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Video: Back in 1994, few could have predicted what Stargate would become. The original film was a hit, but what happened after is damn near unprecedented. Not a theatrical sequel, no, but several popular television series and a rabid fandom that far overshadowed the people who saw the original movie in theatres.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Nostalgia is a huge part of the charm in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. There's the classic pop music, of course, but also the reverence Chris Pratt's character Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, has for the pop culture of his childhood, things the character loved before he was snatched off Earth. This posed a problem in the sequel, which Pratt really wanted to make way, way worse.

The Official Making of Big Trouble in Little China by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry, available now, is a must-read for cult movie fans. It's packed with on-set photos and interviews with just about everyone who was involved in the making of John Carpenter's cult classic -- and it's filled with trivia about the making of the movie. Here are the most fascinating things we learned.

Kurt Russell is one of the most fascinating actors in the world. From his start at Disney, to his background in baseball, his wacky comedies, insane list of cult classics and current resurgence, it feels like there's nothing he can't do. So who better to be the subject of their own art show than Jack Burton, Snake Plissken, R.J. MacReady and Wyatt Earp himself, Kurt Russell?

Sorry, William Shatner and Harrison Ford. There might be hundreds of action figures of Captain Kirk, Han Solo and Indiana Jones -- but you don't even rate a place in this particular action figure hall of fame. When it comes to playing the most different characters who got an action figure, the prize goes to some other actors.