Here’s a mind boggling science fiction puzzler for you!
All these things are directly related and ORDERED with chronological accuracy.
Can you figure out how they are related and why?
Prior to August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus’ – many thought that the world was flat as Columbus set sail west from Spain with the goal of reaching Asia (the Indies) where the riches of gold, pearls and spice awaited.
On October 12, 1492, Columbus is officially credited with discovering America.
To this day some are adamant the world is flat.
In the year 1000 AD, Leif Eriksson discovered America with his Vikings.
On December 14, 1503, Nostradamus was born.
On November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin published “Origin of Species” outlining clear and incontrovertible historical evidence of changes of the observed species over periods of time, which later was renamed “Evolution”. He did not imply nor suggest that ALL members of a species undergo the change.
In 1917. Albert Einstein introduced “The Theory of Relativity” and the equation “E=MC^2”.
In August 6, 1945, atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
On 4 October 1957. The Soviet Union launched “Sputnik” into an elliptical low Earth orbit.
On September 12, 1962, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivered this speech to an entire nation:
“There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation many never come again. But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?
We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.”
At 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (18:30 UTC) on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was famously shot and killed.
There’s direct evidence of it being someone behind ‘the grassy knoll’.
And the Mafia. The CIA. The KGB… who’s right?
On Saturday, November 23, 1963, the television Doctor Who makes its public debut in the UK.
On September 8, 1966, “The Man Trap”, the first episode of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek aired at 8:00,
On April 6th. 1967, the Star Trek episode “The City on the Edge of Forever” came out.
On October 6th, 1967, the Star Trek episode “Mirror, Mirror” came out.
On April 12, 1945, President Truman assumed Presidency. During World War II, while Nazi Germany surrendered a few weeks after Truman assumed the Presidency, the war with Imperial Japan was expected to last another year or more. Truman approved the use of atomic weapons against Japan, intending to force Japan’s surrender and spare American lives in a planned invasion.
On July 20, 1969, President Kennedy’s challenge to put a man on the moon came true before the decade ended.
… On July 20, 1969 A.D, the United States landed on the moon “We came in peace for all mankind.”
Not long after.
On August 15, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon announced his New Economic Policy, The “Breton Woods’ system ending the fixed exchange program that were established at the end of World War 2
The goal: “to create a new prosperity without war.”
On August 9, 1974, President Nixon resigned after being threatened with impeachment.
Like President Kennedy. President Nixon had pissed off the same people and paid for it.
Breton Woods led directly to rampant inflation of oil prices as the value of the dollar in contrast to gold rose exponentially. This led directly to a crisis with oil within months.
In January 1975 issue of Popular Electronics, the Altair computer was documented publicly.
On September 5, 1977, the Voyager One probe is released.
On August 17, 1979, the Monty Python movie “Life Of Brian” was released.
On January 20, 1981, an ACTOR known as President Ronald Reagan was inaugurated to be the leader of the free world by popular vote.
Not long after Reagan issued the challenge to Gorbachev “Tear down this wall!”.
On June 3, 1983, the movie “Wargames” came out.
On October 26, 1984. the movie “Terminator” came out.
On July 3, 1985, a dog named Einstein traveled forward in time by one minute in the movie “Back to the Future”
On June 12, 1987, An actor who was also President said in a very famous speech “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear down this wall!”
On September 28, 1987, Star Trek the Next Generation debuted with the two part episodes known as “Encounter at Farpoint”.
In July 1989, the song “We didn’t start the fire” by Billy Joel came out.
On November 9th of 1989, The Berlin Wall fell.
On November 16, 1987, the song “It’s the end of the world as we know it” was released by REM.
On November 22, 1989, the movie Back to the Future 2 was released.
On March 6, 1992, the movie Lawnmower Man was released.
In 1994, the movie “APEX” was released.
On November 22, 1996, the movie “Star Trek: First Contact” is released.
On April 30, 1997, an episode of “Ellen” came out named “The Puppy Episode”
On March 16, 1999, the 3D massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) named Everquest was released. It is wholly owned by Sony.
On March 31, 1999, the movie “The Matrix” is released, where Agent Smith can be heard saying: “I hate this place. This zoo. This prison. This reality, whatever you want to call it, I can’t stand it any longer. It’s the smell, if there is such a thing. I feel saturated by it. I can taste your stink and every time I do, I fear that I’ve somehow been infected by it. “
On December 25, 1999, the movie “Galaxy Quest” was released. In the movie, the stars of a 1970s sci-fi show – now scraping a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions – are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast’s heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of aliens turn to the ailing celebrities for help in their quest to overcome the oppressive regime in their solar system.
On Episode 136 broadcast on 17 Feb 2000. the tv show episode of Friends named “The one who could have been” depicts an alternate reality version of the entire cast and crew of friends, complete with a different show intro and “fat version of Monica”.
That can be watched here:
On March 16, 2001 the movie “Memento” is released in the United States.
It depicts a man who forgets everything when he falls asleep at night, and wakes up with incredible paranoia thinking someone’s out to kill him.
On April 11th, 2001, Star Trek Voyager Episode number 265 aired “Q2”, which featured Q and his son, who removes Seven of Nine’s clothing to stare at her naked body which he describes as “perfection”;
On September 11th, 2001, the World Trade Center were destroyed.
On February 19th, 2003, an episode named “Future Tense”, of the television show Star Trek: Enterprise outlined the discovery of a tiny derelict vessel floating freely in space.
The crew of the Enterprise quickly learned the object was “Bigger on the inside”
On November 23, 2004, the video game “Worlds Of Warcraft” was released.
It currently makes $1 billion a year (USD) in revenue.
