Friday, May 17, 2013

MMM Day 7: The Best Monster of All

As many of you may know, I am an absolute sci-fi fanatic. I also love many fantasy shows, but sci-fi is my first love. I get that love from my mother. She passed it down to me by raising me in a sci-fi household: lots of Six Million Dollar Man; Star Trek; and of course, The Twilight Zone. The first movie she ever took me to see in a theater when I was little was Star Wars.

So naturally, my favorite types of monsters are of the sci-fi persuasion. And of those, my favorite monster is the one that first blew my mind. By mind-blowing, I mean surprising, not great special effects. It's the monster that first made me think, and is one of the reasons I love sci-fi.

Yes, it is the horrible, terrifying "monster" from The Twilight Zone episode "Eye of the Beholder." For anyone who loves that show as I did, you know exactly what I am talking about. Beauty for them was a pig face, and the monster was a blond woman whom most humans would call beautiful. So yeah, what makes a "monster" can depend on perspective.

By the way, I've always believed that The Twilight Zone should be required viewing in high schools across America, and especially that episode. All kids, especially the bullies and bullied, should watch that show. 


6 comments:

  1. Great choice! It is all about perspective. I'm also a sci-fi fan, and most of my favorite monsters are of the sci-fi kind!

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    1. Awesome! A fellow sci-fi fan! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. My first favorite monster may have been the Daleks. At least, I can't remember anything that was before that.
    Exterminate!

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    1. The Daleks are one of my favorites as well. Love Doctor Who!

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  3. I totally agree about the required viewing argument! That show had so many profound messages about culture, war, traditional sex roles, morality, obedience and punishment and civilization it's absurd. You could teach a college course on at least 75% percent of them (with required reading added in, of course).

    My favorite ep of all time is the one with Robert Redford as death- totally changed my perspective on mortality. Great choice for your final monster!

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    1. I'm so glad you agree with me on this. It makes so much sense! It has all the right messages in the most entertaining form. Thanks for stopping by!

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