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Midari and Yumeko Yumeko understood Midari (Russian roulette, Zener ESP card deck), who lost a pretty ugly bet to Kirari. Most people write Midari off. I even wrote Midari, off at one point. I feel guilty about that now. But Midari has a good heart. She saved Yumeko, in Ep. 4, of Season 1, and … Continue reading This is a Story About a Woman Called Yumeko…
Viruses Zombies tend to operate using a rudimentary hive mind. The individual zombies aren't smart, but the virus's collective unconscious is – like a kudzu creeping vine or a mold colony – or the Mind Flayer, in Season 2, of Stranger Things. Misidentification of the zombies as simply expired or as having rabies, Ebola, Mad … Continue reading Virus World and Zombie Fictions
"My Holo Love" is really good; this show is everything I was talking about, in my last post: augmented reality, Google glass/smart glasses, driverless cars, smart homes and the Internet of things. Holograms marry advancements in AI, since the widespread use of digital personal assistants, like Siri and Alexa, with augmented reality, already in some … Continue reading Hologram Love
Said would be very good in the Gulf Wars version of Apocalypse Now, (not Jarhead, although that's also a good movie). The Men Who Stare at Goats also comes to mind. Intel and comms. In Survivor: Borneo, and other seasons, the tribe-mates eat rat. They're not eating rabbits on the Lost Island. Speaking of rodents, … Continue reading Lost’s “Solitary:” Karma Hole
The switch from the '90s to the 2000s was like the switch from the '70s to the '80s. Science to emotion. 1984. That's the tonal shift that goes through all of Lost - science to faith and spirituality. From the science of the Vietnam War, back to ancient Egypt, Sumer and Mesopotamia. In 1984, the … Continue reading LOST. Season 1. The Re-watch!