The Impostor Files: The Making of 'Impostor'

Synopsis: A standard behind-the-scenes piece that offers cast and crew interviews that cover expanding the film to a feature-length picture rather than part of a Dick trilogy, the film's art direction, building a future world, filmmaking techniques, visual style, and set construction.
Genre: Short
Year:
2002
12 min
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There wasn't always

a war with the Centauri

but in my lifetime,

it's all I've ever known.

By the year 2050, six years

after the first attack

we'd lost so many things.

We'd lost the sky

to electromagnetic domes

to shield the Earth

from frequent air raids

increasing in intensity.

We'd lost the uncovered cities

that the government forgot.

We'd lost democracy

to global leadership.

We didn't expect peace anymore

with the Centauri

because we came to see that

peace wasn't their goal.

Their goal was Earth.

The ultimate land war,

with no boundaries.

When I was a boy,

I built toy rockets.

I wanted to explore space

and discover new worlds.

I've never seen a Centauri,

but I knew what my father

told me.

I knew they were an alien race,

They were genetically superior

and they came after us

with no mercy.

I also knew they were

the last thing my father saw.

I stopped building rockets.

There was no need for them.

I built weapons instead.

And I know my salvation.

Her name is Maya.

A little hotter.

That's good. Music on.

No, no. Something else.

Hooker, John Lee.

That's good.

Go, Johnny Lee!

TV on.

Watch the news for me, will you?

News three.

Hoping to catch a glimpse

of their beloved leader

hundreds of people have thronged

the Ballard Space Port

as citywide preparations

are made for the Chancellor's

arrival...

Spence, it's on!

Music off.

Water off.

...last week's brutal

Centauri attack

on the Tolstoy Colony

of Asteroid X-83.

What'd I miss?

Alighting from a recent briefing

with high-ranking officials

at Sector Eight

the Chancellor visits our region

for a secret meeting

with government scientists.

Some secret.

Tolstoy colony was a bastion

of peace and free expression

in this grievous time of war.

Why do they leak these things?

They want us to think that

she's Joan of Arc

and not some warmonger.

Tonight, we'll both be shaking

hands with that warmonger.

With one deadly strike...

Centauri stormtroopers

annihilated

this idyllic community.

Well, I hope she likes

talking politics.

This war crime will be avenged.

Firefighter robots

have finally extinguished

the blaze

which has devastated

Sutton Wood.

Over 600 acres of forest

were razed

and authorities have

closed off the area

to all hikers and picnickers.

The cause of the fire is unknown

but careless campers are

most likely to blame.

Morning, Mr. Siegel.

Morning, Spence.

I don't think they'll

get through the dome today.

They can, and they will, sir.

They can and they will.

Come to me, baby.

Come to me.

A mob of raucous

anti-war protesters

clashed with military troops,

leading to 50 arrests.

The poorly-organized faction

expressed opposition

to the Chancellor's

strategic response initiatives

and the faction's disruption

of a transit facility was

declared

a Mercury-class

public safety threat.

The protest was dissembled

thanks to a swift response

by military leaders.

No fatalities were reported,

nor were there any...

Veterans Plaza.

This station is Veterans Plaza.

Stand clear of the platform.

I'll see you tonight.

All right.

Morning.

Good morning, Nelson.

How you doing?

I am high-quality.

So tonight's the big night, huh?

Huge. Nervous?

- No.

- Liar.

Decided what you're

going to wear tonight?

Uh, no.

Don't overthink it.

Relax. I'll give you a tip.

She likes to be called Chancie

and when you get

right up next to her

cup her right buttock

in your hand

and jiggle it really fast.

She loves that.

Tight security this morning.

I guess Chancie's

a little paranoid.

So, how's my favorite girl?

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