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Technological things, that Germans and Japanese ...
by John Badham

Technological things, that Germans and Japanese would get real excited about.
- John Badham

There were scenes that just for length purposes,
and knowing that the attention span of kids is not great,
don't make it much longer than about 90 minutes.
- John Badham

When the movie was done, Number Five was crated up.
Eric took him over to Germany; displayed him over there
because Germans really liked this movie.
It was very popular with them.
- John Badham

Sometimes it's literally just a feeling that you get
that somebody is more interested than someone else;
and they may both say they're interested,
but you get a feeling.
- John Badham

 

Phillip Harrison was the production designer,
though, I think he's uncredited.
He's done most of my films like Blue Thunder.
Lots and lots over the years.
- John Badham

I would do it today because the thing that appealed
to me was not necessarily the mechanics of the robot,
but it was his personality and how funny and charming he was.
- John Badham

In our story logic which we're making up,
if we're saying he's alive, then like a quadriplegic
who's in bed he can move his head and shoulders,
but he can't move his arms.
If he could just turn on that power to his legs and arms,
the nerves could get through and he could walk.
- John Badham

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Monofilament is what you use to go fishing.
The line on your fishing rod is probably going to be black.
You get to the end of the line and you tie on this clear plastic,
thin thread called monofilament.
- John Badham

One thing I was thinking about the other day was you
can't even conceive of the kinds of things you can do in movies today.
The idea that you could draw, in a computer,
dinosaurs and have them running around was totally impossible.
- John Badham

In this movie they took them up in space.
They're floating around and doing zero gravity stuff.
Well, they had to do it all on wires.
All the wires had to be painted black against this black background.
If you didn't light it properly you could see the wires.
Drove them crazy!
- John Badham

The personality problem is so tough when you're not able to pay people.
It's bad enough when you can pay people,
but, when you have people working for free,
often their motivation is diminished considerably.
- John Badham

I also know that in the second movie,
the sequel, Eric made some huge advances with the robot suit.
That just made it even better.
You put the suit on and moved your arms then the robot's
arms would move in sync with yours.
- John Badham

Technological progress has merely provided us with
more efficient means for going backwards.
- Aldous Huxley

Technological progress is like an axe
in the hands of a pathological criminal.
- Albert Einstein

Our technological powers increase, but the side effects
and potential hazards also escalate.
- Alvin Toffler

Maybe the preoccupation with technological progress
has overshadowed our concern with human progress.
- Wynton Marsalis

The technological way of thinking has infected even ethics,
which is supposed to be thinking about the good.
- Leon Kass

All around us are the consequences of the most significant technological,
and hence cultural, revolution in generations.
- Lawrence Lessig

You should approach technological things in a nostalgic way.
- Colin Greenwood

Mystery is gone to the certainty of technological principles.
So the real terror, the real aggression against life
comes in the form of the pursuit of our technological happiness.
- Godfrey Reggio

Despite our high rate of unemployment,
300,000 jobs go unfilled largely because many of the
unemployed lack the skills needed today as a result
of technological progress.
- Kim Campbell

A nation's ability to fight a modern war is as good
as its technological ability.
- Frank Whittle

Technological society has succeeded in multiplying
the opportunities for pleasure,
but it has great difficulty in generating joy.
- Pope Paul VI

You have to go to where you can make money,
and you see in the service area, in the technological area,
those are the areas where we're going to create jobs.
- Al D'Amato

Think about technological float: it took centuries
for the wheel to gain universal acceptance.
Now any microchip device can be in use around the world in weeks.
- Dee Hock

Within thirty years, we will have the technological
means to create superhuman intelligence.
- Vernor Vinge

Technological considerations are of great importance
to architecture and cities in the informational society.
- Kenzo Tange

Technological man can't believe in anything that can't be measured,
taped, or put into a computer.
- Clare Boothe Luce

The technological breakthrough of the World Wide Web
has been enormously beneficial to society.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

Unfortunately, opponents of online speech have decided
to punish our changing technological world.
- Dennis Hastert

Mass media provides the essential link between the
individual and the demands of the technological society.
- Jacques Ellul

Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably
emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transition.
- Marshall McLuhan

Advances have fallen, generally, for everything except
the biggest potential bestsellers.
Given all the changes, both economic and technological,
SF hasn't done too badly.
- Alan Dean Foster

In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated
more and more into the form of information,
moving toward the technological extension of consciousness.
- Marshall McLuhan

We live in an age that is driven by information.
Technological breakthroughs...
are changing the face of war and how we prepare for war.
- William J. Perry

The sun as the expression of old world energy is torn
down from the heavens by modern man,
who by virtue of his technological superiority creates his own energy source.
- El Lissitzky

Today's films are so technological that an actor becomes
starved for roles that deal with human relationships.
- Natalie Wood

