Horseshoes and Widows and Clocks, Oh My! Superstitions and Folklore in Twin Peaks Part 3

Welcome back to Listening Post Alpha! For this round of Superstitions and Folklore, I’ve decided to focus on elements that are seemingly exclusive to the Return, or which figure less heavily in the Original Series.  DON’T LET YOUR LUCK RUN OUT As far as I can tell, there is one and only one distinct horseshoe …

From Turkeys to Wedding Rings: Superstitions and Folklore in Twin Peaks Part 2

Welcome to my new column, Listening Post Alpha, which will be published every Wednesday evening. This week, I'm returning to the world of Superstition and Folklore for a Part 2 of what I intend to be a four part series. If you haven't seen Part 1, published before The Return, you can find that here. TURKEY JERKY: …

Behind the Names Richard and Linda: Listening Post Alpha

Welcome Back to Listening Post Alpha. Today's topic is: Remember Richard and Linda. But when and why? When can have many answers, but why...why is specific. It isn’t because of Richard Horne, or the unseen, wheelchair-bound veteran Linda who lives in Fat Trout Trailer Park, but rather, as we are all now well aware,  because …

Laura Palmer is Dale Cooper’s Mother and Here’s Why

Every single one of you who just clicked on the link to this article is thinking “What in the ever-loving hell is this woman talking about? There is no possible, conceivable way that what she’s alleging could be true!” And I know that’s what you’re thinking because that’s exactly what I thought to myself when …

Anatomy of a Finale: A Tribute to “Beyond Life and Death”

There is something unquestionably special about the Season Two finale of TWIN PEAKS. Aside from the fact that it is my all time favourite episode of the show, it marks the return of David Lynch to the Director’s chair and thus carries his particular flavour, without which, the show and it’s legacy would be extremely …

Doppelgängers, Owls and Other Folklore: Superstitions in Twin Peaks Part 1

TWIN PEAKS, when it first appeared on TV, was (and still is) considered one of the strangest, most terrifying and surprising works to ever grace network television. It is know for many iconic moments, and out-there choices, as well as it's enduring plot and characters. David Lynch’s avant garde style stands out among the legions …