"Australia makes so few science fiction films. Its history of cinema is rich and varied but we’ve made so few science fiction films, and yet we would seem to be a nation well-groomed to make science fiction film. We have good science, you know world-leading science in this country, we are naturally a frontier which is so much a part of the science fiction canon, so it’s a bit of a mystery why we don’t. And yet science fiction films continuously perform very well at the Australian box office, international science fiction films are enormously popular amongst Australian audiences. So there’s this strange gap between the popularity of the genre as a film genre, and young film makers who are interested in it and yet not actually making a lot of sci-fi at the other end."
] Mike Jones on Future-Tense