Talk:List of time travel works of fiction

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Time travel flicks that aren't sci fi ... should the category change to reflect?[edit]

The following films are listed as "time travel" (true) and "science fiction" (arguable):

That's just to name a few. Question: Should the category be changed to include "fantasy" films? (talk) 08:41, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Let me put it this way, if Dicken's A Christmas Carol is included ANYWHERE on this list, we must include ALL time travel fiction. ... the "science" part in the page title becomes a misnomer, unnecessary, or redundant. (talk) 08:53, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Agree, but with a comment - we don't include all films, only notable ones. Pedantic, but otherwise we'd just end up with a massive list. I assume you're suggesting a name change to something like "List of time travel fiction"? It's pretty obvious, but you don't actually say so. a_man_alone (talk) 09:22, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
Yes, that title would be fitting. I didn't suggest a particular title alternative because I was merely positing the problem. Solutions come after the parameters of the problem are agreed upon, then a solution can be formulated. But if it's "pretty obvious" then I'll go with what you suggest ... "List of time travel fiction" works.
The other method would be to eliminate all 'non-science' fiction from the list, and given the fuzziness of that particular line, I predict more problems (i.e. edit wars) down that road, rather than if we simply make the list more inclusive. Consider this: What is the purpose of the list? To make a list of exclusively sci-fi time travel, or simply list time travel stories in general? What's more important; covering more time travel fiction or adhering to the sci-fi genre? (talk) 10:46, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
I agree, it wld make life easier to just make this more inclusive.Slatersteven (talk) 13:00, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

InFamous should be in the Time Travel section —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:16, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Alert: lists of publications in Articles for deletion[edit]

Some lists of books have been added to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. You can find the discussions here. RockMagnetist (talk) 23:06, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Children of the Stones[edit]

Should we include this, thre is no actual time travel, rather a time loop?Slatersteven (talk) 17:38, 11 December 2011 (UTC)


1/ Mary Shelley's "The Last Man"  ??

2/ It is said : "Missing One's Coach: An Anachronism" is anonymous BUT it looks like 1824 William Austin's Peter Rugg, no ? -- Spiessens 19:53, 5 January 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Spiessens (talkcontribs)

Men in Black 3[edit]

Should not this film be included too? (talk) 19:48, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Not to mention Looper too. (talk) 07:06, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Galaxy Quest 1999[edit]

Omega 13 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:23, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

That Hideous Strength[edit]

Suggest that we remove _That Hideous Strength_ from this list. Merlin does not time travel; rather, he's put in suspended animation and awakes in modern day. His sleeping body is hidden beneath Bragdon Wood and advances through time at the normal rate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:04, 7 January 2013 (UTC)


Great Page!!!

I noticed that there are a few comics in the list and I was curious if WildStar would qualify?

Just for Transparency's sake - I'm the Writer.

I also wrote a Legion Of Super-Heroes spin-off about member Timber Wolf (that was a time travel story) that started in an LOSH Annual and became a Mini Series.

albabe - The Writer/Artist Formally Known as Al Gordon 23:32, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Description length & criteria[edit]

This is a list and all entries should be linked. Descriptions should be short, a sentence or two - readers who want more detail should click on the links. And IMHO time travel should be an essential, basic part of any entry, not just something that happens. Dougweller (talk) 09:10, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

I would further add that unless we want to pursue clear other criteria, entries should also be sourced to demonstrate their significance within this genre. DonIago (talk) 15:35, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

Anyone want to add the rest of the Saga of Pliocene Exile?[edit]

The first book is in the article, but there are at least 6 others to be added. Dougweller (talk) 13:50, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

I'm inclined to think that one book from a series is enough. Robina Fox (talk) 02:03, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Additions to the list of Time travel in science fiction films[edit]

Another time travel movie: The Yesterday Man (1963) RaynesParkGuy (talk) 08:19, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

The 2008 Thai movie Siyama (aka Siyama: Village of Warriors) could be added to this list. RaynesParkGuy (talk) 20:45, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Flight 1942 (a.k.a. Flight World War II) is a time-travel film that involves crew and passengers of a modern day jet airliner temporarily moving to a parallel universe set in June 1940. RaynesParkGuy (talk) 15:39, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Merge "List of films featuring time loops"[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
No discussion. Going ahead with BOLD merge. BrightRoundCircle (talk) 19:07, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Proposal to merge list of films featuring time loops into list of time travel science fiction. Reason: overlap. The "time loops" list includes films with no apparent time loop. Efforts to clean up the list (1, 2, 3, 4) were unsuccessful, and entries removed for not being a causal loop / time loop are frequently added back. As such the distinction between those films and general time travel films became blurred, and it would be equally informative to simply merge that list into this list - logically, every time travel film that isn't about travel to a distant galaxy or alternate universe involves a causal loop. Since this list already strays heavily from science fiction (A Christmas Carol, Groundhog Day, several more) the non-science-fiction time travel films from the other list would not be out of place. BrightRoundCircle (talk) 14:09, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

About Time[edit]

The film About Time appears in the list, with different write-ups, twice. (talk) 03:35, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Heroes Reborn[edit]

The tv series Heroes Reborn feature "Time Travel"

example list of time travel on heroes reborn [1]

example of episode with timetravel [2]

--WiZaRd SaiLoR (talk) 09:44, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Have any third-party sources discussed this in any detail? DonIago (talk) 15:38, 7 June 2016 (UTC)


Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams, 1987. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:11, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

Also add to the Literature section: Enrique Gaspar's El Anacronopete (1887) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:35, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Getting unwieldy?[edit]

Should we consider either breaking out the individual lists or rethinking the inclusion criteria for this article? I think it's getting a bit unwieldy myself. DonIago (talk) 19:16, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Given the lack of response and based on my reading of WP:IPCV, I'll be removing entries with no third-party sourcing on the grounds that they haven't been established as significant works of time travel fiction. Cheers. DonIago (talk) 22:01, 15 November 2016 (UTC)
I'd advise against doing that, Doniago. It's probably smarter to break the sections into their own articles. As many of the articles are transwikied from their own articles, there is a basis that they are already referenced (unless BLP or challenged, but that's another story). If you think the article is growing too cumbersome, split it up, with a a categorical umbrella link. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 23:18, 15 November 2016 (UTC)
Well, I guess that's the this list supposed to contain every instance of time travel in fiction (IMO a violation of WP:IINFO), or should we apply some additional level of inclusion criterion? I'm in favor of the latter, but open to suggestions other than third-party sourcing. DonIago (talk) 03:16, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
I agree that unless the driver of the work of fiction is time travel (eg. the main plot device), it shouldn't be here. Scooby-Doo redo's in Wayne's World doesn't count. Somewhere in Time, or It's About Time, or Time Tunnel does. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 05:05, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Comic books[edit]

Should this page include comic books that use time travel? Mateussf (talk) 12:05, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

If they're bluelinked or a reliable source can be provided that discusses the time travel aspect of them in some detail, I don't see why not. DonIago (talk) 21:02, 5 December 2016 (UTC)