In 2004, the movie “Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind” came out, about a girl who undergoes a procedure to erase memories of her former boyfriend Joel.
CONVERSELY, in the same year, the movie “Butterfly Effect” came out, about man who finds he has the ability to travel back in time to inhabit his former self (that is, his adult mind inhabits his younger body) and to change the present by changing his past behaviors.
On April 2, 2005, the Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) takes his new companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) on her first trip through time and space in the TARDIS to the year five billion where the Earth is about to be destroyed in a supernova. It is customary for gifts to be exchanged in these meetings. The Doctor, not with a gift, improvisationally responds to a living tree’s gift by saying “I give you in return air from my lungs,” As he breathes on her.
On April 22, 2005. The episode “In a Mirror, Darkly” for the tv series Star Trek: Enterprise introduced an ‘alternate reality’ version of the intro and show depicting warlike tendencies.
On July 7th, 2005, known as 7/7, a series of coordinated suicide bomb attacks in central London, which targeted civilians using the public transport system during the morning rush hour.
On Jan 16, 2008, the Voyager 1 terminated radio transmissions.
On March 13, 2009, the two part episode “Daybreak” of BattleStar Galactica where a fleet of robots and cyborgs situated near a black hole are defeated and in the end, the fleet finds a new planet to settle on, which they come to call Earth (revealed to be our Earth).
This same episode also repeats, numerous times the phrase “This has all happened before and will all happen again”, which is recurrent in the series.
On April 10, 2009, the Anime tv show Sword Art Online was released, which is based on a Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG), released in 2022. With the Nerve Gear, a virtual reality helmet that stimulates the user’s five senses via their brain, players can experience and control their in-game characters with their minds, but not long after opening, the game ‘traps’ everyone inside the video game with them unable to get out without death.
On September 3, 2009, the movie “Gamer” was released, where in it – each week Kable (Gerard Butler), a death-row inmate, battles his fellow prisoners in a violent online game called “Slayers,” his every move controlled by a young gamer’s remote device. To the children playing the game, Kable and the other inmates are just simulated characters. To the prisoners. It’s all too real.
On March 20, 2009, Nicolas Cage released the movie “The Knowing” where Caleb Koestler (Chandler Canterbury) is a pupil at an elementary school which opens up a time capsule buried by children 50 years previously, and is supposed to read and write about some of the capsule’s contents. He’s given the page of numbers written by a child named Lucinda. His widowed father John (Nicolas Cage), a professor of astrophysics at MIT, notices the numbers have a specific set of sequences referring to the times, number of deaths, and locations of fatal disasters over the last 50 years, including 911012996 (the date and death toll of the 9/11 attacks). The last three sets of digits on the page are dated in the immediate future..
And as the events unfold. It becomes apparent that the numbers are MUCH more than coincidence.
On November 17, 2009, the video game “Assassin’s Creed 2” was released, where the player is sent back in time through his own DNA to partner with Leonardo Da Vinci (that’s a hint by the way).
On December 18, 2009, the movie Avatar came out.
This featured a world tree that could bring the dead back to life.
On December 26th, 2009, the episode titled “The End of Time” for the Doctor Who television series has an emotional Doctor played by David Tennant pleading “I don’t want to go” moments before he dies and regenerates to the ‘next doctor’.
On June 5th, 2010, in the episode “Vincent and the Doctor” from the TV Show Doctor Who, the Doctor and Amy travel back in time to find Van Gogh haunted by his own demons – as they help him overcome his demons – they show an incredulous and suicidal Van Gogh how his work effectS the future.
On June 26, 2010, in the episode “The Big Bang”, the Doctor finds himself trying to save his TARDIS from exploding.
On December 15, 2011. The icy Comet Lovejoy comet defied all odds, surviving a suicidal dive through the sun’s hellishly hot atmosphere, according to NASA (story here), going straight through the sun.
On May 25th, 2011, in the episode “The French Mistake” of the TV Series Supernatural, Sam and Dean are both sent into an alternate universe where their lives are a TV show called “Supernatural”.
On August 23, 2011, the video game “Deus Ex: Human (R)evolution is released featuring augmentations through nanotechnology.
On Aug 25, 2012, Voyager One entered interstellar space.
From May 2012 to December 2012 – IDW released the comic book series of Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2, where the TARDIS somehow crosses between universes and lands on the holodeck of the Enterprise-D
On March 7, 2013, in the “Turban Cowboy” episode of Family Guy, depicts a bombing of a marathon race.
On April 15, 2013, the Boston Marathon was interrupted with explosions about 12 seconds and 210 yards (190 m) apart at 2:49 pm EDT, near the marathon’s finish line on Boylston Street. They killed 3 people and injured an estimated 264 others.
On May 11th, 2013, In Episode 238 named “Nightmare in Silver”, Doctor Who, played by Matt Smith, is seen having an interesting contraption appearing on his face.
On October 18, 2014, Doctor Who’s TARDIS in the episode “Flatline” is having issues with it’s SCALE as two dimensional beings are learning about his 3D world and ‘flattening’ people in his world.
On November 5, 2014, the movie Interstellar came out depicting a man inside a black hole who figured out a way to communicate with himself backwards in time.
On Jan 11, 2015 – A Senate leader said Sunday she thinks a terrorist sleeper CELLS are in the U.S.
In Aug of 2015, Doctor Who returns.
In October 2015. Is when the ‘fictional’ Delorean depicted in the movie “Back to the Future 2” comes.
On a final note:
If you have read The New Testament (Bible) – it details the same events regarding Jesus from multiple different 1st person perspectives.
This is unlike the old testament, which is entirely from a third person’s perspective.
With all this said. Bonus points if you can answer: