Outlander the science fiction film with superultramegacatholic and opus deii member Jim Caveziel in a leading role, not as a religious figure this time, but as the titular “outlander” a traveler from a far distant place in space and time, whose interstellar craft (spaceship) crashes in Iron Age Norway. Nevertheless, the futuristic advanced technology that is the shipboard computer system still works well enough to give him a basic orientation as to where he is, and to instantly inculcate him with linguistic fluency in Old Norse via a direct connection to his visual cortex through his eyesight. In spite of all this advanced technology, however, he brings with him a very primitive plague from his home planet: a dragon-like creature called the Moorwen, who lays waste to what would later become his host village and new home. It takes a while for him to convince his new social circle of the reality and the nature of the beast, but once he gets them to join his effort to hunt it down and kill it, they encounter it directly.
According to the movie, the society in which he lands is a social order in flux and confusion: a new religion, Christianity, has been introduced, but there are still adherents of the Old Gods, who blame failure to perform rites to these gods at a prominent person’s funeral caused the arrival of the Moorwen. Some even consider Christianity condescendingly. The Christians blame continuing pagan sentiments, and, of course, “Lucifer”. Though the historical accuracy of this portrayal of the religious sensibilities of the society at that historical period is ambivalent, it sets the scene for what is perhaps the most up-close and personal encounter with the evil, destructive creature: a priest (dressed in stereotypical burlap monk’s robe, with no distinction of religious order), comes fact to face with the firey Moorwen. He quite understandably mistakes it for Lucifer, and though shaking in his sandals, comes directly into its line of sight and begins an exorcism in Latin. The creature engulfs him in flames and in an action scene, after a blood-curdling scream, the monk/priest dies instantly, and as a saint (martyr).

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