elfismiles » 05 Feb 2010 14:42 wrote:Re: Mind Kontrol Themes on TeleVision
Post by elfismiles » 05 Feb 2010 14:42
Fringe's first ep of season 2 has a congressional hearing member refer to fringe divisions X division predecessor.
elfismiles » 29 Jan 2010 22:13 wrote:Re: Mind Kontrol Themes on TeleVision
Post by elfismiles » 29 Jan 2010 22:13
Was thinking of starting a new thread exclusively on MK / parapolitical / paranormal themes in FRINGE.
Last night's episode featured a Nazi committing gene-based bio-warfare. His name was Hoffman.
I didn't realize the season had restarted. I had been caught up but last night's episode was #14 in Season 2 so now it seems I have eps 11-12-13 to watch asap before the Winter Season Finale.
elfismiles » Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:01 pm wrote:I remember that episode of FRINGE. I really liked that series.
Gotta remember that there is in fact a demolition company called CONTROLLED DEMOLITION:
BrandonD » Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:26 am wrote:After hearing about its similarity to X Files, my girlfriend and I started watching Fringe. It's alright, nothing spectacular - themes and archetypes that essentially support the establishment, but with hints of subversive themes here and there.
One segment of an episode stood out for me however, because for me it was a crystal-clear example of subconscious programming, or NLP, or whatever one chooses to call it. The episode was about a building that disappears into an alternate universe.
In the episode, the building's disappearance is mentioned in the news as an "unscheduled controlled demolition". Immediately afterwards, one of the characters says "The conspiracy nuts will have a field day with this", followed by, "some people will believe anything."
When a building is demolished it is simply called a demolition, the term "controlled demolition" is used today almost exclusively in association with 9/11 - the word "controlled" is added to emphasize the opinion that the buildings did not accidentally come down. In a regular demolition it is obvious that the buildings did not accidentally come down.
I think this scene is an excellent example of slick subconscious programming at work. First a phrase is brought up which arouses a subconscious association of a controversial subject. Immediately afterwards, emotionally charged phrases are used which are meant to guide the viewer's thinking with regards to that subject. Result: associations are strengthened between 9/11 controlled demolition and conspiracy nuts and gullible people.
For the record, I think these sort of tactics are not always intentional. People can also do these sorts of things without realizing it. An example that comes to mind would be a person putting his hand on his heart when he speaks, and people become more inclined to believe him, and so he starts doing this gesture all the time - because he has made a subconscious association between the gesture and increased persuasiveness. He is manipulating people without full conscious awareness of what he is doing.
justdrew » 24 Jan 2015 08:56 wrote:FYI they are apparently going to "reboot" x files :roll:
“Odyssey” (Sunday, April 5, 10 p.m.)
In this “Traffic”-like action drama, an international conspiracy explodes when three strangers’ lives unexpectedly collide — a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist. After a team of American soldiers battles Jihadists in North Africa, they’re shocked to find that one of the men they killed is Al Qaeda’s top man. Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel, “Pushing Daisies”) — a soldier, mother, wife and the unit’s only female member — discovers computer files that suggest a major U.S. corporation is funding the Jihadists. But before she can tell anyone, her team is attacked and left for dead. News is reported that the unit was wiped out, but the truth is that Odelle survived and is the only witness to her unit’s assassination by U.S. Special Forces.
In New York, former U.S. Attorney Peter Decker (Peter Facinelli, “Nurse Jackie”) is working on a merger deal for the same company that was funneling money to the Jihadists. Meanwhile, Harrison Walters (Jake Robinson, “The Carrie Diaries”), a political activist and trust fund kid, meets a hacker who claims to have unearthed a massive military-industrial conspiracy. And he’s right: He’s stumbled onto the cover-up that began with Odelle and will soon be out in the open and everyone’s lives will be in danger. The only way they’ll ever save their country, their families and themselves is by joining forces and exposing the people behind it...
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/1 ... py/338884/
Great TV, thanks again.
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