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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2012 7:53 p.m. PST

"In the mid-1970s, before STAR WARS, an enigmatic young inventor named Barry Ira Geller options the rights to Roger Zelazny's award-winning novel Lord of Light, writes a screenplay and sets out to produce a sci-fi blockbuster and the world's first science fiction theme park Science Fiction Land. Geller dreams of inspiring the next generation of scientists and bringing the technology of the future to everyone.

A complete unknown, through his passion and determination Geller enlists an all-star team: "King of Comics" Jack Kirby; Hollywood makeup and special effects geniuses John Chambers & Maurice Stein; world-renowned architect Paolo Soleri, visionary author Ray Bradbury; and legendary futurist Buckminster Fuller.

On the verge of success, the project collapses amidst scandal, fraud, and mystery. Years later, Geller learns that his script and Kirby designs were used by CIA agent Tony Mendez as a cover during the Iran hostage crisis his film's title changed from LORD OF LIGHT to ARGO.

Recently Ben Affleck and Warner Bros. released a fictionalized

Hollywood version of this story, which leaves out the use of Barry Geller's screenplay and Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light, Jack Kirby's production drawings, and John Chambers' idea to use a sci-fi movie as the caper the very the body of work that made the CIA rescue mission possible. SCIENCE FICTION LAND includes these vital characters and events, and exploring the unbelievable connections between the visionary work of Geller, Kirby, Chambers and the Science Fiction Land team to the saving of six lives"
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Hope you enjoy!.

Amicalement
Armand

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