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Questions tagged [time]

This tag applies to question that deal with how long a certain event/process took

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Chronologically longest chapter in ASOIAF?

According to George R R Martin: A Song of Ice and Fire is told through the eyes of characters who are sometimes hundreds or even thousands of miles apart from one another. Some chapters cover a day,...
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Nuclear missiles about to land but time stops except for a lone housewife. What show is it?

Posted in the blog "Postcards from the Zone," a blog focused on the Twilight Zone, the following entries were made on the page for "A Little Peace and Quiet:" it was on chiller recently. This ...
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What is this time loop called?

Like a stable time loop, but when each version of the time traveller goes back in time, they create a history that differs from the previous alternate history? Is there a general term for such an ...
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How long were Daenerys' dragons locked up for?

How much time passes between Daenerys locking up her dragons, and Tyrion freeing them? Weeks? Months? Years?
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Biff To The Future Time Travel Paradoxes

In the comic book series Biff to the Future, Doc Brown and Mr. Strickland go back in time, Doc to stop Biff’s parents from getting married and Strickland for reasons I can’t tell. Also, Biff goes to ...
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How do multiple children enter the World of Narnia?

If, when a person is in Narnia, time does not pass in the real world and children who visit Narnia enter it one at a time (as in a queue), then after the first child crosses over how do the other 3 ...
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How long is a year for an Asgard?

I was searching for an answer for this question and it got me thinking: What if a year on Asgard is longer than a year on Midgard? Thor and Loki can be same Asgard age but born God knows how many of ...
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Missing day in The Horse and His Boy

In The Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse and His Boy, there seems to be a discrepancy in the timing of events. After Shasta has given the warning to king Lune, he falls behind as their hunting party ...
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How long is a Farscape cycle exactly?

I was checking the List of races in Farscape wikipedia article and they refers time as "cycle". continuing my research, I found this vague mention : Leviathans can live about 300 cycles (slightly ...
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How in the world did Slughorn prepare the Felix Felicis in time for his class?

In the summer of 1996, Horace Sluhorn is persuaded into coming out of retirement by Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore. Around two months later, he greets his students with potions such as Felix ...
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Time as money movie

I'm looking for the name of a short black and white movie in which people were given an allotted amount of time at birth, and used that time to buy things. For example, a can of beans in the store ...
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What is the relationship between the various calendars of Middle-earth?

There are several different calendars in use in Middle-earth: the Shire, several different groups of men, and the Elves. What is the relationship between them?
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What is the actual time relationship between the Land and our Earth realities?

In the book series The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, there is a clear time discrepancy between the Land's time and our Earth time. Roughly, between the first and second time Covenant ...
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When was Robert Baratheon's coronation?

During the rebellion Tywin Lannister and Eddard Stark were at King's Landing during the demise of the Mad King Aerys as Robert was injured during the Battle of the Trident. I know dates are not ...
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Please identify a book involving characters who can manipulate time

I read a book in the last couple years i could have sworn I got off of the New York Times bestseller list, but I'm having a hard time remembering the title - it was the first of a new series and I ...
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How is the passage of years measured in Game of Thrones? [duplicate]

On Earth, we have several cyclic, natural processes that we use to measure the passage of time: the weather (seasons), the stars (seasonal constellations), the length of days (the declination of the ...
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What was the time span over which the events in Half Life took place?

What was the time it took Gordon to get from the beginning of the story (anomalous materials facility of Black Mesa) to the Nihilanth? I believe he arrived in the morning but I don't recall walking ...
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Help Identify Viking Time Travel Short Story

I read a short story in the mid-90s which was fairly similar to Poul Anderson's "The Man Who Came Early." Different from that story, this was told from the modern protagonist's point of view. ...
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I was reading a book about a boy who was able to travel through time, and i am trying to remember its name

A couple years ago, I read a book about a boy that was able to imagine a clock in his head, and make the hands of the clock spin, forward and backwards, allowing him to travel through time. I believe ...
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How much time passed in the real world while Harry was at King's Cross in the final book?

Harry spends a whole chapter of the last book in King's Cross after getting hit by the killing curse from Voldemort (which sounds to be like at least ten minutes or more), however, it doesn't seem ...
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In The Forever War, how do they tell time in the stasis field?

In The Forever War by Joe Haldeman, there is extensive discussion of how Mandella decides He estimates how long to wait as 5 hours to 6 days, and another character estimates 4.5 hours to 5 days, but ...
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How is time measured in Star Trek

On many episodes of Star Trek DS9, each character has a good sense of time. Whether it's on a mission or having a drink at Quarks, they seem to know when to begin that mission or have their social ...
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Book that explained different forms of time travel in films

I remember a while back reading a book about the different forms of time travel in movies and science fiction. I can't seem to recall the name now!
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How much time elapses during Age of Ultron?

How much total time elapsed from the beginning of Age of Ultron to the end? Some possible reference points: Agents of SHIELD had bookend episodes, so it can't be longer than the time between the ...
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Timeline of Peter Jackson's Tolkien movies

The LotR trilogy made some significant condensation to the timeline, with the Quest taking place immediately after Bilbo's 111st birthday, instead of 17 years later, as in the book. This change in ...
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Trying to remember the name of a series/book involving time

A few years ago i read a book that involved time travel as one of the main plot elements. As of right now i can't quite place a finger on the name of the book. Details that I remember There were at ...
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How much time passed between episodes 20 and 21 of Star Trek: Voyager season 3?

