The Scientist- Coldplay


Summary: Rotten Tomatoes

In a remote region of the Bering Sea, a boat salvage crew discovers the eerie remains of a grand passenger liner thought lost for more than 40 years. But once onboard the eerie, cavernous ship, the crew of the Arctic Warrior discovers that the decaying vessel is anything but deserted. It’s home to something more deadly and horrific than anything they’ve encountered in all their years at sea.


Nerd Corner:

Why we tell stories

Stories -> Lore

Superstitions – part of lore

Superstition: “a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation.” (Merriam-Webster) OR “any belief or practice considered by non-practitioners to be irrational or supernatural, attributed to fate or magic, perceived supernatural influence, or fear of that which is unknown.” (Wikipedia)

How superstitions originate and endure

Sailor superstitions!

Ghost Ships

The Mary Celeste

Using superstitions and actual unsolved mysteries to up the intrigue 



Artistic License

Batman Gambit

The Corruptor

The Ferryman – Meaningful Name

Mythical Motifs – Nautical Folklore

Chekhov’s Elevator



Soul sperm


Works Cited:

Quartz Staff. (2020, March 2). Ghost Ships. Quartz. 


Mambra, Shamseer. (2021, December 10). Ghost Ship: The Mysterious Flying Dutchman. Marine Insight. 


Carter, Leah. (2020, February 18). Ghost ships in folklore and reality. DW. 


Blumberg, Jess. (2007, November). Abandoned Ship: The Mary Celeste. Smithsonian Mag.  



Kate Notes:

This already reminds me of tower of terror. No lie that shit scared me


The filming is so aughts


Those fast jumps like in thirteen ghosts


Okay that was fucking wild


Arctic warrior lol


Ma’am you’re not wearing a wetsuit


Epps is determined and I love her. 


Not a living soul- foreshadowing!!!


Where is the bering strait 

Okay it’s between Russia and Alaska


Fella was very nearly crushed. They gently bonk the ship.

Blonde guy doesn’t truck with ghost stories, so he’s gonna die first


Is the anxious lad a ghost from the ship

She’s got those aughts eyebrows


Bubbles! We love a bubble transition


Always great when you offer the opportunity for someone to save you before shit goes south and then you are like nah in advance and foreclose that potential savior 


Chekov’s elevator shaft


The pool fills with blood. I’m telling you it takes way longer to fill a pool


I like that this ghost story is less about the “what” and more about the “why” so far


Like we see a variety of deaths but we don’t know what connects them


Is this a class thing? They made a point of saying that it was only the richest aboard


Oh there’s gonna be something in the beans


What is going to rise out of the beans








I should start wearing an ascot


We love a repair montage


Munder goes down to unclog a line. The music isn’t promising.


Oh fuck


Munder gets pulled into the gears




Oh damn that’s gnarly


He tries to convince Dodge to let him go so he can get through. He lunges and Dodge shoots him in the chest. But he’s obviously fine, unbeknownst to Dodge. Ferriman. FERRY MAN. THE FERRY MAN.


Bitch you’d die of hypothermia


All those little soul moths