Timeslip: The Complete Series
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The second suite, "The Time of the Ice Box" is a much weirder story set in the kids' then-future: 1990. Traveling through the portal, Liz and Simon turn up by a research station at the South Pole, where they are mistaken for human guinea pigs set to participate in some extreme and top-secret bio-engineering experiments conducted by a barely human yet brilliant scientist. "The Year of the Burn Up" anticipates global warming in a tale finding Liz and Simon once again exploring the future and discovering that England is now a jungle. Just as strange is the appearance of a rather mad Traynor in this scenario, as well as an adult version of Simon--a man with a number for a name. (Liz meets her own grown-up self in "The Time of the Ice Box.") Finally, "The Day of the Clone" has Simon searching for a secret government research center five years in the past, where he encounters yet another variation on Traynor. Even in some of its sillier moments (characters standing around talking about taking action instead of actually taking it), Timeslip is irresistible good fun and hard to stop watching. It's a pleasure to set aside a day or two just to plow through it with minimal breaks, enjoying every time-travel paradox along the way. --Tom Keogh
- "Beyond the Barrier" Documentary
- Timeslip Intro
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Enter Timeslip The Complete Series, a show that appeared on British airwaves back in 1970. This science fiction serial, as the title may suggest, dealt with the concept of time travel only unlike HG Wells' earlier vision of the notion (or Back to the Future's later telling), there is no physical machine that can be operated to travel through temporal space/time. Rather certain individuals, or so the story goes, are capable of sensing then traveling through temporal vortexes (or "time bubbles"). Think invisible barriers that emit a strange sound only audible to children.
Once through the barrier, the traveler has in essence entered a realm left behind due to a unique energy signature. So even though time passes as you might expect, the uniqueness of any given moment can leave a perfect imprint in the fabric of existence that can be revisited. This isn't limited to the past either as apparently the future has left behind its own patterns that can be visited by occupants of the present. Confused yet? Don't be- the bottom line is that a pair of fifteen-year-old British kids can slip through the time bubble at will to visit either the past and future.Read more ›
I used to like John Barcroft who played Bukov in The Ice Box. Thought he was quite good looking. Never saw him in anything else, before or since.
Not so keen on the last two stories but the first two are very good indeed, and I was fascinated back then as a child seeing all these mind boggling concepts about time travel that really made me think and fired my imagination about old abandoned airforce or ministry of defence places. Something very creepy about those places especially on a dark night or with a cold moon and that first story in the series where the kids find the hole in time in the gap in the wire fence really held my interest back then.
I've always been fascinated in anything like this since, but sadly have not seen anything quite like it since, so to me, it is unique in that respect.
Wish there were more series like this one.
In summary, I would say this is overpriced given the general average quality, but as I say, the last couple of episodes are not bad.
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Fantastic time travel series that is intelligently written and exciting to watch. Highly recommended for buffs.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is another extremely well-done "children's show from Britain. For fans, the one existing coloUr episode is included.Published 8 months ago by J. Smith
An early 70's sci fi show from Britain, Timeslip is about two 'children' really young teens, who find they have the ability to cross over a barrier in time to other whens. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Graves
old and slow no plot to it but a little sci fi time ?? but no plots tha nk youPublished on October 11, 2013 by Lewis Sprague
Only recently heard of this product. A little different yet enjoyable nonetheless. Watched the whole series in three days. Great.Published on June 18, 2013 by thundergod
I have always remembered this TV show from the 1970s. Re-watching it was a great trip down memory lane! Love it!Published on November 13, 2012 by sarita162927
I watched this show when it was first broadcast on the tellie in England. I recently rewatched the complete series with my husband on DVD, and we both enjoyed it. Read morePublished on April 25, 2012 by Ex-Pat Brit
This is a lost gem for fans of Sci-fi from across the pond. Doctor Who fans should check this show out. The kids are great and the concepts and science are amazing. Read morePublished on July 16, 2011 by David Waweru