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A concept frequently used as a plot device involving the manipulation of events by characters traveling through time.

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Old sci-fi movie with time travel, lava and a race of strange people

I was taken to a double feature as a kid. Now trying to identify the movies. I have very limited, strange snippets of memories of these films. Both were intense. -I saw the double feature in the late ...
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Trying to remember old movie with chariots?

I was taken to a double feature as a kid. Now trying to identify the movies. I have very limited, strange snippets of memories of these films. Both were intense. -Late sixties or very early ...
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How is Cooper's age justified?

In Interstellar the course of events to my knowledge is the following: The time taken to travel from Earth to the wormhole is 2yrs (Aggregate = 2). After that we don't know how much time passed on ...
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Time travelling soccer player

I've forgot the title of a movie, it's not an old movie, pretty much sure, and its about a teenager boy who plays soccer and that time travels back in time.. and he ends up falling in love with a girl ...
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Time travel movie with a spinning time machine

I've been looking for a long time for the name of a (probably) made-for-TV movie involving a time travel machine that spun like a small carousel, with a teenage boy and girl sitting on it. After ...
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A movie with a time machine which is being used to stop the crime

It's a Hollywood movie. I have seen it 5-6 years ago and now I don't remember its name or cast. The plot was something like this: there is a department with a time machine. They use this machine to ...
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What is this movie about a time travelling genie?

I faintly recall seeing a movie with one thousand and one nights motif. The twist of this movie is, there is a genie who is banished to 20th century London. His lamp in old Arabia is connected to TV ...
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Why didn't Kellog die in S1E5?

In Continuum Season 1, Episode 5, But Kellog didn't die. Kiera had some speculations about why that happend, but they all seem kinda odd. Is there an explonation consistent with the serie's logic? ...
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Old series about guy scientist and future?

What I remember: * First episode: Scientist (Second brain in the world (by volume or mass)) found a guy in our days and take him to future. They said that the "first brain" started apocalypses and ...
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Why had 5 1/2 hours passed on the ship?

Doctor Who series 2 episode 4: The Girl In the Fireplace Reinette is 37 ... After the clockwork androids are stopped the Doctor is trapped in Versailles because all the time windows are broken. Then ...
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Crossing your own timeline, changing the future - how does that work?

There are many movies and TV episodes in which a character "crosses his own timeline", sometimes even meeting his past or future self (e.g. The Day of the Doctor). Technically, I should say meeting ...
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How did they get back in “City on the Edge of Forever”?

I’ve never understood how Kirk, Spock, and Bones got back to the present at the end of “City on the Edge of Forever”. Going back to 1930 is simple enough, they stepped through the portal at the right ...
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Why don't they try to change the past?

I always saw Twelve Monkeys as being centered around the fact that the past cannot be changed. But why is that? Is it a physical law that makes it impossible to change or is it just the scientists ...
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Character takes photos every day of a scene outside his studio [closed]

The movie I am trying to remember the name of, has a character who takes photos (each day I think) of a scene outside his studio. He uses them to build a giant image of the view which is displayed on ...
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Time and Space Travel?

In the movie 12 Monkeys, when James Cole was sent back in time for the second time, they sent him by mistake to the WW1 era. But I think the place where they sent him was not in USA, but in Europe and ...
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What is the Butterfly-Effect in Mr. Nobody?

In Mr. Nobody, the concept of time-travel is blended with the butterfly effect. In the movie, when the old man tells his story as a child, he says that he chose his mommy and daddy because they would ...
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Are there any guides to the timeline of Donnie Darko?

I have the basic understanding that the entire plot to Donnie Darko revolves around time traveling. As far as the ending is conceded, you may have various interpretations of what actually happened. ...
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What does the word “Cellar Door” represent in the movie “Donnie Darko”?

I've watched Donnie Darko many times, yet I always feel like I'm missing something important when Drew Barrymore's character brings up "Cellar Door". Edit From imdb.com - quotes - Karen Pommeroy: ...
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Why not send back dead or drugged people in Looper?

I understand that it would ruin the story but why not shoot the target in the future and then just send back the dead body? Or with their legs broken? Or drugged? It seems like a lot could go wrong ...
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Back to the Future Part 3 - Why doesn't Marty use the other DeLorean?

In Back to the Future Part 3 Marty follows Doc back to 1885 to rescue him from being shot at the hands of Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen. He arrives in 1885 some time after Doc has written the letter that ...
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In “Looper” was there a reason why they didn't send people directly to the furnace?

