The special effects genre known as “tokusatsu” helped take the Japanese film industry global, but now it is being replaced by computer graphics.
NASA’s Next Mars Rover Progresses Toward 2020 Launch: After an extensive review process and passing a major development milestone, NASA is ready to proceed with final design and construction of its next Mars rover, currently targeted to launch in the summer of 2020 and arrive on the Red Planet in February 2021.
WESTWORLD – The 2016 premiere season was the most-watched of any HBO original series. It’s based on a 1973 scifi Western, written and directed by novelist Michael Crichton, in his first theatrical feature. Westworld is a futuristic park where visitors explore fantasies artificially without personal consequence, no matter how illicit the delight. The series has been praised for its visuals, story and performances. Evan Rachel Wood stars as Dolores Abernathy, the oldest host still working in the park. In her burgeoning self-awareness, she discovers her artificiality and the hidden powers at play in running the park. Finally in 2018, SFX have caught up to enable a film fantasy portrayed visually in a way that’s believable/ stunning. It wouldn’t have been possible to realize the author’s vision in 1973. Since filmmaking needed 45 years to catch up.
Today, these three pueblos are connected by freeways. Isleta and Ácoma have their own casinos. But each community still preserves its ancient identity. Eighty years after Cather’s novel was published and more than 150 since the events she recounted, it is possible to use her narration as a visitor’s guide.