and shows of its ilk like the remake of The Prisoner
are utter distractions at best. Much worse at, uh, worse I guess. JJ Abrams (chosen, initiated writer-entity of both the new Star Trek
and Star Wars
NASA-loving outer-space fantasies) is a connection between the discordant re-mixes of 9/11 and our other "meta" entertainment. Ugh, it makes me sick, just glancing at the lighting and camera work on JJ Abrams work is like watching Edward Bernays masturbate.
Please read my critique of imaginative sci-fi shows in this thread: http://cluesforum.info/viewtopic.php?p=2386092#p2386092
Perhaps others can feel as much I do why it's important for the public to avoid
these shows, not "catch" them, unless watching them specifically with a cultural and critical perspective in mind while watching. In other words, if you want to be on your guard completely and fight your own attraction to blinking colorful lights and hypnotic speeches by soothing voices and attractive faces, then go into the stuff. But truly beware that their subtle herding mechanisms are insidiously satisfying to the part of people that wants the Hero Good Guy to come out of nowhere, infiltrate the system, blow something up and walk away from it looking cool, and somehow get some sex out of it as well.
What a laugh. Mainstream TV as whistle-blowing. Right, like Alex Jones and Coast to Coast.
More like, they continue to deliberately confuse in the public imagination the difference between the inherent intelligence of an individual and given foreknowledge they are told to include in a story.
Intelligence = Being told what to do
Very ... hm, 1984