ummmmmmmm.............I love a good conspiracy as much as the next person, but
this is a bit too much. If anyone was trying to get a message across, they'd
put it on a show that people actually watched. I suppose it's comforting
to believe that there is enough order in the world that someone could actually
"order" a network to pull a show (something affiliates weren't able to do in thecase of "Cop Rock"), but I feel fairly safe in thinking that any similarities
between "Twin Peaks" (a show I like very much) and real life is accidental.
And not very much appreciated at that........
UK TV and radio stations have certainly taken shows/songs off the air because
they were considered to be war-related. I think C4 delayed airing a series
on Vietnam because of the Gulf war.
"The Republican Guard's behind you."
>Twin Peaks is now featuring a showdown between good and evil involving
>the military (Major Briggs) and mirrored in a war game, chess, which is
>a game that reflects military and political tactics.
>Sooner or later people will draw parallels between the tv show that
>prompts so much discussion and the events in the gulf.
> (Edited here)
>Is it possible that the abrupt elimination of this show, featuring this
>particular moral philosophy at this particular time could be political?
>Could the american network have received orders to pull the show until the
>Gulf war is over?
"I am gross and perverted
I'm obssessed and deranged
I have existed for years,
but very little has changed.
I am the tool of the Government
And industry too
For I am destined to rule
and regulate you
I may be vile and pernicious
But you can't look away
I make you think I'm delicious
With all the stuff that I say
I am the best youu can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I'm the slime oozin out
From your TV set
You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don't need you
Don't go for help!..no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold
THATS RIGHT FOLKS...
DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL!!
"I'm the Slime" Frank Zappa
Actually, I think the real victim of any government abuse is probably China
Beach...I doubt if your typical USDA choice couch potato is capable of under-
standing any symbolism more profound than a raised toilet lid. However,
they might have been able to see that a war time field hospital (blood,
body bags, etc.) doesn't look much like the "Nintendo War" they want us
to see on CNN.