Posted June 25 2006 - 03:46 PM
Just saw "Gone". Man, people in the future are pretty screwed up. They're even more screwed up than the Jetsons.
What does it take to bring someone to the point of asking a little girl to give her life over to an agenda to save the world? Would they have asked this of a child from their own time? Or does viewing her involvement from a historical perspective make it easier to coerce her cooperation? (She's already dead from their perspective, so what's the real harm, right?)
Is their situation truly so dire that they absolutely must enlist the contribution and sacrifice of the past? Or do they simply feel entitled to spread their burden across time itself, forcing us to engage in their battle, simply because they can?
And, perhaps most importantly, what is the nature of their catastrophe? Is it natural or self-inflicted? And did their 4400 Project have something to do with inadvertently causing the catastrophe? That would be a real bummer.
Personally, I don't like this talk about "Alternate Time Lines". Of course the Evil Lady From The Future didn't see the time line change, and she never will. If their 4400 Project works, then it will be another Evil Lady From The Future in a different time line who will benefit from the Project's efforts, not the one we saw in this episode.
It's like the time traveler who is sent back in time to kill Hitler as a child, and expects to return to his current time to a hero's welcome.
Traveler: "Hey, everybody! I traveled back in time and killed Hitler!"
Everybody: "Hitler who?"
The people who sent the traveler, like those who received him, are none the wiser and are totally unaware of any change in the time line.
Come, Rubidia. Let's blow this epoch.