Friday, May 28, 2010
"Flash Forward" finale: There indeed was another blackout on 4/29/2009, pointing to March 2011
In an improbable finish, Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes) escapes masked thugs trying to guarantee that the “mainframe computer” will start the blackout.
Then we see it, we go beyond the event horizon.
I suppose we could wind up in another universe, maybe a weakless one with no elements heavier than iron. Such a universe could still support life.
There are all kinds of urban legends of how particle accelerators could produce strangelets that could infect and destroy the Earth.
Curiously, the ABC website link for the final episode doesn’t work.
Since the season was cancelled, but the conclusion is so intriguing, I think a sequel theatrical movie (probably from Touchstone pictures, belonging to Disney) is in order. It needs to come out by March 2011. I suppose that the thrid FlashForward date would become Dec. 21, 2012.
Wikipedia attribution link for illustration of CMS particle detector inside Hadron collider in Europe