FUTURISTIC BOOKS AND FILMS SET IN DATES THAT HAVE NOW PASSED

Fedaykin

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We will have to add Johnny Mnemonic to the list next year as it does not meet the criteria of this thread being set in the dystopian future of 2021 where millions of people have been infected with a condition called NAS.

 
We will have to add Johnny Mnemonic to the list next year as it does not meet the criteria of this thread being set in the dystopian future of 2021 where millions of people have been infected with a condition called NAS.

I have NAS, about 10TB worth.
 
They also made Psijudge Anderson unrecognisable, a raw bag of nerves rather than highly competent but delightfully eccentric.
I think it was supposed to be set relatively early on, hence Anderson being a rookie and Dredd not being quite as well known outside the judges. If the film hadn't undeservedly bombed there were more Urban-starring sequels planned but presumably the point of that initial film would be to introduce the setting and characters and differentiate it from the Stallone attempt.
 

TamH70

MIA
I have NAS, about 10TB worth.

Most of which you use for hooky films, porn, and your music collection, the rest you've just wasted, eh?
 

Joker62

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And women with big boobies wearing string vests and no bras.

Bugger the flying car.
TBH, I don't think any of the SHADO uniforms were made for comfort!

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TBH, I don't think any of the SHADO uniforms were made for comfort!

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That’s the other thing I find interesting looking at past sci fi attempts, how impractical much of the clothing is and how it reflected the fashion of the day. Space 1999 and Star Trek were in that same mould, space personnel wearing things like flared trousers, plastic belts and a dearth of pockets. Contrast that with the more recent sci-fi stuff and the clothing is far more pragmatic, and one would assume, realistic, flight coveralls and combat uniforms being the norm. If you look closely at the film Ad Astra. Brad Pitt and other military personnel wear a combat uniform with grey patterned camo on the moon. On Mars, the base personnel wear a camo pattern which features more red/orange, not of course that you’d have any use for it on the planetary surfaces under a space suit, but at least some thought has gone into it. Ditto Aliens’ colonial marines, combats, body armour and realistic weapons.
As an aside, I caught a bit of a repeat of Blake’s seven last night and the character Servalan, on the bridge of a space ship was wearing what looked like a party frock, which coincidentally showed off the late actress Jacqueline Pearce’s figure rather nicely. I recall seeing in an interview once, years after Blake’s seven, Jaqueline expressed her delight at potentially being the subject of many a teenage boys professed sexual fantasy.
 

Slime

LE
Apologies for not reading the thread, so may have missed this one.

The film: Moon zero two.
a 1969 space film set around five-six months ago at the time of writing this post.
 

Cold_Collation

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That’s the other thing I find interesting looking at past sci fi attempts, how impractical much of the clothing is and how it reflected the fashion of the day. Space 1999 and Star Trek were in that same mould, space personnel wearing things like flared trousers, plastic belts and a dearth of pockets. Contrast that with the more recent sci-fi stuff and the clothing is far more pragmatic, and one would assume, realistic, flight coveralls and combat uniforms being the norm. If you look closely at the film Ad Astra. Brad Pitt and other military personnel wear a combat uniform with grey patterned camo on the moon. On Mars, the base personnel wear a camo pattern which features more red/orange, not of course that you’d have any use for it on the planetary surfaces under a space suit, but at least some thought has gone into it. Ditto Aliens’ colonial marines, combats, body armour and realistic weapons.
As an aside, I caught a bit of a repeat of Blake’s seven last night and the character Servalan, on the bridge of a space ship was wearing what looked like a party frock, which coincidentally showed off the late actress Jacqueline Pearce’s figure rather nicely. I recall seeing in an interview once, years after Blake’s seven, Jaqueline expressed her delight at potentially being the subject of many a teenage boys professed sexual fantasy.
...always used to chuckle at the actors from Space 1999 doing some of the outdoor scenes and running around in the woods near Slough, with the bottoms of their Lionels all wet and muddy. Class.
 
