Memes/References:

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 

 

Tropes:

Artistic License

Batman Gambit

The Corruptor

The Ferryman – Meaningful Name

Mythical Motifs – Nautical Folklore

Chekhov’s Elevator

 

Scale:

Soul sperm

 

Works Cited:

Quartz Staff. (2020, March 2). Ghost Ships. Quartz. https://qz.com/emails/quartz-obsession/1811295/ 

 

Mambra, Shamseer. (2021, December 10). Ghost Ship: The Mysterious Flying Dutchman. Marine Insight.  https://www.marineinsight.com/maritime-history/ghost-ship-the-mysterious-flying-dutchman/ 

 

Carter, Leah. (2020, February 18). Ghost ships in folklore and reality. DW. https://www.dw.com/en/ghost-ships-in-folklore-and-reality/a-52417856 

 

Blumberg, Jess. (2007, November). Abandoned Ship: The Mary Celeste. Smithsonian Mag. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/abandoned-ship-the-mary-celeste-174488104/  

 

 

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

 

MAGGOTS

 

NO WHY WHY WHY WHY

 

MAGGOT MOUTHS

 

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

 

FUCK FUCK FUCK

 

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