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For those who haven’t heard of it, the Travelers is a TV series currently available on Netflix. They have three seasons available now and season 4 is probably going to be released around the end of 2019.

Many centuries into the future, the Earth’s population has dwindled to almost nothing — but the survivors have discovered the key to time travel. Desperate to save humanity, a group enters the 21st century on a mission to avert disaster.

The show is set in modern day time, but it’s based on the future, a post-apocalyptic future, where things are so bad, they gave control of their lives to a super smart computer AI (artificial intelligence) known as “The Director”.

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Like we volunteer for military service, in the future, they volunteer for the Travelers program, which means they give up their lives in the future (hundreds of years) to return to the 21st century and try and save the world.

They use historical data to find someone who died in our time and then replace that person with the conscientious of someone from the future.

For example, there is this FBI special agent who would have died from a fall down an open elevator shaft while in pursuit of a suspected killer. Just moments before he would have died, The Director sent a traveler from the future known as 3468 (they all go by numbers instead of names in the future). So now Travelers 3468 takes over the life of FBI Special Agent Grant MacLaren in all ways. Only he also secretly goes in missions to help save the world from what will turn out to be a horrible future.

The travelers come over in groups of 5, each taking over the life of someone who would have historically died.

They all live by a set of 6 rules they call protocols.

  • Protocol 1: The mission comes first.
  • Protocol 2: Never jeopardize your cover.
  • Protocol 3: Don’t take a life; don’t save a life, unless otherwise directed. Do not interfere.
  • Protocol 4: Do not reproduce.
  • Protocol 5: In the absence of direction, maintain your host’s life.
  • Protocol 6: Do not communicate with other known travelers outside of your team unless sanctioned by the Director.

Season 3 was just released on Netflix. Here is the trailer for it.

If you don’t have Netflix, don’t worry. you can catch the 1st season on YouTube for $17.99 or $19.99 for the HD version.