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Temporal Anomalies

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Quick Jumps

Source Code
Warlock, Blackadder Back & Forth
A Long Tomorrow
Other Films

Miscellaneous Articles
in original publication sequence except for indices inserted at correct points in the historic flow

Temporal Anomalies Classics
Temporal Anomalies Index 2009
Back to the Future Nationwide
  Theatrical Showing This Evening

People Magazine's Woman of the Year
  Sandra Bullock
    featured in time travel films

Temporal Anomalies Index 2010
Source Code Opens April 1, 2011
Future Time Travel Film Analyses--2011
Why Not Analyze
  Time Travel Television Shows?

Men in Black III Remakes History
Temporal Anomalies Index 2011
(Some of) The Best Time Travel Movies
  You Might Have Missed

Men in Black III May 25th U.S. debut
  midnight shows tonight

Future Time Travel Film Analyses--2012
Temporal Anomalies Index 2012
(Some of) The Best Time Travel Movies
  for Children

Films Currently Showing, November 2013
Upcoming Time Travel Films,
  from February 2014

(Some of) The Best Time Travel
  Romance Movies

Upcoming time travel films,
  from December 2014

Temporal Anomalies Index 2014
(Some of) The Best Time Travel Comedies
(Some of) The Best Time Travel Thrillers

Movies Analyzed
in order examined

    Addendum to Terminator
    Terminator 3:  Rise of the Machines
    Terminator Recap
    Terminator Salvation
    Terminator Genisys
    Terminator:  Dark Fate
Back To The Future
Back To The Future II
Back To The Future III
Star Trek Introduction
    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
    Star Trek: Generations
    Star Trek: First Contact
    Star Trek (2009)
12 Monkeys
    Addendum to 12 Monkeys
Flight Of The Navigator
  Flight Of The Navigator Addendum
Army of Darkness
Lost In Space
Peggy Sue Got Married
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Planet of the Apes
Kate and Leopold
Somewhere In Time
The Time Machine
Minority Report
Happy Accidents
The Final Countdown
Donnie Darko
  S. Darko
Harry Potter and
    the Prisoner of Azkaban

Deja Vu
    Primer Questions
Bender's Big Score
Popular Christmas Movies
The Butterfly Effect
  The Butterfly Effect 2
  The Butterfly Effect 3:  Revelations
The Last Mimzy
The Lake House
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Hot Tub Time Machine
Los Cronocrimines a.k.a. TimeCrimes
A Sound of Thundrer
Frequently Asked Questions
    About Time Travel

Source Code
Blackadder Back & Forth
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
11 Minutes Ago
Men in Black III
La Jetée
Midnight in Paris
Meet the Robinsons
H. G. Wells' The Time Machine
The Jacket
Safety Not Guaranteed
The Philadelphia Experiment
    The Philadelphia Experiment II
Time After Time
About Time
Free Birds
X-Men:  Days of Future Past
Edge of Tomorrow
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Project Almanac
Time Lapse
O Homem Do Futuro
    a.k.a. The Man from the Future

Abby Sen
When We First Met
See You Yesterday
The History of Time Travel
Copyright Information

The temporal anomaly terminology used here is drawn from Appendix 11:  Temporal Anomalies of Multiverser from Valdron Inc, and is illustrated on the home page of this web site.  This site is part of M. J. Young Net.

Books by the Author.

The Book

Temporal Anomalies in Time Travel Movies
Future Time Travel Film Analyses--2011

Our temporal anomalies series has taken us to many popular, cult, and obscure movies in the past couple of years, and there is more to come.  A series on the wonderfully fun Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel is in the works, hopefully to be ready next week.  After that, several films are waiting.

Source Code

We previously mentioned Source Code, which reached theaters in April but is already available on DVD.  The peculiar confusion of time travel and parallel dimension theory should give us much to consider.

[That analysis has since been completed, reformatted, and published here.

It was quite a surprise, well worth seeing, and worth reading, although it is impossible to say much about it without spoiling it.


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Warlock, Black Adder Back & Forth

The fan who provided copies of some of the recently considered films also included a 1989 film entitled Warlock in which the titular character flees from the past to the present, and one from comedic genius Rowan Atkinson with one of his more famous characters, Black Adder Back & Forth.

[These analyses are completed and pending; they may be posted by the time you read this.

The Blackadder piece is extremely funny on several levels, although a bit of a temporal disaster for certain.  The other was problematic on multiple levels and not strongly recommended.

The most interesting part to me was Lori Singer, who looks nothing at all like the Daryl Hannah look-alike she portrayed in the wonderful film The Man With One Red Shoe.]

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A Long Tomorrow

Our time travel analytical skills have been harnessed in advance:  the author of this series was asked to consult on the script of a very clever film, A Long Tomorrow.  Although it has many problems, some of which might not be soluble while preserving the plot, it has a wonderful Twilight Zone feel to it, as a grown son repairs the car in which his father's boyhood friend was killed, and then drives it to the past and accidentally saves the young man's life--which is only the beginning of the complications.  We've been promised an early copy of this so we can get our analysis to you as soon as it is released.

[We are still awaiting this one, but have not despaired, as there is a live web site and continued promises that the filmmakers are working toward its release.

As noted, it has some serious temporal problems, but is a very entertaining tale which will probably be well worth watching.]

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Other Films

We've been asked to look at several other films, including Triangle, Turtles in Time, and the Donnie Darko sequel S. Darko--for which we are seeking copies, although probably will find the Turtles film somewhere in our own archives here.

Fans of the time travel series are always welcome to suggest movies or ask questions, by e-mail or in comments.  For various reasons we limit the article series to movies (no television series, novels, comic books, or video games), with a preference for those having a theatrical release; but questions about time travel in other media are gladly addressed, provided the questioner provides sufficient information for the question.

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