Dr. Serendipity Brown, self-proclaimed mad scientist, invents time travel in 2353. On her test trip she finds Sherman Conrad working in a fast food joint in 1985. She hires him as her assistant. In 1851 she meets Dr. Wendell Howe, a temporal anthropologist from the 27th century who has spent way too many years in the Victorian age and decides he would make a great Time Travel Consultant. The series traces their misadventures as they gallivant through the past.