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The most obvious TV example may be the series QUANTUM LEAP, starring Scott Bakula, who each week leapt back into the body of someone in the past (even including that of Lee Harvey Oswald!).  However, he only returned to the actual present once in a while, usually leaping into a new time and body each week.

A sort-of-example is Michael Moorcock's book BEHOLD THE MAN, which is a little bit as though THE LIFE OF BRIAN had been played straight and involved time travel (but he does not come back).  Another sort-of occurs in the recent revival of DR. WHO with David Tennant.  In a two-part episode, the Doctor has to become human, forgetting his own identity and living as a medical doctor in Edwardian England.

Don Larsson

"When something is empty, fill it.  When something is full, empty it.  When you have an itch, scratch it."   --Dieter Dengler

Donald F. Larsson, Professor
English Department, Minnesota State University, Mankato
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From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Joshua Hirsch [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 11:38 PM
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Subject: [SCREEN-L] Sankofa/Devil's Arithmetic

I am looking for stories that, like the 2 mentioned above, involve a
character who travels backwards in time and becomes another character, then
returns to the present and his or her original identity.  While I am
particularly interested in stories with other elements in common with these
2 (i.e. in the past, the character endures historical trauma), I welcome any
and all examples.  All media (film/TV/literature...) are welcome.

Thank you.

Joshua Hirsch

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