Two Stops Down

A journal on photography by Thomas Riggs

They're Made Out Of Meat

Terry Bisson’s original text for They’re Made Out of Meat is a fun read in itself, but Stephen O’Regan’s 2005 short film adaptation is absolutely masterful.

“So who made the machines? That’s who we want to contact.”

“They made the machines. That’s what I’m trying to tell you. Meat made the machines.”

“That’s ridiculous. How can meat make a machine? You’re asking me to believe in sentient meat.”

“I’m not asking you, I’m telling you. These creatures are the only sentient race in that sector and they’re made out of meat.”

This article was published on 10 February 2011.