Sunday, October 5

The Man From Earth

Lately Marilee has (finally) overcome her awkwardness in running her TiVo, so much so that the "Now Playing" menu is overflowing with things she has found to record from basic cable.

I, on the other hand, have been doing searches for things to watch in the area on the TiVo where one can download items to watch over our broadband cable connection. Yes, I know it's a roundabout way to get shows to watch, but it's a lot cheaper in the long run - cable to internet to Amazon to internet to TiVo. We watch enough TV for entertainment as it is; we don't need 300-plus channels to find things to watch by spending more of our salaries on digital cable. .

So once in a while I find something out of the ordinary that takes my breath away, something that's so far off the beaten path that I (or we) would never even know exists if not for the TiVo. Case in point:

I just got done watching a movie that matches that description - The Man From Earth. A movie that made me think - and that doesn't happen very often, at least not in the last few years. I can't even remember a movie that really, really made me think - maybe not since the DaVinci Code. And therein lies a parallel that blows my mind.

I could go into detail but I won't. Just get the movie and watch. Suffice to say that the screenplay was written by someone who wrote for Star Trek: TOS (the original series). And he wrote an episode that partly had to do with DaVinci.

However you see the movie, it'll blow your mind, too.

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