Friday, April 22, 2011

Such Secrets Have Never Been Told

... until now.

Since the 1980s, breathless books like these have been released by Abelard Publications, each spreading the same kinds of ideas put forth by William Cooper in Behold a Pale Horse .

According to this tale and its variations, we (the USA) captured the crew of one or more downed alien vessels in the 1940s or 1950s, and were able to keep them alive and then to negotiate with their race of extraterrestrials.

The idea is that the government of the USA, perhaps in collusion with other world powers, agreed that the aliens could kidnap and experiment on Earth citizens.  In return, the guys from Kwatloo were supposed to give us some wonderful access to fancy alien technologies.

This led to several underground bases staffed by mixed human/alien crews, and indeed a hybrid race of the worst of both worlds.

Then, so the story goes, the aliens pulled a double-cross on us by kidnaping (and doing worse than that) to many more people than agreed to.  Also their vaunted technology has lost some of its vaunt.

Supposedly, these kinds of disagreements led to a shootin' match in an underground base around (or BELOW) Dulce, New Mexico.

Other breathless revelations have included various suggestions that the biologies of pigs, or cows, are similiar enough to human in some ways, that secret government experiments on cattle have been performed as part of some strange weapons program, probably involving germ warfare.

You can make of tales like these what you will.  I think it's a bunch of malarkey.  For fifty years or more, folks interested in mysteries like these -- a group that includes me! -- have been strung along by hints of cover-ups that will soon be revealed.  The big governmental information cave-in will be any year now . . .

And it's been just around that event horizon for half a century.  It's not any closer, because it's the tantalizing hints of "possible maybes" that sells books and lecture tours, and videos.

See you again soon.  Any comments?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Mirror Master and Alpha

In another TV angle on the Flash's classic Rogue's Gallery, we have the episode "Done with Mirrors," reflecting a new take ("reflecting" -- get it?) on the Mirror Master, with holograms.

Then we have the pet android, Alpha, who doesn't want to be a government assassin.  Now, no offense to the actress Claire Stansfield, who plays Alpha, but the TV Guide ad is pushing it a little bit.  Alpha is exotic, fascinating, but not gorgeous.  She's a lot better than that.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Captain Cold and the Clone Wars

The guy who plays Captain Cold, Michael Champion, does a pretty chilling job of playing a cold-hearted killer.

And the next episode, cleverly titled "Twin Streaks," is a pretty fun look at a really improbable scenario.  Like the Talosians who didn't mean to be evil, the clone of Barry isn't intentionally destructive -- he just wasn't raised right.  He's depraved on account of he's deprived, Officer Krupke!
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