My partner, Burt, says only science fiction can describe the horrific situation that is touching all of us. Nobody has experienced what we are going through now. It is an entirely new experience.
Burt says the sci fi flick that most closely parallels what’s happening now is “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” originally released post WWII in 1951. [There was a remake in 2008.]
But, Burt quickly adds, in “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” somebody was in control. There was the ubiquitous “they.” He does not see the they
In the present The Day the Earth Stood Still playing out