Friday, February 20, 2015
At Flashbak: Culture of Fear? Six Times that Fear was a Deadly Weapon on Sci-Fi TV
My new article at Flashbak remembers the cult-TV series that featured "fear" as a weapon.
Here's a snippet and the url ( http://flashbak.com/culture-of-fear-six-times-that-fear-was-a-deadly-weapon-on-sci-fi-tv-31111/ )
"According to an online article in Wired Magazine published on August 24, 2012, Darpa -- the advanced research division of the Pentagon -- was developing the idea of fear “as a weapon” in future wars or other military conflicts.
But science fiction TV was way ahead of reality in this particular case.
Fear had been used as a potent weapon by TV villains as far back as the year 1964.
With that fact in mind, here are six occasions in cult-TV history when “fear” was weaponized to harm the innocent."