THRESHOLD: A really extreme makeover

There was, for a while, a nicely-done television series on Friday nights in the USA entitled Threshold, about a quasi-invasion strategy being implemented by extraterrestrials, and the “homeworld security” task force that was working to foil it. The extraterrestrials’ tool was an audible signal that altered listeners’ DNA — and the structure of organic life in general — to match the ETs’. Humans who couldn’t endure the process died horribly; others in effect became the aliens.

Hm. Y’know, Threshold could be taken as an allegory about television viewing and the New York/L.A. entertainment industry.

“The signal is turning us into them ….”

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