Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The New X-Files Trailer is TOTALLY METAL

The trailer here doesn't show much, but what it does show seems to lock in with a leaked report on the first episode of the new series (titled "My Struggle").

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Entrainment Watch®: Speaking of Trial Balloons....

A recent, apparently-hoaxed story had it that the American Psychiatric Association- last seen trying to surreptitiously normalize pedophilia- was trying to declare religious belief a disease. The question I have is is that a hoax story or a trial balloon

Religion is Now a "Mental Illness?"

Well, it had to happen: religious belief is now declared a mental illness. 
Which conveniently renders 9/10ths of the world's population as potential invalids who can be legally dispensed with according to any doctor's whims:

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Transhumanism Jumps the Shark

Let's just get this out on the table now - Transhumanism is still a pipe dream. 

It doesn't matter how much H+ propaganda you see in the movies or on TV or in sci-fi novels or comic books, it simply doesn't exist as a practical science.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

NASA'S NEW HORusZONeS: The Other Shoe Dropping?

Back in July I posted this bit of speculation on the New Horizons mission:
For my part I can't help but wonder if the Pluto dog and pony show isn't a distraction. 
 This is nothing but the vaguest hunch but I can't help but wonder if this is just a fly-by for the media and the real target of this mission lies in the space beyond.  

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Does Anyone Remember the Future?

I've begun watching Extant, the CBS Halle Berry vehicle on Amazon Prime. Like The Whispers, it's another of Steven Spielberg's attempts to conquer TV (television was in fact Spielberg's first love, not movies), and also like The Whispers, yet another example of his alien obsession.

His obsession seems to have gotten a lot more sophisticated since War of the Worlds, and seems to deal more with forces that seem more akin to Poltergeist than E.T.. It's not the greatest science fiction I've ever seen, though it's keeping my attention far more effectively than most TV shows seem to be able to these days. And it is a fairly typical example of what's going on in the genre. 

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

X-Files Lite, Part II: Season Seven

Season Seven found The X-Files Ship taking on water. The general consensus was that this was the venerable warhorse's final lap. The long, difficult hours were taking their toll and both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson wanted out.