Thursday, December 11, 2008

Seen From Space: The Great Expectation

The very worrying new Keanu Reeves film is going to be (Heavenly) beamed into space:

The Day The Earth Stood Still — the movie about aliens coming to Earth to wipe out mankind is going to be broadcast into space. The director of the new remake, Scott Derrickson, doesn't want to be blamed for aliens landing on Earth after they see his movie.


The Earth Stood Still transmission will reach any possible civilizations currently orbiting Alpha Centauri approximately four years from now, in the year 2012. Maybe they'll zoom down for some bailout cash.

A whole new slant on "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft." And in other alpha news, we hear that the US Army at Camp Alpha looted the Baghdad Museum for ancient texts- and used them in their sandbags. Exposé or cover story? Stay tuned...

Staying in the Persian Gulf stronghold of Enki and Marduk, I just noticed that the octagonal Stargate prop was actually topped with a solar globe during the Atlantis Rising. Fascinating.