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Time as money movie

This looks like it might be The Price of Life, a 1987 short film produced by Chanticleer Films and originally aired on the U.S. cable channel, Showtime. While it doesn’t have a Wikipedia entry of its ...
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Is Zack Morris's 'time stop' ability in "Saved By the Bell" a supernatural ability?

As noted, Zack's time-stopping can affect the world of the show in real ways. We cannot read it as merely a narrative device. We have to accept that, in the world of the show, Zack really can stop ...
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Nuclear missiles about to land but time stops except for a lone housewife. What show is it?

This is a Twilight Zone episode: "A Little Peace and Quiet," from the 1980s series. Per Wikipedia: Penny is a very harried housewife with a dim-witted and hapless husband named Russell. They also ...
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Is Zack Morris's 'time stop' ability in "Saved By the Bell" a supernatural ability?

In a word, no. It was a "fourth wall break" that the makers modeled on the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off. "People think, oh, that was such a novel idea that you came up with," ...
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Is there any mention in the entire Peter Pan franchise of a cyclical history?

I'm not sure about the Disney franchise, but this is alluded to in the book Peter Pan by J M Barrie. In the final chapter we learn how Wendy has grown up, and instead Peter comes to collect her ...
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Time war story - soldier name lengthens as he travels further from the battle front

This is David Masson's "Traveller's Rest", previously asked about in this question. I can't find a summary anywhere, but here's an extract from one review: ...as one travels south, one ...
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Time rift episode on Star Trek TNG

It was Timescape, S6 E25. An excerpt of the episode: Captain Picard and Lieutenant Commanders Data, La Forge, and Counselor Troi are aboard a runabout heading back to rendezvous with the ...
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Time as money movie

It wasn't a "short, black & White" movie, but this is very much like the premise of In Time, which starred Justin Timberlake. Humans had been genetically engineered -- they no longer aged (...
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How long were Daenerys' dragons locked up?

Game of Thrones The timeline in Game of Thrones is deliberately vague with events in the same episode in different areas sometimes being months apart. Whilst the unofficial timeline is one season = ...
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Time is evaporating and writing is disappearing from the bricks that rise above the time barrier

"Time, as it Evaporates . . .", a translation by Jean-Louis Trudel of "Le temps, en s'évaporant", a short story by Jean-Claude Dunyach. You may have read it in the anthology Year's ...
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How long is a year on Asgard?

A year is a year is a year (in the MCU at least) In Thor: Ragnarok, we see "year" referenced several times to multiple beings without any clarification as to what frame of reference was ...
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How much time passed in the real world while Harry was at King's Cross in the final book?

A brief amount of time Upon hitting Harry with the Killing Curse, Voldemort was supposedly knocked out at the same time. Harry closed his eyes again and considered what he had seen. The Death Eaters ...
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How long are the events of Half-Life 2 in-universe?

About two weeks, though only a few days from Gordon's perspective. We can tell by the lighting in the outdoors levels that two days pass before Gordon and Alyx escape Nova Prospekt. The game begins ...
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Missing day in The Horse and His Boy

It is entirely possible that C. S. Lewis made a mistake in setting up the timing of Rabadash's siege and assault. However, there is nothing in the text that is explicitly inconsistent. It is clear ...
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How much time passes in WandaVision?

Monica first goes to Westview around three weeks after Smart Hulk’s snap and Blip brought everyone back. Hayward: Come on, let's catch you up. It's been three weeks and you're the first to report. ...
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Why is "years" plural used to describe the gap between Ronin sightings?

The newscaster’s statement about it being "years" since the last "sighting of the Ronin" is likely correct. According to Marvel Studios’ The Marvel Cinematic Universe: An Official ...
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Chronologically longest chapter in ASOIAF?

Bran III, A Dance with Dragons Length: Seven weeks (a full moon's turn, plus three-quarters of another) The following are exerpts from this chapter. On the first page: Later in the same chapter: ...
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What happens to everyone else when Cage resets the day?

It depends entirely on which theory of time travel the story is operating under, something that may, or may not be explained in the original source. However, I'm going to go out on a limb and assume ...
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How long does it take to get from Moat Cailin to Mole Town on horseback?

Judging from this map is approximately +/- 1,000 miles from Moat Cailin to Castle Black and Mole's Town is just to the south. You might be able to get 100 miles per day out the best horses, if you ...
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What is this time loop called?

This is using the Many-worlds interpretation as a solution to temporal paradoxes. From the wiki: The many-worlds interpretation could be one possible way to resolve the paradoxes that one would ...
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Time as money movie

I think you are looking for a short film called "The Price of Life" produced in 1987 by Stephen Tolkin. While its not in B&W it does sound like what your referring to in plot and premise. ...
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What is the actual time relationship between the Land and our Earth realities?

Thanks to Chris's comment that led to the interviews, of which I just now got around to exploring and found the answer (over a year later our time, or in terms of the Land, as this answer will show, ...
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Is Star Trek Beyond set after TOS in the original time line?

Star Trek Beyond is still set 3 years prior to TOS. Beyond is set in 2263, while TOS starts in 2266. From Beyond "Captain's Log, Stardate 2263.2. Today is our 966th day in deep space - A little ...
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Looking for title of SciFi story (on TV) about invisible men who fix things out of place in time

"A Matter of Minutes" is the third segment of the fifteenth episode from the first season (1985–86) of the television series The Twilight Zone. This segment is based on Theodore Sturgeon's ...
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Short story related to space time and boy that grows old

Icarus at the Edge of Time by Brian Greene Icarus, like his father, will live out his life on the starship Proxima, headed on a 23-trillion-mile journey to a planet that had sent intelligible radio ...
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What is the relationship between the various calendars of Middle-earth?

The various calendars in use at the time of The Lord of the Rings are similar to ours. Like ours, they are based on the movements of the Sun and Moon. In Valinor, before the creation of the Sun and ...
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When was Robert Baratheon's coronation?

We Don't Know I was thinking about this yesterday as we know when Aegon's coronation was (I mean it's obvious the first day of the first month of 1 AC) so was wondering if we had any information on ...
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What was the first "Life in a Day" story?

1935: The Green Man of Graypec, a novel by Festus Pragnell, serialized in the July, August and September 1935 issues of Wonder Stories (links are to the Internet Archive). The protagonist has his mind ...
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How much time passed between episodes 20 and 21 of Star Trek: Voyager season 3?

No time passes; Kes travels from the future to the past to warn the crew. Long-haired Kes is actually Kes from the future. There is some timey-wimey stuff going on, which I can't remember all the ...
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