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Every episode of the ABC series contained strange, wonderful and bizarre concepts - some virtual or cultural, many physical and electronic. Here's an ongoing listing and discussion of them.

  • Know Future
A key element of the ABC series was global merchandiser Zik-Zak, whose logo panel included the slogan "Know Future." This was a play on the punk slogan "No future," taken from the Sex Pistols song "God Save the Queen":
God save the queen / She ain't no human being / There is no future / In England's dreaming
Don't be told what you want / Don't be told what you need / There's no future, no future / No future for you
The most telling connection made to this early '80s anarchic maxim might be that of Blank Reg, repeated in both the original telefilm and the ABC series remake:
"Remember how we said there's no future? Well... this is it."'
If Reg was an original punk and about 20 in 1985, then this further cements "20 minutes into the future" as being right around 20 years forward. (Other data about Bryce's birthdate places the year at 2005-2006.)
A global consumer seller with no limits and apparently no conscience co-opting a vicious punk maxim is... insightful.
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