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Timestream

The timestream or time stream is a metaphorical conception of time as a stream, a flowing body of water. In Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction, the term is more narrowly defined as: "the series of all events from past to future, especially when conceived of as one of many such series".[1] Timestream is the normal passage or flow of time and its historical developments, within a given dimension of reality. The concept of the time stream, and the ability to travel within and around it, are the fundamentals of a genre of science fiction.

This conception has been widely used in mythology and in fiction.

This analogy is useful in several ways:

  • Streams flow only one way. Time moves only forward.
  • Streams flow constantly. Time never stops.
  • People can stand in a stream, but will be pulled along by it. People exist within time, but move with it.[2]
  • Some physicists and science fiction writers have speculated that time is branching—it branches into alternate universes (see many-worlds interpretation). Streams can converge and also diverge.

Science fiction scholar Andrew Sawyer writes, "The paradoxes of time — do we move in time, or does it move by us? Does it exist or is it merely an illusion of our limited perception? — are puzzles that exercise both physicists and philosophers..."

Appearances[]

  1. American Dad: The Best Christmas Story Never
  2. Kim Possible A Sitch in Time
  3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- S07E01~ Tempus Fugit
  4. The Fairly OddParents - Father Time; Apartnership

Time Travel Technology[]

  1. Time Monkey
  2. Time Scepter
  3. Time Scooter: One magic time scooter to take you anywhen you want to go.

Visitors[]

  1. Bruce Wayne(Batman)
  2. Cosmo Julius Cosma
  3. Francine Smith
  4. Future Donatello
  5. Future Leonardo
  6. Future Master Splinter
  7. Future Michelangelo
  8. Future Raphael
  9. Future Timmy Turner(Bad Future)
  10. Future Trunks Briefs
  11. Grim Reaper
  12. Juandissimo Magnifico
  13. Kim Possible
  14. John Stewart(Green Lantern)
  15. Mandy(The Grim Adventures Billy & Mandy)
  16. Miles Morales (Spider-Man)
  17. Peter Parker(Ultimate Spider-Man)
  18. Princess Starfire
  19. Professor Paradox
  20. Renet (2003 TV series)
  21. Renet (2012 TV series)
  22. Shego
  23. Stan Smith
  24. Timmy Turner
  25. Wanda Venus Fairywinkle-Cosma
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