Friday, May 01, 2009

Art Imitates Life?

I have been revisiting the Sci Fi series Babylon 5. I just finished up Disk 2 of Season 3 and I was taking a break when it occurred to me that this series was aired in 1995. I wonder if J. Michael Straczynski might have somehow seen Obama coming?

It's really strange to watch this and see the creeping incrementalism from the formation of "Knight Watch" to promote peace up to the declaration of martial law. Strange...and frightening.

If you haven't watched the entire series, I encourage it, especially now, it's a quick look at art imitating life.

3 comments:

Brigid said...

I've got most of them on tape. Time to watch and rethink.

Warthog said...

I tell ya, be careful, it'll scare ya

Mrs. Who said...

I introduced my husband to B5...and yes, it is eerie how it is such a reflection of today's political situation.