We're craving an escape into our favorite fantasy worlds, but fans are complaining that all the "retconning" is ruining their suspension of disbelief. Why is retroactive continuity so controversial? Olivia Dolphin and Hayley Milliman discuss how JK Rowling’s decrees have unraveled The Potterverse. Nick Randall and Mac Rogers grapple with recent revelations in Doctor Who. Laurie Ulster defends Star Trek’s familial reshuffling, and author Andrew J. Friedenthal explains why rewriting the history of fantasy worlds is similar to revising history in real life.
Unanswered Questions by Kevin MacLeod
Hidden Room by Anthony Earls
Ominous Ambience by John Ahlin
Within the Documents by Martin Gauffin
Palladian by Blue Dot Sessions
IMAGINARY WORLDS IS A PODCAST ABOUT SCIENCE FICTION AND OTHER FANTASY GENRES HOSTED BY ERIC MOLINSKY. CLICK BELOW TO SUBSCRIBE OR SUPPORT THE SHOW. CLICK RIGHT TO HEAR THE ARCHIVE