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I’d noticed that it’d been too long since I’d seen anything Batman related and decided that I would have a Batman Marathon last weekend. I didn’t quite manage it though. I only managed to get through about 21 episodes of the Batman series! Still really good going though. You have to love how cheesy the series is. If you really really look at it and analyse it, it’s rubbish, but it brilliant at the same time! Adam West is definitely my favourite Batman actor.
I usually watch a couple of episodes of The Twilight Zone before I go to bed, but I think I’m going to start watching Batman instead.
You know what I would really like to see? Christian Bale’s Batman put in the 1960’s Batman series! Literally just plop his character straight in to it! You imagine his dark broody Batman fighting the Cesar Romero Joker!
I don’t know why, but the last couple of weeks I’ve been a bit down. It didn’t help that I had a cold as well. I’m not sure why I’ve been a bit down. Maybe it’s been a combination of coming down with a cold and miserable weather. I usually start to feel a bit down when the weather starts to get really cold.
After this weekend though, I’ve got my smile back… and I like it. I’ve been in a great mood all week. I suppose it’s because I had such a great weekend and it’s set me up for the rest of the week
I apologise for just giving a video post on Monday. I wanted to post something, but had to dig into my stock pile. I’ve been working on about 4 or 5 big posts recently and not had time for this type of post. I’m trying to write some big posts which will hopefully boost traffic to the site. I’ve set myself a little goal of 100 hits in a day by January 2011, but if I’m honest, I’m a little doubtful. It’d be nice though. I want to say something now though, I’m not motivated to do this for financial reasons. In the last 10 years I’ve not made a single penny out of Blogging and I aims to keep it that way!
If the scheduling service is working correctly, I’m currently in line to watch Jackass 3D! I love Jackass. It’s hard to believe that they’ve been going for nearly 10 years now!
Am looking forward to this weekend already. I’ve got a couple of films I need to watch. I’ve got the Twilight Zone Movie and Batman: Under the Red Hood to watch!
There’s a web series I’m watching at the minute which has to be one of the best things I have ever seen on YouTube… BlackBlox TV.
It’s kind of like the Twilight Zone, only a lot shorter and creepier. Everything about it is brilliant; the camera work, editing, the plots etc. You should totally go and check it out if you’re in to things that are a bit eerie and strange!
The teaser/trailer for it is below:
As we start a new decade in this millennium, I can’t help but think what’s install for us in the next 10 to 20 years. I’ve been watching a lot of old ’50s and 60s science fiction over the last few months, and you can’t help but laugh at how rubbish it looks now, and how much they missed the mark by. One of the episode of the Twilight Zone I was watching thought that’d we’d be living on planets outside our solar system by the year 1973! Blasting there in our thin, flimsy rocket ships, piloted by good looking Astro man with a cigarette in one hand, and a Martini the other. Every planet we would land on would have a breathable atmosphere and be populated by attractive American-English speaking, overall wearing, humanoid aliens… who also smoke.
Already in the last few weeks we’ve seen Google release their “Superphone”, and Microsoft release their “Slate” PC. Everyone’s eyes are currently on Apple, to see what their next big thing is. My guess is that what ever it is will start with a lower-case “I” and be very similar to the iPhone. But that’s just me.
One thing I would love to do is write a letter to a futurologist in the 1960s and describe our lives today. To you and me, our lives seem quite boring, and the technology around is very humdrum. To my generation especially, the Internet and the mobile phone are as part of every day life as breathing in and out. They’re nothing new to my generation. To older generations, they seem weird and futuristic. To us, a touch screen phone smart phone is, well, quite boring.
So here goes. This is my letter to a 1960’s futurologist:
To whom it may concern,
Please do not be alarmed. I am writing to you from the year 2010, and I would like to discuss with you the differences and similarities between our times and also where the 1960s vision of the future has missed the mark completely.
Firstly, I do not live in a colony on the moon, or in a futuristic pod like domicile. I live in a 1930’s terraced house. The house itself has not majorly been changed since it was build and the only change visible from the outside is what we call “Double Glazing”. This is where each window has two panes of glass separated by a vacuum to keep heat within the house, the the cold out. They do not look majorly different to what windows look like in your time.
Each member of my family owns their own car. No, we are not millionaires. We all work, but the price of the average car is more affordable than in your time. Contrary to what you might expect, the cars do not hover, or fly. They still use a combustion engine and have four wheels. The only major advancement in the last 40 years has been in safety and reliability. We are seeing an increasing amount of “Hybrid” (combustion and electronic engine) cars, and there is a real push for people to think about buying Hybrid, or completely electric cars.
Almost all of the population owns what is call a “Mobile phone”. These are like your ordinary telephones, however, they can be used anywhere, at any time and do not have any external cables. These can fit in the palm of the hand and easily fit into people’s pockets. In recent years, mobile phones have changed to include more features. For example, mobile phones can now take digital pictures and store them on the phone to be used later. Other features they now include; Calendars, a simple messaging system, alarm clocks, a music players, a calculator, games, a phone book and the majority of phones can now access “The Internet”.
Computer Technology has improved vastly since your time. Computers are no long reserved for multi million dollar corporations or universities. Almost every household now owns a personal computer. I myself have 3 personal computers, however, my family own several computers. Computers are small and come in two forms; Desktop and Laptop. A desktop computer has a base unit (about the size of a briefcase), a keyboard and mouse (devices used to input information into the computer and to select object on the screen) and an external monitor (device used to see what the computer is doing). These can sit on any desk and not take up too much space. The average computer can hold up to 200 Gigabytes of data. Some now come with 1 Terabyte of data! People mostly use their computer to write documents, do calculations, store videos, pictures and music files and access “The Internet”.
Round about your time, work on the Internet began. It’s hard to describe what the Internet actually does. The Internet contains vast amount of Information on almost every subject matter. This has therefore rendered Encyclopedias obsolete. People use the Internet for a variety of reasons, but almost everyone uses it.
There was no nuclear war. We’ve still not proven the existence of aliens and we have yet to land a man on anything other than the Moon. If anything, human evolution has ceased due to global warming and the introduction of things like “Central Heating”
I hope this has given some sort of insight into what is install for you in the next 40 years.
This is a great video found on YouTube…
Over the past few months, I’ve really gotten into classic science fiction TV and films. One show in particular, The Twilight Zone, has got me completely hooked. I watch at least one episode every night. When I’m away from my Laptop I put some episodes on my phone. That’s how hooked I am! You have to admire the imagination of Rod Serling and there’s something poetic about his introductions that you just don’t get today. Here are some of Rod Serling’s quotes. You can’t help but get drawn into the stories and after watching it for a while, you don’t care that you’re watching it in black and white.
Some of my favourite episodes are ones that involve space, or space travel in anyway. The tin “Rocket ships”, and ‘60s prediction of technology in the future is now laughable, however you must remember that these were written before we’d even managed to leave the atmosphere. To know that we were working on a space program must have been quite exciting and must have captured the imagination of almost everyone in the ‘60s. I would have love to have lived in the sixties… I look good in a suit.
I’ve not seen any of the ‘80s and naughtie’s revival episodes yet, but I plan on watching them after I’ve watched the entire original run. The revivals might ruin it for me!
I’ve been watching The Outer Limits as well when I get the chance. I find it harder going than The Twilight Zone. The episodes are an hour long and seem to take ages to build up anything. Don’t get me wrong, I like it, but I prefer The Twilight Zone!