Some readers noticed [in December 2014] that the old Temporal Anomalies in Popular Time Travel Movies web site had been down for several weeks. At that time it did not appear that it would be returning. That was unfortunate for several reasons, the first of which was that the many links to articles there became "bad" and could not be fixed, the second that the considerably more organized index of past film articles posted here was also gone, and the third that there were many excellent articles that were still relevant and useful. It seemed appropriate to attempt to restore as much of that material as possible at The Examiner. This would take a great deal of time and effort, as everything had to be reformatted--many of those web pages are very long, and The Examiner preferred considerably shorter articles for its readers, so they would have to be serialized; the system there also did not lend itself to serializing, as the next article cannot be linked until it is published, and the last article is not easily updated to include that link. However, we began breaking down the index of Examiner articles (dating from the middle of 2009) and then proceeded to republish, in new format, the work that is here.
That effort ended when The Examiner altered its editorial process in ways that made it considerably more difficult to publish anything at all there, with the result that we shifted to preserving this site through the Patreon campaign. However, some of this is still valuable.
I have been asked by a few readers whether I will be updating those early pieces. I admit that I have learned much since Terminator (the first two) and Back to the Future (all three parts) went live late in 1997, and that were I to do the analyses now I would probably catch many points which I then missed. However, I have copies of very few of those films--the VHS copies I once had are long dead, and quite a few analyses were done from Blockbuster rentals also no longer available. It would not be feasible for me to redo them at this point; the original content will be preserved. I am contemplating whether to add something at the end of each set, but since I have not yet gone over them with this in view I cannot be certain.
I should mention that the same disaster that killed the website has also terminated most of my e-mail accounts. The only reliable means of reaching me at that point was via Facebook--send a friend request, and be prepared to respond to a message to tell me that you are a time travel fan so I can tag your name and have some clue who you are. Facebook is the most reliable way to reach me, although if you would prefer less information from my account I also announce all articles via Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn [I have been unable to ascertain how to give someone a link to my LinkedIn page], and even MySpace. I also announce film articles on IMDB [formerly on the HitList message board, but that has ceased to be relevant so presently on the message boards for individual movies] if you want less contact with me--but theory articles and others that are not directly movie-related do not appear there. These are the best ways to keep up with the current material; the old material will also be announced as it is republished, as long as nothing prevents continuation.
[Since the launching of the Patreon campaign supporters there always get first notice of everything. Also, since the e-mail addresses are connected to the web site hosting, as long as the web site is present the e-mail accouts should also be functional. However, there are two caveats. The first is that I have become particularly sloppy regarding checking e-mail, sometimes letting it accumulate for months before responding. The second is that the financial situation is such that I myself might not be online if the Patreon campaign does not provide sufficient support to maintain the Internet service. That has happened frequently, and there are no guarantees that it will not happen again.]
So as not to interfere with the ongoing new material, these Temporal Anomalies Classics and Temporal Anomalies Indices were posted on Fridays, the regular series articles continuing on Mondays and Thursdays. (Tuesdays were reserved for the unrelated law and politics articles, and there eventually was a separate series of indices for them.)
Thank you all for your encouragement and support