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Time Travel Methods

delorean I love the idea of travelling through time, hopping in a modified Delorian (Back to the Future), skipping through a wormhole (Farscape), or finding a way with my mind to achieve the feat (Hiro, Heroes). There are so many ways, in fiction (written or on screen), in theoretical science, or in philosophy too I suppose.

Just recently I read Irma Kurtz’s book Then Again which to me had a hint of time travel – the idea being that Irma was observing her past self through a travel diary she found, and in her book she gave her past self some words of wisdom as she retraced her steps.

We must all surely have some occasional “What if?” moments. It was last month when I was having such a discussion with a friend and I brought up the ‘Back to the Future’ film and the ability there to travel back in time and change the past. My friend responded by referring to the TV series Being Erica. I haven’t watched any of the shows but Wikipedia has this to say:

The show stars Erin Karpluk as Erica Strange, a woman who begins seeing a therapist to deal with regrets in her life, only to discover the therapist (Michael Riley) has the ability to send her back in time to actually relive these events and even change them.

I am also now watching the Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman series on Youtube.

In another conversation the TV series Outlander which is based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon:

In 1945, married World War II nurse Claire Beauchamp Randall finds herself transported back to Scotland in 1743 [after investigating a buzzing noise near the standing stones on the hill of Craigh na Dun], where she encounters rebellion and the dashing Highland warrior Jamie Fraser.

This made me recall the TV series I used to watch in the 1990s, Goodnight Sweetheart, in which Gary Sparrow (played by Nicholas Lyndhurst) discoveres a time portal which leads him to war time London.

In addition to this, someone else mentioned, within earshot of myself, a “Dean Koontz book in which the baddie slowed time to nearly stopped to do bad things to people…” I was curious about how the baddie slowed down time, but I don’t know which book it was.

And finally, I have been watching the video for David Hasselhoff’s True Survivor song. The video is from Kung Fury in which the 1980s Miami cop travels back in time, with the aid of some 1980s computers, it is rather silly, but pretty cool.


Through the Wormhole: /

Goodnight Sweetheart:


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