Make it so

I was always a fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation series, but I was feeling that I missed many episodes during all these years, so a couple of months ago I decided to watch all of the seven seasons, from the beginning to the end. I am getting closer to the last episode, and since it is the month of Christmas, I think it is in its place to play this little delightful homage to Star Trek in a Christmas-y spirit.

Eric Cantona

I think Eric Cantona, former football player, is a real character, a human being caring for the humanity and what is happening to us.

He always seems to me as a thinking individual that is well aware of the physical elements as the metaphysical aspects of our existence. I really like how he uses abstractions to depict or define human nature or the state that we are currently in.

Recently he gave a speech after receiving the UEFA President’s Award, and most people were baffled by his seemingly cryptic and nonsensical address to the audience. First he paraphrased King Lear: “As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods, they kill us for their sport”, and then he continued: “Soon the science will not only be able to slow down the ageing of the cells, soon the science will fix the cells to the state and so we will become eternal. Only accidents, crimes, wars, will still kill us but unfortunately, crimes, wars, will multiply. I love football. Thank you.”

I believe he wanted to criticize politicians and institutions. As we know, common people have no real power, the elite is controlling and manipulate people and nations to go against each other when it is in their interest. That is why we always have wars and misery. In regards to science, he maybe wanted to warn us that those in power will use technology to control us and the rules of the game. At the end of his his speech he only said “I love football”, meaning he is sad that football is not what it used to be, and it is getting destroyed by those who are in charge.

In an interview he said that “[b]ig democracies are, in a way, dictatorships”, which is in a sense a continuation of the meaning of his mystical speech.

Anyway, I think Eric Cantona is an interesting person who wants to know who he is, and it seems that he genuinely cares about people.

Lidt før 6:27

Jeg forlader kliken ved søens strand. Det er bælgmørkt, jeg sætter mig i en fiskerbåd og begynder at padle mod søens midte. Jeg ser lejlrbålets lys og beslutter at komme nærmere. Da jeg er tyve meter væk, ser jeg flere personer, der sidder rundt om bålet. Der er David Carradine, Michael Madsen og to andre. Carradine løfter sit gevær da han ser mig træde nærmere fra mørke. Jeg står i vandet ved et træ.
– Hey drenge, hvordan går det? – spørger jeg med venlig stemme. Michael Madsen kigger på Carradine og siger: – Det er okay, jeg kender ham.
Da jeg kommer ud af vandet, dukker der pludselig op et væsen med det enorme og klamme gab og trækker en for mig ukendt person ind i det mørke vand.
Der opstår panik, resten af bålflokken sprang op og tog deres gevær i hænderne. Vi trak os alle sammen tilbage til hytten syv-otte meter væk fra stranden.
– Hvad fuck er det, for fanden? Hvad sker der? – råber Carradine.
Vi så alle hovedløst rundt omkring i håbet om at forstå, hvad der sker, men det var svært at fatte noget som helst i totalt mørke, der herskede i hytten.
Og så ser jeg David Carradine ligge på gulvet. Han bevæger sig ikke. Jeg kommer hastigt til ham. Han har et langt gråt hår, et rynket ansigt. Hans øjne er lukkede, hans læber bevæger sig febrilsk, som om han taler i søvne.
Michael løfter sin karabin og retter dens geværløb mod mig:
– Hvem er du?! Du står bag dette!
– Det gør jeg ikke, honest to god! Det monster er kommet ud af vandet…
– Du er kommet ud af vandet!
– Det er jeg, men har du ikke set monstret med den kæmpestore kæft?
– Ja, men hvorfor ligger Dave livløst her på gulvet?!
– Aner det ikke, det vil jeg også gerne vide…
Det lykkes mig at overbevise ham, at jeg ikke er en fjende, så Michael trak sit våben tilbage. Først da bemærkede jeg, at der stod endnu en person, de var lige så rædselsslagen som os to. Jeg kunne ikke finde ud af om det drejede sig om en mand eller en kvinde. Vi samlede os hurtigt, løftede Carradine op og bragte ham ind i hytten. Vi kom ned ad nogle trapper og befandt os i en bælgmørk kælder, der var fyldt med vandet til knæene. Vi åbnede en dør og så var det som om vi befandt os i en anden verden. Vi så enorme skærme, der viste nogle væsner, der mest af alt lignede insekter. De monstre med små og spidse hoveder holdt hinanden i hænderne, de dansede en form for folkedans og talte, muligvis sang, om noget, der for det meste mindede om en tv-reklame.
Jeg vågner og indser, at det blot var en skør, skør drøm. Jeg kigger på mit ur, der viser 6:27, og jeg stod modvilligt op. Det bliver endnu en arbejdsdag.

Film Magistery #10: Space Office/The Suppression

Space Office was released in 1999, and it has inspired digital content creators worldwide, especially in the world of memes. Although the film isn’t a masterpiece by any standard, it is picked up as a work that carries a satirized yet important message. In this episode Dino discusses the eternal suppression of mankind, and a world in which human beings have chosen not to be the priority in society.