Still from Earth vs. Flying Saucers

Still from <i>Earth vs. Flying Saucers</i>
Still from Earth vs. Flying Saucers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

22 July 2014

 Birthdays
Lauren Bittner b. 1980 (Paranormal Activity 3)
Candace Kroslak b. 1978 (Knight Rider [2008], Planet of the Apes, Demonicus)
Franka Potente b. 1974 (American Horror Story, Run Lola Run)
Colin Ferguson b. 1972 (Caper, Haven, Eureka, Primeval: New World, Matty Hanson and the Invisibility Ray, Lake Placid 3, The Hunger [TV])
Rhys Ifans b. 1967 (The Amazing Spider-Man, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Nanny McPhee Returns, Little Nicky)
John Leguizamo b. 1964 (Kick-Ass 2, Repo Men, The Happening, Land of the Dead, Super Mario Bros.)
David Spade b. 1964 (ALF, Monsters)
Adam Godley b. 1964 (Powers, Battleship, Dollhouse, The X Files: I Want to Believe, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Nanny McPhee, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Willem Dafoe b. 1955 (John Carter, 4:44 Last Day on Earth, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, Daybreakers, Spider-Man, Control, Shadow of the Vampire, eXistenZ, Deadly Nightmares, The Hunger)
Tisa Farrow b. 1951 (Anthropophagus, Hunter of the Apocalypse, Zombie)
Alan Menken b. 1949 (music, Tangled, Hercules, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors)
Albert Brooks b. 1947 (Defending Your Life, Twilight Zone: The Movie)
J. Kenneth Campbell b. 1947 (The Huntress, Angel, Charmed, The Journey of Alan Strange, NightMan, Mars Attacks!, The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake, The Abyss, Wonder Woman)
Danny Glover b. 1946 (Toxin, 2047 – Sights of Death, Space Warriors, Touch, 2012, Blindness, Earthsea, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, Predator 2, Tall Tales & Legends, Iceman, The Greatest American Hero)
Peter Jason b. 1944 (Robosapien: Rebooted, Planet Raptor, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [2006], Alien Apocalypse, Raptor Island, Carnivale, Ghosts of Mars, Perversions of Science, Escape from L.A., Mortal Kombat, Congo, Village of the Damned, Quantum Leap, Arachnophobia, They Live, Alien Nation, Prince of Darkness, Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star, Amazing Stories, Dreamscape, The Incredible Hulk, The Amazing Captain Nemo, Shadow on the Land, Land of the Giants)
Nick Brimble b. 1944 (Greek Gods and Goddesses: Jason and the Argonauts, Loch Ness, Frankenstein Unbound, Cosmic Princess, Blakes 7, Space: 1999)
Terence Stamp b. 1938 (Smallville, Wanted, Elektra, Red Planet, Star Wars: Episode I – Such a Good Cast Wasted, The Hunger [TV], Alien Nation, The Company of Wolves, Superman I and II, The Thief of Baghdad [TV], HU-Man, The Mind of Mr. Soames)
Louise Fletcher b. 1934 (The Genesis Code, Heroes, Wonderfalls, Deep Space Nine, Brimstone, VR.5, Frankenstein and Me, The Stepford Husbands, Virtuosity, The Ray Bradbury Theatre, Tales from the Crypt [TV], Deadly Nightmares, Shadowzone, Twilight Zone [1988], Invaders from Mars, Brainstorm, Strange Invaders, Mama Dracula, Exorcist II: The Heretic)
Perry Lopez b. 1929 died 14 February 2008 (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Star Trek, The Time Tunnel, Creature from the Black Lagoon)
Orson Bean b. 1928 (Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe, Alien Autopsy, Being John Malkovich, Monsters, Innerspace, Twilight Zone)
James Whale b. 1889 died 29 May 1957 (director, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Frankenstein)

A long list today and a lot of good choices for the Picture Slot. Last year it was Terence Stamp as Zod, undeniably iconic. Good arguments could be made for Franka Potente, Colin Ferguson, Willem Dafoe, Louise Fletcher, James Whale and because I'm such a geek for the original Star Trek and Twilight Zone, Perry Lopez and Orson Bean. But I woke up this morning in an Oh That Guy mood, so you are looking at Peter Jason, a guy with over 230 credits on imdb.com and about a tenth of those in live action genre films and TV. (I usually don't list voice work, though I make exceptions. With some actors, I could be here until noon just typing.) This still is from the not remarkably good but still remarkably memorable They Live, John Carpenter's idiosyncratic take on an alien invasion.

