Studying up

Actor Tom Casey visits The Twin Peaks Laboratory — which also happens to be located on the Gaeta V continent — for inspiration and education. After all, his character of Casey One Hole within the ongoing “Collagesity Winter 2017-2018” graphic novel is largely based upon the Bad Coop figure of the show played marvelously by Kyle McLachlan. The same Real Life actor plays two other Coops… but that’s a long story to go into. I highly recommend for anyone who loves progressive television/film to watch the original 2 season run of “Twin Peaks” from the early 90s, and then the just released “season 3” coming 25 years later (“Twin Peaks: The Return”). Taken as a whole, the 18 episodes of the new season form a kind of giant or hyper movie, but, as the wife and I have learned, you really need to read the attached 2 books written by TP co-creator Mark Frost to make sense of it all (“The Secret History of Twin Peaks” and “Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier”). However, if you choose this “total experience” path, be sure to do the following: read “The Secret History” first, then watch “The Return”, then read “The Final Dossier” (which I just finished about a month ago). This on top of experiencing the first two seasons and attached “Fire Walk with Me” film. I’ll let interested parties look up details online having laid out this general milieu.

I am personally inclined to regard “Twin Peaks: The Return” as director/writer David Lynch’s singular masterpiece, the culmination of a long career starting, in the broader public eye, with the breakthrough movie “Eraserhead” from 1977. But his last two films proper, “Mulholland Drive” and “INLAND EMPIRE”, are also very very good as well. Lynch, again to me, seems to just get better with age and experience.

More snapshots from Tom Casey’s visit:


Another Venus marble.


David Lynch’s character Gordon Cole and David Bowie’s Phillip Jeffries.


Another Coop from “The Return” (Dougie Jone).


“Howdy David!”


The Bob who lives within.


Bad Coop, aka Mr. C aka Doppleganger Dale. “*There’s* my inspiration,” Tom Casey exclaims upon seeing him.


Casey stares at a “Return” shooting location shared with “Mulholland Drive”.


The original Coop: FBI agent Dale Cooper. “My archenemy.”


“Take that: WOP!”


“I think it’s a pretty good museum. How about you guys?”


“Guys?”


“Piece of that famous cherry pie, Shelley. And one of those damn fine cups of coffee.”

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2 responses to “Studying up

  1. Gordon Cole

    As the creator of the Twin Peaks Laboratory I’m very proud of your great post! I will also recommend that anyone interested in Twin Peaks and second life come and visit The Twin Peaks Laboratory 🙂

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