There are some very creative aspects of the movie, and Stone is quite a thoughtful artist.
Keas describes the surprisingly religious role played by much atheistic science fiction. The discussion includes 2001: A Space Odyssey and H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds.
Here is a myth that comes not from the past but from the future.
There’s something deeply refreshing about scholarship that acknowledges the complexity of its subject.
It’s pretty remarkable to see these ideas connected so explicitly.