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here's an absolutely brilliant passage from Charlie Brooker's latest "screenburn" column in the Guardian:

It must be nerve-racking making a "things to come" show...because a) it's hard enough to predict tomorrow's weather, let alone what kind of tinfoil hat you'll be wearing in 2029, and b) the archives are cluttered with inadvertently funny "ooh, look at the future" shows from yesteryear which got it hilariously wrong, proudly depicting the family of tomorrow enjoying picnics on the moon and having their bums wiped by kindly pipe-smoking robots with twirling antennae on their boxy metal heads.

In fact, it seems safest to limit your predictions to the assertion that your film about predictions will end up being used in a future documentary series as ironic archive footage illustrating how wrong past predictions used to be - especially if you depicted said future documentary being broadcast in 4D on a magic floating screen in an automated Mars penthouse.

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girfan
Nov. 5th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
His television series on the BBC has been brilliant!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/features/screen-wipe.shtml
lifeofmendel
Nov. 5th, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC)
oh, i'm an avid screenwipe follower. Series 4 was absolutely fantastic.
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