Episode 144. A Podcast’s Guide to Time Travel

We are all interested in the future, which is why in this episode Alex and Jonathan take a look at some prominent entries into the time travel sub-genre of science fiction, specifically: Time After Time (1979), Back to the Future (1985), Groundhog Day (1993), and Tenet (2020). We discuss the various mechanisms for implementing time travel into a plot, how the device does or doesn’t influence the deeper levels of the story, and how treating the details of time travel too seriously or too loosely might detract from the overall effect of the story.

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Skip to: Time After Time (7:37), Back to the Future (25:21), Groundhog Day (45:38), Tenet (1:05:05), Overall (1:33:49), Coming Attractions (1:49:45)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Coming Attractions – Ray Harryhausen

Intro/outro music by Mike Braudrick

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