isaac asimov

Symphony of Science offers us this auto-tuned mashup message of hope from Bill Nye, David Attenborough, Richard Alley, and Isaac Asimov singing about the issue of climate change.

Symphony of Science – Our Biggest Challenge (Climate Change Music Video)

{ 1 comment }

foundationIt seems someone (Roland Emmerich) is going to attempt to turn Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series into a film franchise. I foresee a couple obstacles.

1) As sexy as Psychohistory sounds on the page I’m not so sure it’s going to grab theater audiences.

2) Although the series is quite good Foundation itself is a collection of short stories which don’t really fit all that well together. You could fix this by beginning with the prequel Prelude to Foundation, but that creates an entire new set of problems.

3) Hollywood doesn’t exactly have a stellar record in adapting Asimov’s work (see I, Robot and Bicentennial Man)

4) They are giving it to the guy who directed this.

{ 2 comments }