David Brin’s Out of Time Series
created by David Brin
First book: 1999
by Michael Crichton
First publication: 1999
created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner
First time travel: 5 Mar 1999
The Devil’s Arithmetic
adapted by Robert J. Avrech (Donna Deitch, director)
First aired: 28 Mar 1999 (made-for-tv)
“Remembrance of Things to Come”
by Lawrence Watt-Evans
First publication: Analog, Apr 1999
created by Seth MacFarlane
First time travel: 25 Apr 1999
The Smedley Faversham Stories
by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre
First story: Analog Science Fiction, Jun 1999
Austin Powers in The Spy Who Shagged Me
by Mike Myers and Michael McCullers (Jay Roach, director)
First released: 11 Jul 1999
by H.G. Stratmann
First publication: Analog, Jul/Aug 1999
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
by J.K. Rowling
First publication: 08 Jul 1999
“Rappaccini’s Other Daughter”
by Anthony Boucher
First publication: The Compleat Boucher, 1 Aug 1999
“. . . And Three to Go”
by Ken Cowley
First publication: Miscellany Macabre, Sep 1999
Walker, Texas Ranger
created by Albert S. Ruddy, et. al.
First time travel: 16 Oct 1999
The Justin Counting Stories
by Harry Turtledove
First story: Asimov’s and Analog, Dec 1999
Blackadder: Back and Forth
by Richard Curtis, Ben Elton and Rowan Atkinson (Paul Weiland, director)
First release: 6 Dec 1999
|Rowan Atkinson’s historically funny Blackadder character comes to the big screen for a final 30-minute episode. Each of the earlier tv series followed one of Lord Edmund Blackadders many ancestors in a famous time period, but now the modern-day Blackadder announces to his dinner party that he’s just built a time machine based on DaVinci’s specification, after which he wagers each of guests £10,000 that he can use the machine to retrieve any named object from history. Of course, Blackadder himself thinks it’s all going to be nothing more than the best New Year’s Eve prank ever, but the dinosaurs, Queen Elizabeth I, Will Shakespeare, Robin Hood, Maid Marion, Napoleon, Wellington, Hadrian, and others have different ideas. |
Now, if only we could get Mr. Bean in a time machine.
Elizabeth: How on Earth can one look at the past? You can’t see something that’s already happened.
The Bishop: Unless you’re on the lavatory.
The Viscount: Uh! Good point, Bish!
Blackadder: Yes, or . . . or unless one’s got a time machine.
by David Howard and Robert Gordon (Dean Parisot, director)
First release: 25 Dec 1999