Paradox: The Time Travel Podcast

Episode 10: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Finally, we’ve come to the smoking hot “Goofy attempt to link a reboot to the rest of its franchise” of time travel: X-Men: Days of Future Past.

The second movie in the rebooted X-Men franchise (or are they prequels?) and the, like, ninth film in the X-Men continuity (or is it a continuity at all?), Days of Future Past introduces everyone’s favorite plot device: time travel. In order to save the world from an awful fascist future full of killer robots, the future X-Men decide to send Wolverine (who else, when it comes to these movies) back in time to prevent a crucial event. Of course, that means needing to get the band of Professor X and Magneto and pals back together for some reason.

X-Men cares worried about time travel rules like

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To cut through all the X-Men lore both filmic and comic, we’ve recruited our pal Dr. Bryan Carr, Ph.D., associate professor of Mass Media and Information Science at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He’s also a regular contributor to video games website Shacknews and a co-host of Shacknews’ ChattyCast podcast. Find it on the site and iTunes, and follow him on Twitter at @Learnonaut. He’s also super-smart, almost like some kind of … mutant. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Also, we forgot to mention it during the show itself, but Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men’s episode on Days of Future Past was a huge help in cutting through the gobbledygook in this episode. You should definitely listen!

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