“K-PAX: the thin line between truth, reality, and fantasy is truly in one’s mind.”
As I have said before, some of us are more aware of other connections to information and messages from sources that are "not of this world, and for a reason" than we are capable of explaining in the common terms and values of today's society. That doesn't mean we don't know what we're saying. It means that we're not easily understood and often misjudged.
*1. What comments from Prot to Dr. Powell during the various interview/hypnosis sessions caught your attention? Why?
*2. Consider how the other patients respond and change to Prot: what did you notice, and why did it make a difference to them?
3. Prot shows several extraordinary mental and physical traits that are unique. How does this add to his claim that he is from "the planet K-PAX," and how does Dr. Powell handle this information? Why are his responses valid--or not?
4. Respond to Prot's comments about K-PAX's society: how do you view it and why?
5. How does a patient in a heavily secure mental hospital just vanish for three days? Give a logical, rational explanation--if you can.
6. Consider the conversation between Prot and Mrs. Powell. What insights do they exchange, and how does it make a difference in the end?
*7. In your own words, in the planetarium, what happens when Prot diagrams the light pad calculations? Why does Dr. Powell question it--and why can he not understand its significance when the others do?
*8. Why is Dr. Powell reacting so strongly when he visits the Porter home in New Mexico? What is happening to him, and how does this reflect on what he has learned during the hypnosis sessions?
9. Comment on the farewell party--what actions caught your attention?
10. What happened at 5:51 a.m. on July 27th in Prot's room? How do you explain what happened to the security camera?
11. Why did Prot pick Bess? Why was she different than the others? How do you validate HER disappearance to the medical board?
12. What happened to "Robert Porter" at the end? What is his condition, and what would cause it?
13. What is the significance of Prot's final message to Dr. Powell, and how does it change Dr. Powell's life?
14. Robert Porter walked naked into a river to drown after his family was killed by an intruder. His body was never recovered. If Robert Porter and Prot were the same people/characters, how do you explain the arrival and appearance of Prot in Grand Central Station?