Dr. Kaku Wants Your Thoughts on Science Fiction Movies and Characters
Over at Dr. Kaku's Universe here at Big Think, Michio asks for reader input on what they find compelling about science fiction including as I focused on yesterday, your favorite Sci Fi movie. The post has generated a rich set of responses from readers. Here are the questions he posed and my answers.
What are you your thoughts and answers?
Which ideas from Science Fiction would you most like to see become reality and why?
Since I was a kid, I always thought we were only a few years away from teleportation machines, as featured in Star Trek.
What is your favorite Science Fiction movie and why?
As I advocated yesterday, I think Boys from Brazil gets overlooked. See the original trailer below.
What is your favorite scene from a Science Fiction movie?
In Star Wars when Luke, Leia et al get trapped in the Death Star's trash compactor.
Who is your favorite Science Fiction character and why?
Han Solo. Cool, sarcastic.
What is your favorite Science Fiction device, machine or weapon?
The genetically engineered Velociraptor from Jurassic Park.
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