23rd November 2010
Quote reblogged from prosthetic knowledge with 4 notes
If you concoct a convincing on-line meta-personality on the Net, then that personality really IS you. With so few things around these days to loan a person identity, the palette of identities you create for yourself in the vacuum of the Net — your menu’s of alternative “you’s” — actually IS you. Or an isotope of you. Or a photocopy of you.
16th July 2010
Photo reblogged from DVDA with 4 notes
22nd June 2010
The episode was written by acclaimed cyberpunk novelist William Gibson, together with fellow science fiction author Tom Maddox. The authors and long-time friends had discussed various collaborations before and approached the production company with an offer to write an episode. The result was “Kill Switch”, which first aired on February 15, 1998.
17th March 2010
Planet Earth was a science fiction television movie that was created by Gene Roddenberry, written by Roddenberry and Juanita Bartlett (from a story by Roddenberry). It first aired on April 23, 1974 on the ABC network, and starred John Saxon as Dylan Hunt. It was presented as a pilot for what was hoped to be a new weekly television series. The pilot focused on gender relations from an early 1970s perspective. Dylan Hunt, confronted with a post-apocalyptic matriarchal society, muses, “Women’s lib? Or women’s lib gone mad…” Planet Earth was the second attempt by Roddenberry to create a weekly series set on a post-apocalyptic future Earth. The previous pilot was Genesis II, and it featured many of the concepts, characters later redeveloped in Planet Earth. Sets and props from Genesis II also found their way into Planet Earth. A third and final movie, Strange New World, was aired in 1975. This movie also starred John Saxon as Captain Anthony Vico. In this movie a trio of astronauts returns to Earth after 180 years in suspended animation to locate the underground headquarters of PAX and free the people placed there in suspended animation. None of these three pilots was ever developed into a series; however, some of the characters served as prototypes for the later TV series (based on Roddenberry’s ideas) Andromeda.