Posted by: daaavid | May 16, 2009

JJ Abrams in the 4th Dimension!!

JJ Abrams has a resume that reads like a laundry list of all things we hold essential and dear to us in the worlds of science-fiction, mytery thrillers, adventure, monster-movies, etc, etc.

In the current spotlight, he has three projects all deeply entangled in time-travel (Fringe, Star Trek XI, and Lost), but what I am asking of you is – why is it so?

We live in an age where science-fiction of the past has become our own modern science-reality. The hay-days of 60’s Star Trek, Outer Limits, Twilight Zone, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, etc. have prepared us for the world we live in now, with milk from cloned cows, preparation and projected dates for colonization on both the Moon, and Mars, and worldwide communication and travel in a supremely advanced, and effortless state… In our world, our current dimesion, if you will, of technological civilizations that have been advancing in a rapidly sharpening point, much like the increasingly narrow folds of the Fibonacci sequence, how far from “the truth” are shows like Fringe, or Lost? Could it be less than another half-century?

Why do you think JJ Abrams is so attracted to time-travel as a central plot device? (Is he from the future?)

Why are we so enthralled with watching his productions that deal with time travel? (Subliminal mind control?)

Why did JJ Abrams write Gone Fishin’ and how deeply does the underlying narrative take precedence in today’s “Post-Racial America”?

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Responses

  1. Im personally tired of time travel plots. It always seems gimmicky in order to tell the same story in a different location. Will I stop going to them though? nope.


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