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Subject: Re: DR3 udsendelser om science fiction
From: krabat [at] (kenneth krabat)
Date: Feb 15 2017 20:32:26
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Man kan stille sig til takke med meget her i verden, men det er ganske trættende altid at blive udsat for "dokumentarernes svar på click-bait", frem for noget ordentlig, tilbundsgående research, der faktisk ønsker at nå ud over sit eget lille kor.


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On 15 Feb 2017, at 18:49, Flemming Rasch <fantastiknews [at]> wrote:

> Jeg synes de var ganske ok. Man kan ikke komme til bunds i genrens historie
> på så kort tid, så de valgte at lade det handle meget om film, og fokusere
> på de fire temaer. Det var heller ikke uinteressant for os der kender det
> meste af det i forvejen, fordi der var interviews med skuespillere,
> forfattere m.m.

> Flemming
> krabat skrev:
>> Olav M.J. Christiansen wrote:
>>> DR3 kører i disse dage nogle programmer om science fiction. Det hele kan
>>> formodentlig også ses på nettet:
>>> Olav
>> Alting forsvinder jo fra DR efter kort tid, men den findes på 1Channel i
>> KODI m TVaddons
>> Originalen hedder
>> The Real History of Science Fiction
>> The series heads to the very frontiers of space and science to produce the
>> definitive television history of science fiction. The story of one of the
>> liveliest and most stimulating genres in popular culture will be told
>> through its impact on cinema, television and literature. Each episode will
>> explore one of the enduring themes of science fiction: time travel; the
>> exploration of space; robots and artificial intelligence; and aliens. It
>> will be made with the help of the genre's greatest pioneers: the
>> filmmakers, writers, actors, and graphic artists whose obsession and
>> imagination has taken them into the unknown. Having explored the future,
>> the past, parallel universes and galaxies far, far away, they are now
>> ready to report back on their experiences.
>> 6/10 Slightly Misleading Televisual History of a Popular Genre
>> This four-part series, produced to mark the BBC's science fiction season,
>> is slightly misleading in tone; it is not a history of science fiction,
>> but rather a history of modern science fiction adaptations on film and
>> television. Presenter Dominic Sandbrook pays scant attention to the major
>> antecedents of the genre: Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Mary Shelley et. al.
>> He is far more interested in looking at popular works of film and
>> television such as STAR WARS, DOCTOR WHO, FRANKENSTEIN, and their effect
>> on contemporary popular cultures. Some of the assertions he makes are
>> quite suggestive; the STAR WARS and STAR TREK epics, for example, he sees
>> as contemporary rewritings of the old naval narratives (e.g. Hornblower)
>> popular in the mid-twentieth century, while futuristic epics such as
>> BATTLESTAR GALACTICA return us to the age of progress and enlightenment
>> characteristic of the Victorian era.
>> Interspersed with Sandbrook's presentation are a series of interviews with
>> personalities from the world of SF - novelists such as Neil Gaiman and
>> Ursula K. Le Guin, and actors such as David Tennant, Richard Dreyfuss and
>> Keir Dullea, and technicians such as Douglas Trumbull. All their
>> reminiscences are interesting enough; but do not help to dispel the
>> suspicion that Sandbrook isn't really interested in SF as a genre working
>> across a transmedial platform embracing print and online as well as
>> cinematic and televisual cultures. Rather he is interested in compiling a
>> series of programs giving viewers the chance to take a nostalgic wallow in
>> their favorite memories from their youth, and how such memories continue
>> to shape their present lives.
>> As a series of celebratory programs, TOMORROW'S WORLDS is watchable
>> enough, but a serious history it certainly ain't. Sandbrook cuts a
>> pleasant figure on screen, but he lacks the panache and wit of some of the
>> real masters of television documentary presentation such as Andrew
>> Graham-Dixon.
>> 6/10 History of SF movies and TV shows, WH in first place
>> The title is pretty much misleading, or just incorrect. It starts with
>> some famous actors and is focused on SF movies and TV serials, in 98% time
>> approx. From 4 announced corners (Robots, Space, Invasion, Time travel) I
>> seen so far first 2. There were some interesting fact mentioned, like
>> influence of movie Silent Runner on George Lucas and Star Wars. But in
>> Robot episode there was really little talk about SF literature. Of course,
>> they cited Asimov's 3 laws of Robotic - but what about European writers ?
>> Little better was at start of Space episode - at least they mentioned
>> Verne, Wells .. Still, literature was just marginally touched. It is
>> shame, especially as right at start was said that history of SF is history
>> of imagination. Watching movies is not imagination. Reading books is. But
>> it seems that nowadays it gets forgotten.
>> What's that WH in summary - Western Hemisphere :-) There were some nice
>> movies, TV serials made in EU - completely ignored.

Feb 14  v Re: DR3 udsendelser om science fiction  krabat
Feb 15  `T Re: DR3 udsendelser om science fiction  Flemming Rasch
Feb 15  .+T Re: DR3 udsendelser om science fiction  kenneth krabat
Feb 16  .i`- Re: DR3 udsendelser om science fiction  Flemming Rasch
Feb 15  .`- Re: DR3 udsendelser om science fiction  kenneth krabat