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Stag Ideas

Future perfect – how to enjoy a time travel stag weekend

Red7 , May 12, 2014

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Time travel is one of those science fiction inventions that never fail to capture our imaginations.

Films such as ‘The Time Machine’ (1960), the ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy and the ‘Terminator’ films are testament to the enduring appeal of the idea.. The Time Machine fantasy has, er, stood the test of time, and cemented the idea of being able to travel back in time into the collective psyche.

Like other sci fi inventions however,  such as teleportation, flying cars, holodecks and weather control, time travel has remained elusive to actual  scientists.

But there may still be hope.  As a documentary to be released later this year  called ‘How To Build A Time Machine’ reveals, two men are still dedicatedly working on their own separate visions of time travel technology. The documentary follows the two very different journeys of two men who are refusing to let the time travel fantasy become part of history. Ronald Mallett, a physicist dreaming of travelling back in time to save his father, who died of a heart attack when he was a child, and Rob Niosi, who is working on a wood and steel replica of the original iconic 1960 ‘Time Machine’  film prop.

Check out the trailer for the ‘How To Build A Time Machine’ documentary below.

How to Build a Time Machine – Teaser from Jay Cheel on Vimeo.

Kind of exciting, isn’t it? Like Ronald Mallett and Rob Niosi, we’re not quite ready to give up on time travel as impossible as either.

Here’s the top three golden ages we’d travel back to on our stag weekend if given the chance and how you can take your stags back in time without disrupting the space/time continuum (whatever that means).

1. The Roaring Twenties

The 1920s are remembered as a time of style, prosperity and legendary partying. Take your stags back to this exciting era by dressing up in your most dapper suits and gracing one of London’s exclusive speakeasy bars, based on the secret prohibition drinking dens in 1920s America. Top it off by treating the stags to a saucy burlesque show in London’s Soho.

2. The Golden Age of Piracy

Whilst we don’t condone any of the real pillaging, cut-throating and debauchery that went on in the Caribbean in the 1700s at the hands of a group of notorious buccaneers, there are a few ways in which you and the stags can fit some swashbuckling into your  savvy stag weekend. Book the lads in for Redseven’s popular stag do treasure hunt which involves following clues around a city in search of the next pub, commandeer your own private boat to explore uninhabited islands in a far-off country,  set sail on a booze cruise, or line up the stag captain for an organised kidnapping.

3. The Swinging Sixties



Step back in time on your stag do to a decade of cultural revolution, pop art, the Beatles, free love, experimentation. Well, almost. Today the stags can recapture the sixties by visiting The Beatkes Experience in Liverpool, take a stroll and have a pint down London’s Carnaby Street, a name synonymous with ‘Swinging London’ or follow in the footsteps of Sean Connery, the James Bond of the 1960s with a glamorous night in a casino, putting the stags skills to the test with a stunt driving course or spending a day on the deck of a luxury yacht. White dinner jackets and martinis essential, obviously.

Click here for more legendary stag weekend ideas from Redseven.

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