|Aliens Are Like Mirages|
|Air Date||15 August 2012|
|Episode Length||35 min|
This week, our final Marvellous Box opens to reveal a secret from beyond the stars. Is it a gift? A curse? Or nothing more than we make of it? Nothing can be certain when we find that Aliens Are Like Mirages.
Cast of CharactersEdit
Private Eddie Mathis
Dr. Timothy Dusek
Dr. Aaron Wasserman
Divinity student Pam Doree is made responsible for a box that appears to have been sent to Earth by evangelicals from outer space. The miraculous box offers humanity a means to make the world a more unified place. Of course, such things don’t come without some kind of sacrifice.
PAM: So it's not pulling molecules out of us, right?
WASSERMAN: Right! Which is good news!
DUSEK: And what is the basis of your faith, Mr. Jarvis?
JARVIS: Oh, eye-witness accounts and reproducability. The Bible and the scientific method. Mulder and Scully.
The story plays with the myth of Pandora's Box. Pam Doree is a variation on Pandora, and Eddie Mathis somewhat parallels Epimetheus.
Dr. Timothy Dusek is a Professor of Theology and Ethics. In Czech, his surname means "soul."
Tim Prasil's blog is at http://timprasil.wordpress.com, and his facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Prasil/182195741871176
|Marvellous Boxes Season Six|
| A Demon Once Removed • Frozen Words Thawed|
Facing Cydonia • Plotting for Perfection
Remembering the Martians • Aliens Are Like Mirages
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