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

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 InfluencesEdit

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.