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Best Method of Time Travel

Should the TARDIS, DeLorean, phone booth, or Heptapod language take the crown? Cast your vote here!


This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna debate the best method of time travel in a movie or TV show! They start by talking about what they love about time-travel stories (4:40). Then, they discuss pretrial dismissals and awards (25:04) before revealing their picks for the best method of time travel (45:21). Later, they read listener submissions and choose one to add to the final poll (1:01:54). After all that, they start preparing for the upcoming Holiday Trial Royale by drafting which movies will be in each bracket (1:13:41).

Now it’s up to you to decide! What is the best method of time travel? You can vote for the winner at ⁠⁠, on The Ringer’s X feed, and in the Spotify app, where you’ll find Trial by Content. The winner will be announced on the next episode!

You can send your picks for the next topic and a few sentences to support your pick to ⁠⁠. You can also submit suggestions for future Trial by Content topics. Is there a great pop culture debate that you’d like us to settle? Send it on over!


What is the best method of time travel from a movie or TV show?

This poll is closed

  • 35%
    Dave: DeLorean from ‘Back to the Future’
    (136 votes)
  • 37%
    Joanna: TARDIS from ‘Doctor Who’
    (144 votes)
  • 11%
    Neil: Phone booth from ‘Bill & Ted’
    (43 votes)
  • 14%
    Listener (Kevin): Heptapod language from ‘Arrival’
    (56 votes)
379 votes total Vote Now

Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller
Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga
Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal
Theme Song and Other Music Credits: Devon Renaldo

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