That’s the other thing I find interesting looking at past sci fi attempts, how impractical much of the clothing is and how it reflected the fashion of the day. Space 1999 and Star Trek were in that same mould, space personnel wearing things like flared trousers, plastic belts and a dearth of pockets. Contrast that with the more recent sci-fi stuff and the clothing is far more pragmatic, and one would assume, realistic, flight coveralls and combat uniforms being the norm. If you look closely at the film Ad Astra. Brad Pitt and other military personnel wear a combat uniform with grey patterned camo on the moon. On Mars, the base personnel wear a camo pattern which features more red/orange, not of course that you’d have any use for it on the planetary surfaces under a space suit, but at least some thought has gone into it. Ditto Aliens’ colonial marines, combats, body armour and realistic weapons.
As an aside, I caught a bit of a repeat of Blake’s seven last night and the character Servalan, on the bridge of a space ship was wearing what looked like a party frock, which coincidentally showed off the late actress Jacqueline Pearce’s figure rather nicely. I recall seeing in an interview once, years after Blake’s seven, Jaqueline expressed her delight at potentially being the subject of many a teenage boys professed sexual fantasy.

I quite liked some of the Star Trek The Motion Picture clobber (bar the unexplained belt buckle gizmos)
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ETA "Sleeves down Jim!!"
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Fedaykin

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That’s the other thing I find interesting looking at past sci fi attempts, how impractical much of the clothing is and how it reflected the fashion of the day. Space 1999 and Star Trek were in that same mould, space personnel wearing things like flared trousers, plastic belts and a dearth of pockets. Contrast that with the more recent sci-fi stuff and the clothing is far more pragmatic, and one would assume, realistic, flight coveralls and combat uniforms being the norm. If you look closely at the film Ad Astra. Brad Pitt and other military personnel wear a combat uniform with grey patterned camo on the moon. On Mars, the base personnel wear a camo pattern which features more red/orange, not of course that you’d have any use for it on the planetary surfaces under a space suit, but at least some thought has gone into it. Ditto Aliens’ colonial marines, combats, body armour and realistic weapons.
As an aside, I caught a bit of a repeat of Blake’s seven last night and the character Servalan, on the bridge of a space ship was wearing what looked like a party frock, which coincidentally showed off the late actress Jacqueline Pearce’s figure rather nicely. I recall seeing in an interview once, years after Blake’s seven, Jaqueline expressed her delight at potentially being the subject of many a teenage boys professed sexual fantasy.
What do you mean 'impractical' I think this future outfit is perfectly practical imho

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Auld-Yin

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This book?
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What do you mean 'impractical' I think this future outfit is perfectly practical imho

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Is that Baldricks posing pouch from the war against the foul myrmedons?
In the same vain, if you really had to be inserted into the most violent open prison on the planet to save the president, because Air Force one had been brought down inside the wire. What better attire than biker boots, skin tight trousers and a capped sleeve T-shirt, finished off with a pirate eye patch and tooled up with a MAC 10 fitted with a scope, you know, for those precision distance shots.
 
I reckon that the change in dress from weirdly disco clothes and camp hippy type apparel has come about because people have realised that, should we actually venture into space, it will be ordinary blue collar people who actually do the colonising of worlds, fighting aliens and keeping the gas mix in a space station on track. Those people will want functional clothes and equipment avoiding polyester and plastics and silly hairstyles.
 
I read Arthur C. Clarke's sequel to 2001, 2010: Odyssey Two , when it was published in 1982.

Gutted we do not have 2 suns and 24/7 daylight
 
I think it was supposed to be set relatively early on, hence Anderson being a rookie and Dredd not being quite as well known outside the judges. If the film hadn't undeservedly bombed there were more Urban-starring sequels planned but presumably the point of that initial film would be to introduce the setting and characters and differentiate it from the Stallone attempt.
They also skipped the skin-tight uniform and the comic book cameltoe

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