Monday, January 19, 2009

Pop Culture and Freemasonry: The Last Templar

Next Sunday, NBC will be airing a four hour miniseries, "The Last Templar." "The Last Templar" was originally a NY Times bestseller written by Raymond Khoury. The book remained on the bestseller list for 22 months. The story is based around the legend of the Templar Knights after their fall. The story follows an archaeologist named Tess Chaykin who goes on an adventure to find an encoder stolen by four horsemen dressed as Templar knights from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The miniseries stars Mina Sorvino as Tess, Scott Foley (from the Unit) and Victor Garber (from Alias). Although I am an admitted believer in Freemasonry being tied to the cathedral builders of the Medieval age, it is still fun to see stories surrounding the Knights Templar. The first part airs Sunday, Jan. 25th at 9/8c and the second part airs Monday, Jan. 26 at 9/8c.

2 comments:

Tom Accuosti said...

I picked up the book at a used bookshop this summer - it was a good "vacation read," about as fast-paced as the DaVinci Code, and perhaps slightly more intelligent.

But as go all vacation reads, I've completely forgotten about it by winter.

Masonic Traveler said...

It sounds like the Divinci Code again. Great book, terrible film.

but then, missing encoders sounds like a mystery to me...

Ashamedly, I'll be TiVOing it...