If you follow me on Facebook you probably already know that I have a slight obsession with Doctor Who. It could be argued that this obsession has more to do with David Tennant and Matt Smith than the Doctor, but in my defense I’ve gone back to the 1963 Doctor Who episodes and started watching from there. I only have 611 more episodes to go before I can say I’ve seen all of them that still exist today.
Part of why I love Doctor Who, regardless of what face he happens to have on at the moment, has to do with the adventure of time travel. I love the idea of going back in the past but having all the knowledge of today. It’s like you know more than they do about so many things, even though you would probably really be lost if you went back in time. I mean, do you know how they used a toilet? Brushed their teeth? Would you understand the jargon of the day? But, if you push all that nonsense aside, you would have such an advantage and could help so many people. And going into the future would be exciting because you’d see things your contemporaries at home could only imagine. Oh how I’d love to come home with an iPhone 100!!!! And, you could see what is popular, get the future lottery tickets and then go back and plan plan plan! Uh, not that that is very ethical or anything, but come on, raise your hand if you know you’d do it. See!
But, there are paradoxes and space-time continuums to consider, so pretty much anything could happen if you time travel. Oh! And you don’t need a TARDIS, you’d be amazed at the different ways people time travel. I mean, some of them just touch a stone and wah-lah! You’re in Scotland back in the 1700’s! If you just love a good time travel you can find a huge list of time travel books on Amazon and a big selection of movies and TV shows on IMDB.
Why do we find time travelers sexy? Because they hold that kind of power? Because they understand things we don’t even if they are from the past? Time travel is power and we do like our men powerful. Give me a Time Lord any day!
What is YOUR favorite time travel story? Who is your favorite time traveler?