Post by sunnyrabbiera on Dec 14, 2005 21:54:02 GMT
Okay fine the series is cheap, badly done, yadda yadda yadda but looking at it with post 9/11 eyes this series was pretty scary for its time. the main factor: terrorisim, its as if this series predicted 9/11 and its effects on our socitety. think on it for a second, the series starts with one factor: terrtorists the inital factor was terrorists, who just so happen to get taken over by terrorists of a totally different nature... the alien cry of "to life immortal" is so close to the Talaban mentality is incredible "in the name of Allah" in retrospect is another way of saying "to life immortal" to kill in the name of your faith, to murder in the name of your religion... Rather it be Motheren or Talliban the philosophies are horrifically close... even most of the Motheren methods of punishment are very simular to that of the Talliban, killing yourself while praising your belief. then you have the "sleeper cell" factor, like in today's paranoid america everyone can be a terrorist in the series anyone can be an alien... okay you can say that this factor was merely a re play McCarthyism and invasion of the body snathers, and yeh it is mostly... but you cant deny the simularities between the Motheren and the Talliban
"The chances against anything manlike on Mars are a million to one,"
well he got that part right, the Martians were squids
"its like the war of the worlds!" M Night Shyamalons Signs