LOST Rewatch: Exodus Part 2

Part two of the season finale from the first season of LOST begins with a close-up of Aaron’s eye. Moving dynamite out of the Black Rock, Arzt detonates. Hurley blames himself, as bad luck. Kate reassures him that it was an accident. In a flashback, we see Jin confronted by someone who works for Mr. [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: The Greater Good

In flashbacks, we see Sayid being walked through Heathrow Airport in handcuffs. The CIA wants Sayid to infiltrate a terrorist cell in Sydney, in exchange for being told where Nadia is. We later see him in a mosque engaged in prayer, where he is reunited with someone he knew, Essam. He says he is working [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Whatever the Case May Be

This episode begins with Sawyer and Kate going for a swim, and finding two corpses still in their seats from the plane, at the bottom of a lake, and with a case (hence the title) under the seat that Kate says is hers, but then admits is not. In Kate’s flashbacks, we see her involvement [Read More...]

Fringe: Why Did God Make Me This Way?

Should we refer to J. J. Abrams as in some sense a “theologian”? Last week’s episode of Fringe, “Forced Perspective,” which I only found the time to watch last night, is full of theology and philosophy. From a girl with remarkable precognition asking why God made her this way (and being reassured that God makes [Read More...]

Review of Mutants and Mystics by Jeffrey Kripal

I was invited at the last minute to participate in the Patheos Book Club discussion of Jeffrey J. Kripal’s book Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal. Since I leave today for a conference (at which I will be speaking, appropriately enough, about religion and science fiction), I have had to rush [Read More...]


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