I read the books and thought they were kind of shallow. Even before Will, Lyra, Tialys and Salmakia entered the land of the dead, it was obvious that the dust was going to end up being a metaphor for hate.
Industrial Tech <bragging at the Human Disaster Bar> Ya, I have poisoned everything, altered the atmosphere, enabled War to be a bigger disaster then before yet support more people that will create a bigger disaster. None of you can top me!
Bio Tech- Hold my drink.
The scary thing was that it’s not something that takes billions of dollars of equipment and science to do. One of the guys they featured was selling kits that would enable you to do the gene splicing at home and they showed another redneck dude in Mississippi trying to make a glow in the dark dog. So the cat is out of the bag and someone is going to blow it all up at some point regardless of what they do to regulate the practice.
Watched the first episode, it’s intriguing. I hope they don’t go too far off beyond what they know and can prove/what was witnessed. Stuff like this is more beneficial in a factual manner I think.
I finished it and was sort of mixed at the end on what I think about the group. I won’t ruin the rest for you, but essentially it came down to tying in how they supposedly used their influence. I don’t think they tied them into nefarious behind the scenes acts. But there is enough there to sort of question some of what they are doing and wonder how much policy discussion is driven out of that group. The funny thing is rather than get outraged, that would just make them more like one of the thousands of lobbying groups in Washington and less like a religious group. So the whole Illuminati feel to the piece is a bit overblown I think. Interesting story though still.