hey, what about 1984?
That is a notable oversight indeed!
Agreed, but it would just be a blip on the image.
There's lots of things missing from this (Terminator, for instance), I think, but it's a neat idea.
Well I never saw the movie, but in the book the year 1984 was just symbolic, it had been 1984 for as long as anyone could really tell, and probably it would always be 1984. Therefore, it could be just a blip, or maybe it would stretch out forever?
Literally, since one of the "1984" movies was released in 1984, making a bar of zero length. The other "1984" was from 1956. And while I was looking that up, I found a mention of a teleplay shot in 1954. So you've got the same future with multiple pasts.
it just seemed like a good place to start because it's dated in the title. I am not a completist! It's a good list.
has the world forgotten about SOLARBABIES?? what about cherry 2000?
i'm taking my VHS tapes, and going home.
See also: http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-future,1357/
The Movie Timeline has an incomplete timeline of all movies. Here's 2010.
So many potential jokes. I think I'll start with "The spice must whoa."
It should be interesting to see where The Forever War falls on this chart.
I tried to watch The Running Man for the first time last week. Wow what a double governor pile of junk! Can you name other double governor movies? I only know of Batman and Robin and Predator each of which had the same two as The Running Man.
I want to see another axis with values plotted along the dystopia-utopia continuum.
I approve of this idea immensely, although surface-utopian Ã¼ber-fascist societies are a bit of a wrinkle in that axis.
Are there any non-ironically utopian futuristic movies? Seems like all utopia is surface-utopia.
Star Trek, duh.
Unless you meant to imply "...that don't suck."
Ah, massive oversight!
"Star Trek", which made the list, is so squeaky-clean utopian that its attempts at grim underbellies are generally laughable. You could argue that "Demolition Man" was relatively good, too.
It's the year of FREEJACK!
Where are my shotgun toting nuns and brain transplants?
While we have missed many deadlines on this list, I feel confident that by 2017, we will have us back on track.
Unless they got 2012 right.
There needs to be a graph like this for books.
I always thought there should be a continuously updated database, probably user-submitted with some moderation that would contain every sci-fi date ever mentioned in books, comics, movies, tv shows, etc. People could sign up for email updates, and it would email you whenever it was a particular date of interest. On New Year's Day, it would email a happy new year newsletter with the year's info that isn't of a particular date. There'd be a monthly update informing of anything of a particular month+year, but with no date assigned. I think it should be script-accessible, so the most hardcore of nerds could use it to generate their own charts and timelines, or to find things like the number of days between 2 particular events. Countdown clocks are an obvious result.
Sounds like you have yourself a project.
The Buck Rogers movie was set in 2491. Ignoring the series, Earth will be a single isolated dome on old Chicago, surrounded by wastelands and filthy mutants. I wonder how the mutant civilization feels about the white-suited, white-skinned genetic purists who go out and slaughter them en masse.
Duck Dodgers is set in 2350, thus the lower-tech rockets which still have reverse.
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see, I'd have gone with Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525.
Once again, both of the reviews on Spy Game were, in my view, off the mark. Neither of the reviews cited speak to one of the most important truths of this movie, a foundational truth