Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: Re: Odd Things (Navy in town)
From: cloud9@milton.u.washington.edu (Robert Fovell)
Date: 1990-11-14, 17:17
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <1202@news.chips.com> bmay@news.UUCP (Brad May) writes:
> >In article <27416874.8471@orion.oac.uci.edu> dkrause@orion.oac.uci.edu (Doug Krause) writes:
>> >>
>> >>In Episode 1 Cooper says to Diane that Twin Peaks is 5 miles south of the
>> >>Canadian border and 12 miles east of the *state* border.  No state speci-
>> >>fied at that time.
> >
> >I'm confused.  The only border it could be east of is the *west* border, i.e. 
> >Puget Sound.  This would place it darn near next to Seattle.  But all the 
> >geographical discussion has put Twin Peaks in *Eastern* Washingon.  If it were 
> >in Western Washington, it would explain fog horns and sailors in various epi-
> >sodes.  But many other things would not make sense, such as Josie's shopping 
> >trip to Seattle the night of the fire, which would then only be a 1/2 hour 
> >drive!
> >
> >Could Cooper have said 12 miles *west* of the state border?


Don't take TP's geography so literally.  It seems to me that Lynch and
Frost have dispensed with all of Eastern Washington and moved the
Cascade Range over to the Idaho border.  As most people know by now, the
real TP (Snoqualmie/North Bend) is in the western foothills of the
Cascades, about 1.5h drive from Seattle (on I-90).  The real Eastern
Washington looks very little like TP!

I'm glad that L&F have altered the geography.  There are enough people
here in the Puget Sound region who are offended in some way about how
the region is portrayed in the show.  Making the geography even more
realistic would probably make them even more upset.

On the other hand, Spokane has been removed from the face of this
fictional Earth - and real Eastern Washington people are probably not
amused!

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"I would like to climb a tall hill - not too tall -  sit in the cool
grass - not too cool - and feel the sun on my face."  - Agent Cooper


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