January 11th, 2008

serenity

seaQuest.

I just have a question. Is there some fable or story or legend that has to do with the name Miranda?

I was shown an episode of seaQuest a few days ago.

Here is the synopsis of the episode:

seaQuest DSV: Sympathy for the Deep
When rage begins to spread among the peace-loving citizens of a non-violent underwater colony, Bridger receives a plea from his old girlfriend to intervene and root out the source of the frenzy. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide


The colony is named Miranda Colony.

The peace-loving citizens are only peace-loving because all of the rage has been absorbed from them by some secret machine they are unaware of, and then 'all goes wrong' when the rage builds up and reflects back on them, and then they all go crazy.

What's up with this?

ETA (for those who want the answer and don't want to read through the comments):

The idea of a Utopian world where people are placated by drugs comes from Brave New World.
The name Miranda comes from Shakespeare's play The Tempest. The character Miranda says at one point, "Oh brave new world/with such people in it!" which is where the title came from for Brave New World.

For more detailed information about Brave New World, The Tempest, and other interpretations of Miranda, read the comments. :)

(Thanks everyone for responding.)