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(SlashFilm)   The Time Traveler's Wife is being turned into a TV show. The plans are to go back in time and not cancel Journeyman   ( slashfilm.com) divider line
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2009-08-18 02:27:54 PM  
www.bbc.co.uk
Unimpressed
 
2009-08-18 02:51:01 PM  

BigEd: I liked the book, even though it seemed "chicky" at times. I think they ramped it up for the movie. My favorite part was where Henry is 15 and goes back in time just a few weeks, meets himself, and gives his past self a blowjob.

/really, who wouldn't?


Reminds me of that classic time travel movie, Backside to the Future. Woman accidently goes back in time in her husband's Delorean time machine. First thing she does is have sex with her younger self. Then with her own mother. Then with her own father.
 
2009-08-18 02:53:06 PM  

stevetherobot: BigEd: I liked the book, even though it seemed "chicky" at times. I think they ramped it up for the movie. My favorite part was where Henry is 15 and goes back in time just a few weeks, meets himself, and gives his past self a blowjob.

/really, who wouldn't?

Reminds me of that classic time travel movie, Backside to the Future. Woman accidently goes back in time in her husband's Delorean time machine. First thing she does is have sex with her younger self. Then with her own mother. Then with her own father.


Written By Robert Hindlein.
 
2009-08-18 02:57:04 PM  

Trivia Jockey: Nice headline. Journeyman was a bright spot in last year's ho-hum TV lineup. I mean, c'mon, Knight Rider, Bionic Woman? Yuck.


And yet, they still stupidly cancelled it. I hate NBC for that. It was the best show that season and they never really gave it a chance.
 
2009-08-18 03:01:41 PM  

DamnYankees: Gwendolyn: Yeah. I have to say it was one of the better shows.

At what point do we all acknowledge that Kevin McKidd is simply awesome? Has he ever been bad in anything?


He was pretty craptastic in "The Last Legion". However that whole movie was pretty craptastic, so I am not sure how much he could have saved it.
 
2009-08-18 03:01:45 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: I had to see TTW over the weekend.

it was excruciating.

and the worst part? The GF's daughter talked mom into bringing her to see the movie, too, so I didn't even get the traditional reward for sitting thru a god-awful chick flick.


Couldn't get it after daughter went to bed? Or are you talking about a quick BJ in the car on the ride home? And how old is the daughter?
 
2009-08-18 03:03:38 PM  

Rakkim Epps: DamnYankees:

The Last Legion, but everyone got a shiner from that movie.


Damn beat me to it.
 
2009-08-18 03:07:18 PM  

Slybri: Check out "Replay" by Ken Grimwood if you're looking for a good time travel story.


I've read that several times and it strikes a chord because it's the type of travel we'd all like to do: go back in time to our youth, with the young bodies, but retain all our memories. I could feel his pain, however, over the fact his young daughter never existed in the new timeline.
 
2009-08-18 03:09:10 PM  

VTGremlin: BigEd: I liked the book, even though it seemed "chicky" at times. I think they ramped it up for the movie. My favorite part was where Henry is 15 and goes back in time just a few weeks, meets himself, and gives his past self a blowjob.

/really, who wouldn't?

Me. Right here. I wouldn't.


C'mon... It would only be gay if your balls touch. (other balls)
 
2009-08-18 03:10:29 PM  

SherKhan: Moon Bloodgood is so fine I'd tongue clean her taint after a bout explosive diarrhea.


Would you call that story, "Love in the Time of Cholera."
 
2009-08-18 03:20:57 PM  

falseidols: Unimpressed


I should say so...

Girl In The Fireplace meets Slaughterhouse Five much?
 
2009-08-18 03:21:19 PM  

Fano: stevetherobot: BigEd: I liked the book, even though it seemed "chicky" at times. I think they ramped it up for the movie. My favorite part was where Henry is 15 and goes back in time just a few weeks, meets himself, and gives his past self a blowjob.

/really, who wouldn't?

Reminds me of that classic time travel movie, Backside to the Future. Woman accidently goes back in time in her husband's Delorean time machine. First thing she does is have sex with her younger self. Then with her own mother. Then with her own father.

Written By Robert Hindlein.



*Bwaa!*

Well done. Oh yes. Well done indeed!
 
2009-08-18 03:24:38 PM  

Harry_Seldon: SherKhan: Moon Bloodgood is so fine I'd tongue clean her taint after a bout explosive diarrhea.


Would you call that story, "Love in the Time of Cholera."


More "Love in the Place of Cholera".
 
2009-08-18 03:30:40 PM  

falseidols: Unimpressed


/River Song, is that you?
 
2009-08-18 03:54:20 PM  
Heck, bring back Voyagers!
 
2009-08-18 03:56:10 PM  
The movie would have worked better if they'd followed one of the main characters instead of zig-zagging between both of them.

