Geek Soul Brother decided to get a little deep with this episode when he put forth the question to the crew – How has Science Fiction affected the direction of Science in the past century? What inspirations have scientist gotten from the likes of writers, filmmakers and TV show producers focused on the fictional future of man? I think we shed some light on the question when we went way back to the beginnings of Scifi with Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein all the way to the more present stories like the Wackowski’s Matrix. Who inspired us to go to the moon, or create nuclear energy or foretold the use of nuclear bombs? What technology did shows and movies like The Original Star Trek and Star Wars steer us towards in our current world?
Most of the crew were present on the call, even if they muted themselves. Please excuse the sound quality of MDawg, he had a bad connection through the software. If it is too terrible to bear, let us know and we will blast MDawg with H.G. Wells’ heat rays. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy the conversation.
Here were some of the News Items also:
- Michael Clarke Duncan passes away at 54
- AVENGERS TOPS $1.5 Billion, DARK KNIGHT RISES passes $1 Billion mark
- New rumor on a cool plot device in IRONMAN 3. Also Wang Xueqi joins the cast possibly as Radioactive Man.
- Oogieloves is possibly the Worst film opening ever!
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