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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

Elise and Dave try to philosophically and narratively untangle two precog movies more-or-less based on Philip K. Dick tales, Minority Report (2002) directed by Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise, and Next (2007), starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Lee Tamahori. We discuss how Minority Report has been politically castrated (i.e. de-Dicked) for the sake of Spielberg feel-goodism, and debate how much of a bitch Julianne Moore really is in Next. Elise marvels at Nick Cage's “sad dad” seduction moves, but decides he's her favourite action star ever. Note: apologies for the long break, everyone, Dave had to recover from our one-block move! The next podcast will take place from an air- conditioned location.

 

Time (Travel) Table:

0:01:37   Minority Report (2002)

1:54       Next (2007)

 

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: dick_precogs.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm EDT

It's an episode of complicated plots. Dave and Elise struggle to understand the plot and world of Toni Dove's visually and formally inventive sci-fi noir SPECTROPIA (2006), and admire the plot of John Dahl's forgotten UNFORGETTABLE (1996). Elise explains why Ray Liotta is androgynous. Dave defends John Dahl's directorial distinctiveness. Anti-capitalist 1930s toasters anachronistically quote DETOUR (1945).

Episode-related Links:

Time Travel: The Quintessential List!

Time (Travel) Table:

0:01:37     Spectropia (2006)

0:53:00     Unforgettable (1996)

2:53:00      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)

  

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_-_Spectropia_and_Unforgettable.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm EDT

Elise decides Alan Moore is the problem with Zack Snyder's WATCHMEN, defends BATMAN V SUPERMAN as "Romantic art." Dave shouts about Kant, explains how both Snyder and Moore get superheroes wrong, while inveighing against some guy named Alex Ross. And much, much more in this epic discussion of a couple of movies they didn't really like, that don't have much to do with time travel, for your mental delectation.

Episode-related Links:

Some of Dave's previous (written) ramblings about Watchmen (the comic) can be found here.

Article on Terry Gilliam's more time travel heavy ideas re: a Watchmen movie

Time (Travel) Table:

0:01:37      Watchmen (2009)

3:41:30      Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

4:34:30      Mailbag + closing the book on 11.22.63

 

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_Zack_Snyder.leveled.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42am EDT