Last week I was flipping through the channels and happened upon the Sci-Fi channel. That channel has always been the bane of my tv-watching experience. I hope I'm not the only person this applies to. I hope that the Sci-Fi channel is everyone's version of a car crash. I totally turn into a gawker - you know, slow way down and hang open the mouth.
On this particular evening, they were showing (go figure) a science fiction film. It was the 1998 made-for-tv version, not the 1980 made-for-tv version, if you're interested.
Phew, have you ever had something to blog about planned out in your head, based entirely upon an idea that may or may not have been formed whilst drunk? No? Me neither.
I didn't see what the name of the movie was when I was watching it, but I did notice that one of it's main ideas revolved around this drug, "soma". If you work in a pharmacy, you see where I might be going with this.
You see, Soma is a brand of muscle relaxant. It's been around long enough for the generic to be much MUCH more common than the brand, so I figure it's got to be at least 10 years.. long before this movie came out.
You see where this is going, don't you?
I had it all worked out in my pretty little head that the drug company had somehow teamed up with the movie studios to make a pretty profit with the muscle relaxant that was making everyone so damned complacent in the movie.
Haha, joke's on me, though. This is the movie. And I might be slow in some areas, but I know for a fact that Brave New World has been around for a good long time.