Title

Hindsight

Semester of Graduation

2021

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

“Time travel is theoretically impossible, but I wouldn't want to give it up as a plot gimmick.”—Isaac Asimov

“Of all the concepts in Speculative Fiction, Time Travel is probably the one that, over time, has provided us with the most possibilities for storytelling, and therefore the one that has been (clocked as having been) exploited the most.”—TVtropes.org

Hindsight is a one-hour long show with an eight-episode arc per season. It is a story of authenticity and gimmicks, privilege and disadvantage, mediocrity and exceptionalism. These are all pretty big concepts, and yeah, we look at them on a macrocosmic scale, but the main focus is on the microcosmic: the real story is about Tallulah Alford, a millennial who’s been working at the same dead-end job for ten years, in the same dead-end city that she grew up in. One day Tallulah discovers that time travel exists. Tallulah’s not the type of person who should be using a time machine.

Date

3-25-2021

Committee Chair

Kornhauser, Mari

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