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77 – Time Travel

The Mythcreant Podcast

Technically we’re all time travelers, moving forward at a rate of one second per second. That’s boring time travel though; let’s talk about the interesting stuff where doctors with bow ties hang out with medieval knights. This week we discuss good and bad uses of time travel, how to avoid killing your own grandfather, and when we’re going to get those damned hoverboards. If any time travelers are listening, we invite you to come back and join us.

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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.

Show Notes:

Back to the Future (1985)

Primer (2004)

Star Trek Generations (1994)

Time-Turner from Harry Potter

Hiro Nakamura from Heroes

Star Trek: Voyager: Timeless (episode)

Star Trek: Voyager: Living Witness (episode)

Star Trek: Voyager: Year of Hell (episode)

Doctor Who: The Time of Angels (episode)

The Lake House (2006)

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

Looper (2012)

The Time Machine (2002)

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

River Song from Doctor Who

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Comments

  1. fcpaules

    I can’t believe you guys went through an entire episode on time travel without even mentioning Twelve Monkeys!

  2. Sam Victors

    I wonder where would Outlander fit into all this. It has an interesting way of its Time Travel trope.

  3. Jesse

    Chrono Trigger (SNES game) has a great story which is completely based around time travel. If you haven’t played it, go do so. Then Google the “Time Bastard” time travel theory, it addresses the multiple copies of characters in an…interesting way. I’d include a link, but figure out how to do so on my phone.

  4. Hunter-Wolf

    No mention of Predestination !!?, guys!! .. come on .. it’s one of the best and most crazy time travel movies, it embraces the craziness/inherent-paradoxical nature of time-travel and presents a very compelling character journey as well .. there is pretty much nothing like it out there.

    It’s based on a short Sci-Fi novel with the interesting title “ ’—All You Zombies—’ ” by none other than Robert A. Heinlein.

    It deserves an extended version of the episodes if you can do that.

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