TCM’s April Spotlight focuses on one of the most popular and confounding Science Fiction tropes every Thursday in April with 23 time travel films.
The monthlong TCM series runs the gamut from classic science fiction and fantasy, to music, romance, and comedy, beginning with 1968’s Planet of the Apes, Dr. Who and the Daleks, 2001: A Space Odyssey, World Without End, and Beyond the Time Barrier on April 7-8.
April 14-15 brings the first adaptation of the original sci-fi time travel story based on H.G. Wells’ classic The Time Machine (1960), followed by Time After Time, Things to Come, Time Bandits, La Jetée, and As the Earth Turns.
An adaptation of Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court kicks off a more light-hearted set of films on April 21-22. in addition to Turn Back the Clock, The Boy and the Pirates, It Happened Tomorrow, Berkeley Square, and The Story of Mankind.
The final Thursday (and early Friday morning) of the series on April 28-29 offers a mixed bag of time travel tales, starting with A Matter of Life and Death, Orlando, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Brigadoon, and Somewhere in Time.
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