Monday, June 13, 2005

Moon by 2015

That is if everything goes well.

For a while television and bad movies developed the stock character of the retired astronaut who mused about walking on the moon. (This even cropped up in Spiderman II with a character who wasn't supposed to be older than 30--meaning he wouldn't have been born in 1972, the last time man has been there.) Ex-astronauts weren't the egg-head stereotype like typical Hollywood scientists so could be brain-dead and represent godless secular science at the same time.

Other than Spiderman, this character doesn't show up as often anymore. I guess that's the bright side to stagnation.

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