When I heard that J.J. Abrams was going to be in charge of The Dark Tower film series, I was ecstatic. LOST is my favorite, Fringe is amazing, the new Star Trek franchise finally brought it out of the basement dweller zone, and Cloverfield was fun enough. Then he backed out saying that he wouldn’t… Continue reading Ron Howard to Direct “The Dark Tower” Movie Trilogy? Bleh.
I started as a fan of The Dark Tower series late. I was a senior in college and all seven books had already been released. I never had to wait the decades-long wait many fans did, but when the series ended, I still felt the same pangs of bittersweet emptiness any good novel should impart.… Continue reading Stephen King Odds and Ends
So what happens if the characters’ free will affects ka or fate so heavily that events are unable to be corrected before the narrative reaches the point where it should end but can’t? Things start over again, of course! In both LOST and The Dark Tower, events unfold for one main purpose: salvation. Both are… Continue reading Parallels in LOST and Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” – Part 4 – Cycles and Salvation
In both LOST and Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, there are higher powers at play than simply the characters themselves. Jack Shephard and Ben Linus are nowhere near as important as they each think themselves to be, nor is Roland Deschain able to decide whether or not he continues his quest toward the Dark Tower.… Continue reading Parallels in LOST and Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” – Part 3 – Course Correction and Ka
Last time, I said that the Dark Tower was “in the most essential terms, [. . .] the center of all possible realities, a hub where parallel dimensions exist as levels of the Tower itself. As one climbs the Tower, the different floors contain doors leading to different worlds. It has been held standing for… Continue reading Parallels in LOST and Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” – Part 2 – The Temple and The Tower