"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)

"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
September 19 is the last post for this blog. Thanks to all my readers!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

17 February 2013

 Birthdays
Bonnie Wright b. 1991
Joseph Gordon-Levitt b. 1981
Rene Russo b. 1954

The actress who played Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films turns 22, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the kid on Third Rock From The Sun and now a movie star in his own right, turns 32, and the delicious Rene Russo is now 59.

Many happy returns to them all.

Prediction: 1996: The Eugenics Wars end. Instead of killing the genetically enhanced “supermen” dictators, they are put in suspended animation in the SS Botany Bay, and sent off into deep space. Among the sleeping exiles is Khan Noonien Singh.

Predictor: Space Seed, a first season episode from Star Trek, written by Gene L. Coon and Cary Wilber, aired 16 February 1967
Reality: Okay, where to begin? Predictions have so much to do with the time in which they are made and in the late sixties, everybody was caught up in the mood of optimism about space exploration and obviously going to the moon was just the beginning, but this one assumes a lot. Less that thirty years after the show is aired, mankind is supposed to have

1. Perfected suspended animation
2. Have enough spaceships lying around that one could be spared to be a deep space deep freeze
3. Have a world government in an advanced enough state that everyone could agree that shipping the tyrants into space was a good idea

How did this prediction do?  I'd have to give it the big goose egg.

Still.

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

Had to get that our of my system. You never know when the next opportunity will present itself.

Looking ahead one day... INTO THE FUTURE! Switching out of the weekly routine for a set of predictions that are simply amazing from Amazing Stories in 1956, looking ahead to the year 2001.

A brief preview of what's in store. Sid Caesar, Salvador Dali, Herb Score, Robert A. Heinlein and... the future of pencils!

Join me then... IN THE FUTURE!


1 comment:

  1. You never know when the next opportunity will present itself.


    My guess is on the anniversary of the STII release.

    We will find out....IN THE FUTURE!

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