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88 Miles Per Hour

“Doc, we better back up. We don’t have enough road to get up to 88.”

“Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.”

It seems like every Sci-Fi flick set in either the near, not too distant, or 100 years plus future all have one thing in common…flying cars. Ever since the silent 1927 Fritz Lang directed Science Fiction classic “Metropolis,” airborne vechiles have been a staple of the genre. We’ve been promised these glorious gems, and we’ve been waiting with baited breath, but alas…no one is zipping along the sky ways and byways, soaring amongst the clouds and dodging birds and telephone wires. But wait a minute, aren’t we living in the future right now, aren’t we at the moment part of the new millennium. We’re living past the year 2000…sounds like the future to me. As a result…I want my flying cars! Hell, the future events that take place “Back To The Future 2” are set in the year 2015…that’s only 6 years away…6 years!!! I doubt if anyone will be getting hover conversions any time soon, let alone by 2015. Come on Hollywood, either stop getting our hopes up by teasing us with flying cars or put pressure on the automotive industry to deliver on the long promised cinematic staple.