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How Stargate inspired a cult following

How Stargate inspired a cult following | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"The science fiction classic is 20 years old. Lisa Granshaw reports on the franchise's growth and fanbase, and the buzz--and mixed feelings--surrounding its forthcoming big-screen reboot."

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Camila Lorena Longo's curator insight, September 1, 1:26 PM

There‚Äôs more than one reason why Stargate succeeded in keeping and growing a loyal following. Actor David Hewlett who portrayed Dr. Rodney McKay in the TV series believes one of them is timing. The Internet was growing around the time ofSG-1, giving fans a way to share their passion and spread the word.

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, September 3, 2:24 PM

There’s more than one reason why Stargate succeeded in keeping and growing a loyal following. Actor David Hewlett who portrayed Dr. Rodney McKay in the TV series believes one of them is timing.

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10 Things That Every Brand New Creator of Science Fiction Should Know

10 Things That Every Brand New Creator of Science Fiction Should Know | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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Charlie Jane Anders:  "Being a science fiction creator is the most amazing adventure -- you get to invent whole new worlds, brand new futures, and fantastic technologies, and you get to tell the most incredible stories about them. But it's also a tough and heartbreaking career path, whether you're in books, comics, movies or television. Here are 10 things that every brand new science fiction creator ought to know at the start."

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 10, 5:49 AM

Being a science fiction creator is the most amazing adventure — you get to invent whole new worlds, brand new futures, and fantastic technologies, and you get to tell the most incredible stories about them. But it's also a tough and heartbreaking career path, whether you're in books, comics, movies or television. Here are 10 things that every brand new science fiction creator ought to know at the start.

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Playing Three-Dimensional Chess: “Looper” Director Rian Johnson On Making a Time Travel Movie

Playing Three-Dimensional Chess: “Looper” Director Rian Johnson On Making a Time Travel Movie | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Joe Berkowitz:  "Writer/director Rian Johnson’s Looper, which opens on September 28, is the latest in a long line of time travel movies. Here, Johnson talks to Co.Create about continuity, character, and making up the rules of time travel" ...

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Prometheus: space secrets to be revealed at last

Prometheus: space secrets to be revealed at last | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

John Hiscock: "In the first film, the unlucky crew of the space freighter Nostromo finds a derelict spaceship with a “space jockey” – a giant humanoid with an exploded chest in the pilot’s chair. Who he was and what he was doing there was never explained and the question has dogged Alien buffs ever since"...


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9 Things We Learned From The 'WarGames' Tribeca Screening

9 Things We Learned From The 'WarGames' Tribeca Screening | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mike Ryan: "Earlier today, the Tribeca Film Festival hosted a screening of the 1983 Matthew Broderick classic (and a personal favorite), "WarGames." In front of a, sadly, less than packed house (or, happily, a more than empty house) the film was screened"...

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SF vs. SF [Strategic Foresight vs. Science Fiction]

SF vs. SF [Strategic Foresight vs. Science Fiction] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Here's how I've worked in the past. The methods outlined here are by no means complete, but they do relate to the work I've done in foresight and how I think as a science fiction writer.

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Featured Entertainer: Jane Espenson

Featured Entertainer: Jane Espenson | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Screenwriter Jane Espenson talks about about her background in television, why she is drawn to the sci-fi genre and what she learned from scientists along the way.
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Science fiction is creeping into more mainstream films

Science fiction is creeping into more mainstream films | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Science fiction isn't all 'talking squids in space'. And its creep into mainstream cinema is everywhere from Never Let Me Go to Midnight in Paris.
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CLAIRE YOUNG's curator insight, August 23, 7:27 AM

Can you name some other films that have a hint of sic fi?

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William Gibson: beyond cyberspace

William Gibson: beyond cyberspace | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

One of the attractive contradictions of good science fiction is that its speculations about the technology of the future are recorded and transmitted in a medium that's been around for centuries...

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Ridley Scott Ready To Direct New Version Of Seminal Sci-Fi Film 'Blade Runner'

Ridley Scott Ready To Direct New Version Of Seminal Sci-Fi Film 'Blade Runner' | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

After revisiting his classic Alien with the upcoming 3D Fox film Prometheus, Ridley Scott is committing to direct and produce a film that advances his other seminal and groundbreaking science fiction film.

