Now that is a brawl. and it was bound to happen sometime, if you have a base out in the open like that.
Yeah. Rule 1 of superhero bases is that if it is in the open, someone is going to blow it up eventually. But really, why didn’t they install some kind of defense grid? A few surface to air missiles would take care of that ship nicely.
Perhaps they were just gearing up for the wrong sort of attack. Considering that earlier this year was the War in Heaven incident where a giant demon killed over half the heroes in the city they were more concerned about putting down magic circles then missiles.
Plus it seems to me to be pretty clear this is an act of escalation. The idea of a full out assault by daylight probably seemed very unrealistic up until it happened. Scott has talked about lot about the US response to 9/11 and I think there are some clear overtones of that in this attack. The heroes didn't think it could happen, so they just didn't think about it.
In America, we wait for disasters to happen before we do anything about it. We knew the levies weren't up to handling a big storm, but we did nothing to fix the situation.
About a year before 911, I remember the episode of "The Lone Gunmen" where the plot was to fly an airplane into the Empire State Building. I also remember a Tom Clancy novel that told of an airplane being used as a bomb to wipe out congress. My point is, these ideas where out there in popular culture, and no one did anything about them.
And yet they managed to pass legislation against human/ animal genetic hybridization only months after “Splice” came out.
Sucks! But I did not know the family connection. I do think the scene stealer is Utopian and the Big Gray Alien, he has the "I think I just died" look going on after that punch.
The big alien was created for this scene, but I like him. He's named Enkidu, after Gilgamesh's adventuring partner in the "Epic of Gilgamesh." It's also a play on the Anunnaki, who by some accounts were alien overlords. Thus, it makes sense that Enkidu is not a new type of Gray, but a Anunnaki hybrid. (Yes, this the weird type of stuff that rolls around my brain all day!)
That's pretty cool! A sumerian twist on aliens!
I had no clue Hyperspace was Captain Barometer's Nephew.
I like that TiTom doesn't fly and that Gauge is packing heat.
Titanium Tom is more like the Hulk but with an extra green bile effect. Gauge's secondary power (to pick the weak point in any opponent or structure) goes great with a gun or karate chop.
As far as the Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis goes, I'm on the fence. Much has been written about the Anunnaki and their parallels to the Nephilum, and about their possible creation of modern man through genetic wizardry. I can't say I fully subscribe to it, yet I can also say I'm sympathetic to the idea. Ancient history fascinates me.
The wrist bands or bracers that both Captain Barometer and Hyperspace wear were invented by Captain Barometer, and the 2nd generation of that tech was worn by his nephew and original sidekick, Hyperspace.
Yeah I have seen the pictures of glyphs and such that show Astronaut looking men floating in ships and such. I study ancient history and history and general it is really interesting and I am pretty much in the same boat you seem to be in. I think it is interesting but not surprising. Most ancient cultures have these odd things, just like dragons. I really like to see nods and so forth in media.
Sadly, I expect the media to lag far behind on this. No do I have much confidence in orthodox science or status-quo history.
Oh yeah, every now and then Discovery or History Channel will run something on it. While this is rarely A+ work, and some times it seems down right out to sabotage itself. There can be some interesting facets gleaned from them as a whole. Surprisingly wiki has some interesting stuff.
It is an interesting theory and while I do not have a knowledge of arts of primitive people there is no doubt that man has always had a belief in higher beings so that very well could be the middle ground but the similarities are a little too odd. Who knows it is a crazy world. Just gives me hope for time/space travel. Or more fear at the awesomeness of Kang the Conqueror.
What gets me is after a study of late 19th century and early 20th century fiction, these guys would write about advances in technology that were decades away as well as some of them getting theories and philosophies out to their audiences more effectively than academics. (Frank Reade The Steam man of the Prairies, H.G. Wells and the like)
I think Multiverse Theory is the best example of this. Not to mention the rest of the tech we see and think is crazy now…give it twenty or forty years.
I am rambling but things such as that are the reason that I value comic books so much.
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