I think one of my first exposures to the concept of time travel was the Illustrated Classic edition of Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
, which holds a special place in my heart. And I'd throw these along side it: Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder"
short story, and all of Julian May's Pliocene Exile/Intervention/Galactic Milieu series
In regards to films, I'd echo the PRIMER
, TWELVE MONKEYS
and BACK TO THE FUTURE
mentions, and also toss out: ARMY OF DARKNESS
, TIME COP
and the original PLANET OF THE APES
. Though I think I believed that you could go backwards in time if you could just get the planet spinning the opposite direction.
In Television, it doesn't get any better than QUANTUM LEAP
In comics, besides all the X-Men "Days of Future Past"
stories, follow-ups, revisions and regurgitation, I guess I enjoyed Walt Simonson's FANTASTIC FOUR
runs that featured a futuristic crisis that was threatening the present, the TVA, and Reed vs Doom battle across time! Also a fan of the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES
time traveling stories. And yeah, AVENGERS FOREVER
was a great read.
And in gaming, CHRONO TRIGGER
and THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: OCARINA OF TIME
are time-shifting classics, but none compare to MANIAC MANSION: DAY OF THE TENTACLE
for sheer time travel tomfoolery and awesomeness.