First 7 Minutes Of This Time Travel Movie May Draw You Into A Paradox

They made a movie of Robert A. Heinlein's time-travel paradox story "All You Zombies," and now you can watch the first seven minutes of Predestination, right here. They showcase the newly-added subplot about a terrorist bomber, but also hint at just how this character's timeline gets so tangled. » 12/08/14 6:00pm 12/08/14 6:00pm

A Hilarious Time Travel Film About A Cyborg Who Steals From The Past

If you've watched the goofy George Lucas Special Edition Star Wars: Episode VII trailer, you've already been exposed to director and VFX artist Michael Shanks' work. Here, though, we get something original from him: a comedy about a stranded astronaut who uses a time machine on a post-apocalyptic Earth. » 12/01/14 4:40pm 12/01/14 4:40pm

Yes, Time Travel Is Possible; Here's How

Time travel's been one of man's wildest fantasies for centuries. It's long been a popular trend in movies and fiction, inspiring everything from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol to H.G. Wells' The Time Machine to the Charlton Heston shrine that is The Planet of the Apes. And with the opening of Interstellar » 11/05/14 6:28pm 11/05/14 6:28pm

Will Clara Pay A High Cost For Trying To Be The Doctor On Doctor Who?

Doctor Who's two-part season finale aired its first half tonight, and the story is almost entirely driven by Clara Oswald and her decisions. It's a measure of how much she's grown as a character that this works as splendidly as it does. But did Clara just learn the true cost of trying to be the Doctor? Spoilers… » 11/01/14 7:00pm 11/01/14 7:00pm

The One Basic Fact About History That Time Travelers Always Forget

One of the staples of time travel stories is the idea that our heroes will visit earlier geological periods in Earth's history. Of course — because they'll want to see dinosaurs with ostrich feathers and giant millipedes. But they generally forget something very important about Earth's past. » 10/31/14 11:30am 10/31/14 11:30am

A Brief History of Scientists Hunting for Time Travelers

Time travel is possible—or at least a lot of serious physicists say so. It's probably not possible to pull it off in a souped-up Delorean, but there are wormholes, Tipler cylinders, and other Einstein-inspired theories for how it could work. Which raises the question: Why haven't we met any visitors from another time? » 10/09/14 3:39pm 10/09/14 3:39pm

Today's Doctor Who Would Be Way Shorter If The Doctor Only Played Nice

Seriously. The dickish behavior of Peter Capaldi's Doctor has officially become the show's main story engine. The plot of tonight's Doctor Who is greatly complicated by the Doctor's obnoxiousness, and it would be a really short episode if David Tennant had shown up instead. Spoilers ahead... » 10/04/14 7:00pm 10/04/14 7:00pm

Doctor Who Reveals The Only Thing Really Worth Stealing

Thus far, the loose theme of this season of Doctor Who seems to be "identity crises" and "deconstructing heroism." These themes manifest this week in another story where the Doctor isn't entirely calling the shots, and the main McGuffin that everybody is trying to steal is "selfhood." Spoilers ahead... » 9/20/14 7:00pm 9/20/14 7:00pm

There's Not Much Point In Arguing About Moffat's Doctor Who Any More

I'm still kind of dazed by tonight's episode of Doctor Who. I can't decide if it's a fantastic work of genius or a shaggy-dog story. Maybe both. But it's clearly Steven Moffat turning all of his favorite tropes up to 11. And I came away feeling, more than ever, as though there's not much point debating Moffat's Who. » 9/13/14 7:00pm 9/13/14 7:00pm

Doctor Who's Ongoing Deconstruction of Heroism Takes A Hilarious Turn

The theme thus far in Doctor Who's eighth season seems to be "deconstructing heroes," most notably the Doctor. The Doctor's questioning whether he's a good man, but also the validity of his battle against evil. It's somewhat grim stuff — until this week's Robin Hood episode, when it turns swashbuckling and hilarious. » 9/06/14 7:00pm 9/06/14 7:00pm