Sunday, December 25, 2011
Seven of the Nine
I can be whatever you want me to be, just listen to the alien message!
So in cross comparing the work of Kubrick, Kirby, and Roddenbery, ( more directly Knowles, Clelland, and Stingley ) I have come across some similar themes:
Focus 1: Trans-humanist Technocratic Society, Cyborgs, and the prophecy of Skynet.
Jack: OMAC, Machine Man, both looks at cyborg men, technocratic futures and the like. ( Machine Man, from what I've read, seems to have imagined this future while talking to aliens in a mental hospital! )
Gene: the Borg; just like with the Decepticons from Transformers, and Agent Smith; are examples of assimilation by an alien or robotic race that can shape shift in one way or another. In the latter's case, cases of possession become relevant. Agent Smith and the T-1000 shape shift in very similar ways. As do the X-files aliens ( the " rebels " led by Shao Khan from Mortal Kombat another Dimension ruler... )
Seven of Nine. Oddly enough, became a sex symbol for sci fi in general and a soft spot for most modern Star Trek fans. If we look at the character with relation to the Nine, Deep Space Nine, and Seven of Nine; we see that the Tarot card of the star, as mentioned in the Sun recently, has an eight pointed star, which we link with Sirius. Then, seven other stars. What we rarely seem to hear about is the possibility of the woman being a star. ( every man and woman is a star - Crowley ) If we view the woman as a star. She represents a 7 pouring the 9's ( Sirius ) influence into the world. 7 of 9 may represent the kind of electromagnetic Outer Limits god influence that is seen in the positive aspects of trans-humanism in gnostic cosmonaut history.
Stanley: HAL 9000- evil IBM of death computer that has the 9 in the name, and has simlar intentions to Skynet.
Focus 2: Alien fetus, Watcher big heads.
Jack: Uatu the Watcher- Knowles/ Clelland on these topics
"'We have let you enter here because you are of noble character and well-known on the Surface World, Admiral' … you are in the domain of the Arianni, the Inner World of the Earth…. Admiral, I shall tell you why you have been summoned here. Our interest rightly begins just after your race exploded the first atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. It was at that alarming time we sent our flying machines, the "Flugelrads", to your surface world to investigate what your race had done…. You see, we have never interfered before in your race's wars, and barbarity, but now we must, for you have learned to tamper with a certain power that is not for man, namely, that of atomic energy. Our emissaries have already delivered messages to the powers of your world, and yet they do not heed. Now you have been chosen to be witness here that our world does exist. You see, our Culture and Science is many thousands of years beyond your race, Admiral.'" -Supposed quote from Byrd on the Telosioans
Stanley: The 2001 Alien
Focus 3: The Black Oil
Now to the possessing, alien, and always evil...Black Oil
An alien virus that comes in the form of a black oil synonymous with the oil Biz and Lovecraftian End Time Dark Gods
Species-alien boards NASA shuttle comes to earth possesses people
X-Files-alien comes from ancient alien oil and artifacts, possesses people, takes over oil industry
South Park- Oil Industry ( BP ) drills straight into another dimension and lets out Lovecraftian alien demons. BP jokes about drilling in the moon.
Also of note Susan Oliver, who played essentially the same role in Star Trek: TOS pilot " The Cage " and TOL seems to be of the same blond space person genetics as seven of nine.
Arkons in the X-Men
There is also an episode of Beastmaster about an "Arkon"
( but don't watch that show : )