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How did Biff return to 2015 from 1955 without a lightning strike?

Biff didn't actually have to use the same plutonium-driven Delorean that Marty had to use in the 1st part. He used the Delorean that Doc had modified based on 2015 technology, which didn't need the ...
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Movie where father, mother and son are the same person?

Predestination For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending ...
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How did Marty meet Doc in 1955 after Doc has travelled to 1885?

The Doc Brown in 1955 is younger than the Doc Brown in 1885, by 30 years. The Doc Brown in 1955 will still live for another 30 years before traveling back to 1885 and being shot by Buford.
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TV-Show: Time travel with group of different times. Fork-like tool used as weapon

This is The Fantastic Journey. It's actually from the late 70s rather than the 80s. The show revolves round a group of people shipwrecked or lost on an island in the Bermuda Triangle where different ...
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What caused and ended the time loop in Groundhog Day?

I think many are missing this crucial dialogue in the movie: Rita: I don't know what to say. Phil: I do. No matter what happens tomorrow, or for the rest of my life, I'm happy now. The loop broke ...
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Time-travelling neo-Nazis try to give Hitler an H-bomb

Zítra vstanu a oparím se cajem (1977) English title: Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea Former Nazi Klaus Abard survives to the 1990s by taking anti-aging pills. He plans to use a ...
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What's the role of the Receiver/Transmitter in Avengers Endgame?

The GPS's connect them to the Quantum Bridge. They allowed them to travel through it remotely and safely. Stark solves this with a "time-space GPS," a way for the team to travel through the ...
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How did Ulrich end up in 1953?

[Currently there is another answer that has been accepted, but I don't think it clearly answers the question, so I provide this answer as an alternative.] The cave's tunnels serve as a junction of ...
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Time travel movie: guy wants to live in the past, travels there and meets another girl who wants to live even further in the past

The movie is "Midnight in Paris (2011)", American-French romantic comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. Set in Paris, the film follows Gil Pender, a screenwriter, who is forced to ...
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How did Ulrich end up in 1953?

The idea of going 33 years into the future and 33 years in the past had to do with the methods of time travel, and there are several shown in the show. "Season 1" Time Travel The 33 years ...
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Is the time loop on the cruise ship a second timeline in Triangle?

I thought it might help to explain just the mechanics of the events on board the Aeolus a bit to clear up what's happening. I am loosely following this video analysis by Peng Yang, though I think I ...
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How did Travelers bring matter/objects/artifacts into the past?

Like the other answer attempts to explain, The Travelers do not take any physical materials with them, but instead The Director is able to communicate with the traveler teams in the 21st Century ...
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Where did the second Marty go?

Marty2 is Marty 1 from the beginning of the movie. He goes to the same time and place Marty1 went earlier. In the scene you describe, Marty1 is watching the events from earlier in the movie. The "...
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Was Dormammu's dimension required for the time loop to work?

Maybe, but it would be more of a trick than actually trapping someone. The only reason his plan worked was because Dormammu himself "lived outside of time". Meaning that while Dr. Strange put ...
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Back to the Future Part 2: What was the point of going to the future?

I think the most simple answer is that this is what the characters did at the end of the original film. Bob's Zemekis and Gale never had any intention of producing a sequel and never originally ...
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Back to the Future Part 2: What was the point of going to the future?

It's not the worst plan ever. Firstly, the Marty of 1985 is arguably more grounded than his 2015 self. Although there are plenty of ways that Marty could just try to keep his son from getting ...
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MCU connected to Doctor Who?

There is no connection between the MCU and Doctor Who that I am aware of. Several actors have played characters in both but that is about it. The only other connection is that Doctor Who Weekly was ...
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How does Ash figure the year is 1300 A.D.?

Do we know the year We know from the filmmakers that the plot was intended to be set in 1300. This was their original intention for Evil Dead II, which they got to realizing in Army of Darkness (and ...
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How come the present is not changed for the lab team?

The present is never changed for the lab team because they never traveled through time. To our knowledge, the members of the lab team all originated in the timeline in which the time travelers arrive,...
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First appearance of going to past (time-travel) to change the present

The 1933 film Berkeley Square has the protagonist wanting to go back to experience sea faring England, and not change it, but he does. The 1947 film Repeat Performance has a woman wish she could go ...
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Time travel / accessing the fourth dimension

First, is this a fair understanding of time travel in movies? Broadly speaking, you are correct. The points I'm raising are nuances to your ideas, to show you why it's different from what you expect. ...
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How did Travelers bring matter/objects/artifacts into the past?

They don't. They go back to the past with them (or their Historian) knowing where to find the necessary materials to build whatever they need, with their future technological knowledge. The Travelers ...
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Shot mechanic in Tenet

I struggled with this as it seemed to be a temporal loophole but I think there is an answer - which lies at the end if you don't care for the details. Examining the relevant scenes of the film, this ...
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How does Ash figure the year is 1300 A.D.?

The Evil Dead series includes The Evil Dead (1981), Evil Dead II (1987), and Army of Darkness (1992). Thus Ash's era in the 20th century should be sometime within the period of about 1975 to 2000. ...
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What happened to Thomas Granger?

I don't have much to add to these interesting speculations. But the director's commentary on the DVD indicates that he was asked this very question at a tech conference. Carruth explained that he ...
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How did Aaron and Abe repeatedly loop back to the party in "Primer" without creating paradoxes?

The narrator himself (Aaron2) is an Aaron who encountered a future Aaron (Aaron3) who looped back to do the party a second time. Aaron2 himself has been convinced by Aaron3 to not do the party, ...
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Where did the second Marty go?

The second Marty travels back to the same point Marty originally traveled to, and becomes the Marty that prevented his father from being hit by his future father-in-law's car and endangered his ...
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Time travel / accessing the fourth dimension

Mathematically, it depends on the shape or curvature of the 3rd dimension. Consider a more tangible example. Two people on opposite sides of the Earth are 1 earth diameter apart (about 7,900 miles ...
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Why doesn't Marty and Jennifer's time jump to 2015 affect their future in Back to the Future Part II?

In the first film Marty changes the course of his parent's meeting. Despite this creating an obvious grandfather paradox, the reverberations from his actions take multiple days to catch up with him. ...
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Identify Kids Time Travel TV Show

Sounds like the UK kids show Kappatoo from 1990. From a website dedicated to it: Kappatoo is based around 2 people who can be termed as “Time Twins” – they are identical in appearance, but separated ...
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