Im glad this show got made.
I’m only minutes into it, but the idea that something ‘other’ than a zombie movie is available to make us contemplate the idea of a other worldly monster through science is definitely a change for once.
We need another Alien type thing to push us into a new age of sci-fi.
The fungi trope is yet similiar to the spore in Alien universe and serves as a good vehicle as an nouveau monster that is a deformed version of a cannibal/zombie to set a new state of fear into us. Zombies being merely superstition at best.
Some of the narrative and dialogue is word for word in the first game…didn’t come off as cringy. The game isn’t cringy. So i suspect its more forward thinking of a story than anything out there on film these days.
Although one episode in, i wonder how far we get into the games story in this season and if there is more to the world we haven’t seen. There is definitely value if they written more scientific fiction into it like in the very first tv talk show scene.
The game is the game. I would rather they depict the major character beats and allow more of the universe unfold to make these monsters more of a revaluation of science and explore how revelations change societies and divides them into factions much like the fireflies in the last of us lore.
Nanoscopic sciences explore the exponential problems that affect chemicals and organic material.
Some might say AI is just that. But in the quantum realm of data.
Artificially created entities such as helpful things like creative Midjourney or chat gpt are kind of good, but when you account for how people use it in their everyday lifes, it could escape our grasps and make runaway pretenses for its direct usage. Its like when some one published the first dictionary, or thesaurus or encyclopedia britanica. What new complications might that pose for the value of intelligence when used for personal, financial or political gain?
Could ‘neo’ scifi predict the next 10 years of science fears?
The audio design could have been better though. Foley was kind of weak but i attribute this to some of the music selections…kind of 80s.