Midnight Special : Episode 92

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Midnight Special

What: A father and son on the run from the government and a cult.
Directed by: Jeff Nichols
Starring: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher

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Show Notes

Superpowers?

Energy usage and biclops lasereyes.

Radio reception

The old wive’s tale of dental fillings picking up terrestrial radio signals. Satellite military communications frequencies.

Alternative Computing

Quantum and DNA computing. Synesthesia. Recognizing that we are all synesthetes within the bounds of “normal” human brain operations.

Dimensions

Extra- super- ultra-dimensionality. Flatland again.

Superdimensional Beings

“Beings of light” and why this might be the most reasonable example of the trope. The world on the other side.

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