Searching for a new “home” to no avail?

All thanks to artistatexitO for this quickie post of a song from the incredible film “Until the End of the World”–yeah, an oldie but a goodie goodie in so many ways.  ArtistatexitO referenced searching the cosmos for water–while destroying our water supply here on Earth–and I recalled this song from the film.  Wish the video had images of Earth and another planet, but it does offer an incarnation of a Star Trek crew behaving less than admirably.  We are indeed “humans from earth” aren’t we? Where’s Star Trek when we ‘need’ it? Only in our dreams.  Dreams are of vital importance in “Until the End of the World”.  What can we dream? What positive new world would you create? Imagine it, dream it, think it, “make it so.” 

Now when are we going to get those food replicators from Star Trek? Hmm? Will they replicate clean water and all the dead sea life washing ashore by the thousands in the Gulf? Oh yeah–that little BP Oil disaster is still in motion.

By the way, artistatexitO creates ART from all the trash that enters our water supply. http://artistatexit0.wordpress.com/

We’re humans from Earth on search for new planetary real estate for a new home.  If other intelligent life forms have understood our radio waves out in space–I think they’re ready and waiting to repell any human invasion.  At least for their sakes I sure hope they are.

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13 Comments

  1. slpmartin said,

    September 16, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    It is so amazing some of the social issues that Star Trek addressed and the messages the writers tried to convey to its viewers…thanks for the post.

    • September 17, 2010 at 2:22 pm

      It is amazing, slpmartin. There are many serious issues/questions raised throughout all the incarnations of Star Trek. Many people might only catch the ‘entertainment’ element–but that doesn’t mean the writers didn’t succeed with many others who paid attention to the ideas. Hope this was a bit of ‘travel’ for you.

  2. Artswebshow said,

    September 17, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Lol. i remember star trek from when i was a kid.
    Interesting thoughts WB.
    I enjoyed the videos

    • September 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm

      You were a kid? I don’t believe that, Tart. LOL. Glad you enjoyed the shows. If you can find “Until the End of the World” I think it might be film that you’d appreciate it on several levels. It also has a great soundtrack and a great cast.

  3. artistatexit0 said,

    September 19, 2010 at 1:10 am

    I have always been a huge science fiction fan and of course I watched Star Trek as a kid. Ah…that Captain Kirk…always violating that prime directive by seducing the native females! Aside from the escapist entertainment, sci-fi at least was an excercise in trying to imagine the future. If you can think it…then perhaps you can will it into being. Over time, what began to bother me more and more was the idea that there are other potential planets in the universe that can replace the one we currently live on. As though it were really that easy to replace something that has taken millions of years to evolve. The earth isn’t some rock and water we inhabit…it’s a relationship. We had better learn how to live in this world or else it won’t matter what else is out there in the vastness of space.

    • September 19, 2010 at 1:15 am

      Copy that, artistatexitO!! Yep, there is NO place for us humans to ‘go’ but right here on Earth. We are biological organisms living with others and we better figure out how to live in a win win way for every living thing FAST –or WE won’t be living much longer.
      Hi. How’s the Butterfly Man today? Has he got company yet?

  4. echostains said,

    September 20, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Humans from earth 🙂 I seem to remember the science fiction series (The original one) ‘V’ being about aliens using our planet as a kind of larder. I loved that series!
    artistatexit0 is indeed the blog to watch!

    • September 21, 2010 at 11:13 pm

      Oh Lynda–there’s a new version of “V” on the boob tube here on this side of the pond. I haven’t watched this new one–but it looks much slicker and creepier than the first from some short surfs into its time slot.
      YES–agreed, artistatexitO is indeed the blog to watch for all sorts of adventures in art and river explorations!

  5. artistatexit0 said,

    September 20, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Lynda…do you recall an old episode of the Twilight Zone entitled “To Serve Man”? It’s simply delicious. Thanks for your nice comment about my blog and if it has found any small audience through this circle of new friends…you should be thanked for being such a good catalyst or cyber-moderator or whatever you call what you do so effectively!!

    • echostains said,

      September 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

      We have a box set of the Twilight Zone! i will have to look to see if this is in it – love Twilight Zone, always a timeslip involved (just up my street, or should I say zone?)
      Al, your new circle of friends are down to you having a great blog:)

    • September 21, 2010 at 11:19 pm

      Hey, Al. I’m so glad to have found your blog because otherwise I wouldn’t have any clue that some artist was intently obeserving and exploring and creating ART in collaboration with Nature wih a RIVER and everything it ‘carries’. Your work deserves a LARGE audience–all thing considered that need learning for our own evolution. S

  6. artistatexit0 said,

    September 22, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Rivers are big metaphors. We are all engaged in some kind of journey. As a kid, I was interested in art and later I grew to appreciate nature and biology a lot. I have always had this intuition that art and science weren’t mutually exclusive, in fact they work together very well. A friend of mine, Ellen Dissanayake has written several great books on the subject of “What is Art For?” and I can count getting to meet her as an inspiration. Her insight is that humans invest time into art because it confers some survival advantages. It isn’t a frill or some activity that dandies engage in and is connected directly to our own evolution. Ellen’s work is worth checking out.

    • September 22, 2010 at 7:45 pm

      Ellen’s word sounds very interesting! I agree that Art is connected to human evolutions–it engages our imagination and creative energy in so many stuffed with potential manners.
      Your remark about art and science reminded me of a histology course long long ago–I LOVED the images on the slides more than anything else. They were so intriguing and lovely.
      “What is Art For?”—great question!


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