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|The Book versus the Movie
In the old Greece, during the golden times of Aristotle, Socrates and Plato, the latter used to
present his philosophical concepts via dialogues… I am going to do the same, via questions
and answers, I am going to present the differences between the book "Last Call from Earth –
Stage I, Biological Survival", and the movie "Rupturian -Extincition on Earth"; both of them
created under the Rupturian concept.
Under the Rupturian concepts, I wrote the first novel of the trilogy “Last call from Earth”, which deals with the biological survival of the Human race before a
major catastrophic event, and, when I tried to convert the novel to to a movie, I found the need of making several major changes.,
The movie contains the same basic elements and concepts, but presented and developed in a different way, and in a different order.
Q. Could you give an example of a different way?
A. The basic event in the story is that humanity faces imminent extinction. In the book that is caused by a collision against our universe of another
universe; due to the collision there is a rupture through which strings escape (strings are the basic components of everything that exist in our universe),
and consequently, our atmosphere is affected…. This is a concept very difficult to communicate and develop in a movie. The script was changed so that
now what we have is a supernova; that is, a major explosion of a star. In the history of our planet, 440 million years ago, a supernova almost finished life
on Earth. A supernova makes the script more realistic, and more graphical..
Q. And also more dramatic; I can see that. Do you still make it happen on December 21, 2012?
A. No. It happens in the immediate future, but not a specific date. This makes the story more permanent.
Q. Could you give an example of a change in the order of the story?
A. In the book, the story starts in the XXIII century, 280 years from now, and we look back to what has happened up until that moment; in the movie, the
story starts at the present time and moves forward.
In the book, the people in the colonies that we establish in other planets get sick with CRDS (Circadian Rhythm Degeneration Syndrome). The disease is
caused by a disruption in the normal functioning of the DNA, caused by not teleporting to the planets to which we migrate, microorganisms that the human
body needs to be normal.
|According to a study by the University of Cambridge in the UK, excessive hygiene
increases the incidence of neurodegenerative diseases. The study reinforces the
"hygiene hypothesis", which says that the sterilization of environments in developed,
industrialized countries, reduces exposure to a wide range of microorganisms, leading to
a a lower immune system, and that as a consequence, in such extremely "clean"
environments, the brain is exposed to an inflammation associated with the Alzheimer's
|The excess of hygiene is related to the Alzheimer decease
In the movie, the people that would remain on Earth after the supernova are the ones that would get sick with CRDS. While the radiation of an atomic
bomb affects living organisms immediately, the radiation from a supernova affects the DNA resulting in cancer, dementia, and physical malformations.
With this change, the script becomes more realistic... but in the end, during the last minutes of the movie, that doesn't happen because we are saved
using advanced Rupturian technology to create a gas cloud diffuser that filters out the life damaging particles of the WR104 supernova.
Q. The overall concept of the Rupturians remains the same?
A. Yes. That’s a key concept. Without the advanced Rupturian technology and their vision of reality, the Rupturian stories don’t exist.
Q. Looking at things in perspective, how do you see the novel versus the movie?
A. I would say the novel is the classic version, the way I thought about it for the first time, without putting any constraints to my imagination. And the script
is the result of many, many revisions of all sorts to make it more realistic; it is the result of a team effort. The final script is the result of several revisions
made by a team of professional writers that include Brad Schreiber, Peter Mellencamp (STAR TREK) , Paul Young (THE LORD OF THE RINGS) and
Q. Which one do you prefer?
A. Both; the first one for sentimental reasons. I still remember when I thought about it for the first time. I was in New York in a very cold winter, the boiler
was broken, and I had to wear my coat in bed in order to sleep. I had just read a couple of books about the fabric of the universe and the strings theory,
so in my mind I created a minor big bang explosion and the Last Call from Earth started to exist. In practical terms I prefer the script, since it is the result
of thinking and rethinking the same concepts, by several people, over and over again, until the story became simpler, more realistic, and with emphasis
in the most important aspects.
Q. Still thinking about a trilogy?
A. No, Rupturian is a tetralogy. Using the Rupturian technology, in the fourth movie we will actually see hos the universe started 13.5 billion years ago.
For that, we will use the pictures that are expected will be produced using the James Webb telescope in the years to come.
In Rupturian I, we were going to be hit by a supernova that would have finish life on Earth, but we are saved using the advanced technology of the
In Rupturian II, with the advanced technology of the Ruprurians we start to explore vast areas of the universe, but with such an advanced technology we
come close to destroying ourselves.
In Rupturian III, via recordings in the Rupturian Intergalactic Network (RIN), we will see how and why the Rupturians annihilated themselves; all of them
committed a collective suicide, destroying even their planets… Only one Rupturian remained, because he was travelling in a parallel dimension, and he
is the one that appears in the first movie of the trilogy.
And then, when we have pictures from the new James Web Telescope, we will have the fourth movie: “The Birth of the Universe”, where we will see how
the universe started, and we will reach the edge of the expanding universe. .
Q. Sounds really interesting, unique, realistic and educational. I can see you have created a whole world in your mind. Do you still have soul
transplantation from one body to another?
A. Not on the first movie; that will show in the fourth movie. But we have “teleportation”
Q. Why ithe change?
A. Soul transplantation into another body has religious connotations; one of the most critical issues being: What happens to the soul that was in the
recipient body before? The concept of teleportation, on the other hand, is normally accepted without moral, ethical or religious concerns. We will deal
with the religious connotations on the fourht movie.
Q. Do you still have Microbial Deputies in the movie?
A. Yes. That’s another key element of the Rupturian world, but in the movie they are known as “Rupturian Super Suits”.
For the Super Suits uniforms we are considering two alternatives: One is to have them “comics like” and the other, to use uniforms that resemble more
real uniforms, with some variations.
The following are two artist’s suggestions for Super Suits on the “comics” side:
|The original Rupturian script was modified, keeping the essence of the story,
in order to produce the film with the least possible budget.
Please see About the Rupturian Budget.