1552 – Outbreak (1995)

spacetime coordinates: The film focuses on an outbreak of a fictional Ebola-like Motaba virus, in Zaire and later in a small town in the United States. It is primarily set in the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the fictional town of Cedar Creek, CaliforniaOutbreak‘s plot speculates how far military and civilian agencies might go to contain the spread of a deadly, contagious disease.

outbreak_ver2_xlgOutbreak is a 1995 American medical disaster film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and based on Richard Preston‘s 1994 nonfiction book The Hot Zone. The film stars Dustin HoffmanRene RussoMorgan Freeman and Donald Sutherland, and co-stars Cuba Gooding Jr.Kevin Spacey and Patrick Dempsey. (wiki)

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The single biggest threat to man’s continued dominance on the planet is the virus.

— Joshua Lederberg, Ph.D., Nobel laureate, Film introduction: Outbreak (1995)

1549 – Flu (2013)

spacetime coordinates: 2010’s district of Bundang in Seongnam (satellite city of Seoul)

Flu (Korean: 감기; RR: Gamgi; alternatively titled The Flu) is a 2013 South Korean disaster film written and directed by Kim Sung-su, about an outbreak of a deadly strain of H5N1 that kills its victims within 36 hours, throwing the district of Bundang in Seongnam, which has a population of nearly half a million people, into chaos. It stars Jang Hyuk and Soo Ae. (wiki)

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1547 – The Last Mimzy (2007)

spacetime coordinates: 2000’s Seattle

The Last Mimzy is a 2007 American science fiction adventure drama film directed by Robert Shaye and loosely adapted from the 1943 science fiction short story “Mimsy Were the Borogoves” by Lewis Padgett (the pseudonym of husband-and-wife team Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore).

The film features Timothy HuttonJoely RichardsonRainn WilsonKathryn HahnMichael Clarke Duncan, and introducing Rhiannon Leigh Wryn as seven-year-old Emma Wilder and Chris O’Neil as ten-year-old Noah.

Presented as a story to a group of students by their teacher Lena in a field in the distant future, The Last Mimzy is the story of the attempt by humans in the distant future to avert a catastrophic ecological disaster that has destroyed their world. Humanity has become “isolated and warlike,” and one scientist is desperately working to save the earth and its people. A small assortment of High-tech devices disguised as toys are sent by him back in time, where they are found by Noah (Chris O’Neil) and Emma (Rhiannon Leigh Wryn) Wilder, children living in early-21st-century Seattle. (wiki)

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1546 – Deep Impact (1998)

spacetime coordinates: 1998 / 1999 Virginia / Washington, D.C. / NYC +

Deep Impact is a 1998 American science-fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder, and starring Robert DuvallTéa LeoniElijah WoodVanessa RedgraveMaximilian Schell, and Morgan FreemanSteven Spielberg served as an executive producer of this film.

The film depicts the attempts to prepare for and destroy a 7-mile (11 km) wide comet set to collide with Earth and cause a mass extinction. (wiki)

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Armageddon vs. Deep Impact: 20 Years Later (IGN)