I had the pleasure of acquiring and editing Wendy Nikel’s time travel novella, The Continuum, for World Weaver Press last year and next week I get the pleasure of watching it get released into the world. I am very excited to see it get into the hands of readers so I asked Wendy if, to celebrate and sort of lead-up to that happening, we could do something on my blog.
Wendy has been using the hashtag #TimeTravelTues to pose a time travel related question to Twitter for weeks now so over the next few days I’m going to share five of those questions, Wendy’s answer to them, my answer to them… and maybe a short excerpt or two. And I’m curious to know what your answer to the questions would be as well. Please feel free to answer here or on Twitter using the hashtag
I also recently spontaneously updated the theme on my blog. Turns out that was a bad idea and now I can’t get tables and stuff to work properly. Since changing up this entire website is on the to-do list for this year, though, I’m just going to live with it for now. Which means you get a very, uh, linear style blog post which just seems wrong for something about time travel. Sorry?
#TimeTravelTues — What’s your favorite underrated time travel movie?
“I’m struggling right now. Not because I can’t think of time travel movies that I love, but because I can think of too many of them. And I don’t think many of them are underrated. Uh… okay, it’s a tough call but I’m going to pick Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. For no real reason beyond the fact that I can. I haven’t watched it in probably twenty years but quotable bits from it are entrenched in my vernacular and I just loved its campy, goofy goodness. Be excellent to each other.”
“One highly underrated time travel film that I remember watching as a kid is The Flight of the Navigator. The story revolves around a boy who’s brought forward in time eight years by an alien being. I rewatched it recently and was surprised at how well it held up. I mean, sure, you can tell it was obviously filmed in the mid-eighties, but it’s still a fun and clever story.”
What is your favourite underrated time travel movie? We want to hear about it! Leave a comment, use the hashtag #TimeTravelTues or just hit us up on social media 🙂