Thursday Movie Picks: Time Travel - TV edition

It's another TV edition at Wandering Through The Shelves. This week she asks us to choose TV shows that feature time travel. I know there's a lot of shows with this theme. Here's what I came up with. 

1) Are You Afraid of the Dark?

While this show was technically about teenagers telling scary stories around a camp fire, there were a number of those that dealt with time travel. The one I'm thinking of is when a student finds a necklace in her locker, she's able to travel back in time and see an explosion that killed the fellow student who was wearing it nearly 30 years before. 

2) Inuyasha

This anime is about a girl who falls through a well and transports herself back to feudal era Japan. It's kind of ridiculous but it's my favorite anime. 

3) Futurama

Fry is a pizza delivery man who ends up frozen in 1999 and wakes up in 2999. This show was always stupid fun. 

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  1. I remember watching a Japanese anime years ago and getting quite involved with it but can't remember the name of it but it was the one you chose. They are quite well done actually. I haven't seen the first one but it remind me of a TV movie I watched with Lindsey Wagner who finds a necklace in her new home she bought and she is transported back In Time to the 1800's. As for Futurama ...I enjoyed it. I haven't watched it in a long time but it was stupid fun

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    1. Inuyasha? Yay! I loved it. They even went back and finished it after the show caught up with the manga and had to end.

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  2. Wow Futurama didn't even cross my mind but I love it. I haven't seen the other two.

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    1. It took me a while to think of Futurama too, which is weird because it should be so obvious. lol

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  3. Good choices but Yikes I haven't seen any of these but have heard of Futurama but it being animated it never appealed to me.

    I don't think I've seen a ton of time travel shows but was able to come up with these three.

    Atlantis (2013-2015)-When marine scientist Jason (Jack Donnelly) is mysteriously transported from present day England to the legendary land of Atlantis via a deep sea accident he discovers a world of legend and myth ruled by King Minos and his scheming Queen, Pasiphae. At first he blunders about but shortly is befriended by Hercules (Mark Addy)-not yet the strong man of legend and Pythagoras a brilliant but poor youth. As time passes Jason encounters monsters and gods as well as the mysterious Oracle (Juliet Stevenson) who has expected Jason’s arrival and holds the secrets to his destiny and the fate of his father who vanished when Jack was young. A little silly and too contemporary at times but a fun show with an excellent cast.

    The Time Tunnel (1966)-“Two American scientists are lost in the swirling maze of past and future ages in their first experiments on America’s greatest and most secret project…”The Time Tunnel”! Tony Newman (James Darren) and Doug Phillips (Robert Colbert) now tumble helplessly towards a new fantastic adventure somewhere along the infinite corridors of time!”

    So began this short lived series of adventures through time where each week the pair landed to witness another piece of history (the sinking of the Titanic, the signing of the Magna Carta, etc.) overseen by a team scientists and military able to shift them through time periods but unable to return them to the present. Created by master of disaster Irwin Allen.

    It’s About Time (1966-1967)-Goofy comedy created by Brady Brunch mastermind Sherwood Schwartz concerning two astronauts traveling faster than the speed of light who end up in prehistoric times that is best described by its theme song sung in rhyme:

    “It’s about time, it’s about space,
    About two men in the strangest place.
    It’s about time, it’s about flight.
    Traveling faster than the speed of light.
    Here is their tale, of the brave crew.
    As through the barrier of time they flew.
    Past the fighting Minute Men.
    Past an armored knight.
    Past a Roman warrior.
    To this ancient site.

    It’s about caves, cavemen too.
    About a time when the Earth was new.
    Wait’ll they see what is in sight.
    Is it good luck or is it good night?
    It’s about two astronauts.
    It’s about their fate.
    It’s about a woman,
    And her prehistoric mate.
    And now, It’s About Time!”

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    1. I'm going to have to google the tune of that theme song because I'm picturing something really corny in my head. lol

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  4. OMG HOW DID I FORGET ABOUT FUTURAMA?!?!?!? I LOVE THAT SHOW!

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    1. I almost did too! It took me forever to think about it.

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  5. I SHOULD have been an avid watcher of Futurama but I only caught it on occasion. This strange, and sad, because whenever I did watch it, I laughed my ass off.

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    1. That happened to me with Parks and Rec and 30 Rock. I should've been watching weekly because I laughed so hard when I would catch it, but I never did.

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  6. I do remember Are You Afraid of the Dark as it's been years since I've seen that. I haven't seen Futurama except in clips.

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    1. I loved Are You Afraid of the Dark when I was a kid. The episode about Zeebo the Clown freaked me out a little though.

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  7. Oooh I had forgotten about Inuyasha! Haven't seen much of it but I remember it being fun. -Mette

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  8. I'd love to check out Are You Afraid of the Dark? again...if only a streaming service would start showing it.

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    1. I know. I'd revisit that too. I'm sure there are episodes on youtube.

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