| || The Low Budget Time Machine |
aka Space Babes Meet Monsters
by Buddy Barnett, Kathe Duba-Barnett, Brad Linaweaver, et. al. (Duba-Barnett, director)
First release: May 2003
The main question in my mind as I watched this was how destitute did Patrick MacNee become at the end of his life to be found in this movie telling us about his theory of time travel. I never did figure out what all that had to do with the subsequent story of a professor who owes big money to the mob. The professor’s solution is to send three patsies into the future to bring something back that will end all his monetary troubles. As it turns out, the future has ethereal, never-been-kissed babes from outer space with excellent bowling balls (no, not a euphemism), at least one two-headed mutant, and a monster named Gary. Eventually, they all make it back to the present (except for Two-Head) where they form a rock band that Howard Stern would approve of.
First I should explain in layman’s terms the way time travel works. If you create an instrument that generates five billion electomagnetic transit vibrations per second—faster than the speed of light—one can hypothetically travel through time and space.
| ||Dragonriders of Pern #16|
by Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey
First publication: Dec 2003
Oh, the sad life of the underappreciated watch-whers, the minor-league cousins of the mighty dragons of Pern. Still, they have their story, too, and like dragons, they can travel between places. The story also includes minor time travel, although the lowly watch-whers have to leave that to the big lizards in this tale.
“Watch-whers don’t go between,” Nuella declared.
“Yes, they do, I saw Dask do it,” Kindan corrected.
Highlander 1: Charming the Highlander by Janet Chapman
Romance Time Travel of 2003
Bodice rips are a more workaday mode of time travel than time ships.
Highlander 2: Loving the Highlander by Janet Chapman
Highlander 3: Wedding the Highlander by Janet Chapman
Time after Time 4: The Promise by Dee Davis
Knight Errant 2: Lady Robyn by R. Garcia y Robertson
No Time Travel. Move along.
“Emma” by Kyle Kirkland, Analog, Apr 2003 [simulacrum or similar ]
Cube²: Hypercube by Sean Hood (Andrzej Sekula, director), 15 Apr 2003 [surreal ]
Paycheck adapted by Dean Georgaris, 25 Dec 2003 [visions of possible futures ]