Tuesday 21 February 2017

BBC Audience - Join the BBC at the Science Museum for Cells and Celluloid Live!

Cells and Celluloid Live!
Join the Radio 4 Film Show's Francine Stock, science presenter Adam Rutherford and guests from the worlds of film and science for an evening exploring questions of life, the universe and everything.

Where did we get the idea that Martians would be humanoid, like little green men? Or like Aelita, the Queen Of Mars (the Soviet Union's first sci-fi epic from 1924), or the Devil Girl From Mars, a black-clad siren with shoulder pads the size of aircraft carriers, who came to our planet with only one thing on her alien mind - our men, who she was planning to use as breeding stock? And then there's Mars Attacks! in which bug eyed monsters laid waste to anything that got in their way, including Tom Jones.

As part of the Radio 4 Mars season we're asking what kind of life might Mars support, and looking at how ideas of Martian life have been portrayed in films. We'll go on to expand our horizons exploring the potential for life elsewhere in the universe, discussing where science fact and science fiction intersect and diverge on this theme.

On the panel will be astrobiologist and planetary geologist Louisa Preston, who looks for life on other planets, Paul Franklin, Oscar winning visual effects supervisor, currently working on a major new film to be set on Mars, and Naomi Alderman best-selling novelist, games designer and connoisseur of science fiction

Join us for Cells and Celluloid Live! in the IMAX Cinema at London's Science museum on the evening of Friday 3 March. The event runs from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Date: Friday 3 March
Venue: IMAX Cinema, Science Museum, London
Doors open: 6.30pm
Recording starts: 7pm

To apply for tickets visit bbc.co.uk/showsandtours.

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