Fantastic Voyage – a Factoid Tidbit
Being a fan and student of science fiction pretty much all of my life, I did familiarize myself with the classics and old time favorites. A few days ago I had the opportunity to watch the 1966 film Fantastic Voyage. As with many a film discussion with my girlfriend, I ended up at Wikipedia.org checking out the history of Fantastic Voyage as we were guessing at the production year.
Having read Fantastic Voyage in high school, and taken tests and all on the story, I found that I had been fed misinformation. I had always heard Fantastic Voyage as being credited to Isaac Asimov. This is incorrect. Isaac Asimov wrote an adaptation that was based on the film’s screenplay.
Wikipedia has great information on this story. According to their site, the screenplay was written by Harry Kleiner, and that was adapted from the original story by Otto Klement and Jerome Bixby. It was actually the two authors names that caught my attention. Again, I had always thought it was created by Isaac Asimov. He did write another version of the story that was based not on the original, but on the screenplay.
Having said all of that, I just thought that I’d share my faux pas and share some fun facts. You can find information on Fantastic Voyage here on Wikipedia’s website : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantastic_voyage
– Pael Spelle
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