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This will become a tradition, sci-
George W. Fei moment
Bush's State of the Union.
In 2004, the president advocated renewed efforts to explore Mars.
This year, he called on the government to ban "people-animal hybrids.
"Now, perhaps it was Bush who stumbled across an article like this in National Geographic that described the scientists who succeeded in creating pigs with blood flowing through their veins, and fuse human cells with rabbit eggs, or potential programs at Stanford University to "create mice with the human brain.
"On the other hand, maybe the president just watched a lot of TV.
Last fall, the network launched a series of new science
Some observers inexplicably believe that the novel element is a success in trying to take advantage of "lost.
"Indeed, many actions in the" surface ---
A marine biologist, a staff member
The guy in the class and a Spiegel kid are looking for the truth of a new sea monster-
Occurs on or near the water.
But "surface", like "threshold "(now canceled)
And the Gothic "invasion" of Florida is more due to "X-
The file "than" Lost castle adventure.
All three programs feature secret government action.
In the threshold, heroes actually work for the government, which means they are involved in the conspiracy).
Both the "threshold" and the "invasion" involve some kind of attack by aliens. in the "surface", we recently learned that sea monsters are the result of mysterious companies --
Sponsored genetic engineering
But, at the heart of all these shows, anxiety is something that also scares George W.
Bush: mixed human beings.
In the threshold, aliens use a huge suspended shape
Change the snowflake stuff to hypnotize the crew on the cargo ship while making a sound that can change the genetic structure of anyone who hears it.
Now those who are "infected" in this unlikely way roam the country, trying to send tones over a mobile phone network, and causing traffic jams in the same windmill design as a program sign.
In addition to wanting to spread the tone and confusion of your commute, the hybrid seems to have a generally murderous attitude, super power, and will glow like a pinball machine when shooting.
When members of the Threshold team and former NASA microbiology doctor studied their cells
Nigel Fenway was revealed to contain triplehelix DNA. (
For those who fail
In school biology, the DNA of all living things on earth is just a spiral. )
In surface, a teenage boy named miles hatched a mysterious egg sac in his family aquarium.
What comes out is Meng (I swear)
His name is Nim's turtle/lizard creature.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, the adult leader, through a rebellious underwater research project, drew the government's anger and managed to record the full video
The growing specimen is nursing several acres of egg sac under the sea floor.
Even the giant versions of these sea monsters are a bit cute, with round heads and big puppet-like claws, but they are now fully integrated with Miles, except Nim, and they are aggressive people --eaters.
A group of young animals attacked Miles, who took a bite and caused a mysterious fever that almost took him away before he was miraculously cured by Nimes
But now Miles's influence on electrical appliances is as strange as that of Nimes, whose student union changes shape and becomes unusual violence when harassed by school bullies.
Soon, a group of suburban residents gathered outside his Mike house waving pitchforks.
"Invasion" is the most vague mix of all premises.
During the hurricane, the lights fell from the sky into the waters outside the small town of Florida.
After the storm, some residents began to realize that lying naked in the reed or in the water, there was no memory of the night before.
They set up a support group at the local church, but never seemed to have carefully compared the detailed notes.
Do they realize that they are all over-obsessed with running water, that some of them can actually stay underwater for an hour or more without needing to breathe Tom, the town's evil sheriff ---
Married to the hero's predecessor, Mariel. wife --
It seems more clear than he said that the army has made a difference in the remote areas of the swamp.
What makes "invasion" the most powerful of the three shows is how it uses foreign penetration to metaphor the uneasiness afternuclear family.
Not only did Tom take Mariel away from her ex-husband and children, he was actually slowly turning her into another alien.
The hero of the play, studly park ranger Russell and his eccentric brotherin-
The law found the bodies of people who should still be alive, and they also found the remains of strange squid
Like a creature that blends with the human body.
But if an alien completely replaces Mariel's body with their own body, she doesn't really realize it;
Like an infected person in the threshold (
If not so fast)
She began to think of herself as her old self, but gradually felt the appeal of another identity.
Even the "threshold" scheming Berserker hybrid retains all their old memories and skills, although they do serve their new agenda that is unfathomable.
The most important thing about all these hybrids is that no matter what hostility they have towards humanity (
In some cases, the "invaded" squid will slaughter their families)
They have super abilities.
They can breathe water, communicate telepathy, recover quickly, make stun guns with fists
Put the fuse box circuit and fight like hell.
