In 1989 Bill Smith, an agent of the National Transportation Safety Board, is sent to the scene of an airline accident in Minnesota where a Boeing 747 was bumped by a DC-10, shearing part of the wing off, crashing both aircraft. He and his colleagues find several oddities to the 747 crash - the digital watches are all running backwards, and the flight engineer came running into the cockpit screaming that the passengers he had gone to check on were all burned and dead.Meanwhile, about a thousand years in the future, mankind is on its last gasp. Pollution is so bad it is not only killing everyone but they can't exist without it, either. Plans were made to use Time Travel to pluck the living but soon-to-die passengers from aircraft, replace them with duplicate but brain-dead bodies and put the saved passengers in storage so they can eventually be sent somewhere far enough in the future (or elsewhere) that the pollution had broken down and the human race can start anew. This is tricky business, though - anything out of place can cause a time paradox which results in massive, damaging earthquake-like tremors in the future they came from.Unfortunately, someone accidentally left a stunner on the 747. It's up to Louise Baltimore to get the missing stunner back and make sure it doesn't end up in Bill's hands.This story was originally a short story, and then a book, before being filmed.This film is not be confused with the various other works named Millennium.
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