Posts Tagged ‘film’

Philip K. Dick at the Movies

My newest video for Time.com is about Philip K. Dick and all the movie adap­ta­tions of his books and sto­ries, the lat­est of which is The Adjust­ment Bureau, based on the story “Adjust­ment Team” writ­ten in 1953.  It’s fas­ci­nat­ing that Dick’s 50-year-old sto­ries are just now being brought to the big screen – and still seem mod­ern.  Tes­ta­ment to the strange­ness of his brain.

I do mis­tak­enly say that Blade Run­ner is one of ten PKD “books” that have been adapted, when I meant to say, “sto­ries.”  Only a few nov­els have, so far, pro­vided source mate­r­ial for films – Do Androids Dream of Elec­tric Sheep?, A Scan­ner Darkly, Con­fes­sions of a Crap ArtistRadio Free Albe­muth.  Most of the movies are based on short sto­ries (which do appear in books).

I pro­duced, wrote and edited the video along with pro­ducer Craig Duff, who shot and pro­vided addi­tional edit­ing:

Link:
The Movies, Philip K. Dick and You

Bad Science in Star Wars

FORA.tv has a short video of me per­form­ing at the recent Won­der­fest sci­ence fes­ti­val in Berke­ley.  I’m talk­ing about bad sci­ence in sci­ence fic­tion movies, and the exam­ple in the clip is a clas­sic moment from Star Wars…

Link to video on YouTube

Link to video on FORA.tv

Is Time Travel Possible?

With so many recent movies and TV shows about time travel – Star Trek, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Lost, Flash­For­ward, Heroes – I thought it might be fun to explore the sci­ence behind this sci­ence fic­tion device.  Our most recent video for Time.com asks, Is Time Travel Pos­si­ble?…

James Cameron Interview About Avatar

New half-hour inter­view with James Cameron about the mak­ing of Avatar. From Pop­u­lar Mechan­ics: