Robots and Avatars Film Programme
22 March 2012
26 March / 6.30pm / £6 £5 (members and concessions)
It was in 1987 when Paul Verhoeven directed RoboCop, set in the very ambiguous "near future" where a new breed of law enforcing half human / half robot cyborg is ruling the streets. OK so we obviously haven't reached Verhoeven's future yet but FACT's current exhibition, Robots and Avatars imagines what the future relationships with humans and robots could be. Appropriately, after visiting the exhibition, New Scientist's Paul Marks considers if Lawrence Malstaf's Compass could make life that bit more difficult for criminals. Take a look at the full article here.
4 April / 6.30pm / £6 £5 (members and concessions)
The 1979 original motion picture from the Star Trek TV series. Admiral Kirk is leading his crew on the Starship Enterprise to investigate and intercept the alien cloud, V'Ger that is cutting through the Starfleet galaxy and approaching Earth. Eventually Enterprise and V'Ger meet, causing one of the crew to be abducted and replaced with a robot doppelganger.
18 April / 6.30pm / £6 £5 (members and concessions)
Schwarzenegger is back on the big screen for this cyborg film to top all cyborg films. The Terminator is an assassin sent from 2029 to 1984 to exterminate what is left of the human race. Watch out Sarah Connor . . .