Post Apoc­a­lypse Peak­ing to early

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Letters -

I’d never ac­tu­ally watched Twin Peaks. My girl­friend, how­ever, is a mas­sive fan. Upon hear­ing of my “con­di­tion”, she ea­gerly em­barked upon a marathon watch. Sadly, things didn’t go to plan. Ten min­utes after the haunt­ing, hyp­notic theme tune, lulled like a baby ( and pos­si­ble drool­ing like one), I was fast asleep on the sofa. Not a slight on the show; the fault lies with the hyp­notic qual­i­ties of Julee Cruise’s back­ing melody.

I grew to love my spo­radic drifts in and out of con­scious­ness dur­ing th­ese view­ings, tun­ing into the show at ran­dom points which only served to heighten its surreal qual­i­ties. I ex­pe­ri­enced some of the most bizarre dreams I’ve ever had, leav­ing my girl­friend to pa­tiently bat away com­ments such as, “Why is Kyle MacLach­lan talk­ing to a llama?”, be­fore fall­ing back into a doze to dream of slices of cherry pie washed down with cof­fee

“I ex­pe­ri­enced some of the most bizarre dreams”

served from a tree branch.

So bring on the next nine in­stal­ments! I’ll be wait­ing, in ex­cited an­tic­i­pa­tion, for the open­ing cred­its to roll. If they keep the theme tune then my girl­friend’s in for a long jour­ney, with ran­dom ridicu­lous ques­tions through­out. “Why are they all rid­ing pigs like horses?”; “Why is Agent Cooper wear­ing a ba­nana as a mous­tache?” I guess I re­ally need to start watch­ing the orig­i­nal two sea­sons again and re­mem­ber to mute the TV dur­ing the ti­tles. Wish me luck! Craig Addy, High

Wy­combe I had a sim­i­lar ex­pe­ri­ence with Out­casts. But only be­cause it was in­cred­i­bly dull.

sta r lette r Paul Daniels’s lat­est trick was an odd one to say the least.

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