11.21.2014

Interstellar Follow-up

First, here's the embed of the radio show we did last week for ease of reference:


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For those who haven't listened, this is the first work covered by Swords and Space where I give it a full 5/5 stars. In my view this is destined to be a Sci Fi classic on par with 2001: A Space Odyssey and I am really glad I had the opportunity to see it and discuss it on my radio show.

There's a lot of science in the film and it was all handled in such a way that even a guy like me who generally dislikes and finds "hard" Sci Fi boring, loved it. My wife who is not a Sci Fi person, but consented to watch it because she liked Christopher Nolan's other films, also loved it. This has given new opportunities to learn some more about science:

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has been tweeting about the science behind Interstellar and recently followed-up with an interview with NPR well-worth reading: http://www.npr.org/2014/11/14/363798836/neil-degrasse-tyson-separates-fact-from-fiction-in-interstellar

Another science-ish topic we covered on the show was Christopher Nolan's refreshing new take on Artificial Intelligence which I thought was really well done, and really ought to be the gold standard in Sci Fi versus (with all due respect) Isaac Asimov's rules that dominate the genre. Here's an article that echoes my thoughts so rather than rewriting in my own words I'll just share the link: TARS, the Interstellar robot, should be the future of artificial intelligence.

Finally, Hans Zimmer posted his reasons for delaying the release of the Interstellar soundtrack on Quora: http://www.quora.com/Why-has-the-soundtrack-for-Interstellar-2014-movie-not-been-released-yet/answer/Hans-Zimmer-11?srid=ttEB&share=1

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