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SciFlix Movie of the Month: Soylent Green

SciFlix Movie of the Month: Soylent Green

Relax. It’s just people.

This month’s film will be the 1973 adaptation of Harry Harrison’s novel, Make Room! Make Room! Charleton Heston plays a 21st-century police detective working the massively overpopulated New York City. A murder sparks an investigation that cuts to the heart of the world’s population problem: How to feed it?

The Soylent Corporation just released its new product, a plankton-based biscuit made from a harvest from the world’s oceans, Soylent Green. Nutritious! Delicious! Friday, February 10th is Soylent Green Day.

Film Starts at 6:30pm

Regnier Auditorium

12610 Quivira Rd., Overland Park, KS 66213

Discussion to follow – What is the role of the government in providing food safety and biosecurity to a growing population? And what ethics govern a runaway population? Come hear Professors from KU and K-State discuss these questions and answer your questions.

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Posted by on February 5, 2017 in Education, tv, Uncategorized

 

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It’s happening again.

traffic-lightsWhat questions were left unanswered in 1990-1 Twin Peaks?

Who Killed Laura Palmer?  No, we know that.

Who is Bob? Oh, wait. We know that too.

But that’s not to say that there are no unanswered questions. In fact, the whole world of Twin Peaks is a series of unending mystery. On the surface, the town is quaint and peaceful. An idyllic place to live amongst the pine-covered hills with nature at the doorstep. But everyone has their story. And people’s stories are never clean and neat. There’s always intrigue, mistrust, past histories, and hidden desires. And that’s still just scraping the surface. The forest was a character too. Home to the owls and the site of the black lodge. Even space messages came to Twin Peaks – or at least the spirits of the lodge’s messages apparently come down from space.theowlsarenotwhattheyseemmock

Lynch and Frost were pressured to rush their story and provide answers to the story arcs they developed. The alternatives were a slower reveal. Or perhaps not even a reveal at all. Do all questions need an answer? The LA Times thinks not: “[T]here’s only one question that co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost need to answer: Will they commit to not giving us all the answers?”

Look forward to revisiting the double R, That’s damned fine coffee.

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Posted by on October 8, 2014 in 1990s, david lynch, mark frost, owls, tv, twin peaks