|Filming Contact in 1996|
200 - Frankenstein
150 - H. G. Wells
100 - Jack Vance
75 - Reason
50 - Star Trek
30 - Carl Sagan
When Carl Sagan died 30 years ago, at the age of 62, I was dismayed. The following year, the film Contact was released, and it became a sad reminder that Carl was gone: he would not be able to push for the needed sequel... a video exploration of the possibility that we humans -indeed, the entire world as we know it- had been created.
|the Exode Saga|
|Our Reality Chain|
|Teleportation in the Gaean Reach.|
Original cover art by Leslie Edwards and
Special thanks to Miranda Hedman (www.mirish.deviantart.com) for the DeviantArt stock photograph "Black Cat 9 - stock" that I used to create the green "sedronite" who is in the image showntothe right.
|Teleportus Interruptus. Original|
cover art by Edmund Emshwiller
(and see this cover also).
|In the Ekcolir Reality. Original|
cover art by Edmund Emshwiller and
also see this cover.
When spacecraft became cheap and ubiquitous, the unreliable teleporter technology was abandoned. Yōd suggests that it is possible that some elements of Sagan's novel Contact are echoes of events in the Asimov Reality, particularly the use of long-range teleportation by Genesaunts.
|Carl Sagan's replicoid in the Hierion Domain|
Yōd adds, "The temporal momentum system of the positronic robots was basically an application of teleportation-mediated duplication technology to objects in the Hierion Domain."
I continue to search for a clear understanding of exactly why Carl Sagan had to be created and deployed within the Final Reality and why he has to be taken away from this world at such a young age.
|Contact television series.|
Worlds in Collision
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