Well - did a "Skyrunner" search here and seems no one has brought this up yet, so thought I'd toss it in the ring and see what you all think.
Disney is jumping on the wagon along with all of the other UFO/ET-related books, movies, and videos coming out lately (District 9, The Fourth Kind,
V-series, etc.) yet - this new one about to be released in a few weeks got me thinking - it's geared toward children.
Is this part of the not-so-subtle pre-disclosure indoctrination process we've been hearing so much about?
First, the trailer for Skyrunner (looks innocent enough):
Ok, so on the surface it seems to be just a couple of goofy brothers that find a UFO, then gradually morph into alien-like beings that take on some
bad guys and finally save the world. Tried and tested formula for Hollywood - works wonders for the bottom line.
But - as we look a little closer into their PR and media content, some intriguing additional pieces emerge.
For one thing, the Skyrunner web site pulls on our young influential offspring to
"join" the "National Space Security Command" so that they can help "Protect Earth". The language, again geared mainly for the pre-teen set,
raised a few parent eyebrows I mentioned it to:
We exist for one reason: To safeguard the planet against threats that undoubtedly may or may not exist. Like our adversaries, we go unseen. As
planetary watchdogs, we seek to explain the unexplainable and defend planet Earth... whether it needs it or not. Don't believe your eyes. Don't
trust your ears. There is only one truth. Ours.
"We seek...to defend Earth... whether it needs it or not"? "There is only one truth. Ours."
Oh, and you first hit the site, they take a L-O-N-G time to "Check your Clearance". Now I've got super-fast bandwidth and it took almost a full
minute for this page to load while they were "scanning my clearance". What are they really taking all that time doing? Check it out...
They also are conducting a few little surveys for our little space-faring "ET-defenders", e.g. Do you believe in UFOs? (80% said yes).
Another survey question was very interesting: DO YOU BELIEVE EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE EXISTS HERE ON EARTH.
Now that's a bit odd, don't you think? Notice they are not asking if the kids believe ET life exists at all , and even more strange, they
are NOT asking kids if they believe ET exists in outer space or on other planets , but only if they believe if ET life is ALREADY HERE
Finally, they supposedly have ET "Evidence" that they will only let you see if you give them your name and "sign up". Sign up to what? Sure, you
might discard this as innocent and common marketing efforts to build a user community you can potentially exploit later - and we all now how expert
Disney can be at selling us stuff. Merchandising is fundamental to their incredible global wealth - true that.
Nevertheless - having shared this with a few parents, I clearly detected some feeling a bit uncomfortable with the suggestive nature of this (yet
another) ET/UFO meme effort. Most said they would NOT allow their kids to "sign up". The moms, especially, said things like, "this whole thing is
creeping me out".
Interestingly, most could not seem to put a finger on the source of their discomfort - it's Disney after all. How could anything sinister originate
from the folks who brought us Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck...
Oh, it's probably just another Di$ney Dollar$ entertainment thing, is all...Right?
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