Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Imagination Station's Imagination

Imaginationstation.pngI love Adventures in Odyssey. I would in fact call myself it's biggest fan. I may (not to brag) be the world's knowledgeable fan about AIO.
Debate me on that, if you must. But even as a huge lover of the show, I still have a few small complaints. For instance, AIO's lack of creativity lately in the titles of the episodes. The Ties That Bind, Parts 1-14!? The Green Ring Conspiracy, Parts 1-12!!??  I little uncalled for. The AIO fans on The Soda Fountain were able to come up with creative names for those episodes. 
However, my distaste of the current titles is not my predominant issue with the show. It's that, when the characters go into the Imagination Station, they seem to loose all concepts of the story they are witnessing. For instance, in You Servant is Listening, Eva and Lucia seem "out of the know" about what's going on. Once a temple guard tells them he hopes the priest on duty isn't Hophni of Phinnias. Lucia's reply is, "Why? What's wrong with them?" Lucia, an adult, a Christian doesn't know who Hophni and Phinnias are? Right AIO. Also, most of the kids who go in don't know the stories. In upcoming OAC episode, Hidden Gems, I'm getting the impression that Olivia doesn't know the story of King Josiah. Seriously! Olivia, the big-time Bible reader of the Parker household. A-huh...
Crickets chirping
Anyways, I would expect that from Jay, Jules, Brad Rowe, and maybe even Brian, but Olivia?
Well, that's all for now, and FOTF, if you're reading this, please get a clue.
-Trenton Landmark


  1. Doubtful. Btw the characters being unknowledgable is a necessary plot device.

    1. Then Lucia and Olivia are the wrong characters to do that kind of Adventure with. Btw, what do you mean Doubtful?

  2. ...

    I've... never thought of that. However, the episodes would be monotonous if the children participating in the adventure had a comprehension of the Bible illustrations. The "St. Paul" series acknowledges that, as Sam Johnson conceives every aspect of the story of Saul's conversion as the priest "Samuel". That relinquishes the unexpected learning as we kids relate to; instead, we hear the replicated systematic ramblings a child takes place as a Bible character. A constituent knowing every Imagination Station story would be pretty boring. We wouldn't understand how the message would get through to these AIO kids if they knew the story beforehand, resolving in our monotony.

    To elucidate Lucia's remark, until this adventure, I never heard of Eli's sons Hophni and Phinnias, and I am unrelentingly reminded of Biblical morals from my father, who is a pastor. I even teach, yet did not know their names, though I did have apprehension of their misdeeds.


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