The time travel was hardly the issue. Heck, it could have been decent if worked into the plot much better. This story's main problem is the lack of focus. It crams three story arcs together with far too little time spent on any, and all three seem connected together hastily. The poor pacing is very obvious. It's a serviceable story and it has its moments, but its sloppily put together. --- Why you are here is a profound mystery indeed.