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
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:
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"
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)
Carl - Twitter: @CarlCranney
Liz - lizbusby.com
Nathaniel - nathanielgivens.com; Twitter: @NathanielGivens
Ben - Radical Civility & Public Square Magazine; Twitter: @BenjaminiPacini
Video editing by Liz Busby; Audio mastering by Carl Cranney
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