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Dark Tower Connection

Discussion in 'Kingdom Hospital' started by Chelley33187, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Chelley33187

    Chelley33187 New Member

    This has been on my mind for years (obviously) and I felt I would put it out here to King fans.

    There is a line we hear down in the Old Kingdom from Sally's friend. "Let the lamp affix it's beam. The only Emperor is the Emperor of Ice Cream."

    The affixing the beam line is what stays with me. Could this be an unsung connection to the Tower?
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  2. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Personal opinion-- all SK books have a DT connect is some way, means or form. It is his universe.
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  3. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    There are a number of Dark Tower connections in Kingdom Hospital -- the episode Butterfingers encapsulates the idea of the series. The Emperor of Ice Cream (a poem by Wallace Stevens) is the name of a section in 'Salem's Lot, and the entire poem is quoted as an epigraph.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...Hi Chelley!....may your mind now be at ease....
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  5. Hill lover35

    Hill lover35 Well-Known Member

    What epeside did king do a cameo?
  6. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    He was in the Finale playing Johnny B. Goode.
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  7. Tak96

    Tak96 Well-Known Member

    So what's Antubis?
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  8. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    The anteater from the mini-series Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital. He's actually Anubis but other than a child's misunderstanding, no one is for certain why exactly he appears as an anteater.

    Anubis/Antibus was supposed to be some sort of gatekeeper for the Kingdom of Death, or something like that. When he was in human form, he was played by the actor who played Paul, the evil vampire boy; they explained this briefly in the second-to-last episode. Mary wants to see the good in all people, but Paul is basically all evil. So when Anubis/Antibus takes human form, he takes Paul's shape, becoming sort of the "good" version of Paul. They are not, however, the same person.
    saved from a recap.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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  10. Tak96

    Tak96 Well-Known Member

    No, what IS it? In the larger mythos.
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  11. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Tak96 , good day to you. You appear to be an active and curious person. May I suggest you spend some time researching, either through the internet, or at a library about the mythology. One learns through research. Perhaps you could then post and tell us what you discovered. Within the scope of Kingdom Hospital there maybe many interpretations of the meaning; each constant reader as well as the author himself. Thus I will ask-- what do you think it is?
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  12. Tak96

    Tak96 Well-Known Member

    Lol, I mean in the King mythos.
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