/all I have to say
//wasn't bad, could've been better
///won't read the book
 
2009-08-18 04:14:23 PM  

Burn_Atlanta: Couldn't get it after daughter went to bed? Or are you talking about a quick BJ in the car on the ride home? And how old is the daughter?


daughter's 12.

and we ended up catching the 10:40pm showing, so by the time everything was done, she was too tired.

kill me.
 
2009-08-18 04:14:24 PM  

StrikitRich: 'Kyosuke: Rumor has it they'll call it "Quantum Leap."

Or Slaughterhouse 5.


Montana Wildhack FTW!
 
2009-08-18 04:36:41 PM  

maotig: Rakkim Epps: DamnYankees:

The Last Legion, but everyone got a shiner from that movie.

Damn beat me to it.


Brother, welcome to the choir. Thing is that movie did not suffer for star power or budget. It just kinda.... droned.
 
2009-08-18 04:42:37 PM  
If Rachel McAdams is doing the show, well.

/rawr
 
2009-08-18 04:46:29 PM  
Bring Journeyman back and this time add Titus Pullo!

\XIII
 
2009-08-18 05:36:15 PM  
Pertifly
I gave NBC one more chance on "Life" and they screwed that show, too. Asstards.

This times a million. I really enjoyed Life, the first season was awesome and Damian Lewis was great. But the assclowns at NBC had to give Leno 5 nights a week to save money and out go a some damn good shows. I told the wife if they cancelled Life and Chuck I was never watching NBC again and threatening to firebomb the studio
 
2009-08-18 05:42:09 PM  

lurksquid: Heck, bring back Voyagers!


Hell yeah, I used to love that show. Now where'd I leave the Omni?
 
2009-08-18 06:00:39 PM  
media.giantbomb.com

?

/doesn't watch much tv
 
2009-08-18 06:41:08 PM  

robsul82: If Rachel McAdams is doing the show, well.

/rawr


her briefly bared ass was the only redeeming part of the entire movie.
 
2009-08-18 07:14:26 PM  

canadianloon: My favorite part was where Henry is 15 and goes back in time just a few weeks, meets himself, and gives his past self a blowjob.

/really, who wouldn't?

What?????


I think it may be a reference to "The Man Who Folded Himself" which involves a dude who travels back and forth in his own timeline (and elsewhen) and ends up sleeping with himself.

Either that or the Time Traveler's Wife is a bit more out there than the trailers and reviews have made it seem...
 
2009-08-18 07:18:36 PM  
Free book (not mine) about time travel: Timely Persuasion (pops). I really enjoyed it, and I also enjoyed that it was free. :)

"Timely Persuasion follows an anonymous music critic on a quest to save his sister from the relationship that ended her life. After a chance encounter at a bowling alley leaves him with the ability to travel in time, our hero uses his musical knowledge to "blink" through the years attempting to keep the couple apart by any means necessary. But is her husband Nelson really to blame?


Along the way he accidentally restructures his family tree, kick-starts his sagging love life, and launches a new rock star by borrowing songs from the likes of Huey Lewis, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and Billy Joel. Reliving past events through the eyes of his younger selves, he soon finds that correlation and causation are not always what they seem.


This story of death, life, love, and rock and roll defies genre conventions while paying tribute to the classic time travel tales that came before it. Fans of Quantum Leap or Back To The Future will love Timely Persuasion."
 
2009-08-18 08:00:59 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: robsul82: If Rachel McAdams is doing the show, well.

/rawr

her briefly bared ass was the only redeeming part of the entire movie.


Oh, that was a DELIGHT.
 
2009-08-18 08:16:49 PM  

Burn_Atlanta: His wife was nothing to sneeze at, either:


I dunno, from that angle she looks like Willem Dafoe.
 
2009-08-18 08:26:52 PM  

falseidols: Unimpressed


Less impressed.

i37.tinypic.com
 
2009-08-18 08:27:25 PM  

Kyosuke: Rumor has it they'll call it "Quantum Leap."


Oh boy.

/Executive Producer
//Donald P. Bellisario
 
2009-08-18 09:04:52 PM  
Tired of all these posers:


www.oldtimefavorites.net
 
2009-08-18 09:13:30 PM  

Rakkim Epps: maotig: Rakkim Epps: DamnYankees:

The Last Legion, but everyone got a shiner from that movie.

Damn beat me to it.

Brother, welcome to the choir. Thing is that movie did not suffer for star power or budget. It just kinda.... droned.


Sad thing was, it was a reasonably interesting premise.
 
2009-08-18 09:28:52 PM  

Slybri: I'm a sucker for a good time travel story. Didn't read this book because it seemed more like a romance novel for women, but I might check out the movie.

Journeyman was a great show and I'll never trust NBC again after they cancelled that one.

Check out "Replay" by Ken Grimwood if you're looking for a good time travel story.


