Friday, May 13, 2011

Josh: Jesus comes to Hollywood

Hollywood (California, that is, not me) addresses the story of our Lord Jesus Christ - not perfect, mind you, but I think quite well done (even with the attendant postmodernism) in the aptly named episode "Josh" from the 1998 Outer Limits episode.

The above-linked Wikipedia article amazingly makes no mention of Jesus - even though the parallels in the story are (as a friend of mine likes to say) so obvious that even Stevie Wonder could see it.  In fact, without the backdrop of the Gospels, the story makes no sense.  Even the name (Josh) is a clue, as Yeshua (Joshua) is the original Hebrew form of the Greek name Iesous (Jesus).

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