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A crowd gathers to gawk at a huge spaceship that has appeared in the sky over Manhattan. The bottom of the ship turns into a screen (à la “Blade Runner”) showing the leader of the alien visitors. She announces that they mean us no harm, that they just need some water and a mineral “common and abundant on Earth” before they shove off.
The assembled New Yorkers digest this, look at one another — and start to applaud. That’s an early scene in “V,” the new science-fiction series beginning on Tuesday on ABC, and the only logical reaction to it is: on what planet does that happen? Certainly not ours, where a more natural reaction would be “Who does she think she’s kidding?” or words to that effect.
It’s a small point, but it’s indicative of a larger problem. The ideas in “V,” about alien encounters and mass delusion and media manipulation, are enticing.
.. promoted through the S.S. and the Thule Society. This new Nazi religion used ancient religious mythology as its basis, falsely depicting the ‘gods’ as “aliens”. For example, the Egyptian God of Darkness, Apepi (Apophis), a serpent, was claimed to be a “reptilian alien god” which lived under the Great Pyramid at Giza.
Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
Amazing- but what the heck, it is only the NY Times- the paper no one reads anymore anyway.
Originally posted by Bored To Tears
reply to post by TeslaandLyne
I don't know about all of that.
I just think she's kind of hot. No need to over psycho analyze it.
So, does that sound like anyone you know? Oh, wait -- did I mention the leader is secretly a totalitarian space lizard who's come here to eat us? Welcome to ABC's "V," the most fascinating and bound to be the most controversial new show of the fall television season. Nominally a rousing sci-fi space opera about alien invaders bent on the conquest (and digestion) of all humanity, it's also a barbed commentary on Obamamania that will infuriate the president's supporters and delight his detractors.
Erm...apparently they do.
Well... really? What did you expect? You apparently thought this goofy article was intelligent and relevant enough to start a thread with. You seem to identify with its premise, as well. In other words, you're endorsing what the OP article is saying. Since people can't talk to the article, they're going to address their points to you, since you've volunteered yourself to be the spokesman for the article.
This is a movie that needs to be seen by everyone now. A fascist dictatorship takes over the country in an "election" when everyone is scared by events. No longer called the president, he is now "The Leader" (which is what Der Fuhrer means) and has taken emergency powers voted in by a panicked Congress (a la' The PATRIOT ACT) and has created a Gestapo called the Internal Security Force (Homeland Security). People can't pass from one part of the country to another without an internal passport, a la' the old Soviet Union (and the proposed national ID cards now). A small resistance called the Society of Man learns from a patriotic Air Force colonel that the INF is going to launch terrorist attacks to blame on the resistance to take even more control and erode public support for the Society of Man. No wander this movie is never shown on tv and isn't available on VHS or DVD. People would recognize the parallels to todays situation.
Originally posted by HothSnake
reply to post by ProfEmeritus
Star and flag to the OP... Everyone should watch this miniseries, but only after reading the article in the OP.
I find it humorous, in an ironic sense, that people still buy the propaganda put out by the state controlled media, and the trash put out by the the enertainment industry, as if it is merely for your entertainment. LIke FDR said, "nothing in politics happens by accident."