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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: nOraKat
A blast-o from the past-o
Even though it was proven to be a made-up story, I'm still curious about *why* they did it. Was it to create enough buzz they'd be able to sell the rights to Hollywood? Was it a mean trick on the UFO 'community?' They spent over a decade laying the groundwork and I guess we'll never know for sure.
Why didn't they try harder to find a better writer than Doty? Interplanetary space exchanges had legs as a story idea. It was like a sci-fi road movie all mixed in with that buddy-buddy potential. I mean, there could have been love affairs, near-misses with mysterious pirate vessels en route to Zeta and a quiet soldier who (shock!) turns out to be the son of a UN ambassador.
Instead, our Zetan space-farers existed like Bedouins on a world without any razle-dazzle technology. They didn't even like Tibetan music or the taste of ice-cream.
A decent author could have worked wonders with Zeta and given the Reticulans a wee bit of personality. Even the guy with the 'Tall Whites' story went the extra mile to give them quirks and recognisable personalities.
originally posted by: mirageman
Ahh SERPO or SPORE if we want to use an anagram.
It was fun while it lasted from an entertainment point of view. As was the Alien Autopsy and that Jonathan Reed story about finding an alien in the woods.
We can still learn something from these stories. The lesson is to always be objective. Even though we may want to believe we should never let the word 'gullible' become an adjective used to describe us.
Seriously I can come up with all the theories in the world (/dimension) but I still kind of need some proof. The theories are more fun that way.
originally posted by: 191stMIDET
a reply to: ForteanOrg
Tall Whites are real? Are you being sarcastic, or do you believe or Know they are real?
originally posted by: nOraKat
Also on Lazar - he mentioned gravitational waves way back then. Didn't we just discover gravitational waves?