Sunday, September 27, 2015
At Flashbak: Fair-Weather Friends? Six Times Sci-Fi TV Imagined Weather Control Machines
My second Flashbak article in the past week surveyed the cult-TV series that featured a familiar plot line: a villain who plans to use a weather-control device to...take over the world.
Here's a snippet and the url (http://flashbak.com/fair-weather-friends-six-times-cult-tv-imagined-weather-control-machines-40713/ )
"At last, a definitive answer to the question: is climate change caused by man?
If you follow cult-TV history, you already knew the answer is affirmative. Mad scientists, super-villains, aliens and other creatures have been altering the weather -- intentionally -- since the 1960s.
It’s a dream we all might understand. Wouldn’t you like to make it snow so you don’t have to attend school, or work? Wouldn’t you like to make it rain during a drought? Or bring sunshine to a slate gray sky?
In cult-TV history, that dream has frequently been a reality.
Across the decades, many programs -- from horror, to sci-fi, to fantasy -- have focused on individuals who endeavor to control the weather through experimental instrumentation or machinery.
Here are some of the most memorable examples..."