Many happy returns to the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories

Predictor: Geoffrey Hoyle in the 1972 children's book 2010: Living in the Future, illustrations by Alasdair Anderson

Prediction: It is very easy and cheap to travel by air. The airplanes are very small and very fast. They seat thirty people and fly them through the sky at over 4,000 miles per hour. Seats are not reserved in advance. You just climb aboard. It is just like the town bus service.

Reality: It's hard to get more wrong about a prediction, though Hoyle saves face a little with the final sentence. If he meant smelly, uncomfortable and a keen disregard for schedules, yes, air travel is just like the town bus service.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Hoyle may not be perfect, but he is followed by Herman Kahn in the regular weekly schedule, so he always looks better in retrospect.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!
  

Monday, July 21, 2014

21 July 2014

Birthdays
Rory Culkin b. 1989 (Signs)
Juno Temple b. 1989 (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Maleficent, Horns, The Brass Teapot, Mr. Nobody, The Dark Knight Rises)
Jamie Waylett b. 1989 (Harry Potter)
Sprague Grayden b. 1980 (Paranormal Activity, Jericho, Biohazardous)
Josh Hartnett b. 1978 (Penny Dreadful, 30 Days of Night, Sin City, The Faculty, Halloween H20)
Justin Bartha b. 1978 (National Treasure)
Ray Galletti b. 1974 (Hemlock Grove, Arrow, Smallville, The Core, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, Jeremiah, The New Addams Family)
Ali Landry b. 1973 (Repli-Kate, Conan)
Charlotte Gainsbourg b. 1971 (Melancholia)
Trevor Etienne b. 1965 (Falling Skies, Terminator Salvation, Charmed, Angel, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)
Susan Swift b. 1964 (Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Amazing Stories, Audrey Rose)
Ike Eisenmann b. 1962 (Race to Witch Mountain, Star Trek II; The Wrath of Khan, Wonder Woman, Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell, Return from Witch Mountain, The Fantastic Journey, Escape to Witch Mountain)
Lance Guest b. 1960 (Jericho, Stepsister from Planet Weird, The Burning Zone, The X Files, The Last Starfighter, Halloween II)
Jon Lovitz b. 1957 (Southland Tales, The Stepford Wives [2004], Little Nicky, Coneheads, Mom and Dad Save the World, My Stepmother is an Alien)
Rory Stevens b. 1954 (Carrie, The Munsters, Bewitched, My Favorite Martian)
Robin Williams b. 1951 (Night at the Museum, The Final Cut, Bicentennial Man, What Dreams May Come, Flubber [1997], Jumanji, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Faerie Tale Theatre, Mork & Mindy)
Art Hindle b. 1948 (Dark Rising: Warrior of Worlds, Mutant X, Total Recall 2070 [TV], Poltergeist: The Legacy, The Brood, The Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
Edward Herrmann b. 1943 (Wonder Woman [2011], Here Come the Munsters [1995], The Lost Boys, Purple Rose of Cairo, The Electric Grandmother)
John Woodvine b. 1929 (An American Werewolf in London, Doctor Who)
Don Knotts b. 1924 died 24 February 2006 (Pleasantville, The Girl with Something Extra, The Reluctant Astronaut, The Incredible Mr. Limpet)

A lot of child actors on the list, the youngest being Rory Culkin and the oldest Rory Stevens, as coincidence would have it. The most iconic younger role would likely be Jamie Waylett as Vincent Crabbe, the thuggish friend of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films. But I decided to go with an older iconic role, Robin Williams' breakout role as Mork back from the 1970s.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the late Don Knotts, thanks for all the memories.

