Prior to its release here on Planet Earth, the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still will be beamed into space.
Why? Well, it’s not really clear why.
Presumably it’s so some intergalactic David and Margaret can tell us what they think. You know, from the aliens’ point of view.
This seems to be latest funky thing to do. I think it all started earlier this year when NASA beamed the Beatles’ Across the Universe into space to celebrate the agency’s 50th anniversary.
Of course The Day the Earth Stood Still in no way compares to that little masterpiece.
And anyway, given its theme of aliens destroying the intergalactic menace that is humanity, surely it’s not necessarily the best choice?
We need to tell the Universe how nice we are. I’m thinking It’s a Wonderful Life. Or Bambi.
However, if we must go with the alien theme then why not Contact, which shows hyper-advanced and hyper-intelligent races that we might be worth talking to?
Actually now that I think about it, it might be better to go with Independence Day.
At least that shows we’re not to be fucked with.