There may be something to the suggestion about the
pace of technological change intimidating writers,
though - it's been awfully hard to keep ahead of real developments.
- Stanley Schmidt

Technological innovation is indeed important to economic
growth and the enhancement of human possibilities.
- Leon Kass

Because of the love affair between the American public and the stock market,
it is possible for entrepreneurs, technological visionaries
and inventors of every sort to get financing.
- Ron Chernow

Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out
in a technological society.
- Arthur C. Clarke

If there is technological advance without social advance,
there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery.
- Michael Harrington

You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual,
because in spite of great scientific and technological advances,
man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.
- Walker Percy

The scientific and technological discoveries that have
made war so infinitely more terrible for us are part
of the same process that has knit us all so much more closely together.
- Lester B. Pearson

Technological advances could allow us to see more clearly into our own lives.
- Kevin Kelly

I believe Mexico should dedicate 100% of its oil revenues
to developing human capital and technological development.
None of us politicians should be able to touch that money.
- Vicente Fox

Productivity and the growth of productivity must be
the first economic consideration at all times,
not the last.
That is the source of technological innovation,
jobs, and wealth.
- William E. Simon

We are the children of a technological age.
We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work.
Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books.
Reading them, however, has not changed.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

The pace of technological change in recent years has
been both impressive and positive for consumers.
- Mike Ferguson

Technological discoveries are the spermatozoa of social change.
- C. L. R. James

We will try to create conditions where persons could
come together in a spirit of teamwork,
and exercise to their heart's desire their technological capacity.
- Akio Morita

We cannot escape that Hollywood is in the middle of
a wave of technological change.
The current angst over all the implications of new
entertainment technology is nothing new.
- Michael Eisner

Otherwise, we will not be able to defeat the U.S.
imperialists who boast of their technological superiority.
- Kim Il-sung

As we consider the fast pace of scientific and technological
progress in our modern world,
we must not lose our moral compass and give way to 'free market eugenics'.
- Sam Brownback

But if the technological Singularity can happen,
it will.
- Vernor Vinge

All of the biggest technological inventions created by man -
the airplane,
the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence,
but speaks volumes about his laziness.
- Mark Kennedy

For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery.
For technological man it is time that occupies the same role.
- Marshall McLuhan

I am a technological activist.
I have a political agenda.
I am in favor of basic human rights:
to free speech,
to use any information and technology,
to purchase and use recreational drugs,
to enjoy and purchase so-called 'vices',
to be free of intruders, and to privacy.
- Bram Cohen

Our technological infrastructure alienates us from each other.
No need to form a workplace community,
everybody there will be out in a year or two,
and so will you, looking for a better place.
- Mary Douglas

The most important thing in our war preparations is
to teach all our people to hate U.S.
imperialism.
Otherwise, we will not be able to defeat the U.S.
imperialists who boast of their technological superiority.
- Kim Il Sung

Basic philosophy, spirit and drive of an organization
have far more to do with its relative achievements
than do technological or economic resources,
organizational structure, innovation and timing.
- Marvin Bower

And for all my rampant technological optimism,
sometimes I think I'd be more comfortable if I were
regarding these transcendental events from one thousand years remove...
instead of twenty.
- Vernor Vinge

In classical oil painting, there seemed to be a radical
turn to seeing things as the camera sees them,
with that technological modification.
I began to have a tremendous problem with all of this.
- Henry Flynt

I think if we're going to live in this -
in this world -
in this technological world where information can be disseminated so quickly,
we have to be serious and take firm,
strong action against those who are putting American lives at risk.
Because this will put people's lives at risk.
- Peter King

I myself believe that there will one day be time travel
because when we find that something isn't forbidden
by the over-arching laws of physics we usually eventually
find a technological way of doing it.
- David Deutsch

The demographic weight of countries such as China and
India exercise a massive pressure on our wages and salaries.
They have accomplished massive technological advances
and the revolution in information technology has reduced the costs of transport.
- Laurent Fabius

Our life is half natural and half technological.
Half-and-half is good.
You cannot deny that high-tech is progress.
We need it for jobs.
Yet if you make only high-tech, you make war.
So we must have a strong human element to keep modesty and natural life.
- Nam June Paik

As in any technological revolution, there will be winners and losers.
On balance, everyone will come out ahead,
although there will be particular companies that will
not be able to cope with a new environment.
- Ralph Merkle

People are naming it the Third Wave,
the Information Age,
etc.
but I would say those are basically technological descriptions,
and this next shift is not about technology -
although obviously it will be influenced and in some
cases expressed by technologies.
- Paul Hawken

I hope that we can continue this cooperation on other
critical issues related to America's future technological competitiveness.
We must work together to encourage the creative talents
that have made our country the world leader in technology.
- Dan Lipinski

There's no question that California,
in the last three or four years,
has been privileged to add disproportionately to the
economic growth of America,
and to contribute to its technological productivity.
- Gray Davis


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