Ready Player One Trailer

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

Release is due March 30, 2018.

How E.T. Really Phoned Home

The communication device E.T built to phone home? Totally legit, as described in an article in the April 1983 edition of “73 Magazine” (an amateur radio magazine):

If it were not for an inventive ham, E. T. might still be trying. In this exclusive article, the designer of the little guy’s communicator unveils its inner workings.

Always great to hear/see if a technology used in a movie is factually correct, unlike things like CSI’s zoom and enhance for example.

How E.T. Really Called Home (PDF) →