The Big List of Time Travel Adventures

1967 to 1967 


Journey to the Center of Time
aka Time Warp
by David L. Hewitt (Hewitt, director)
First release: a forgetable day in 1967

Hewitt was able to take the same plot from his 1964 The Time Travelers, change the blonde to a brunette, and make an even worst movie, which Tim and I really did try to watch on dvd.

 Dr. Gordon: And since space-time is a continuum, the present is only a point moving along that continuum.
Mr. Stanton: When you put it like that, doctor, even I can understand it. 

[Mar 2013]


The Time Hoppers
by Robert Silverberg
First publication: 1967
The High Government of the 25th century has directed Joe Quellen (a Level Seven) to find out who’s behind the escapes in time by lowly unemployed Level Fourteens and put a stop to it.

 Suppose, he thought fretfully, some bureaucrat in Class Seven or Nine or thereabouts had gone ahead on his own authority, trying to win a quick uptwitch by dynamic action, and had rounded up a few known hoppers in advance of their departure. Thereby completely snarling the fabric of the time-line and irrevocably altering the past. 

[Jun 2012]


“Thus We Frustrate Charlemagne”
by R.A. Lafferty
First publication: Galaxy, Feb 1967
The Ktistec machine Epiktistes and wise men of the world decide to change one moment in the dark ages while they carefully watch for changes in their own time.

 We set out basic texts, and we take careful note of the world as it is. If the world changes, then the texts should change here before our eyes. 

[Jul 2011]


“The Doctor”
by Theodore L. Thomas (as by Ted Thomas)
First publication: Orbit 2, Jun 1967
A doctor named Gant volunteers to be the first time traveler and ends up stranded in a time of cave people.

 There had been a time long ago when he had thought that these people would be grateful to him for his work, that he would become known by some such name as The Healer. 

[Jan 2014]

The story also appeared in this 1970 collection.
“The Hole on the Corner”
by R.A. Lafferty
First publication: Orbit 2, Jun 1967
When Homer Hoose arrives home to his perfect home one evening, he is met by other Homers whom the Diogenes Pontifex insists are not Jung’s alternate versions of ourselves, but instead are actual versions of ourselves occupying the same space. None of which has to do with time travel, but the brilliant Diogenes does mention in passing his experiments in other fields. I suppose that’s another Lafferty story, but I haven’t run into it yet.

 “You speak of it as if . . . well, isnt this the twentieth century?” Regina asked.
“This the twentieth? Why, you’re right! I guess it is,” Diogenes agreed. “You see, I carry on experiments in other fields also, and sometimes get my times mixed.”
 

[Jul 2015]


“Hawksbill Station”
by Robert Silverberg
First publication: Galaxy, Aug 1967
Jim Barrett was one of the first political prisoners sent on a one-way journey to a world of rock and ocean in 2,000,000,000 BC; now a secretive new arrival threatens to upset the harsh world that he looks after.

 One of his biggest problems here was keeping people from cracking up because there was too little privacy. Propinquity could be intolerable in a place like this. 

[Nov 2010]


Lost in Space
created by Irwin Allen
First time travel: 13 Sep 1967


Three seasons with 2 time-travel episodes.

 Visit to a Hostile Planet (13 Sep 1967)  to 1947
Time Merchant (17 Jan 1968)back to the launch

 Danger Will Robinson, danger! 

[Sep 1967]


An Age
aka Cryptozoic!
by Brian Aldiss
First serialized in: New Worlds, Oct-Dec 1967


Once again, here’s an example that’s not time travel. Instead, an artist name Edward Bush (and others) “mind travel” to the Jurassic (and other ages) where they may view the past without physically traveling. Viewing the past is not time travel. Interestingly, though, the authoritarian government can’t seem to get their hands on the travelers while they’re traveling, so I am gonna count this as time travel.

 On his last mind into the Devonian, when this tragic illness was brewing, he had intercourse with a young woman called Ann. 

[May 2015]








Dragonriders of Pern
by Anne McCaffrey (some with Joan Lynn Nye or Tod McCaffrey)
First story: Analog Science Fiction, Oct 1967

By the time that Lessa of Ruatha Hold becomes Weyrwoman of the only remaining dragon weyr, the end of all Pern seems a possibility since a single weyr is not enough to fight off the falling threads from the Red Star.

