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The Man from Earth (2007)

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An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

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An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

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From one of the acclaimed writers of Star Trek and The Twilight Zone comes a story that transcends both time and space...

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The Tony Todd character, "Dan", mentions that he is gonna go home and watch Star Trek. Tony Todd appeared in seven episodes and one video game of Star Trek since 1990, John Billingsley starred in Star Trek: Enterprise and screenwriter Jerome Bixby wrote several episodes of the original series. Richard Riehle also guest starred in episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Star Trek: Voyager and "Star Trek: Enterprise". See more »

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When discussing Columbus' journey John implies that there was still widespread belief that the earth was flat. In fact, since the time of the Greeks it had been relatively common (educated) knowledge that the earth was round. (Columbus' error was in underestimating the diameter of the earth and thus the distance to Asia by a westerly route. Luckily, he bumped into the Americas where he'd roughly calculated Asia was supposed to be, otherwise they'd have been lost at sea.) See more »

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Dan: Hey buddy, you don't waste time, do you?
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A movie for people who aren't afraid to use their brains
14 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I, too, saw this movie at San Diego Comic-Con 2007, and was incredibly happy that I did. I would, however, in no way consider this a thriller, as another reviewer did. This is a movie to provoke deep thought and conversation and that dares to challenge mainstream beliefs. It is one of the most intensely engaging dramas that I have had the pleasure to see. Excellent ensemble performances created believably real characters, each with his or her own fallibilities, personal credo, and enthusiasms.

The movie is basically a conversation amongst college professors. So if you are looking for serial murders, chase scenes, or shoot-outs, you won't find it here. If you enjoy thought experiments and intelligent discourse, and appreciate what it means to accept your friends for who they are, see this.

I will buy several copies to give to friends.


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