Video: "A Galaxy Far, Far Away" My Ass!
OMG, this is the coolest thing ever!
Back on October 2, 2007, I gave a talk at the University of Waterloo entitled "A Galaxy Far, Far Away" My Ass!, about science fiction's relevance for the here and now.
TVOntario's lecture series Big Ideas was on hand to record it, and an MP3 of the soundtrack has been online here for a while.
Well, a fine fellow named Evan Steacy has now taken that soundtrack and put images to it, making a wonderful trio of YouTube videos out of my talk. He came up with the perfect image for just about every point I was making.
Episode 1: Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, and Frankenstein (6 minutes, 48 seconds)
Episode 2: H.G. Wells and Jules Verne (4 minutes, 0 seconds)
Episode 3: Star Wars (5 minutes, 17 seconds)
Or you can watch them right here:
Episode 1: Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, and Frankenstein (6:48)
Episode 2: H.G. Wells and Jules Verne (4:00)
Episode 3: Star Wars (5:17)
Many, many thanks, Evan!