Technical Ben wrote:
I'm all for redefining any film that claims to have "science fiction" with no actual scientific process or method to be "magic".
Hi; Sorry to pop in here. But; I have something to say on the subject of 'bad TV'.
I was watching a TV with some people in their house. It was about Police Science. It was made in the US for US audiences. It was so wrong. Some weird shit like, "We must scrape this dried blood out of the carpet and send it to CREN. They will tell us what kind of dog this 'sick mf' had when he was twelve.
" It was so stupid. The emotion of fear carried the story. It was stupid.
Dr. Who was or is optimistic and whimsical. I like Dr. Who. He is alone. So; All the sadness is wrapped up in the underlying story line. He is all alone. He has one human pet after another. He loves them each. Shirley, He must. (Don't call me Shirley.)
The way a human loves a dog. Dogs love us in return, sort of. Dr. Who is complex.
The time travel is just way of making guesses about human problems. The people then; Not now.
Where are people in China pretending to time travel off too? Are they going back to a time of great Peace and Intellectual Excellence?
I am going through a phase. I imagine how different the world would be if all TV was educational. Really. We have the internet for this and for searching for Porn. TV could be Each Channel is a different subject.
Math on one Channel.
Language lessons on a different Channel.
Those two make sense.
Science would need several Channels.
Biology: Basic and fun stuff all day. Some boring math in the night.
Geology: More boring than Biology. All the stuff that was ever alive has been dead a long time. The math these guys have to do, boggles me. I have to have it explained. We could have first year, second year and ?
We could have an Anthropology Station. They would need their own department. Good Grief.
I think that it could be so much fun.
It seems that I am advocating for a kind of control over the televisions. I just woke up.
I looked over a woman shoulder. She was watching TV. She made a sound so two of us looked to see what she was watching. AHHH! It was Ewww! I think that if, I were to describe what I saw on that screen, then, the moderators would send me a sharply worded message. Children watch that stuff?!
We don't want to think about now, too much. Now is scary. I watched American TV. That is scary stuff. To have a world view that is shaped by ewww.
I like to have a Sesame Street world view. I am not in favor of censorship. But; Jeese. See? Common Decency and Common Sense do not seem to be common.
Poor Cookie Monster. Cookies are not the healthy choice. But carrots and celery are not as much fun to crumble. Cookie Monster already traveled in time, like Dr. Who. Were there ever more than one? The Garbage Pail guy is a Monster like Cookie.
The TV screen is a powerful tool. We are, 'Monkey see; Monkey do.'
We are Monkeys, after all. Smart Monkeys.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.