Why isn't Mr.
Whittaker teaching the Bible and telling stories anymore? And why
don't people get in the Imagination Station anymore? -Submitted
The primary focus
during the existence of Adventures in Odyssey has been to
teach children (and families) principles from the Word of God. In
the early days of the series, Mr. Whittaker (voiced by
Hal Smith) brought a very warm
Mr. Whittaker to the show. When Hal Smith passed away, the team was
at a loss. Several years later, the new Whit (voiced by
Paul Herlinger) stepped
into his place and has tried to fit the part that was lost. I do not
blame the actors for not having a focus on the Bible anymore. The
writers have slowly taken the show to a new format over the years.
The show has covered an abundant amount of Bible stories, and the
team is running out of stories to tell. Whether Whit tells a story
or a character takes a ride in the Imagination Station, it doesn't
matter. The Bible is what it is, and a show that has run so constant
and true is running out of stories to tell.
We have, on the other
hand, seen the team take new approaches with Bible stories. They
have re-taught some of them in Kids Radio and BTV styles. We've seen
how the writers have made difficult efforts to continue to bring the
Bible to life.
I'll be the first to admit
that I miss the
Imagination Station stories and Whit's godly advice. But that's why
all the albums are on CD now. We can listen to them any time we