The Science of Time Travel Movies

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Today, the widely anticipated John Cusack/Rob Corddry vehicle, "Hot Tub Time Machine" hits theatres nationwide. As the title suggests, the film centers on a hot tub that transports its characters through time, back to the more innocent year of 1986.

Rafer Guzman, Takeaway movie contributor and Newsday writer talks about the most memorable time travel movies, and why audiences find these tales so compelling.

And Dr. Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist and author of Physics of the Impossible, explains which of Rafer’s favorite movies depict time travel in the most realistic way.


And, it's movie trivia day!

In these time travel movies, the main characters go back in time to save what?

  1. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
  2. Star Trek: Voyage Home
  3. Back to the Future

Listen for answers.