SciFi Tech Talk #000168 – Ready Player One

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4.3 rating based on 325,895 ratings (all editions)

ISBN-10: 030788743X
ISBN-13: 9780307887436
Goodreads: 9969571

Author(s): Publisher: Crown Publishers
Published: 8/16/2011

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the  OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

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SciFi Tech Talk #000167 – Mars Attacks!

Mars Attacks! (1996)
Mars Attacks! poster Rating: 6.3/10 (173,756 votes)
Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Len Brown (trading card series), Woody Gelman (trading card series), Wally Wood (trading card series), Bob Powell (trading card series), Norman Saunders (trading card series), Jonathan Gems (screen story), Jonathan Gems (screenplay)
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan
Runtime: 106 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Released: 13 Dec 1996
Plot: Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

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Ready Player One

SciFi Tech Talk #000166 – Predestination

Predestination (2014)
Predestination poster Rating: 7.4/10 (168,986 votes)
Director: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Writer: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, Robert A. Heinlein (story "All You Zombies")
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Christopher Kirby, Christopher Sommers
Runtime: 97 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Released: 09 Jan 2015
Plot: For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.

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SciFi Tech Talk #000165 – Westworld

Westworld (1973)
Westworld poster Rating: 7.1/10 (26,998 votes)
Director: Michael Crichton
Writer: Michael Crichton
Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold
Runtime: 88 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Released: 21 Nov 1973
Plot: A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

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