"Beam me up, Scotty."
Teleportation using man-made technology was made famous in the "Star Trek"
Now, a new movie called JUMPER explores
teleportation that occurs without using external technology.
Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Lane and the
rest of the cast and crew present a story not about teleportation
technology, but about a "natural" ability that character David Rice
(Christensen) spontaneously discovers after nearly drowning.
JUMPER director Doug Liman also directed THE BOURNE IDENTITY and MR. AND
In JUMPER, some of the main characters have discovered this ability and
proceed to use it during the adventures and danger they encounter.
In the 1994 movie STARGATE starring Kurt Russell and James Spader, and the
spin off TV series "Stargate SG-1" with Richard Dean Anderson, an ancient
object is discovered that government scientists are able to activate.
In the movie and series, Russell and Anderson portrayed military officers
commanding a special team that teleports to far-away planets and dimensions
using this stargate device.
Other TV series such as "Babylon 5" portrayed "jumpgate technology" used in
The very popular TV series "Quantum Leap," which ran from 1989 to 1993,
featured Scott Bakula playing a scientist who jumped or leaped not only
through space, but also into various times.
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