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Five Sci-Fi Movie Moments That Actually Came True, And 'The Way Of The Writer'

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How many times has terrible science kept you from enjoying a sci-fi movie? From hits like https://youtu.be/8aouT6EMJh8" target="_blank">I Am Legend to the classic https://youtu.be/9IKVj4l5GU4" target="_blank">Soylent Green, we explore the science behind these (and other) movies, and how they relate to real life. Then, we learn about the art and craft of creative writing with National Book Award-winning author Charles Johnson.

As part of his Sci-Flix series, Jack Treml will screen 'The Thing' at 6:30 p.m. on KU's Edwards Campus on Friday, January 27. For more information, visit Meetup.com. 

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.