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By Dirk Vander Ploeg

One of the nice things about being publisher of UFO Digest is that I get to pose the polls. Maybe you have guessed but one of my passions is time travel! It truly fascinates me.

So in our  latest poll I asked the question: What is your favorite time travel movie? By the response I would say many of you prefer UFOs to time travel but as StarTrek has taught us extraterrestrials-space-travel travel are all connected.

Here are the results as chosen by you. The poll was run for one month.

The Time Machine (1960) 19% 

StarTrek – First Contact (1996) 17% 

12 Monkeys (1995) 12%

Terminator (all movies) 10% 

Back To The Future (1985) 9%

Somewhere in Time (1980) 7% 

Donnie Darko (2001) 5% 

Butterfly Effect (2004) 5% 

Time Bandits (1981) 5% 

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) 3% 

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) 3%

Star Trek IV – The Voyage Home (1986) 3%  

Most of you believe that the original 1960 version of 'The Time Machine' with Rod Taylor  is the best time travel movie ever made. Nineteen (19) per cent of you voted it number one! I agree with the voters this truly is a wonderful movie.

 

"The Time Machine" Rod Taylor 1960 MGM
– Image courtesy mptvimages.com

 

"The Time Machine" Yvette Mimieux, Rod Taylor 1960 MGM
– Image courtesy mptvimages.com 

On January 5, 1900, a disheveled looking H.G. Wells - George to his friends - arrives late to his own dinner party. He tells his guests of his travels in his time machine, the work about which his friends knew. They were also unbelieving, and skeptical of any practical use if it did indeed work. George knew that his machine was stationary in geographic position, but he did not account for changes in what happens over time to that location. He also learns that the machine is not impervious and he is not immune to those who do not understand him or the machine's purpose. George tells his friends that he did not find the Utopian society he so wished had developed. He mentions specifically a civilization several thousand years into the future which consists of the subterranean Morlocks and the surface dwelling Eloi, who on first glance lead a carefree life. Despite all these issues, love can still bloom over the spread of millennia. Written by Huggo   Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054387/ 

 

For more information or to purchase this movie from Amazon.com simply click on its title: Time Machine

Next,  with 17% is StarTrek – First Contact!  I loved all the StarTrek movies and this was one of the best.

For more information or to purchase this movie from Amazon.com simply click on its title: Star Trek - First Contact

Next,  with 12% is 12 Monkeys!  Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt and 12 monkeys. Terrific movie.

For more information or to purchase this movie from Amazon.com simply click on its title: 12 Monkeys (Special Edition)

Next,  with 10% is Terminator! Now that he is no longer government, one has to ask: Will Arnold be back?

For more information or to purchase this movie from Amazon.com simply click on its title: The Terminator [Blu-ray]

Next,  with 9% is Back To The Future.  Great entertainment a fun movie.

For more information or to purchase this movie from Amazon.com simply click on its title: Back to the Future

Next,  with 7% is Somewhere In Time.  Impress  the girl you're with by renting the ultimate love story. Jane Seymour as always is beautiful and Superman...this is a no-brainer.

For more information or to purchase this movie from Amazon.com simply click on its title: Somewhere in Time (Collector's Edition)

Next,  with 5% is Donnie Darko!  Loved this movie when it came out and still watch it annually. Dark, sad, manipulating time. A coming of age movie in borrowed time.

For more information or to purchase this movie from Amazon.com simply click on its title: Donnie Darko (The Director's Cut) [Blu-ray]

Next,  also tied with 5% is the Butterfly Effect!  Pretty fantastic plot, watch where you step.

For more information or to purchase this movie from Amazon.com simply click on its title: The Butterfly Effect (Infinifilm Edition)

Next,  also tied with 5% is the Time Bandits!  Not great.

For more information or to purchase this movie from Amazon.com simply click on its title: Time Bandits [Blu-ray]

Next,  and personally one of my favorite's is the The Time Traveler's Wife with 3%. One of the best true time travel movies made in recent years. Another love story. Sad, but with a twisting plot.

For more information or to purchase this movie from Amazon.com simply click on its title: The Time Traveler's Wife [Blu-ray]

Next,  also tied with 3% is the Star Trek IV – The Voyage Home!  Can't go wrong with StarTrek.

For more information or to purchase this movie from Amazon.com simply click on its title: Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition)

Finally ,  also tied with 3% we have the

Next,  also tied with 3% is the Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure!  Dahh

For more information or to purchase this movie from Amazon.com simply click on its title: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure!

 

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