Ep. 06-05: Somewhere in Time

In 1972, playwright Richard Collier (Christopher Reeve) is fascinated with a photo of Elise McKenna (Jane Seymour), a turn-of-the-century stage actress. As his obsession grows, Richard learns from a friend that time travel may actually be possible through hypnosis. Richard travels in time to meet Elise, and the two appear destined to be together. However, Elise’s jealous manager (Christopher Plummer) sees their courtship much differently.

Welcome to the third of our four visits to the worlds of Richard Matheson (we’re saving the last for April). Somewhere in Time (1980) is a bit of a departure for us because it is a genuine romance movie (Tim would argue that 1986’s The Fly was a romance, too, but that is another story!). Join us as we discuss why this time-traveling romance (a personal favorite of David’s) remains a classic, including its fabulous cast, screenplay, and setting. Listen, as Johnny Has the Keys journeys back to the early 20th century, where obsession turns to love, and jealousy is alive and well, and ready to thwart destiny. 

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