I remember reading about his course on Rome and Film; he said a lot of students signed up thinking it would be fluff course taught by an actor; then when the saw the syllabus and saw that it was serious course, and about 1/3 to 2/3rd dropped it.
I remember him from both Robocop and from the Engineering and Empire Series, the latter I enjoyed.
My Humanities instructor had several copies of various episodes of Engineering an Empire
for us to borrow for papers we had to write. They were very well done and the 3D animation was well detailed and executed. Peter Weller narrated/hosted every episode, and his expertise was displayed during the Rome