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Friday, October 27, 2017


The latest tv series I've been renting is Timeless ...

an American science fiction time travel drama series .... It follows the adventures of history professor Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer), scientist Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) and soldier Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter) as they attempt to stop Garcia Flynn (Goran Višnjić) from changing the course of American history through time travel ....

When an experimental time machine is stolen, a history professor, a soldier and an engineer are tasked with capturing the culprit only to learn that he plans to rewrite American history and that each of them has a connection to his plan as well as the mysterious organization that funded the machine's development.

Here's a trailer ...

I really like the show. I'm interested in history so it's fun to see what factoids will come up in each episode. One example - a book I've been thinking of reading is Eric Larson's The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America, and in one of the recent episodes of Timeless, the characters visited that particular World's Fair and came in contact with serial killer H. H. Holmes. Another episode had the characters traveling back to meet the actual person who would be the inspiration for the fictional Lone Ranger, Bass Reeves, the first black deputy U.S. marshal west of the Mississippi ...

Of all the themes of science fiction, I think time travel is my favorite ... there's something so compelling about the opportunity to go back and destroy the roots of some terrible present day wrong. This series has does a good job of exemplifying that wish.


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