October 7 in Sci-Fi History: The Governator

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It was on this day in 2003 that Arnold Schwarzenegger became the governor of the state of California. By far the weirdest bit of sci-fi news we've looked back at.

 

Also, Steven Soderbergh's Contagion premiered on this day in 2011. Arnold’s not in that one, but wouldn’t that have been something?

 

Also on this day in history, Alien Nation (the movie) premiered in 1988.

 

Written by Rockne O’Bannon and featuring Mandy Patinkin, James Caan, and Terrence Stamp, it would inspire five television movies and a TV series.

 

Tomorrow: Sigourney Weaver Sunday.