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#1 of 35 OFFLINE   Grant B

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Posted September 20 2002 - 05:40 PM

Watching a twilight zone and good ole Rod mentions the episode is set in the future....the year 2000! If he didn't mention the year, you can get by the dumb 'futuristic sets'. But by dating it as our time you can see how badly they missed the mark
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#2 of 35 OFFLINE   Jeff

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Posted September 20 2002 - 08:38 PM

The year for Bladerunner always bothered me. I think it's 2019. I don't think it's going to be like that in 17 years. They should have made it 2119.



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#3 of 35 OFFLINE   MichaelAW

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Posted September 20 2002 - 09:17 PM

Yeah, 2001: A Space Odyssey was really ruined because a monolith wasn't found on the moon last year. Posted Image
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Posted September 20 2002 - 10:09 PM

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Posted September 21 2002 - 01:10 AM

And I can't ever watch "Space Seed" or Star Trek II again because I know Khan Noonian Singh didn't rule a quarter of the planet from 1992-1996.
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#6 of 35 OFFLINE   Bruce Hedtke

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Posted September 21 2002 - 07:55 AM

I don't know why it "ruins" it...I find it more laughable in how wrong the person's vision was. Usually, it ends up being 20 years dated compared to reality.

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#7 of 35 OFFLINE   Ricardo C

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Posted September 21 2002 - 09:45 AM

It doesn't ruin films or shows for me, but it sure seems funny sometimes. Hell, even Demolition Man and Timecop are slightly funnier these days.
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#8 of 35 OFFLINE   ThomasC

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Posted September 21 2002 - 09:47 AM

so when do you think we'll having flying cars? Posted Image i'd say 100-200 years, max. hoverboards will take longer...maybe 250-400 years. i'm probably overestimating, but who knows...

#9 of 35 OFFLINE   Ricardo C

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Posted September 21 2002 - 09:52 AM

Sooner than that, I'd say Posted Image

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#10 of 35 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted September 21 2002 - 11:38 AM

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Posted September 21 2002 - 12:46 PM

1984

.. or did it happen?

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Posted September 21 2002 - 01:07 PM

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1984

.. or did it happen?

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Posted Image I was JUST about to post that lol...

But i was gonna say something along the lines of 'hmm, then i have an excuse not to read 1984 in english class! Orwell got EVERYTHING wrong, what was he smoking when he wrote that shizznit up?!' :P)


#13 of 35 OFFLINE   Grant B

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Posted September 21 2002 - 03:05 PM

1984??? Smile for candid Camera!
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And BTW, 2001 is one of my favorite movies....still even when it is past history.
Some movies throw out one reference to a date; it just seems that directors/writers would be smarter to make it timeless and leave out the date.

I remember a Looney Tune where Elmer Fudd falls alseep (ala Rip Van Winkle) and wakes up in 1980, I believe.
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#14 of 35 OFFLINE   BrianShort

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Posted September 21 2002 - 03:14 PM

FYI, there was a monolith found on the moon last year, but it's being covered up by NASA.




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#15 of 35 OFFLINE   Graeme Clark

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Posted September 21 2002 - 10:51 PM

At least some of those were probable at the time they were made.

The year for the new Planet of the Apes was 2029. We'll be lucky to have another space station orbiting earth in 2029, let along Jupiter (or Saturn, or which ever Planet it was).

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Posted September 22 2002 - 05:46 AM

Regarding 1984...

This is Orwell's interpretation of what happened in 1948 he only switched the last two digit.
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#17 of 35 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted September 22 2002 - 07:07 AM

I certainly would have preferred that Ridley Scott not assign a date to the events in Blade Runner. None of the artificial life or space-related technology could have conceivably come about by 2019—and that should have been clearly apparent to Scott back in 1982.

All the talk of "moving to the offworld colonies" and Batty's final speech before dying suggests interstellar travel being a reality. Got news for you: It will be, at minimum, several hundred years before interstellar flight is achieved. More like thousands of years from now.

And yet, despite the artificial life and interstellar travel and flying cars, Scott first depicts Deckard reading a newspaper in front of a store window wherein we see curved, CRT-screen televisions for sale—televisions that look dated by the standards of ten or even more years ago. (Mr. Kubrick's little film, on the other hand, still possesses, among many other virtues, a futuristic look—he envisioned flat, widescreen monitors for one thing. Had the space program not been castrated so soon thereafter, much of what appeared in 2001 could have indeed arrived by the year 2001.)

• Hollywood nearly always guesses over-optimistically about where we'll be in the future and by when. The newest Planet of the Apes, as noted, posits some sort of Saturn-orbiting manned space station by 2029? We'll be lucky to have seen a manned expedition to Mars by then. The problem in Hollywood is that hardly any filmmakers have taken the time to cozy themselves with science and technology and plausibility.

Remember the Space: Above and Beyond series? Intersteller travel by, what, the 2030s? Get real! Or, better yet, read some basic science.

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Posted September 22 2002 - 01:47 PM

Well, I guess I will have to throw all my Space 1999 DVD's away Posted Image .

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Posted September 22 2002 - 02:34 PM

Conan O'Brien had a great spoof of these kinds of things with his old "In The Year 2000" sketches. I guess he stopped doing those a couple years ago. Posted Image

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Posted September 22 2002 - 02:48 PM

Isn't this why X-Men was set "In the near future"?
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