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Year: 2004

Classification: Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG

Runtime: 52 min

Produced In: Australia

Directed By: Mark Atkin

Produced By: Charlotte Seymour, Mark Atkin

Language: English

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Peter Nicholls is a non-conformist who has led an extraordinary life. As an anthologist, critic, author, filmmaker, collector and speaker, he was personally and professionally devoted to science fiction for nearly 30 years. He is recognised by his peers as a world authority in the field.

Following the path of one man's life-long obsession, THE WHAT IF MAN scrutinises the meaning of science fiction as a unique cultural phenomenon. This documentary explores the complexity of science fiction and the misunderstood nuances of a genre that goes far beyond tales of aliens and intergalactic battles.

"Reality and science fiction are on a collision course at the moment and science fiction is permeating everyday life. It's no longer a thing in its own ghetto world: science fiction has spilled over into the mainstream." - Peter Nicholls

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