During the period 1992-1994, While living in Colorado, and serving as Executive Director for the Colorado Springs Center For The Contemporary Arts, I produced three yearly performance-based events at the Garden of the Gods. These NO FATE events, were based on an unfilmed premise from Terminator 2 / Judgment Day; that the war against SKYNET is won by the Resistance in 2029, when NORAD / Cheyenne Mountain is attacked and the mainframe which controls all Terminator activity is destroyed. Uncomfortable with the image of local Resistance members marching on the evil sanctuary like so many peasants with high-tech torches in their hands, I opted for a more elegant solution. For the second show, I contacted local role-playing gamers, and with their input, created T3: The Battle For Cheyenne Mountain. Play was contained within three locales: NORAD, Falcon Air Force Base to the South, and Manitou Springs w/ its unexplored cave system to the east. In the latter, a cache of hoarded pre-Judgment Day information, including the very strategies and tactics designed during T3, was discovered by the Resistance. Among the disks was a file named OpTube ET 101; downloaded from the Internet prior to August 29, 1997. ET 101 began as a timeline of events SKYNET had compiled that ultimately led to the decision to terminate Mankind, but also included examples of what Humanity was truly capable of. The goal of subsequent games was to encode ET101 into an OpTube; the SKYNET data storage format, and re-program the NORAD mainframe with it, thus reversing SKYNET's original decision. Subsequently, I read William Bramley's "Gods Of Eden". In his introduction, he describes how he came to document the "history of warfare". The similarity of his result to my tracking down of the insidious nature of those who control the human race, led to the concept of "lllumiNation: View World Order": the logical progression of T3 and its inherent expose of the Illuminati / Secret Government / Alien attempt to control reality.
In March of 1997, as Rogue Art Director at Planetary Mysteries, I posted the first online issue of FLYBYTE, and within it - ET101.html; the very file the Resistance will find in 2029. As it is now the summer of 1998, we can only surmise that they were successful, and that the battle for Cheyenne Mountain was won as a result of T3. Judgment Day has come and gone, with so many other things, but something remains. The manipulation of the Human Race; either by itself, or something else, is both more obvious and more subtle than ever. NOW is the perfect place to post the follow-on to OpTube ET 101 (or Entrainment Tonight, as we called it); our response to the war for men's minds that is the not-so-secret agenda of IllumiNation.