Our Sci Fi Fidelity podcast returns for 2019 in a new weekly format! Whereas earlier editions of our three-year-old genre television podcast discussed several topics of interest and shared an interview once a month, this year each episode will get its own focus, whether it’s an analysis of a show that deserves your attention, an interview with someone behind the scenes, or a discussion of the genre field as a whole. This first week back is all about the Timeless movie that successfully tied up the loose ends left hanging in the cliffhanger ending of season 2.
Timeless defied conventions, both in its storyline and in its existence as a show. It got canceled after its first season only to be resurrected weeks later by NBC. Then after returning with a revamped formula for season two, it was given the axe once more since ratings and production costs couldn’t be reconciled between Sony, which owned the property, and its distributing network. However, fate intervened once more, and a clamoring fanbase wouldn’t let Timeless die, especially with the life of key character Rufus hanging in the balance.
The Timeless movie arrived with holiday fanfare on December 20, 2018, and despite a whole host of cheesy Christmas-themed one-liners and the quick defeat of the long-standing enemy of Rittenhouse, the episode stayed true to the spirit of the episodic show but still gave fans the epic cinematic conclusion they were hoping for. In the podcast, our hosts talk about the necessarily rushed nature of the finale and how it didn’t hinder anyone’s enjoyment of the wrapped up happy ending one bit in the end.
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Michael Ahr is a writer, reviewer, and podcaster here at Den of Geek; you can check out his work here or follow him on Twitter. Dave Vitagliano has been writing and podcasting about science fiction television since 2012. You can read more of his work here. He presently hosts Sci Fi Fidelity Podcast and The Den of Geek Podcast.