There’s a super crappy 1982 science-fiction movie named “The man who saves the world”. The story is absurd – in the opening, a narrator speaks a lot. He tells about some extraterrestrials attacking Earth, but a layer made by human brains (?) is protecting our planet. Then the battle begins: two space cadets of the world get shot in the space, crash-land on a desert planet, where an evil wizard seeks the ultimate power to take over the world.
Although the movie borrows some background footage from Star Wars, the plot is mostly unrelated.
If a movie is bad then you should not watch it at all. But if a movie is really, really bad then it makes more fun than a good movie. This is one of those movies, called B-movies. Perhaps this is a C-movie.
In a scene, when the narrator speaks, he says “And now, was the world going to be destroyed by this crazy nuclear war, again?”
Again? Wait… How many times can Earth be destroyed?
It seems many times. Remember the 2012 phenomenon: December 21, 2012, was regarded as the end-date of a 5,126-year long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Some suggested that the date marked the end of the world or a similar catastrophe.
Scenarios suggested for the end of the world included the arrival of the next solar maximum, an interaction between Earth and the black hole at the center of the galaxy, or Earth’s collision with a planet called Nibiru.
Well, we’re still alive.
The list of dates predicted for apocalyptic events is really long actually. See the list on W
Once again, some “theorists” claiming that the world is going to end, this time in September 2015, sometime between the 22-28th. They believe an enormous asteroid striking the Earth.
Well, the NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) says about the subject that: “NASA knows of no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small. In fact, as best as we can tell, no large object is likely to strike the Earth any time in the next several hundred years.”
Of course, they claim that NASA is hiding the truth, as they always do. But think about it:
- There are millions of amateur astronomers. If a killer asteroid was heading towards Earth, there would be “real” pictures (not amateurish photoshops) all over the internet.
- Are all these millions of amateur astronomers the part of this big conspiracy? If you think so, go and get yourself a telescope and seek the “truth”.
- If a killer asteroid is going to strike the Earth soon, wouldn’t be the telescope sales would be skyrocketed?
- Probably the governmental budget of NASA would increase thousands of times, even if they are hiding the truth.
So, no, the world isn’t going to end in September 2015.
And a gift to you: you can watch the full movie of “The man who saves the world, unfortunately, without English subtitles. See 13:16 – “And now, was the world going to be destroyed once again by this crazy nuclear war?”
- The man who saves the world on IMDB
- 2012 phenomenon on Wikipedia
- No, The World Isn’t Going To End In September 2015 on IFLScience
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