Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sci-fi and our favorite directors

Prometheus opens June 8th in the States. Have you seen the second trailer?

And here's an interview with director, Ridley Scott on the Nerdist Channel.

When you go see Joss Whedon's The Avengers, make sure to sit through the credits. You will be rewarded.

While I can't review this on Science Fiction and Other ODDysseys since it's not sci-fi, I can give it a plug: Here's the scoop straight from the publicists mouth:

I wanted to alert you to a new pop-sci book being published this summer by Henry Holt: HOW TO BUILD AN ANDROID: The True Story of Philip K. Dick’s Robotic Resurrection (Henry Holt & Co, on sale 6/5/2012) is the story of how a sculptor and a computer programmer led a team of roboticists to create a life-size android of science fiction icon, Philip K. Dick. The android had a camera for “eyes,” a speaker for a “mouth,” and an Artificial Intelligence simulation of the author’s mind that allowed it to hold conversations with other people. But in 2005, in the middle of a national publicity tour and in true PKD fashion, the head of this impressive android went missing, and has yet to be recovered.

In HOW TO BUILD AN ANDROID, author David Dufty discusses the aforementioned enigma and the events that led to it in while giving us a behind-the-scenes narrative of the cutting edge android technology and artificial intelligence that went into the project.

And here, once again, is the interview with PK Dick's head.

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