By Poul Anderson
On lengthy area voyages, role-playing video games may possibly store your sanity..or lose your existence!
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Aligned with the alien emissary, the US government is portrayed as beyond what the alien describes as the ‘petty squabbles’ and ‘childish jealousies and suspicions’ of the Earth, but, equally, as powerless in this situation. Thwarted in his attempts to meet world leaders, Klaatu decides to break free from the confines of the hospital room in which he has been placed and, masquerading as a human being, wanders among the people of the city in order to ‘become familiar with the basis of (their) strange unreasoning attitudes’.
A: Let me give you two of several responses that I have to that. One is simply this . . if a short story is taken to be blown up into a blockbuster film then it’s not very likely to be faithful to the story. Why should it be? In any case there is 23 SCIENCE FICTION CINEMA always the difficulty of the translation from the written medium into film. It’s no good expecting that they’re just going to film your story. They use it as a basis and that’s fine. When I wrote the story in 1969, at that time computers were fairly new and there were theories propagated by many people that our dreams were like a computer downloading the day’s events.
Steven Spielberg, 2001] is based upon? A: I’ve been forced of course by the unexpected event of the film to reconsider the story. C: How do you feel about the film? A: Let me give you two of several responses that I have to that. One is simply this . . if a short story is taken to be blown up into a blockbuster film then it’s not very likely to be faithful to the story. Why should it be? In any case there is 23 SCIENCE FICTION CINEMA always the difficulty of the translation from the written medium into film.
The Saturn Game by Poul Anderson