[Superman Returns] mines the imagery of 9/11 in order to address the shit mist of uncertainty Americans fumbled through from 9/12 forward.
I defined Global Frequency from the start as Rescue Fiction, if not explicitly Post-9/11 Rescue Fiction. Because Thunderbirds is the anti-Superman . . . But immediately after 9/11 I found people on message boards ACTUALLY SAYING OUT LOUD that they wished Superman were real because he would have saved the WTC. And that is an anti-evolutionary wish. What you say is, I wish the dozen or so people who knew this was going to happen could have informed someone who’d actually listen and that we had had the sense/madness to engineer a mechanical response to someone attacking NYC with flying death tubes.
Thunderbirds: Darwin’s Airforce.