Timeless (2016–2018)
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An unlikely team must travel through time and stop a criminal mastermind from destroying the past.

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Neil Marshall

Writers:

Eric Kripke (created by), Shawn Ryan (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Abigail Spencer ... Lucy Preston
Matt Lanter ... Wyatt Logan
Malcolm Barrett ... Rufus Carlin
Paterson Joseph ... Connor Mason
Sakina Jaffrey ... Denise Christopher
Claudia Doumit ... Jiya
Goran Visnjic ... Garcia Flynn
Shantel VanSanten ... Kate Drummond
David Sutcliffe ... Lucy's Boss
Bailey Noble ... Amy Preston
Matt Frewer ... Anthony Bruhl
Susanna Thompson ... Carol Preston
Doug Chapman Doug Chapman ... Stiv
Hiro Kanagawa ... Agent Kondo
Donal Thoms-Cappello ... Herb Morrison
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Storyline

Three people must travel back in time to catch a renegade out to change the past, therefore changing the future,our present day. A historian, a special forces op and a scientist are sent to keep history right on track. Will they succeed in their mission? If they fail can they go back to right the wrong? Written by stephen scialli

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

This episode perpetuates the myth that exploding hydrogen was the cause of the Hindenburg crash. Actually, the cause has been proved to be the coating of the aircraft skin consisting of aluminum powder and iron hydrate. This mixture was used in rocket fuel. Once ignited by a spark, the coating burned very quickly destroying the skin of the aircraft. The hydrogen would not have ignited and burned in such a manner on its own due to a lack of enough oxygen within the airframe. Once the skin burned the hydrogen would have ignited and burned quickly and relatively safely above the aircraft. See more »

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When the Hindenburg initially crashes in the original timeline, the explosion occurred just forward of the port-side fin, not on the top of the ship as the shown in the episode. See more »

Quotes

Lucy Preston: You shouldn't have brought that gun.
Wyatt Logan: Oh, the one I saved your ass with?
Lucy Preston: We are surrounded by Nazis. What if one of them takes your future gun to Berlin?
Wyatt Logan: Sometimes things get messy.
Lucy Preston: It is my job to make sure there is no mess.
Wyatt Logan: There's always a mess. That's the deal. So now we make it up as we go. And I take out Flynn. Which, by the way, might require the use of a damn gun.
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References Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1934) See more »

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Wish You Were Here
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Performed by Audrey Assad
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A criminal steals a time machine, and three people are sent to stop him from changing history.
9 October 2016 | by jedlySee all my reviews

TIMELESS (2016-Present) Is a new sci-fi drama with the pilot episode plot focusing around an experimental time machine which is stolen by a criminal named Garcia Flynn (Goran Višnjić), a trio consisting of history professor/anthropologist Lucy Preston( Abigail Spencer), Master Sergeant Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter), and engineer and time travelling pilot Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) are sent back in time using a prototype machine to capture him. However, they soon realize that Flynn and his associates are attempting to rewrite American history.

I actually really liked the pilot episode. Carlin is reluctant to travel back because he's black, and he shares some major secret with the time machine's creator, Connor Mason (Paterson Joseph). Logan might military, but he acts more out of impulse and emotion, and Preston shares a yet to be revealed secret with Flynn. The main cast is rounded out with Agent Denise Christopher (Sakina Jaffrey), because until the time machine was stolen, the government didn't know it existed, let alone that it isn't even the first one built.

Of course time travel always come with a price. This isn't like DOCTOR WHO where there are fixed points in time that can't be changed no matter what happens. If something in the past is changed, there's consequences

The episode does have some personal tidbits, but there's only so much that you can cover in an hour. Enough seeds were planted to raise interest. I'm hoping that some of these "secrets" are revealed sooner rather than later.

All in all, the plot is solid and the acting is good. I'm looking forward to the next episode.


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