orodromeus wrote:That is true, what you are saying. Most viewers, some of them fans even, had a lot of trouble figuring out the mytharc -- even if after years of mystery Carter really spelt things out very, very clearly in Two Fathers/One Son and The Truth. So many wouldn't notice if large parts of the old mytharc were ignored, they would still consider it a success.
Many of Carter's comments have been about moving the mytharc in a new direction, so I am not sure whether what we were presented in My Struggle will be final or not. I certainly hope that the "true truth" is somewhere in the middle. It's ironic, because back in Redux I was very excited at the idea of a human conspiracy using aliens to cover its misdeeds! But now given all the time I've spent on the mythology I'd very much would like for the whole thing to make sense. Let's see...
syzygy620 wrote:What exactly does My Struggle/My Struggle II contradict? The government has hoarded and utilized alien technology since Roswell. This was established in the 2nd episode, “Deep Throat.” The idea that alien DNA was spread to citizens through smallpox vaccinations isn’t a stretch at all, not after M&S found the files of everyone’s smallpox vaccinations in S3.
So the syndicate collapsed in S6 and CSM—in collusion with whoever else—turned his plans toward activating a virus designed to wipe out the population. MS/MSII is rather vague on the time table for all this. The idea of a “conspiracy of men” really doesn’t feel like a new direction. First it was that men (the Syndicate) were in collusion with aliens—the black oil, the corn and the bees, etc—and aiding an extraterrestrial takeover of the planet through means of alien-human hybridization. Then the aliens turned on the syndicate, destroying much of the conspiracy. The mythology drifted toward ancient alien theory before introducing the idea of super soldiers, which isn’t really much of a stretch of alien-human hybridization. “The Truth” ended with these super soldiers proliferating the government. Now, we’re told NOT that aliens never existed, of course they did, and NOT that the hybridization project wasn’t real, but that at some point CSM and whoever else decided that a select few would be chosen from the general population to be “spared” and that the population would be essentially wiped out so as to start anew. Hasn’t much of the mythology been a conspiracy of men? At times in collusion, and at times independent of, the aliens?
Of course there are some pretty gaping inconsistencies and contradictions throughout the mythology, but this is nothing new. CC can’t plan, we’ve long known this. So while he jumps around and certainly brings up more questions and plot strands than can ever be expected to be answered, I’m having trouble understanding those that say the Season 10 mytharc completely retcons or destroys the past nine seasons.