Childhood’s End : Episode 95

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Childhood’s End (SyFy miniseries)

What: Humanity is forced into utopia and it’s pretty sweet actually for a minute
Directed by: Nick Hurran
Starring: Mike Vogel, Julian McMahon, Charles Dance, Yael Stone, Daisy Betts

Recommended and Related Media

Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke
The book on which the miniseries was based. Featuring basically the same story but with now-funny extrapolations of how technology would progress.
Read it with your ears iTunes | Audible
Read the paper book with your eyes like some backwards cave-person Amazon

 

Show Notes

Arrival/First Contact

Aircraft shielding. Impressing upon humanity the futility of resistance.

Selecting Diplomats

Alien diplomatic moneyball.

They Know Us

Flawless colloquial earth languages. Cultural context. How to manipulate apes. Benevolent alien dictatorship.

Curbing Scientific Inquiry

Approaching utopia removing incentives for innovation. Alien limits on research. “The stars were not meant for man.”

The Great Filter

Maybe these aliens in the show are the great filter. Filling in some slots of the Drake Equation. Maybe we’re just terrible for the universe and they know it. :/

Butt Numbers

Directed evolution at a scale of tens to thousands of years.

Alien Appearance

Origins of Baphomet and the Sabbatic Goat and how the aliens got to look that way.

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