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Old August 9th, 2017, 01:01 PM   #1
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Things to Come (1936)

In 1936 they predict the start of WWII with the bombing of London, Dec. 25, 1940. The war lasts until at least 1970 and is much worse than the real one.

Yet, by 2036 things are so good........


Anybody see it?


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028358/...r/rm1087385856
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Old August 9th, 2017, 03:21 PM   #2

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Things to Come (1936)

In 1936 they predict the start of WWII with the bombing of London, Dec. 25, 1940. The war lasts until at least 1970 and is much worse than the real one.

Yet, by 2036 things are so good........


Anybody see it?


Things to Come (1936)
Which starts off with the destruction of the battleship HMS Dinosaur at anchor by aircraft

An equally interesting story is "War In The Air" from 1908 that predicts the blitz with uncanny precision to the point that Wells wrote a new forward for the 1943 edition.

"I told you, you bloody fools. I told you"
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In 1936 they predict the start of WWII with the bombing of London, Dec. 25, 1940. The war lasts until at least 1970 and is much worse than the real one.

Yet, by 2036 things are so good........


Anybody see it?


Things to Come (1936)
I saw it when I was a kid. I liked it but I never took it seriously. It's a movie based on a novel. Don't confuse entertainment with predictions, most of which turn out to be wrong anyway. Where's my flying car?
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Its a great piece of history if you want a view of the West's cultural debate re: Hitler's Germany.

Wells was a huge proponent against appeasement. Also maintained a long term correspondence w WSC.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.indep...767.html%3famp


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Its a great piece of history if you want a view of the West's cultural debate re: Hitler's Germany.

Wells was a huge proponent against appeasement. Also maintained a long term correspondence w WSC.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.indep...767.html%3famp


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The King of Jordon has Churchill beat. He actually appeared in an episode of Star Trek
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