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Apparently ‘Bill and Ted’ is one of the most accurate movies in the genre.
We have a unique guest on this week’s Parsec Podcast: a philosopher who specializes in time travel.
Dr. Stephanie Rennick is a full-time academic and writes about philosophy and pop-culture on the blog Epicurean Cure. Unsurprisingly, she’s a big fan of time travel fiction. In a chat with the Parsec Podcast, she explained some of the most popular methods of time travel in sci-fi, and she shared her favorite (and least favorite) examples of the genre.
Apparently Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure is a brilliant example of time travel philosophy, while the critically acclaimed movie Looper is absolute nonsense. Who knew?
This episode’s links
- Harry Potter and the paradoxes of time travel, by Dr. Stephanie Rennick
- Predestination trailer
- Passengers, reimagined by a fan
- Some more time travel movie recommendations
In our last episode, we discussed creative fan projects with a Game of Thrones chef, a fanart publisher, and the co-creator of the crowdfunded Hannibal musical. If you want to catch up or subscribe, you can find the Parsec Podcast on iTunes, Android, and most major podcast providers.
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor