Seems like Watson provided the best analysis one could get; outside just asking Stephen Colbert...
By Any Other Name references two or three first season episodes. For 1967 that's a lot.
One of the dumbest movies I've ever loved. It was gorgeous and stupid and awesome and silly and a delicious mess from one end of the train to the other. It works equally well as science fantasy and as satire of science fantasy. You can take it seriously or not, and still enjoy it either way.
Those were the people in the Rave scene that were all hopped up on drugs. If I'm not mistaken. The Film gets real metaphorical, but I think the theme overpowers any logic problems.
Don't worry, it will get Cult status
They've been trying to get him on Hannibal for over a year, and he hasn't bit. So he may not be too interested in acting anymore.
db had a heart attack at the end of the Reality tour, and has (more or less, this is Bowie, after all) retired from touring. There is a video of that tour, which is worth a visit.
He's just sick of lollipops in his eye, is all.
You can be so cruel.