Geektown Podcast 25: A Brief History of Time Travel

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19 Oct 14

This week, we spoke to Wanda Bertram, the producer of a newly funded Kickstarter documentary called A Brief History of Time Travel: A Mindbending Documentary!

Over the past 3 years, director Gisella Bustillos and her team have been interviewing personalities like Bill Nye (“the Science Guy”), legendary game designer Tim Schafer and Robopocalypse author Daniel Wilson about time travel, and how it relates to pop culture and science.

Time travel is one of the most contagious ideas in science fiction. In a society where time is a unit of value and instant gratification is prized, the idea of traveling through time offers a means of escape. And our obsession with time travel is growing: in the last decade, it’s appeared more than ever in books, movies, and pop culture. What makes time travel so powerful that it resonates in each of us, and to what lengths are we going today to make it a reality?

A Brief History of Time Travel is the biography of an idea, chasing time travel from the ancient Mahabharata to the streets of Los Angeles. For people of all ages and backgrounds, it’s an odyssey through the imagination and a discovery of kindred spirits.

Although the Kickstarter is now fully funded, you can still get involved by going to their website and making a donation, or find out more on their Facebook page.

Geektown Podcast 25: A Brief History of Time Travel

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