Dave is partaking in a death-defying one man high-stakes challenge that involves him watching movies. This is it.
1997 features several times on the 101 sci fi films list, which statistically makes it one of the book’s favourite years for scifi. Starship Troopers, Open Your Eyes, Men in Black and The Fifth Element I had all seen, but one film of 1997 has eluded me for the last 15 years (yes, 15 years, I know, I remember the Spice Girls as if it were yesterday aswell).
Gattaca, for those who don’t know, is set in a dystopian (some might say utopian) future ruled by gene manipulation. Genetic advances have allowed for babies to be born free of disease, defects or even negative personality traits. DNA profiling is widespread, allowing potential employers or law enforcement to see every detail of your physical and mental performance. Continue reading