Retconning Alternative-3

Chances are if we’ve been to the pub together over the last 15 years, I will have mentioned Alternative-3, amongst the canon of great media proto-ARGs that include Orson Welles’ War Of The Worlds, Ghostwatch, etc.


I re-watched it on the plane over to the USA, and my addled-brain couldn’t help but retcon the whole thing into the LOST universe.


It was made of course, when the DHARMA initiative is intended to have made their orientation movies, which helps.


But the plot within it is worthy of Abrams, Lindelhof, et al.


And I was suprised that I found some parts genuinely sinister/scary still.


The biggest suprise?



Spooks does Alternative-3!


The season finale of Spooks was pretty damn good, and wonderfully subversive. Not to give too much away if you're watching a repeat or bittorrenting from the US, but they basically have US and the UK hatching an "Alternative-1" from the "Alternative-3" scenario, i.e. planned and organised dieback in response to a Malthusian MegaCat. Blimey!!!


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