Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.
Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.
Officer Collins has been spearheading one of the US Army's most secretive experiments to date: the Human Hibernation Project. If successful, the project would store its subjects indefinitely until they are needed most. Their first test subject - Joe Bauers - was not chosen for his superiority. Instead, he's chosen because he's the most average guy in the armed services. But scandal erupts after the experiment takes place - the base is closed, and the president denies any knowledge of the project - Unfortunately, Joe doesn't wake up in a year, he wakes up in 500 years. But during that time human evolution has taken a dramatic downturn. After waking up, Joe takes a prison-assigned IQ test and finds that he's the smartest guy alive. Awaiting a full presidential pardon if he can solve one of the country's biggest problems - the dwindling plant population, Joe races against time to solve this problem. But he alienates half the country in the process. Can he make things right and escape a ...Written by
Early on, when the narrator explains how the military's hibernation experiment went awry, they show stills of newspaper clippings - about the arrest of Officer Collins and the pimp Upgrayedd. In the clipping for Upgrayedd, it mentions that he'd been charged with "420 crimes". The number "420" is visible in several spots in the article, and is slang for marijuana. See more »
In the crop field, when the Secretary of Education fires the machine gun on the top of the truck, its feeding belt doesn't move. See more »
As the 21st century began, human evolution was at a turning point. Natural selection, the process by which the strongest, the smartest, the fastest, reproduced in greater numbers than the rest, a process which had once favored the noblest traits of man, now began to favor different traits. Most science fiction of the day predicted a future that was more civilized and more intelligent. But as time went on, things seemed to be heading in the opposite direction. A dumbing down. How ...
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A note near the end of the credits says "This film was also cut entirely on a computer". See more »
... it's impossible not to see that this "fantasy" movie was, sadly, prescient.
Mike Judge placed the action some 500 years in the future. Looks like his clock ran free for a while -for it's been only 12 years, and we're almost there...
Suffice to say, if a real life Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho ever runs for President, I'll have to give him a minimally serious consideration.
But no electrolytes for me, thanks.
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