Great Scott! It’s another edition of our Geek 101 series! This week we’re talking about the various tropes and trends in Time Travel stories snd when you’re done listening, you can pretend you’re a time travel too by rewinding and listening again!
Segment 1: What Are You Geeking Out About? (00:57)
Every week in the opening segment we discuss what we’re currently geeking out about! This week Kristin is geeking out about Elder Scrolls Online (with bonus super cool fantastical pets and steeds you can get!) and Brian is geeking out about Logan Trailer 2 (with bonus love for the many talents of Hugh Jackman).
Segment 2: What Are We Drinking About This Week? (13:10)
Segment 3: Time Travel Discussion (23:25)
Popularizing of Time Travel:
- H.G. Wells – The Time Machine
- Mark Twain – A Yankee in King Arthur’s Court / A Kid in King Arthur’s Court
- Planet of the Apes
Time Travel Tropes:
- Prevent the Future – Travellers, Terminator
- Can’t Fight the Future – Doctor Who, Outlander
- Trapped in the Past – Continuum, Connie Willis – The Doomsday Book
- “Fitting In” Another Time – Timeless
- Unwititngly In the Future or Past – Planet of the Apes, Mark Lawrence – Prince of Thorns
- On Repeat – Supernatural, Madoka Magica, Groundhog Day
- Multiverses (THE DARKEST TIMELINE) – Our Actual Real Life
- Paradoxes –Back to the Future, Deborah Harkness – All Souls Trilogy
- Ethical Issues – Edge of Tomorrow
- Various types of Time Machines!
- Miscellaneous Stuff at The End! – Donnie Darko, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel, Safety Not Guaranteed
Segment 4: Outro, Contact Info & Outtakes! (70:05)