Does it feel like “The Day the Earth Stood Still?”


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