A limited series that operates on the same ticking clock of getting home before the window closes would be a fun event to behold.
Revisiting the 2003 film version of Timeline, the movie actually comes off much better than seeing it closer to when I read the book.
With a Timeline series allowing more of a relaxed schedule to realize the contents of the book, as well as providing the medieval action Game of Thrones fans have been missing.
The nitpicking of dialing down the Crichton-style science into an easy to digest blockbuster, starring a young Paul Walker and Gerard Butler, is less prevalent when enjoying Richard Donner’s adaptation as a pure spectacle. But there’s a potential for greatness from the novel that helped boost even Michael Crichton’s profile, drawing some massive raves when it was published in 1999.