I first read this when I returned to Pullman in 1978, but it was Allison Thompson-Brown who reminded me of that the dragons can go when as well as where.

 -A. Weyr Search (Oct 1967)Analog
-B: Dragonrider (Dec 1967-Jan 1968)Analog
1. Dragonflight (1968)includes A and B
2. Dragonquest (1970)first completely new novel
-C: The Smallest Dragonboy (1973)in Science Fiction Tales
-D. A Time When (1975)limited edition
3. The White Dragon (1978)includes D
4. Dragonsong (1976)1st Harper Hall book
5. Dragonsinger (1977)2nd Harper Hall book
6. Dragondrums (1979)3rd Harper Hall book
7. Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (1983)set 1000 years earlier
-E: The Girl Who Heard Dragons (1986)in collection of same name
8. Nerilka’s Story (1986)sequel to Moreta
9. Dragonsdawn (1988)the first dragonriders
-F: The Impression (1989)in The Dragonlover’s Guide
10. Regegades of Pern (1989)retelling of 1 through 3
-G: Rescue Run (Aug 1991)Analog
11. All the Weyrs of Pern (1991)sequel to Renegades
-H: The P.E.R.N. Survey (Sep 1993)Amazing
-I: The Dolphins’ Bell (1993)Wildside Press
-J: The Ford of Red Hanrahan (1993)in 12
-K: The Second Weyr (1993)in 12
12. The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall (1993)collects G, H, I, J, K
13. The Dolphins of Pern (1994)colonists bring dolphins
14. Dragonseye (Oct 1998)aka Red Star Rising
-L: Runner of Pern (1998)in: Legends
15. The Masterharper of Pern (1998)Harper Robinton’s life
16. The Skies of Pern (2001)a comet hits!
-M: Ever the Twain (2002)in 17
17. A Gift of Dragons (2002)collects C, E, L. M
18. Dragon’s Kin (2003)1st Kindan book
19. Dragonsblood (2005)1st solo by Todd McCaffrey
20. Dragon’s Fire (2006)2nd Kindan book
21. Dragon Harper (2007)3rd Kindan book
22. Dragonheart (2008)by Todd McCaffrey
23. Dragongirl (2010)by Todd McCaffrey
24. Dragon’s Time (2011)sequel to Dragongirl
25. Sky Dragons (2012)sequel to Dragon’s Time

 Dragons can go between times as well as places. They go as easily to a when as to a where. 

[Oct 1978]


Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
created by Irwin Allen
First time travel: 3 Dec 1967


In the fourth season, the futuristic submarine Seaview and its crew had four time-traveling escapades, including the finale.

 Time Lock (12 Nov 1967)to the far future
A Time to Die (3 Dec 1967)to 1,000,000 B.C.
The Death Clock (24 Mar 1968)  Captain Crane is a time-machine guinea pig
No Way Back (31 Mar 1968)to the time of Benedict Arnold

 Suppose we had a working time device. Would we be able to get back aboard Seaview before the explosion, find out what caused it, and prevent it from happening? 
—Admiral Nelson to Mr. Pem in “No Way Back”

[Nov 1967]


Dark Shadows
created by Dan Curtis
First time travel: 20 Nov 1967

If you were a cool kid in the 60s, you ran home from school to watch Dark Shadows, a vampiresque soap opera that presaged Twilight by about four decades. I wasn’t that cool myself, but my sister Lynda was, and from time to time I overheard her and the cool kids talking about the inhabitants of Collinwood trekking to the late 1700s (in episodes from late 1967 through early 1969) and the late 1800s (in the March 1969 episodes). There may well be other time-travel escapades that have escaped me.

 Im afraid you must forgive me, miss. If we have met before, Im sorry to say that I dont remember it. 
—Barnibus to Victoria Winters when she unexpectedly travels to 1795 for the first time

[Nov 1967]
 


11 items are in the time-travel list for this year.
Thanks for visiting my time-travel page, and thanks to the many sources that provided stories and more (see the Links and Credits in the menu at the top). —Michael (
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