Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Space 2014

This is good to see: we're very used to seeing New York blown up by aliens (yawn) but less so London. It puts volcanic ash clouds in perspective, anyway. And a great if unlikely soundtrack.



It's part of a campaign to bring the World Science Fiction Convention to London in 2014, an objective that seems both worthy and fun and which we (OK, I) at Ragbag support wholeheartedly (that should swing it).

But 2014, eh? For someone who grew up watching Space 1999 that sounds an impossibly long time into the future. We will surely be living on other planets by then and travelling by jetpack (volcanic dust permitting, of course).

H/t Urban 75.

5 comments:

worm said...

I predict there's going to be a lot of mind-melding in 2014, and also an app that helps you locate your lost socks

zmkc said...

Feel a bit chizzed that the London Eye didn't get blown up at the end.

Gaw said...

Worm: But we won't need socks by then as we'll be wearing all-in-one, clinging nylon suits...

z: Nice use of chiz. The scene does however confirm that the Eye (Sauron reference) is a thing of great evil.

Brit said...

There's a theory mentioned in The Times here that sci-fi's love of blowing up major cities is partly responsible for the failure of the warmists to win hearts and minds.

Gaw said...

That seemed very sane. It'll never catch on.