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Subj: San Junipero seemed a bit shallow
Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 at 12:27:01 pm EST (Viewed 445 times)
Reply Subj: You can ONLY choose San Junipero or USS Callister as your 'final destination'
Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 at 07:42:40 am EST (Viewed 470 times)
I think most people will choose San Junipero, mostly because it was portrayed as a place where two people found their soul mates and lived happily ever after, whereas the USS Callister was a place where innocent people were victimized/subjugated by an all-powerful monster. But neither place was really depicted as heaven on earth, were they?
Take the San Junipero episode. It focused on the two women who fell in love, but there was a third character too. There was a blond guy who fell in love with the black woman. He repeatedly told her he thought they had a real connection. But she kept telling him that she had used him for sex and didn't want to know him. Was that guy enjoying his afterlife?
Just because you are permanently young and on vacation doesn't mean you are going to be happy. Frankly, it looked like an extremely shallow place where people were clubbing (or sex-dungeoning) their way through their afterlife without forming meaningful relationships. Sounds like someplace I'd like to visit for a couple of weeks, but definitely not someplace to spend the infinite hereafter.
As for the USS Callister - no thank you. Being stuck in a virtual world with a bunch of gamers who are at liberty to be the massive trolls they naturally are? Sounds more like hell.
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