I was a little ambivalent about this new series starting up on the Science Channel. The subject matter is exactly the kind of things I like to think about - what could be and what will be. Getting James Woods to host was not the way I would have gone since his typical sarcasm doesn't really convey a serious consideration of whatever topic he's discussing. But I decided to give it a go anyway.

I was not impressed. They open with a somewhat cheesy enactment of a future police interrogation and then Woods comes on and projects completely the wrong tone with his narration but I decide to soldier on until...

...they break out their first talking head:


I know he's a brilliant physicist but as a futurist I find him to be an insufferable blowhard. And I'm done.