Conducted in 2001, just before the release of A.I. Artificial Intelligence, this Entertainment Weekly interview sees Spielberg shedding some light on the popularity of the science fiction genre.
“The public has an appetite for anything about imagination — anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible. This is why, to a degree, sci-fi literature has always been successful. Cinema was simply the fortunate beneficiary of all the gifted sci-fi literature spanning a century and a half.”