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Thurisaz


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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The tales we tell are as old as us and recycling is more than okay. Seeing heroes enact well trodden themes is certainly understandable but each age needs new drapery. 17 years into the new century and we're only rehashing or at best resurrecting. Star Wars, Marvel, Star Trek, even DC...20th century drapery spruced up digitally for the 21st.

When and where will the cloak we throw over the invisible man find a pattern unique to this age?




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The Black Guardian

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It wasn't back then, and it isn't today. Greeks were just retelling the stories of the Egyptians and Mesopotamians millennia before them. Human experience really doesn't change that much. It just gets paint jobs.

However, there are differences between real mythologies and things like Star Trek, Star Wars, comics, etc.


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fearcalypse 

INfinity and BEyond

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 3,158



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    It wasn't back then, and it isn't today. Greeks were just retelling the stories of the Egyptians and Mesopotamians millennia before them. Human experience really doesn't change that much. It just gets paint jobs.



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    However, there are differences between real mythologies and things like Star Trek, Star Wars, comics, etc.


Well, imagine WW3 happens. Einstein was right!
Humanity is thrust back to the stone age. 3 thousand years from now our ancestors find remnants (some how they were inside a sealed vault that protected them) of pictures and texts of the X-Men, Star Trek, or Avengers.

I could see them mistaking those things as ancient mans myths.
Age and a few centuries are all that's needed to make it happen.








"James told me there's an old saying here on Earth: May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead.
Not sure if Turian heaven is the same as yours, but if this thing goes sideways and we both end up there, meet me at the bar."


Legion: "They will exterminate your species because their gods tell them to. You cannot negotiate with them. They do not share your pity, remorse, or fear."
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The Black Guardian

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There would still be enough evidence to show they were not myths. None of these things have religious iconography.


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fearcalypse 

INfinity and BEyond

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 3,158



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    There would still be enough evidence to show they were not myths. None of these things have religious iconography.


Good point. For some reason I completely ignored the religious aspect of it.








"James told me there's an old saying here on Earth: May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead.
Not sure if Turian heaven is the same as yours, but if this thing goes sideways and we both end up there, meet me at the bar."


Legion: "They will exterminate your species because their gods tell them to. You cannot negotiate with them. They do not share your pity, remorse, or fear."
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Norvell


Member Since: Sun Jan 02, 2011
Posts: 2,113



    Quote:
    It wasn't back then, and it isn't today. Greeks were just retelling the stories of the Egyptians and Mesopotamians millennia before them. Human experience really doesn't change that much. It just gets paint jobs.



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    However, there are differences between real mythologies and things like Star Trek, Star Wars, comics, etc.


L. Ron Hubbard turned crappy science fiction books into Scientology. Don't think it can't happen.


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