Predictor: The OMNI Future Almanac, published 1982

Prediction: Vasopressin will be commonly prescribed to combat memory loss.


Reality: The Almanac listed several drugs that are supposed to help with memory loss - lecithin, physostigmine, PRL-8-53 - but they gave final billing to vasopressin. According to Wikipedia, vasopressin prescribed to constrict blood vessels and to help retain water. There is no mention of any side effects dealing with memory. This could be filed in The Journal of Unreproducible Results .

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

More fun with Geoffrey Hoyle's predictions about 2010 from 1972.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!
 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

20 July 2014

 Birthdays
Osric Chau b. 1986 (The 100, Supernatural, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, 2012)
Martin McCann b. 1983 (Clash of the Titans)
Rory Jennings b. 1983 (Doctor Who, Frankenstein [1994])
Charlie Korsmo b. 1978 (Hook)
Judy Greer b. 1975 (Jurassic World, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Big Bang Theory)
Omar Epps b. 1973 (Resurrection, Dracula 2000, Breakfast of Champions)
Roberto Orci b. 1973 (writer, Star Trek 3, Van Helsing, Sleepy Hollow, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Star Trek Into Darkness, Fringe, Cowboys & Aliens, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers, The Island, Xena, Hercules)
Sandra Oh b. 1971 (Blindness, Last Night)
Josh Holloway b. 1969 (Lost, Sabretooth, Angel)
Carlos Saldanha b. 1968 (director, Rio, Ice Age, Robots)
Reed Diamond b. 1967 (Revolution, Dollhouse, Journeyman, Stargate SG-1, Spider-Man 2, The Huntress)
Dean Winters b. 1964 (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
Frank Whaley b. 1963 (Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Little Monsters)
Adoni Maropis b. 1963 (Angel, Mortal Kombat: Conquest)
Donna Dixon b. 1957 (Twilight Zone: The Movie)
Jeff Rawle b. 1951 (An Adventure in Space and Time, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Doctor Who)
Naseeruddin Shah b. 1950 (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
Muse Watson b. 1948 (TIMER, Frankenfish, Hollywood Vampyr, The Handmaid’s Tale)
Wendy Richard b. 1943 died 26 February 2009 (No Blade of Grass)
Diana Rigg b. 1938 (Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Snow White [1987], The Worst Witch, Theatre of Blood)
Natalie Wood b. 1938 died 29 November 1981 (Brainstorm, Meteor)
Sally Ann Howes b. 1930 (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
Lola Albright b. 1925 (The Incredible Hulk, The Monolith Monsters)
Paul Christian a.k.a. Paul Hubschmid b. 1917 died 31 December 2001 (The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms)

Nice long list, plenty of choices for the Picture Slot. Last year it was Josh Holloway from Lost, certainly iconic, but on this 20th of July I found myself in a Fabulous Babe mood so I used a picture of Diana Rigg from The Avengers. I don't quite count it as genre, which is a strange piece of compartmentalization in my mind. Not unlike Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, the show mixed straight drama/adventure stories with some sci-fi elements. Besides her undeniable fabulosity, Ms. Rigg is here for two other reasons.

1. Exact same birthday pair with Natalie Wood.  That's a whole lot of pretty for one day.

2. A matched set for the weekend. If we compare and contrast with yesterday's birthday boy Benedict Cumberbatch, we see that each of them deserves the award from Best British Cheekbones for their respective generations.

many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.

Movies released
The Dark Knight Rises released, 2012

 Predictor:Sir Philip Gibbs in his book The Day After Tomorrow: What is Going to Happen in the World, published 1928

Prediction: In less than twenty-five years… the motor car will be obsolete, because the aeroplane will run along the ground as well as fly over it.

Reality: Gibbs might call them "aeroplanes that run along the ground", but we know what he means.

Flying Cars HELLZ YEAH!

As regular readers know, I don't like to discuss flying cars and reality together, because this is one of those times when reality is obviously wrong.



Never to be Forgotten: James Garner  1928-2014

Actor James Garner, best known for roles in The Great Escape, Support Your Local Sheriff (Gunfighter) and the TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, died on Saturday. He did very little genre work, but we was in the alien abduction film Fire in the Sky. Because I count nearly any movie about space travel as genre, he also has credits in Space Cowboys and Space.

Best wishes to the family and friends of James Garner, from a fan. He is never to be forgotten.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

I've stated it many times, but for me, The OMNI Future Almanac gives me a little lift on Monday mornings.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!
  

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Never to be Forgotten:
Skye McCole Bartusiak 1992-2014

Skye McCole Bartusiak has died in her sleep at her Texas home. She was 21 and no cause of death has been given.

Most online obituaries are list her role in The Patriot starring Mel Gibson as her best known role. Her first role was in the genre mini-series Storm of the Century which aired in 1999, so she would have been 6 or 7. Her other roles in genre include The Darkling with F. Murray Abraham, Firestarter II and voice work in Lost.

I debated whether or not I should even post this. When a 21 year old dies in her sleep, "no cause given" is not an acceptable answer. If there is an update, I'll report back.

Best wishes to the family and friends of Skye McCole Bartusiak, from a stunned fan. She is never to be forgotten.

19 July 2014

 Birthdays
Jared Padalecki b. 1982 (Supernatural, Friday the 13th, House of Wax)
Erin Cummings b. 1977 (Dollhouse, Charmed, Star Trek: Enterprise)
Benedict Cumberbatch b. 1976 (The Hobbit, Star Trek Into Darkness)
Bodhi Elfman b. 1969 (Touch, Charmed, Armageddon, Sliders, Godzilla, 3rd Rock from the Sun)
Nancy Carell b. 1966 (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World)
Anthony Edwards b. 1962 (Zero Hour, Pet Sematary II)
Campbell Scott b. 1961 (The Amazing Spider-Man, Final Days of Planet Earth, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Top of the Food Chain)
Terri Treas b. 1957 (Alien Nation [TV], Knight Rider)
K.A. Applegate b. 1956 (author, Animorphs, The One and Only Ivan)
Peter Barton b. 1956 (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, The Powers of Matthew Star)
Dan Hicks b. 1951 (Paranormal, Burbank, My Name is Bruce, Spider-Man 2, Wishmaster, Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero, Darkman, Evil Dead II)
Richard Pini b. 1950 (writer, Elfquest)
George Dzundza b. 1945 (Stargate: SG-1, The Twilight Zone [1986], Faerie Tale Theatre, Salem’s Lot)
Tim McIntire b. 1944 died 15 April 1986 (A Boy and His Dog)
Richard Jordan b. 1937 died 30 August 1993 (Solar Babies, Dune, Logan’s Run)
Pat Hingle b. 1924 died 3 January 2009 (Muppets from Space, Batman, The Shining [TV], Maximum Overdrive, Amazing Stories, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Invaders, Twilight Zone)

Last year, the Picture Slot was Benedict Cumberbatch and this year, same guy. Right now is his moment and it is remarkable that most of this fame is based on a TV show from BBC where three episodes constitutes a season and the seasons are two years apart. There are other options, of course. I might get in an Oh That Guy mood and go with Pat Hingle or maybe Terri Treas in her Alien Nation make-up. But when the 19th of July rolls around next year, don't be shocked if you are once again staring at the impossibly high cheekbones of Mr. B.T.C. Cumberbatch one more time.

It's his world right now and we just live in it.

Movies released
The Conjuring, released 2013

Predictor: David Hummel Greer, (1844-1919), Anglican Bishop of New York, predicting the world of 1993 in honor of the 1893 Columbian Exhibition in Chicago

Prediction: I am satisfied that we are to have a solution to the mighty problem of temperance. This will come neither in legislative enactments nor in criminal procedure. Rather, I think temperance is to be gained solely by the influence of the Christian religion.

