Time Travel

This issue: Matthew and Stephen are back to talk about their favorite time travel movies, wrestling, and the Twilight Zone.

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19 Comments

  1. Adam
    November 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm — Reply

    “A Stop at Willoughby” is the Twilight Zone episode you remembered. I only know this because I live right next to an area named Willoughby Spit…

    Other good time travel Twilight Zones were “The Odyssey of Flight 33” with the airliner lost in the past, the one with the 60’s TV cowboy stuck in the real wild west and the one with the father from the 1800’s wagon train crossing the sand dune and finding himself in a 50’s diner.

    And, while not really a movie, I really liked “The Langoliers” with it’s creative thinking about the nature of the passage of time.

    Thanks guys, that was a fun one.

  2. G-ham
    November 6, 2010 at 3:44 pm — Reply

    I LOVE WRASLIN’!!! I’ve been a wrestling fan since the attitude era. Dusty Rhodes, The Rock, Sting, love them all. Still watch it.

  3. Ricco
    November 6, 2010 at 3:48 pm — Reply

    Love the Twilight Zone, Ray Bradbury Presents has some good episodes to, A Sound of Thunder is a classic in time travel.

    P.S.Anyone know the name of the Ray Bradbury episode where astronauts go to Mars and find out it’d basicaly heaven and all their dead loved ones are there?

    • November 6, 2010 at 5:10 pm — Reply

      You are thinking of The Martian Chronicles. They made a tv miniseries out of it in the early to mid 80s

      • Ricco
        November 7, 2010 at 12:12 pm — Reply

        Thanks, now I have to track it down. I just loved how that particular episode ended “I’m just going to get a glass of water”, “but you’re not thirsty…”

        • diagnull
          November 8, 2010 at 12:16 pm — Reply

          “Mars is Heaven” is the name and you can hear a radio broadcast of it here:

          http://www.archive.org/details/OTRR_X_Minus_One_Singles

          There’s a lot of good SF radio stuff there in fact.

          -D

          • Ricco
            November 8, 2010 at 4:57 pm — Reply

            Thanks! I just love that episode, now I have something to listen while I play.

  4. Aldo
    November 6, 2010 at 5:03 pm — Reply

    Very cool episode. Does anyone remember an old movie about some kid sitting under a pyramide frame and travelling back to ancient Egypt? I remember liking that movie as a kid

  5. Soulless Swede
    November 7, 2010 at 12:25 am — Reply

    On a recent movie night we picked “British Time Travel” as the theme and watched:

    “Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal Death” featuring Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Grant and others as The Doctor.

    “Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel” with Chris O’Dowd from the IT Crowd.

    “Red Dwarf: Tikka to Ride” featuring the assassination of JFK.

    “Blackadder Back and Forth”

  6. November 7, 2010 at 4:19 am — Reply

    I was a big WRASSLIN fan when I was younger, but what broke me of WRASSLIN was going to WWF Summerslam. Watching them perform live, for probably the fifth time(I had been to other shows) I realized this isn’t that entertaining. That I could have spent my time doing something better. As I sat in the cramped seats, I actually said that I would rather be home watching the TV series Witchblade. Yes. That’s how bad I felt.

  7. November 7, 2010 at 4:22 am — Reply

    Oh, and by the way one of my favorite movies, which has some time traveling element to it, THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS by John Carpenter. It still gives me the creeps, and that opening theme still sends chills down my spine. Even though 1999 has come and gone, I still find that end part to be strong.

  8. SpiderLover
    November 7, 2010 at 12:51 pm — Reply

    I was and still am a huge wrestling fan. I once wrote articles to break down the match and why something was a great match etc. So yes I get those references and have a fond memory of those events.

  9. November 7, 2010 at 4:51 pm — Reply

    I was a big wrestling fan for a long time, but the murder/suicide involving Chris Benoit in 2007 really turned me off that particular form of entertainment. Wrestling as an industry is probably only second to porn, in the way it uses up it’s talent, and moves on to younger, fresher faces. The number of wrestler deaths under the age of 40 is pretty staggering, and I just couldn’t support it as entertainment after the Benoit incident. Benoit was my favorite wrestler. He wasn’t much of a talker, but he was a master of the physical aspect of wrestling, and made you believe that everything in the ring was real. A real crime that he freaked out and killed himself and his family, and I largely blame the sport/entertainment for his and other’s untimely deaths.

    As for obscure and weird time travel movies, I recommend 1988’s The Navigator, aka The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey. It’s about a group of English people in the time of the Black Death, who dig a tunnel through time to the 20th century based on a young boy’s visions, in an effort to save their village. It’s odd, and very indy, but I have a soft spot in my heart for this odd little time travel movie.

  10. diagnull
    November 8, 2010 at 8:59 am — Reply

    I was never a wrestling fan, but I grew up in the 80’s so, I know the greats: Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, Andre the Giant, etc.

    The main thing I remember is a match where Hulk Hogan got triple teamed and, for some reason, Roddy Piper saved him by hitting someone with a chair or something. I didn’t really understand what was going on but it made Roddy Piper seem way cooler.

    -D

  11. CMonocle
    November 8, 2010 at 11:47 am — Reply

    I was a huge wrestling fan in the late 90s!

  12. diagnull
    November 8, 2010 at 12:14 pm — Reply

    Having made it further into the podcast now, I’m so glad to hear the Twilight Zone discussion. It’s one of my all time favs. ALthough, I was hoping for a full episode on just TZ, as I mentioned on my bribe…I mean, donation recently. :)

    -D

  13. peter
    November 9, 2010 at 11:11 am — Reply

    over here in europe people don’t really care about wrestling.

    what is making the rounds over here these days is UFC. Ultimate fighting championship. MMa fights. and they are not staged

  14. January 5, 2011 at 10:28 am — Reply

    I love this episode
    Wrestling and Voyagers!!
    Jeffery was Punky Brewster’s real live brother.

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