Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Continuing with the alien theme

Okay, so you have an incredibly advanced life-form, the vanguard of some civilization that has figured out how to cross the vastness of interstellar space, something that Earthlings still can only dream about.

Why is it that in so many shows -- from Cocoon to ALF to ET, that amazing creature, having reached Earth, becomes virtually helpless,hiding out, in constant danger from puny Earthlings with delusions of grandeur?


Chase March said...

It's a fish out of water theme. I think the same thing might happen to us if we were to travel to a strange new land. We might need to take refuge as well.

Just a thought.

I flipped this theme for my commonplace book blog "Thoughtful Cacophony" today too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Eastcoastdweller said...

Anytime, Chase, anytime.

Of course, the creator of Killer Clowns from Outer Space spoils my line of thought.

I've been away from your blog for a while. I need to go see what I've been missing.