Wednesday, December 09, 2009

When Mythworlds Collide: Doctor Who goes 2012

...well, almost. The Fourth Doctor and his companions come across an ark sent into space to avoid an oncoming solar storm set to wipe out all life on Earth. Oddly prophetic- We're hearing some rumblings in the underground that the current space craze is in fact in preparation for the solar apocalypse in 2012, and that the elite will all be whisked off to Mars to sit out the cinderization of the planet. It seems to me that whatever plans were afoot would be a bit more accelerated than what we're seeing now, and I'm not sure that any massive flare strong enough to wipe out the Earth couldn't reach Mars as well. My feeling is that once a meme is made into a Roland Emmerich film it's no longer valid. But what do I know, anyway?

'The Ark in Space' is a great storyline, one of my favorites from the Baker years (it's also ripe with subtext). This really brings me back - I used to watch this show on PBS on a tiny black & white TV, since we were so goddamned poor when I was a kid.

While we're on solar topics, here's a Killing Joke rarity that is still unreleased even though it's easily one of the strongest songs in their 90s catalog. An outtake from the Democracy album which has only seen the light of day in an unrecognizable remix form. Come to think of it, a mashup of this and the Doctor Who theme might be pretty tasty...

Seen from Space Update: Courtesy of Yahoo(ccultimus)

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Air Force on Tuesday confirmed for the first time that it is flying a stealth unmanned aircraft known as the "Beast of Kandahar," a drone spotted in photos and shrouded in secrecy.

The RQ-170 Sentinel is being developed by Lockheed Martin and is designed "to provide reconnaissance and surveillance support to forward deployed combat forces," the air force said in a brief statement.

Q is the 17th letter of the alphabet.


  1. Wow, thanks for showing me a cool new band.

    Well, new for me, cause ive never heard songs from them.


    this one would be also seen from space
    weird airport of new mexico for now only as a plan

  3. Chris
    You'll like this - see you tube clip of an episode called The Doctor's Daughter .The date in the clip relates to a time when humans and the fish people called The Hath stop fighting each other . The date is 6012 24 07-if you use the Masonic calendar this date is 24/7/2012 . This date could either be taken as ' all the time ' as in 24/7 or it just happens to be three days before the start of the London Olympics . Watch the whole episode if possible - it'll keep you out of mischief for at least a year .


  4. apropos of nothing, I accidentally ended up on the M&M homepage and was amazed by the egyptian design elements.

    I'm sure you've seen it, but it certainly got me wondering.

  5. Strange spiral light over Norway

  6. I just had to post my strange sync of the day. I was on GLP and someone had posted about Tiger now having 11 women come out. I was curious so I ran a Google news search for eleven and it sure is hitting well today. 11's the 9. I posted a link as a comment and just went back to check the thread. Someone pointed out to me that I posted that at exactly 1:19. That was messed up.