Reality: As always when dealing with 1893, we should start with a look at the facial hair. The mustache is large but not ostentatious. The grooming choice that is now out of date is the slicked down hair with the part in the middle.

As for solving the societal problems associated with alcohol, we haven't done that yet and the Christian religion shows no sign of being the panacea in this regard. That said, I'd like to note that drinking as a cost to society has been reduced over the last fifty years. From the 1970s to the 1990s, cirrhosis was one of the top ten causes of death. While it can be caused by hepatitis, the greater numbers from those decades is usually associated with the drinking habits which peaked in the United States in the 1970s and has since tapered off.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Time yet again to glean wisdom from the pages of The Experts Speak.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!

Friday, July 18, 2014

18 July 2014

Birthdays
Brody Nicholas Lee b. 1997 (Cloud Atlas)
Cody Benjamin Lee b. 1997 (Cloud Atlas, The Shiftling, Invasion)
Chace Crawford b. 1985 (The Covenant)
Rosalind Halstead b. 1984 (Dominion, Rage of the Yeti, The Day of the Triffids [2009])
Michael Huisman b. 1981 (Orphan Black, Game of Thrones, World War Z)
Kristen Bell b. 1980 (Heroes)
Kelly Reilly b. 1977 (Puffball: The Devil’s Eyeball, A for Andromeda)
Valerie Cruz b. 1976 (Grimm, Alphas, True Blood, Dollhouse, The Dresden Files, Invasion)
Jed Whedon b. 1975 (writer, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog)
Sarah McLeod b. 1971 (The Lord of the Rings)
Grant Bowler b. 1968 (Defiance, True Blood, Lost, The Lost World, On the Beach [2000], Farscape)
Andre Royo b. 1968 (Fringe, Hellbenders, Heroes, The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
Vin Diesel b. 1967 (The Last Witch Hunter, Pitch Black, Babylon A.D.)
Elizabeth McGovern b. 1961 (Clash of the Titans, Kick-Ass, The Handmaid’s Tale, Faerie Tale Theatre)
Lee Arenberg b. 1962 (Once Upon a Time, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek: Enterprise, Charmed, Dungeons & Dragons, Angel, Star Trek: Voyager, The Apocalypse, Lois & Clark, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Freaked, RoboCop 3, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Wizard, Martians Go Home)
Travis McKenna b. 1960 (Meego, Batman Returns, Quantum Leap)
Anne-Marie Johnson b. 1960 (The X Files, Asteroid, Babylon 5, Robot Jox)
James Faulkner b. 1948 (X-Men: First Class, Relic Hunter, Highlander [TV], The Martian Chronicles)
Tony Azito b. 1948 died 26 May 1995 (Necronomicon: Book of Dead, The Addams Family [1991])
James Brolin b 1940 (Lost City Raiders, Category 7: The End of the World, Terminal Virus, The Amityville Horror, Capricorn One, Westworld, Batman, Fantastic Voyage, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Hampton Fancher b. 1938 (writer, Blade Runner)
Britt Leach b. 1938 (Quantum Leap, Amazing Stories, Weird Science, Wonder Woman)
Paul Verhoeven b. 1938 (director, Hollow Man, Starship Troopers, Total Recall, RoboCop, Deadly Nightmares)
Burt Kwouk b. 1930 (Spirit Warriors, I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle, Doctor Who, The Tomorrow People, Rollerball, Curse of the Fly)
Syd Mead b. 1933 (artist)
John Glenn b. 1921 (astronaut)
Hume Cronyn b. 1911 died 15 June 2003 (Cocoon, *batteries not included)

This year, guys who walked on the moon are trump. While John Glenn did not make that trip, he was the big media darling of the original Mercury Seven. Last year, I had a Syd Mead illustration in the Picture Slot and I might do that again next year, Mead's contribution to the look of the future is so influential, but there are some other choices I might go with instead.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.

