Monday, October 31, 2016

Boris Karloff's Frankenstein



Today on Far Future Horizons we present two Halloween feature videos, the 1931 horror film classic Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff and a 1957 interview with the legendary actor himself on the television series ‘This is your Life’.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Orson the Alien! The Untold Story Behind The War of the Worlds


Today on Far Future Horizons we continue to commemorate the 78th Anniversary of Orson Welles. War of the Worlds radio broadcast with the SciFi Channel’s Seeing Ear Theatre production of Orson the Alien! The Untold Story Behind The War of the Worlds starring Star Trek’s Walter Koenig (Chekov). This radio play was originally webcasted live from New York's Museum of TV & Radio on October 30th, 1998. The script was written by Terry Bisson, Brian Smith and George Zarr.



Invaders from Mars and Beyond




The Martians are Coming!!! The Martians are Coming!!!

Today marks the seventy-eighth anniversary of Orson Welles’ infamous 1938 Radio broadcast that panicked America. In order to commemorate this anniversary, and wish our dear readers a Happy Halloween, we would like to offer you a very unique triple treat of panic and mayhem.

Our first treat for you today the movie titled "The Night That Panicked America" an American made-for-television movie that was originally broadcast on the ABC network on October 31, 1975. The movie dramatizes events surrounding Orson Welles’ infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast (based on the novel of the same name by English author H.G. Wells) of October 30, 1938, which had led some people to believe that an invasion of Martians was actually happening in Grover's Mill, New Jersey.


Our second and third video features for today are two documentaries that recently aired which take a scientific look at the possible motivations behind an alien invasion of our world and how humanity may hope to defend itself.

The Night America Trembled



The Martians Are Coming!!!! The Martians Are Coming!!!!


Today marks the seventy-eighth anniversary of Orson Welles' Infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast.


Welles' name will forever be linked to the "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast of October 30th, 1938 that panicked America.  In order to commemorate the occasion of Orson Welles' birthday we at Far Future Horizons would like to offer our dear readers a very special Wellsian treat with the following triple feature:


The American Experience ~ War of the Worlds



The Martians are Coming!!! The Martians are coming!!!

Today on Far Future Horizons we will commemorate the seventy-eighth anniversary of Orson Welles’ infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast.   



The Martians Invade New York City on October 30, 1938



Today’s video feature is The American Experience Documentary – War of the Worlds.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Real Dracula




Today on Far Future Horizons we would like to wish our dear readers all over the world a Happy Halloween and a delightful night of terror.


For our ghoulish holiday offering we come face to face with the real Count Dracula in a wonderful documentaries feature and two classic horror motion pictures Nosferatu (1922) and Dracula (1931) starring Bela Lugosi in the title role.


Friday, October 28, 2016

Evacuate Earth ~ Flooded Earth



Today on Far Future Horizons we look at the terrifying consequences that flash floods and rising sea levels could have on the global population.





Sunday, October 23, 2016

Evacuate Earth ~ Monster Storm



Today on Far Future Horizon we present another horrific scenario. Imagine an immediate runaway greenhouse effect due to an explosive outgassing of the potent greenhouse gas methane from the ocean floor. 

This will drastically alter the climate of our planet.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Evacuate Earth ~ Frozen Earth



Today on Far Future Horizons we explore another catastrophic scenario with dire consequence for humanity.

In this instalment of Evacuate Earth find out what may happen if a strange force pulls Earth from its orbit around the sun and sends us drifting out into the cold frigid darkness of outer space.


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Evacuate Earth ~ Micro Monsters




Today on Far Future Horizons we begin  showcasing a new documentary series from the National Geographic Channel titled “Evacuate Earth”.




In this series premier we explore the question, do breakthroughs in technology bring new dangers to humanity?

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Search for a Second Earth




Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of the acclaimed documentary series “How the Universe Works”.



In this installment we go in search of a new home for humanity out amongst the stars – a Second Earth.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

NOVA - The Great Math Mystery




Today on Far Future Horizons we join NOVA on a mathematical mystery tour—a provocative exploration of math's astonishing power across the centuries.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Eyes in the Sky






Today on Far Future Horizons we celebrate the fifty-ninth anniversary of the Space Age. 


On October 4th, 1957 Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, was launched and humanity entered the Space Age. 


To mark the occasion we will focus our attention on those ever present orbital sentinels and eyes in the sky that have become the indispensable tools of our technological civilization – the artificial satellite. Earth observation satellites continually monitor our world’s weather, environment and human activity (both civilian and military). Telecommunication satellites are the nerve cells of the twenty-first century’s telecommunications network.



Since October 4th, 1957, with the launching of Sputnik I, satellites have transformed our world into a global village. As we enter the second phase of the Space Age we can expect satellites to play an ever increasing role in serving and maintaining human civilization in the areas of long term weather forecasting, global surveillance and perhaps even in controlling the world’s weather and climate.



To explore the role of the artificial satellite in our modern world we look back in time to the dawn of the space age with two very informative documentaries: Disney's Eyes in Outer Space (1959) and NOVA's Sputnik Declassified.




The entire collection of Walt Disney Treasures - Tomorrow Land: Disney in Space and Beyond is available on DVD from Amazon.com.



NOVA's Sputnik Declassified can be purchased on DVD from PBS Home video.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Mankind, The Story of All of Us - Iron Men



Today on Far Future Horizons we present the second episode of an epic documentary series about a unique species -Mankind, the Story of All of Us.  This series presents the story of humankind and how we became the most dominant organism on planet Earth.



In the second instalment we meet a mysterious band of pirates plunders the Mediterranean coast leaving death and destruction in their wake.


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Mankind, the Story of All of Us – Empires





Today on Far Future Horizons we present the third  episode of the epic documentary series Mankind: the Story of All of Us – Empires.


In the city of Jerusalem, a man is crucified--Jesus of Nazareth. His death gives birth to a global religion. But Christianity may never have happened without the Roman Empire. A vast network of roads and shipping lanes, it allows goods and ideas to flow across three continents. Jesus' message transforms Mankind. Today one in three people on the planet are Christians.

Mankind, the Story of All of Us - Inventors


Today on Far Future Horizons we present an epic documentary series about a unique species -Mankind, the Story of All of Us.  This series presents the story of humankind and how we became the most dominant organism on planet Earth.