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Finding the Future: A Science Fiction Conversation (2004)

For over a century science fiction writers and readers have speculated about where humanity is heading. Now, it almost seems we're living in a world taken straight from the pages of their futuristic fantasies.

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Casey Moore
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Forrest J. Ackerman ... Himself
Catherine Asaro ... Herself
Ben Bova Ben Bova ... Himself
David Brin David Brin ... Himself
Lois McMaster Bujold Lois McMaster Bujold ... Herself
Jack L. Chalker Jack L. Chalker ... Himself
Roger Christian
John DeChancie John DeChancie ... Himself
Cory Doctorow ... Himself
Bob Eggleton Bob Eggleton ... Himself
Leslie Fish Leslie Fish ... Herself
John Flynn ... Himself
Esther Friesner Esther Friesner ... Herself
James C. Glass James C. Glass ... Himself
Nancy Kress Nancy Kress ... Herself
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For over a century science fiction writers and readers have speculated about where humanity is heading. Now, it almost seems we're living in a world taken straight from the pages of their futuristic fantasies. Shot against the backdrop of major conventions, Finding the Future examines the phenomenon of science fiction. Through the thoughtful commentary of prominent authors and enthusiastic fans, we explore the culture of science fiction and the passion of its devotees for the genre. We also consider the effect of science fiction on society, and listen to these sci-fi aficionados as they muse upon what might lie ahead for our rapidly changing world. Written by David Matteson

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The future will be found soon.


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USA

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English

Release Date:

2 May 2004 (USA) See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR (RCA Sound System)| Stereo (RCA Sound System)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The most intelligent, literate and, most importantly, respectful look at fandom I've ever seen.
17 April 2006 | by PopcornPatrol2006See all my reviews

I have to say that, without question, this is the most intelligent, literate and, most importantly, respectful look at fandom I've ever seen in the media. Instead of the standard, "Let's sneer at the geeks" attitude we're forced to endure in everything from the local news, to lame Conan O'Brien jokes, and even the better-known documentary Trekkies, this film asks serious questions about the past, present and future of our favorite genre, from both fans and pros alike. If a few mundanes would sit down and watch, they might discover that "nerds" do indeed possess some intelligence beneath their Klingon foreheads! Aside from the attributes I've already mentioned, this is also one of the most fun movies I've seen in years! Despite being severely handicapped, I attended cons regularly from 1982 to 1998, and they were some of the happiest days of my life. This movie brought it all back: the costumes, the panels, the filking, the impromptu debates in motel corridors, it was like an SF convention in my TV! I even saw some people whom I'd met in years past. When the final credits rolled, my eyes were stinging, because I never wanted it to end. In many ways, Finding the Future reminded me of something I might've seen on (the SCI FI Channel) in its glory days, back before a gang of know-nothing MBAs turned it into a dumping ground for Z-grade horror flicks, and sub-intelligent garbage like Mad Mad House and Tripping the Rift.

True, the editing in Finding the Future can be a bit choppy at times, the background music has a tendency to drown out the speakers, and I would've liked to have heard the opinions of fans other than those on the political left. But when one considers the condescending, almost mean-spirited coverage that fandom usually receives, this is no reason to complain.

Whether it's at a film festival, or its eventual release on DVD, see this movie! Afterwards, contact the producers and tell them what a great job they did. We owe them—big time.


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