On Sunday, April 1 at 11 PM (ET), SCI FIâ€™s signature series Exposure presents â€œBest of Season One,â€ a countdown of the top five highest-rated short films from season one as voted by Exposure viewers. Actress Terry Farrell (â€œDeep Space Nine,â€â€Beckerâ€) hosts the show as a provocative intergalactic mix of Barbarella and Felicity Shagwell as she introduces the most visionary shorts on the sci-fi scene. Farrell is also the sultry voice of â€œSix of Nine,â€ one of the sexiest animated space characters ever in Tripping The Riftâ„¢, a Star Wars spoof included in the countdown.
â€œBest of Season Oneâ€ will also offer viewers a taste of Season Two by unveiling the network premiere of the yearâ€™s most talked about short, 405, a desktop digital film which depicts what could happen when LAâ€™s most crowded freeway becomes an emergency runway. The following week on April 8 at 11 PM (ET), Season Two begins with â€œVisions of the Futureâ€, featuring all-new episodes of master short-film works from new and discovered talent.
The â€œBest of Season Oneâ€ countdown will include:
[ #5 – â€œGeorge Lucas in Love,â€ ]1999, USA, Live Action
Director Joe Nussbaumâ€™s clever and unique short film, arguably the most watched short on the web, parodies George Lucasâ€™ early days at USC. It is Shakespeare in Love meets Star Wars in a hysterical romp filled with wall-to-wall comedic Star Wars gags.
[#4 – â€œAll is Full of Love,â€ ] 1999, UK, Computer Animation/Live Action
Bjork, already established as one of the decadeâ€™s top innovators in music video, hired director Chris Cunningham for an elegant, moving description of two Bjork robots enraptured. As they are pieced and wired into existence, they sing to each other and fall in love. The video reaches its harmonious climax as the robots embrace while still being assembled by the machinery beside them.
[#3 – â€œTripping The Rift,â€] 1998, USA, Computer Animation
Co-creators and producers Chuck Austen and Chris Moeller present an edgy Star Wars spoof — a computer animated short in which an evil Darth Vader-like clown invades a star ship with hilarious and bawdy results. Actors Terry Farrell (space vixen â€œSix of Nineâ€) and Stephen Root lend their voices to the film.
[#2 – â€œAntebios,â€] 1998, France, Computer Animation
French director Francois Baranger presents an amazing computer animated short film in which a UFO crash lands on a distant planet. Its sole alien survivor confronts two human astronauts on a cosmic outpost. The alienâ€™s mission is not quite what the humans expected once they discover an even greater threat has been set loose.
[ #1 â€“ â€œMore,â€] 1998, USA, Stop Motion Animation
Director Mark Osborneâ€™s Academy Award-nominee for Best Animated Short, More tells the story of a lowly factory worker who dreams of being a world-famous inventor. He toils endlessly on an enormous assembly line until, one day, he invents a fabulous new product and achieves ultimate success. Only his success threatens the very child-like passion that got him there.
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