Tuesday, April 30

New Science Fiction University!


This week on the Science Fiction University Podcast, we go back to the classics by examining the 1951 sci-fi film "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and its source material - the 1940 short story "Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates.

We analyze how the Cold War-era film adapted and expanded upon the original story's premise of a human-like alien arriving on Earth with a terrifying robot enforcer to deliver an ultimatum to humanity. From the iconic performances to the still-relevant themes of anti-militarism and nuclear disarmament.

It’s a lively discussion delving into the origins of one of sci-fi's most beloved tales of First Contact gone awry. Tune in for all the historical context, literary analysis, and fresh takes on a true classic from the golden age of sci-fi cinema and prose.

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