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Want to Write Great Science Fiction? Read Classic Literature

Want to Write Great Science Fiction? Read Classic Literature | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Esther Inglis-Arkell:  "Worldbuilding is a major challenge for science fiction creators -- building a plausible world from scratch involves thinking about lots of variables. But sometimes, to imagine the future, the best way is to look to the past. Classic literature can help you build a world more believably alien than anything you've yet imagined."

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Sharrock's curator insight, May 15, 9:38 AM

Focused reading of exemplars (master works) will improve writing.

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 15, 10:56 AM

Worldbuilding is a major challenge for science fiction creators — building a plausible world from scratch involves thinking about lots of variables.But sometimes, to imagine the future, the best way is to look to the past.


Classic literature can help you build a world more believably alien than anything you've yet imagined.


You will find great tips here and be sure not to skip the comments.

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A Solitary World: A Breathtaking Homage to H.G. Wells from a New Genre of Cinematic Poetry

A Solitary World: A Breathtaking Homage to H.G. Wells from a New Genre of Cinematic Poetry | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Maria Popova:  "Read by Terry Burns and featuring an appropriately haunting score from the young British composer Lennert Busch, the film belongs to — pioneers, perhaps — an emerging creative genre: the cinematic poem."

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David Collet's curator insight, March 4, 9:28 PM

This is an unusual one. But I really enjoy reading the works of H.G. Wells and upon viewing this, I felt it kept to the quality of that author.

 

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 5, 3:12 AM

A Solitary World — a breathtaking homage to H.G. Wells, with text adapted from five of his most celebrated works: The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The First Men in the Moon (1901), In The Days of the Comet (1906), The World Set Free (1914). Read by Terry Burns and featuring an appropriately haunting score from the young British composer Lennert Busch, the film belongs to — pioneers, perhaps — an emerging creative genre: the cinematic poem.

Roger Ellman's curator insight, March 5, 6:27 AM

OK. So is this Progress?  Are Humans Moving Forward?

Well - art, creativity and idea-innovation are all part of that. So in the loose and all-embracing way we love, the sanswer is yes!

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Behind The Innovative Social/Content-Driven [Transmedia] Campaign For “Prometheus”

Behind The Innovative Social/Content-Driven [Transmedia] Campaign For “Prometheus” | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Ari Karpel: "The plot of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi film Prometheus--a sprawling exploration of the origins of man--may have raised some questions but the movie’s marketing campaign was, unquestionably, one of the most original and absorbing in recent memory" ...

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Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts on How to Create a Great Space Movie

Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts on How to Create a Great Space Movie | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Jon Spaihts: "Ridley is a creative volcano and it was a major part of my job just trying to keep up with him. He's a marvel."


DRC: Also interesting is Spaihts on why Hollywood & the video game industry take such a different approach to producing science fiction properties.

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Ridley Scott Spills Sensational Prometheus Trailer, Teases Sequel

Ridley Scott Spills Sensational Prometheus Trailer, Teases Sequel | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Ridley Scott unveiled fresh footage for Prometheus in a mind-melting 3-D trailer that suggests a triumphant return to sci-fi form for the British maestro...


To experience the film's transmedia marketing campaign, visit: Peter Weyland at TED2023: I will change the world; Prometheus Viral Video David 8 Our Family is Growing; & ProjectPromethus.com, an alternate reality game.

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Interactive Avatar iTunes Extras Reveal Making of Sci-Fi World

Interactive Avatar iTunes Extras Reveal Making of Sci-Fi World | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Innovative interactive features in a special-edition iTunes release of Avatar will reveal the techniques used by James Cameron in creating h...
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The Future of Science 2021: A Multiverse of Exploration

The Future of Science 2021: A Multiverse of Exploration | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

For the last year, my colleagues and I at Institute for the Future have been researching the future of science to identify big areas of science we think will have a transformative impact over the next decade.

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New Battlestar Galactica Film From Bryan Singer And John Orloff To Co-Exist In TV Show’s Universe

New Battlestar Galactica Film From Bryan Singer And John Orloff To Co-Exist In TV Show’s Universe | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

What does he mean? All I know is that the Universe is a big place and there’s space for lots of us in it.

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Exodus169 review - Music, Film, Graphic Novels, Comedy and more!

Exodus169 review - Music, Film, Graphic Novels, Comedy and more! | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The crew of the Exodus have left Earth and the comforts of home behind to embark on an epic 169 year journey to colonise the planet Lumina. Exodus169 is an interactive science fiction story that allows users not only to follow the adventures of the crew but also to become a part of the narrative.
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