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A Conversation with Laurence Fishburne

Red pill or blue pill? You get both when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Morpheus himself, actor Laurence Fishburne. They sat down while Neil was in New Mexico filming COSMOS and Laurence was filming The Signal, a new indie sci-fi film. You’ll get a healthy dose of reality, as they talk about Fishburne’s roles in The Matrix, Searching for Bobby Fischer, and CSI. And you’ll dive into the world of the imagination as the two sci-fi fans discuss why style can be more important than substance in sci-fi and geek out over Star Trek, Superman and Watchmen. They also talk about chess, science vs. religion, planetariums and using math and science to explore the world. Laurence tells Neil how and why he became an actor at age 10, and discusses his future plans to produce, direct, write plays and return to Broadway. You’ll also find out what role Laurence wanted to play but didn’t, and why he got the key to the city of Cambridge. Guest: Laurence Fishburne, Actor Music: “Clubbed to Death” – The Matrix Soundtrack Movie clip – The Matrix Movie clip – The Matrix “The Future is Now” – The Future Movie clip – Searching for Bobby Fischer “See the World” – The Kooks “Intro music” – CSI theme music (aka, “Who Are You” by The Who) Movie clip – Contagion Movie clip – Event Horizon #FullPodcastAvailable #Podcasts

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