Poddy Fries` Try Pod
Poddy Fries` Try Pod
An early English novel of science fiction was The War Of The Worlds (1897), written by H. G. Wells, and the plot has been made into a screenplay on several occasions since then by Hollywood USA`s movie makers. Since the first film was made in the district of Hollywood, city of Los Angeles, in the west coast state of California, Old California (1910), directed by D. W. Griffith, the science fiction genre has been a rich source of material for movie makers. Robert A. Heinlein (1907-88) was a writer of juvenile science fiction between 1948 and 1959, when he produced a dozen novels for boys, and noticeably a novel for girls, `Podkayne Of Mars` (1963), about a female character, `the Poddy beautiful`, whose name, `Pod`, carries associations for Wellsians. In The War Of The Worlds the Earth is invaded by Martian war machines called `tripods`, so Heinlein`s novel whimsically invites the reader to `try Pod`, who is a resident of the planet Mars, which is associated with the god of war in Roman mythology. Consequently, Wells and Earth`s scientists could be said to have conspired in naming Mars, the god of war, and conceiving the Martian war machine `tripods`, to promote interplanetary war where none had been supposed previously to be possible. Heinlein`s previous novel, Starship Troopers (1959), made into a 1997 Hollywood movie, was similarly warmongering: `The historians can't seem to settle whether to call this one "The Third Space War" (or the "Fourth"), or whether "The First Interstellar War" fits it better. We just call it "The Bug War" if we call it anything, which we usually don't and in any case the historians date the beginning of "war" after the time I joined my first outfit and ship. Everything up to then and still later were "incidents," "patrols," or "police actions." However, you are just as dead if you buy the farm in an "incident" as you are if you buy it in a declared war."` Juan Rico is a `trooper` in Heinlein`s novel, which begins with the arachnoid `bugs` of the planet, Klendathu, destroying the city of Buenos Aires in the South American country of Argentina where Rico`d lived, and which precipitates an interstellar war between planets similar to that of Wells` Earth invaded by Martians. Condemned by critics as `fascistoid`, Starship Troopers remained unpublished by Heinlein`s usual publisher Scribner`s and finally saw print at Putnam`s. Podkayne Of Mars represented a rethink on the part of the author with terrorism and kidnapping as a central theme, rather than war with alien intelligence, which for a reasoning reader represented war against intelligence.
In the movie Starship Troopers, the starring actress, Denise Richards, is Carmen Ibanez, member of a cadre of women pilots called `mothers` who drop their boy sons onto Klendathu where they fight the arachnoid aliens as an extrapolation of Earth`s multifarious conflicts throughout the ages in which invasion is what countries would seem to the casually observing extraterrestrial intelligence to have been devised for. Although a `Martian`, Poddy has a different ambition to Carmen Ibanez: `Poddy Fries, free citizen of Mars, female. Future pilot and someday commander of deep-space exploration parties. Watch for me in the news.`1 If readers aren`t happy with interstellar warmongering, Heinlein`s alternative is `try Pod`, who has a brother, Clarke, as Heinlein himself had a `brother` in science fiction writer, Arthur C. Clarke, who wrote the short story, `The Sentinel`,3 that was made into the science fiction film directed and written by Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) in which extraterrestrial intelligences are depicted as having made a colonists` path to the planets amongst the stars through the strategic use and placement of `monoliths` with the capacity to employ brain enhancement to stimulate human development.
