Background Information for “The Walls Came Tumbling Down”

Background Information

Every year we do a special episode as a live performance. This year Sage and Savant travel to the San Francisco Earthquake. While many of our episodes are science fiction with bits of history tossed in, we want to cover as much about the earthquake as possible (in a 30 minute show). So, our live show this year is filled with pieces drawn from historical accounts.

Here are the resources we used to detail the events of April 18, 1906.
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Is it ever the right time to fall in love? Can the affections of Dr Sage affect her decision to return to her own time? Will the cries of Professor Savant save Dr Sage?
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Earthquakes, then and now

Basilica Norcia

California is no stranger to earthquakes, but we are hardly the only place in the world to feel their effects. Italy has been hit particularly hard throughout history, most recently in August 2016 when an earthquake registering 6.2 on the Richter scale rocked Amatrice. The Italian earthquake institute (INGV) reported 60 aftershocks in the four hours following the initial quake, the strongest aftershock measured 5.5.
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A Christmas Miracle

Dr Sage is determined to go farther than she ever has before, and she succeeds, sending her and Professor Savant back to Renaissance Italy.
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