Last night, I had some time to catch a little television before I went to bed. I was surprised how every TV commercial for any product had some tie-in to the new Star Wars film, “The Force Awakens.”

Needless to say, the excitement all over the planet is pervasive and perhaps the showing of this film is probably more anticipated than what will be under the tree Christmas day.

As I have said time and time again, films about happenings in space generate a lot of cash at the box office and spark a great deal of imagination about what the future hold for all of us.

The film, The Martian, starring Matt Daman had us dreaming of Mars and resulted in a bit of predictive programming as science reported that they had proof that there was water on the red planet and that water could yield simple extraterrestrial life forms.

If we go back 5 years there were two movies that were shown in theaters that many considered to be predictive programming about another possible space discovery.

Planet X or what the Sumerians once called the Planet Nibiru. Planet Nibiru has been called the destroyer planet that is to bring about the Nibiru cataclysm. The Nibiru cataclysm is a supposed disastrous encounter between the Earth and a large planetary object (either a collision or a near-miss) which certain groups believe will take place in the early 21st century. Believers in this doomsday event usually refer to this object as Planet X or Nibiru.

There were two memorable films dealt with the uncomfortable prospect of a planet like Earth out in space and one earth-like planet that would collide with Planet Earth.

The movie, Melancholia, was released in 2011 and many people did not see it, fearing it was an art film without much substance. However, the plot of the movie was about the arrival of a planet in or solar system that is about to collide with Earth.

This movie was actually quite popular at the Cannes Film Festival during the clamor from the independent websites that something, possibly a companion, was seen near the Sun. This fueled many conspiracy theorists and peaked my interest because not only was Melancholia a movie dealing with this issue of planetary collision, a film called “Another Earth” also deals with the plot of a mirror earth that arrives and how there seems to be a doppelganger effect between our Earth and the new one that arrives.

The theme also was used as a plot device in the TV series called “The Event” – after the plot line involves ancient alien themes and a conspiracy to destroy humans to make way for extra terrestrials on a dying planet. The planet eventually found itself in our skies and was seen in the daytime and at night.

Even Director, J.J. Abrams, the man at the helm of Star Wars, “The Force Awakens,” was also the director of Star Trek: Into Darkness. The film opens with a young Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock on Planet Nibiru.

It also should be noted that in 2012, NASA stated emphatically there was no scientific evidence to support the existence of Nibiru and NASA even released a statement refuting the claims, after the agency was accused of a conspiracy to cover up the Nibiru threat to avoid mass panic.

While NASA still contends there is no threat from a doomsday planet, there are still other astronomers that are still walking in Nibiru wonderland and giving us data that there may be more than one Planet X out in space.

Speculating and theorizing about the existence of yet undiscovered planets in our solar system has been bounced around for centuries. Prior to each new discovery of another outer planet has come detection of anomalies in the erratic, inexplicable motions of the outermost known planet.

These discoveries have often been ridiculed by mainstream science.

The most controversial “undiscovered” and some say hypothetical planet operating within our solar system dubbed Nibiru, The Destroyer or Planet X was made famous in 1976 by noted researcher-author Zecharia Sitchin, in his bestselling book, The 12th Planet. As one of few scholars able to read and interpret Sumerian clay tablets.

Sitchin utilized those ancient texts to make a highly-plausible case for the existence of Planet X coming closest to planet Earth every 3600 years. The Sumerians lived over 6000 years ago in what is today Iraq. They are credited as the first known civilization on earth, inventing mathematics, writing, agriculture, law, schools, astronomy and astrology.

Zechariah Sitchin’s apparent scholastic training, gave him the credibility necessary to convince a portion of the world of his theories including the stories of the Annunaki and the return of the planet Nibiru or Planet X.

Beyond the studies of Sumerian mythologies we learn that the Annunaki served as Gods of many systems within the universe. That is of course if you read the concordance and translations of the King James Bible where one God created the heavens and the Earth, a how a plural group of beings served alongside this God who in the Hebrew tradition was not named.

Moses is told that the sacred name or the Tetragrammaton or YHWH had not been revealed even to Abraham. However he was the one god who was, who is and who shall be. Throughout the Old Testament a word is used by Solomon to remark about the abode of God called, the Olamim or Sanctuary; the place in heaven that is everlasting.

Sadly, most interpretations of the scripture say that the Olam is a tent; others say it is a Tabernacle or a most high sanctuary of God.

Some believe that it was a word for something we now call a system in heaven or a solar system. It is a place of the most high in heaven, a place or planet that God and his servants live. This is known as the “heavens of heaven,” a realm beyond our solar system.

No less than 11 times do we see in the Bible that the bible refers to God’s home or Kingdom as an Olam. An Olam expands to many worlds and as is said in the scripture: “many mansions.”

“In my Father’s house (Olam) are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. — John 14:2

Some even say that the Olamim or Olam is the equivalent of the Mesopotamian winged planet, Nibiru. Sumerian literature speaks of the winged planet Nibiru as an Olam or everlasting tabernacle of the Gods.

