Kenneth Turan reviews the film Total Recall, based on a story by Philip K. Dick and a remake of another film from the 1990, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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What does the future look like from the past? This exciting program with three people that could not better represent the intelligentsia of futurism circa 1970. This recording is from a radio program called “Sound on Film”, a series on films and the people who make them. This episode is entitled “2001–Science Fiction or Man’s Future?” Recorded May 7th, 1970. Joseph Gelman is the moderator.
At the time of this recording Arthur C. Clarke had recently collaborated on the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey with Stanley Kubrick. Alvin Toffler’s mega-influential book, Future Shock, is about to be published. And Margaret Mead is the world’s foremost cultural anthropologist.
An intriguing conversation that still has relevance today.
2001–Science Fiction or Man’s Future?
"I might be one of the first generation of science fiction writers to come to the writing of it with a head full of academic critical theories…"
Philip K. Dick’s first published story originally appeared in Planet Stories in July, 1952.
A crew member of a spaceship visiting Mars buys an enormous pig-like creature known as a wub from a native just before departure.
Neal Stephenson delivers a talk on Science Fiction as a Genre at Gresham College. Four professors discuss the origins of science fiction, its overlap with other genres and its developments over more than a century.
We talk with director Duncan Jones about his recent science fiction movie ‘Moon,’ telling the story of a solitary miner stationed on the lunar surface to monitor helium-3 extraction.
From NPR’s Science Friday.