Saturday, July 09, 2005
"George Myers said... Rauol Walsh and Errol Flynn, may have thought about the book a little differently. H.G. Wells dedicated it to the Tasmanians (large island off of southern Australia) who perished not having the immunological bases that European had to diseases we carry, as many native Americans didn't have (some were purposefully given diseased blankets). In that regard the film was dangerously close to some creative line of 'creationism' (or is it 'creatureism') which purports a 'purposeful' annihilation of the aliens, which could be mis-interpreted, as the sick humans (of those humans that survive) those carrying the most bugs? Eh, what's up doc? Beats waiting for M.P. Shiel's 'The Purple Cloud' (http://www.sfsite.com/11a/ea92.htm) or 'Farnham's Freehold' (Robert A. Heinlein)."