[ExI] Have a Soylent Green Xmas!

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 04:14:22 UTC 2010

I saw Soylent Green years later on television.  The film is regularly
spoken of in the media, and so I think any lover of science fiction
cinema (even if only in their twenties) would know of it.  I miss the
smart kind of science fiction films they made  back in the seventies.
I recently saw the Robert Altman film "Quintet," but that was not near
the caliber of Soylent Green.  I would not be surprised of both films
are eventually remade by Hollywood.


I remember when Charleton Heston was hosting Saturday Night-Live, and
he did a comedy skit where he keeps on running down the street saying
things like "computer paper, it's made from people..., people!!!"  And
it ends with his co-workers shrugging their shoulders at his
"revelation," which to them is old old news...

John  ; )

On 12/9/10, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> On 12/9/10, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
>> I suppose that should have been a "Soylent Night" Xmas...
>> Damien Broderick
> Soylent Night, waaaaahahahahahahhaaaaaaa!  {8^D
> There is a bit of context that is missing for many of you, who were not
> regularly going to movies in 1973 and who missed the original Soylent Green.
> I was in late elementary school then, it was rated R, but the ticket takers
> were not police, so I was allowed in, while I was supposed to be viewing
> Disney's latest vapid fare.
> It is amazing to realize that was 38 years ago.  The notion of global
> warming had been introduced, as had the competing theory of global cooling,
> and both theories had approximately equal standing right then, with the
> cooling scenario being far scarier if true.  Right around that time, food
> companies were experimenting with soybean meat substitutes.  The early ones
> tasted terrible.  But at least they were expensive and unhealthy.
> In any case, in the 1973 Soylent Green movie, they made global warming and
> Malthusian population explosions terrifying by depicting soy meat
> substitutes as the only food available to the proletariat, other than the
> proletariat of course, which was the main ingredient in...  Well, rent the
> movie.  It's probably one of the best from that era.
> Anyone else here see that back in the day?
> spike
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