Episode Sixteen – Metropolis

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Welcome to episode sixteen, on  Lang’s classic Metropolis and the short lived Caprica, of Checking the Gate: A Film and Religion Podcast.  As you may remember, we delayed this episode to focus on Christ centered movies for Easter earlier in the year.  At last, we are able to turn our attention to the Medieval religious imagery in an an Expressionist film, to the ethics of cheating death and playing God, and to lamenting unfulfilled promises.  Here are some links for those of keen interest.


The Complete Metropolis – Kino Lorber Home Video

Japanese Visual Culture: Explorations in the World of Manga and Anime – Mark Wheeler MacWilliams – Google Books

Caprica | Syfy

FOX Broadcasting Company – Fringe TV Show – Fringe TV Series – Fringe Episode Guide

Septembers episode is going to cover another classic sci-fi piece, the original “Planet of the Apes.”  We will most likely touch on the sequel “Beneath the Planet of the Apes” and the 2001 remake, but the later two are not required viewing.  We will also be discussing the book/miniseries of Stephen King’s The Stand, as TV Corner slowly morphs into Book Corner.  Until then remember, the mediator of the hed and the hands must be the heart…so say we all!

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