Sunday, February 10, 2013
10 February 2013
Elizabeth Banks b. 1974
Laura Dern b. 1967
Jerry Goldsmith b. 1929 died 7/21/2004
For importance to the genre, I should put up a picture of Jerry Goldsmith, vital to the Star Trek franchise, but I'm a dirty old man and pretty girls are trump, so I have this picture of Laura Dern from Jurassic Park, the great scene where she and Sam Neill see a living dinosaur for the first time.
I loved that on the big screen.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island released, 2012
For movies in the 21st Century, my criterion for including them is $100 million in box office. I may have to pump that up.
Prediction: In 1987, the Soviets invade Alaska, triggering an all-out nuclear assault on both sides.
Predictor: World War Three, a 1982 NBC mini-series starring David Soul, Brian Keith and Rock Hudson as The President.
Reality: The 1980s were the end of the Golden Age of entertainment based on the idea that OMG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE ROASTING AND SCREAMING!
This was also the era of the lavish mini-series.
This wasn't one of them.
We avoided all-out toe-to-toe nuclear confrontation with the Russkies. There still might be all-out toe-to-toe nuclear confrontation with the Red Yellow Peril. (The Orange Peril? No, that's John Boehner's nickname.) But there's no profit in it, and both sides are definitely keen on profit, even though the Chinese call themselves Commie and scholars like Victoria Jackson consider Obama a Commie.
We're going to have to figure out another way to have an apocalypse. But don't worry, we are very clever and persistent.
Looking ahead one day... INTO THE FUTURE! Every other Monday, the OMNI Future Almanac gets a turn at bat and it is absolutely chock full. So much fun stuff.
Join me then... IN THE FUTURE!