Top Fav Time Travel Television SeriesI’ve been obsessed with the concept of time travel since I was a little girl. I don’t know why, but the genre just sucks me in. Sorry, no vampires in my series. Well, none that I’m aware of yet. The decision to write a time travel series geared for middle-grade/YA readers came to me through a dream I had in the late 90s, and I’m glad I managed to pull it out of my subconscious and onto paper because the first book in the series, The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis, finally makes its debut May 18th through Musa Publishing. In honor of this timely subject, I thought it would be fun and fitting to do a little time traveling in my mind (with the help of my trusty search engine) and recall what television shows had planted their seeds and rooted me firmly in this genre. I found I was grasping at straws. I could only come up with three legitimate shows I truly liked. So I ended up throwing in a couple of honorable mentions. So, without further ado, my top five (sort of) fav time travel television shows…
- Quantum Leap (1985)—Scott Bakula, a tight white suit, and any body will do.
- Voyagers! (1982-83)—handsome ex-pirate meets 12 year-old boy, then go travel through time to repair errors in world history together.
- Tru Calling (2003-05)—according to Tru Davies, the dead do speak, and want her to make them undead.
- Doctor Who (1963 and still going)—not a fan, but is worth mentioning as it’s the longest running science fiction television show in the world and has a huge fan base.
- It’s About Time (1966)—think Gilligan’s Island meets the Flintstones. Then again, don’t.
When Amanda Sault and her four classmates are caught in a major food fight at school, they are given the choice of suspension or yard duty. It was a no-brainer. A two-week crash course in landscaping leads the kids to discover a weathered stone arch buried in an overgrown backyard. Instead of a forgotten lawn ornament, it turns out to be an ancient time portal from the lost continent of Atlantis. Chosen by an Atlantean Magus to be Timekeepers—legendary time travelers sworn to keep history safe from an evil force—the five children, along with two offbeat adults, are sent on the adventure of their lives to save the Earth from an uncertain future. The Timekeepers’ first mission lands them in England in 1214, where they must find an adolescent Robin Hood and his band of merry teens before history is turned upside-down. Sharon Ledwith is the author of the middle-grade/YA time travel series, THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS, debuting through Musa Publishing this May 18, 2012. When not writing or digging up the past, she enjoys reading, yoga, kayaking, time with family and friends, and single malt scotch. Sharon lives in the wilds of Muskoka in Central Ontario, Canada, with her hubby, a water-logged yellow Labrador and moody calico cat.
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