DVD review: “Travelers: Season 1 – 3” (2016 – 2018) 

“Travelers: Season 1 – 3” (2016 – 2018) 


Thirty Four Episodes

Created by: Brad Wright

Featuring: Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper, Jared Abrahamson, Reilly Dolman and Patrick Gilmore

Grant MacLaren: “I’m Not Gonna Sit Here And Pretend To Know What Makes Us Who We Are. But I Gotta Figure It’s More Than Just The Sum Of What We Remember.”

Released recently on DVD is the science fiction television series “Travelers: Season 1 – 3” (2016 – 2018) which followed a group of time travelers from a dystopian future who travel back in time to the present day in order to change events that will lead to the downfall of humanity.

“Travelers: Season 1 – 3” was a science fiction television series that aired on Showcase in Canada and on Netflix internationally. The show follows a group of time travelers from a dystopian future who travel back in time to the present day in order to change events that will lead to the downfall of humanity. The series was created by Brad Wright and stars Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper, Jared Abrahamson, and Reilly Dolman.

One of the strengths of “Travelers” is its unique premise. The idea of a group of time travelers working to change the future is not a new concept, but the way that “Travelers” executes it is fresh and engaging. The show does a good job of slowly unraveling the backstory of the characters and the world they come from, keeping the audience engaged and interested in the larger story.

The characters are also a strong point of the show. Each character has a distinct personality and backstory, and the actors do a great job of bringing them to life. Eric McCormack, in particular, gives a standout performance as the team leader, FBI agent Grant MacLaren.

Another aspect of “Travelers” that is worth noting is the way it explores ethical dilemmas and the consequences of altering the past. The show often raises questions about the morality of changing events to achieve a better future and the potential unintended consequences of doing so.

The relationships between the characters are also a highlight of the show. As the team works together to complete their missions, they form strong bonds with each other, and their camaraderie and loyalty are central to the show’s emotional core.

One of the criticisms of the show is that it was cancelled after three seasons, leaving some storylines unresolved. However, the series finale does provide a satisfying conclusion to the main story arc while still leaving room for further exploration.

Overall, “Travelers” is a well-written and well-acted science fiction series that explores interesting themes and concepts. While it may not be for everyone, it is definitely worth a watch for fans of the genre who are looking for a thought-provoking and engaging show.

The show also has impressive production values, with well-done special effects and a polished visual style. The action sequences are well choreographed and exciting to watch. One potential downside to the show is that it can be slow at times, with a lot of exposition and character development. Additionally, some of the time travel mechanics can be confusing, and the show can sometimes feel bogged down by its own rules. Overall, “Travelers” is an engaging and well-executed science fiction series with a unique premise and strong characters. It’s definitely worth a watch for fans of the genre.


Season One

Travelers: Travelers from our future return to our time to try to correct the terrible problems that face humanity in their own time.

Protocol 6: The team’s first mission goes terribly wrong when a fatal mistake leaves them holding a ticking time bomb.

Aleksander: One of the travelers struggles with being unable to stop future events.

Hall: The team meets another team and faces with a conflict.

Room 101: Marcy, Carly, Trever and Philip are abducted and interrogated by an unseen captor.

Helios 685: The Travelers try to fulfill their main mission and protect the world from a destructive disaster.

Protocol 5: The travelers are not sure they’ve fulfilled their mission because they are still in the 21st century. Now they are facing an unexpected problem: the anxiety of being trapped in someone else’s life.

Donner: The Travelers face multiple complications in their professional life and their personal ones.

Bishop: MacLaren is kept on a tight leash after the Director orders an assassination. The other team members assemble after learning their leader is in grave danger.

Kathryn: The team tries to save Grant as Forbes and Kathryn search for him.

Marcy: Trevor tries to save his teacher, while the rest of the team try to save Marcy.

Grace: A murderous traveler arrives at the present and reveals the truth about a disquieting division between belligerent factions that is occurring in the future.

Season Two

Ave Machina: Grant MacLaren and his team find themselves in FBI custody with no means of escape, while a mysterious new traveler reveals secrets to his psychiatrist.

Protocol 4: Philip makes an unexpected connection, Marcy helps David cope with his trauma, and MacLaren discovers a shocking truth that Kathryn has been hiding from him.

Jacob: After tracking down a missing traveler, the team is led to some disturbing answers about their kidnapping.

11:27: MacLaren and the team must help a fellow traveler plan his own assassination, while helping an unsuspecting activist complete a deadly mission.

Jenny: A deadly epidemic affects traveler teams around the world.

U235: With the unknown virus rapidly spreading, the team is left with only one option in order to save The Director hundreds of years in the future.

17 Minutes: When 3468’s team fails the mission of rescuing essential technology for the future, the Director sends additional Travelers to assist the team and complete the mission, putting Protocol Alpha in motion.

Traveler 0027: After receiving an unusual message to attend a court proceeding, the travelers find that one of their own is on trial for conspiring against The Director and interrupting the Grand Plan.

Update: Philip’s timeline gets an update with some undesired side effects; Trevor makes a disturbing discovery about his host’s past; MacLaren deals with the return of a traveler he thought had gone away for good.

21C: Marcy attempts a procedure to recover her memories and gets more than she bargained for. The Travelers protect a little girl who is very important to the future. The MacLarens continue to mourn the passing of their unborn child.

Simon: The past of Simon and Vincent Ingram.

001: In an evasive effort to protect himself and his son, Traveler 001 puts a plan into play that threatens to expose the Travelers.

Season Three

Ilsa: The third season of Travelers finds Grant MacLaren and his team of highly-trained operatives from the future pushed to the limit and dealing with themes of loyalty, trust, death, and the ever-growing power of Artificial Intelligence.

Yates: MacLaren and Yates adjust to their new partnership while protecting a TV show host whose inflammatory rhetoric about Travelers has led to tragedy.

Protocol 3: Certain that his team erased his memory of the previous day, MacLaren retraces his steps in the case of a disturbed youth with a horrific future.

Perrow: The team learns that Traveler 001 is still alive when the Faction tries to capture him. Doubts about their loved ones worsen for Kat, Jeff and David.

Naomi: The team attempts to extract a rogue A.I. from a child messenger, but the program expands too rapidly. A new Traveler adjusts to his host.

Philip: The Faction kidnaps Philip and a group of other historians, forcing MacLaren and the team to extract their location from a critically injured Hall.

Trevor: Suffering from a fatal brain disorder, Trevor makes the choice to allow himself to be overwritten as the team races to invent an experimental cure.

Archive: MacLaren urges Yates to help him when a Traveler with a mission vital to humanity’s survival arrives in the body of a just-captured serial killer.

David: The Faction sets off nuclear blasts that destroy all of the Travelers’ archives, except the one in which a wounded David just happens to be trapped.

Protocol Omega: Shattered by recent losses and a sweeping new protocol, the Travelers face a bleak future with only one long-shot chance to succeed in their mission. 

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