Thanks to Leahluna for bringing this interview to our attention this morning. It is quite delightful, and ‘Morgan’ again brings his observations and insight to tickle our brains and encourage our eager anticipation.
“We already anthropomorphise Roombas, the hoovers” Morgan laughs. “If you go to Amazon and read people’s reviews, it’s not ‘The Roomba does this’ it’s ‘He’s great, I love him, he does this…’ They’re already attributing human qualities… So when these things are in your life and they’re giving you the impression of love and the impression of doing things for you, what does that do to you?“
He asks the questions to get us thinking, really thinking, about our hurried thrust to ‘advance’ science. He explores drama as a means to bringing important examinations forward. We should not miss this challenge while dwelling on his physical beauty. There is a brilliant mind behind those penetrating blue eyes.
There is another quote, this one by Sam Vincent, which addresses this thought, as well.
A lot of different types of jobs are automated now,” says co-writer Sam Vincent. “Everything is automated with a kiosk now and there’s no guy at the counter. There’s a real explosion of that happening and we wanted to reflect those social and economic trends…If we had something like the Synths we have on our show, that effect would be magnified a hundredfold, and that was quite interesting. We’re really going quite deep into how society would change.”
Bring your inquiring mind to watching this series. Perhaps it will give you another outlook worth considering.
“There’s a sex-robot hotel in Korea right now. It’s happening!” laughs Merlin’s Colin Morgan, who plays the mysterious Leo.
photo credit farfaraway site
(originally published June 2015)