‘Deadly Intelligence’ Explores the Dark Moments in Science and History

You now when you find out too much information and you’re just stuck with it, thinking “What the f, man?!” That’s the gist of Science Channel’s new show Deadly Intelligence. The series is eight episodes long and takes a look at the different scientists, inventors, and geniuses whose deaths may have actually been murders.

Heavy shit, right? That’s what caught me when I first heard about the show. I like that it looks at multiple people of interests for each episode. Some widely known, some others perhaps not so much. History is full of unsolved mysteries, especially when it comes to deaths — Ehhh, Lemme rephrase that. History is full of mysterious deaths that are unsolved until governments release documents snitching on themselves years later. This is a running theme in the first two episodes of Deadly Intelligence.

What you know may come back to haunt you

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The first episode takes a look at Frank Olson. Olson was a CIA Biological Warfare Scientist. He died after falling out of a window. This seems like a suicide until you look at all the pieces. You may think this is just fan service for conspiracy theorists, but not in this case. There are too many elements that don’t add up. The show then delves deeper into what Frank Olson was involved in for the CIA.

This is when it’s hard not to get upset as you see the weapons the military is developing. War is war tho, right? (*high pitched* ehhhhh) Well, you see how these weapons were tested on civilians without their knowledge. Fam, come the hell on. The U.S. Government man, these guys just weren’t giving a fuck in the least. You can’t hit me with the “it was a different time” line because when is there a time where it’s cool to test doses of biological warfare on your own people? I’ll wait. This isn’t the least of what Olson was witness to. As the rabbit hole gets deeper the evidence of foul play becomes evident. It’s really upsetting shit, man. I’m not even going to try to be objective.

Say word, Nikola Tesla aka the original Tony Stark is in this too

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Listen, when I saw Nikki Tesla was the subject of the second episode, I was here for it. Don’t you talk a damn thing about science unless you talkin’ bout the god of electricity, Nikola Tesla aka Nikki Tesla aka South Side Serbia aka Raikage aka “Don’t test me, test my theories”. I had read that Tesla’s death was due to age but it was interesting to see the side saying there was more to it then that.

We see just how serious Tesla’s Death Ray was taken back then and how that may have tied into his end. The biggest highlight of Deadly Intelligence’s highlight of Tesla is discovering the purpose for the Death Ray. Fam, he was such a pacifist that he was creating a weapon that would make war obsolete. I ain’t know he was about that life — dude was legit on some Tony Stark arms dealing shit. The way the web weaves from Tesla’s Death Ray to different governments, people, plans, and countries feels a bit eccentric but as Kevin Garnet told us, “Anything is possible. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!”

Science Channel’sDeadly Intelligence airs on Sunday, April 8th at 10:00 pm.

Sidenote: As I watched these episodes I couldn’t help but think about that old George Carlin quote on assassinations. It’s eerily fitting for certain episodes of Deadly Intelligence.

“Here’s an interesting form of murder we came up with: assassination. You know what’s interesting about assassination? Well, not only does it change those popularity polls in a big fucking hurry, but it’s also interesting to notice who it is we assassinate. Did you ever notice who it is? Stop to think who it is we kill? It’s always people who’ve told us to live together in harmony and try to love one another. Jesus, Gandhi, Lincoln, John Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, John Lennon, they all said, “Try to live together peacefully.” BAM! Right in the fucking head. Apparently, we’re not ready for that.”― George Carlin

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