It was all the way back in October 2009 that I explained the concept of the Ghost Ship Moment. (The idea actually dates back to 2003, when Ghost Ship was brand new and Fenzel and I watched it on DVD.) So why revisit it now?
First off, there are things I said in the original article that I don’t agree with upon further reflection. In The Fellowship of the Ring, the GSM is NOT when Elrond declares “You shall be the Fellowship of the Ring.” That fully explains the title, but so what? The real Ghost Ship Moment, I think, is when Gandalf throws the ring in the fireplace and Frodo sees the words written on it, thus confirming that the ring is a big deal.
Secondly, a concept like this is lends itself really well to video. It was a lot of fun to dig up all these examples (and I assure you that Harry and the Hendersons is still a lot of fun).
So whether or not you’ve heard us talk about GSMs before, we hope you enjoy this explanation. We hope to produce more videos about the core OTI ideas, so let us know what you’d like us to tackle next!