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    VANTAGE POINT Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDp-08uNH0Y with dennis quaid , this isn't a time travel movie but it rewinds from 4 different perspectives all taken from different points of view of the incident over and over again. Another spectacular movie !

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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    Sure thing. Downloadable for a week, here's Primer — and also Somewhere in Time, which is a very sweet and romantic 1980 Christopher Reeve time travel movie that I really enjoyed. (And which, unlike Primer, is easy to follow! )[*]https://we.tl/t-nutdhbdnCs[/LIST]
    That's wonderful Bill, thanks very much!

    I had a bit of a trawl through my old video collection and picked out some movies I had totally forgotten that involved time travel. Some old classics here, which I'd not seen for a very long time but I do remember fondly!

    The Final Countdown (1980)
    Mentioned this one earlier. What would happen if the Nimitz, a modern day Aircraft Carrier, suddenly found itself in the vicinity of Pearl Harbour, on December 7th 1941?


    Timescape - aka Grand Tour - Disaster in Time (1992)
    A man and his family become embroiled with a group of time tourists, who have travelled back in time to witness a major natural disaster: the destruction of their town.


    House (1986)
    A horror/sci-fi/comedy classic. The trailer doesn't do it justice, and doesn't even feature the time travel element. No major spoilers, but the House hides a secret, a portal into the past. Our protagonist, a Vietnam veteran, is transported back to Vietnam a decade ago, to the horrors of the war, which he is forced to confront and where his whole life unravels...


    Millennium (1989)
    If you need another reason to watch this (other than Cheryl Ladd), this is pretty hokey by today's standards, but would make for an excellent remake if done right.

    Essentially, owing to a fertility crisis, time travellers are returning to the twentieth century and abducting healthy humans to help repopulate the future. How to do this ethically? Air crashes. Abduct all the passengers seconds before the plane goes down and replace them with bio-replicants. They were all going to die anyway, at least this way they'll live - but 1,000 years hence. Studying the wreckage of one such accident, and strange clues on the cockpit voice recorder, an NTSB investigator (Kris Kristofferson) becomes suspicious and the mystery begins to unfold.
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    The Butterfly Effect is one of my favorites of all time. I'm not that big Ashton Kutcher fan but the child actors are very good in it. Primer another good one. I'll have to see it again because didn't really get it when I saw it for the first time. It was just way too complex to understand.

    Another not mentioned yet, The Philadelphia Experiment. I bet a lot of you know the story, it's supposed to be real experiment.
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    I just recently watched Resolution (2012) IMDb

    and The Endless (2017).
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    Not exactly time travelling but I guess they're close enough. You should see The Resolution first because The Endless is kind of a sequal.

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    Just watched Resolution, The Endless, and their (Co-directors Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead) newest 2020 one, Synchronic.

    Quote Steve stumbles upon a terrifying truth about the psychedelic that will challenge everything he knows about reality and the flow of time itself.
    and with each one, these talented guys are getting better funding and making interesting movies.
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    I don't know why this thread has gained my attention. Maybe it's because I've been waiting for someone to make the giant leap from MOVIES to TV series. Is that OK? I mean, a TV series can be even more effective than a 90 minute film. In that case I suggest The 4400. Oh, you didn't know it was about time travel? Funny thing is that somewhere in the later seasons the Jordan Collier character gives a very coherent speech that in today's world would be perfectly fitting. I won't say anything about this series being predictive programming. But an argument could be made. What fascinates me about it, though, is the emphasis on the development of so-called psychic abilities and the plot gimmick of impending doom for humanity lurking in the future. From my personal point of view, having my entire life severely impacted by ongoing non-ordinary experiences that are almost impossible to talk about, it is quite possible that the PTB are creating the chaos we see around us to prevent the kind of awakening that I've pretty much been forced to embrace. And there is a fast growing semi-consensus in the abduction/UFO community that we're dealing with dimensionals, not so much with aliens from Aldebaran. I think The 4400 is a perfect fit for these interesting times.



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    I need to watch more TV I suppose, I have never even heard of most of these!
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    Quote Posted by Karen (Geophyz) (here)
    I need to watch more TV I suppose, I have never even heard of most of these!

    OMG don't do that! TV is the mindkiller! Thank heaven for free trials on the streaming services.

    And thanks for your kindness, Karen.

    By the way, while not *exactly* a time travel movie, I highly recommend We Are Boats, found on amazon prime. Their free trial won't put one bit of fuel into the Bezos rocket.



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    If you're talking time travel TV shows - where to begin. There's so many to choose from. There are those TV shows that feature time travel as its central premise, or featured as its most prominent device, and there are all-encompassing sci-fi series, like Star Trek, or the X-Files, or Fringe, where time travel was the theme of a particular episode.

    So let's go!

    Among those that specifically involved time travel in its premise and that occur to me, that I enjoyed, even loved, and heartily recommend:

    - Life on Mars (UK) (2006 - 2007)
    - Quantum Leap (1989 -1993)
    - Dr. Who (1963 - present)
    - Primeval (2007 - 2011)
    - Early Edition (1996 - 2000)
    - Terra Nova (2011)

    Beyond all of them however, reaching so far as to skim the thermosphere, where it rules alone as probably.....nah, without question....the most awe-inspiring TV show that there ever was! (at least until the last couple of seasons, where it was rushed /like Game of Thrones/ and ended with a bit of a whimper)...it can only be:



    For a while though it was like...OMG. If you watched it, well, you KNOW!! Just thinking about that show, even today, gives me goosebumps.

