Environment

Randy Olson's New Global Warming Film is Going to Sizzle

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyJun 10, 2008 12:00 AM

Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news
 

Well, I'm anxiously awaiting the July 19 premiere of scientist-filmmaker Randy Olson's newest feature, entitled Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy. The website is now up, and the trailer looks hilarious, as do the other various clips available (hint, click on the planets--when you get to the website you'll see what I mean). Here's a description of the film:

The movie is a unique and original mixture of three genres: mockumentary, documentary, and reality. It is the story of a scientist-turned-filmmaker (Olson) forced to team up with two fabulous but flaky Hollywood producers (comic actors Brian Clark and Mitch Silpa), who give him a crew that includes a global warming skeptic (comic actor Alex Thomas). Olson valiantly leads his ragtag crew through a series of interviews with top climate scientists as well as a half dozen major global warming skeptics. In each interview, his cameraman interrupts the discussion to argue with the experts about his beliefs that global warming is little more than a scam.

And get this--good old Bill Gray, global warming skeptic extraordinaire and the "main character" of Storm World, is one of those top skeptics interviewed. I'm sure he steals the show. And note: This is comedy, so please, no getting uppity about the fact that Olson interviews global warming skeptics....the fact is, these dudes can be pretty entertaining.

1 free article left
Want More? Get unlimited access for as low as $1.99/month
Already a subscriber? Log In or Register
1 free articleSubscribe
Want unlimited access?

Subscribe today and save 70%

Subscribe

Already a subscriber? Log In or Register
More From Discover
Recommendations From Our Store
Shop Now
Stay Curious
Join
Our List

Sign up for our weekly science updates.

 
Subscribe
To The Magazine

Save up to 70% off the cover price when you subscribe to Discover magazine.

Copyright © 2021 Kalmbach Media Co.