Aliens Are Like Mirages
Show Marvellous Boxes
Air Date 15 August 2012
Episode Number 6
Episode Length 35 min
Genre Sci Fi
Director Gregg Taylor
Writer Tim Prasil
Music By [[_]]

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 Characters[edit | edit source]

Pam Doree

Private Eddie Mathis

Dr. Timothy Dusek

Dr. Aaron Wasserman

Dr. Tanaka

Campbell Jarvis

Production Assistant

Plot[edit | edit source]

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.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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."

Links[edit | edit source]

Tim Prasil's blog is at, and his facebook page is at

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