Welcome to Twin Peaks! An Interview with a First Time Viewer, Part 1

For our First Time Lynch Series, I Interviewed my friend, J. Schmidt about the show. He knew little to nothing, I spoiled nothing and he had a thoroughly interesting time. Below you’ll find the transcript of the interview we conducted on Twin Peaks Season 1 Episode 1 - Season 2 Episode 6. Enjoy! Original Interview …

The Quantum Mechanics of The Return: Copenhagen Interpretation

Co-authored by Eileen G. Mykkels and Lindsay Stamhuis Authors' Note: Increasingly these days, there is a certain amount of controversy about the application of concrete scientific theories to works of fiction. It's a curious development. We don't claim to be scientists and we aren't saying that anyone associated with the creative development of The Return sought …

Listen to the Sounds: The Featured Music of Twin Peaks Parts 16-18 and 1-8 Revisted

Welcome to the final Round of The Featured Music of the Return. For Parts 1 and 2, click the links. "American Woman" by the Muddy Magnolia’s shows up earlier on in Part 16 during the scene when Diane receives the text. It serves to connect DoppelCooper and Diane even further. In the first article, I talked a lot about …

Prophecies, Spirits and Numbers: Superstitions and Folklore in Twin Peaks Part 4

Welcome back to Listening Post Alpha! For this last installment of the Superstitions in Twin Peak Series, I’m following up on ideas that are more thematic rather than independent occurrences as well as dealing overall with the prominent numbers appearing therein. I don’t claim to have caught every instance of a 7 for example (there …

Lucky: Capturing the Vistas of the Human Person and the American West

re·al·ism ˈrē(ə)ˌlizəm/ noun the attitude or practice of accepting a situation as it is and being prepared to deal with it accordingly. "the summit was marked by a new mood of realism" the quality or fact of representing a person, thing, or situation accurately or in a way that is true to life. When I sat …