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hanso 3/25/2010 5:43:18 AM

Karas - #6 was suppose to be Terminator stuff, there were a few sentences that hinted better at it but apparently were edited out. I also don’t know if I should’ve named it something else but it's too late now.

As far as everyone else goes, Star Trek and Dr.Who related time travel are I imagine great choices but they I purposefully left them out. They were suggested to me by the Mania gods but I didn’t want to include them. Why? I try to stick to what I know and I haven’t seen enough Star Trek or Dr.Who to feel comfortable writing something about them. Also I was scared that if I managed to screw up something on Star Trek, Kara would have my head.  To those of you that are knowledgeable on Trek and Who or anything else I may have missed, feel free to add to the list and say why they are cool or not.  

Loony Bin Jim – I haven’t heard of OMNI or that treadmill, where are they from?

Wiseguy 3/25/2010 5:47:40 AM

Shame shame hanso, The omni is from Voyagers, that old tv series and the treadmill is from the Flash


Wiseguy 3/25/2010 5:51:24 AM

How about Peter potamus' hot air balloon with a monkey companion to boot

AmbyWarhol 3/25/2010 5:53:59 AM

Honestly, there is nothing cool about whipping around the sun... they don't look comfortable and you almost get burned to a crisp.  NOT VERY COOL!  But the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimensions In Space) is my #1 regardless to the list.  

I'd probably take portals off the list and instead add the Montauk Project (Philadelphia Experiment) or the spaceship from Flight of the Navigator!  Actually I think the way they time travelled in Harry Potter was cool too with that piece of jewelry.

vvtempo 3/25/2010 6:36:40 AM

Heck yeah dude, the Delorean ROCKS!



TheWORstFan 3/25/2010 6:37:37 AM

Tardis was definitely overlooked. Ghosts? How about Somewhere in Time, Chris Reeve used his mind.

mike10 3/25/2010 6:40:47 AM

 I agree with some of the posters here, the TARDIS is the ultimate way to time travel. Not only can you travel anywhere in time, you can also travel anywhere in space. How cool is that. Another plus, you can take as many people with you as you want.

 What about the time traveling hot tub? Oh that's right, this is about cool ways to time travel... 

karas1 3/25/2010 6:53:36 AM

Hanso is not familliar with Star Trek and Dr Who?  I shake my finger at you Hanso.

Why the TARDIS is cool. 

It's name is an anagram that stands for Time And Reletive Dimensions In Space.  It is it's own dimension with a huge space inside(really huge, you can get lost in there and die of thirst trying to find your way out) but the outside can be as small as a telephone booth.  This tends to freak people out the first time they see it.

The Doctor's TARDIS was originally equiped with a chameleon circuit which could change it's outer appearance into anything you liked to blend in with the local decor.  We have seen other TARDISes that have been in the shape of many different objects, everything to a human-sized statue to a huge space ship.  But the chameleon circuit on the Docto's tardis broke and it is stuck in the shape of a British police box, something which was a familliar object to British audiences when the show premiered in 1963 but a little dated now, and completely out of place everywhere else in the universe.

The TARDIS itself has a living sentient entity at it's core which has been known to do things on it's own from time to time but it usually behaves like a piece of machinery and respond to the controls.  Except when the controls are broken or when the randomizer is switched on in which case it will materialize in a random location in space/time which is more or less the way The Doctor likes it because then he gets to explore and find out where and when he is by going outside and looking.  Unless specifically directed to it will always materialize in a compatible environment with roughly Earthlike gravity and atmosphere.

And The Doctor is psychicaly connected to it so it translates alien tounges so that the Earthlings whom The Doctor brings with him can understand the local language, whether it's Latin or the language of the Moth people of Zygoras.

BTW, if we're going comic book, what about the Time Bubbles that the LSH use?

Kara S

karas1 3/25/2010 7:00:28 AM

#6 is supposed to be Terminator?  If they had a picture of someone emerging from a time portal from one of the movies it would have hepled.  What does a space ship approaching a black hole have to do with Terminator?

And Hanso, "Another issue is nothing can be taken for the trip and that includes your clothes, so prepare to be naked when you reach your destination. This isn’t a big issue with black men or Ron Jeremy but for everyone else it may make them a little uncomfortable."

I don't know if this line was edited from how you wrote it but as it is it sounds racist.

Kara S

monkeyfoot 3/25/2010 7:02:22 AM

The TARDIS did need to be on the list, perhaps No.1. It is the ultimate time/space travel device in modern SF genre. True, it is not as well known as a capacity fluxing stainless steel sports car to the general public, but then this list is for geeks anyway. We all know about the Time And Relative Dimension In Space whether you watch the show or not.

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