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originally posted by: jonnywhite
a reply to: Wolfenz
Great thread OP. I love to read old sci-fi.
Modern technology didn't spring from nowhere.
General purpose programmable computer theorized and half built in the mid 19th century:
en.wikipedia.org - Analytical Engine...
A sawmill in 3rd centiru AD:
en.wikipedia.org - Hierapolis sawmill...
Look here (made in the 1770's I believe):This 13th century man speculated about and built automata:
en.wikipedia.org - Al-Jazari...
There so many things I recognized in Pulp Fiction ( late 1800 to late 40s ) that Now Exist today or Similar to it.. Sort of Like ONE Pulp Science Fiction Writer We all Know Today The Creator of Star Trek Gene Roddenberry of How some of his gadgets and Props of Star Trek more less Became a Reality Another is Famed Pulp Fiction Writer Arthur C Clarke.. Art Imitates Life Or Life imitates Art Either way it has A Way..
Bradbury also had a specific relationship to Star Trek, and especially to Gene Roddenberry. As he said in his remarks at Roddenberry's memorial services (published as his Foreword to David Alexander's biography of Roddenberry), the two were often mistaken for each other. He praised Star Trek for exploring the miracles of life and death, and for being "a moral example in a time when we need it," "in the midst of so much violence and so many shows we don't care about."
1989 A Film called Moontrap with a suspiciously familiar plot about a cigar shaped or long almost cylindrical gigantic spaceship launched from the moon 14 thousand years ago with a dead human astronaut aboard and a possible alien or machine. A living female is recovered alive by two astronaut's in an ancient human moon base only for one of the astronauts to later die then the female and the surviving astronaut who are taken on a second gigantic space craft but escape and destroy the space craft to save the human race. 1.40 second mark onward.
he computer says that the remains are actually human (!), and that they're 14,000 years old. We get to see the computer analyze the ancient astronaut's face for 23 seconds. The computer somehow reconstructs what the guy looked like, and he looked pretty human. The computer then reconstructs the guy's spacesuit, which is red, and his ship, which is big. It came from the moon, from Prometheus Crater. I checked this out, and found that there is no Prometheus Crater on our Moon. Of all the thousands of named craters on the Moon,