TV Sci-Fi Predicts All the Biggest Disasters
As always, you can count on Bolivian network news to say what everyone's been thinking: The Air France Flight 447 disaster is kind of like Lost, isn't it? Though none among us would most likely be ballsy enough to run Evangeline Lilly-starring still frames from the show as purported footage from the Air France disaster, as the Bolivians did. Still, this isn't the first time that terrible disasters have been unwittingly predicted (and eerily paralleled) by science fiction teevee programs.
Six months before 9/11, Fox ran the pilot episode of its X-Files spinoff The Lone Gunmen, which featured a central plot that culminated with a hijacked passenger aircraft aimed straight at the World Trade Center. After that same event played out in real life to devastating results, Gunmen producers were summarily freaked the fuck out.
Now, after the long shadow of Lost has provoked countless airline passengers to do an "Is this plane full of enough pretty people if we crash?" head check during in-flight turbulence, the strange case of Air France Flight 447 (including found debris that turned out to be from a separate incident) has mirrored some of the ABC drama's most notable plot twists.
What does this mean for the future? Clearly, we must batten down the hatches for an upcoming, highly deadly strain of vampiric, spinal fluid-sucking syphilis.