Good morning 3.5 readers.
Are we alone in the universe, or does alien life exist?
I think it does. It has to. Space is so ridiculously enormous.
The problem is that space travel is filled with so many problems that it isn’t as easy as just hopping in a space ship and traveling around the universe the way they do it in the movies.
Interstellar was probably the most realistic attempt at portraying deep space travel that we have seen in a movie.
It takes too long. Time occurs differently and so on.
But I think space is so vast and there are so many planets that there has to be intelligent life out there.
It is possible that those aliens are douches that would take us over.
In fact, the Mighty Potentate has declared he will take over Earth if I don’t get my novel written.
And Alien Jones is also real so I suppose he’d be offended by the suggestion that he isn’t.
But I think what’s more likely is that there are aliens like us – beings that do mundane, trivial things.
There are probably aliens that have television shows, movies, they go to work and live boring average lives. Some of them may even be nerd aliens who write blogs for 3.5 alien readers.
There would be cultural differences. We’d have things they’d never heard of. They’d have stuff we’ve never heard of. But on the whole, we’d probably have a lot in common.
Battlestar Galactica was an attempt to portray this. Humans lived on (was it twelve?) planets and they had lives similar to ours…but they also had inventions, ideas and customs that were different.
Are aliens (besides AJ and MP, who are a given) out there? If they are, do we want to meet them?