Marty McFly (from Back to the Future) – Stuck back in 1955, Marty unknowingly alters his future. Easily, one of my favorite movies of all time.
Memorable Quote: Wait a minute, Doc. Ah… Are you telling me you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?
Dr. Sam Beckett (from Quantum Leap) – Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Doctor Sam Beckett led an elite group of scientists into the desert to develop a top secret project, known as QUANTUM LEAP. Pressured to prove his theories or lose funding, Doctor Beckett, prematurely stepped into the Project Accelerator and vanished. He awoke to find himself in the past, suffering from partial amnesia and facing a mirror image that was not his own. Fortunately, contact with his own time was made through brainwave transmissions, with Al, the Project Observer, who appeared in the form of a hologram that only Doctor Beckett could see and hear. Trapped in the past, Doctor Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, putting things right, that once went wrong and hoping each time, that his next leap will be the leap home.
Memorable Quote: Oh, boy …
Admiral Al Calavicci (from Quantum Leap) – Al may just be the observer for most of the series, but he gets to do some traveling of his own in season 4.
Memorable Quote: Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do. And if you do, take pictures.
The 4400 – According to the entity that took over Kyle’s body in season 1, beings from the future were responsible for abducting the 4400. They gave them all unique abilities and sent them all back at the same time and place, none of them having aged a day.
Memorable Quote: Shawn Farrell: Me and 4,399 of my closest friends popped out of a ball of light right about here.
Frank and John Sullivan (from Frequency) – Okay, they don’t exactly travel through time, but they do communicate across 30 years on a Ham radio.
Memorable Quote: Frank Sullivan: So what did ya wind up doing? You join the department?
John Sullivan: Actually I went the other way. I’m a cop.
Frank Sullivan: [laughing] What? You’re 3rd generation fire fighter. Come on I thought you were gonna grow out of that cop thing.
Star Trek – Just about every character in every series of Star Trek got in some time traveling. Who knew time travel was so easy?
Kirk (from Star Trek: The Voyage Home): May fortune favor the foolish.
Picard (from Star Trek: First Contact): Mr. Data, lay in a course for the 24th century. I suspect our future is there waiting for us.
Sisko (from Star Trek: Deep Space 9“Trials and Tribble-ations”): Kirk had quite the reputation as a ladies’ man.
Janeway (from Star Trek: Voyager, “Time and Again”): Young man, we’re here on a business trip and we have a lot of work to do.
Archer (from Star Trek: Enterprise, “Shockwave”): T’Pol: I still don’t believe in time travel.
Archer: The hell you don’t!
Superman – In Superman: The Movie, starring Christopher Reeves, he travels back in time to save Lois Lane. By flying around the earth really fast. Yep.
Memorable Quote: I’m here to fight for truth, and justice, and the American way.
Hermione Granger (from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) – In a strange subplot, it turns out Hermione was using a Time-Turner to be able to enroll in extra classes. Collecting the Biggest Nerd in History Award.
Memorable Quote: Is that really what my hair looks like from the back?