Saturday, September 05, 2009

Journalism in the 22nd Century

Over at Movie Mis-Treatments, from the director who bored and confused you in Battle of the Worlds fires up the Confuse-O-Vision for 1960's Assignment: Outer Space:
It is 2116 (four years after the Solar Federation assumed control of all the planets and got rid of a pesky guitar player?) and ace reporter Ray Peterson has been sent by the editor of the Planetary Chronicle of New York to report on a "routine check of infraradiation flux on Galaxy M12." Because what could possibly be more newsworthy and exciting than a “routine check” of something? “Routine,” “usual,” and “humdrum” are always words that get an editor’s toes a-tapping. No wonder newspapers are dying.

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