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Perfect 46's Brett Ryan Bonowicz says we are "Closer Than We Think"

Perfect 46's Brett Ryan Bonowicz says we are "Closer Than We Think"

Writer/Director Brett Ryan Bonowicz, who you should remember from OWA 2014’s crowd-pleaser THE PERFECT 46, has a new project in the works, a documentary about the life and art of futurist illustrator Arthur Radebaugh.  Check out the campaign here and help support a great OWA Alumni!

League of Malevolent Computers

Evil computers have been a staple of SciFi films since NOVAC (Nuclear Operative Variable Automatic Computer) in the film GOG (1954). On Thursday, September 17, Other Worlds Austin will screen the award-winning NIGHTMARE CODE, which features R.O.P.E.R., a top secret behavior recognition program. Definitely evil.

In honor of R.O.P.E.R., we’ve been counting down the most evil movie/TV computers by giving them each a “baseball card” with their vital info. Click here if you’d like tickets or to find out more about NIGHTMARE CODE. Enjoy the countdown and leave us a comment with your thoughts on the list.

Number 10: Mother from ALIEN (1979)

Number 10: Mother from ALIEN (1979)

Number 9: Edgar from ELECTRIC DREAMS (1984)

Number 9: Edgar from ELECTRIC DREAMS (1984)

Number 8: Proteus IV from DEMON SEED (1977)

Number 8: Proteus IV from DEMON SEED (1977)

Number 7: Ultimate Computer from SUPERMAN III (1983)

Number 7: Ultimate Computer from SUPERMAN III (1983)

Number 6: B.O.S.S. from DOCTOR WHO "The Green Death" (1973)

Number 6: B.O.S.S. from DOCTOR WHO "The Green Death" (1973)

Number 5: V.I.K.I. from I, ROBOT (2004)

Number 5: V.I.K.I. from I, ROBOT (2004)

Number 4: M.C.P. from TRON (1982)

Number 4: M.C.P. from TRON (1982)

Number 3: Skynet from TERMINATOR (1984)

Number 3: Skynet from TERMINATOR (1984)

Number 2: NOMAD from Star Trek (TOS) "The Changeling" (1967)

Number 2: NOMAD from Star Trek (TOS) "The Changeling" (1967)

Number 1: HAL from 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

Number 1: HAL from 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

SciFi Scores: The Sound of Other Worlds

SciFi Scores: The Sound of Other Worlds

In a SciFi film, every detail becomes part of the atmosphere creating this previously unknown place.  Maybe its an alien world, like in James Horner’s score for Aliens, maybe its a new understanding of ourself like in Shane Carruth’s own score for Primer, but in a SciFi film, when the director is asking the audience to take a leap of faith with them into some mysterious territory, score must do much more than just be an audible backdrop for the dialogue.  

DEBUG - Interview With Director David Hewlett

DEBUG - Interview With Director David Hewlett

David Hewlett has had quite a distinguished career as an actor in the sci fi genre (Stargate:Atlantis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Splice). He has now returned to the genre as the writer/director of the new film DEBUG. We had a chance to chat with this accomplished artist about his new ambitious film and all sorts of sci fi goodness!!!

The SciFi Timeline: Part 3

The SciFi Timeline: Part 3

"Getting into the last 50 years, it gets much easier to argue which films and books are important, and there are many that don't seem important now, that probably will be."