I got to sit and talk with best friends Patrick and Justin and filmmakers Chris Karcher and Terry Parrish after watching the film at a screening at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Stranger Things took the time to show that everything is not okay, and that everyone did not live happily ever after.
There is neither Vulcan nor human, Federation nor Klingon.
Harry Mudd’s tale of woe serves as a reminder that those with power should consider the impact of their decisions on the powerless.
Captain Lorca has declared that the Discovery is no longer a science vessel but is now a warship. The problem is that most of his crew would prefer to take part in scientific study aimed at the betterment of life rather than the taking of it.
There is much to love about the third episode of Star Trek: Discovery, which is essentially the show’s true pilot episode. We are finally introduced to the titular starship, which is a ship of mysteries.
The Klingons function not as “the enemy” but as a means to explore and understand how people even within a nation can have completely different views from each other.
Where to begin? The finale had everything—the beginning, ending, and mending of relationships; meetings upon meetings of both friends and foes; long-hidden or unknown truths coming to light; an ice dragon. It was a lot to take in.
The episode ends with perhaps one of the most terrifying and haunting images.
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Dr. Robert K. Johnston
As it has done each year since 1973, SIGNIS and INTERFILM joined together to appoint an ecumenical jury to choose that film in the festival’s competition that best portrayed “human experience that is in harmony with the gospel” or best sensitized “viewers to spiritual, human or social questions and values.” I was privileged to be part of the Ecumenical Jury this year.