Their motivation is vague, but they are stronger than us in every way.
Even the smartest and most sophisticated sci-fi series on television, the Battlestar kaladega, has a hybrid, a fetus bred by the human father and the Cylon mother.
Because nothing is simple on the "kaladega", the Cylon created by robots created by human beings themselves is almost impossible to distinguish real people from the inside and the outside.
Cylons have wiped out the remnants of the human race, except for a small portion of the escape, who insist on calling their enemies "machines "(
Or, sometimes, "toaster ").
But even the victims of the Cylon genocide are hard to tell.
Although the baby carried by the Cylon salon has not yet been born, it has proved at least one superpower: to inject the blood of the fetus into the body of the leader of humanity who is about to die, president Laura Roslyn has cured her cancer.
Some people say that science fiction in a certain period reflects our anxiety about the dominant technology in that period.
Godzilla, the favorite monster of the atomic age, is a product of radiation;
Terminator and other electronic robots are a nightmare vision of what a thinking machine might be in the computer age;
Now, in the era of cloning and the human genome project, we tell the story of genetic engineering.
But in science fiction, social and political fears and scientific fears are whispering.
The "invasion of the corpse snatchers" pod man is a metaphor for the brainless gear of the 50-year-old submissive in Soviet countries and suburbs.
Personally, I have always thought greedy and dull.
Wit and Fox
Like the undead in zombie movies, in an increasingly crowded world, it tells about the special horrors inspired by others.
To some extent, gene manipulation-
Not that sensational though--
Have been with us all the time: dog keepers and tomato growers have done so for centuries. Even human-
Animal hybridization is nothing new.
In fact, I met a friend's father who had just transplanted the pig's heart valve into his body.
Still, most Americans know little about what genetic engineers are doing or how genetic engineering works. (
It's hard to significantly change a complete
For example, a human who grows up by playing with his or her genes. )But if human-
Animal hybridization is not part of most people's lives or Consciousness. we see a hybrid every day, happening more and more around us, a country that once threatened Americans like communism.
It was once considered an intolerable act of offside. -
It's not just ordinary things, it's public.
More and more people describe themselves as multiracial, even if the option to do so is only officially available in the 2000 census.
When a character in the "surface" growls genetic engineering and says, "What they're doing there is unnatural, immoral, evil," it's hard to hear the echo of what, not long ago, many Americans talk about the cross-racial couple on the street.
In fact, some people may still say this kind of thing today.
Although scientists keep telling us that any genetic difference between races is trivial and meaningless, it has been difficult for us to believe in racial categories for a long time, so much so that we are disturbed by the speed blur of these boundaries.
In the 1990 s, for example, a description of black
White sex used to be an element in adult videos, making it particularly vulnerable to obscenity charges-
There was also blasphemy, slavery and abuse.
The idea of racial identity is also not just biased, and some disturbing ideas are traceable.
American writer and activist Thulani Davis described in her new book, My southern relatives, that she eventually studied her relatives through her white great man. grandfather.
She found her hair line in the old photos of these relatives, and learned that many women in the family have similar drama and writing ambitions to themselves.
Although she has always considered herself a black woman, she wants to know if the most precious part of her identity may have come from her white ancestors.
In the pbs TV series African American lifeof-
Art DNA tests now used to track the remote genetic heritage of any individual show Henry Louis Gates Jr.
President of African-American studies at Harvard University, half African and half European.
"Racial classification of the United StatesS.
"It's at an unprecedented stage of instability and uncertainty," the former director of the United StatesS.
Two years ago, the Census Bureau said in a speech at Harvard.
Despite our efforts to classify races, the race itself has never been so stable or certain.
The difference is that more of us have accepted this instability.
The ghost of "fusion", which once made white people in the 19 th century feel fear and indignation, has now convinced people of race --
Mixing will make us better, just like the combination of our genes and "invading" aliens will make us amphibious.
After all, if most people think that mutations tend to be harder, smarter and healthier than pure stallion, then the same principle certainly applies to people, and maybe the future belongs to a super group. race of brown-eyed, caramel-
The world of skin paragliders, Tiger Woods and Harley Berris, okay-
If they need to get rid of the rest of us, the degraded leftovers of an outdated concept of human nature, in order to solve the chaos we caused, if they are going to defeat all those giant mutant lizards and killer robots, isn't this the best they need to be at the top of the game?
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