In "Looper" the future bad-guys send back people to be killed in a field by a guy with a stupid gun who then takes them into what appears to be a massively-insecure blast-furnace equipped factory of ...
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Looper: Why don't more things change back?

In looper why don't more things change when they kill/mame people? Like when Joe shoots himself at the end and Older Joe disappears why doesn't it undo the things that Older Joe did seeings as he now ...
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What happened to change Joe's timeline?

As far as I can remember, we see a total of three Joes in the movie. Joe A kills himself, then 30 years later gets sent back and is killed by Joe B, a closed loop. Joe B, however, changes from the ...
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How did the timeline work?

I'm not sure I quite understand how the timeline(s) of Looper works. You have the initial timeline (A), where Joe shoots himself, goes on to party, and then meets the asian woman. The Rain Maker ...
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In “La jetée” does the time-traveler's body stay in the present time?

The film La jetée -- famous for inspiring 12 Monkeys -- appears to feature a method of time travel that is more psychological than mechanical. There is no time machine. Instead, a man who is known for ...
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What was the first tv show or movie to feature a character who travelled through time?

There have been many characters who have travelled through time but who was the first? Off the top of my head, I can only think of Ebenezer Scrooge and his 3 ghostly visitors. I'm not even sure that ...
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Time travel paradox in Futurama

In S7E3 "Decision 3012", a man from the future travels back in time to stop Nixon winning the election. Since he defeats Nixon, there is no need for him to return to his own time. He never does and ...
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How is Agent J able to get the time-travel device in Men in Black 3?

In Men in Black 3, Agent J (Will Smith) goes to see Jeffrey Price in the electronics store to obtain the time-travel device built by Price's father that J can then use to travel back to 1969 to avert ...
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What is the reason for the blood between Henry and Clair in The Time Travler's Wife?

There is a scene after the miscarriage where Henry and his wife are sleeping on thier bed and they see blood on the bed. What does it mean? Is this a second miscarriage or did I miss something?
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Henry's secret in The Time Traveler's Wife

In the movie The Time Traveler's Wife, shortly after Henry meets Clare for the first time, Clare spends the night at Henry's. Following morning she finds a lipstick in Henry's bathroom, and when Henry ...
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identify movie where army goes back in time to ww1 or ww2 era

My father and I were talking about this movie, we saw it a VERY long time ago. All I remember about it is, that the army(present day in the movies time) somehow either Bermuda Triangle or something, ...
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In the Time Travellers Wife why does Henry never meet himself?

There are several occasions in the Time Travellers Wife where Henry arrives at the same point as he's already been, such as when he sees himself die and when Alba is conceived. Why does he never meet ...
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In Back to the Future Part II, how could old Biff have made it back to 2015?

So in Back to the Future Part II, Doc picks up Marty in 1985 and takes him to 2015. Then old Biff realizes the Delorean is a time machine. Old Biff steals the Delorean and travels from 2015 to 1955 to ...
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What does the woman from the future mean when she says she's “in insurance”?

At the end of 12 Monkeys, the doctor spreading the virus gets on a plane and sits next to a woman we know (or can assume) is from the future. She tells the doctor that she's "in insurance." What does ...
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What caused and ended the time loop in Groundhog Day?

I've always wondered what caused the Time Loop experienced by Phil Connors in Groundhog Day, as well as what ended it, but I don't recall it being discussed in the movie. What was the cause for the ...
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Is the time loop on the cruise ship a second timeline in Triangle?

In Triangle, at the start when Jess arrives at the boat for the "first" time, is this the start of the continuation of the ending scene. It's known that the cruise ship and any surroundings after ...
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What happened to Thomas Granger?

In Primer there is a secondary character named Thomas Granger that the two main characters Aaron and Abe come in contact with. Apparently he is the father of Abe's girlfriend Rachel and is head of ...
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Why does George Mcfly employ Biff to wax his car after he had previously tried to rape his wife?

In Back to the Future, Marty goes back to 1955 and devises a plan for his father George McFly to win over Lorraine in order to ensure Marty's survival. The plan involved Marty pretending to sexually ...
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Why does Harry only make use of time travel in The Prisoner of Azkaban?

At the end of The Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry and Hermione travel back in time to save Sirius (and as it turns out, Buckbeak) and escape the Dementors. If this is a legitimate option for saving ...
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Why don't Marty's parents ever mention how similar he looks to the Marty of 1955?

Although Marty is only in 1955 for one week, he plays a pivotal role in getting his parents together. He even briefly dates his mother. So, considering he plays such a pivotal role, does it make sense ...