I came home tonight and popped in my latest flick from Netflix...Soylent Green. I heard about it years and years ago and finally took the time to watch it.
Recap (but not to spoil it, should anyone follow my lead and rent it themselves): location - NYC; year - 2022; population - 40 million; unemployment is at 50%; food is limited; hot water is a luxury; a jar of strawberries costs $150; sleeping bodies cover all available stairways at night. Our gun-toting hero, Charlon Heston, plays the lead as Det. Robert Thorn, woos a lady (while thieving from her dead boss); investigates the death of said boss; and in the end, uncovers the deep, dark secret of the Soylent Corporation (the world's largest food corporation): soylent green is made from ______. Okay, if you are a fan of random trivia, you can probably fill in the blank.
Thoughts: sci fi has come a long way.; the environmentalists took the idea of overpopulation to the extreme; and movies are a lot better these days.
Back to West Wing...