posted on Jul, 7 2007 @ 11:11 AM
The Bad Robot movie (trailer shown before Transformers) may or may not be connected, but I think it's a crap shoot in any case.
There were a whole boatload of folks that were sure the 'drones' pics were a Viral Marketing Campaign for the Transformers movie. No connection was
found. Then people switched gears to Halo3 - a relationship vehemently denied by the game's creators and after exhaustive study of game trailers,
screen shots/vehicles/weapons/characters/text, etc - again no connection is materializing.
I see a disturbing pattern forming here. Every time a new pending sci-fi movie or video game is 'introduced' a bunch of enthusiasts jump on a
viral-drone conspiracy prediction when there is not a shred of connection (nor any marketing "bang" imo) evident. That's not research or even
seeking the truth really - it's merely throwing the drone issue against every wall you come across hoping it eventually sticks. I guess if one
ultimately comes through you can then declare yourself a 'drone prophet' for having 'figured it out first'. Yeah, right.
Rather, I submit that if you take a shot at every fish in the barrel you're bound to be 'right' one day if the drone pics/cgi can be tied to a
movie/game VMC. Good luck with that.
I have an alternate theory - kind of a hybrid of some of what has been proposed here lo these many weeks...
I believe that we are dealing with a hoaxter using a combination of cgi, inside knowledge, personal interest, technical savvy, VMC techniques, and no
shortage of intelligence or ambition to perpetuate a ruse for ultimate gain.
What we may have here is a future book/screenplay in which the author started with the seeds of clever, well-thought-out cgi and then threw his bones
into the insatiably "alien/ufo" hungry of ATS and related media/forums. He (or she, or they) will then absorb the collective reaction of us
UFO-philes over the course of a few months or a year, further developing their plot or story-line, continually refining and polishing the work to make
it more 'believable' based on the worthy and eloquent feedback from pseudo-researchers and alien/UFO hobbyists such as you all.
Ladies and gentlemen - you are writing this guy's book for him.
A perfect candidate for something like this wood be Dr. Keith. Now - let me state right off that I'm not in any way shape or form accusing the good
Dr. of any complicity here. But someone like him is a good model:
A brainiac-type guy goes through the usual career path of education/internships/research and finds himself exposed to bleeding-edge technology and a
possible ‘black’ component or two that intrigues him immensely. He can’t show too much interest beyond his area of expertise however because of
the compartmentalized nature of the techno-security business and the ever-suspicious, even invasive routines he must follow and adhere to daily just
to function and survive. It’s cutthroat and demeaning. It goes against his nature of experiencing and sharing knowledge. Over several years of
rather mundane research punctuated with amazing revelations, the dichotomy and disillusionment wear him down. He wants out. He forms a plan.
He’ll disguise what he’s learned in a series of ‘images’ he’s created that only vaguely resemble some of the alien components he’s been
exposed to. With his knowledge of CAD and rendering, along with a font-generator and a sprinkling of imagination and moxie, he gradually releases a
few ‘snapshots’ to test the waters a bit. The UFO community, of course, eats it up, and, just as he predicted, provides instant and detailed
feedback (and plenty of constructive criticism). He then modifies his releases a bit taking the new information into consideration. With a plethora
of free near-expert advice from technicians/linguists/media professionals, etc, he’s able to build his gargantuan, elaborate story – all on
somebody else’s dime and without having to expose himself (or his motives) to his employer, to the public, or even his to his closest confidantes.
The ruse and results have greatly exceeded even his own wild, but carefully calculated, expectations.
By the end of the year he’ll have more than enough material to weave the story closed and prepare a manuscript suitable for framing to the highest
bidder. Published or sold under a pseudonym, he casually informs his employer that he’s ‘resigning’ and promptly makes a graceful exit. Within
weeks he’s living the good life at his bungalow in Cost Rica. A year or so later the book, video game, or movie hits the masses (or, if he’s
really lucky and the public really gullible, he gets the trifecta: all three!).
The UFO-hungry get a bit of what they wanted; the disclosure-types get some of what they wanted; and Dr. Who gets what he wanted. The circle is
Just a theory – but it’s mine and I’m sticking with it (at least until new evidence comes along – at which time I reserve the right to bail
out to any extent desired).
Have a nice weekend, everyone! You guys on ATS are the best…
07-07-07 - Outrageo