just finished watching Season
One of Poltergeist: The Legacy on DVD
and I have found loads of nit-picks. I have plenty more where
these came from, but in the meantime, can you please explain
1) In the pilot episode, we see Rachel and her dead husband
reflected in a mirror. The camera pans round to show that
her dead husband is in fact William Sadler's character, who
has been possessed by a demon. Why then has he flipped sides?
If this were truly a mirror image of the two, then instead
of being on Rachel's right he should be on her left (I've
attached images to show you). The view pans right from the
first image until you see the couple looking in the mirror
2. If you don't get it, simply hold up a mirror to image 1.
In the same episode, we discover that Derek has spent years
searching for a set of five chests that were scattered across
the Earth. Each chest has a different demon trapped inside
and they were separated to prevent them all being brought
together. We learn that if all five chests are brought together
in the shape of a pentagram, all of the demons will be unleashed
at the same time and they will open the gates of Hell. Isn't
Derek stupid to collect them all together? Isn't this just
an accident waiting to happen? Why not leave them scattered?
Or collect just one - if Derek has one and keeps it safe then
the demons can't be released and the gates of Hell will remain
closed. He should have left the others where they had been
undiscovered for centuries.
Also in the pilot, when Derek's father opens one of the chests,
he unlocks it by turning the key to the right. It's well known
that locks are opened by turning to the left (try all the
locks in your own home if you don't believe me). Later, another
of the chests is locked but the key is turned to the right
to lock it. What is going on?
Finally (for now), why is the demon in the episode Do Not
Go Gently so stupid? It has spent years being fiendishly
clever, yet when Nick goes to save Liz, the demon makes the
following deal with him. It shows him two Lizes - one real,
one the demon - and asks him to choose one. If Nick gets it
right, he and Liz can go free. So why does the demon posing
as Liz say: "Save me!" The real Liz says: "Save yourself,"
so Nick knows she is the real one. Yet still the demon says:
If you pay very, very close attention, as the camera pans
around you can just see that Rachel's late husband is about
to start kissing the back of her neck. By the time the camera
has finished panning to show the couple looking in the mirror,
the man has worked his way around to her other side.
Ah, but each of the chests can be opened individually and
its demon released. If even one of the chests were opened
then the demon within would attempt to track down the others
and get them all opened, by possessing the person who released
it. Evidently Derek is not confident of his ability to keep
any single chest safe from other demon(s) and their possessed
minion(s). He is simply trying to ensure that no one ever
opens any of them.
It could be that the lock Derek's father opens was manufactured
that way in order to bamboozle people who assume that locks
only ever open by turning the key to the left. Maybe all the
chests lock/unlock in a slightly different way from each other,
which would explain why the other chest is locked by turning
the key to the right.
Perhaps the demon wasn't expecting Liz to be so selfless.
He is an evil demon, after all, and he wouldn't be the first
one to be confused by human kindness (consider Azal's extreme
case of self-destructive confusion at Jo's self-sacrifice
in the Doctor Who serial The Daemons). Also,
though it's now a sci-fi cliché that a phoney duplicate can
be detected in such a way, how many people would really say,
"Save yourself," when captured by a demon? Would you? Would
you really? More likely, the demon was reasonable in
his expectation that Liz would beg to be rescued.