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- Sep 15, 2013
Another short film but I haven't watched it yet so apologies if it's crap .. it's supposed to have a few Back To The Future nods in it ...
http://io9.gizmodo.com/this-low-budget-time-travel-thriller-looks-like-just-th-1766414840This Low-Budget Time-Travel Thriller Looks Like Just The Right Amount of Goofy Fun
Here’s an exclusive clip from Paradox, a brand new time-travel movie where someone who’s about to travel through time is told that if anything goes wrong, “You will literally disappear up your own ass.” That is the exact attitude that messing with the fourth dimension calls for.
Paradox, starring Malik Yoba (Alphas) and Zoe Bell (The Hateful Eight), is about a guy who goes one hour into the future—only to discover that an hour from now, everybody is going to be dead.
As I recall, Dervla Kirwan's role was recast part way through the programme's run, which coincided with me no longer be interested in it. Weird that!Lyndhurst will return to the role but it is not known if Dervla Kirwan, who played Gary Sparrow’s love interest, will also be back.
As I recall, Dervla Kirwan's role was recast part way through the programme's run, which coincided with me no longer be interested in it. Weird that!
In almost any science-fiction scenario involving time-travel, the default action is to kill Hitler. As terrible a human being as he was, there are many reasons why this probably isn’t a good idea
Nicholas Lyndhurst to appear in one-off Goodnight Sweetheart special
1990s time travel sitcom revived as part of season celebrating 60 years of BBC comedy
Tuesday 5 July 2016 16.00 BST
Nicholas Lyndhurst will return to BBC1 in a revival of its 1990s time travel sitcom, Goodnight Sweetheart.
The comedy will return as a one-off special as part of the channel’s landmark sitcom season celebrating 60 years of laughter.
Lyndhurst, who is still best known for his role as Rodney in Only Fools and Horses, and latterly in BBC1 drama New Tricks, starred in Goodnight Sweetheart as accidental time traveller Gary Sparrow who ended up in second world war London.
In the new episode, written by its original creators Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, he ends up “somewhere he has never been before” after he is catapulted back into 21st century life.
The BBC sitcom season will also see revivals of classic comedies including Are You Being Served?, Porridge and a Keeping Up Appearances prequel, Young Hyacinth, along with a handful of new shows.
Lyndhurst will return to the role but it is not known if Dervla Kirwan, who played Gary Sparrow’s love interest, will also be back. The BBC said further casting would be announced in due course.
Marks and Gran’s other TV credits include The New Statesman, featuring Rik Mayall as Alan B’Stard, and Birds of a Feather, recently revived by ITV.
Shane Allen, controller of BBC comedy commissioning said: “The whole sitcom season is geared towards giving comedy royalty their due recognition and in Goodnight Sweetheart we have heavyweight writing and performing talents reunited in this hugely popular and fondly remembered show.
“The conceptual update is sublime and it was heart-skipping stuff to read – it’s an absolute belter.”
Jon Rolph, executive producer of Goodnight Sweetheart, added: “I’ve long been keen to catch up with the life and various times of Gary Sparrow, so it’s an absolute delight to see Goodnight Sweetheart take its place in the landmark sitcom season.”
Goodnight Sweetheart ran on BBC1 for six series, from 1993 to 1999.
Although Wells' 'Time Machine' is mentioned on several threads here, none of them seem suitable for this story:
HG Wells or Enrique Gaspar: Whose time machine was first?
... There are, of course, much earlier descriptions of travelling through time - usually in a dream, but occasionally by some kind of magic.
"Edward Page Mitchell's story The Clock That Went Backward (1881) is usually described as the first time-machine story, but I'm not sure that a clock quite counts."
I'm a big fan of Reynolds work in general, and I read that one recently. Not a lot like his usual stuff, but very thought-provoking.Permafrost by Alastair Reynolds. Pretty good time travel tale complete with paradoxes.
FULL STORY: https://www.livescience.com/time-travel-origins.htmlWhere Does the Concept of Time Travel Come From?
The dream of traveling through time is both ancient and universal. But where did humanity's fascination with time travel begin, and why is the idea so appealing?
The concept of time travel — moving through time the way we move through three-dimensional space — may in fact be hardwired into our perception of time. Linguists have recognized that we are essentially incapable of talking about temporal matters without referencing spatial ones. "In language — any language — no two domains are more intimately linked than space and time," wrote Israeli linguist Guy Deutscher in his 2005 book "The Unfolding of Language." "Even if we are not always aware of it, we invariably speak of time in terms of space, and this reflects the fact that we think of time in terms of space."
Deutscher reminds us that when we plan to meet a friend "around" lunchtime, we are using a metaphor, since lunchtime doesn't have any physical sides. He similarly points out that time can not literally be "long" or "short" like a stick, nor "pass" like a train, or even go "forward" or "backward" any more than it goes sideways, diagonal or down.
Perhaps because of this connection between space and time, the possibility that time can be experienced in different ways and traveled through has surprisingly early roots. One of the first known examples of time travel appears in the Mahabharata, an ancient Sanskrit epic poem compiled around 400 B.C., Lisa Yaszek, a professor of science fiction studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, told Live Science
In the Mahabharata is a story about King Kakudmi, who lived millions of years ago and sought a suitable husband for his beautiful and accomplished daughter, Revati. The two travel to the home of the creator god Brahma to ask for advice. But while in Brahma's plane of existence, they must wait as the god listens to a 20-minute song, after which Brahma explains that time moves differently in the heavens than on Earth. It turned out that "27 chatur-yugas" had passed, or more than 116 million years, according to an online summary, and so everyone Kakudmi and Revati had ever known, including family members and potential suitors, was dead. After this shock, the story closes on a somewhat happy ending in that Revati is betrothed to Balarama, twin brother of the deity Krishna. ...