W is for Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey

Yup, you guessed it. I love time travel! Not actual time travel, of course, though that just imagine that!  I love the idea of it. And, as I’ve said so many times before, the endless possibilities for story telling, the way the concepts it presents can tie your brain up in delicious knots. Things can get pretty complicated when you time travel, as I have found when trying to write it. It’s been done so often now, that it can seem a tired idea,  but over the last few years I’ve seen it used in some very unlikley ways to make it all shiny again. Take The Time Traveler’s Wife. Who saw that coming? But what a brilliant reinvention of a well-loved trope. I’ve seen it pop up in chick lit, and in some of my favourite non-sci-fi shows such as Life on Mars. Heroes and Misfits showed time travel as a super-power.  I wonder how many more versions we will see?

And now for the real reason that we are discussing time. Over to you, Doctor…

7 thoughts on “W is for Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey

  1. Who wouldn’t like wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff. I just like saying the words. Good post, Sharon…

  2. Time travel is such a good subject matter. Philip K Dick certainly exploited it well in some of his stories. Also, the best Dr Who plots, in my opinion, are the ones which use complex narratives spread out across time. I particularly liked the whole concept/realisation of River Song and her reverse chronological relationship with the Doctor.

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