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Out of Time 

When a new threat emerges, Dr. Nate Heywood seeks out Oliver Queen to help find the scattered Legends; once reunited, they go to 1942, to keep Albert Einstein from being kidnapped before the Nazis destroy New York City with a nuclear bomb.


Dermott Downs


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Garber ... Dr. Martin Stein
Brandon Routh ... Ray Palmer / The Atom
Arthur Darvill ... Captain Rip Hunter
Caity Lotz ... Sara Lance / White Canary
Franz Drameh ... Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm
Matt Letscher ... Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash
Maisie Richardson-Sellers ... Vixen
Amy Louise Pemberton ... Gideon (voice) (as Amy Pemberton)
Nick Zano ... Nate Heywood
Dominic Purcell ... Mick Rory / Heat Wave
Neal McDonough ... Damien Darhk
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen
John Rubinstein ... Albert Einstein
Matthew MacCaull ... Commander Steel
Kwesi Ameyaw ... Dr. Mid-Nite


After the defeat of the immortal villain Vandal Savage and the exposure of the corrupt Time Masters, a new threat emerges. Dr. Nate Heywood, an unconventional and charming historian, is thrust into the action. After making a shocking discovery, Nate seeks out Oliver Queen for help in finding the scattered Legends. Once reunited, the Legends continue their new mission to protect the timeline from temporal aberrations - unusual changes to history that spawn potentially catastrophic consequences. Their first stop is 1942, to protect Albert Einstein from being kidnapped before the Nazis destroy New York City with a nuclear bomb. Meanwhile, Ray notices that Sara has a mission of her own, which leads them both to face her nemesis, Damien Darhk.

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This episode's title is an homage to the licence plate ("Outatime") from the Delorean in the Back to the Future movies. Both this series and those movies deal with time travel and the consequence of even the most minor change. See more »


When trying to find the Legends who have been thrown out into time, Martin Stein and Jefferson Jackson are said to be in 'Tintangel, England'. This is a typographical error. The correct name is 'Tintagel' which is tied to the King Arthur myths, and is a village one can still visit where the ruins of the castle still sit. It is also known as Trevenna, and in the time that Martin and Jax would have been occupying Tintagel, it was known as Tintagol. It is the place where the Lady Igraine was hidden by her husband before Uther Pendragon (disguised by Merlin as her husband) seduced her. Their child was King Arthur. See more »


Rip Hunter: Replacing the Time Masters is an enormous responsibility, Sara, and one which I fear our team is ill-equipped...
[the Waverider is rocked by a sudden jolt]
Sara Lance: Gideon, are we under attack?
Gideon: Negative. That was a shockwave generated by a time quake.
Sara Lance: A what?
Rip Hunter: Uh... disturbance in the temporal zone caused by an unusually large aberration.
Sara Lance: You never mentioned a time quake before.
Rip Hunter: Never experienced one before.
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Out of Time
15 April 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Legends of Tomorrow season 2 starts and the Time Masters are still gone, but it looks like Rip Hunter and his team are in trouble.

Dr Nate Heywood seeks out the Green Arrow and tells him a fantastical tale of aberrations in time. The legends go back to 1942 to stop Albert Einstein from being kidnapped by the Nazis where he cannot help them develop nuclear weapons several years earlier.

The show is cheesy fun, a romp in he French court of the middle ages before they go to 1942 and encounter a lecherous Einstein. You also get to see a crossover of the other DC characters, both heroes and villains.

The casting of Darvill as Rip Hunter rather does bring home how much this show is influenced by Doctor Who. Dr Stein being keen to meet his hero Einstein only to find he is a womaniser was almost a scene by scene homage from the Doctor Who episode 'The Shakespeare Code.'

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Release Date:

13 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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