Thursday, April 03, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
The Ultraterrestrial presences manifested as UFOs and Aliens choose to appear in different lights. Sometimes they're our wonderful, benevolent Space Brothers, who arrive to give warnings about the dangers of atomic research. They may represent a Galactic Conference, much like Klaatu in The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Of course, there are also the Bad Seeds, who zip around abducting people, making military and civilian planes diappear in midflight, and other not-nice kinds of things.
All you have to do is select the "encounters" which bolster your opinions of the day, and le voila! You have books about nice space guys, and books about bad ones.
The same dichotomy obtains in comics too, dontcha know. For every Superman there's a Super-Menace. For every J'onn J'onnz there's a bunch of "White Martians."
Which reminds me of something Captain Jim Kirk tells Spock in Star Trek VI, when talking about some action Spock had taken: "Spock, everybody's human."
Which means, to me, that we are all individuals made up of petty ambition and noble ideals, of good will and selfishness.
Why don't you share your thoughts on such topics with us? See you later.