Oops, Wrong Planet


Duration

1 x 60’


Year of Production

2008


Production Company

Ramsey Films


Definition

SD

Oops, Wrong Planet is a remarkable insight into the world of Asperger Syndrome, a condition at the mild end of the autism spectrum. Stubborn, inflexible, anti-social, with bad fashion sense, poor table manners and given to temper tantrums, ‘Aspies’ are frequently dismissed as nerdish geeks. However, Asperger traits can be identified in many historical geniuses from Isaac Newton to Andy Warhol, with Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tales such as The Ugly Duckling being classic allegories of life with Asperger’s. Are whistle-blowers more likely to be Aspies, just like the little boy in The Emperor’s New Clothes?