On this episode, we are joined by our good friend Tom Secker of Spyculture.com to review the 2016 reboot of the 90's cult-classic; 'The X-Files'. After being reunited with Mulder and Scully, we are thrown headlong into a grand global conspiracy, involving everything from UFO's and lizard-men, to magic mushrooms and martial law. Given that this latest season is obviously designed to reflect modern conspiracy culture, we examine the relevant themes within all 6 episodes, before asking the most important question. Why?
Topics discussed include: X-Files, Mulder, Scully, UFO's, Aliens, Roswell, Changes to the Narrative, 9/11 Truth, False Flag Terror, Martial Law, Alex Jones, Bill O'Reilly, Patriot Movement, Disclosure Project, Steven Greer, Project Bluebeam, Monsters, David Icke, Genetics, Eugenics, JFK, Conspiracy Culture, Telekinesis, ESP, Fringe, J.J. Abrams, Psychedelics, Magic Mushrooms, MK-ULTRA, Reptilian, Lizard Man, Rhys Darby, Burden of Proof, Crisis of Faith, Anti-Establishment Rhetoric, Victimised Minorities, Religious Profiling, Multiculturalism, Security State, Transcendent Experience, Target Audience, Different Responses, Cynicism vs Validation, Possible Next Season, Pandering to Conspiracy Theorists, Chris Carter, Conspiracy Culture as a Bona-Fide Market.
Adam and Aaron do a quick review of the latest major film to be produced with the help of NASA. They also examine NASA's collaboration with Hollywood as a whole in an attempt to understand the motivations behind such a large scale PR campaign.
topics include: NASA, public relations, propaganda, military, entertainment liaison, media, film, Hollywood, Interstellar, Gravity, Armageddon, science, inaccuracies, space exploration, Earth, big data, the Meatball, public profile, funding, promoting science, Planetary Skin, saving the world, technology, Richard Hoagland, secret space, Area 51
In this episode of Themes & Memes; Aaron and Adam discuss the recently released Spanish film - 'Automata - just one of many recent films dealing with Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Future Dystopias - and most importantly of all; Human-Machine Bonding.
Topics discussed include: Artificial Intelligence, Technological Evolution, Downfall of Mankind, Debasement of Society, Future Dystopias, Use of Colour in Films Creating Hopelessness, Conscious Machines, Creation Overcoming The Creator, 'Bladerunner', 'The Machine', Military-Industrial Control, Dreams, Exploitation, Revolution, Human-Machine Bonding, Esoteric Significance, Dawn of the New Day.
Adam and Aaron review the new film by the Wachowskis, Jupiter Ascending. A very odd film that has been panned by audiences and critics alike, there are at least some interesting concepts to be found. Secret Societies and their views on royalty, mythology, and astrology feature prominent among these concepts.
topics include: occult, Mystery School, astrology, mythology, genres, secret societies, Gnosticism, new age fringe, bloodlines, ancient aliens, aristocracy, genetics, life extension, Cinderella, virtue, vice, Jupiter, reincarnation, harvest, royal families, Abrasax, Abraxas, Father God, Greek Mythology, Zeus, Titus, feminist cult film, temporal power, eugenics, Social Darwinism, Hermes, male and female, art, architecture, 3D films, overwhelming the senses, confusion, altered states of consciousness, agenda-driven filmmaking, special effects, critical thought