SciFi Tech Talk #000164 – Childhood’s End (mini-series)

Childhood's End (2015)
Childhood's End poster Rating: 7.0/10 (7,075 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: Mike Vogel, Osy Ikhile, Daisy Betts, Georgina Haig
Runtime: 60 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Released: 14 Dec 2015
Plot: After peaceful aliens invade earth, humanity finds itself living in a utopia under the indirect rule of the aliens, but does this utopia come at a price?

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One comment

  1. Joe Gates says:

    Hello Everyone,

    I was looking for the forums and had no luck. I hope this is where comments for the show are supposed to go. On to my observation.

    You had a short discussion about how would the reaction have been if the aliens had resembled benevolent beings, angels or even a religious figure. I present you this scenario. The show is set in much more modern times than the book. Therefore, it uses more modern social conventions. When the revelation is made, the whole world sees a devil/demon and reacts accordingly. From then on, the premise is that what mankind has learned/been taught is evil brings goodness. Then the story takes its course and we have what we got.

    I propose that if the being was a benevolent representation, a huge portion of the population would denounce them and believe they were here for no good. There are so many religions, beliefs and non-beliefs that from these divisions alone there would be conflict. Then would be the “why do they appear as such a representation of good? They must be evil.” conversations.

    Yet, we can all see and agree on evil. I don’t know if Clark did this intentionally, society had different views when this was written. The devil arrives and we have a moment and move on. An angel appears and it would be a stopping point. Debate, conflict and religious turmoil would ensue.

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