Movies released
The Dark Knight released, 2008
Jurassic Park III released , 2001

Predictor: Edgar Cayce

Prediction: The Great Lakes will empty into the Gulf of Mexico in the 1958-1998 era.

Reality: If you wonder why no one talks about Edgar Cayce anymore, crap predictions like this are a big part of it. Yes, he knew enough geography to know the Great Lakes flow to the ocean through the St. Lawrence River, but he predicted massive changes at the tectonic plate level in the second half of the 20th Century and simply put, none of them happened. But there. It's hard to believe now how many people took him seriously back in the day.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

It's the weekend already and time to hear from our futurist pals from 1893 again.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

17 July 2014

 Birthdays
Jessica Amlee b. 1994 (Absolute Zero, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Stargate: Atlantis, Jeremiah, Andromeda, Smallville, Dark Angel)
Tom Cullen b. 1985 (Last Days on Mars)
Melanie Thierry b. 1981 (The Zero Theorem, Babylon A.D.)
Mike Vogel b. 1979 (Under the Dome, Cloverfield)
Eric Winter b. 1976 (Witches of East End, Charmed)
Jason Clarke b. 1969 (Terminator: Genesis [2015], Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Death Race, Farscape)
Alex Winter b. 1965 (The Borrowers, Freaked, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, The Lost Boys)
Santiago Segura b. 1965 (Pacific Rim, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Hellboy, Blade II)
Heather Langenkamp b. 1964 (Star Trek Into Darkness, Perversions of Science, Shocker, Nightmare on Elm Street)
Robin Shou b. 1960 (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Mortal Kombat)
Tim Rose b. 1956 (Wizards vs. Aliens, Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader [TV], Howard the Duck, Return to Oz, Return of the Jedi, The Dark Crystal)
J. Michael Straczynski b. 1954 (writer, World War Z, Thor, Babylon 5, Jeremiah, The Twilight Zone [1980s], Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, She-Ra, He-Man)
David Hasselhoff b. 1952 (Anaconda III, Knight Rider, Click, 3rd Rock from the Sun, NightMan, Starcrash)
P.J. Soles b. 1950 (Alienator, Knight Rider, Carrie)
Catherine Schell b. 1944 (Doctor Who, Space: 1999, Moon Zero Two)
Donald Sutherland b. 1935 (The Hunger Games, Frankenstein [2004], Salem’s Lot, Space Cowboys, Virus, Fallen, The Puppet Masters, The Lifeforce Experiment, Buffy the Vampire Slayer [movie], Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors, Castle of the Living Dead)

Last year, the Picture Slot went to Donald Sutherland, a guy who has been working longer than most of the people on the list have been alive. This year, I decided to feature the work of the puppeteer Tim Rose and his best known alter ego Admiral Ackbar. Next year, I'll likely feature J. Michael Straczynski, whose best work Babylon 5 is unfairly the object of scorn on the modern nerd touchstone show The Big Bang Theory.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list and... hey! Everybody's alive! Yay!
 

Predictor:Moran, Daniel Keys. The Armageddon Blues. New York: Bantam, 1988.

Prediction: A young woman travels back in time from the 28th century to 1962 to forestall a nuclear Armageddon on July 17, 2007 known as The Big Crunch, a disaster which led to a prolonged nuclear winter and a five hundred year dark age. In her own time, women are warrior/hunters, and men are blamed for the war and are not allowed to fight. Radioactive fires still burn and mutants exist. She joins forces with a two-century old immortal who ultimately tries to trigger the war she is trying to prevent, as a means of ending his burdensomely long life.

Reality: Damn those two hundred year old immortals and their secret agenda!

As is often the case with our nuclear holocaust predictions, the description is lifted from the website of Paul Brians, a great resource I am glad I found.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Fridays are Edgar Cayce day here at the blog, still not as popular as Taco Tuesdays.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!