The X-Files plot arc was about a group of people (The Syndicate) who were trying to negotiate with an alien species (The Colonists) that was intent on taking over the world, wiping out humankind in the process.
First contact with the aliens occurred in 1947, when one of their spacecraft crash landed in the desert in New Mexico. In the face of the inevitability that the superior alien intelligence and technology would ultimately beat them, a small group of powerful men negotiated an agreement that humanity would be allowed to continue in the form of an alien-human hybrid. The Syndicate spent most of its time helping The Colonists develop the hybrids by keeping them supplied with human foetuses. However, they were also covertly working on a vaccine that would save humanity from this awful fate. Unfortunately, The Colonists had lied to The Syndicate about what their plans were.
The Black Oil that was supposed to create a human-alien slave race, was in fact a virus that created aliens inside the human host and their true intention was to wipe out humanity and take the planet for themselves. The Syndicate’s discovery of this betrayal led The Colonists to develop a race of Super Soldiers to ensure that the colonisation of Earth would not be prevented. The series ends with the revelation that the alien invasion is due to start in December 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar.
I can’t tell you how much I love Twilight Zone and I’m not talking about the movie nor am I talking about those revivials in the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s, which sucked of absolute horse manure. I’m talking about the black and white, 1950’s era epsiode which had Rod Serling’s golden typewriter touch attached to them. And as much as I love Twilight Zone, I can honestly say that I’ve seen each and every episode and having seen every episode, there is one episode that still sticks out like a sore thumb in my mind, which I can say with absolute certainty, is the best episode. It’s called Time Enough At Last and I posted the entire episode below. Enjoy.
Here’s a pretty awesome video showcasing popular TV shows represented in minature form. I really have nothing else to say about this video beside the fact that it is awesome and all the other adjectives assosciated with the word ‘awesome’. That is all.
If this isn’t the most awesome thing you see today, you must be aligned with Great White Sharks and battling the Krakken in fucking Middle Earth with a soundtrack orchestrated by David Bowie and if that’s the case, ‘Awesome’ is probably your middle name and you should just skip this post altogether.
And for the rest of us…enjoy.
If you had at least a semi-normal childhood and readily had access to a tv, then Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Rizzo, Gonzo, Rowlf and countless other muppets had a small if not significant part in your upbrining and the the real source of childhood magic was Jim Henson who created and brought all these characters to life.
The folks over at Boing Boing uncovered a video from 1969 Iowa Public Television with Jim Henson teaching everyone how to build their own muppets with common household products. Rest in peace and thank you Jim.
I’m not a tv guy but looking at these 20 screenshots might have the effect of me completely wasting 20 hours of my day on the tube instead of me completely wasting 20 hours of my day searching for cute cat videos on Youtube.
From the same channel that brought you Mad Men and Breaking Bad, AMC newest series entitled ‘Walking Dead’ is brining you a zombie apocalypse every week starting October 31.
The promising series centers on cop Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln), who wakes up from a shooting in a deserted hospital. Venturing into an urban wasteland in search of his missing wife and son, Grimes instead confronts hordes of “walkers.” Like the sidekick says in the clip, “They may not seem like much one at a time, but in a group — all hungry — watch your ass.”
I know the zombie thing is yesterday’s news, but the comics are GREAT, and if this show’s half as good it will dominate all existence.