Dissecting Dragons: Episode 45: Time and Tide and the Rose-tinted Glasses - Our Fascination with the Past

December 16, 2016

Episode 45: Time and Tide and the Rose-tinted Glasses - Our Fascination with the Past

This week, the Dragons examine the popular and tangled issue of time travel and the temperol mechanics of narrative. Just why is there such a fascination with leaving our own time to go forwards or back? Why the endless questions on whether we would change an aspect of history? What makes time travel such a good narrative vehicle? SFF authors M.E. Vaughan and J.A.Ironside tackle those question and more. In the petri dish this week Back to the Future, Outlander, Dr Who, Madeleine L'angle's Swiftly Tilting Planet and Ray Bradbury's A Sound of Thunder.

 

Title music - 'Ecstacy' by Smiling Cynic

 

 

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