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Sapphire & Steel: Assignment #1 - Escape Through a Crack in Time (1979)

Dave and Elise are assigned to guide you through the "bloody-minded impenetrability" (in the words of THE SCI-FI FREAK SITE) of obscure, no-budget British TV cult show SAPPHIRE AND STEEL (1979-82), about the strangest time police possibly in the history of the concept. In "Assignment 1," sometimes known as "Escape Through a Crack in Time," a cozy, isolated bourgeois household is invaded by the horrors of history when a nursery rhyme opens a time corridor that snatches away the parents, and only interdimensional beings with a Mulder-and-Scully-like thing going on, sent by a semi-transparent helmet floating through space, can save the day. But then a time monster's flashlight babies start making some really weird things happen, and, well... we try to explain.

 

Time (Travel) Table

0:00 Introductory ramblings and Sapphire and Steel

1:36:00 Mailbag

 

We've got a time-Tumblr! Please do check it out and interact with us there!

Don't forget, you can always write us at anotherkindofdistance@gmail.com, or contact us through our Facebook Page or Twitter account (@TimeTravelFilms). 

We're on all of the podcast delivery services, including iTunes, TuneIn radio and Stitcher, so please rate/review us there, if you can!

Finally, as suggested by listener Jay, here's an Amazon link to Dave's time travel novel, Hypocritic Days (published by Insomniac Press), which is set in the pulp magazine and film worlds of the early 1930s. Please do let us know if you check it out.

Intro Credits:

The Dream Syndicate "That's What You Always Say"

Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten (along with Debussy's music) in William Dieterle's Portrait of Jennie (1948)

 

Interlude Music:

"Magnet and Steel" Walter Egan

 

Outro Credits:

Bette Davis + lounge singer in Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory (1939)

 

Original Another Kind of Distance artwork by Lee McClure

Direct download: SapphSteel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06am EST

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and Uncanny X-Men #141-142 (1981)

Dave and Elise concentrate on one movie, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (2014), in this episode, in order to leave time for grappling with mixed feelings about the cinematic legacy of superhero comics. We even went back to the original texts (Uncanny X-Men #141 and #142), just to get into the proper spirit of this thing. Then it's on to Bryan Singer's opus. Is Peter Dinklage's performance as Bolivar Trask a “big turd that just lies there”? Can anyone defend Magneto's trajectory in this film as psychologically consistent? Is mild sexism a sufficient motivator for Mystique's illogical course of action? And where was Wolverine's 2023 consciousness hanging out all those years, waiting for his body to show up? We ask the hard questions here at AKoD.

And remember: this episode.... everybody dies!!!!

Time (Travel) Table

0:00 Comic Book Talk and previous X-Men film talk

24:00 X-Men: Days of Future Past

2:22:00 More comic book talk and Mailbag!

 

We've got a time-Tumblr! Please do check it out and interact with us there!

Don't forget, you can always write us at anotherkindofdistance@gmail.com, or contact us through our Facebook Page or Twitter account (@TimeTravelFilms). 

We're on all of the podcast delivery services, including iTunes, TuneIn radio and Stitcher, so please rate/review us there, if you can!

Finally, as suggested by listener Jay, here's an Amazon link to Dave's time travel novel, Hypocritic Days (published by Insomniac Press), which is set in the pulp magazine and film worlds of the early 1930s. Please do let us know if you check it out.

Intro Credits:

The Dream Syndicate "That's What You Always Say"

Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten (along with Debussy's music) in William Dieterle's Portrait of Jennie (1948)

 

Outro Credits:

Bette Davis + lounge singer in Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory (1939)

 

Original Another Kind of Distance artwork by Lee McClure

Direct download: X-Men.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:49pm EST

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