Thursday, April 26, 2007

Sealab 1994 (1973)

The 1973 book 1994: the World of Tomorrow has yet another example of future colonization of the world's oceans.

In this permanent undersea base of the future, scientists working at an oceanographic laboratory and operations center seek ways to exploit the vast food and mineral resources of the earth's ocean basins. Such a center would maintain communication with other similar bases and shore installations by means of optical fiber transmission cables and buried antennas.

See also:
1994: The World of Tomorrow (1973)
Man's Future Beneath the Sea (1968)
Undersea Cities (1954)
Hubert H. Humphrey's Year 2000 (1967)


Anonymous said...

I would love to have that underwater sports car up on underwater blocks outside of my underwater house. That thing looks like it kicks much underwater ass!

Zeke said...

Know what that picture immediately made me think of? With the arrangement of the station and the ship, it looks just like the theme song shot of Deep Space Nine with the runabout in the foreground.

- Z

Anonymous said...

While the early 1970s Saturday morning TV series Sealab 2020 (just 11 years away now, kiddies) got trashed by Adult Swim's Sealab 2021, it was a pretty good series overall, if a bit bland and with less than stellar HB animation.

The science in it looked like someone actually did some homework and they taught realistic underwater survival skills. Tell me what non-PBS type kids program today does that.

And yes, up until perhaps the late 1970s, I and others really did think there would be colonies in space and under the oceans by now.