Put Futurist Syd Mead On The Hot Seat

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Syd Mead has had a hand in designing everything from Ford automobiles, to V'Ger in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, to the Sulaco ship design in Aliens, and even the look and feel of the cities in Blade Runner and Tron. He's definitely a giant in the field of future design, and if you could ask him any question, what would it be?


Hopefully he won't be inundated with questions about the Wing Commander game and Short Circuit. It would be a lot more satisfying if he was asked about things like the failed Star Blazers sequel, Yamato 2520, and what it was like designing parts of the "Mission to Mars" ride at Disney, which is admittedly pretty darned cool. Chime in and ask him whatever you'd like to know, like why he's never directed a film himself. Get cracking, because you only have until November 19th to get your questions in under the wire.

Syd Mead Taking Questions On Illusion [Slice of SciFi]

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