"JJ Abrams' production company may be called Bad Robot, but its latest project is the story of a very good robot indeed: Boilerplate, History's Mechanical Marvel. The Hollywood Reporter has news that Paul Guinan and Anita Bennett's alternate history tale about the world's first robot and his full "life" will be turned into a movie by Abrams' company for Paramount Pictures.
The book - published last year - was the culmination of ten years' worth of work on behalf of Guinan and Bennett, mixing illustration, photography and writing to place the fictional mechanical man into important events in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as demonstrated in the book's trailer:"
This is one of my favorite books because it's created to look like a school textbook highlighting the 'career' of this imaginary robot. Look for it in your local library or get a copy for yourself if you are any kind of fan of the robots. This one is very cool and will make a terrific Victorian Age adventure film.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.