Having accidentally encountered a movie called “Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel” last night (I recommend it, it was a lot of fun), I’ve been thinking about the sheer number of time-travel stories and fictional devices for said time travelling.  Doc Brown’s DeLorean was a good idea, but it’s gasoline-powered engine made for issues as soon as one was out of the modern era.  The idea of having a structure around you (as with the Legion’s time-bubble or Calvin’s cardboard box) seems smart, but there’s always the problem of being separated from your conveyance.  As for the self-propelled modus operandi, it should be noted that Barry Allen had a bad day and broke the universe, leading to today’s minute-by-minute query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) loves the TARDIS dearly, but would probably want something compact like Phineas Bogg’s Omni device, asking: Which temporal device or conveyance from anywhere in fiction would you choose for your time travelling?


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  1. A TARDIS. Not necessarily -THE- TARDIS of The Doctor, just a similar vessel of Time Lord design as there have been multiple models mentioned across various Doctor Who media.

    I even know how I want my console room to look: Something of a cross between the classic style (lots of “round things” on the walls), a little of the almost organic coral look of the 9th and 10th Doctors and a dash of Victorian Steampunk influence.

  2. Malone_hasco on

    Probably TARDIS, it looks like it’s the most convenient for passengers out of the ones I can think of.

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