Thus Sprach Zarathustra and Prometheus/TED 2023

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq4qPVlFxSZ/ Thus Sprach Zarathustra is a tone poem by Richard StraussAlso known as Op. 30 was composed in 1896 and inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophical novel of the same name. In 2001: A Space Odyssey the same tune is used for some of the most arresting scenes. In Prometheus Sir Peter Weyland murmurs the words … Continue reading Thus Sprach Zarathustra and Prometheus/TED 2023

Alien: Covenant, Paradise Lost and Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

remember, that I am thy creature: I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel.The Creature, Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley Mezzotint Print by Gustave Dore, Paradise Lost by john Milton In this verse from Frankenstein, the Creature compares himself to the fallen angel Satan. It is quite … Continue reading Alien: Covenant, Paradise Lost and Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

Weyland Diaries: On this day in 1990…

To find out more about this project head to The Weyland Diaries On this day in 1990 Peter Weyland is born in MumbaiHis mother is an Oxford Educated Professor, during her time travelling through India while studying Vedic Literature and comparing Brahma is sometimes identified with the Vedic god Prajapati, linked to Kama and Hiranyagarbha (the cosmic egg).His father a self-taught … Continue reading Weyland Diaries: On this day in 1990…

Fire in Lawrence of Arabia, Prometheus and Alien: Covenant

"T.E. Lawrence, eponymously of Arabia, but very much an Englishman, favoured pinching a burning match between his fingers to put it out. When asked by his colleague, William Potter, to reveal his trick -- how is it he so effectively extinguished the flame without hurting himself whatsoever -- Lawrence just smiled and said, "The trick, … Continue reading Fire in Lawrence of Arabia, Prometheus and Alien: Covenant