Episode 12: Timeless (with Malcolm Barrett)

Corrections:

  • [0:42] No correction necessary. He really does sound great.
  • [1:12] He goes by Verbal the Rapper.
  • [1:23] Under the name Icarus V. That’s the letter, not the numeral.
  • [4:27] “Content Creator”
  • [5:50] [citation needed]
  • [6:00] The Marty McFly hand fade version, not the dark corners of the web version.
  • [6:47] Spoiler alert.
  • [7:38] Check out S1E7 “Stranded”–it uses time travel particularly well.
  • [8:23] Fun fact: Doctor Who premiered the day after the Kennedy assassination.
  • [9:42] Why, I NEVER!
  • [9:56] [citation needed]
  • [10:46] The “journal with instructions for everything I need to do” requires a fixed timeline, so that the future that results from following (or deviating from) the journal can be accurate while still maintaining an ontological paradox where the information contained in the journal has no one true “origin”. The archetypal example here is Robert Heinlein’s “By His Bootstraps”, and as such, it’s sometimes called a bootstrap paradox. The Song of Storms in Ocarina of Time is a good example.
  • [11:40] If you are listening to this less than two weeks after this posts, you can place a bid on the actual journal prop, signed by Malcolm, and also the rest of the cast too I guess.
  • [11:50] It’s actually for William Shatner’s Hollywood Charity Horse Show.
  • [17:02] Alexandre Dumas’s father, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas had an illustrious military career and was the General-in-Chief of the French Army of the Alps.
  • [17:11] Though Alexandre Dumas was best known for writing The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo etc, his son (also Alexandre Dumas) was an accomplished playwright in his own regard. What a family.
  • [17:27] S1E12 “The Murder of Jesse James”
  • [17:38] I’ve got bad news and good news. Bad news is that Timeless was canceled. Good news is that three days later it got renewed for a second season in 2018! Get pumped!!
  • [18:12] What would be worse is if you lived in a timeline where it wasn’t renewed and you and your best friend had to jump backwards in time, threaten television executives to make the show happen, and then dispose of your past selves and take their lives. That would be worse.
  • [19:12] (☞゚∀゚)☞

Episode 11: LOST

Corrections:

  • [0:48] Movies are sometimes not an hour and a half.
  • [1:44] Actually, Lost only had 42 mysteries.
  • [2:04] The Invasion, The Nine, V, and Life on Mars were all mystery shows launched in the show’s wake that occupied the post-Lost timeslot throughout its run. FlashForward and V in particular used Lost alums Dominic Monaghan (Charlie) and Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet).
  • [3:04] The Dharma Initiative–an organization backed by the Hanso Foundation–set up a series of stations across the Island to conduct various experiments. The Swan was one such station that monitored electromagnetic anomalies on the Island until [cut the rest, super boring, sorry. –M]
  • [5:17] Ben tells Michael he can escape the island with a bearing of 325 in the season 2 finale, or: North by Northwest. Metatextual!
  • [5:34] arsparadoxi.ca
  • [5:50] Don’t get rid of your land line until Christmas 2004. This is a reasonable ask.
  • [6:15] A constant is something (or someone) that a time traveler recognizes in the time periods that they visit to keep their brain from turning to mush.
  • [6:42] Daniel Faraday explains it like a skipping record, which, like, sure dude.
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  • [7:42] Eloise Hawking, because they are not subtle about names. Desmond Hume’s middle name is David. Richard Alpert is Ram Dass's birth name.
  • [7:56] If you want to make Dan angry, tell him you thought that Inception was too complicated to understand.
  • [8:19] Mischa actually meant to say “great” TV show. [no I didn’t –M]
  • [9:33] Sometimes, it invaded other ad campaigns, most notably in Sprite’s inane Sublymonal ads.
  • [9:40] Dan LOST the plot!! Get it?
  • [10:25] Lost actually did some good work at negotiating an endpoint (six seasons, no movie) so they could actually answer some questions. The problem was that a lot of the answers were bad.
  • [12:15] And co-writes just about every episode.
  • [12:20] Westworld is also produced by Bryan Burk, who was one of the executive producers of Lost.
  • [12:22] He’s not.

Episode 10: Terminator & T2: Judgment Day

Corrections:

  • [6:45] Dan is, in fact, kidding.
  • [7:50] arsparadoxi.ca
  • [8:41] "Genisys Premisys"
  • [11:50] 1999-2007
  • [12:30] You can change your fate, actually. Your fate is what you make it.
  • [12:45] The Singularity makes the invention of time travel inevitable.
  • [13:00] It actually is an idea proposed by Stephen Hawking.
  • [13:20] He personified it in a paper by using the idea of time cops.
  • [13:28] Do not get Dan started on his deeply-held conviction that ghosts aren't real.
  • [13:47] Free will is overrated, actually.
  • [14:40] From August 29, 1997, to July 25, 2004.