Friday, April 28, 2023

The Futurethon is Now! – Day 1 Recap


Futurethon Banner

The future is closer than you think… Because it’s already upon us. Welcome to Day One of the Futurethon, hosted by Yours Truly and my forward-thinking co-host Gill Jacob of Realweegiemidget Reviews! Over the next three days and perhaps one more (wink, wink, nudge, nudge), we’ll be featuring various visions of tomorrow from the big and small screen.


Silent Running

If today’s crop of exemplary posts is any indication, we’re in for a treat this weekend. If you’ve signed up, but your post isn’t quite ready (present company included), we’ll feature it on Day Two or Day Three. Latecomers are also welcome (just drop us a line). Post a comment below, email me at, or DM me on Twitter (@barry_cinematic). You may also contact Gill by commenting on her post, through her blog’s Contact Me page, or on Twitter (@realweegiemidge).


Now, let’s rev up the time machine and journey into Day 1…

Beyond the Time Barrier Poster

The intrepid Brian from Films Beyond the Time Barrier takes us (wait for it)… Beyond the Time Barrier (1960) 


Death Race 2000 Poster

Fasten your seatbelts and hang on for a bumpy ride, as Terence Towles Canote from A Shroud of Thoughts reviews the Roger Corman cult classic, Death Race 2000 (1975) 


Aeon Flux Poster

How does an animated TV show translate to a big-budget film production? Rebecca from Taking Up Room dishes out her opinion of Aeon Flux (2005). 


Dune Poster

Let’s travel to the year 10,191 as Sean from Garden of Memory takes a look at Dune (2021). 

Alien 3 Poster

Is the third time a charm? Let’s find out, as John from UK Film Nerd examines David Fincher’s Alien³ (The Assembly Cut) (1992). 

Moon Poster

But wait, there’s more, as John also explores Duncan Jones’ Moon (2009).  

Robot and Frank Poster

Scampy from The Spirochete Trail takes a few steps into the not-so-distant future with Robot and Frank (2012)  


Soylent Green Poster

What’s eating you? Chris at Angelman’s Place discusses the dystopian nightmare, Soylent Green (1973). 


The Last Child Poster

Don’t touch that dial! Sally Silverscreen from 18 Cinema Lane tunes into the TV movie, The Last Child (1971). 


Metropolis Poster

Paul from Silver Screen Classics visits the city of tomorrow, today, with his review of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927).

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Let Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews be your guide to Earth of the future, as she meets Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979). 



  1. Hi Barry,

    Here’s the first of my two entries:

    Mad Max will be on the way during the course of the day.

    Have a lovely day,

  2. Hi Cat! Thank you so much joining our blogathon. I'll add your link(s) to my Day 3 update tonight!