Questions tagged [time]

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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 ...
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How much time passed between The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian?

The book series will nonchalantly say "hundreds" or "a thousand" or "thousands" of years in different places throughout, but is it ever stated exactly how much time passed between Peter, Susan, Edmund,...
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Are there still Leap Years in the Star Trek Universe?

I mean, if you are able to travel at warp speed, you should be able to come up with a viable calendar. What canon information is there regarding whether or not somebody boldly fixed the Leap Year ...
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Creating the future in boxcars [duplicate]

I'm trying to find the title of a sci-fi short story I either read or saw on TV - the plot is generally about possibly invisible (I might be wrong about that) people who build the future by re-...
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Book from 1960, a girl keeps blacking out and going back in time to the time of the druids

I read this in grade school so think the book was probably from the 1960s or 1970s. The (female) protagonist would black out and go back in time. I remember druids and Stonehenge and also there was a ...
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Sci-fi movie where time-travelers(?) journey to ancient Rome/Greece(?)

I'm trying to remember a movie. The only thing I remember clearly is that there were modern explorers in a land or time that resembles ancient Rome or Greece. At the end of the movie during a ...
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A war on a planet where time passes slowly at the poles [duplicate]

The story is set on a planet where time passes much more slowly at the pole. A soldier is near one of the poles and a major offensive seems to be building up with his side firing into some kind of ...
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Wasn't Percy 5 days short of his 16th birthday on Doomsday?

Doomsday, as told in The Last Olympian, ends up taking place exactly on Percy's birthday (whatever that is, i don't have the books in front of me). However, due to the 5 days lost in the Lotus Casino ...
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Help me track down a short story about a pursuit across time-rates?

This was in an anthology from way back in the 60s or 70s when I was just getting into SF - I've no idea who the author was. One man pursues another as he slips across different time rates - the only ...
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Can you help me identify a short story about mandatory suicide?

I read this story years ago in a very old magazine, so it is written 1990 or earlier. It was a Bulgarian magazine from the 80s, printing translated stories, probably космос or наука и техника за ...
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How are years measured in Doctor Who?

While the Doctor travels, he always refers to the current year as it is measured on Earth. But we measure time starting from the birth of Christ, who was born on Earth (thus, I suppose, not "...
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Why did the observers travel through time instead of colonising a new planet?

So I finally watched the last episode of fringe and apart from the plotholes/paradoxes time travel always creates in any book or movie, I liked it. One question though has always bothers me: the ...
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Looking for story where time is accelerated and characters have to get back to ship?

Looking for story where time is accelerated on a planet. The characters are actually born at the beginning of the story and then grow up quickly and inadvertently learn that their forebears came from ...
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How does time work in The Matrix?

I'm somewhat confused about the nature of Time in the Matrix, but I have 3 different possibilities, all of which are neither confirmed nor denied in the trilogy as far as I can see. Possibility 1: ...
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How does the manipulation of time allow contact with other dimensions?

In the TNG episode We'll always have Paris, a time experiment allows a man to be partially in our dimensions and partially in other dimensions. How does the manipulation of time allow contact with ...
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What does the Doctor mean by this statement?

What does he mean when Clara tells him to change the future and he says "I could have once, if the time lords were still around."?
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story about an ark on land demonstrating time dilation [duplicate]

I'm looking for a story about an ark on land where the people who live in the ark are pulling the ark along. If they travel forward of the ark, time speeds up, if they travel in a reverse direction ...
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Walking dead TV: How much time as passed from the fall to the start of Season 3

The question says it all, how much time as passed from the start of the Zombie outbreak to the start of Season 3? Using Laurie's pregnancy you can say "around 9 months" but we don't know if she ...
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Final crack in the universe

As of the the 6th season finale, was the universe crack on the TARDIS monitor-screen thing purged after the Doctor went to June 25, 2010?
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How can the time variations be explained in the first three books of the 'The Chronicles of Narnia'?

I haven’t read the last three books of The Chronicles of Narnia story yet. But how is it possible that between the first two books there is a time shift of several thousands of years and between the ...
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Timezones on New Year in Space Pilot 3000

During re-watching the Space Pilot 3000 I've noticed: People in various countries are counting at the same time despite that there should be several time zones. When the earth is shown from space USA ...
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Earth in a timestorm [duplicate]

Does anyone know the title of a book where an individual or group ventures through an Earth that is continually swept by timewaves which transport to different era?