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Episode 29 – Cyclical Time

March 5th, 2018

Things we talk about in this episode:


Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.



Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence



Background fire ambience by inchadney from


Squirrel Appreciation Day, or not…


William Shatner, dramatic acting and Brian Blessed – Ham acting TV Tropes


“And this is where the story really starts” The Goon Show


“All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again.” JM Barrie’s Peter Pan (published 1911) and the Disney film (1953)


“So say we all” – an affirmation phrase from Battlestar Galactica (remake 2004 – 2007) 


(music clip from ‘Kara Remembers’ - by Bear McCreary – used with permission from the PRS, as Kate phoned them up and checked)


The concept of cyclical time, or time going in cycles.


The myth cycle details the creation, the middle part and the end of days.  And what comes after.


Time Loops – hold onto your underwear, this is where it gets fun.  Check out the Bootstrap Paradox if you have time:  (see what we did there?!)


Kyle Reece going back to rescue Sarah Connor part of the events from the Terminator franchise predestination paradox:


How did Doc Brown survive being shot without Marty’s warning the first time? - from the Back to the Future franchise. For more discussions, head here:


“Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey” – Dr Who (Series 3, episode 10 ‘Blink’)


Is time a loop, spiral or helix? Take a look here for an exploration for ‘What is now?’ and the random things your brain does


“Brain the size of a planet” - Marvin the Paranoid Android describing himself, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.


Pi (is always good) – the number one, not the apple one…


“We’re going to need a bigger boat.” - Jaws (1975)


10,000 Monkeys and Shakespeare – refers to Infinite Monkey Theorem. 


Kate’s UPG maths moment


“Spoilers, Sweetie.” Dr River Song, Dr Who. 


Looking at time in the myth cycle – The actions of the Allfather. At the beginning of the cycle he goes out and wanders the worlds, by the end he’s a lot more stern.


Frigga sings a spellsong throughout the known worlds to try and save her son, but it isn’t enough.


“Even if a man runs away from his destiny, he runs towards it.” take a look at Oedipus Rex:  and Jean de la Fontaine “Our destiny is frequently met in the very paths we take to avoid it.” (Book VIII (1678–1679), fable 16 (The Horoscope)).


Galadriel – from JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.


“I don’t want to be the wheel, I want to break the wheel.” Daneyris Targeryn, The Game of Thrones. Season 5


Bill Murray – his character from the film Groundhog Day (1993).  A good example of Heliacal time – each day started the same, but ended differently depending on the choices he made. (And also had an escape point.)


“It never occurred to me to think of space as the thing that was moving.” - James Montgomery Scott, Star Trek (2009)  The whole plot of this film revolves around a time loop. 


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