Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Picture Parade: (Eastern) Star Trek, or Let's Get Sirius




























"Whenever a controversy over symbolism erupts in the media, it's usually disguising another hidden symbolic message altogether."  Knowles' First Law


UPDATE: The Grand Lodge of Vancouver has a motherlode of Masonic references in movies.

21 comments:

  1. Nice find with that flipped-over promo for Star Trek: Discovery. You've remarked before about Star Trek & the militarization of space exploration memes it promotes; & I'm sure you heard about the Pentagon's recent statement regarding the "need" for a separate Space Corps that sounds an awful lot like Star Fleet (predicative programming methinks? Nah! That there's conspiracy talk!): https://www.wired.com/story/pentagon-space-corps-plan-leaves-earth-science-in-the-dust/

    I mean Siriusly?

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    1. Funny how these things work out, isn't it? Timing is everything, as you're probably tired of hearing me say.

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  2. My mother was in the Rainbow Girls. She loved it. She said she had a great time.

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  3. Interesting you mentioned 'Star Trek' and the star Chris, as I watched the 1956 movie 'Moby Dick' on Netflix last night, never having read the book before and knowing nothing much about Melvile's novel other than what was stated in the movie 'In the Heart of the Sea' directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth.
    I am not a 'Star Trek'fan and didn't watch the TV shows, but I did see the latest movies that hit the cinema screens.
    When I was watching 'Moby Dick'I saw the whaling boat was named Pequod which reminded me of the bald-headed captain in the TV show being called Captain Picard.
    Patrick Stewart did play Captain Ahab in a TV mini-series in 1998 (check out Stewart's IMDB page), but the second in charge on the whaling boat Pequod in 'Moby Dick' is a guy named Starbuck, which I see in a news article is where 'Starbucks' coffee got the name from -
    http://www.rd.com/food/fun/starbucks-name-origin/
    They were apparently going to call the coffee chain “Pequod” after Captain Ahab’s ship in Moby Dick.

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    1. Oh, and how does Captain Ahab die in 'Moby Dick'?
      He drowns by getting tied up in harpoon lines and latched to the white whale.

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    2. I don't believe for a second they were EVER going to call it Pequod. I think the Starsailor label at the very least planted the idea for Starbucks and the Siren subconsciously and then their PR flacks dreamed up some cockamamie narrative to plug in the caps. That's typical corporate thinking.

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  4. Then I see this article about how Captain Picard from 'Star Trek' was named by Gene Roddenberry -
    https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/133597/was-captain-picard-named-after-the-piccard-twins
    Bertrand Piccard (The grand-nephew of Jean Felix Piccard) claims this to be true.
    "Jean-Luc Picard was named after the twin brother of my grandfather.
    The twin brother of my grandfather emigrated to the US. He built the first stratospheric balloon...in the US. And he was taken as an example for Captain Jean-Luc Picard".
    Kind of reminded me of 'Twin Peaks' with the twin theme and Patrick Stewart was in Lynch's movie 'Dune'.
    Also with the atomic bomb theme in the latest 'Twin Peaks' show I was surprised that the movie 'Moby Dick'that the showdown between the WHITE whale and the crew takes place off the coast off the Bikini Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
    The nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll program was a series of 23 nuclear devices detonated by the United States between 1946 and 1958 at seven test sites on the reef itself, on the sea, in the air and underwater.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_testing_at_Bikini_Atoll
    Hmm...WHITE whale/WHITE Sands?

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    1. Don't forget about Star Trek: First Contact, with regards to the Borg being Picard's "white whale":

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1HeY7hHPkM

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    2. As we'll see Bikini Atoll also plays a part in the new Twin Peaks, at least by inference.

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  5. "Let's Get Sirius!" A single studio light will do...

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    1. Glad you picked that up, Eric! Stairways, Rainbows, lighting- did I dream that video or does it actually exist?

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  6. Love this! Keen eye, Chris.

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  7. Mr. Knowles you are as sharp-eyed as ever. This is great stuff. I'll put aside some time to study this entry carefully - Cheers, TH

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    1. Cheers, Thrace. Good to hear from you again.

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  8. When everybody got enthusiastic with Alien Covenant I asked Gordon White whether he could mention another movie that covered similar mysterious ground but without the gross alien-coming-out-of-people stuff. He didn't answer. Do you reckon that Star Trek Discovery could be that movie?

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    1. It could well be. I'm shocked by how blatant the symbolism is here though. It makes me wonder what the significance of it all is.

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  9. A new vid on yt:

    'Why Have Cutouts on the Saucer? (Star Trek Discovery)': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWmu54IJMpU

    claims the final design of the saucer of The Discovery (what else does a (successful) initiate engage in?) is a globe surrounded by two rings, if this is so it acts as further emphasis of the providential eye a' peeking.

    A related aside, the Kong Skull Island flick, seemingly existing to serve no other purpose than projecting tableaux after tableaux venerating this eye and its gaze into the eyes of cinemagoers, features a government funded monster hunting project, that goes in search of Kong, called Monarch.

    KTV

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    1. It gives you the point in the circle circumpunct effect as well, which seems particularly important as well. The ship seems like a flying tracing board in space or something. It will be interesting to see what the show will do for a followup.

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  10. Some fan response I've seen points out this design leaves the bridge, or at least the section it's housed in, vulnerable to attack from a multitude of angles, on this risky aspect, the Spock-a-like of the show has the ability to sense when death is near, how this reinforcment will play out in the series (also emphasised by The Klingons having a major role in the tale?) and how it will ripple beyond the fourth wall the transmission will tell; death the final frontier?

    (Re: KSI, John Goodman plays the role of the head of Monarch, his ex-wife, in a HolyWeird sense, Rosanne, is one of the waned stars of that land keeping her flame alive disclosing the very mind control, drip-dripped into calcifying third eyes, working via their industry, (Goodman also played the role of the man whose survival bunker is the main set in 10 Cloverfield Lane)).

    KTV

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