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[–] [email protected] 69 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Bell Riots coming up this September! Keep an eye out for a guy who looks suspiciously like Captain Sisko.

[–] [email protected] 29 points 1 month ago

"Was able to establish a wide broascast data link through the planetary communication system" is such a fancy way to say "got viral on a tik-tok livestream" which would be the most likely outcome

[–] [email protected] 22 points 1 month ago

It's frustrating that the only thing unrealistic about this episode is that a riot would actually change anything

[–] [email protected] 58 points 1 month ago (3 children)

This is a terrible way of visualizing data. Who uses a bar chart for yearsβ€½ It should just be a timeline.

[–] [email protected] 46 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Because it's demonstrating the difference in time between the year the movie was created and the year the movie depicts.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Still an awful visualization, since the scale of the chart makes it impossible to compare the release years. Also it should have a legend explaining that.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

It is a timeline then. I thought that what it was, but a legend would have been nice.

[–] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago (1 children)

The bar is from actual release year to setting year, that's why the left edges aren't aligned

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago (2 children)

The annoying thing is the vertical line (when this infographic came out) wasn’t updated so it just looks like a random line.

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[–] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Timeline would suck. The right side would be so far it would compress all the data.

Clearly this should be a pie chart.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Nah, they should go with a box and whisker. One box for release date, one for date depicted.

[–] [email protected] 43 points 1 month ago (3 children)

Hmm idk I feel like we’re way closer to idiocracy than ~400 years

[–] [email protected] 39 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Naw. We'll never get there. The idiots in Idiocracy were aware of their own stupidity, and the second they find someone smarter than everyone else, the people in power immediately step down to let him tackle their most pressing issues.

The idiots IRL think they're geniuses, and when the ones in power run into someone smarter than themselves, they run a smear campaign and/or incite violence against that person.

The future we're falling into is much darker than the one depicted in Idiocracy.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

President Camacho legitimately being a better leader than most IRL heads of state rn. It wasn't really the guys fault he was an idiot being born at the point of degredation he was and the guy still institutes a state wide intelligence testing program to find the smartest person he can and put that guy in charge.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago

Takes at least two years to convince people Gatorade is better than water for plants.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Nah, we're never gonna get to idiocracy. The movie's premise rides on the idea that intelligence is a heritable trait, or a measurable quantity. It is more the case, I have observed, that people are idiots by necessity. You know, it's uhh, difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it. It's pretty easy to just call everyone stupid, and then move on, but it's much harder to understand specifically why they're stupid.

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[–] [email protected] 22 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (1 children)

No love for "A Boy and His Dog" which is set in 2024 and is one of the big inspirations of the original Fallout games?

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I just watched a trailer. Is it as bad as it looks?

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

It basically kicked off how we do dust punk in media and without it there wouldn't be Fallout or Mad Max as we know them today so, no? It's weird for sure and not everyone is going to like it, also it's incredibly dark and would probably be easier to list the trigger warnings it doesn't have than does, I think it's a legitimately good movie

[–] [email protected] 21 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I had no idea V for Vendetta was based on the future

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

It's starting to look terrifyingly accurate....

[–] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago

Show me the grim dark future of the 41st millennium on the timeline!

[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Can't wait to learn how the three seashells work and get some gourmet Taco Bell once the Demolition Man timeline gets here in a few years.

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[–] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I thought we were already in 2505

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

This seems like the most likely outcome at this rate. At least costco will have public transit.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago (4 children)

The movie zardoz makes every other shitty movie look like a masterpiece. That schlock was so unwatchable I couldn't stand it for more than maybe 15 minutes

[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Yeah but Connery's ponytail and harness thong.

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[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

I mean I guess if you're attracted to men, that's a plus? Was a pretty awkward 15 minutes for me. I kept looking for why people watch this movie but all I found were cocaine-based creative decisions

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

Oh you missed out. The ending is fuckin glorious!

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[–] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago

Was gonna ask about star wars but then I remembered that's in the past

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away...

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago (3 children)

Not going to lie, I have no idea how to read this chart. Years go down, but also to the right for some reason? What does the vertical line on the year 2000 represent? Why do some of the bars start to the left of that line? Does the horizontal span of the bar represent the timeline within the movie?

It's really pretty, but I can't make heads of tails of it. Can someone help?

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

This is a diverging bar chart sorted by the date in which the film was supposed to take place.

The vertical line on 2000 represents the "Distant Future, a new millennium" that a lot of sci-fi and dystopia media looked at in the past.

The left side of that bar represents the ~year the film was produced in our reality. This chart would make more sense if they included the production/release year of the film instead of an approximation on the condensed scale.

The right side of the bar represents the year that the film takes place.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Left bar is year of release, but is has to be an old graph (apart from the "you are here")because none of the movies are newer than year 2000.

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[–] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

The original RoboCop movie, at least, never gave a specific year.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

I cant wait for 2047

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Almost time for children of men. "Alright, yer 'fugees now. Show Syd the 'fugee face. Sad face."

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[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

I watched Soylent Green for the first time about seven years ago and was surprised a film from the 70s was tackling the issue of climate change back then. It's a pretty good film, but I thought it ended a bit too prematurely. I wanted to see what happened after the lead character makes his chilling discovery.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Shit i need to watch soylent green again

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[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

2027-2032 is going to be a wild ride.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

The arrow is pointing the wrong direction.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I thought the new planet of the apes movies took place in present times

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago (1 children)

This is about the old one.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

oh yeah, I see the starting point in the chart now.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

opening scene of the terminator , 2029 i think.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

Babylon 5 (The Gathering) is set in 2257 and the following years. To my surprise, it's pretty close to The Fifth Element's timeline. However the date is about the same thing they have in common.

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