Time Travel Films

Fan fare

Critic turned filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard once said the best way to respond to a movie was to make one yourself.

Sunday, 18 October, 2009, 12:00am

The beginning of the sci-fi classic

Star Trek is a cultural icon. The television series, which featured the adventures of the crew of the Starship Enterprise as they bravely explored 'where no man has gone before', entertained millions and became the most successful sci-fi series ever.

27 May 2009 - 12:00am

Channel Hop

Man has been captivated by the possibility of life on other planets for what seems like an eternity. From the moment Neil Armstrong took 'one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind', our universe - and all that it presented, either real or imagined - began to open up.

3 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Pick of the day

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Pearl, 9.30pm

3 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Classic tales take a time machine into the future

Jurassic Park and The X-files are no match for his works. In the late 19th century, before the study of science had matured, he had already written about travelling through time and extra-terrestrial life. His fantasies reflect his passion as well as his sense of awe for the rules of nature.

23 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

What the critics say

Austin Powers In Goldmember

1 Aug 2002 - 12:00am


In The Wild: Horsemen Of Mongolia With Julia Roberts

World, 9pm

She is probably the hottest female star in Hollywood at the moment and was recently voted one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People magazine. But would Oscar-winning Julia Roberts (above) stay glamorous and fabulous after spending a week in the Mongolian desert?

23 May 2001 - 12:00am

A French kiss-off

Do we really deserve two whole terrestrial television channels devoted to English-language programming? Wouldn't it be fairer, if we have to have two non-Cantonese channels, to at least make them truly international? Such questions I, an English speaker writing in an English-language newspaper about English-speaking television, do not raise in print too often.

19 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Do the time warp

One by-product of the handover is the arrival in the territory of the world's beautiful people.

Stage and screen stars, models and media moguls are popping up all over the place; you can hardly enter one of the swankier hotels and restaurants without spotting a familiar face.

27 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

DID O. J. wear the bloody stained glove that didn't fit him? Will anyone ever know? Does anyone really care? As if we haven't had enough of the man's monotonous trials, we get another glimpse tonight (Pearl, 2.15 am) with the first of the originally-named, four-part The O. J. Simpson Trial.

27 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

A chimp champ

Followers of Terry Gilliam's work will know better than to expect something linear. But 12 Monkeys is surprisingly compact.

5 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Hollywood at home

THERE will never be a film-lover's CD-ROM that will satisfy the crazed, fanatical film fan. The reason for this is quite simple: it can never be complete.

10 Oct 1995 - 12:00am


BOOKS A Valley In Italy. Lisa St Aubin de Teran, Penguin Books.

LISA St Aubin de Teran is quite obviously an upper-class twit of the highest order. This twee little book about her addiction to house buying just drips with the plummy tone of a woman who thinks that abject poverty is having a two-year-old Range Rover rather than a new one.

23 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

The bold and the burned out

Star Trek: Generations Starring Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm MacDowell and Whoopi Goldberg. Directed by David Carson. Category II. Playing at Happy, Miramar, Mongkok Broadway, New York, Tsuen Wan Broadway, UA Queensway, UA Sha Tin, UA Times Square, UA Whampoa.

16 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

The confessions of a true Trekker

THE Star Trek fans have been a much maligned bunch. The idea that we are bespectacled nerds who only tear ourselves from computers to watch science documentaries is probably created by those who do not know better.

10 Apr 1995 - 12:00am