Shawkat Toorawa, professor of Near Eastern studies, uses film and video -- including scenes from Fritz Lang's 1927 "Metropolis" and from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" -- to explore the differences between writing science fiction and filming it, the role of "science" in science fiction, and what it is about the vision of Philip K. Dick that lends itself to film.

Toorawa's lecture was in support of the 2010 New Student Reading Project selection, Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?," which served as the basis for Ridley Scott's 1982 film "Blade Runner."

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