Once Upon a Time
The WVM team does a door-to-door search in Storybrook, Maine, to expose the underlying meanings and morals being preached in the ABC Television Network series, “Once Upon a Time.”
Technical note: The first segment sounds like we’re popping popcorn during the recording at times. Yeah. Let’s go with that. Thankfully, as mysteriously as the noise appeared, it went away after the break.
Beauty and the Beast
The WVM team enters a kingdom languishing under a curse, awaiting the transformation and return of its master, through self-sacrificial love, so that the inanimate servants may be brought to new life, and see the entire realm transformed from cold, gray stone, to gold. Hmm…
Fresh off a long vacation in the mountains of Asia, in which we had a bit of airplane trouble and met some nice men from another dimension, the WVM team is back in town. Shoeless, yes. Homeless, yes. But still with a fully charged I-Pod, and a mission to fight The Hand, by faithfully exposing the worldview that lies behind Marvel’s newest Netflix series, “Iron Fist.”
2018 Agent Awards
Terminator 2 Judgment Day
With help from a homicidal robot from the future who has been re-programmed so as to be mostly nice, the WVM team takes the Wayback Machine to three decades ago and goes on a hunt for the worldview that is preached to the masses through the Terminator franchise. Who owns the future? Who controls history? Sarah Connor? Cyberdine Systems? James Cameron? The Arnold? We cannot be stopped in our quest for answers–you can only hope to slow us down.
The WVM team steals a canoe made of coconut fiber and heads out beyond the protective reef, to brave threats of tiny, hairy pirates; destructively stupid chickens; materialistic crabs; and, petulant, childish gods for the sake of finding jewels of worldview nuggets and getting them to their proper place…your ears.
Redeeming the Romantic Comedy
The WVM team tackles the genre of the modern Romantic Comedy, theoretically anyway. One team member has written a full-length screenplay in that genre, and this allows us to discuss the 7-point standardized structure for such a beast; even as one of us wonders whether redeeming the genre is a fail from the outset, from a risk/reward standpoint. He learns his place quickly though. How can we promote a Christian worldview through the vehicle of the Romantic Comedy, while avoiding sap, cheese, and preachy-ness?
The WVM team manages to stay just ahead of the Alliance, taking risky jobs among the border planets, willing to travel the whole darn ‘Verse in search of the worldview that lies behind the popular, single-season Sci-Fi series, “Firefly.”
Captain America: Civil War
The WVM team narrowly escapes government agents seeking to control our super powers; and, feels the pain of the loser at the NSA tasked with monitoring our broadcast. Intriguing worldview issues abound here, including the question of obeying bad government, pursuing vengeance, and the virtues of loyalty and friendship.