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Ep 12 - The Adam Project: Time Travel Families Are Forever

This movie may be so-so as a science fiction property, but we think it's excellent as a film about family relationships, grief, and raising teenagers. This episode has a lot of callouts to other time travel films and tv shows as well as some disagreement about the appropriateness of young Adam's questions for his older self. We also reveal that Liz mixes up Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks (oops!). Join us for a fun discussion of this sci-fi family drama.

Our Ratings: Content: Terrestrial Artistic Merit: 3 popcorn balls Gospel Connections: 4 apricots

Best Books:

Carl - Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card

Liz - Down the Arches of the Years by Lee Allred

Nathaniel - Grant by Ron Chernow

Ben - Let's Talk About Faith and Intellect by Terryl Givens


Other time travel films and shows:


Frequency (movie)

Boss Level

Dr Who "The Aztecs" episode

Star Trek: Voyager "Year of Hell" episode

Frequency (TV series)

Three types of time travel - similar to those mentioned by Nathaniel

This didn't get mentioned in the podcast, but the butterfly effect was first conceived of in Ray Bradbury's short story "A Sound of Thunder"

Educated by Tara Westover

13 Going on 30

Mrs Doubtfire

Ender's Game

The Importance of Mentorship in ‘The Adam Project’

Review from Movie Guide, a family movie review site

Why 'The Adam Project' is a Different Kind of Ryan Reynolds Project (NPR)

Find Us:

Carl - Twitter: @CarlCranney

Liz -

Nathaniel -; Twitter: @NathanielGivens

Ben - Radical Civility & Public Square Magazine; Twitter: @BenjaminiPacini

Video editing by Liz Busby; Audio mastering by Carl Cranney

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