| || Blackadder: Back and Forth |
by Richard Curtis, Ben Elton and Rowan Atkinson (Paul Weiland, director)
First release: 6 Dec 1999
Rowan Atkinson’s historically funny Blackadder character comes to the big screen for a final 30-minute episode. Each of the earlier tv series followed one of Lord Edmund Blackadders many ancestors in a famous time period, but now the modern-day Blackadder announces to his dinner party that he’s just built a time machine based on DaVinci’s specification, after which he wagers each of guests £10,000 that he can use the machine to retrieve any named object from history. Of course, Blackadder himself thinks it’s all going to be nothing more than the best New Year’s Eve prank ever, but the dinosaurs, Queen Elizabeth I, Will Shakespeare, Robin Hood, Maid Marion, Napoleon, Wellington, Hadrian, and others have different ideas.
Now, if only we could get Mr. Bean in a time machine.
Elizabeth: How on Earth can one look at the past? You can’t see something that’s already happened.
The Bishop: Unless you’re on the lavatory.
The Viscount: Uh! Good point, Bish!
Blackadder: Yes, or . . . or unless one’s got a time machine.
The Con and the Crusader by Margaret Benson
Romance Time Travel of 1999
Bodice rips are a more workaday mode of time travel than time ships.
MacKendimen 2: A Matter of Time by Terry Brisbin
Conyn's Bride by Ingrid Caris
Time Travel 3: Sunrise on the Mediterranean by Suzanne Frank
Viking II 2: Truly, Madly Viking by Sandra Hill
Viking II 3: The Very Virile Viking by Sandra Hill
And the Groom Wore Tulle by Lynn Kurland
Highlander 1: Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning
Highlander 2: To Tame a Highland Warrior by Karen Marie Moning
A Bride Most Common by Angela Ray
The Confused Stork (aka Timeswept Baby) by Eugenia Riley
No Time Travel. Move along.
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Now and Then, Here and Now by Hideyuki Kurata, 14 Oct 1999 [no definite time travel ]