Capricorn One. Poster of the 1977 movie and cover of the book novelization
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Capricorn One
Bernard L. Ross (Ken Follet), 1978
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Peter Hyams, 1977

In order to protect the reputation of the American space program, a team of scientists stages a phony Mars landing. Willingly participating in the deception are a trio of well-meaning astronauts, who become liabilities when their space capsule is reported lost on re-entry. Now, with the help of a crusading reporter, they must battle a sinister conspiracy that will stop at nothing to keep the truth.


2010. Poster of the 1984 movie and cover of the 1982 book, 2010: Odyssey Two
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2010: Odyssey Two
Arthur C. Clarke, 1982
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Peter Hyams, 1984

It is nine years after the mysterious failure of the Discovery One mission to Jupiter in 2001, which resulted in the deaths of four astronauts and the disappearance of David Bowman. While an international dispute causes tension between the United States and the Soviet Union, both nations prepare space missions to determine what happened to the Discovery.


Outland. Poster of the 1981 movie and cover of the book novelization
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Outland
Alan Dean Foster, 1981
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Peter Hyams, 1981

Federal Marshal William O’Niel is assigned to a tour of duty at the titanium ore mining outpost Con-Am 27, operated by the company Continental Amalgamated on the Jovian moon of Io. Shifts are long but significant bonuses are paid. Tarlow, a miner, suffers an attack of stimulant psychosis resulting in death by explosive decompression.


Timecop. Poster of the 1994 movie and cover of the 1982 comic book
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Timecop
Mike Richardson, Mark Verheiden, 1982
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Peter Hyams, 1994

In 1994, the Justice Department sends George Spota to the Senate Appropriations Committee for approval on a secret project: the establishment of the Time Enforcement Commission with the sole purpose of policing time travel. When confronted, Atwood admits to working for Senator McComb, who is abusing his position and access to time travel technology to raise funds for his upcoming presidential campaign.


Timecop. Poster of the 1994 movie and cover of the book novelization
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Timecop
S.D. Perry, 1994
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Peter Hyams, 1994

In 1994, the Justice Department sends George Spota to the Senate Appropriations Committee for approval on a secret project: the establishment of the Time Enforcement Commission with the sole purpose of policing time travel. When confronted, Atwood admits to working for Senator McComb, who is abusing his position and access to time travel technology to raise funds for his upcoming presidential campaign.


End of Days. Poster of the 1999 movie and cover of the book novelization
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End of Days
Frank Lauria, 1999
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Peter Hyams, 1999

In 1979, the Pope sends a priest on a mission to find and protect a girl identified in New York by Satanists as one chosen to be the mother of Satan’s child after witnessing a comet arching over the moon at the Vatican. Marge Francis, an NYPD detective and Jericho’s former colleague, tells him that Aquinas has no tongue.


The Relic. Poster of the 1997 movie and cover of the 1995 book, Relic
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Relic
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, 1995
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Peter Hyams, 1997

When a lizard-like god from South America embarks on a carnivorous rampage at the Chicago Natural History Museum, the responsibility falls on homicide detective Vincent and biologist Margo to hunt down the creature before the museum’s grand opening gala.


The Musketeer. Poster of the 2001 movie and cover of the 1844 book, The Three Musketeers
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The Three Musketeers
Alexandre Dumas, 1844
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Peter Hyams, 2001

The young boy, d’Artagnan witnesses the murder of his parents at the hands of Febre, chief henchman of Cardinal Richelieu. Fourteen years later the grown d’Artagnan finds on his arrival in Paris that the musketeers have been disbanded by order of Cardinal Richelieu, who is usurping the king’s authority with the help of Febre.


A Sound of Thunder. Poster of the 2005 movie and cover of the 1952 book
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A Sound of Thunder
Ray Bradbury, 1952
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Peter Hyams, 2005

In the year 2055, the Chicago-based Time Safari company offers the opportunity for rich people to hunt dinosaurs in the past via time travel technology. As a precaution against the potential change of the past, the company preys only on the dinosaurs who would otherwise die of natural causes and keeps the clients from stepping off the designated path.