Wednesday, January 10, 2007
I just love the post Stewart put up a couple of days ago about the feasibility of comics, in particular Superman's ability to procreate. What fun discussions those posts generate. But isn't that what's great about fantasy and sci-fi? Wondering what if? I remember when the first Matrix movie came out. That was a fun scenario to ponder wasn't it? I kinda makes me want to do the Keanu Reeves "whoa." It's not that I think we're all flesh and blood batteries or anything weird like that. But I like the idea of tweaking reality a little bit. Or wondering if there are other realities out there that we just aren't aware of. For example, I mentioned time travel in an earlier post. Who hasn't thought about the feasibility of time travel? Do you think we'll ever have the ability to bend time in such a way that we can go back and change history? And what happens if we do? Will our collective memories change? Will certain people cease to exist? The mind boggles at the potential paradoxes. Movies like the Sixth Sense make me wonder if there are really folks who "see dead people" or if they are all a bunch of charlatans. I kind of like the idea that maybe, just maybe, there is a spiritual plane of existence that is reaching out to ours from time to time. I still think most would be psychics are quacks, but who knows, maybe one or two are legit. I also wonder what space travel will be like in the future? Will it be like Star Trek or not even close? Will we make huge technological advances enabling widespread space travel in the near future, or is it something that is going to take hundreds of years, if ever? And you can't talk about feasibility without mentioning all the movies and TV shows that have contact with creatures from outer space. From E.T. to The X-Files we love to contemplate what would happen if we made contact with intelligent life from another planet. Of course, there are those who think this has already happened and it's all being covered up by The Government in a big conspiracy. Me? I tend to think our government is too disorganized for any kind of quality cover-up, but maybe I'm just naive. So when you think of sci-fi or fantasy, what is your favorite topic to discuss? Are there any movies or TV shows that get you to wondering? Or we could just go back to wondering if Superman can have sex, that's good too.