"Truman Show Syndrome" Makes Life Seem Like Reality TV

In The Truman Show » 11/24/08 2:07pm 11/24/08 2:07pm, Jim Carrey played the unwilling star of the world's most popular reality show, living his life on a giant soundstage with actors playing his friends and family. Now psychiatrists are seeing the rise of a new kind of delusion: People believe they are living out Truman Shows of their own, convinced…

Science Fiction's Army Of Rupert Murdochs

Fifty years ago, nobody could have imagined that one person would wield the mind-shaping power Rupert Murdoch now holds. His print and electronic media empire is in itself science fictional, so it's no surprise that scifi is full of Murdoch stand-ins. Click through to find out which science fiction creator named his… » 3/03/08 2:40pm 3/03/08 2:40pm

Two Gibson Adaptations, But Only One Peter Weir Movie

Hayden "Anakin" Christensen will star in a movie adaptation of William Gibson's classic novel Neuromancer, directed by Joseph Kahn. So far, Kahn's only credits are the low-budget biker movie Torque, and some Britney Spears music videos. (Torque does feature lots of spooky flickering neon lights, which is a start.) The… » 1/07/08 10:00am 1/07/08 10:00am