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June 10, 2012

Prometheus considered

"We may well ask, echoing Yeats: what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards LV-223 to be born?"

All spoilers at the link.

From the comments: The planet is LV223...Leviticus 22:3

Say to them: 'For the generations to come, if any of your descendants is ceremonially unclean and yet comes near the sacred offerings that the Israelites consecrate to the LORD, that person must be cut off from my presence. I am the LORD.

More spoilers: At the Molehills of Blandness.

Lumberingly paced, surprise-free, far less intelligent than it thinks it is (or should be), it aspires to the transcendent awe of its seminal predecessor, wanting to be 2001: A Space Odyssey as envisioned by H. P. Lovecraft, but barely achieves the transcendent awfulness of Tobe Hooper’s Lifeforce or Robert Jaffe’s Nightcrawlers.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 10, 2012 06:27 AM