Monday, June 30, 2008

Robert Sawyer on the Relevence of Science Fiction Today

Canadian Nebula and Hugo award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer gave a presentation last October at the University of Waterloo - titled "A Galaxy Far, Far Away" My Ass! - about the relevance of science fiction movies and television "for the here and now". A fan took the MP3 recording of the talk (which is quite interesting) and made videos with related images. The focus is the genre's long history of social commentary - and I'll never look at Star Wars the same way again . . .

Episode 1: Planet of the Apes, Star Trek & Frankenstein

Episode 2: H.G. Wells & Jules Verne

Episode 3: Star Wars

The audio of the full lecture can be found here


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