Friday, May 05, 2006

Life, made out of Meat

... a short-film adaptation
of science fiction author Terry Bisson's short story "They're Made Out of Meat." ... it won grand prize at the Science Fiction Museum's First Annual Short Film Festival.

"They're made out of meat."
"Meat. They're made out of meat."
"There's no doubt about it. We picked up several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, and probed them all the way through. They're completely meat."
"That's impossible. What about the radio signals? The messages to the stars?"
"They use the radio waves to talk, but the signals don't come from them. The signals come from machines."
"So who made the machines? That's who we want to contact."
"They made the machines. That's what I'm trying to tell you. Meat made the machines."


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