Paradox: The Time Travel Podcast

Authors Nick Hurwitch and Phil Hornshaw dive through the wormhole of your favorite time travel movies, TV shows and stories to attempt to make sense of timelines, time machines and paradoxes.


Episode 22: Edge of Tomorrow

Finally, we’ve come to the smoking hot cycle of endless, painful death matched only by the endless monotony of life (but, you know, funny) that is “Edge of Tomorrow.”

Tom Cruise’s foray into time travel takes a lot of cues from Bill Murray’s “Groundhog Day,” but adds a sci-fi angle and throws in aliens. It’s cool, crazy and hilarious, and it has a terrible title.

“Edge of Tomorrow” puts together a pretty solid time loop movie from those ingredients, and does well to avoid some of the issues loop movies struggle with by placing itself right in the middle of the loop, fully aware. And that works out pretty well, all things considered.

And Cruise is pretty great at getting murdered repeatedly, but in hilarious ways.

Listen to the episode right here!

Oh, and that book Phil was trying to find at the end of the episode? It’s called “Replay,” by Ken Grimwood. Not Recall. That’s not a thing. Anyway, you can find it at the bookseller of your choice — it’s Paradox recommended!

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 2019-04-28  1h53m