Thursday, December 16, 2010

2011 - The Year of the Megasoid

It is the year 2011 -- the earth has survived the onslaught of invading alien creatures during the 1980s, and mankind is beginning to cautiously move ahead in a post-apocalyptic world. This is the vision of the 1965 televisions show "The Outer Limits". The time it sets is now, but it is interesting to see how the culture is different. For example, everyone has ditched their iPhones for the old rotary desk models with the coiled wire hand set. Cars have their classic styling and chrome bumpers back. In an interesting twist, it wasn't unusual for gangster types to have clones made of themselves, and send them on suicidal hit missions. And in the midst of it all lurks the monstrous Megasoid.

You can re-live 2011 again in this Outer Limits episode courtesy of

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