‘Silent Running’ (1972) – episode five of the philoscifiz podcast
We have just unleased episode five of philoscifiz, an on-screen sci-fi & philosophy podcast I present along with Dr Matthew J. Barnard (Lecturer in Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University).
And we are feeling some droid love with Huey, Dewey, and Louie aboard the Valley Forge at the rings of Saturn.
This film explores the environmental fears of our time pushed into the future so we can see them with clarity.
But is it really trees vs technology? Is it really Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann vs Adam in Eden? Or something far more complex and ambiguous?
What is for sure, is the ecological, social, and personal trauma of Freeman Lowell.
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