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Have you been watching Outlander, the movie series based on Diana Gabaldon’s books? Wow. Is it ever fascinating! I read the books when they first came out. Even though I wasn’t crazy about historical romances, I love a good time travel. In Outlander, Claire is transported from post-World War II to 18th century Scotland. She desperately wants to return to her own time and her husband with whom she’s just been reunited after being separated by the war.
I don’t remember the details of Outlander as much as I do the general feeling of the book. So the movie series is like discovering it anew. Hubs enjoys it, too—more for the Scottish history (did I mention his grandfather came from Scotland?) than the characters. I do remember some things and it’s killing me not to reveal them. LOL I don’t want to spoil it for him.
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My all-time favorite time travel movie is Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, where Kirk and crew save the whales and their 23rd century world. Fish-out-of-water (no pun intended) stories are always interesting and often comical. Maybe that’s why I enjoyed that movie so much—the humor. Like Jessie in my first book Switched, who sleeps through her favorite movie, I can recite most of the dialogue. If it’s on TV, I’ll watch it. Hubs will go downstairs to his workshop.
Time travel stories always pose the same questions—will she (or he) return to her own time? will she want to? Have you ever wondered what you would do in that situation? Would you want to stay? In many of the time travel books that were popular in the early 1990s, the main character always found her true love. Then either she stayed or he came forward to her time. A book I read through the night (just couldn’t put down) was Jude Deveraux’s A Knight in Shining Armor. Tears and joy. What a gripping story.
If time travel could exist, what time period would you want to travel to?
If you haven’t discovered Outlander, it’s on Starz on Saturdays at 9pm Eastern Time. If you have On Demand, you can catch up on previous episodes.