Kevin Williamson

Time travel is all the rage in 'Time After Time' and 'Making History'

Time travel is all the rage in 'Time After Time' and 'Making History'

Time, the final frontier! There has been a lot of traveling in it, monkeying with it on television of late: "Timeless," "Legends of Tomorrow," "Frequency," "12 Monkeys," "Doctor Who" of course, "Future-Worm!" (that one's a cartoon). Sunday adds two more.

H.G. Wells, of course, is the man who popularized the time machine, in an 1895 novel called "The Time Machine." Nicholas Meyer's charming 1979 big-screen thriller "Time After Time" made Wells the inventor of an actual gadget, traveling to the present day in pursuit of Jack the Ripper. That film is now an ABC series, starring Freddie Stroma as Wells and...

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