When UFOs became a popular subject and I was in early high school or something, it seemed to me great. We were just reaching out into space, and why not a much more advanced civilization reaching out to us? It seemed so heady and promising, such an interesting future. But as I learned a little […]
“The Thing” is a film about an alien — but it can be read as a metaphor for this pandemic, this disease. The appearance of normalcy is all-important for the creature. It wants to imitate perfectly, so no one can tell who’s sick and who’s not. Ultimately, the whole movie is about trust: Can you […]
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.