Twin Peaks Usenet Archive
Subject: Re: Philip K. Dick parallels in Twin Peaks
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (mark j cromwell)
Date: 1990-10-09, 19:20
In article <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (James Marshall) writes:
> >Doesn't the whole bit of getting messages in dreams from outer space
> >aliens kind of reek of ALL of Philip K. Dick's later works? I mean,
> >that seemed to be his whole theme near the end.
> >Does anyone else feel this way?
Given that Lynch directed Dune I'd say it came from that direction. After
all Agent Cooper was a Kwisatz Haderach in a previous existance. Well at
least the "prescient dreams angle" probably came from Dune.
Aliens from another planet corrupting people through their sub-conscience.
That's a plot line from just about any H.P. Lovecraft short story one can name.
The setting matches too: a remote rural community surrounded by woods, an
unspeakable ritual murder. When Cooper & Co. were in the cafe talking about
an unnameable evil lurking in the woods it sounded like something straight
from one of his stories. It's probably just me though.
So that about wraps it up: all the townspeople are members of the cult of
Cthulhu and are covering up her ritual sacrifice to the Old Ones.
- Mark Crowmell