The first section of the Kubrick film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, depicts a `monolith` on Earth enhancing hominids through its power to influence minds, and in the second sequence a monolith is discovered on the moon. In Clarke`s novel, 2010: Odyssey Two (1982) apotheosis is the recreating of the planet, Jupiter, as a second sun within the solar system to bring life to its outer worlds and moons. The core of Jupiter is discovered to be a huge diamond that, exposed to solar radiation, would absorb and reflect light as a second star within the system. In Heinlein`s novel about Poddy, Clarke is depicted as detonating a small nucler device in order to kill the kidnappers of himself and Poddy who`ve been held to ransom in order to influence their politically significant uncle. In the first version of the novel, Poddy is killed in the atomic blast, that is, she `fries`, like the people caught in the heat rays of Wells` Martian war machines in The War Of The Worlds, but Heinlein restored her in a rewrite; after readers protested. The unleashing of the power of the sun in atomic war is the fear expressed. Heinlein and Clarke were two of the big three science fiction authors of their era. The other was Isaac Asimov, whose short story, `Hellfire`, about a slow motion film of an atom bomb exploding, expressed his own fear: `The oval fireball had sprouted projections, then paused a moment in stasis, before expanding rapidly into a bright and featureless sphere. That moment of stasis - the fireball had shown dark spots for eyes, with dark lines for thin, flaring eyebrows, a hairline coming down v-shaped, a mouth twisted upward, laughing wildly in the hell-fire-and horns.`4 Although Heinlein`s theme of invasion by Earth followed by devastating interstellar war is diluted in Podkayne Of Mars, it`s only so far as to examine the conflict components of terror and ransom demands. The essence of war is slavery, that is, the defeated are slaved, which is what Carmen Ibanez`s boy sons` `drops` represent for her, and the host wombs of the other human `mothers` amongst Heinlein`s cadre of female pilots in Starship Troopers. In short, Heinlein`s readers wish for Poddy Fries to be reinstated after the atomic blast that had fried her represents the social awareness of the period that terror and war exist to conceal women`s host womb enslavement by the war machinery of men`s desire to `invade` their `space`.
In ancient Greece homosexuality in pederasty for war was institutionalized. Science fiction publishers` censorship of, and resistance to, frank treatments of sex, in favor of what it calls `hard science`, is well established. Appeals to taboo, and `guardianship of public morals`, support science fiction`s self-censorship, and the restoration of conflict resolved by hard science, like atomic weapons, as its sole subject matter. The rationale for banning sex from science fiction as a major source of edutainment is adultery, that is, the depiction of sexual activity will encourage it. Heterosexuality humors this as the logical preoccupation of lesser mortals who oughtn`t to be encouraged, because their inadequacies are writ large on the `big screen` of the cinema industry in films about sexual inadequacy resulting in the psychopathic killing of women by men, for example, Psycho (1960), in which actor Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates kills a woman at his Bates` Motel, that is, actress Janet Leigh in the role of Marion Crane, because he`d become `mentally unhinged` after killing his mother, and her lover, several years before. Director Alfred Hitchcock`s reasoning seems to have been that the psychopathic Bates is the product of `adultery`, which is why he kills. Consequently, a killer of women in a film like Spiral (2007), in which actor Joel David Moore as Mason, a painter, kills actress Amber Tamblyn in her role as Amber, is depicted as a psychopath, rather than an adulterer, although men who kill women are adulterers.
In biblical terms it`s arguably impossible for women to commit adultery at all. The history and law of the Jewish `chosen people`, which is the Torah and Talmud of the Old Testament of the Bible, begins with Eve, the first woman, and Adam, the first man, created by God in the paradise of heaven on Earth that is Eden and where God had placed the angel, Satan, transformed into a serpent after he rejected God`s plan that the human host should be greater than the angelic. Satan gave Eve and Adam the `fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil`, which it was death to taste, in order to enslave the human species in memoryless ephemerality thereafter. God told Eve the `enmity` of her `seed` with the `serpent`s seed` would end with Redemption: `You shall crush the head of the serpent with your foot, but he will bruise your heel.` (Gen: 3. 15) In Christian iconography the `redeemer` Jesus` mother, the Virgin Mary, is depicted crushing the head of the serpent, Satan, with her foot, because Jesus was born uncontaminated by male semen, that is, he was `woman`s seed` known as futanarian, which is women capable of sexually reproducing with women from their own penis` semen. In short, men`s semen is the adulterating `serpent`s seed`, which has effectively murdered, through decapitation, women`s human futanarian race. By refusing to allow her to produce brainpower through her own species of women`s capacity to sexually reproduce, men`s semen has removed her brains and damned her. In other words, adultery is decapitation, but women aren`t adulterers.
