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Biggles: Adventures in Time
Biggles series by Captain W.E. Johns
Directed By: John Hough
Released: May 30, 1986 (UK)
January 29, 1988 (USA)
Runtime: 108 minutes
Country: United Kingdom
United States
Language: English

Biggles: Adventures in Time is a 1986 adventure film based on the character Biggles from the series of novels written by Captain W.E. Johns.


One minute the New Yorker advertising expert Jim Ferguson is at a business party -- the next he finds himself way back in 1917 in a plane fight during World War I. Mr. Raymond explains to him that he has a time-twin, to whom he's relocated in space and time whenever one of them is in trouble. So he has to help his twin, biplane pilot Biggles, in his attempt to destroy a German super weapon, that could win their war. Of course it's hard for Jim to explain his sudden disappearances to his fiance, Debbie.

Steampunk Influences[]

The film has some elements of dieselpunk, but is primarily a period(s)-accurate time-travel film with the time-travel aspect firmly rooted in fantasy.