I don't really see much confusion in this... those beings are clearly evolved robots; they explain it so themselves... and even Spielberg calls them that in that video above.
Regarding clone or projection... I believe clone is what it means... a projection would be a full simulation that could persist for as long as you want. However, a biologic creature, that's more fragile to build, especially for beings who no matter how advanced they are, aren't familiar with biology, being machines themselves (carbon based vs silicon based, as Spielberg says). And also, it is my impression that they didn't just want to make an exact replica of her body, but to somehow bring back her soul, which would be the main source of that one day limitation, as that energy that comprises her soul has already become something else, 2k years in the future, and can only be borrowed.
I stopped reading after "pan the camera up". Come on, guys... a whole article explaining the most obvious part of any FPV drone.
yeap, links to the page from your admin panel... I removed the first strings, left only from adorama.com on, and it worked.
screw-in link seems to be broken
I wouldn't wanna be next to Tom Cruise right now...
"Your shows no longer have to fit a format scheduled at night."
That's what I've always thought as the main reason. Without those constraints, I've always thought they edit the episode without ever thinking about it's length. It's just as long as it needs to be.