torsdag 25. mai 2017

Thursday Movie Picks Television Edition; Time Travel

It's Thursday and time for a new Thursday Movie Picks, thanks to the blogger behind Wandering Through the Shelves. The topic of the week was time travel TV-series and here are my picks.

Dr. Who; One of the more classic TV-series.

Stargate SG-1; One of my favourite series.

Outlander; Scotland AND time-travelling?

4 kommentarer:

  1. I haven't seen any of these but I really want to start Doctor Who

  2. I've tried at different times to get into Dr. Who but have never been able to. On the other hand I've avoided the Outlander series because I couldn't get into the book series. I've heard of but have never seen Stargate.

    I've watched numerous time travel series over the years but these were the first three that came to mind.

    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!”

  3. I remember watching Dr. Who back in the early 70's. And I was not a fan. I have seen snippets here and there over the years but just never got into it although those angel statues were freaking me out in that one episode. I know of the other 2 and even watched a couple of episodes of Stargate but never got into it either

  4. Stargate isn't that much about time travel though, as far as I remember? The gates are usually gates to other planets and galaxies. But it's a fun show :) Also Doctor Who is sooo good! -Mette