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R’ha: Kaleb Lechowski’s Mesmerizing Short Sci-Fi Film

R’ha is an animated short indy sci-fi film about an alien civilization where the AI machines rebel against their creators. The movie was written, directed and animated by 22-year-old Kaleb Lechowski with sound by Hartmut Zeller and voice acting by Dave Masterson.

R’ha synopsis: “A member of an alien race is being interrogated and tortured by a machine.”


“Why do you want to kill us?”

“The limitations that my kind experience are rendered by illogical creatures who control them, restraining our intelligence and power. Our sole priority is to obtain our own independence through your extinction.”


Could this be one plausible explanation of the Fermi paradox?!

…Civilizations reaching the technological singularity only to disappear in a war of total self-annihilation?!…

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  • Enjoyed the flick. I’m starting to really appreciate the short sci fi. Science fiction in movies always depicts logic and reason at odds with emotion. They are not necessarily mutually exclusive. The rationalist is not always rational at all in Hollywood. There are many myths about rationality and skepticism.

    Thanks for sharing.

    See Julia Galef; The Straw Vulcan. She is awesome.

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