Watch the video on this page by Keith Olbermann: A textbook definition of cowardice. The page text is the transcript, but it needs to be watched.
Speaking of watching: I’m watching the today show… eBay has a fashion director????
In other news: This blog has a few posts of note to read, including:
Some of these, as a scifi whore myself, are on my list, but I could add more than few others:
DNA mutations turning the victim into a completly alien creature or some kinda of species other than human… and then top it with being the doctor finding some way to cure it with a shot or something simplistic. Cellular mutation is usually not cureable. At very least it’s cancer. I’m sorry you are gonna die if you turn into a Lizard overnight… you just are.
Alternate Universes: Stargate has several slightly different variants and dips into that pool often, Star Trek has ONE but it’s bizzaro world where every one is smarmy and evil, and personality wise polar opposites of thier ‘this world selves”. Everytime I see one I just scream and turn the channel.
Surgical enhancement to masquarade as another species or race – don’t even get me started.
Accessing, patching into alien technology and computer systems in 4.5 seconds despite obvious differences of language, computer format and interface: “I can try, okay I’m in!” Arrrrghhh!
Time travel – stop jumping around inte time! AHHH!!! B5 is the only show I think that did it right, and they only did it once (you just saw both sides in two eps two seasons apart)