We're still pumped with time travel's return to the big screen in Looper Safe to say, if there's a superpower we'd like to claim, time traveling would be it. With a quick hop in a spaceship, DeLorean, or TARDIS, we could be sketching with da Vinci or hanging out with (herbivorous) dinosaurs. Check out our favorite time travelers who make us wish these adventures could one day happen.
Most geeks we know love anything that deals with the space-time continuum, so it makes sense that it's a theme commonly used in sci-fi. With the genre seeing new love this year thanks to current box office hit, Looper, we're in the mood to geek out over the films that first got us interested in science fiction. Take a look back at 10 legendary movies that zip through time travel — did your favorite make the list?
New scientific research says that time travel may be less likely than we previously thought. So while you and I may not be able to wander into our pasts any time soon, time travel has been happening in sci-fi movies for ages. Check out 10 of our favorite time bending films while we wait for the best minds in the world to figure out how to do it in real life.
By now you've probably seen the video of filmmaker George Clark dissecting a piece of footage from a Charlie Chaplain movie, in which it looks like a woman is talking on a cell phone . . . in 1928. Although there are many possible explanations which range from amplifying her hearing to adjusting her hat, curious folks are left wondering: is time travel really possible?
According to my favorite time travel flick of all, Back to the Future, of course! But in the real world, time travel could move from fictional films to real life with the right tools. Check out a clip from the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary trilogy extra, "The Physics of Time Travel," as Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku breaks down the truth behind moving forward and backward in time when you read more.
Start chillin' your Pepsi Free's and practicing your guitar licks, cause the Back to the Future trilogy on Blu-ray hits stores today! Coming with all three installments (along with digital copies for your mobile devices), the BTTF 25th anniversary edition comes packed with hours of behind the scenes footage, deleted scenes, and documentaries so you can get a closer look at the making of everyone's favorite time travel trilogy.
I got a chance to check out the Blu-ray pack for myself and was truly amazed at the film quality — the flicks have all been remastered for HD viewing and look better than when they were first released in theaters in 1985. Couple this with the announcement that the Back to the Future game is hitting your Mac, PC, and PS3 beginning next month, well it's going to be a very heavy holiday, indeed.
Where can you get the goods? Find out more (including what other big-name star auditioned to be Marty McFly) after the break.
- Kids teach the rest of us about time travel — Urlesque
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- Google being sued over Street View WiFi issue — Gizmodo
- Favoorit is a simple Google search and favorites mashup — Lifehacker
- Pakistan blocks YouTube after banning Facebook — Switched
- NYC writer told to toss his typewriter or leave — BoingBoing
If you saw me at my desk this afternoon then you would no doubt notice all the chair dancing I'm doing to the new Apples in Stereo song, "Dance Floor." Besides being recorded with retro-futuristic instruments like vocoders, vintage keyboards, and Mellotrons, the video is all sorts of geeky. In it, actor Elijah Wood plays a middle school science teacher (corduroy jacket, sweater vest, and all!) who travels through time. We get a glimpse of wormholes, a really dorky Elijah playing with chemistry flasks and math equations, and a pretty techy microphone, too. Elijah, who signed Apples in Stereo to his music label Simian Records, also filmed a cute public access-esque science show that acts as a companion to the music video.
OK Elijah. Because it wasn't enough that you already saved Middle-Earth, you're also a time traveling "Science Show Host of the Year"? Be still my geeky heart. Check out the video after the break.