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Temporal Anomalies

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elsewhere on this site.

Quick Jumps

La Jetée, Triangle, Butterfly Effect 3
Meet the Robinsons, Midnight in Paris,
  The Time Machine, The Jacket,
    Men in Black

More Films Sought

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--2012

About this time last year, we took a look ahead at films we planned or hoped to analyze then upcoming.  We have managed to cover most of those, highly recommending Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel and Source Code, enjoying Black Adder Back & Forth, but being less enthused about Warlock and S. Darko.  We spent the year in search of a store copy of Triangle, eventually ordering it online; it awaits our attention.  We are also still eagerly awaiting the appearance of A Long Tomorrow; no recent word has come on progress there, but independent films are expensive and challenging, and delays are part of the process.

La Jetée, Triangle, Butterfly Effect 3

Last year there were several films on the shelves; this time the larder is leaner--but we do have a copy of the critically acclaimed Jetée, which we will begin dissecting next.  In addition to that and Triangle there is also a copy of Butterfly Effect III:  Revelations on the shelf at this point.

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Meet the Robinsons, Midnight in Paris, The Time Machine, The Jacket, Men in Black

We have more recently become aware of a few time travel stories we missed.  The animated Meet the Robinsons has been mentioned by a couple of correspondents, and last year there was a film entitled Midnight in Paris.  We will be seeking copies of these, along with the 1960 version of The Time Machine, a more recent release entitled The Jacket, and what sounds like a clever film currently in limited theatrical release worldwide but not near me, Safety Not Guaranteed.  We also gave an initial look at Men in Black III, and await the video release for a more thorough consideration.

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More Films Sought

There is word in the industry that Isaac Asimov's first time travel story, The End of Eternity, is in pre-production.  A general search for time travel films recommended by other writers has produced about a other titles that look interesting, some because I enjoyed them years ago, some because they were temporal disasters, and some because I did not know they existed, or did not know they involved time travel.  A search continues for these and other titles, including 2046, The Philadelphia Experiment, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Timecop, Slaughterhouse 5, Time After Time, Daleks:  Invasion of Earth 2150, The Navigator:  A Medieval Odyssey, and Escape From the Planet of the Apes.

As always, fans of the time travel series are welcome to suggest movies or ask questions, by e-mail or in comments.  For reasons previously explained 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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