"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!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

15 June 2013

 Birthday
Elizabeth Reaser b. 1975

Ms. Reaser is best known in genre films as Esme Cullen in the Twilight series.

Movies released

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer released,  2007
Batman Begins released 2005

When I was a kid, the Fantastic Four was the comic title I looked forward to the most each month. It's a damn shame the FF movies have been so crap. I kind of liked Batman Begins because Ra's Al-Ghul is Batman's most interesting villain, but unfortunately the next movie had to have The Joker in it and the series went downhill from there.
 


Prediction: In 1981, the Titan Station is established on the moon of Saturn of the same name. No further space exploration happens until 2013.

Predictor: James Blish, They Shall Have Stars, published 1956

Reality: I'm going to give Blish some props here, though clearly we haven't established any bases even on our own moon. Most sci-fi writers not just assume space exploration, but assume it's going to be zoom, zoom, zoom, bigger, better, faster every year. Blish sees that's it's going to be start then stop, moving at a weird jerky pace. He also takes some basic math into account and realizes that we need to increase human life expectancy for space travel outsideour solar system to make any sense at all.


Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

An exact date from Stephen King. As you might expect, it does not bode well for the human race in general.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!

1 comment:

  1. Stephen King? I hope you're not picking on the big guy because of my little joke earlier. I suspect...dismaying things...happen to people he doesn't like.

    Anyway, I'm putting my fiver down on that exact date coming from The Stand.

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