“It was badly designed… it was a flying saucer… I cannot describe the fear I felt.”
AMC’s new series “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction” premiered last month, with new episodes airing every Monday night. Each week, Cameron sits down to talk science fiction with fellow masters of the genre, and last night’s brand new episode put Cameron and Guillermo del Toro in a room together for a fascinating chat.
Cameron and Del Toro talked about what we can learn from monsters, while Del Toro also shared his own personal UFO story with Cameron. When he was a teenager, Del Toro tells Cameron, he and a friend were on the highway when they saw a light on the horizon…
“From the acclaimed filmmaker behind legendary sci-fi films The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Avatar, this documentary series explores the evolution of sci-fi from its origins as a small genre with a cult following to the blockbuster pop-cultural phenomenon we know today.”
“In each episode, James Cameron introduces one of the “Big Questions” that humankind has contemplated throughout the ages and reaches back into sci-fi’s past to better understand how our favorite films, TV shows, books, and video games were born. Cameron and his contemporaries – Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christopher Nolan and many more who have helped fuel sci-fi’s spectacular growth over the last several decades – debate the merits, meanings, and impacts of the films and novels that influenced them and discuss where the genre — and our species — might be going in the future.”