Khlyen (Rob Stewart) and Kendry (Mayko Nguyen) are human now, but Aneela (Hannah John-Kamen) is somehow still Hullen. She was inside a Khlyen Cube during the death of the green, so it is possible that the cube offers a connection to a pool of green in another place far enough away to not have been affected by the spores (see episode 4.10). The Khlyen Cube is probably based on Hullen technology, and up till now we really hadn’t seen it do much. On Arkyn, it worked like an elevator. This time, when Jaq enters the cube, it disappears, but not all at once. The cube’s outline remains visible as it rotates and reduces in apparent size, as though it is tumbling into a multi-dimensional wormhole. Continue reading →
This portrait of author/musician Lights was the most spectacular thing Cronenberg posted to Instagram this year. The picture was posted in June, and in July, Lights released the book SKIN&EARTH (with an accompanying 14 track album), the story of Enaia Jin, a girl “caught between romance and cults, gods and mortals, and just trying to find a good borscht”. Jin is led down a dark path that reveals a strange fantasy world and her own true nature.
This Cronenberg selfie almost made the list as well.
Lights says that the album and the book are “…better absorbed separately and each of them augments the other. So you can listen to a song on its own and it’s something completely standalone. And then you can read the comic on its own and it’s standalone as well. But when you put them together and you start to connect the dots, there’s something so much deeper there.”
In September, Cronenberg and Jessica Ennis released THE ENDINGS: PHOTOGRAPHIC STORIES OF LOVE, LOSS, AND BEGINNING AGAIN, a collection of photographic vignettes about women in times of emotional transformation. Cronenberg told Quill and Quire that the book’s photos have a cinematic quality. “It’s like you’re acting out a scene,” she said, “except you’re shooting stills instead of recording it. The photographs are not posed and sometimes they’re not in focus. It’s a very specific aesthetic.”Continue reading →
In the opening scene, Waverly and Nicole seem to be having sex, but then the camera retreats and we see that they’re really just trying to get what they think is Bulshar’s ring off of Waverly’s finger. They do not succeed, and Waverly sends Nicole to the barn to get Wynonna’s B&E kit, but Wynonna and Doc are in the barn imagining that they’re having sex. (They are really engaging in wishful thinking while under the influence of hallucinogenic spores blown at them by Bulshar at the end of Episode 3.8. Kate left town at the end that episode, and it seems that Wynonna was more upset at Doc for sleeping with Kate, than for becoming a vampire.) Continue reading →