Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Unconvential Tailsmens

Did you know that a Ferengi makes a great money drawing charm?

Or that a Bajoran makes a great spirit guide?

Now for anyone who thinks I am being silly, I am not. The cultural impact of tv shows/movies in the last 40 years have more then just a few hints at the myths they are based in.

Studies of the most popular ground breaking shows (Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Wars) are no secret. Entire University courses are devoted to them, countless books, essays, lectures and conventions have sprung up to talk about what they pull from society, what they are rooted in and what they give back to us.

This is not ground breaking news to any of you by all means. But how many of you have stopped to think about what the characters and their traits mean?

With Jediism now a officially recognized religion you have to wonder what paths and myths will emerge with the new era.

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