It has been deemed necessary, by all social commentators, that the 1979 sci-fi horror classic ‘Alien’ be completely forgotten by everybody, forever. “Alien makes it difficult for us to say that science fiction fans are sexist against female leads,” they explain.
Seeking to explain negative fan reactions to the 2016 remake of Ghostbusters as misogynistic, social commentators have created the explanatory concept ‘the misogyny of geek culture’ and now plan to revise history in accordance with it.
“There are many problems with ‘Alien,’ and the sequel Aliens,” explain a gaggle of feminists, “first it obviously has a strong female protagonist in Ellen Ripley whom geeks think is brilliant. And second is that it was released in 1979, which obviously doesn’t fit with our Big Picture.”
Preparations made for burial of ‘Alien’ in Memory Hole
The Big Picture is reported to be a plan to assume that everything that was released more than a couple years ago was ‘irredeemably sexist, racist and archaic.’
Casual, implicit references to the Big Picture are already frequently made by creatives and media. In a recent interview film maker Duncan Jones said, in reference to trying to make a film in the dark ages of 2012, “I was trying to make it after Source Code. It’s a female lead, and at that time, four of five years ago, it was just proving really difficult to get the film made, this science fiction film with a female lead. It feels like it’s going to be easier these days.”
Further problems with ‘Alien’ and its sequels are their feminist thematic content. “We can’t have a 1979 film, that geeks love, that’s so feminist,” say the gaggle of feminists, “it has to go.”
The Memory Hole is a place where inconvenient facts and cultural artefacts are placed when they cast doubt on our culture’s preferred belief system.
As preparations were being made for the casting of ‘Alien,’ and ‘Aliens’ into the Memory Hole, a last minute conference was called to consider the existence of geek favourite ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ and its strong female character Sarah Connor.