Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival: Time Travel and Thousand-Year-Old Gargoyles are the Future
Even with the cosplay parties, technology seminars, and premieres of local and international sci-fi movies, the 2014 Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival couldn't help but begin over the weekend on somewhat of a blue note.
In the future, goggles are recommended to protect eyes from all of the spacemen pointing at things.
"When I was a kid, we were told there would be flying cars and colonies on Mars," festival co-founder Troy Bernier told Cultist outside the festival's screening room in the downtown Hyatt Regency. "And that was supposed to be in 2000, not 2014."
Like Bernier, fellow co-founder Eric Swain was a fan of a television program called Space 1999.
"On the show," Swain said wistfully, "September 13, 1999 is when the moon was supposed to be blown out of Earth's orbit."
Still, Swain was optimistic about what the next decade holds in store.
"Maybe we'll finally get that microchip in our head!"