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.

"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."


  1. John interesting subject. Glad to see Space:1999 "War Games" was included.


  2. Love the Space 1999 episode!! In V the series there was the particule beam triax in episode 2. A spaceship which could vaporize an entire moon. It was on it's way to los Angeles. Very impressive!!