This week on Alcohollywood, we’re joined by Nina and Bryan of Broken Brush Entertainment (along with fellow guest Edwina) to take a look at the 1979 sci-fi comedy/thriller Time After Time! Directed by The Wrath of Khan’s Nicholas Meyer, the film follows famed science fiction author H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell) as he chases Jack the Ripper (David Warner) to modern-day 1979 San Francisco. There, the two of them engage in a battle of wits to bring the Ripper to justice, all the while getting a smitten bank teller (Mary Steenburgen)thrown into the mix. The film is equal parts goofy and charming, with great performances by genre stalwarts and a ton of quirky fish-out-of-water comedy. The result is a phenomenally fun film that’s worth checking out. Take a listen to our thoughts, along with our drinking rules and custom cocktail, below!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Lime After Thyme
Fresh thyme, muddled
3 parts London dry gin
1 part celery juice
1 part lime juice
1 part pureed avocado
1 part soda water
Muddle mint; add gin, avocado and juices, and shake vigorously until combined. Pour into glass, add agave nectar and soda water and stir.
DRINKING RULES FOR TIME AFTER TIME:
- Whenever H.G. Wells (McDowell) fiddles with, or is nervous around, future things
- Every time we hear the fob watch music of Jack the Ripper (Warner)
- Anytime you see written signs/billboards/advertisements
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Amy (Steenburgen) says, “My God, Herbert, I’m practically raping you!”
Next week, we get off Harrison Ford’s plane as we celebrate the Fourth of July with Air Force One!