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Dec062009

Jet Set in 1999 A.D. (1967)

Though commercial aviation has become a tedious exercise in repeatedly proving that your shampoo is not actually made of C-4, it's easy to forget that air travel used to be too expensive for the average American. Flying was an event, something you dressed up for. It wasn't so easy to book a relatively inexpensive flight one evening and be in a faraway land the very next day. Adjusted for inflation, flying has never been a better deal.

So, while most of us are not living Wink Martindale's life of jet-set luxury... enjoying 16-hour work weeks, clunky videophones, and zipping down to Mexico for a quick 18 holes, we can dream along with the 1967 film 1999 A.D.

 

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Reader Comments (4)

Such an awesome movie. I recently gave the whole thing a view on the "Yesterday's Tomorrow Today" disc from A.V. Geeks. It also has the complete "Future Shock" with a seemingly 'just-left-by-his-mistress' Orson Welles.

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDr. Schluss

"Wink Martindale" -- now there's a name I haven't seen in a while. "Wink" (and did you catch the actual "wink" by his boyfriend on the monitor?) later became an unrenowned game show host. Don't ask me what the show was, but apparently smarminess was required.

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Horrigan

Nudge, nudge, wink, wink! Not to be missed....

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTimeFlies

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December 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterair charter operators

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