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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Welcome to the "DOLLHOUSE"

Fox Network is set to unleash (January 2009) Joss Whedon's (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) newest offering entitled "Dollhouse". In typical predictive programming fashion, memory wiping and mind control serve as ultra-hip & sexy subject matter while the creeps who perpetuate this glamorous future-state are portrayed as being "on the wrong side of the law". Funny how these technologies always seem to be in the hands of governments in real life...it's only in TV, Movies and Comic Books where we actually see mastermind "bad guys" waging secret wars on an unsuspecting population.

In Dollhouse, Eliza Dushku plays a young woman named Echo, a member of a group of people known as "Actives" or "Dolls." The Dolls have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas, including memory, muscle memory, skills, and language, for different assignments. They're then hired out for particular jobs, crimes, fantasies, and occasional good deeds. On missions, Actives are monitored internally (and remotely) by Handlers. In between tasks, they are mind-wiped into a child-like state and live in a futuristic dormitory/laboratory, a hidden facility nicknamed "The Dollhouse". The story follows Echo, who begins, in her mind-wiped state, to become self-aware.



Stunning beauty Dushku displays her Albanian DOUBLE-HEADED EAGLE tat



8 comments:

Melissa said...

actually, in Whedon's "Serenity" and "Firefly" to an extent...the government was using mind control to calm and control the population...so they were actually the "bad" guys.

Benjamin Singleton said...

Wow, I posted on this show a while back when you were away I think, had no idea Dushku was tattooed up with a Double Headed Eagle... amazing. I was shocked at how blatant an admission of what is really going on it was [in terms of MPD sex slaves]. Might want to check out Fringe too (first episode was leaked months ago) which starts very soon too, also goes into mind control and other things [major checkerboard symbolism going on there]. I dunno though, I kind of enjoy these type of shows in a macabre sort of way...

Cheers.

FilmNoir23 said...

I'll have to go back and find your post on it.

My only concern is that the masses watch this stuff for mere entertainment, and easily accept these sorts of "real world" applications when they come out as "normal".

I have NO beef with people who wish to make media about mind-control...it's the lack of reaction from the mind-controlled viewer watching it that is an issue and how "predictive programming" works

Benjamin Singleton said...

I'm with you 100% there on predictive programming. I see the future as being like Soylent Green where your rich apartment comes complete with your own little MPD slave like those described in Dollhouse [as well as being sold/rented in standard brothels]. It's difficult to be too concerned about the masses imo though, they'll quite happily sleepwalk through all the chaos into that nightmare.

By the way here's a link to my Dollhouse post, I'm glad you posted on it too with the double headed eagle tattoo on Dushku.

Firefly and Serenity are both excellent but imo Whedon is totally in on it from the themes in that series too (and in Buffy, Dollhouse etc). His portrayal of the government as the "bad guys" would make an apathetic viewer just think that it was a Nazi-type government which could never happen in America (apparently); rather than take it as meaning their own government at the time could do that imo.

Great work btw.

Melissa said...

Firefly and Serenity are both excellent but imo Whedon is totally in on it from the themes in that series too (and in Buffy, Dollhouse etc). His portrayal of the government as the "bad guys" would make an apathetic viewer just think that it was a Nazi-type government which could never happen in America (apparently); rather than take it as meaning their own government at the time could do that imo.

Benjamin, perhaps, but Firefly fans seem to be nothing close to apathetic per the rapid cult following it inspired.
The "bad guys" in Firefly's world aren't hard to imagine as a NWO on steroids and the protagonists fight the fall out. I do agree most Americans won't "go there" becoz they prefer to snooze...

Melissa said...

Firefly and Serenity are both excellent but imo Whedon is totally in on it from the themes in that series too (and in Buffy, Dollhouse etc). His portrayal of the government as the "bad guys" would make an apathetic viewer just think that it was a Nazi-type government which could never happen in America (apparently); rather than take it as meaning their own government at the time could do that imo.

Benjamin, perhaps, but Firefly fans seem to be nothing close to apathetic per the rapid cult following it inspired.
The "bad guys" in Firefly's world aren't hard to imagine as a NWO on steroids and the protagonists fight the fall out. I do agree most Americans won't "go there" becoz they prefer to snooze...

James Ratte said...

Ghost in the Shell II: Innocence, was about dolls too; little girl slaves kept in prison cells, while there souls served to host robots used by the public

ViølatoR said...

Oh that Joss Whedon and MK chicks. He's got a thing for super-girls I think. Anyways I added this to my post about mind control movies, but right now Blogger wont save any new information, or allow me to comment on my own blog, so it may or may not show up there sometime soon... (?)