|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 Characters[edit | edit source]
Private Eddie Mathis
Dr. Timothy Dusek
Dr. Aaron Wasserman
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 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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