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This post is a part of Scifi Month.

Who needs the radio when you can go outside and listen to this floating speaker in the smog with a gas mask on.

When I was a child the Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy, barf) not only used to play those completely fun, in a different way, made for TV monster of the week movies, they also played lesser known, older films. ZPG stands out in my mind as one of the most intriguing. I remember seeing it and thinking that it was disturbing, campy and interesting. I finally managed to rewatch it recently and it’s still all of those things.

ZPG was filmed in 1971 and released in 1972 so it’s a very 70s (jumpsuits and all) version of the future. I recall the now defunct Disney’s Horizons when I visited there in the mid ’90s as totally reminding me of this movie (it was the early ’80s vision of the future).

ZPG’s main plot line concerns the title, zero population growth, which is how a country limits the population when it becomes too great to sustain. Though the film is billed as a British science fiction film it was shot in Denmark. There is a very aristocratic British feel to the film but most of the characters do not speak with a British accent.

The exact date of the future depicted in ZPG is unclear. The beginning mentions a 30 year ban on having children but they don’t say what year it is and then the film picks up about 8 years after that. You get the feel that the film is supposed to be set far ahead from the 1970s but because they were in the 70s that is what is constantly referenced.

Some parts of the film are most likely due to the fact that the UK had passed the Abortion Act of 1967 and approved contraceptive birth control a few years prior to that.

Babies are marked with this blacklight head tattoo when they are born so there isn’t a way to get away with just having a kid and saying that he or she is a certain age. So what happens if they find out that is exactly what you did? I’m glad you asked because they fucking gas your entire family in this thing.

The film focuses on Russ McNeil and his wife Carol McNeil who work in a museum that displays all of the things that no longer exist in the current smog filled, baby scarce present. They are part of the swinging ’70s dinner date display.

check out this little rebel, that flower is federal property

She is only allotted this wine because she is in an exhibit.

Well what if I still want to bone my husband, you may ask. Easy, just abort that fetus with the abortion machine that is conveniently located in your bathroom.

If you are feeling a little blue about this state of affairs you can call your psychiatrist on your home video phone. He gives out superb advice that includes watching porn (totally reminded me of THX 1138) and buying these creepy robot children to satisfy that mothering urge.


If one fake child doesn't do the trick you can start collecting them like her coworker, Edna.

Things aren’t all bad though. I mean at least you get an allotted amount of food calories (that come in tubes) and you can totally visit your parents in the senior museum.

They say he's depressed...I don't know why. I mean he has the best chair I've ever seen.

Plus they have a totally personalized Home Shopping Network.

"I thought you wanted a tree, not a tree salesman". He's dry but it's kinda working for him.

As you can imagine his wife is not satisfied and decides that she will keep her baby. So she hides in the basement for 9 months and they say that she left him. It makes it really hard for him to fight off her friend, since they had been swingers before. When he needs to learn how to deliver a baby he just goes to this modern library with video machines that you can learn things on. Of course learning about childbirth is illegal but he has a great cover and gets to act like this.

Well when their friends find out about that baby they decide that they should all just share it. I mean they were all sharing each other prior to that anyway. So why not?

I don’t want to give away the ending but let’s just say that Edna is not all there.

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Well instead of posting more often in July I was scattered and down in the dumps so I posted way less because I like to keep this blog positive. So I will be extending all 3 topics into August.

90s Month

I actually did complete 4 90s Month posts in July but I have drafts for more topics that I want to discuss about the decade.

Scifi Month

I totally dropped the ball and haven’t posted anything scifi related yet but I have been watching a bunch of scifi movies and TV shows and reading some scifi books. I plan to do a series of scifi related posts this month. I will be doing a Netflix post plus reviewing some movies and books.

30 for 30

While I haven’t posted any of my 30 for 30 outfits yet I have worn quite a few of them and already have some of the pics edited on my computer.

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Welcome to July readers!

Hopefully I’m not biting off more than I can chew here but I’ve been full of ideas lately (to give you an idea, 1/2 the posts in my dashboard are drafts). I had already decided that I wanted July to be 90s Month, plus I’ve been getting into watching/reading more scifi stuff and I’ve decided to participate in Kendie Everyday’s 30 for 30. Now this is going to amount to a ton of posts this month but don’t worry if none of these subjects interest you. I will still be blogging about additional topics, including more Netflix Streaming posts and a couple of new Photo Sets.

90s Month

1996

90s Month will feature a bunch of posts on things that I loved about the 90s including movies, fashion and music. If you would like to participate and write a 90s post on your own blog during July just leave a comment on 1 of my 90s posts. If I get at least a few of those I will feature them at some time during the month. I know, I know, you’re thinking, “Uh, Mary, isn’t it always 90s Month on here?”. Shut up! But seriously, I do realize that I reference the 90s a lot because it was fun.

Scifi Month

2032

I have gotten into scifi films and books lately. Plus the DVDTalk forum does an Annual Summer Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge that I haven’t participated in during the past so this seems like a great time to give that a try. These challenges are basically about trying to watch as many films/TV shows pertaining to a certain genre in a certain amount of time. My list is here. It isn’t complete yet. I will not be mentioning everything on it on this blog so feel free to check it out.

30 for 30

If you don't love boots we probably can't be friends.

The 30 for 30 challenge is a great challenge that many women have been doing for a while. You basically pick 30 items out of your wardrobe and during the time that you choose to allot to yourself you use them to make 30 outfits. I haven’t done this in the past but the rules are much simpler this time, which is great because I’ve always had to follow my own rules. I can’t be hemmed in to choose all of my pieces a month before I wear them but I’m going to do my own version of this. My main aim is to try to wear outfits instead of just throwing on my comfy cargoes and men’s graphic tees all of the time. This is very easy for me to do since I am a recluse. However everyone knows that you are likely to cheer yourself up a little when you like or are having fun with what you are wearing. I will not be including shoes in the number of items because they are my favorite thing and I have so many that I love. I have already started wearing these outfits and should have my first post in the series up soon. I’ll post likely be doing cumulative posts for this about once a week. You can find links to all of the current remixers on Kendi’s site here. My previous Style File posts are here.

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