“The Wandering Earth” China’s first sci-fi film on Netflix.
China’s first science fiction blockbuster set in space, “The Wandering Earth,” on Netflix. The Wandering Earth film (Chinese: 流浪地球) which recently became the second highest grossing film of all time in China. The Wandering Earth film is based on the novella of the same title by award-winning sci-fi writer Liu Cixin, the film is directed by Frant Gwo and stars Qu Chuxiao, Li Guangjie, Ng Man-tat and Zhao Jinmai, with a special appearance by Wolf Warrior 2 star Wu Jing. Wu Jing appeared in Gong Shou Dao ( Chinese: 功守道 ), Chinese kung fu short film directed by Wen Zhang and produced by Jet Li, Li Lianjie ( Chinese: 李连杰 ). The film stars Jack Ma Yun (Chinese: 马云 , 馬雲, Jet Li, Donnie Yen ( 甄子丹 ), Tony Jaa, Jacky Heung, Asashōū Akinori, Zou Shiming, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo, production company Alibaba Group.
Netflix will stream it in more than 190 countries and translate it into 28 languages. The movie follows mankind’s efforts to move Earth out of its solar system because the sun has expanded to the point where it will destroy the planet. The film The Wandering Earth (Chinese: 流浪地球) is produced by China Film Group ( 中国电影集团公司 ) and Beijing Culture, which also produced Wolf Warrior 2 and last year’s summer hit Dying To Survive.
Why has this film been such an instant hit? How does it compare with Hollywood sci-fi films? And how does it reflect China’s culture and its vision for the future of mankind?
The POINT CGTN – Discussion about The Wandering Earth film with Prof. Joanne Cheng, a Film Critic and Film Maker; Prof. Yang Yuguang of the China Aerospace Science & Industry Group; Chen Qiufan, founder and CEO of Thema Mundi Production
Physicist Stephen Hawking – last writings – Artificial Intelligence – Superhuman – Genetic Engineering.
The late physicist Stephen Hawking’s last writings predict that a breed of superhumans will take over, having used genetic engineering to surpass their fellow beings.
In Brief Answers to the Big Questions, to be published on Oct. 16 and excerpted today in the UK’s Sunday Times (paywall), Hawking pulls no punches on subjects like machines taking over, the biggest threat to Earth, and the possibilities of intelligent life in space.
Magnetic man Zachary Quinto has already stepped into Leonard Nimoy’s shoes on “Star Trek.”
With ‘In Search Of,’ Zachary Quinto reprises another Leonard Nimoy role.
As host of “In Search Of,” a new version of the series that explores unexplained phenomena from all over the world. From the mythical to the scientific, each one-hour episode follows Quinto as he investigates a different subject within a dynamic theme – such as superhumans, alien life, artificial intelligence, Atlantis, time travel,
mysterious creatures and much more in search of the truth to some of the world’s greatest mysteries.
Leonard Nimoy hosted of the paranormal documentary series, which originally ran from 1977 to 1982 on A&E Network and later on History Channel. The music was composed by Laurin M. Rinder and W. Michael Lewis. A soundtrack album was released on AVI (American Variety International) Records in 1977. Nimoy’s popularity among science fiction fans (due to his role as Spock in the original Star Trek television series) won the show a following in fandom circles.
A short-lived revival of the show, featuring Mitch Pileggi, aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2002.
In January 2018, it was announced that Zachary Quinto will host the revived version of the show on History Channel. He is best known for his roles as Sylar on the science fiction drama series Heroes (2006–2010), Spock in the reboot Star Trek (2009) and its sequels Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
and Star Trek Beyond (2016), as well as his Emmy nominated performance in American Horror Story: Asylum. He also appeared in smaller roles on television series such as So NoTORIous, The Slap, and 24.
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