When watching Star Trek: Voyager season 3 episode 21 Before and After I was surprised that Kes was anchored to a time where she had much longer hair, and that Tom and B'Elanna are seeing one another; ...
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short story about a man who wakes to find that time is running very slowly, but then time speeds up

I'm looking for a short story about a man who wakes (maybe on a spaceship) after some accident to find that time is running very slowly, so he believes he has all the time in the world to think about ...
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How does time and aging work in 'the Grid' of Tron?

I was watching Tron: Legacy, and thought for a moment that if Flynn is trapped within this 'Digital Frontier' that he created, wouldn't he be able to control his own appearance and aging? If not, ...
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Idea of paying for things with time

I recently read the Quantum Thief. This book had the idea of the time you live as something that can be used to pay for things. When you run out of "money" you die. I was wondering is this the ...
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Is there a time limit on the Hunger Games?

If a Hunger Games went on for too long - what would happen? I was looking through the book for an answer and come across this quote: In two weeks, 23 of you will be dead. One of you will be alive. ...
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Time rift episode on Star Trek TNG

I remember there was an episode in which the Enterprise was passing through an area of space that had pockets of accelerated time. What I so vividly remember about this episode is that Picard came ...
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How long did the War of Five Kings last?

The Five Kings are: Robb Stark - The King of the North Stannis Baratheon - Robert's younger brother and legitimate heir Renly Baratheon - The youngest Baratheon who decided to proclaim himself king ...
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What happened in the Doctor's past that made him destroy Gallifrey prior to the Day of the Doctor?

In the Day of the Doctor, both 10 and 11 remember destroying Gallifrey. Does this mean that in their past, the Interface never showed up? or did he just not listen to her and destroyed the planet ...
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Calendar in the Wheel of Time series?

While investigating this excellent timeline resource for the Wheel of Time series, I noticed the invented names of months in the leftmost column: Aine, Adar, Saven, Amadaine, Tammaz, Maighdal, Choren, ...
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What is the approximate timeline of season 6 of Game of Thrones?

Events in Game of Thrones season 6 have proceeded with rather uneven timing: Episode 9 is perhaps excusable, since it is tightly focused. But the last episode is particularly egregious: Can anyone ...
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What is this Sci-Fi time-travel Movie/TV Movie from the 1970's (I think) called?

Does anybody know the title of a film that features robots or androids I think they were called and the humans, I think being chased by these androids, jumping through a time travel machine that ...
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How long does it take to get from Moat Cailin to Mole Town on horseback?

Question says it all. How long does it take to get from Moat Cailin to Mole Town on horseback? Assumptions: No battles are going on, but the land is not peaceful. You need to not attract too much ...
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Time loop story involving gypsy curse

Back in the 90's I read a book that either was the whole book or just a short story in it which had a guy stuck in a time loop he eventually discovers is caused by a gypsy who cursed him because his ...
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What was the first story to feature stopped time?

It's common in science fiction, and occasionally fantasy, to see a device that can stop time. Time travellers on Heroes, such as Peter Petrelli, Nathan "Tommy" Bennet, and Hiro Nakamura can make ...
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How could a starship crew get away with missing an entire day?

In the TNG episode Clues, the crew However, when the Enterprise next interacts with Starfleet (eg docks at a space station or comes into contact with a time beacon1), won't they do some kind of clock ...
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Scientist that creates a potion that slows down his perception of time and dies of old age at sunset

I seek help identifying a short story I read more than 20 years ago (maybe the story itself was written before the 80's even). This short story (to the best of my recollection) involves a scientist ...
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How far is it between Hobbiton and the Lonely Mountain?

Although The Hobbit provides approximate times for the stages of Bilbo's and the dwarves' journey, it does not indicate how far they traveled. They left Hobbiton near the end of April and reached the ...
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What is the most distant future time period in science fiction? [closed]

Parameters: 0. It must be a finite time period from the beginning of the Universe, (like 1 billion years) 1. It must have some relevance to the story or plot 2. It cannot be open ended, 'end of the ...
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Short story about a boy who lives in a time warp to age faster [duplicate]

A long while back I read a fairly short story about a boy who happened across a bunker that was stocked with supplies for longterm survival, MREs and such I believe. The major plot device was that ...
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Trying to remember a dinosaur book

From what I remember, a guy is transported back in time, a time before dinosaurs. He is told to only travel on certain paths. When he breaks this rule, he bends a blade of grass that a dragonfly/...
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To the other side

If the Millennium Falcon went into light-speed, it'll be on the other side of the galaxy by now. ~ Admiral Piett As far as I know, it takes a couple of days to cross the galaxy at light-speed. It's ...
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How long does a spell last in the Harry Potter universe? [duplicate]

I didn't find this question or a related answer to my question. Some spells like "Avada Kedavra" are spells that are intended to do one thing, the conjurer focuses on that spell and when they stop ...
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Title of a book about trying to control “the moment” [duplicate]

I read this book which I think is from the early 2000s. I don’t know what it is called, who wrote it, or who published it, so I’m hoping a kind soul can help me out. There’s this extra-dimensional ...
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Pre-Historic Time Travel Short Story

I read a short story around 1989 in which a man somewhere in Europe (London/Paris maybe) sent a pocket watch somewhere (in time) and it came back a few minutes later rusted. The man decided to send ...