Launching philoscifiz podcast with ‘Back to the Future Part II’ (1989)
Check out the first episode of philoscifiz, an on-screen sci-fi & philosophy podcast with Dr Matthew J. Barnard (Lecturer in Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University) and myself.
To kick things off we take a deep dive in the temporal shenanigans of ‘Back to the Future Part II’ (1989).
Find out just why this film was chosen for the first episode, how short shift can be made of the standard paradoxes of time, and what time travel films in general and the ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy in particular can be said to explore.
Along the way we have a close encounter with Trump, get caught up in family values, and see how the film can be said to affirm multiplicity.