Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Prayer for the James Cameron Deep Sea Expedition

Going to double, possibly triple the blogs up today since missed a couple days.

“After years of preparation and days of uncooperative weather, James Cameron, at approximately 3:15 p.m. ET (5:15 a.m., local time), began descending solo to Earth's deepest, and perhaps most alien, realm, according to members of the National Geographic expedition.

If all goes to plan, within two hours of his submersible's launch, the National Geographic explorer and filmmaker should become the first human to reach the Mariana Trench's Challenger Deep alone—and the only one to explore it in depth, in person.” –National Geo

I am really worried about James Cameron. I am not sure the ocean or ocean creatures know what a giant star he is and may act negatively toward him. Cameron plans to film and possibly direct whatever he finds down there in 3d, but with the sea animals possibly unfamiliar with Avatar and Titanic they may resent his intrusion into their exclusivity. People or things that live miles and miles below the earth’s surface are there for a reason.

Another fear I harbor, is against gravity. On earth James Cameron floats as if walking on air or possibly money shoes, but with the vast amount of gravity pushing down on him in his tiny 24 foot machine is something he has likely never experienced before. James Cameron experiences less gravitational pull, I am not sure he’ll enjoy feeling the immense amount of gravitational weight that we “normals” have on us.  

My biggest fear that will haunt me in my three naps a day is the following related in James Cameron’s own words: Typically "you conduct a sea trial for a vehicle, you pronounce it fit for service, and then you develop a science program around it," Cameron said. "We collapsed that together into one expedition, because [we were] fairly confident the vehicle would work—and it is."

No tests? JIM!!!! Jim Cameron haven’t you seen Titanic? Come on buddy, that is the same type of attitude they took when their ship was destroyed by a giant iceberg. Unsinkable ship never tested, doesn’t make it an unsinkable ship.

And there’s no lifeboats. Oh my god. Please James. I know you’re the King of the World, but we’ve never been to this part of the world before. Please come back safely. I need to see Avatar 2 and whatever you do to make going to the movies the best experience in the whole world. I want to know what 4D is like or 5D. There’s so many D’s to explore, the chances of you discovering more dimensions is at an all time high. Come home safe, Jim.

And if anything happens to you, like Rose I’m never letting go, and I will stage my own expedition to come and find you.

In the name of the Terminator, Titanic, and Avatar,


The Hollywood Defender

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