Although a very early 8th century instance of science fiction, 1001 Nights has, as its `framing device`, the narratives of Scheherezade, who is called upon after Shah Jehan beheads his wife for unfounded unfaithfulness with his brother. Scheherezade tells Shah Jehan a story each night, because it has become his habit to marry afresh each day, and behead his new wife each night. Schehereade`s stories cause Shah Jehan to marry her so he can continue listening to her stories - and the women are saved - because they`re no longer decapitated by the adulterer. In short, the psychopathic killing of women is adultery, whereas what women need is futanarian sexual relationships as a basic component of mass media edutainment to encourage women`s reproduction of futanarian humanity`s brainpower. Or, in simpler terms, men kill women, because that`s what brains adulterated with the semen of the `serpent`s seed` do. To put it another way, `woman`s seed` is human, that is, women`s futanarian humanity, whereas unredeemed men`s male braining for brain damned war against `woman`s seed` is evil and psychopathic, because definable biblically as `adultery`.
In the Revelation of Jesus` disciple, John, which is a part of the New Testament of Jesus` teaching that Christianity believes supersedes the Old Testament, Satan is depicted as a `red dragon` grown since its days in Eden and now waging war against `woman`s seed` upon the Earth: `The dragon was wroth with the woman and went to make war upon the remnant of her seed.` (Rev: 12. 17) In parasitology, the parasite that emerges to kill the host is termed `parasitoid`, which is what men are. In movies like Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956) in which creatures emerge from `pods` to take over the Earth, or Pod (2015) in which they try again, the concept of women`s host wombs slavery to her parasitoid devourer looms large. Consequently, Heinlein`s Podkayne Of Mars is a necessary corrective to the `Pod` theme in which the murderer, bearing the `mark of Cain`, emerges from the `pod` to kill the human host and take over the Earth. Cain was the first murderer, according to the Bible, who killed his brother, Abel, because Abel was more able and could cook, which was more pleasing to God. Heinlein`s Podkayne Of Mars comments on the role of Poddy`s brother as `Cain`, that is, he emerges from his mother`s host womb to kill his sister, which is what parasitoid men`s nature does.
In 2000 Britney Spears` video director, Nigel Dick, for the song `Oops! ... I Did It Again` opted for a science fiction theme based on Heinlein`s Podkayne Of Mars. In the opening sequence `Mars lander`, a spaceman appears wearing a spacesuit similar to that worn by Neil Armstrong of Apollo 11 when he became the first man to land on the moon on July 21, 1969, UTC: 2. 56. In a red pilot`s suit, Britney puts a hook into his backpack and winches him up to where he can look down upon her `twin` in a white bikini dress with the camera eye attached to his spacehelmet. The scene echoes the `riddle` of the Sphinx from the Greek dramatist Sophocles` Oedipus Rex (c. 429 B.C.): `What goes on four legs in the morning, two in the afternoon and three in the evening?`5 The answer is, `Man,` because it`s a baby, then an adult, and finally Cain, a monster with an old rifle by its side to help it go further. The video`s answer is `tripod`, because human futanarian nature is threefold. Indeed, in her red pilot`s suit Britney somersaults through the air to stand in front of her spaceman transformed a third time, so that she`s wearing a white blouse with black skirt and boots. Poddy will try to redeem, but it`s difficult if the science fiction genre won`t allow her to be sexually explicit: `Oops! You think I'm in love. That I'm sent from above. I'm not that innocent.`6 The spaceman suspended by the hook is, figuratively, the audience attracted by the music, `Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah ...` He`s the tripod`s camera. H. G. Wells` late 19th century narrative of Martian war machine tripods invading the Earth extrapolates from what men`s parasitoid nature does. Consequently, the single eye of the spaceman`s convex mirrored faceplate corresponds to that of the Martian tripods` devastating heat ray, which resembles a single eye in the 1953 Hollywood movie version, The War Of The Worlds, for example, because that`s what the ogre borne by women does.
