It’s time for our Culturezoo summer series! For the next seven episodes we’re going to do a bi-weekly book club where we read three chapters of a book and… um… talk about it. The book we’ve picked is Out of the Silent Planet, by C.S. Lewis. In this episode we cover Chapters 1-3 where we meet Ransom, along with Weston and Divine who kidnap Ransom away from our terrestrial sphere.
In preparation of our Culturezoo Summer Series where we read through Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis, I thought I’d put together a quick survey of all the different book covers I could find for this novel. There’s some interesting ones. I’ve broken them out into the following categories:
Did they actually read the book?
Thank you for your participation
Almost, not quite
There they are, the good, bad, and ugly of Out of the Silent Planet covers. If I missed any, please send them my way.
Update: Reddit user, Jay-Em pointed out that I missed this one:
I’d say this falls under the “Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop” category. And who calls it the “Cosmic Trilogy”?
In what may be an act of extreme foolhardiness, Levi, Rosalyn, and Zach attempt to review the entire Star Wars Disney canon, even movies that haven’t come out yet. We spend most of our time talking about The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi, and Solo.
This is a special Culturezoo episode where we are joined by Sam (11), Jane (9), Lucy (8), and Charlie (6) and talk about one of our family’s favorite comic trilogies, Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke. We cover all three books Zita the Spacegirl, Legends of Zita the Spacegirl and Return of Zita the Spacegirl. We learned a lot of lessons from these books and had a great time talking about it.
This podcast about Princess Kaguya is being released on the day that it’s director Isao Takahata passed away. This is his final film and maybe his best. We spend a lot of time trying to wrap our heads around this beautiful, thought-provoking film and things get theological towards the end. Some of the things we talk about: Why are so many of the messages in this film radically different then anything you’d see in a western film? Who is the antagonist? Is heaven actually the villain of the story? Is one of the themes the tension be creation and creator? We might be totally off but it’s a movie that made us think.
Rest in peace, Mr. Takahata. We’re grateful for your work.
On today’s Culturezoo Levi, Rosalyn, and Zach cover act 2 of Revenge of the Sith. Does this film finally break our and become the shining exception of the terrible prequel trilogy or does it crumble into mediocrity? We certainly have our opinions…