of the Twentieth Century-An angel brings back a document
from 1998. Samuel Madden's book is part of time-travel fiction trend originating
in utopian literature.
Time Machine- H.G. Wells offers the idea that technology
can transport a person through the 4th dimension.
Special Theory of Relativity. Time is not separate from space, but bound
up with it, and flows at different speeds depending on how fast you're moving.
General Theory of Relativity brings gravity into the equations. The next
year, Karl Schwartzchild predicts the possibility of black holes.
Oop-V.T. Hamlin's caveman hero debuts in the comics; by end
of the decade he's touring history courtesy of Doc Wonmug's time machine.
and Nathan Rosen uncover possibility of portals through space-time, opening
a Pandora's box of paradoxes that has yet to be resealed.
Star Wagon- Maxwell Anderson's time travel play, shot for
TV three decades later with Dustin Hoffman and Orson Bean.
Kurt Gdel, using Einstein's equations, realizes that a spinning universe
allows for time travel.
Sound of Thunder-Seminal Ray Bradbury story in which time
traveler goes dinosaur-hunting courtesy of Time Safari Inc., kills a butterfly,
and accidentally triggers history-changing havoc in the present.
Wheeler coins the term wormhole. Thank you card from sci-fi writers never
Zone-Rod Serling's moody series taps time travel theme for
many episodes, including "Execution" and " The Last Flight."
Pal-directed version of The Time Machine, starring Rod Taylor,
who battles thuggish Morlocks in the far future, falls for docile Eloi tribe
member Weena, and, at film's end, decides to move permanently to the ignorant
Eloi era with a few choice educational texts.
Kerr postulates that spinning black holes can act as time machines. Evidence
later found that all black holes spin.
episode of Dr. Who, BBC TV series that ran until 1989, detailing
travels of a renegade Time Lord.
Trek pilot-King of all TV sci-fi series laid the groundwork
for decades of time travel, wormhole negotiation, and the like.
of the Apes-Launch of durable film and TV franchise that
monkeys with evolution, shocks with Statue of Liberty ending. Rod Serling
wrote part of first script.
Five-Kurt Vonnegut's masterly war novel explores Dresden
horror and nature of time itself, via hero Billy Pilgrim.
first discovery of a black hole, Cygnus X-1.
Tipler discovers that an infinitely long spinning cylinder can be used as
a time machine. Searches for one have been unsuccessful.
Reeve as Superman, reversing rotation of the Earth to go back in time and
save Lois Lane.
in Time-Christopher Reeve again, this time as a playwright
who wishes himself back in time to romance a famous stage actress from the
Bandits-A suburban boy goes on a time travel adventure with
dwarves who have "borrowed" a map of the universe's time holes from God.
Terminator-Arnold as a killer android, sent back in time
(nude, for some reason) to find clothes and then kill the mother of the
future savior of mankind. In T2, he came back as the good guy.
strings first precisely described by J. Richard Gott III and William Hiscock.
Many cosmologists think these superdense threads formed shortly after the
Thorne publishes recipe for general- purpose time machine. Ingredient list
includes wormholes and negative energy.
and Ted's Excellent Adventure-Time travel yields excellent
term paper for stoner kids. Time machine looks like a phone booth and it
works, George Carlin tells the boys, by "modern technology."
string time machine proposed by J. Richard Gott III. While beautiful, it
is as practical as all preceding time machines, which is to say, not very.
Monkeys-Terry Gilliam film brilliantly explores the paradoxes.
of the Apes-Remake finishes with mighty puzzling Ape Lincoln
Time Machine-Remake with Guy Pearce slated for March release.
Directed by H.G. Wells' great-grandson, Simon.