1. We Pick Pop Culture’s 5 Best Time Travelers We’ve all wished we had the power to time travel. Whether it was to correct a mistake (“Why did I say that?!”) or simply to experience another era (“Poodle skirts are so fetch!”), the mystical ability has eluded us. Luckily, we’ve been able to live vicariously through some of our favorite fictional characters. As we gear up for our advanced screening of Starz’ new series Outlander and talk with the series cast and author on July 28, we got to thinking of some of pop culture’s greatest time travelers. Read on to see who we picked, and if you disagree with us, beam yourself back to before you read this post. [[MORE]] Marty McFly, Back to the FutureSure, it’s a little creepy to become the object of your teenage mom’s affection. But when he’s transported back to 1955, Marty gets to introduce Hill Valley High School to the rock ‘n’ roll licks of “Johnny B. Goode,” as well as ensure that his parents meet and fall in love. That’s a pretty awesome gig for a teenager. The Doctor, Doctor WhoThe intergalactic hero has been righting wrongs and saving innocent people since 1963. True, there have been a few gaps in between, but doesn’t that indicate more time travel? Smartphones may have knocked phone booths off the map, but when it comes to the Doctor and his TARDIS, we’ll always answer the call.  Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanSo you’re given the power to time travel and you use it to take more classes? Hermione, what are we going to do with you! Luckily, the beloved Gryffindor uses the time-turner when it really counts and retraces her steps with Harry to save Sirius Black from the Dementors in the third book of J. K. Rowling’s magical series. Claire Randall, OutlanderIt’s 1945, the war is over and you’re on your second honeymoon with your husband in Scotland. What a buzz kill that you touch some mysterious rocks and get transported back to the 18th century! At least there’s a hunky Scotsman there ready to sweep you off your feet. Such is the story of Claire Randall in Diana Gabaldon’s romantic adventure series, which has been adapted by Starz into a TV series, debuting August 9. Claire, we’re sorry that your honeymoon got ruined, but we can’t wait to see how your love triangle between Jamie and Frank plays out! Phil Connors, Groundhog DayArrogant meteorologist Phil Connors is forced to relive the same day over and over until he starts becoming a better man. As a result, witnessing someone’s personal growth has never been more entertaining. Repeatedly watching a cranky Bill Murray fail miserably, only to eventually befriend all the townspeople and woo the ravishing Andie MacDowell? We got you babe. Our Outlander panel with author Diana Gabaldon and stars Caitroina Balfe, Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies is sold out, but you can watch the Livecast of the event on July 28 at 8PM EDT here.  Who do you think is pop culture’s greatest time traveler?

    We Pick Pop Culture’s 5 Best Time Travelers

    We’ve all wished we had the power to time travel. Whether it was to correct a mistake (“Why did I say that?!”) or simply to experience another era (“Poodle skirts are so fetch!”), the mystical ability has eluded us. Luckily, we’ve been able to live vicariously through some of our favorite fictional characters. As we gear up for our advanced screening of Starz’ new series Outlander and talk with the series cast and author on July 28, we got to thinking of some of pop culture’s greatest time travelers. Read on to see who we picked, and if you disagree with us, beam yourself back to before you read this post.

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  2. BING!
Stephen Tobolowsky (you may know him as Ned Ryerson from Groundhog Day or a million other movies) is coming to 92YTribeca on Saturday night to present his recent book, The Dangerous Animals Club, and tell stories of love, loss, near-death experiences and the entertainment industry.
And if you need your Groundhog Day fix, he’s introducing a special 20th anniversary screening of the film after his talk.

    BING!

    Stephen Tobolowsky (you may know him as Ned Ryerson from Groundhog Day or a million other movies) is coming to 92YTribeca on Saturday night to present his recent book, The Dangerous Animals Club, and tell stories of love, loss, near-death experiences and the entertainment industry.

    And if you need your Groundhog Day fix, he’s introducing a special 20th anniversary screening of the film after his talk.