[S2E3] Lost Civilizations ((LINK))
Last year the new additions of the cast for Raised by Wolves season 2 were announced, including actress Selina Jones. Jones' role was described as such: "Jones will play 'Grandmother,' a god-like android, built thousands of years ago by members of the lost civilization that existed on Kepler 22b". This casting announcement is key to what's going on with Father's android remains as it's very obviously the character of Grandmother, based on that casting description. While the episodes play the reveal as a mystery, the casting announcement makes it quite clear what's transpiring onscreen and what's to come with the dead android once brought back to life.
[S2E3] Lost Civilizations
The real question comes with what Grandmother will be like and what she will do once returned to her full functionality. Father may have awoken something very powerful and good or something very powerful and evil, but it's impossible to say as of yet. The existence of Grandmother pushes the mystery of Raised by Wolves even deeper, as a confirmation of a thousands-year-old android on Kepler-22b poses more questions to be answered. A lost civilization and androids from over a millennia will change everything, not only in terms of what's been happening on Kepler-22b, but what happened on Raised by Wolves' war-torn Earth as well. The dead android, which is surely Grandmother, will then be a gateway into the mythology that's been brewing ever since Mother and Father landed on the planet in Raised by Wolves season 1.
Star Trek: Picard Season 2 Episode 3 titled, "Assimilation" takes on the task of balancing one of the all-time best Star Trek themes in having people from the future be fish out of water in the present. However, the show is also taking on some other themes while making a few political statements in a way that only Star Trek can. What seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle a little bit is the main plot of the series so far, which is finding The Watcher and fixing both the crew's past and its present.
Pull the plug on the ocean to reveal hidden secrets and lost worlds, using groundbreaking technology, breathtaking photography and insight from top marine archaeologists. Drain the Oceans delivers penetrating new insights into the epic history of civilizations and the deep history of the Earth itself, exposing sunken cities, shipwrecks and the amazing natural wonders of the deep.
There's something incredibly soothing, but at the same time upsetting, about Burnham's comedy special. It both allows people to grieve a lost year, progressing social expectations and so much more. Right away I felt like crying, I felt seen through and through like many others who watched it. The editing, the lighting, the effects, the dedication to showing the roughest parts of creativity was brilliant. As an artist myself, painting and such outside of my writing, the mind can be a rough place for those not seen by the neurotypical world or dismissed by the ableism so ingrained in us. Inside looks at the arts (which can be such a wide variety of categories from comedy itself to the simplest paintings or designs) as they try to find their importance and place in current society.
Burnham maintains both an awareness of his privileges and the realities of his own struggles with mental health. Doing so with such brilliant editing and general dedication to smart songwriting, I found myself getting lost (in a good way) to the sights and sounds. The randomness of it all felt very similar to the time during this pandemic, finding a new path to land on, a new way to view life going forward. The amount of easter eggs in this special is incredible, with one big one being the whiteboard towards the beginning that reflects on "Comedy" specifically. No one is safe, yet it feels like the safest and most comforting piece of media I've viewed in a long time. I laughed, fell silent, acknowledged my own internal struggles, and felt the power of letting yourself accept happiness when it comes along, no matter how small it may be.
The Stargate franchise tells of a secret military organization using ancient alien technology to travel to other planets through a wormhole. Even though some Stargate shows aged poorly, the idea of intergalactic travel and ancient civilizations is a popular science fiction theme.
That trend continues in Season 3. Featuring appearances by classic Disney characters Daisy Duck, Goofy and favorites from TaleSpin, Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers and Darkwing Duck, the new season finds Scrooge McDuck and the Duck family embarking on a globetrotting hunt for the world's greatest lost artifacts, with a secret organization from Scrooge's past, the Fiendish Organization for World Larceny (F.O.W.L.), trying to stop them at any cost. We'll have much more on Season 3 soon, but for now, here's a catch-up on the story of DuckTales so far:
Said adventures take the gang to Atlantis to seek a lost jewel, the underground civilization of Terra-firmians, a Macaw casino that is more than what it appears to be on the surface, the Egyptian pyramid of Toth-Ra, the unclimbable Mt. Neverrest, the mythical Island of Ithaquack that's home to Greek gods, the Scottish Highlands for the Duckburg Millionaires' Club Golf Invitational, and even to Scrooge's parents' house in search of the Knights Templar treasure.
Meanwhile, Della has been patching up her spaceship on the moon. She lost her leg in the crash and ensuing escape from the wreckage, surviving with a prosthetic limb and the breathing-aid of Gyro's Oxy-Chew Gum (black licorice-flavor only). Since her ship needs gold for fuel and repairs, the gold-eating moon mite hampers her efforts until Della is able to appease it and its mother. Alien Moonlanders Gen. Lunaris and Lt. Penumbra make her acquaintance and invite her to their gold-filled city of Tranquility. Penumbra activates Della's rocket launch early, sending her to Earth, while Lunaris uses Della's arrival and sudden departure as a way to inspire the Moonlanders into military action against Earth. 041b061a72