Talking Strange: Amarillo’s Chupacabra and China’s Mysterious “Alien” Signal
The Science and Technology Daily is a state-supported newspaper that reports to China’s Ministry of Science and Technology. Why the report was taken down remains unclear, but Futurism interviewed SETI researcher Dan Werthimer who said, “The signals we’ve found so far are all [radio frequency] interference, they don’t come from extraterrestrials, they come from terrestrials. Werthimer added that this interference (from TVs, cell phones, satellites, etc.) is a big challenge when it comes to detecting signals from outside the world, but remains optimistic that there is indeed life there. But for now, it seems likely that Sky Eye hasn’t tuned in to ET as much as FM.
Boo, Bitch Teases “A Motherf*%king Ghost”
Netflix unveiled the trailer for Boo, bitch, its new limited series comedy starring Lana Condor as a teenager who wants to make the most of her afterlife. From the spirits behind Crazy ex-girlfriend and On my blockthe show is described by Netflix as a “high school girl, who has lived her life safely under the radar, seizes the opportunity to change her narrative, and begins living an epic life, only to find out the next morning…c is a mother* %phantom king.
The supernatural rules of Boo, bitch are unclear, but it appears Condor’s character, Erika Vu, is maintaining physical form as she sets out to achieve social media fame as a ghost. Joining her for the mission is Zoe Colletti as her best friend Gia. The series also stars Mason Versaw as Jake C., Aparna Brielle as Riley, Tenzing Norgay Trainor as Gavin, and Jason Genao as Devon. The show arrives on Netflix on July 8.
Dead End: Paranormal Park Premieres with Spooky Heart
Speaking of Netflix, the new animated kids show Impasse: paranormal park premiered this week to positive reviews. Based on Hamish Steele Dead Endia graphic novels, the show focuses on Barney (voiced by Zach Barack), a trans teenager who is looking for a place to belong, and goes with his friend Norma (Kody Kavitha) to work at late movie star Pauline’s theme park. Phoenix (Peru Coco trail icon). The park turns out to be haunted and infested with demons and ghouls, and there’s even a possessed talking dog (Alex Brightman).
The Verge review states: “Dead end introduces its players and lays out its premise in the first 15 minutes of its first 30-minute episode and quickly settles into a pace that falls somewhere in between Disney’s Gravity Falls and Cartoon Network Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends.” The show is charming, sweet, and also humorously and effectively pays homage to horror classics.
It should be noted that last May a group of five Republican senators – Roger Marshall (R-KS), Mike Lee (R-UT), Mike Braun (R-IN), Steve Daines (R-MT) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) – expressed concern about the show, with Nickelodeon Dangerous strength and The noisy houseand Netflix She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. The senators called the shows “hypersexualized” without specifying specifics and asked the Television Parental Guidelines Advisory Council to update its rating system. With Dead end, apparently, the senators are triggered by a children’s show, suitable for ages seven and up, to have a trans main character. The fact that they are so preoccupied with this is the really scary part.