The interview is great … as all of his are great … and always interesting. My thrill with this one is that it is published in a major American newspaper with a significant readership. The ball just keeps on rolling, gathering momentum. There may come a day when it levels off and finds its place in the stratosphere … but for now the developing reach to an international audience continues to get wider and brighter.
Akta Good Science Fiction: A Review of SVT’s Real Humans
This is a very interesting review of the well-received Scandanavian Sci-Fi series on which the forthcoming “Humans” is based. We can only hope to do it as well. (excerpts from Joe Hubris.com)
After taking over the police procedural and the political drama, Scandinavian dominance of high-quality television has now moved onto Science Fiction in the form of Äkta människor, or Real Humans, SVT’s brilliant series about androids that has just started shooting its second season.
The stories are complex and deftly interwoven. It will be worth your while to seek it out.
Creator Lars Lundström manages to weave together several distinct threads that explore our relationship with technology as only a story about robots can. It isn’t just good science fiction, it’s good television, with deft cliffhangers and sub plots that merge seamlessly. In these stories, we find love, hate, exploitation, crime, deceit, sexuality, companionship, and…
This is great science fiction and great television. … We may have to be happy hoping that the English-language remake is close to as good.
Leo and Mimi . It is their love for each other that rips at our hearts repeatedly throughout the series.
By Joe Hubris 06/06/13 … http://joehubris.com/node/90
Warning: If you are spoiler averse, you may not want to read the entire article.
We should also add this comment by Jon Brackley in answer to the question: “It’s inspired by a Swedish drama, Real Humans. How closely does it replicate that series?
J: We watched the show a long time ago – we watched all of it. The main characters are inspired by the original, but we’ve run with them and done our own thing. So they start off in a similar place to the original, but we take them on very, very different journeys.
Contemplating a move to the UK. (Very impratical for me, I know!) But the temptations are seriously large!
Humans is an eight part drama from AMC, Channel 4 and Kudos.
The series will be made available in the UK on Channel 4 on June 14, 2015 and in the US on AMC on June 28, 2015.
Our British friends have two weeks to tell us all about it! I’m NOT looking!!
We are very grateful for these interviews regarding Colin’s ‘take’ on the characters he portrays. Link to complete article follows. Here is an excerpt to tease your interest … as if we needed to !!
Can you tell us a bit about Leo? … In Colin’s words …
Leo is a man on a mission, a man who’s hunted, haunted, determined to get the answers that are bumping around inside himself. He needs to understand who he is, his place in the world and the reason for his existence and that’s what drives him through the show. He’s on a quest. He’s looking for answers and his irrepressible sort of determination to get those answers is what drives him through the show.
(thanks to mywhisperingmind for leading us to this image)
Anytime we read Colin’s comments we are reminded: The man is Brilliant!!
The conflict dealt with in the show between humans and synths is one of high tension.
… It presents so many questions, because giving something life comes with a level of responsibility. And while it doesn’t so much tell you about the synthetic itself, I think it very much reflects your own perceptions. Because what is so interesting about introducing this type of technology into the world is that it tells us so much more about ourselves and our own prejudices.
KK Dundas Portraits (via Narlth) (my edit)