“From now until eternity, anytime anyone makes a movie about humans potentially living in a simulation, comparisons to The Matrix are inevitable. Such is the case with Bliss, which stars Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek. Its premise is sort of like The Matrix, but if The Matrix were a way more pleasant place to be.”
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Martin Luther King Jr. supposedly talked Nichelle Nichols into staying on the unique Star Trek sequence after she expressed need to go away the present after the primary season.
“While the original Star Trek (1966-1969) is remembered primarily for helping televised science fiction evolve from being slightly silly to philosophical, it had enormous relevance to current events. Creator Gene Roddenberry viewed the residents of the 23rd century as having moved beyond prejudicial behavior, though the crew of the USS Enterprise often encountered alien life forms with biases of their own—a perfect vehicle to explore civil rights.”
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