Walking Maggie back from the supermarket this morning, my mind wandered to this.
Do you believe in Time Travel?
That Time Travel is possible or perhaps could be within your lifetime?
If it were, would you want to go back to change something, relive a particular event, or share a specific moment with someone you loved?
Could you live with the consequences that may transpire through that change, or use your future knowledge to prevent an occurrence or catastrophic event from happening?
Most of us have experienced a sense of Deja Vu at times, a feeling of being somewhere before, knowing what comes next, or a sense of knowing someone for years who you’ve only just met.
We were viewing a property in Lincolnshire and the owner greeted me like a long lost relative. Not exactly a problem, but he knew my name as well as the dog’s, yet we’d certainly never met before and could not be related in any way.
The house wasn’t what we were after, and I had a funny turn in the bathroom, a sense of sickness and being watched to such an extent that Hubby had to take my arm.
The room was quite small and dark but that wasn’t what had affected me. Neither was it the huge spider in the corner. It was the floor.
It seemed familiar and sloped towards you as you walked in, but because of the black and white checkered design, you didn’t notice it. As I entered, the walls just seemed to close in, and with them, panic.
That particular house was on the market for two years after we’d viewed it, and when it eventually sold, was completely gutted and renovated.
In Hollywood, we have the Back to the Future franchise, X-Men and my all time favourite Terminator movies, and TV sci-fi programmes like Star Trek have dabbled and delved into time travel, all from different perspectives.
Meeting one’s younger self, or not being allowed to occupy the same space or interact with a former or later version of yourself, not being permitted to interfere with then-current events, is pretty damn confusing!
Here are a few films that you may or may not recognise as having a Time Travel theme:
I cried at the first two, laughed at the third, thoroughly enjoyed the fourth and fifth, but number six confused the hell out of me!
The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan (1979 Marc Singer and Lindsay Wagner)
Somewhere in Time (1980 Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour)
Time Cop (1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme and Mia Sara)
The One (2001, Jet Li (below) and Carla Gugino)
Deja Vu (2006, Denzil Washington and Paula Patton)
The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009, Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams)