This Wednesday is Flux Capacitor Day 2014, when we celebrate the day that “red letter day in the history of science: November 5th, 1955” when Doctor Emmett L. “Doc” Brown invented time travel. In honour of that celebration, for this inaugural Wingin’ It “Movie Monday”, what is your favourite movie involving time travel?
Besides the obvious choice of Back To The Future, my favourite time travel movie is The Final Countdown starring Martin Sheen and Kirk Douglas. It’s got some great lines, a fairly deep central question, and some excellent aerial scenes of F-15s dogfighting with “Mitsubishi Zeroes”!
The Final Countdown is a 1980 alternate history science fiction film about a modern aircraft carrier that travels through time to a day before the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Produced by Peter Vincent Douglas and directed by Don Taylor, the film stars Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, James Farentino, Katharine Ross and Charles Durning. This was Taylor’s final film.
Produced with the full cooperation of the U.S. Navy and filmed on board the USS Nimitz supercarrier, The Final Countdown was a moderate success at the box office. In the years that followed, the film has developed a cult status among science fiction and military aviation fans. (Wikipedia)