The writer/director of the sci-fi robot thriller discusses the finality of his film's ending, as well as the psychology of Oscar Isaac's villain and Ava's own motivation. Plus, learn how to get a Garland-signed copy of the movie poster.
Today, Ghostbusters is a classic of sci-fi comedy, beloved as much for its monsters as its one-liners. But apparently while it was being filmed, the flick pissed off one of the world's greatest sci-fi writers so much that he went to the set just so he could yell at the cast.
Though we remember Gene Roddenberry's original Star Trek series as a groundbreaking, iconic (and OK, a little uneven) sci-fi show, not every science fiction enthusiast was so impressed. Among them was strong candidate for Greatest Sci-Fi Writer Ever Isaac Asimov, who wrote a public critique of the show's science that led Roddenberry to draft a lengthy private retort.
Sci-fi has predicted reality before (think Star Trek's communicators and The Prisoner's ubiquitious surveillance). But now there's a science fiction concept that we never thought we'd see in real life: psychohistory.
Independence Day and 2012 director Roland Emmerich has long had his eye on making a huge-budget version of Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, but it stalled without a suitable script. Now, it seems, with the hiring of a new writer, things are back on track.
The first part of Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics state, "A robot may not injure a human being." But at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, six men were beaten by a robot and asked to rate the pain, from mild to oh-dear-god-make-it-stop.
Okay, to be fair: There might be even more than 275 on this British blog, dedicated to collecting the best of the worst sci-fi book covers—and classic authors like Robert A. Heinlein, Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov don't get away unscathed.