Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Prometheus Viral: Guy Pearce's TED 2023 Talk

Here's a snip from the TED blog interview with 'Prometheus' screenwriter and exec producer Damon Lindelof:

How did you come to the idea of writing a TEDTalk connected to Prometheus?

In really, really good science fiction the line between the science and the fiction is blurry. When I started attending TED, that line got even blurrier — I started hearing about ideas that were, in my own imagination, more far out than some of the science fiction I was seeing. 

Prometheus takes place in the future, but it’s a movie about ideas, and I just felt like it would be really cool to have one of the characters from the movie give a TEDTalk. Obviously, since the movie is set in the distant future, it would have to be a little more contemporary. But wouldn’t it be cool if it was a TED talk from a decade in the future? And what is a TEDTalk going to look like in 10 years? And what would this guy have to say?


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