Dissecting Dragons

Dissecting Dragons: Episode 198: Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey - Time Travel in Speculative Fiction

November 29, 2019

Episode 198: Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey - Time Travel in Speculative Fiction

 

Time travel has been a staple of science fiction and slip stream since early in the genre's genesis. Whether it forms the basis of the story (Back to the Future) or an entertaining aside within a long running series (Star Trek), time travel is immensely popular. Perhaps this is due to our desire to be able to control the factors in our lives which are outside our control. Or maybe it's because most of us feel we chose wrongly on at least one occasion and would secretly like to go back and choose differently. However the time travel trope is one which can become overripe in a hurry, especially as adhering a story to realistic mathematical and quantum models whilst still remaining easily understandable to the lay person. This week the dragons take a look a popular scientific models and how they are used in speculative fiction. Under the microscope this week: Avengers End Game, Star Trek, Impossible Times and many more.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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