Monday, April 25

Confessions of a Paranoid Movie-Watcher

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.

I think.


Jay said...

I have a hard time watching movies or TV because scripts are too predictable. And usually I blurt out how it will end so I spoil it for Jason too, which is mean, but I can't help it!

LostNotFound1980 said...

Brave New World has been around forever it was a book. My mom wrote a paper on it in the 1960's comparing it to 1984 (I only know this useless fact because I had to do a paper on 1984)... Anyway I too walked in the other day to find my sister watching that... I was like NNOOO SCI FI!!! I got sucked in... then I said no more, forced myself to walk away, and went to bed....

B said...

It really was a craptastical movie.....wait, is this the one we saw on Sci Fi where they brought the caveman into the future society? ...I get confused.

Jess said...

My favorite Sci Fi movie of all time is the one with giant mosquitoes killing people. Damn, it's just beautiful.

See what happens when bug mutate?