Link to the show: Young Adult Movie Ministry Vol. 2, Episode 9 on Substack
Release date: November 17, 2021
Movie of the Week
Who the Hosts Are This Week
- Sam (getting the comics reference in) says that Amy Adams is like Dr. Manhattan in Watchmen
- St. Augustine and original sin
- The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis (the linguistic theory that the semantic structure of a language shapes or limits the ways in which a speaker forms conceptions of the world)
- Ted Chiang’s book Arrival (the basis for the movie)
- Ferdinand de Saussure (Swiss linguist who suggested that words go in lines to represent the passage of time)
- Grant Morrison’s comic series The Invisibles
- The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
- Dorothy Fortenberry talking about climate grief (I wasn’t able to locate the podcast episode Sam briefly mentioned)
- Alissa’s piece at Vox on the use of war metaphors for addressing pandemics
- NPR’s Hidden Brain podcast episode on the use of war metaphors to talk about climate change
- Max Brooks’s book World War Z
- Ronald D. Moore (creator of For All Mankind, executive producer of Battlestar Galactica, and producer of Star Trek: TNG)
- Alan Moore’s novel Jerusalem
What we learned today
Alissa: There’s something significant about a superior alien race that communicates using coffee stains.
Sam: Don’t leave your satellite phone unattended.
Meg: If we could learn to live in a circle, maybe we’d have less heaven-building and more fullness to life.