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Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Crapularity Is Nigh

io9 (wearing its fun sf-fandom hat rather than its dumb futurology fandom hat) reports that "Ed Solomon, the screenwriter who co-wrote the Bill & Ted movies… and penned Men in Black, will be rewriting the… script" for a Will Smith vehicle based on one of my favorite films -- also, by the way, one of my favorite films to teach -- Colossus: The Forbin Project. I can hear it now: "The Willennium will be a fact as I get jiggy with more and more machines devoted to the wider fields of truth and knowledge." I have a bad feeling about this.

1 comment:

Black guy from the future past said...

crapularity/superlative futurology watch/alert here:

Amazingly, many of the responses to the flagrantly ludicrous and preposterous notions entertained in the piece, are very lucid, poignant and rooted in reality.

*sidenote: the new layout of the site is horrendous. Sometimes, actually most times, "the future" and "change"/"progress" is regress. If a simple webpage layout can't be improved how the hell are we going to make "the future" SUPER? I mean the new webpage layout is like a mini-future, that's the future of the webpage stemming from the past. Horrendous, I say!