Women, of course, walk on only two legs, whereas saurians balance on their tails, for example, Tyrannosaurus Rex, the meat eating dinosaur. If the angel, Satan, was a saurian ancestor of the `serpent`s seed` intelligently evolved during the Mesozoic period of Earth`s prehistory 248 m.a., and before hominid evolution began during the Jurassic period 220 m.a., the angels of God are saurians still remaining on the planets amongst the stars of heaven, whereas Satan and the `rebel` angels represent fallen intelligence desirous of enslaving a species from its host womb in order to emerge as its parasitoid to devour it. Or, in other words, the answer to the Sphinx`s riddle, `... what walks on three legs in the evening,` is Satan. Oedipus` story is of a man who marries his mother, and then blinds himself for committing the societal taboo of incest. However, incest is a taboo imposed by men to prevent women from perceiving that their species is single and doesn`t wed to be a ring slave. In short, daughters aren`t able to recognize, through their mothers, sexual possibility, because that`s incestuous thinking. Consequently, Oedipus, who kills his father, Laius, unknowingly, and marries his mother, Jocasta, unwittingly, is blind always, because it`s how men hide their parasitoid activities.
When Jesus was taken to the hill of Calvary outside the city of Jerusalem and nailed to a cross of wood as a `dissident`, he died before experiencing Resurrection and Ascension to heaven, that is, he prefigures the futanarian future of `woman`s seed`. Jesus` explanation isn`t taught by Christianity as meaning that women are a separate species and that men`s Redemption is bound up with their acceptiance of being born as colonists on the planets amongst the stars from futanarian humanity`s `woman`s seed`: `At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.` (Matt: 22. 30) This means that Christians accept men and women as `beasts`: `The number of a man is the number of the beast and his number is six hundred three score and six.` (Rev: 13. 8) 66.6% is the number of the people on Earth, without the 33.3% `remnant` of `woman`s seed` to populate the planets amongst the stars as colonists. Because men can`t sexually reproduce with each other, whereas women can, that`s the species` destiny, which is denied by those who subjugate women`s brainpower from her own `seed`.
Although the television broadcasting of `TV` pictures into people`s homes wasn`t invented until 1926 by John Logie Baird, the ancients had been manufacturing men and women as a single male brained creature wearing each others` clothes in TV transvestism for the parasitoid to devour as war`s entertainment almost as soon as Eve and Adam were expelled from Eden by God for accepting their role: `The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.` (Rev: 13. 15) Without repentance and conversion from their sinful `TV` natures, men and women will remain irredeemably addicted to watching and producing images of themselves to worship as parasitoid Satanist devourers of their daughters, and their daughters` daughters, who`re the unborn child of the Earth: `The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.` (Rev: 12. 4) The child is maled, because women`s futanarian `woman`s seed` has both the male and the female reproductive organs: `... a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.` (Rev: 12. 4) Although Jesus Christ is associated with this figure in the prophetic Revelation of his disciple, John, Jesus is `woman`s seed`, so his `Second Coming` as a human futanarian is at least symbolically prefigured in the New Testament and his own teaching: `Love your neighbor as you love yourself.` (Mk: 12. 31) Oedipus` daughter, Antigone, agrees to lead her father Oedipus` footsteps after his self-blinding, that is, her capacity to love her `woman`s seed` neighbor is obviated by his damned psychopathic brain, which plots her species` doom even in extremis, because that`s what its parasitoid evil nature is for. What Heinlein was trying to say with the character of Poddy Fries in Podkayne Of Mars is that `the Poddy beautiful` is for eyes, but men don`t want to see her alone.
1 Heinlein, Robert A. Starship Troopers, 1959, Putnam`s, Ch. 10, p. 131.
2 Heinlein, Robert A. Podkayne Of Mars, Putnam`s, 1963, Ch. 1, p. 3.
3 Clarke, Arthur C. `Sentinel Of Eternity`, Ten Story Fantasy, # 1, Avon Periodicals, New York, Spring 1951.
4 Asimov, Isaac `Hellfire`, Fantastic Universe, King-Size Publications, May 1956.
5 Apollodorus, Library of Apollod, 3. 5. 8.
6 Martin, Max, and Rami `Oops! ... I Did It Again`, Britney Spears Oops! ... I Did It Again, Jive, 2000.