Mystery Geology Theatre 2012

A post by Chris RowanA post by Anne JeffersonYesterday was, of course, the long-awaited day of the apocalypse, as we reached the end of the Mayan calendar. The fact that the descendants of the Maya didn’t buy this interpretation was, of course, beside the point, as were all the reassurances from scientists that there was no evidence for an imminent magnetic reversal/rogue planet/meteor shower/superplanetary alignment that would doom us all, and we’re screwing up the planet quite happily all by ourselves, thanks very much.

Anne and I were not surprised as the 21st December 2012 drew to a close with the closest we’d come to disaster being a few inches of snow and a squirrel raiding the bird feeder. But, in the spirit of the day, we decided that if we couldn’t experience a real Apocalypse, we’d treat ourselves to the most over-the-top fake one we had access too, in the form of 2012. Sensing that perhaps the quality and scientific accuracy of this film might promote some ranting, we also fired up our Twitter accounts. Much snark ensued.

As it turns out, even the worst movies can be the centre of a fun evening, if you have the right tools available.

Categories: geology, public science, ranting, reviews

Comments (2)

  1. I’m SO glad you guys did this! This is the very activity that MY family opted for as an alternative to the “real” apocalypse… It mainly made us more disappointed that the world didn’t end before having to sit through all of that. I’m definitely glad that it climaxes with the ultimate crisis of colliding with Mt. Everest, the most dangerous of ALL the mountains they ran into.

  2. Carol Jefferson says:

    Thanks to Anne and Chris for so many laughs.