RPC-753

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RPC-753, photographed at Storage Site A-3

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Registered Phenomena Code: 753

Object Class: Alpha-White

Hazard Types: Ideological Hazard

Containment Protocols: Outside scheduled experimentation times, RPC-753 is kept in Storage Containment Unit C-12 at Site-15. Staff with Level 2 clearance or greater are permitted access at any time.

Description: RPC-753 is an electronic tuning device, measuring 3.50 x 2.38 x 6.00 cm, visually indistinguishable from a Samsung SMT-H3362 cable box. It requires no power source and operates automatically when connected. The device generates no heat as it functions. Through the use of adapters, RPC-753 can be connected to devices such as computers or recording devices with which a conventional Samsung SMT-H3362 cable box is not designed to operate; in this manner, changes made by RPC-753 may be recorded, streamed, or broadcast.

RPC-753, when connected to a television set or a computer, will significantly alter the content of fictional films, TV shows and online videos with the introduction of adult themes and content inappropriate for children. Content altered by RPC-753 is characterized by a deconstruction of narrative tropes, application of realistic consequences to events and behaviors, and examination of implications underlying the narrative's departures from reality.

Behavior of characters in these narratives is stripped of idealized narrative conventions and presented more realistically, with an increase in strong language, violence, and sexual themes where these might naturally arise in a realistic setting. Character flaws are sometimes introduced to protagonists, including but not limited to drug use or dependency, bigotry, neglect and abusive behavior, and emotional disorders, where these would not be unexpected based on a character's background.


Test Log: RPC-753

Subject: The Jetsons, Season 1, Episode 3 "The Flying Car", 1962, TV-7
Result: The episode proceeds normally until 03:21 in, when the family attempt to travel somewhere in their flying car. A malfunction causes the flying car to descend to ground level and is rendered inoperable. George is able to contact emergency responders but is informed that it is too dangerous to rescue them.

The family is forced to wander the desolate ruins of a society that, some time before the setting of the series, was destroyed by an unspecified disaster. Those who could not escape died, some quickly from fire and concussive force, some slowly from starvation or from a mysterious sickness; their bodies remain in their ruined homes and workplaces.

Elroy disturbs something in the ruins and kicks up some dust, and later sickens and dies; Rosie the maid suffers sporadic but cumulative malfunctions and shuts down entirely. The rest of the family experience increasing fatigue, nausea, and hair loss. Toward the end of the episode, Judy realizes that the family is suffering from radiation sickness.
Note: None.

Subject: Alice in Wonderland, 1951, G
Result: Film diverges when Alice Liddell consumes psilocybin mushrooms found growing along a garden path. Thereafter, narrative POV shifts frequently between Alice's perception, which largely mirrors the original film (albeit with more disturbing imagery), and an objective POV revealing that Alice is wandering through the Whitechapel district of London in a hallucinatory daze.

The white rabbit of the film is revealed to be a similarly-dressed Whitechapel resident pursued, to his distress, by the clearly deranged child. The "Eat Me" cake and "Drink Me" vial are trash Alice finds in a gutter; the effects they have on Alice in her hallucinatory POV cause her severe emotional distress.
Note: None.

Subject: Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie, 2001, TV-7
Result: Overall, there is a higher level of graphic violence taking place throughout the movie, with scenes featuring disembowelment, decapitation, and the loss of limbs. Explicit language is rarely used, and ranges from “hell” to “fuck”. Overall, the artstyle and production value is closer to the 2017 revival which aired on Adult Swim. However, cinematography appears to take a direct influence from directors of samurai films and westerns, such as Akira Kurosawa.
Note: After initial viewing, Junior Researcher Edwards has requested to test the remainder of the first season’s content. Permission was granted.

Subject: Men Behind The Sun, 1988, R
Result: Output is nearly identical to the original film. Just over 1 hour and 28 minutes into the film, as the members of Unit 731 are evacuating the Pingfan facility and destroying all evidence of their war crimes, two soldiers find that a Chinese maruta has written a message on the wall of his cell in his own blood. The message is in Chinese, and in the original film contains two lines reading 打倒日本帝国主义 (down with Japanese Imperialism) and 中华民族万岁 (long live the Chinese nation). In the film as reinterpreted through RPC-753, the lines read 这部电影不错 (This one's not bad) and The Academy of True Art in English. There are no other changes to the film.
Note: Further contributions to R-rated films by Authority GoI The Academy of True Art are currently being investigated.

+Addendum - Extended test logs for RPC-753

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