Don't see the movie, if you don't like chicky stuff. The book was fantastic, smart, touching, and it had romance in it on top of a whole story about a time traveling guy and all the interesting situations you'd find yourself in.
The movie was about a guy who's married, oh and he also travels through time.

/They killed the book.
//They killed it dead.
///It's laying on the floor bleeding.
 
2009-08-18 09:50:05 PM  

Slybri: lurksquid: Heck, bring back Voyagers!

Hell yeah, I used to love that show. Now where'd I leave the Omni?


Found out last year that it was out on DVD... I had never seen the wife and kids enjoy a show so much.


It's cancellation is truly one of the biggest travesties of the networks.

That and Jon-Erik Hexum's death.
 
2009-08-18 09:50:21 PM  

pseudowho: canadianloon: My favorite part was where Henry is 15 and goes back in time just a few weeks, meets himself, and gives his past self a blowjob.

/really, who wouldn't?

What?????

I think it may be a reference to "The Man Who Folded Himself" which involves a dude who travels back and forth in his own timeline (and elsewhen) and ends up sleeping with himself.

Either that or the Time Traveler's Wife is a bit more out there than the trailers and reviews have made it seem...



No, that was in the book (not movie). Also a scene where she has sex with a younger version of her husband while the older version is sleeping in the same bed. And basically if you think about it he's almost a pedophile, going back in time to see his wife when she's 6, even though he doesn't fark her until she's 18.
 
2009-08-18 09:50:29 PM  

Jedi_Templar: ?

/doesn't watch much tv


Holy crap, is that part of Project Pegasus?
 
2009-08-18 10:04:46 PM  

pseudowho: canadianloon: My favorite part was where Henry is 15 and goes back in time just a few weeks, meets himself, and gives his past self a blowjob.

/really, who wouldn't?

What?????

I think it may be a reference to "The Man Who Folded Himself" which involves a dude who travels back and forth in his own timeline (and elsewhen) and ends up sleeping with himself.

Either that or the Time Traveler's Wife is a bit more out there than the trailers and reviews have made it seem...


May also be related to the story I've referenced like 3 times here "All You Zombies" by Heinlein where every character in the story is the narrator at different points in life. He's his own father AND mother.
 
2009-08-18 10:46:44 PM  
Journeyman got treated like it was on FOX.

What a shame.
 
2009-08-19 02:17:39 AM  

Spawn_of_Cthulhu: No, that was in the book (not movie). Also a scene where she has sex with a younger version of her husband while the older version is sleeping in the same bed. And basically if you think about it he's almost a pedophile, going back in time to see his wife when she's 6, even though he doesn't fark her until she's 18.


Oh, OK. You should read Heinlein's "Doorway into Summer". One of the subplots involves the main character developing mutual romantic feelings for a definitely-too-young girl, but then they hook up after he comes out of cryo sleep and she's an adult. Or so I recall, as it's one of those books I've been meaning to re-read for at least a decade and a half.
That aspect of the story was always a bit odd, but that's Heinlein for you.

Fano: May also be related to the story I've referenced like 3 times here "All You Zombies" by Heinlein where every character in the story is the narrator at different points in life. He's his own father AND mother.


I didn't miss your references to it and actually went and looked to see if it was available for Kindle or not and would have downloaded it if it had been (I have the free iPhone app, not an actual Kindle device). I'll have to pick up a hard copy at some point.

The "his own father AND mother" bit is also rather reminiscent of part of The Man Who Folded Himself, actually.

Oh, and as a side note, the main character in Doorway Into Summer reads a newspaper on what amounts to a Kindle when he's in the hospital after waking from cold sleep.

It's funny; when 2000 rolled around I was disapointed by the lack of so many things I'd read about in science fiction stories set in 2000, yet here we are just a few years later and we've got a lot of them.

Gotta love Moore's Law.
 
2009-08-19 09:09:34 AM  

SpinStopper: Just bring back Journeyman and be done with it. I loved that show ;)


A month ago the alternate reality me traveled to this dimension to warn me that he saw the rest of the Journeyman series in his reality, and claimed the writers really didn't have an ending, and they were making it all up.

We argued for an hour over this. We fought. I didn't mean to kill me(him).

/there's a warrant out for my arrest in three star systems
 
2009-08-19 06:31:43 PM  
SVenus:A month ago the alternate reality me traveled to this dimension to warn me that he saw the rest of the Journeyman series in his reality, and claimed the writers really didn't have an ending, and they were making it all up.

We argued for an hour over this. We fought. I didn't mean to kill me(him).

/there's a warrant out for my arrest in three star systems


[whisper]Sliderrrrs[/whisper]
 
2009-08-19 07:02:14 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: robsul82: If Rachel McAdams is doing the show, well.

/rawr

her briefly bared ass was the only redeeming part of the entire movie.


Rachel McAdams:
edeuscriouamulher.com.sapo.pt

Her briefly bared ass:
jeanettes-celebrity-corner.com
 
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