With so much despair, anger, uncertainty, fear and xenophobia in today's world (I am typing this when, again, a big terrorist attack took place in Orlando, Florida, USA on 12.06.2016, when there's a huge immigrant crisis taking place in Europe, when the UK is voting on leaving the European Union on 23.06.2016, and when the USA is on the brink of voting a right-wing populist into the highest office available
), I often go back to the works of the great Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke. What he wrote in many of his novels, like "Rendez-Vous With Rama
", "Childhood's End
" and "2001: A Space Odyssey
", is still so topical. And I think we could learn from it.
The same goes for all the big screen and small screen adaptations of Arthur C. Clarke's novels. Let's discuss them in here.
"2001: A Space Odyssey
"2010: The Year We Made Contact
Obviously, there are not many movies and TV Series made out of Arthur C. Clarke's novels. So, I'd also like this topic to be a discussion about other, similar authors like Isaac Asimov ("I, Robot
"), Neil Stephenson ("Seveneves
"), Andy Weir ("The Martian
") and Carl Sagan ("Contact
"), who also tried to evoke similar big questions about life and all its future uncertainties.
Ooowh, and let's not forget some other great Sci-Fi movies who were created by an original screenplay, like "Gattaca
", "Europa Report
", "Star Trek: Insurrection
" and "Oblivion
". So let's discuss the greatest Sci-Fi ever made; those with serious, intelligent messages, those who dare to not tell their messages with action porn ;-)