Sci-fi: Timeless, Teen Wolf, American Gods
Three heroes are hopping through time and space to save the world’s history in Timeless.
Timeless Season 1 Saturdays (from 27 May) M-Net (*101) 18:30
What’s the best way for a baddie to rewrite history? By going to the past and manipulating events, like in Timeless (20162017). Ex- NSA agent Garcia Flynn (Goran Višnjic, John in sci-fi show Extant, 2014-2015) steals an experimental time machine and heads to 1937 – the year the Hindenburg airship blew up while docking in the US. “I’m not saying that he’s not a bad guy,” says Goran. “But there is mystery. Viewers will understand the pay- off. I prefer to call him an ‘antagonist’.”
HEROES TO THE RESCUE
Flynn’s plan is to save the airship so that it can return to Europe and blow up there. “People who didn’t die in the original, true 1937 will die. They won’t do the things that they’re meant to do. The world will change,” warns Connor Mason (Paterson Joseph, Holy Wayne in sci-fi show The Leftovers, 2014-2017). His tech company built the time machine and he’s sending a team to stop Flynn.
1 Sergeant Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter, Liam in drama 90210, 2009-2013) is the reluctant soldier (he’s grieving his dead wife still) who’s been sent to protect the team and kill Flynn if that means saving the mission.
2 Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer, Amantha in drama Rectify, 20132016) is a history professor who makes sure that they fit in with the times – especially wardrobe-wise. “This is all wrong,” she says just before they head to 1937. “This skirt is from the ’40s and they didn’t have this kind of fabric. Or underwire bras, for that matter.”
3 Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett, Lem is sci-fi comedy Better Off Ted, 2009-2010) is a Mason Industries tech programmer who’s been sent by Connor to reprogramme the machine, nicknamed “Lifeboat”, and bring it back. But there’s something he’s not telling the others – and it’s something only he can do for Connor.
(From left): Wyatt, Lucy and Rufus are saving the world… in yesteryear.