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    I don't know why this thread has gained my attention. Maybe it's because I've been waiting for someone to make the giant leap from MOVIES to TV series. Is that OK? I mean, a TV series can be even more effective than a 90 minute film. In that case I suggest The 4400. Oh, you didn't know it was about time travel? Funny thing is that somewhere in the later seasons the Jordan Collier character gives a very coherent speech that in today's world would be perfectly fitting. I won't say anything about this series being predictive programming. But an argument could be made. What fascinates me about it, though, is the emphasis on the development of so-called psychic abilities and the plot gimmick of impending doom for humanity lurking in the future. From my personal point of view, having my entire life severely impacted by ongoing non-ordinary experiences that are almost impossible to talk about, it is quite possible that the PTB are creating the chaos we see around us to prevent the kind of awakening that I've pretty much been forced to embrace. And there is a fast growing semi-consensus in the abduction/UFO community that we're dealing with dimensionals, not so much with aliens from Aldebaran. I think The 4400 is a perfect fit for these interesting times.
    I watched 2 seasons and thought it was way too cheesy. That show had a lot of potential though so it might have been so much better if the writers of the show had been better. I don't know, maybe I should see it all the way through then.

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    Anyone here seen Dark on Netflix? Not sure if it's on US Netflix because it's in German (though it's also dubbed in English but I like it in German) and it reminds me of Twin Peaks. Already watched 5 episodes and it's really interesting. The soundtrack is also quite interesting. Remember those trumpet sounds all over the world? Yeah, this show has those on the background. Maybe predictive programming again? That must have been some sort of experiment.

    Quote The first German production from the world's leading Internet TV Network is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In ten hour-long episodes, the story takes on a surprising twist that ties back to the same town in 1986.
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    Quote Posted by muxfolder (here)
    Anyone here seen Dark on Netflix? Not sure if it's on US Netflix because it's in German (though it's also dubbed in English but I like it in German) and it reminds me of Twin Peaks. Already watched 5 episodes and it's really interesting. The soundtrack is also quite interesting. Remember those trumpet sounds all over the world? Yeah, this show has those on the background. Maybe predictive programming again? That must have been some sort of experiment.

    Quote The first German production from the world's leading Internet TV Network is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In ten hour-long episodes, the story takes on a surprising twist that ties back to the same town in 1986.
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    I've seen it and it's great although very confusing especially in the third season, when parallel realities also come into play next to the many time jumps between the periods all 33 years apart.

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    Quote Posted by muxfolder (here)
    Anyone here seen Dark on Netflix? Not sure if it's on US Netflix because it's in German (though it's also dubbed in English but I like it in German) and it reminds me of Twin Peaks. Already watched 5 episodes and it's really interesting. The soundtrack is also quite interesting. Remember those trumpet sounds all over the world? Yeah, this show has those on the background. Maybe predictive programming again? That must have been some sort of experiment.

    Quote The first German production from the world's leading Internet TV Network is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In ten hour-long episodes, the story takes on a surprising twist that ties back to the same town in 1986.
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    I've seen it and it's great although very confusing especially in the third season, when parallel realities also come into play next to the many time jumps between the periods all 33 years apart.
    Forgot to mention that 33-part from the post above, which is everywhere all over this series. 33 dead lambs etc. Full of freemason stuff it seems.

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    Quote Posted by Karen (Geophyz) (here)
    I have never even heard of most of these!
    You and me both!

    As I don't have a TV, I don't expect things are going to change any time soon....

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    Stephen King 11.22.63 - the book.
    Actually, I didn't watch the movie, but the movies based on his books are always very good, sometimes favorite ones.

    Stephen King's unbelievable knowledge of human nature makes the feeling that his heroes go through so real, that they go through your own heart and mind.
    And in this work good and dark sides of the same human (real ones, not the copybook maxims) intertwined and different times do same, keeping all details.
    Even 'The Catcher in the Rye' there is a story of how bad 50's are and how good 60's might be in the words of the main character.
    50 years back trip, trip around America with it's differences good and bad things.

    This is not just a thriller, this is a work of humanist and historian.

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    It's a Wonderful Life is my fav Christmas movie - also has aspects of time travel

    In colour:
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7vfx5k

    I do prefer the more authentic Black and White version.
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    Stephen King 11.22.63 - the book.
    Actually, I didn't watch the movie, but the movies based on his books are always very good, sometimes favorite ones.
    11.22.63 was an amazing book: a man finds himself back in 1963 and decides, by himself, to thwart the assassination of JFK.

    I gave it as a gift to a relative 2 Christmases ago. She reads two books a week and has for probably 50+ years, mostly crime/thrillers, but had never before dipped into Stephen King. She told me it was probably the best book she had ever read.

    Unfortunately the TV mini series was poor, in fact, dreadfully weak. My view of King adaptations is quite different to yours. None of them ever live up to the books. The Shining is an exception, but that was just the genius of Kubrick. Misery is also an exception. The first Pet Semetary wasn't too bad either, and the recent IT movie was decent.
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