Today’s show: The life electric
February 1, 2013
— Resonance FM broadcast
Tonight at 5pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, I’m ready for my close-up – The life electric
In a show looking at the possible consequences of computer technology and Artificial Intelligence on humanity, Alex Fitch talks to the directors of two new films that address these themes and how it might impact on peoples lives and after-lives. Kareem Gray discusses his movie Zero One, a cross between Knight Rider and The Terminator in which a couple of hackers discover a sentient intelligence on the internet with the power to download itself into robots and other machines; Martin Gooch and members of the cast of Death discuss this new British fantasy film starring Leslie Philips in which a pair of siblings return to their family manse after the death of their father and discover he had been working on a computer programme that allows people to converse with the dead…
Both interviews recorded in front of a live cinema audience at SCI-FI-LONDON, the London Science Fiction and Fantastic Film Festival, April 2012.
5pm, Friday 1st February 2013, repeated at 4.30pm, Tuesday 5th February, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at http://www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast at http://www.panelborders.wordpress.com
Zero One 3D is released in America cinemas this month, while Martin Gooch is launching an indiegogo campaign to fund his new SF movie The Search for Simon next week. More info: www.facebook.com/01movie / www.thesearchforsimon.com
Further links: Zero One 3D facebook page
More info about Zero One 3D at The Dallas Film Commission website
Info about Zero One and Death screenings at SCI-FI-LONDON
Martin Gooch’s website
The Search for Simon website
Andy Diggle and Jock signing Snapshot
Writer Andy Diggle and artist Jock will be signing copies of the Forbidden Planet variant edition of their new comic, Snapshot, at 4:00pm on Saturday 9th February at F/P London Megastore.
Jake Dobson is your typical nerd; works at the Near-Mint Rhino comic-book store in San Francisco. But when he finds a lost cell phone, he’s horrified to discover it’s full of snapshots of a murder victim.
Suddenly he finds himself hunted by a vengeful hitman who wants his phone back. and Jake in a body bag! And then things start to get really complicated…
Andy Diggle and Jock have both worked separately for 2000AD, Marvel and DC but are best known for their collaborations – including Green Arrow: Year One and The Losers.
Saturday 09 February 2013 16:00 – 17:00
Forbidden Planet London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
More info: www.forbiddenplanet.com
Will Morris signing The Silver Darlings
Despite the snow coming down sideways and everyone outside looking like something out of The Thing we have not closed our doors like all those kids-on-my-bus-this-morning’s schools. Because learning can wait but comics can’t. Or something. Right?
If your socks and five jumpers are failing to warm you even remotely then perhaps the announcement of our very first event of 2013 will at least take your mind off the impending foot amputation. Although Will Morris’ The Silver Darlings came out about a month ago we’re throwing it a belated launch party (plus signing, plus exhibition) because nobody likes to have a birthday on Christmas Day. It’s on the 15th of February, from 7pm to 9pm, there will be booze and art and The City Shanty Band will be lending the evening a briny air.
Friday 15th February, 7-9pm
Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR
More info: www.goshlondon.com