posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 10:59 AM
I watched this with my son on the Nat Geo channel not long ago. Here are some of the things we noticed and discussed:
Firstly, these aliens are "hostile" because the show assumes the armada to be a fleet of robotic resource gatherers. Therefore they are not
interested in the indigenous species of the planet at all and attack simply to remove us and get to Earth resources. This is an interesting idea to
me, simply because I had not thought about alien contact coming by the way of alien created robots rather than the aliens themselves. Other than that
novelty I think the show assumes far to much, like assuming an alien race would do things the same way we do things.
Secondly, when the Earth's population goes into mass evac and rioting, the show makes the statement that there will be people willing to kill for what
they need and that the only ones that will survive are those that band together in groups. I personally think that if something like this happens,
the only ones that will survive will be those that can do it alone. Trusting any group that you walk up on is going to be extremely dangerous!
Next the show supposes that in the long run, humans will force these robotic ships to leave by simply taking some of them out over and over. The
theory is the machines will see that the resources are not worth the losses and go home. My question here is would a machine think in these terms or
simply finish the job it set out to do regardless of losses.
Finally, my favorite part of the show was a statement about everyone trying to evacuate at once. The voice over says that when the government
officials told everyone in Houston, TX to evacuate because of hurricane Ike, we did. This causes massive day long traffic jams and other problems. I
just loved for it to be put out there that sometimes doing what your told is a really bad idea!
edit on 5-6-2011 by Cameoii because: (no