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Dave and Elise turn their attention to Elise's favourite non-team title from the 80s, Gary Cohn, Dan Mishkin, and Ernie Colon's AMETHYST: PRINCESS OF GEMWORLD maxi-series, and give an enthusiastic account of the first three issues (plus the preview in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES vol. 2 #298). Elise is depressed to remember which of the characters shares her birthstone, tries to do a feminist theory analysis of Amethyst's nipples. Dave gets excited about the prominence of a golden retriever as a character.

Get in touch with Dave and Elise at bendaysofourlives@gmail.com or through our brand new Facebook page for the show!

Audio Credits:

Intro music: Debbie Harry - "Comic Books"

Outro: Ookla the Mok - "Stop Talking About Comic Books (Or I'll Kill You)"

 

Link:

TM Maple tribute at Sequential

Direct download: Amethyst_-_Ben_Days.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT

Dave and Elise tackle New Teen Titans Vol. 1, Issues 10-12. Ask whether the Terminator's motivations, or plans, really make sense; debate whether Wonder Girl is in danger of a dub-con or non-con romantic relationship; rejoice at the first appearance of T.M. Maple. Dave concludes that gods can only be totalitarians or do-nothings, and either way are jerks. Elise marvels at the creators' deft touch with the epilogue feels.

Get in touch with Dave and Elise at bendaysofourlives@gmail.com or through our brand new Facebook page for the show!

Audio Credits:

Intro music: Debbie Harry - "Comic Books"

Interstitials: Art Brut - "DC Comics and Chocolate Milkshake" 

Outro: Ookla the Mok - "Stop Talking About Comic Books (Or I'll Kill You)"

Direct download: NTT_10_to_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

Elise and Dave look at a milestone issue of The New Teen Titans, No. 8, “A Day in the Lives,” and have a few nits to pick. We ask searching questions, like: is Wonder Girl's feminism consistently presented? (Answer: no, because the comics have to have as many hot babes in them as possible.) Did George Perez make a mistake when he drew college student Wally West's humble middle-class Blue Valley home as a mansion? (Answer: no, because DC comics need everybody to be super stinking rich.) We agree that Vic Stone has the best moments (finally) from this run of numbers 7-9. On either side of the centerpiece, The Fearsome Five return, and there's some even campier stuff with board member-murdering puppets.

Get in touch with Dave and Elise at bendaysofourlives@gmail.com or through our brand new Facebook page for the show!

Audio Credits:

Intro music: Debbie Harry - "Comic Books"

Interstitials: Art Brut - "DC Comics and Chocolate Milkshake" 

Outro: Ookla the Mok - "Stop Talking About Comic Books (Or I'll Kill You)"

Direct download: BenDaysntt7to9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT

Dave and Elise follow The New Teen Titans to the end of their first, rather shaky arc, all the way through to the breakthrough issue, #6. We contemplate the differences between the artistic styles of George Perez and Curt Swan (guest penciller of issue #5) and the editorial personae of Marv Wolfman and Ernie Colón and attempt to analyze the political philosophy of Trigon (“He's like Hitler and Satan!”).

Get in touch with Dave and Elise at bendaysofourlives@gmail.com or through our brand new Facebook page for the show!

Audio Credits:

Intro music: Debbie Harry - "Comic Books"

Outro: Ookla the Mok - "Stop Talking About Comic Books (Or I'll Kill You)"

Direct download: new_teen_titans_4_to_6.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT

In our first episode, Dave and Elise begin our celebration of the Wolfman/Perez Teen Titans run with the first three issues of the NEW TEEN TITANS (November 1980, December 1980, January 1981), plus the preview that appeared in DC Comics Present No. 26. We also tell our comics origins stories, share our love for the letters page and missives from Marv, and explain why, with misgivings, we gave up the superhero comics habit toward the end of the 80s. We hope you've got plenty of nostalgia for this decade and title too – they were great ones!

Get in touch with Dave and Elise at bendaysofourlives@gmail.com or through our brand new Facebook page for the show!

Audio Credits:

Intro music: Debbie Harry - "Comic Books"

Interstitials: Art Brut - "DC Comics & Chocolate Milkshake"

Outro: Ookla the Mok - "Stop Talking About Comic Books (Or I'll Kill You)"

Direct download: Episiode_1_NTT_1_to_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm EDT

Announcement of changes! Not a new episode yet, sorry folks, but an announcement of changes to the podcast and of exciting projects soon to come. And a final (?) time travel movie letter from frequent writer Peter Gay.

Direct download: AKOD_2.0._Ammouncement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:25pm EDT

By the popular demand of four listeners (two of whom we don't know personally), as a special Xmas expedition, Dave and Elise tackle a movie that's in the theatres for the first time since INTERSTELLAR. And it's a movie that's been compared to INTERSTELLAR, but we don't think so. We hated that fucking thing. But we don't hate Denis Villeneuve's ARRIVAL (2016), which managed to be philosophical without having any guys fighting on desolate planets in space suits. Although by all means, if that's what you like. Also, there's stuff about time in it, which is what we're all here for. So we hope that you find this pleasant holiday listening. Enjoy!

 

Time (Travel) Table:

0:01:37       Arrival (2016)

No mailbag this episode as this is what passes for an "Express! In theaters now!" show in our sluggish corner of the time stream! We'll get to all of your missives next month!        

 

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: AKOD_-_Arrival_2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT

Finally, the long-promised amnesia episode! If you haven't forgotten. (BOOM! Amnesia joke right away.) Elise and Dave look at Canadian cult film Archangel (1990) (the one not with Daniel Craig in it) by Guy Maddin and one of its sources, another amnesiac soldier film, Mervyn LeRoy's classical Hollywood melodrama Random Harvest (1942). We make our case for why amnesia movies in general, and these two in particular, ought to be thought about in a time travel narrative context. Elise, who used to be married to Guy, tries to explain the thought processes behind some of the scenes in Archangel, but Dave arguably does a better job.

 

Time (Travel) Table:

0:01:37       Random Harvest (1942)

1:44:37       Archangel (1990)

3:04:51       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: AKOD_Random_Harvest_and_Archangel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51pm EDT

Returning to you after the most re-recordings since our PRIMER episode plus technical difficulties with the computer, Dave and Elise take on a movie that gets better when you think about it, TRIANGLE (2009) and one that gets worse with thought, TIME LAPSE (2014). Elise gets excited about fan theories about Triangle; Dave is unimpressed. But Elise and Dave agree, re: TIME LAPSE, that you shouldn't make a character-based movie and then forget to include any human beings.

Episode Related Links:

Triangle Movie Logic Explained

Paradox (Time Travel Podcast) episode on Time Lapse

Time (Travel) Table:

0:01:37       Triangle (2009)  

1:31:18       Time Lapse (2014)

3:02:07        MORE Triangle!

3:34:15        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: AKOD_-_Triangle_and_Time_Lapse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22pm EDT

Dave and Elise examine an unlikely cinematic duo, Our Town (1940), Sam Wood's adaptation of Thornton Wilder's experimental Pulitzer-winning play about turn-of-the-19th-century American small town life, death, time, and family, and Synecdoche, New York (2008), Charlie Kaufman's experimental movie about a theatre director in a small American city (Philip Seymour Hoffman), death, time, and family. Well, I guess it doesn't sound all that unlikely when you put it like that. Although we've once again gone off the beaten path of strict time travel, that produces some of our favourite episodes, and this is one, so we hope you'll like it too.

 

Time (Travel) Table:

0:01:37            Our Town (1940)

1:56:47           Synecdoche, New York  (2008)

3:39:41           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: AKOD_OurSynecdoche.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56pm EDT