The Terminal Man – Crichton Cast 2


Welcome, to the Crichton Cast! This week, Steven and Eric read, watch, and listen to another of Michael Crichton’s earlier works: The Terminal Man.

Written in 1972, the Terminal Man is Crichton’s tale of the dangers of computer AI, and the possibility of “mind control” via implanted computers.

Listen as the Crew of the Crichton Cast discuss the writing, the themes, the drama, and the action of this intriguing novel. We’ll also break down the differences made when the film was translated to film just 2 years later in 1974.

We talk about the acting, the writing, and most importantly the differences made for on screen adaptation. Some of which we felt fit the story well, and others we felt made little sense.

In addition to reading the written word, and watching the movie, the guys did something a little different this time and also LISTENED to the novel in audiobook format. We discuss the difference in perception of listening vs reading and talk a bit about the recording itself.

If you are reading this you must be a fan of Michael Crichton just as we are. Whether you love the science in his writing, the adventurous places it takes you or just fell in love with dinosaurs on the big screen we will have something for you.

Every two weeks, in a mini-series format Steve and Eric will discuss a book of Michael Crichton’s which was made into a movie. Compare both mediums, discuss the good and bad, our takes on what worked and interesting facts. Listen in and discuss with us!

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