L.A. 2017

Just a year away from seeing if Steven Spielberg nailed his predictions from 1971, the year he made this show, L.A. 2017. Seeing elderly hippes still performing some fifty years after the Summer of Love, and knowing the Rolling Stones still go on tours, I think Spielberg might have been on to something!

     Posted By: Paul - Fri May 13, 2016
     Category: Television | Science Fiction | Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers | 1970s

I won't give away why this exists but having Gene Barry, Barry Sullivan and Edmund O'Brien in a first time director's effort? That's no small effort with those veteran actors.

I saw "Duel" starring Dennis Weaver in 1973 and have always thought that was Spielberg's debut. Missed this one completely.
Posted by KDP on 05/13/16 at 09:50 AM
KDP: This one and Duel both came out in 1971. The difference was that Duel was his first feature film and L.A. 2017 was an episode of a 60´s TV program called The Name of the Game.
Posted by F.U.D. on 05/13/16 at 12:44 PM
I didn't watch the clips. I was going to come here and say that Spielberg was beaten by The Name of the Game. I still remember that dystopia: "I'm sterile you know!" "Congratulations." Well, I guess I was a Speilberg fan before I knew his name!
Posted by mjb on 05/13/16 at 01:47 PM
F.U.D., I saw "Duel" at an outdoor theatre in 1973. At that time it was the second billed movie being shown. After some reflection, I know why I missed the television episode - at the time we had a broken television, a color receiver that was a gaping maw for repair money, that my father refused to fix or replace for many years.
Posted by KDP on 05/13/16 at 03:36 PM
It's happening a year early.

Posted by puptentacle on 05/13/16 at 04:45 PM
How about:

Posted by Richard Bos on 05/19/16 at 06:40 AM
Richard Bos--thanks for that!
Posted by Paul on 05/19/16 at 10:30 AM
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