The Plugged In Show, Episode 102: Dune, Eternals and Sci-Fi Spirituality

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The movie industry is all about making fantasy into what seems to be reality. Ever since 1902’s A Trip to the Moon by Georges Méliès, films have tried to take us to imagined worlds, imagined times and imagined realities. And they spare no expense doing so.

Case in point: Two of the year’s most anticipated films, Dune and Eternals, are both sweeping science fiction titans in their own ways. Dune is based on (the first part of) Frank Herbert’s landmark sci-fi novel of the same name. Eternals comes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Bbut in this case, it takes its “universe” quite literally—sprawling across time and space.

Both, like a lot of science fiction flicks, delve into bigger issues. Faith and spirituality are a big...

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Nov 4th 2021
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