Aug 13, 2014
In this week's episode, Elise Moore and David Fiore journey back to genre basics with a pair of O.G. time machine movies - both of which feature the orginal time machine itself.
We're speaking, of course, of H.G. Wells' eponymous chrono contraption from the great science fictioneer's 1895 novel.
We begin with George Pal's 1960 adaptation of The Time Machine, starring Rod Taylor, Alan ("Uncle Scrooge") Young, Tom ("Gavin Elster") Helmore, and Yvette Mimieux.
From there, we jostle around through the ages until we get back to H.G.'s basement for the beginning of Nicholas Meyer's Time After Time(1979). This one stars sweethearts Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenburgen, along with David Warner and some delicious pomme frites.
One of the great things about our topic is that pretty much everything happens in time, and that's what we'll be discussing during the weeks to come. Everything. In this case, we do a fair bit of speculating about the possibility of human progress and the unfortunate ubiquity of the serial killer narrative.
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