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July 22, 2002 - Rendezvous with Rama / change in screenplay?

Scooped on Sunday, May 9, 2010

The ZD Net article might be about how Industrial Light & Magic has switched its hardware from RISC-Unix workstations to using Intel-based Dell computers, but the material that caught our scoopers' eyes was in regards to Rendezvous With Rama. While talking to Grant Boucher, a consultant working for Digital Revelations (which appears to be a division of Revelations Entertainment), the ZD Net article mentions "Digital Revelations is largely relying on Intel-based computers for the effects on Rendezvous with Rama, a thriller coming out next year in which a group of humans seek revenge on aliens that blow up Italy."

Anyone who's read Clarke's novel knows that nowhere in the book do any aliens "blow up" anything on Earth. The article has fans of Rama scratching their heads and wondering if ZD Net got their story wrong or if something drastic happened in a story rewrite.

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