Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Blue Pill

This episode is based on a true news item you can read about here. Apparently, how it works is, you take the drug, revoke the bad memory, and then it's gone. It's supposed to be good for victims of PTSD. But what happens if you accidentally think about where you parked you car?

Are there any memories I'd like to erase? I'd start with the 2007 Super Bowl. One advantage of this pill would be you'd always have an excuse if you forgot your anniversary. "I'm sorry, dear, but I must have remembered our beautiful wedding day while under the influence of that drug. You can't blame me for that."


BlueRaja said...

Wasn't that the reason Cypher betrayed them?

Dave Stratton said...

Yeah. Notice how they were unclear on how that took place? In the real world, wouldn't he have to sneak away from the ship and crawl into one of the pods? He couldn't just leave his body hooked up in a chair on the ship. Those pod farms didn't look like they were set up for conveniently checking back in after being flushed, and the ship never seemed to be anywhere that was convenient for solo disembarking.

Then I assumed the agents were just lying to him and killed him after the betrayal -- but if that's the case, what happened to his body? They never showed Morpheus or Neo having to deal with a dead Cypher. And Cypher must have known he'd have to be physically off the ship before moving back into the Matrix for good -- he wouldn't have counted on his betrayed friends tending to his body for the rest of his life.

I guess we weren't supposed to think too hard about that. Maybe I'm forgetting something.

munchy365 said...

You're forgetting that it's just a movie.

Red Pill Junkie said...

I could argue about how taking the red pill is always the best decision... but I don't wanna bore you guys :-P