A profile of writer Arthur C. Clarke features talks with director Peter Hyams and with other writers, including Larry Niven, Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison and Frederick Pohl. Clarke is also interviewed and is seen at his home in Sri Lanka. Also: footage from "2001: A Space Odyssey."
A look at "anime," the highly stylized form of Japanese animation, features interviews with leading animators including Mamoru Oshii, Katsuhiro Otomo, Hiroyuki Okiura, Hayao Myzazaki and the late Osamu Tezuka.
A history of Industrial Light and Magic, the award-winning cinema special-effects company responsible for such hits as "Star Wars" and "Jurassic Park." Included: clips from "Deep Impact" and "Small Soldiers"; and an interview with ILM founder George Lucas.