I read back in the 80's or 90's. I'm pretty sure it was part of a series. Legend has it that there's a pirate treasure buried on the beach just outside of town....
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Cartoon about a boy who jumps forward through his life by pulling some string on a ball

I am writing this from a vague memory but the overall theme of the cartoon I remember very well. It aired before 2000 but definitely after 1985. It's a cartoon about a boy who is given a ball or ...
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Einstein "quantum leaps" into young Japanese girl

I recall a short story I read in the 80's or 90's (might be older than that). The premise is that Albert Einstein (pretty sure it was him, might've been another scientist associated with the ...
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TV identification: Short-lived TV show about a time traveller with a super-computer disguised as a credit-card

It might have only been a pilot or a made for TV movie, but I remember a male time traveller who was for some reason in 90s US from a semi-distant future. He had in his possession a super-computer ...
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Looking for short story with main character in reverse time

It is a perfunctory cats and mouse "fugitive" scenario in a small town BUT the "mouse" is living in "reverse time" and it is handled extremely competently. I'm sure it was an early early early P.K.D. (...
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Two kids go back in time by accident

There’s this book I remember reading this like 2 or 3 years ago about two kids that accidentally time traveled back in time due to some mistake in a time machine. They just happened to be near the ...
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80s (or earlier) children's book series about a museum, time travel, and dinosaurs

In the mid-1980s, the Timberland Regional Library branch in downtown Olympia, Washington had a series of books about some children who discovered that a museum exhibit about dinosaurs could transport ...
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In the ST:Voyager episode Relativity, how could Seven see the weapon in the past when she could not see it in the future?

At the beginning of the episode, Seven finds the weapon while Voyager is in dry-dock but it is “out of phase” and she indicates that they have found where the weapon was placed but not when. At ...
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Short story about time-travelling cop/agent-of-justice from future checking on criminal exiled to our present [duplicate]

Trying to locate a sci-fi story I read in the '90s, and the story is probably written in '50s-'70s. Paraphrasing, might have fudged details, but the essence follows. The narrator A is a cop from the ...
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id sci-fi short story, lovers time travel together in a city apartment

I remember in high school late 90s reading a short story probably in an anthology or collection about two lovers (man and woman), who time travel while they’re together in their apartment bedroom (...
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Very old Groundhog Day time travel short story where a man travels back in time killing his parents [duplicate]

I think it must have been in Analog or Asimov in the early 1980s (81, 82, 83). It's a short story with only TWO characters: The prisoner and the psychiatrist. A man is seeing the prison psychiatrist. ...
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TV show about a group of people that travel through time to the past trying to identify an evil character

I barely remember a TV show I saw as a kid (mid-late 1970's or early 1980's). I've tried to search but I can't find. It was in Spanish TV (TVE) but I'm sure that was not produced in Spain. It was ...
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Searching for time-travel movie set in New Zealand

I think it's set in Wellington, and the actual travel happens by stepping through a kind of wall --- in one time, in a garage; in another time (I think maybe early 1900's) it's a wall at the back of ...
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Novel where a guy made an experiment on imaginary time travel without any time machine

I remember reading an unusual book where a guy made an experiment on imaginary time travel without any time machine. He thought that any day was kinda his past according to a future day and sometimes ...
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English TV show from 1960s time stops [duplicate]

I recall seeing this TV show when I was younger, probably a repeat (the sets and dress looked like a 1960s or perhaps even 1950s); I think it was an episode from a science fiction series, but can't be ...
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Old short story about time travel: not physical, just as onlookers

I’m trying to find a science fiction short story I read in the late 70s/early 80s, possibly in an older anthology: it was likely written in the 50s or 60s. It’s about time travel and its limits: ...
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Book trilogy about a mage transported 500 years into the past

Trilogy of books, about a mage who is transported 500 years into the past. He created the house he is a part of in the future. There is a battle with a golden dragon at the end. Cannot find the ...
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Movie: in a big seaside city time travel portals open to the apocalyptic future with the fading sun and zombie mutants

I hardly remember anything! It's an old movie or can be a part of a series from a 90'. It takes place in a big seaside city, maybe Los Angeles or San Francisco. Portals open to the apocalyptic future,...
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In Doctor Who, who has met himself/herself?

I'm trying to think of which characters in "Doctor Who" have met themselves by virtue of time travel. So far I've got: The Doctor (obviously) - multiple times. The Master - John Simm's Master met ...
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Movie about monsters that come through a portal from the future

At first the people who first saw the future were scared of how the world had come to this, so they try to stop the future from happening, but it ends up that the future actually happened because the ...
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Science fiction short story where medieval villagers were used to time travelers

There was a story in a science fiction magazine, probably Asimov's or Analog, probably about 1990, plus or minus 15 years I guess, where time travelers disguised themselves as natives of the time and ...
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In the Matrix is there any indication in films or novelization that time travel is possible?

It seems to me that even in the Matrix, paradoxes would still occur that might prevent time travel or that other aspects of the Matrix that are there to faithfully duplicate "the real world" might. ...
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Cartoon MC: 2 boy and 1 girl fight evil

The cartoon I watched was multiple episodes in 2006~2015 on "Cartoon network" (Don't remember the exact timeline). The main thing I remember is that the main characters are two boys and one girl (...
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Why did these characters not notice this at the end of The Light Brigade?

Just finished "The Light Brigade" from Kameron Hurley. Enjoyed the read very much, especially how everything neatly closes. There's one detail at the end that nags at me though:
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Time travel in Doraemon - was the Stable Timeloop effect ever really adverted?

The basic premise in the Japanese manga/anime Doraemon is that the titular character - a robot cat from the 22 century - was sent to the past to help Nobita Nobi to improve his future. In the first ...
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Short story about fried dinosaur being delicious [duplicate]

This was an odd one, I read a while ago in a large collection. The basic plot was that some time in the past the ability to open a portal through time was created. But the only thing that came of it ...
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Who authorises historical research via time travel?

In Star Trek: The Original Series Enterprise visited the past in two episodes, Tomorrow is Yesterday (when the crew were thrown back in time to Earth during the 1960's by the effects of a high-gravity ...
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Short story about intergalactic pizza delivery via time travel

I am looking for the name/title of this short story (not a book) with the following plot/elements: An intergalactic pizza delivery service run by a family The pizza kitchen never stops ("the mad ...
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A man builds a suspended animation machine to visit the future

I read a story in the '80s (it could have been early or late '80s) about a man who built a suspended animation machine as a form of time travel because he wanted to see the future in person. I think ...
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SciFi writer’s stories are plagiarized from the future

An author of science fiction repeatedly finds that no sooner has he published a new work than he finds that that it appears as though he had plagiarized it because it is suddenly listed as an already ...
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