The celestial planetary Gods (Nibiru) dwell on this winged planet and they are according to the histories the “first and the last” or “Primeumaton.”

God leads their various missions and the return of the Olam of God has been foretold and this is part of 19th century theories that actually precede the theories of Sitchin. The idea of Planet X, Nibiru, or the everlasting tabernacle of God has been preserved and recorded in the celestial mythos on nearly 300,000 tablets.

Throughout time there has been a story in many pantheons where gods like Apollo, Osiris, Horus, Krishna, Hercules, Jesus and Quetzalcoatl all come from an area that is located beyond the sun or from some unknown Olamim not of this world.

These ancient texts and biblical proof of the old Mazzaroth and astronomy are ridiculed in most theocratic in scientific circles. Each group has their own reason for dismissing these ideas because they are not directly from the bible or that the challenge the foundations for planetary science which by the way have changed many times for centuries.

For example the ninth planet, Pluto discovered in 1930 was relegated in 2006 to minor dwarf planet status. The so-called dwarf planet and its later found moon Charon were then used to explain the observed “wobbles” in Uranus and Neptune’s respective orbits. So we can see that errors in calculating precise positions of known planets hold an enduring pattern of later confirmation of cause determined by each newly discovered planet.

For over a century, scientists have debated that yet more major planets and dwarf planets belonging to our solar system are still out there in space waiting to be found and existing anomalies to be explained.

Way back in 1940, Chilean astronomer Carlos Munoz Ferrada predicted accurately that the powers-that-be would attempt to cover-up Planet X when it comes barreling towards the Earth. Ferrada referred to Nibiru/Planet X as a “Comet-Planet” because it has the size of a planet but speed and elliptical orbit of a comet.

On December 31, 1983 A Washington Post article entitled: “Possibly as Large as Jupiter; Mystery Heavenly Body Discovered,” said the following:

“A heavenly body possibly as large as the giant planet Jupiter and possibly so close to Earth that it would be part of this solar system has been found in the direction of the constellation Orion by an orbiting telescope aboard the U.S. infrared astronomical satellite.

So mysterious is the object that astronomers do not know if it is a planet, a giant comet, a nearby “protostar” that never got hot enough to become a star, a distant galaxy so young that it is still in the process of forming its first stars or a galaxy so shrouded in dust that none of the light cast by its stars ever gets through.”

The truth is stranger than fiction as this report was not on the Internet and was actually reported in hard copy to let the world know that someday we would be seeing this planet—or the arrival of the huge celestial body very soon.

This planet was known as Planet X.

“The most fascinating explanation of this mystery body, which is so cold it casts no light and has never been seen by optical telescopes on Earth or in space, is that it is a giant gaseous planet as large as Jupiter and as close to Earth as 50 trillion miles. While that may seem like a great distance in earthbound terms, it is a stone’s throw in cosmological terms, so close in fact that it would be the nearest heavenly body to Earth beyond the outermost planet Pluto.”

No one spoke of it since — the idea has now long been forgotten except there has always been and always will be the reports of what are called hypothetical planets.

Thirty two years later, a recent discovery published in the same Washington Post has now rekindled speculation as to the reality of Planet X.

In a headline that reads “Scientists claimed they found elusive ‘Planet X.’ Doubting astronomers are in an uproar.” A new discovery of not one but two planets has science once again arguing over the planet’s existence.

Using the Atacama large millimeter/submillimeter array (ALMA), a powerful telescope located in the high desert of Chile, researchers say they have come across two extremely large objects skimming through the outskirts of the solar system.

Though both studies were submitted to the prestigious journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, neither has been peer-reviewed or formally published — steps that are routine with any kind of serious scientific research but especially when pronouncements of previously unknown planets are at stake. They’re both based on limited observations just two spottings apiece for each odd object.

And even after just 48 hours online, they have garnered a great deal of skepticism within the astronomy community. But the researchers say they posted their papers with exactly that purpose. Science has somehow convinced us that all they deal in is factual observations. However the scientists that are so called authorities on anything out in space refuse to allow the important process of inquiry – especially when questions are about uncomfortable theories and hypothetical planets that would blow a huge gaping hole in any hypothesis that has been accepted as fact for decades.

Meaningful dialogue and questions should be brought up and if there is reason to think that there may be some truth to the inquiry then perhaps it is important to bring it to the table.

The only problem that seems to be the biggest obstacle is that anymore science needs a political blessing before it decides to reveal anything that may cause the power of the stronghold to slip.

The marriage of science and politics now has created a schism and the other problem that throws itself in the entire mix is religion.

All three are the biggest obstacles to knowledge of all things that may change the way we see ourselves in the universe.

When research results do not support a prevailing political scientific or religious view, there is the temptation to silence the conclusions. Then, these conclusions wind up in the margins of what can be called fringe or pseudo-science.

Uncertainty is great playground for unfounded conclusions and theories that can become outrageous myths clouding the truths that should have been documented and explored in the first place.

Opponents to anything that points to new and remarkable opinions about our origins or our place in the solar system can portray those with compelling arguments as opportunists that have abandoned all rationality.

Uncertainty should be an argument for more exploration.