Delivered-To: zeke.calvin@nia.ts.gec Received from: with SMTP id 6avtn8vqfur; Received from: with SMTP id oc7zvi5x8c; Received from: x16.nia.ts.gec (x16.nia.ts.gec []) by x16.nia.ts.gec with ESMTPS id shjr.p60193s. (version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=OTHER); by x16.nia.ts.gec with ESMTPS id shjr.p60193s. Received-SPF: neutral (nia.ts.gec: client-ip=;) Authentication-Results: x16.nia.ts.gec; spf=neutral ; dkim=pass (test mode) header.i=@nia.ts.gec Message-ID:<rjqa2031779n113.97186@nia.ts.gec> Received from: with SMTP id lzde9ou6rxj; From: 'Jay Phillips' <phillips@nia.ts.gec> Reply-to: <phillips@nia.ts.gec> Subject: Re: Johnson's Search To: Dr. Ezekiel Calvin <zeke.calvin@nia.ts.gec>, Ken Owen <ken.owen@nia.ts.gec> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary='765934095-287230945-8245021=:141332'--765934095-287230945-8245021=:141332 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Understood. How far are we going to let this go? Theories like this are hard to track down, and harder still to get people to believe. Likely this episode and his show will be relegated by the public as “loony TV”. But there will be some who believe, and believers can add a dangerous X factor. Is it wise to let this stuff out so soon? Some will hear these theories and not stop until they have discovered everything. We want them to know and believe to a degree, but only so far as it's advantageous to our work and our goals. No doubt Johnson isn’t going to let up until he has all the answers. It’s an obsession with him. I think we can use that to our advantage. But we must be cautious with what he presents to the rest of the world. Once the facts are out, there could be unintended consequences. Fully agree we should have an “edit button” ready and inline if the need ever arises. Jay "Dr. Ezekiel Calvin" <zeke.calvin@nia.ts.gec> wrote: I want to see a full script for Johnson’s pilot episode as soon as possible. Can you two follow up on this? We need to have some control over it. Given the nature of the material and the amount of work and discussion that the opening titles script generated internally, the full episode is bound to require some attention. We need to be able to control the narrative and impact. Johnson says the show is about the Queen of Sheba's gold mines. Now that’s an alluring tale if there ever was one. A very old repository, in the heart of the African continent, reported to contain vast riches and knowledge that were lost to history. How did they get there? Why were they set so apart from the rest of the world? What happened to them? As for the shoot location, Central Africa is a viable location for the gold mines, and it is consistent with Johnson’s focus for the last fifteen years. He’s been to this part of the world a number of times. We know he’s looking for something there. His investigations even before NOMAD have centered around “cradle of civilization” themes, or more to the point, “cradle of mankind” investigations. He is fascinated with the subject. One might even say he’s “drawn” to the forces that shaped civilization. All of this is OK for him to pursue, but again, we need to ensure that information flow matches project needs. Zeke