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What Will Haven Be

One thing I’ve seen noted about the future in Back to the Future Part II is that it more or less assumed certain trends would continue in the same way. Inflation was particularly bad in the 1980s, so there were … Continue reading

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Suck It, Gilgamesh!

I’ve written many times about the references in video games to classical mythology, but I don’t think I’ve yet given Gilgamesh, as he appears in the Final Fantasy series, his own post. The source of his name is obviously the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Crossover of Tomorrow!

When I did a post a few days ago on a Disney Afternoon crossover that involved characters who presumably don’t exist in the same continuity, I had forgotten that a Simpsons/Futurama crossover was being aired on Sunday. The Simpsons has … Continue reading

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Wave of the Future!

We got another look into the Simpsons’ future in the most recent episode, and it looks like they’re actually trying to be somewhat consistent this time. Several early episodes included looks into the future, one of the most memorable being … Continue reading

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Time, Time, Time, See What’s Become of Me

The theme of time travel is so prevalent in fiction and general speculation these days that it surprises me a little how recent it really is. I guess part of it is because the idea of time as something through … Continue reading

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Bad News, Nobody

Throughout its run, Futurama has had several of what could be considered series finalés. “The Devil’s Hands Are Idle Playthings” was the end of the original run on Fox. Into the Wild Green Yonder marked the last of the direct-to-video … Continue reading

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My Venus of the Stars

Aphrodite is the goddess of love and beauty, which makes her sound like she should be one of the friendlier deities, but such is not necessarily the case. Like most members of the Greek pantheon, she could be helpful or … Continue reading

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Designer Genes

I have a few things to say about last night’s new Futurama episode, “Leela and the Genestalk,” so I figured a post would be in order. I have to wonder how many other people are still even watching the show, … Continue reading

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Magical and Mechanical Modification

When discussing Oz and its motley assortment of characters who are alive despite not containing genetic material (at least as we know it), or as in the case of Tik-Tok NOT alive although they can perform pretty much all the … Continue reading

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Cybernetic Society

I haven’t been saying much about the new Futurama episodes, largely because I can’t think of a lot to say. The recent ones have had their moments, but I feel they’ve been rather lackluster overall. “Saturday Morning Fun Pit” was … Continue reading

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