This isn’t any old elevator, boys. It’s a time machine! This is for traveling through time.
That skull you saw, those slabs and more, are all carbon-dated at less than a million years old. My only explanation is that there once existed a place I call Dinosaur Valley, where unknown forces somehow brought together creatures from different times and places.
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And what we say is the truth is what everybody accepts. Right, Owen? I mean, psychiatry: it’s the latest religion. We decide what’s right and wrong. We decide who’s crazy or not. I’m in trouble here. I’m losing my faith.
All of history was available, it seemed, and yet Pastwatch had barely scratched the surface of the past, and most watchers looked forward to a limitless future of rummaging through time.
. . . if you go mad, do you know you’ve gone mad? If you don’t, how do you know you’re not mad?
Actually, it seems that while trying to set the alarm on my clock radio, I may have ripped a hole in the time-space continuum. —Ajax in “The Once and Future Duck”
If there were a message that was so important it required time travel, I certainly would not send my idiot sister. —Dexter to Dee Dee in “Deedeemensional”
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Time travel should not be possible in a rational universe.
What if, by some magic, you found the power to really change things? People, events, maybe even your life. Would you even know where to start? Maybe you can’t know. Until it happens.
Richie, look at the date! June 1896!
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One glance and Mulreany has no doubt that the version of the capital that has arrived on this trip is the twelfth-century one.
Grandpa: You know, actually, that toy monkey reminds me of a story I once wrote for television. Let’s see, what was it? Of course: Merlin! Grandkid: Merlin? Grandpa: Merlin the sorcerer. Only it didn’t take place in the time with King Arthur. You see, Merlin used his powers to come to our time, to set up a shop of mystical wonders for all to see.
These aren’t the droids you’re looking for . . . move along.