But "the main thing is to be true to the historic period," he says. "No one really knows what Egypt in 1300 B.C. looked like. So you have to imagine what existing architecture would be like, and hopefully (the film) strikes a little subconscious chord inside you, that you know this."

They made the Sphinx caucasian! » 11/27/14 3:52am Yesterday 3:52am

The bigger problem to making a sequel is that they can't stop at just ONE sequel. If you break that seal and make a second movie then eventually there'll be a third and fourth and reboot. All too quickly does a franchise become a shadow of itself that all your friends disdain while you try to convince them, 'Oh but… » 11/24/14 10:30am Monday 10:30am

The Andromeda Strain, while not my personal cup of tea, has more style and cool dripping out of every orifice than any sci-fi film put together in the past 20 years. The fact that it manages to combine the stylistic flourishes with utter realism is an inspiration. Puts the likes of 'found footage' movies to shame. » 11/22/14 12:10am 11/22/14 12:10am

I don't think its that people have stopped fearing nuclear war. I think its that "peoples" fears change about once a month now. The media creates a buzz around a new hot topic scare every couple of weeks. Bird Flu, Ebola, Gun Control, ISIS. Not to say all of those things shouldn't be worried about, but the kind of… » 11/20/14 2:54pm 11/20/14 2:54pm

Nintendo's original Gameboy. And I'm saying that as a big Nintendo fan who spent most of his childhood squinting in joy at the games it could play. But even then I knew the screen was atrocious. Green on green. No back light. And an add-on magnifying lens attachment. Still, I could barely see anything on it. I love… » 11/20/14 7:31am 11/20/14 7:31am

In the meantime, y'all should check out Legend of the Galactic heroes. It's perhaps a little more War and Peace in space than Foundation, but it's a sweeping view of future history with some great characters that thread the story. Any TV producers looking to create something similar would do well to check it out.

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