Saturday, August 29, 2009

Astronaut Theology: Invasion

I picked up a DVD of Invasion, a 1997 TV miniseries based on the novel, written the same year by Robin Cook. I didn't hold much hope for it- the cast wasn't filled with heavy hitters (Luke Perry, Kim Catrall and Rebecca Gayheart are the leads) and the production values on these sorts of things were rarely cinematic, to put it mildly.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Touched by an Alien

When I began working on my analysis of The X-Files: I Want to Believe, I was a bit hesitant. What I was writing about dealt with abduction phenomenon, something I am resolutely agnostic about, and also something that hasn't had much resonance in the Memestream lately. 

But since I posted the first part of the X-Files article last Monday, abductions are suddenly in the media again.  

Dr. Steven Greer and the New UFO Religion

Aside from the re-emergence of the abductee material in the media, the big news in the world of UFOlogy recently was the heated debate between Dr. Steven Greer and Kerry Cassidy of Project Camelot over Greer's remarks to the Barcelona Disclosure conference that all alien races in contact with Earth were benevolent. 

Monday, August 24, 2009

Newsweek: "Aliens Exist"

The article isn't as definitive as the headline, but it's certainly interesting to see Timothy Good's drip-drip Disclosure theory playing out on the cover of a major newsweekly. 

UPDATE: Jack brings up District 9- yes, I saw it and found it extremely worship-worthy. It's the kind of film James Cameron would make if he were still young and hungry. And Sharlto Copley takes the Steve Carrell conceit to places you can't even imagine- a star-making performance if ever there was one. Make no mistake- this is the Golden Age of Geek. More on District 9 when the Muses will it.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Ten Thirteen: I Want to Believe, part 2

The so-called "Mythology" of The X-Files centered on alien abductions, colonization and genetic experimentation. 

The feature film The X-Files: I Want to Believe did the exact same thing, only in a symbolic, allegorical fashion. Why the reverse-metaphor? What is the film trying to tell us? And what connections does this mysterious Mythology have with the mythology of the ancient Mysteries?

A Deep Dive on The X-Files: I Want to Believe, part 1

If you asked most people what The X-Files was about, they'd probably say something about aliens and conspiracies and monsters of the week. If you asked me, I'd tell you The X-Files was about Acid, Abuse and Ancient Astronauts. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Yahooccultism: Dollar Bore

I guess this is in anticipation of the new Dan Brown novel, but it hardly qualifies as news. Unless the 17 has something to do with it.

Monday, August 17, 2009

From the Fifth Element to the Fourth Kind

In a year jam-packed with alien-themed movies, this trailer seems to have hit a certain chord. The Fourth Kind certainly gives off a strong X-Files vibe, similar to The Mothman Prophecies and The Forgotten, so you know I'm there.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Week in 17: Et Tu, Yahoo?

From, via Yahoo:

Planets orbit stars in the same direction that the stars rotate. They all do. Except one.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The 17th Hole

ITEM: Reader Daniel turned us on to this bizarre photo. A little green man with 17 emblazoned on his chest? Yep, sounds like 2009 to me. 

Friday, August 07, 2009

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Yahooccultism: Meresamun Jackson

Front-page news:
The Pharaoh of Pop doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as King of Pop, but visitors to Chicago’s Field Museum could swear that’s Jacko’s face on a 3,000-year-old Egyptian bust.
The spitting image limestone sculpture has been on display at the museum since 1988, but recently started drawing attention because of its likeness to Jacko --- complete with disfigured nose. -Yahoo


Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Happy Birthday, Sweet 17

You've all read about the "Birther" brouhaha. All I can add is that no one seems to have learned anything from the Bush AWOL fiasco. No one except Barackobamun's handlers, that is. The whole birth certificate thing was a masterstroke- even Joseph Farah is back-peddling now

By now, you've probably seen the Birther lawyer's meltdown on MSNBC, which is fascinating in that this lawyer felt compelled to leave the country soon after circulating the alleged document.

Blue Sunshine and the Pyramids on Mars

A reader informed us that there's a new Doctor Who series coming called The Waters of Mars. Here's the scoop from the Wiki:

Monday, August 03, 2009

Dream Log: Room 128

Michael Rennie on The Invaders, a sci-fi spin on The Fugitive*

I was watching a black and white movie. It was about one of those people you've always known but who isn't a friend. I wondered if this was one of those movies that's actually an allegory for an alien abduction. 

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Week in Review: McKinnon, China's Ubermen in Space

ITEM: China has set some pretty tough standards for its astronaut corps:
No scars, no history of serious illness in the last three generations of your family, and no tooth cavities.


Saturday, August 01, 2009

Dracula's New World Order

The great Bruce Timm created 
his own poster for the film

A secret occult society made of powerful figures from government, industry and the military? Unspeakable rites of blood sacrifice, death and resurrection?