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Friday, September 09, 2011


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Steve Linabery

I've always thought that the trip into space was a metaphor for a drug trip. Once Major Tom gets out into space he realizes that he can never really go back...and he's more or less ok with that because it's so, well, groovy out in space. It's only much later (in the 80's!) when he tires of being isolated in his "space" and we get 'Ashes to Ashes'. So I don't think of "your circuit's dead, there's something wrong" as a mechanical failure of the space capsule so much as his inability to communicate with the straight world now that he's taken his trip.

Andrea Fotografia

I always thought that he had an existential crisis, saw how inconsequential he was compared to all of space, and resolved the overwhelming reality of how small he was by becoming PART of space. That...yeah...he made the choice to stay.

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